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Looking for a good laptop for animating, video/photo-editing, somewhat light gaming, fast, portable, and nice design.

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May 17, 2014 9:23:25 PM

I have slimmed down my results here they are, which should I choose. Asus ROG Gaming Laptop 17"

15-inch: 2.3GHz.
Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ Processor
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Chipset
Intel® HM87 Express Chipset
Memory
DDR3L MHz SDRAM, up to 32 G
Display
17.3" Auto FHD EWV LED Backlight Non-Glare LCD Panel
Graphic
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX880M 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Storage
1.5TB 5400
1TB 7200
750GB 5400 With 8 G SSD
512GB SSD
256GB SSD
Dual HDD Support
RAID0 Support (Optional)
Optical Drive
Super-Multi DVD
Blue-ray reader
Card Reader
2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC)
Camera
HD Web Camera
Networking
Integrated 802.11ac or 802.11 a/b/g/n (WiDi)
10/100/1000 Base T
BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card)
Interface
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
4 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x Thunderbolt port
1X AC adapter plug

Audio
Built-in Speakers And Array Microphone
Built-in subwoofer
MaxxAudio support
Battery
8Cells 5900 mAh 89 Whrs
Power Adapter
Output :
19.5 V DC, 11.8 A, 230 W
Input :
100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
3/ 2 pin compact power supply system
Dimensions
16.1 x 12.5 x 0.7 ~2.3 inch (WxDxH) (w/ 8cell battery)
Weight
9.9 lbs (with 8 cell battery)

MacBook Pro 15"

with Retina display
Specifications
2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
16GB 1600MHz memory
512GB PCIe-based flash storage 1
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
with 2GB GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (8 hours)2
$2,699

I am looking for people with experience with either laptop.
Thanks you!
May 17, 2014 9:24:57 PM

Oh and I have read reviews on the Asus ROG that laptop is infested with bloatware and technical support is useless. Also I'm an Apple fan especially their OS. I've talked to technical support for some older macs and know everything asked about. I ONLY NEED WHAT IS NECESSARY, will be using AutoDesk Maya 2015, Photoshop CS6, and Blender. Will be playing games like Dishonored, Minecraft, and Garry's Mod. Thanks for any help and support!
I am aware the macbook is overpriced but I also care about the OS design and simplicity, bit of a noob in product design....
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May 18, 2014 1:56:28 AM

TekSkraps said:
Oh and I have read reviews on the Asus ROG that laptop is infested with bloatware and technical support is useless. Also I'm an Apple fan especially their OS. I've talked to technical support for some older macs and know everything asked about. I ONLY NEED WHAT IS NECESSARY, will be using AutoDesk Maya 2015, Photoshop CS6, and Blender. Will be playing games like Dishonored, Minecraft, and Garry's Mod. Thanks for any help and support!
I am aware the macbook is overpriced but I also care about the OS design and simplicity, bit of a noob in product design....


the ASUS ROG laptop is the opposite of portable - don't get me wrong its a beast of a laptop, but weighs around 4kg. That's a lot to carry around constantly alongside folders etc.
however the Macbook is going to suffer hugely from the low graphics power - the gt 750M is just flat terrible.

If I were you I'd take a look at the new razer blade 14 (2014) - its less than an inch thick and nearly as powerful as the ASUS ROG laptop you linked with a display larger than 1080p. It fulfills all your needs.
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May 29, 2014 4:14:50 PM

TekSkraps said:
I have slimmed down my results here they are, which should I choose. Asus ROG Gaming Laptop 17"

15-inch: 2.3GHz.
Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ Processor
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Chipset
Intel® HM87 Express Chipset
Memory
DDR3L MHz SDRAM, up to 32 G
Display
17.3" Auto FHD EWV LED Backlight Non-Glare LCD Panel
Graphic
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX880M 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Storage
1.5TB 5400
1TB 7200
750GB 5400 With 8 G SSD
512GB SSD
256GB SSD
Dual HDD Support
RAID0 Support (Optional)
Optical Drive
Super-Multi DVD
Blue-ray reader
Card Reader
2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC)
Camera
HD Web Camera
Networking
Integrated 802.11ac or 802.11 a/b/g/n (WiDi)
10/100/1000 Base T
BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card)
Interface
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
4 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x Thunderbolt port
1X AC adapter plug

Audio
Built-in Speakers And Array Microphone
Built-in subwoofer
MaxxAudio support
Battery
8Cells 5900 mAh 89 Whrs
Power Adapter
Output :
19.5 V DC, 11.8 A, 230 W
Input :
100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
3/ 2 pin compact power supply system
Dimensions
16.1 x 12.5 x 0.7 ~2.3 inch (WxDxH) (w/ 8cell battery)
Weight
9.9 lbs (with 8 cell battery)

MacBook Pro 15"

with Retina display
Specifications
2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
16GB 1600MHz memory
512GB PCIe-based flash storage 1
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
with 2GB GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (8 hours)2
$2,699

I am looking for people with experience with either laptop.
Thanks you!


ROG is not portable at all.....forget it....Macbook is inst good because it gets really hot, its hard to find accessories, and the charger gets damaged quickly and is also very expensive, it also has terrible performance for its price.,.....it will be better if you go with something like the new razer blade 14 which has gtx 870m gpu, i7, m.2 sata ssd, and a UHD display!!! or build a mITX pc and get a cheap laptop
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