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October 21, 2010 7:19:11 PM

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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October 22, 2010 2:48:57 AM

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.
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October 22, 2010 6:43:15 AM

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.
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October 22, 2010 2:23:57 PM

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?
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October 22, 2010 6:49:00 PM

About 1hr and 30 minutes.
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November 2, 2010 9:51:07 AM

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?
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