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Laptop for gaming, split decision.

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a b D Laptop
June 26, 2011 1:21:35 AM

Currently I am looking to buy a laptop for gaming, and watching movies while I lie down ect.

I have narrowed the selection down to two laptops,
The MSI FX620DX ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152264 )

And a REFURBISHED ASUS G Series G51VX-RX05 ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220794 )


The ASUS has a much better graphics chip then the MSI, but its a Core2Duo 2ghz, vs a nice new sandy bridge dual core 2.3ghz.

Battery life is irrelevant for if I ever travel for I rarely do, I can just bring a spare laptop battery.

The only thing that worries me is the fact that the ASUS is a REFURBISHED unit, and only comes with a NINETY day warranty. Whilst the MSI comes with a 4x longer warranty at one year, take in mind I take VERY good care of laptops, and I believe if any problems were to arise from the refurbished ASUS, it would begin well within 90 days.

Lastly, the price. The ASUS is an entire $190 less then the MSI laptop!

I am much leaning towards the ASUS one, but it would be fantastic if the community could provide any suggestions or even alternative laptops.
a b D Laptop
June 26, 2011 9:00:37 PM

I only have but a few days left to make this decision, so if anyone has any suggestions i'd be great to say them now.
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a b D Laptop
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June 26, 2011 10:02:50 PM

For gaming the Asus definitely looks better the warranty period worries me though since I have used warranty (actually extended) on all my laptop purchases except one. That includes 2 x HP, 1 x Dell and 2 x Asus netbooks (Asus with in regular 1 year warranty)
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