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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
November 28, 2008 1:50:33 AM

1_What is your budget? $1400

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15" or lower

3_What screen resolution do you want? Not sure, doesn't matter?

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable

5_How much battery life do you need? As much as possible :p 

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? Yes: World of Warcraft, Source/Steam games, Diablo III. All on High with excellent frame rates (may not be possible for D3, that's fine)

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.) Surfing web, music, movies, etc

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? Doesn't matter. 250gb?

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? 2 years minimum

11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them. Must be portable, while also being able to play games well.

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. Asus. Excellent warranty and 1 year accidental warranty.

13_What country do you live in? USA

I was originally going to get the G50-X2 from Newegg until I talked to some people that owned the laptop and said it wouldn't be ideal to carry around during college (although, some said it'd be okay, so mixed opinions overall). I looked at smaller Asus laptops and came down to the other two I listed.

Out of the three, which would be the best for me?

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a b D Laptop
November 28, 2008 2:13:03 AM

I would go with the first one, hands down. It won't survive long without a plug, though, so be prepared for that.
November 28, 2008 1:55:01 PM

First or Second one! if you check you can compare the gpu's against each other.

that 9650m Gt is strong, but i don't know what it does compared to the 9800m GS. i can't pick that option to compare to the 9650m GT.

you will be fine with these notebooks! it's your choice. those 2 would suffice for all of your games, don't know about that 9800m Gs, but i think it's not so much diffrence.

the last one has good CPU and stuff, but that ATI is strong enough for the older games, but diablo will not be his best friend
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November 28, 2008 6:07:47 PM

How smooth will the Asus N80 (with the 9650M GT) run World of Warcraft? Can I expect 40+ FPS with Medium or High settings?
a b D Laptop
November 28, 2008 9:56:05 PM

Yes, you can.