Which laptop would you choose?

Hello everyone

I am trying to buy a laptop, but there are so many that i dont know which one to choose. i have finally narrow it down to 7 laptops after checking a bunch online. But out of this 7, i am not sure which one i should pick, help me out here plz. The ones i like so far are: The Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B, the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896, Alienware M15X, Asus G73JW-A1, Asus G73JH-B1, Asus G51JX-A1 and Asus G53JW. I want my laptop to play games and also to work, it is common for me to make process simulations and use microsoft word and powerpoint at the same time, i also expect for the battery to work more than 2 hours. Here is a little information about the specifications about each laptop together with a little comment about what i think:

- Processor:
Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B, the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896, Alienware M15X, Asus G73JW-A1, Asus G73JH-B1 and Asus G53JW: Intel Core i7- 740QM 1.73GHz Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz (More than enough)
Asus G51JX-A1: Intel Core i7- 720QM 1.6GHz with turbo boost up to 2.8GHz (really good)

- Video:
Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 425M GPU 1GB of dedicated video RAM, Screen Size : 16.4" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (Ideal size, but crappy video card)
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5, 18.4" widescreen 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio, Supports 1080p content (Too big for me, but the card owns)
Alienware M15X 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 5850, 15.6-inch WideFHD 1920x1080 (1080p) WLED (Really good)
Asus G73JW-A1 Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 17.3-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display (Perfect)
Asus G73JH-B1 ATI 5870 Graphics with 1G GDDR5 17.3-Inch Full HD LED Display (perfect)
Asus G51JX-A1 NVidia GTS 360M Graphics Engine with 1GB GDDR5 dedicated VRAM 15.6-Inch Full HD 1920x1080 LED LCD Display (is enough for me)
Asus G53JW Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 15.6-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display (Perfect)

-HDD and memory:
Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: 500GB HDD (7200rpm) (Is enough)/ 6GB ((4GBx1) + (2GBx1)) RAM (Perfect)
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: 500GB HDD (7200rpm) (Is enough)/4GB DDR3 1066MHz memory RAM (Is enough)
Alienware M15X:500GB HDD (7200rpm) (Is enough)/ 4GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 2GB DDR3) RAM (Is enough)
Asus G73JW-A1: 1TB (500G 7200RPM x2) HDD (Way too much)/ 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (Perfect)
Asus G73JH-B1: 1TB (500G 7200RPM x2 (Way too much)/ 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (Perfect)
Asus G51JX-A1: 500GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM) (Is enough)/6GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM(Perfect)
Asus G53JW: 750GB SATA II 3GB/s 7,200 RPM (Ideal)/ 6GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (Perfect)

Other:
All of them read blue ray disks, except for the Asus G51JX-A1 and the sony vaio can write them.

Battery:
Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: Up to 2.5 hours (Nice)
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: 12 cell Up to 3.77 hours (Perfect)
Alienware M15X: Primary - 9-cell (85Watt) Lithium-Ion Battery (Perfect)
Asus G73JW-A1: 8 cell (last the same as the vaio)
Asus G73JH-B1: 8 cell (i read it last less than JW)
Asus G51JX-A1: 6 cell (Dunno how long it last)
Asus G53JW: 8 cell (it should last more than the G73JW-A1 since it is a 15 inch screen)

Warranty:
Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: 1 year
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: Dunno
Alienware M15X: 1 Year Premium Service Plan
Asus G73JW-A1: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support
Asus G73JH-B1: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support
Asus G51JX-A1: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support
Asus G53JW: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support

Price:
Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: 1580 $
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: 1700 $
Alienware M15X: 2086 $
Asus G73JW-A1: 1730 $
Asus G73JH-B1: 1629 $
Asus G51JX-A1: 1690 $
Asus G53JW: 1700 $

My favorite two are the the ones from the G73 series from ASUS, but i am not sure if this brand is trustworthy about making laptops that could last more than 4 years as are toshiba, alienware and sony vaio, and since i am trying to buy a powerful laptop to last at least 3 years this is really important to me.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. icotua said:
    Hello everyone

    I am trying to buy a laptop, but there are so many that i dont know which one to choose. i have finally narrow it down to 7 laptops after checking a bunch online. But out of this 7, i am not sure which one i should pick, help me out here plz. The ones i like so far are: The Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B, the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896, Alienware M15X, Asus G73JW-A1, Asus G73JH-B1, Asus G51JX-A1 and Asus G53JW. I want my laptop to play games and also to work, it is common for me to make process simulations and use microsoft word and powerpoint at the same time, i also expect for the battery to work more than 2 hours. Here is a little information about the specifications about each laptop together with a little comment about what i think:

