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April 9, 2010 11:42:06 AM

Looking for a good gaming laptop around $1500 for grandson. In addition to gaming will be used for college work. Thanks.

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April 9, 2010 3:33:26 PM

khstumpf said:
Looking for a good gaming laptop around $1500 for grandson. In addition to gaming will be used for college work. Thanks.



I bought an Asus G51J-A1 after one of my co-workers bought the model back in November. I love it and it plays all the latest games on the highest setting. I also work with some heavy applications for work and it works great with them. This only cost me less than half of what I paid for an Ailienware gaming laptop several years back ago. I got it for under 1400 which is in your price range. I would highly reccomend this for a gaming laptop.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PAQXCW/ref=oss_pro...

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April 9, 2010 4:47:31 PM

That would be a good choice as well but i prefer the Sager one because of having a better cooling system and a more powerful VGA
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April 9, 2010 4:54:19 PM

I had a bad experience with Pro-Star before which I think is the same as Sager so that probably influenced me. This is my first ASUS laptop and this thing is a gaming powerhouse for pretty cheap with a top rated respected company. I was looking up the specs on customer service before I bought this and ASUS was pretty good. Time will tell though since I hope to not have any issues:-)
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April 9, 2010 5:19:07 PM

I am looking at the Asus G73jh. Looks like a good system and it's going for $1599 locally. Anyone had any experience with it?
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April 9, 2010 5:23:00 PM

These are the specs on the ASUS G73;
Processor Brand
Intel®
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7
Processor Speed
1.6GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz )
Battery Type
8-cell lithium-ion
Display Type
High-definition widescreen LED-LCD (1600 x 900)
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)
17.3"
System Bus
1333MHz
Cache Memory
8MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM)
8GB
Type of Memory (RAM)
DDR3
Hard Drive Type
SATA (7200 rpm)
Computer Hard Drive Size
1TB
Optical Drive
Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds
Drive speeds not specified
Direct-Disc Labeling
No
Digital Media Reader or Slots
Yes, digital media card reader
Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Video Memory
1GB GDDR5
TV Tuner
No
MPEG
Yes
Built-in Webcam
Yes
Modem
None
Networking
Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Networking
Wireless-B+G+N
Bluetooth-Enabled
No
S-Video Outputs
None
Audio
3D Audio with EAX Advanced HD 4.0
Speakers
Internal
PCMCIA Slots
None
USB 2.0 Ports
4
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports
None
Parallel Ports
None
Game Ports
None
Laptop Weight
Standard (more than 5.5 lbs.)
Battery Life
Not available
Pointing Device
Touchpad
HDMI Output
Yes
Blu-ray Player
No
Operating System Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Included Software
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.1 and more
ENERGY STAR Qualified
No
BBY Software Installer
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
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April 9, 2010 6:09:57 PM

Personal experience, no. But Legit Reviews had some fun with it:

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Overall, our time with the ASUS G73Jh was up to our standards and ASUS has once again proved itself a force to be reckoned with in the mobile gaming market. ASUS continues to raise the bar with the little things that set their products apart, like a backlit keyboard and an affordable model with a flagship GPU! Add to that the new matte-black, stealth design and you have a combination deserving of the LR Innovation Award!Legit Bottom Line: The ASUS G73Jh Gaming Notebook is perfect for the gamer that likes to travel to the local LAN party, but doesn't want to mess with the hassle of transporting and setting up a desktop gaming rig. The inclusion of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPU in the G73Jh brings top of the line performance at an affordable price with a great design worthy of our Innovation Award!


http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1248/1/
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April 9, 2010 6:15:17 PM

And it seems like a good price compared to Amazon at 1999
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April 9, 2010 8:06:59 PM

khstumpf said:
I am looking at the Asus G73jh. Looks like a good system and it's going for $1599 locally. Anyone had any experience with it?

That's another solid laptop,you didn't mention the screen size you wanted so i didn't post this ASUS model.
You can find it cheaper from xoticpc
http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g73jha2-order-p-2761.html
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April 9, 2010 8:13:35 PM

kindlepower said:
I had a bad experience with Pro-Star before which I think is the same as Sager so that probably influenced me. This is my first ASUS laptop and this thing is a gaming powerhouse for pretty cheap with a top rated respected company. I was looking up the specs on customer service before I bought this and ASUS was pretty good. Time will tell though since I hope to not have any issues:-)

Every one experiences different results :) 
there are always satisfied and dissatisfied users with a specific brand
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April 10, 2010 4:55:38 AM

True...I was looking at Western Digital Velociraptors today and every other comment is different. Some folks had great results and some had the drives crash within months. Usually your own personal experience sticks with you though.
I went into a company and had great results from Dell and built our our whole data center with Dell servers.
The next guy came in and had a bad experience with customer service and has started switching out completely to HP.
I grew up totally pagan and the next thing you know I find out the Truth and committed my life to Christ. Whodathunkit:-)
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