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The Decision - Gateway vs Asus

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November 30, 2009 6:26:30 PM

I have been researching laptops for a couple weeks and have come across quite a few that interest me, 3 from Asus and 3 from Gateway. Now I am trying to figure out which company to buy from and what notebook to get.

I have discovered a similar trend though among the laptops I have found, and that is Gateway is to 9800M GTS, as Asus is to GTX 260M. As well as Gateway RAM - DDR3, and Asus RAM - DDR2.

From my readings DDR3 > DDR2, and GTX 260M > 9800M GTS. So I can either have better RAM, or a better Video Card. I choose Video Card, honestly.

The Video Memory of both the GTX 260M and the 9800M GTS is GDDR3.



My findings are below:




Gateway FX P-7805u
Gateway FX P-7809u
Gateway P-7811 FX

vs

Asus G51Vx-rx05
Asus G60Vx-RBBX09
Asus G71Gx-RX05 (Refurb.)



Reasons I have chosen them:

Gateway FX P-7805u: Cheaper than the others by around $100, and still has a P8400 and 9800M GTS.
Gateway FX P-7809u: Has an upgraded processor, the P8700. It also has the largest HDD of the 3 Gateways, of 500 GB.
Gateway P-7811 FX: Largest screen resolution, at 17" - 1920 x 1200, while still having the standard P8400 and 9800M GTS. Has the smallest HDD, at 200 GB, but it is 7200 RPM.

Asus G51Vx-RX05: Cheapest of the 3 Asus, by about $150, but has the worst processor, a P7350, as well as the smallest screen at 15.6".
Asus G60Vx-RBBX09: Has the P8700, the GTX 260M, a medium sized 16" 1368 x 768 screen, and has the largest HDD at 640 GB.
Asus G71Gx-RX05 (Refurb.): Also has the P8700, but has a higher amount of RAM at 6 GB DDR2 (up from 4 GB DDR2 of the other models). Has a fairly large HDD of 500 GB, but the slowest speed of 5400 RPM, and the biggest screen of 17.1" with a resolution of 1440 x 900.


All of these laptops, with the exception of the FX P-7805u and the Asus G51Vx-RX05, are between $900 and $1000.

If I have failed to mention a very good laptop around that range, please let me know! :) 



Both Gateway and Asus have their advantages. On Gateways end, is the massive Gateway P-7811 FX, and for Asus the G71Gx-RX05 Refurb.

Gateway vs Asus:

P8400 vs P8700
4 GB DDR3 vs 6 GB DDR2
9800M GTS vs GTX 260M
200 GB 7200 RPM vs 500 GB 5400 RPM
1920x1200 vs 1440x900


What do you guys think?

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a b D Laptop
November 30, 2009 7:43:56 PM

Or you can bridge the gap and get the best of both worlds: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+FX+Edition+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Centrino%26%23174%3B+2+Processor+Technology/9605365.p?id=1218130485627&skuId=9605365

It's the newer update for the Gateway P7915u FX. Comes with the P8700, 4gb DDR3, GTX 260M. Only downside is that it still has the lower screen res. All for about $1100.
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