hello all. i'm having an extremely difficult time deciding which laptop to get. i've never owned a laptop before, but the one i get will be replacing my desktop for the next year or so. i'm looking to do some moderate gaming on it, such as things like Borderlands or Left 4 Dead 2, maybe Mass Effect 2 when it comes out. below are the two setups. price isn't really a factor, but i would like to get the better deal
Asus G60Vx-RBBX09 $1199
Processor: Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53GHz
Display: 16" 1366x768 LED back-lit LCD
HDD: 320x2 7200 rpm
Graphics: 1G Nvidia GeForce GTX260M
Dell Studio 17 $1439
Processor: Core 2 Duo T9600 2.8GHz
Display: 17.3" 1920x1080 LED (can be downgraded to 1440x900, subtracting $150 from above total)
HDD: 320 7200 rpm
Graphics: 1G ATI Mobility Radeon HD4650 (can be overclocked to match HD4670)
everything else is about the same with the configuration i have on the dell. thank you!
Another way to look at it is that you can buy a pretty decent high res monitor with the $200 you save by not going with the Dell .
haha see that's what i mean by not knowing much about laptops
didn't know they would go up past their resolution if it was hooked up to another monitor! so you just taught me something new, thank you. and i already have a really high res monitor so i guess that's pretty much settled. i'd rather carry around a slightly smaller notebook with a better gfx card and just hook up to a monitor when i'm at the house.
i was wrong about the Asus being 16:10. it is actually 16:9. just got back from checking out both models (different specs) in the store and the Asus is a beauty. i almost creamed my pants haha. the Dell is a little too big. i loved the palm rest and touchpad on the Asus. i think i'd be much more comfortable using it over the Dell. and if it won't scale up to my monitor perfectly, oh well. ordering on Friday