    - Processor:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B, the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896, Alienware M15X, Asus G73JW-A1, Asus G73JH-B1 and Asus G53JW: Intel Core i7- 740QM 1.73GHz Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz (More than enough)
    Asus G51JX-A1: Intel Core i7- 720QM 1.6GHz with turbo boost up to 2.8GHz (really good)

    - Video:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 425M GPU 1GB of dedicated video RAM, Screen Size : 16.4" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (Ideal size, but crappy video card)
    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5, 18.4" widescreen 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio, Supports 1080p content (Too big for me, but the card owns)
    Alienware M15X 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 5850, 15.6-inch WideFHD 1920x1080 (1080p) WLED (Really good)
    Asus G73JW-A1 Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 17.3-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display (Perfect)
    Asus G73JH-B1 ATI 5870 Graphics with 1G GDDR5 17.3-Inch Full HD LED Display (perfect)
    Asus G51JX-A1 NVidia GTS 360M Graphics Engine with 1GB GDDR5 dedicated VRAM 15.6-Inch Full HD 1920x1080 LED LCD Display (is enough for me)
    Asus G53JW Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 15.6-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display (Perfect)

    -HDD and memory:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: 500GB HDD (7200rpm) (Is enough)/ 6GB ((4GBx1) + (2GBx1)) RAM (Perfect)
    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: 500GB HDD (7200rpm) (Is enough)/4GB DDR3 1066MHz memory RAM (Is enough)
    Alienware M15X:500GB HDD (7200rpm) (Is enough)/ 4GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 2GB DDR3) RAM (Is enough)
    Asus G73JW-A1: 1TB (500G 7200RPM x2) HDD (Way too much)/ 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (Perfect)
    Asus G73JH-B1: 1TB (500G 7200RPM x2 (Way too much)/ 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (Perfect)
    Asus G51JX-A1: 500GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM) (Is enough)/6GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM(Perfect)
    Asus G53JW: 750GB SATA II 3GB/s 7,200 RPM (Ideal)/ 6GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (Perfect)

    Other:
    All of them read blue ray disks, except for the Asus G51JX-A1 and the sony vaio can write them.

    Battery:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: Up to 2.5 hours (Nice)
    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: 12 cell Up to 3.77 hours (Perfect)
    Alienware M15X: Primary - 9-cell (85Watt) Lithium-Ion Battery (Perfect)
    Asus G73JW-A1: 8 cell (last the same as the vaio)
    Asus G73JH-B1: 8 cell (i read it last less than JW)
    Asus G51JX-A1: 6 cell (Dunno how long it last)
    Asus G53JW: 8 cell (it should last more than the G73JW-A1 since it is a 15 inch screen)

    Warranty:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: 1 year
    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: Dunno
    Alienware M15X: 1 Year Premium Service Plan
    Asus G73JW-A1: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support
    Asus G73JH-B1: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support
    Asus G51JX-A1: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support
    Asus G53JW: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support

    Price:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: 1580 $
    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: 1700 $
    Alienware M15X: 2086 $
    Asus G73JW-A1: 1730 $
    Asus G73JH-B1: 1629 $
    Asus G51JX-A1: 1690 $
    Asus G53JW: 1700 $

    My favorite two are the the ones from the G73 series from ASUS, but i am not sure if this brand is trustworthy about making laptops that could last more than 4 years as are toshiba, alienware and sony vaio, and since i am trying to buy a powerful laptop to last at least 3 years this is really important to me.

    Thanks in advance.


