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ASUS N61JQ-A1 vs MSI GX640-098US

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March 10, 2010 5:11:24 PM

hi, i want a gaming laptop, but a have only $1000 to $1200

i found 2 pc the ASUS N61JQ-A1 ($1065.00) and the MSI GX640-098US ($1123.65).

What is the best combination? i7-720q - 5730 or i5-430m - 5850

What laptop do you buy? (one of both or another)


ASUS N61JQ-A1

Regularly Priced at: $1065.00

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N61JQ-A1 Overview
Display
16" WXGA HD LED (1366x768) Glossy
Video Card:
1024MB DDR3 ATI Radeon HD 5730
Processor:
Intel® Mobile Core i7 720QM (Customizable)
Memory:
4GB DDR3 1066MHz (Up to 8GB)
Hard Drive:
500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive (Upgradeable)
Battery Life:
2+ Hour
Weight:
6.49lbs

MSI GX640-098US

Priced from: $1123.65

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MSI GX640 Overview
Display
15.4" WSXGA+ (1680x1050) Glossy
Video Card:
1024MB DDR3 ATI Radeon HD 5850
Processor:
Intel® Mobile Core i5 430M (Customizable)
Memory:
4GB DDR3 1066MHz (Up to 8GB)
Hard Drive:
500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive (Customizable)
Battery Life:
2+ Hour
Weight:
5.94lbs
March 10, 2010 5:42:19 PM

if I had to pick I would get the MSI, the 5730 doesn't support GDDR5 and that is going to be important if it is a gaming laptop. The 5850 does so it should do better for games.
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