I should remind you that (1) notebooks do not carry good sound cards or speakers. Period. No notebook does, and no notebook will, due to the nature of the beast, and (2) no notebook that's good at gaming has a good battery life. Expecting 4 hours out of a midrange machine is almost ridiculous.
Yes, I realize that current laptops cannot have good sound cards but at least a decent sounding laptop is fine. I also realize there is a trade off with battery life and gaming but that's just something that must be accepted. The only difference I find between the ASUS G50 and the MSI GX was video card, processor & processor speed, and screen resolution (wsxga+ vs. wxga). So if there isn't anymore possible suggestions, which laptop is preferable?
As a side question: which display type is preferable as well? I know the difference between wxga and wsxga+ but I have no clue about the perks of each.