ASUS G53JW-XA1 or Dell XPS 15

I am trying to decide between the two notebooks. It is mainly for school, but also enjoy playing World of Warcraft. I will be upgrading from the Dell Inspiron E1705 17 inch notebook. The weight is not really an issue and moving to 15inch because I want it slightly smaller to fit my backpack, but enough to keep my desktop view at approx 1440 x 900 range.

My limit is under $1,500 and it looks like the ASUS is a better deal even with the Dell student discount. Below are the specs for ASUS and options I selected for Dell. Feedback would be greatly appreciated.

ASUS G53JW-XA1 (Amazon Exclusive) $1,349
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Display: 15.6-inch LED-backlit full HD display (1920 x 1080)
Processor: Intel Core i7-740QM quad-core processor (1.73 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v2.1
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Memory: 6GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM, 4 x SODIMM (expandable to 16GB)
Storage:500GB 7200RPM hard drive
Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD
Camera: 2.0 megapixel
Speakers: Altec Lansing speakers with EAX 4.0 sound
Card Reader: 8-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory stick/MS Pro/MS-Duo/MS-Pro Duo)
Battery: 8 cell
1 Year ASUS Global Warranty
1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty (ADW)

Dell XPS 15 $1,339
Silver Anodized Aluminum 15.6" FHD (1080p) B+RGLED Display with Facial Recognition
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Intel® Core™ i7-740QM (1.73GHz, 8 threads, turbo boost up to 2.93GHz, 6M cache) I7740QM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 435M 2GB graphics
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory 6G2D133
640GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 IN1000 1 [430-3889] 19
Dell Bluetooth 3.0
JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3
Backlit Keyboard - English
2 Year Basic Service Plan
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  1. It seems very easy decision mate, go with Asus G53 with 2times more powerful GTX460 than GT435
  2. err! I just saw the video for the ASUS G53 and noticed the power adapter is on the right side of the notebook. This is not good for me because I like to use an external mouse have a small board that I put my notebook one. This will stick out like 4 or so inches to the right.
  3. then go with this Sager

    NOTE= the laptop contains i5 560m by stock which is very close to i7 720qm, however if you still want to upgrade it you can because laptop is customizable on the page which i sent you.
  4. Not only does the ASUS win by a country mile, I personally prefer - and recommend - ASUS over the other brands. I never really used any of the Sager or Lenovo laptops but I do not know enough about them. Get what suits but make SURE you buy your product from your Country of Residence. You will be forced to pay $300+ in shipping and import tax if you buy from overseas.
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