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Asus G51VX-Rx05 or something else?

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September 12, 2010 8:06:23 PM

Hey guys, I'm looking for a laptop for school but also want to be able to game with it. Tigerdirect.ca has the Asus G51VX-RX05 refurb for $679.97 and then another $280.98 for a 2 year warranty . That brings the total to $960. Just wondering if you guys know of any other laptops that are as good or better than this one for around the same price with a 2 year warranty. I heard to G51 has some over heating issues so I am very wary of this.

here is what I am looking for:

1_What is your budget? $1000

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? around 15" would like to avoid 17" as thats getting kinda big for school

3_What screen resolution do you want? 1920x1080 preferrably but doesnt matter that much

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable.

5_How much battery life do you need? a few hours atleast.

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

Something that will run mw2, civ5, sc2 etc.

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? Web browsing, movie watching.

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? not important. 320gb is good enough.

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them. doesnt matter. would like to be able to see it in person but if i get enough positive comments about something I will take your word for it!
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? At least 2-3 years

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? dvd-rom is ok. blu-ray is a plus (but not likely in my price range)

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. Asus only because they seem to have a good rep. and i like the styling of their laptops. Im new to the laptop scene so dont really know what brands are good.

13_What country do you live in? Canada


14_Please tell us any additional information if needed. Looking to buy in the next few weeks.

thanks so much to everyone who helps!

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September 12, 2010 9:19:56 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Although it doesn't have the new Core i CPUs,its the best laptop(VGA wise) in your price range, so go for it
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September 13, 2010 12:52:20 PM

thanks for the welcome and advice!

just wondering if you have heard anything about it over heating? ive seen some forum posts around the web about it, but it seems to be hit or miss.

i guess if im getting the 2 year warrenty it doesnt really matter. but im not sure because i am thinking i might like to overclock it a bit... what do you think?
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September 13, 2010 2:41:44 PM

I wouldn't recommend Overclocking because it won't give you a huge boost in performance, also it will lower your battery life too, as for overheating,check this reviews
http://computershopper.com/laptops/reviews/asus-g51vx-r...
http://hothardware.com/articles/Asus-G51VXRX05-Gaming-L...
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/asus-g51vx.aspx
http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-reviews-owners-lou...
It doesn't seem to have overheating problems.
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September 20, 2010 2:34:25 AM

awesome thanks for the help. provided i can get enough cash together before it sells out im gonna grab it. do you guys think the warrenty is worth it? i mean $300 just seems a little pricey, i could probably just replace the broken part for less, no?

Maziar said:
I wouldn't recommend Overclocking because it won't give you a huge boost in performance, also it will lower your battery life too, as for overheating,check this reviews
http://computershopper.com/laptops/reviews/asus-g51vx-r...
http://hothardware.com/articles/Asus-G51VXRX05-Gaming-L...
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/asus-g51vx.aspx
http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-reviews-owners-lou...
It doesn't seem to have overheating problems.

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September 20, 2010 8:46:10 AM

For $300 no,its kinda too much for a warranty IMO.
It depends on you though,everyone has different opinions
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September 22, 2010 11:56:00 PM

Best answer selected by speakez.
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September 22, 2010 11:56:32 PM

Thanks for the help!
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September 25, 2010 2:33:33 PM

The ASUS one has a better VGA but slower CPU,since most games are GPU limited,you'll get better performance from the ASUS one.
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