    It's big, eye-catching, the entire surface is rubberised and two enormous vents behind the screen glow a hellfire red, presumably making a visual reference to afterburners or something. If you're happy to pay the premium, it's absolutely the best choice for games right now.
  2. icotua said:
    Hello everyone

    I am trying to buy a laptop, but there are so many that i dont know which one to choose. i have finally narrow it down to 7 laptops after checking a bunch online. But out of this 7, i am not sure which one i should pick, help me out here plz. The ones i like so far are: The Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B, the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896, Alienware M15X, Asus G73JW-A1, Asus G73JH-B1, Asus G51JX-A1 and Asus G53JW. I want my laptop to play games and also to work, it is common for me to make process simulations and use microsoft word and powerpoint at the same time, i also expect for the battery to work more than 2 hours. Here is a little information about the specifications about each laptop together with a little comment about what i think:

    - Processor:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B, the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896, Alienware M15X, Asus G73JW-A1, Asus G73JH-B1 and Asus G53JW: Intel Core i7- 740QM 1.73GHz Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz (More than enough)
    Asus G51JX-A1: Intel Core i7- 720QM 1.6GHz with turbo boost up to 2.8GHz (really good)

    - Video:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 425M GPU 1GB of dedicated video RAM, Screen Size : 16.4" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (Ideal size, but crappy video card)
    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5, 18.4" widescreen 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio, Supports 1080p content (Too big for me, but the card owns)
    Alienware M15X 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 5850, 15.6-inch WideFHD 1920x1080 (1080p) WLED (Really good)
    Asus G73JW-A1 Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 17.3-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display (Perfect)
    Asus G73JH-B1 ATI 5870 Graphics with 1G GDDR5 17.3-Inch Full HD LED Display (perfect)
    Asus G51JX-A1 NVidia GTS 360M Graphics Engine with 1GB GDDR5 dedicated VRAM 15.6-Inch Full HD 1920x1080 LED LCD Display (is enough for me)
    Asus G53JW Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 15.6-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display (Perfect)

    -HDD and memory:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: 500GB HDD (7200rpm) (Is enough)/ 6GB ((4GBx1) + (2GBx1)) RAM (Perfect)
    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: 500GB HDD (7200rpm) (Is enough)/4GB DDR3 1066MHz memory RAM (Is enough)
    Alienware M15X:500GB HDD (7200rpm) (Is enough)/ 4GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 2GB DDR3) RAM (Is enough)
    Asus G73JW-A1: 1TB (500G 7200RPM x2) HDD (Way too much)/ 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (Perfect)
    Asus G73JH-B1: 1TB (500G 7200RPM x2 (Way too much)/ 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (Perfect)
    Asus G51JX-A1: 500GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM) (Is enough)/6GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM(Perfect)
    Asus G53JW: 750GB SATA II 3GB/s 7,200 RPM (Ideal)/ 6GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (Perfect)

    Other:
    All of them read blue ray disks, except for the Asus G51JX-A1 and the sony vaio can write them.

    Battery:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: Up to 2.5 hours (Nice)
    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: 12 cell Up to 3.77 hours (Perfect)
    Alienware M15X: Primary - 9-cell (85Watt) Lithium-Ion Battery (Perfect)
    Asus G73JW-A1: 8 cell (last the same as the vaio)
    Asus G73JH-B1: 8 cell (i read it last less than JW)
    Asus G51JX-A1: 6 cell (Dunno how long it last)
    Asus G53JW: 8 cell (it should last more than the G73JW-A1 since it is a 15 inch screen)

    Warranty:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: 1 year
    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: Dunno
    Alienware M15X: 1 Year Premium Service Plan
    Asus G73JW-A1: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support
    Asus G73JH-B1: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support
    Asus G51JX-A1: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support
    Asus G53JW: Global Two Year Warranty+1 year ADP+ 24/7 ASUS Support

    Price:
    Sony Vaio VPCF13AFX/B: 1580 $
    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q896: 1700 $
    Alienware M15X: 2086 $
    Asus G73JW-A1: 1730 $
    Asus G73JH-B1: 1629 $
    Asus G51JX-A1: 1690 $
    Asus G53JW: 1700 $

    My favorite two are the the ones from the G73 series from ASUS, but i am not sure if this brand is trustworthy about making laptops that could last more than 4 years as are toshiba, alienware and sony vaio, and since i am trying to buy a powerful laptop to last at least 3 years this is really important to me.

    Thanks in advance.

    HD 5870M is the most powerful card between those choices,so G73 will give you the best gaming performance.
  3. Thanks for the answers, i am glad u guys think that is the best choice, the specifications looked really cool for me.

    Do u guys know how long last the battery for the G73JH?
  4. About 1hr and 30 minutes.
  5. can you play highend games (2010) directx11 based in its native resolution (1080p) with the highest settings are the games still playable or with considerable fps?
  6. No, you can play some games maxed out but not all games.
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5870.23073.0.html
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