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Hey i was currently thinking about purchasing the new dell xps 17 with the following specs

Intel® Core™ i7-840QM (1.86GHz, 8 threads, turbo boost up to 3.2GHz, 8M cache)
12GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
256GB Solid State Drive
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 445M 3GB graphics or the GT 435M 2GB

I would mainly use the computer for school work, video editing and games. So i was wondering if this laptop would be suited to run games at fairly high settings. Second is there a significant difference between the 445 and 435 that the 445 is worth getting, and if there is anything i should change or if you could recommend another good laptop.

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  1. The difference between 445M and 435M is noticeable,so go with 445M.
    Overall XPS 17 is a good choice and can handle games fine.If you need other suggestions, then let us know your budget.
    Oh and BTW,12GB RAM is completely overkill, 4GB suffices for today's games/apps but if you have lots of image/video editing projects opened at the same time,then go with 8GB.
  2. Ok thanks, my price range is about $2000 give and take a bit. I did some more research and found the asus G53JW-A1 with the following specs

    Processor: i7-740QM (1.73GHz Quad-Core)
    Memory: 6GB DDR3
    Hard Drive: 750G 7200RPM
    Video Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460M 1.5G GDDR5 VRAM

    It come with a 750g hard drive and i was thinking about upgrading it to an vertex 2 180g SSD card. So what do you think about these specs and the Asus G53JW-A1 as a laptop.
  3. Definitely go with G53JW,it has a much better screen than XPS 17 along with a more powerful VGA.
  4. I found the FORCE 1656-ID5 (Built on the MSI-1656-ID5) which i though looked a bit better than the g53jw a1 and was considering these specs


    - 15.4" WSXGA+ "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1680x1050)
    - Intel® Core™ i7-840QM, 1.86-3.2GHz
    - ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD5850 1024MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11
    - - 8,192MB (2 SODIMMS) DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory
    - - 6X Blu-Ray Reader + 8X DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive
    - - 180GB OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 285MB/s - Write 275MB/s SSD Serial-ATA II)
    - Internal Bluetooth + EDR
    - -Intel® Ultimate-N 6300 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module
    - Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included

    Now the only thing is that is doesn't have a 1080p display do you know any laptop that have these specs, look good and have a 1080p display,
  5. Sager NP8690 has a Full HD display
  6. Hey do you think it is worth getting the intel i7 840qm vs the intel i7 740qm and is there really that big of a different for its price
  7. Hey so here are the final specs of the laptop i would get tell me what you think

    ASUS G73JW - A1
    - 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Glossy Screen (1920x1080)
    - - Intel® Core™ i7-740QM, 1.73-2.93GHz, (45nm, 6MB L3 cache) - Standard
    - nVidia GeForce GTX 460M 1,536MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11
    - 8,192MB (8GB) DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (4x2GB) - Standard
    - - 4X Blu-Ray Reader / 8X DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive - Standard
    - - 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 285MB/s - Write 275MB/s SSD Serial-ATA II)
    - - 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Buffer (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s) - Default
    - -Intel® Advanced-N 6200 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module
    - Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
    - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Pre-Installed + Drivers & Utilities Disk
  8. Looks fantastic :) hope you enjoy it.
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