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Is now a good time to buy?

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December 1, 2010 3:53:30 PM

or should I hold off until Sandy Bridge comes out?

My realistic dream right now is the Asus G73. Is this likely to come down in price with the new processors coming out in Jan?

also, what else should I look into besides the G73?

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December 1, 2010 9:47:16 PM

I would also like to know the answer to this question with this addition:

when will the Asus G73 be refreshed? january april march may?
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December 1, 2010 11:59:47 PM

If I were you I would wait, Sandy is supposed to bring better power effiency, better performance, and cooler chips. Which should replace the chips in the G73 leaving it at the same price, but with better performance. Theres also the chance of better gpu's also.

My guess would be that since its launching in Jan. we should see the chips implemented by feb. or march since asus is a pretty fast at adapting new parts.

I've been waitng a year for this lappy. My dream machine is the G73 with sandybridge + 580m + optimus = BA gaming laptop, with 3-4 hour hours of regular use, that will last me through college and it appears that the next refresh of the G73 should bring it. ;) 
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December 2, 2010 12:10:59 AM

ME TOO! i would love 580ms in the machine!

dont care too much about optimus and since sandybridges focus on integrated graphics i dont think optimus would be a problem.

also i dont think 3-4hr battery life in a gaming laptop is possible lol!

but i REALLY REALLY hopse so!
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December 4, 2010 5:41:51 PM

You should wait for sandy bridge to arrive in market. But if you cannot tell us your max budget, may be we can suggest you a beast.
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December 5, 2010 9:05:47 PM

Wait for Sandy Bridge? - keep in mind that initial offerings will be at a high price! Then what would be the decision? Wait for the price to drop?

The answer to your question is "If you need a laptop now, buy it now" - there will be some good deals during the holidays season.
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December 6, 2010 12:34:28 AM

Ubrales said:
Wait for Sandy Bridge? - keep in mind that initial offerings will be at a high price! Then what would be the decision? Wait for the price to drop?

The answer to your question is "If you need a laptop now, buy it now" - there will be some good deals during the holidays season.

I dont believe prices will be high, when the first i7 mobiles came out and replaced the core 2 duos and quads the prices on high end laptops remained the same. My guess is that the same will happen this time around. Just an assumpption though
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December 6, 2010 12:46:21 AM

Sandy Bridge or no Sandy Bridge, I wouldn't trust any GPU made by Intel. Their GMA family gets crushed by ATi and nVidia competitors and I don't see that changing anytime soon. :sol: 
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