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December 17, 2010 11:42:24 PM

Hello (: I've been thinking on buying a new laptop. Actually , I really need one.´

Here are the specs:

1. What is your budget?1000-1400

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 16'' to 18''

3. What screen resolution do you want? 1920 x 1080 (1080p) Full HD

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Desktop Replacement

5. How much battery life do you need? At least some 8-10 hours.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? Yes , but it's not the priority ! Hmm , okay so , physic intense games , garry's mod to be exact. High settings. And some FPS Games , also Medium-High. But I want more frames per second than amazing graphics you see ? Yet again , GAMING is NOT the priority ! Just an extra.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? Intense Video and Photo Editing ! Also , Movie watching. (Photoshop , Sony Vegas , Most Adobe programs , Cinema 4D , Maya 3D , 3D's Max , etc...)

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 1Tb

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. Dont know , first need a model.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3-4 Years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD ROM/Writer.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. ASUS Laptops , because they ranked 2nd below apple's famous MacBook Pro. And since I dont want a Mac... I also trust ASUS , as the name says , it really feels rock solid.

13. What country do you live in? Portugal.

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. I want it to be white :)  So I can apply a vynil and then a pattern with a sharpie on it :) 


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December 18, 2010 11:59:47 AM

Maziar said:
You aren't going to find a 16-18" laptop with 8-10hrs of battery life.The max you can find is 2-4hrs.
Anyway, ASUS G73JW is a good choice
http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g53jwa1-p-2857.html


Looks great ! But... should I get the G53 or the G73 ?
Here are some options:
http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g73jwxr1-republic-gamers-la...

http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g53jwa1-p-2857.html

http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g53jwa1-p-2857.html

And also: are the other models , besides those G53JW , G73JW , that are good for video editing and gaming ?
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a c 244 D Laptop
December 18, 2010 1:33:35 PM

The main difference between G53 and G73 is their size.So it depends on whether you need a 15" or a 17" laptop.
An alternative would be MSI GX660
December 19, 2010 9:30:37 PM

Maziar said:
The main difference between G53 and G73 is their size.So it depends on whether you need a 15" or a 17" laptop.
An alternative would be MSI GX660


One quick question , could I buy a laptop in USA , like , it is 1600 DOLLARS , and 1600 EUROS In Portugal , But If I go to USA and buy it there it would be about 1300-1400 EUROS , right ? If I bought it in a retail store IN USA ?
a b D Laptop
December 20, 2010 12:51:45 AM

cr3at1on said:
One quick question , could I buy a laptop in USA , like , it is 1600 DOLLARS , and 1600 EUROS In Portugal , But If I go to USA and buy it there it would be about 1300-1400 EUROS , right ? If I bought it in a retail store IN USA ?


depending on where you buy it, i bought one from bestbuy for 850, but the battery only lasts 2 hours...
a c 244 D Laptop
December 20, 2010 6:08:26 AM

cr3at1on said:
One quick question , could I buy a laptop in USA , like , it is 1600 DOLLARS , and 1600 EUROS In Portugal , But If I go to USA and buy it there it would be about 1300-1400 EUROS , right ? If I bought it in a retail store IN USA ?

It depends on where you buy it.
December 20, 2010 8:26:24 AM

One quick question , stay away from alienware ?
a c 244 D Laptop
December 20, 2010 12:32:25 PM

Depends.There are both satisfied and dissatisfied customers for a specific product.
But usually you can find good alternatives to AW laptops that cost less and offer the same performance
December 20, 2010 12:39:18 PM

Maziar said:
Depends.There are both satisfied and dissatisfied customers for a specific product.
But usually you can find good alternatives to AW laptops that cost less and offer the same performance


Does the ASUS G73JW-A1 compete with the ALIENWARE m17x ??
a b D Laptop
December 20, 2010 12:53:35 PM

cr3at1on said:
Does the ASUS G73JW-A1 compete with the ALIENWARE m17x ??


If you are comparing the G73 to the base model of the m17x, then yes they are competing against each other. However, the Alienware seems to be around $500 more expensive than the Asus. The Alienware can also be configured with multiple GPUs (SLI and crossfire) so once you go above the base configuration of the M17x they aren't competing any more.
December 20, 2010 2:09:24 PM

lostandwandering said:
If you are comparing the G73 to the base model of the m17x, then yes they are competing against each other. However, the Alienware seems to be around $500 more expensive than the Asus. The Alienware can also be configured with multiple GPUs (SLI and crossfire) so once you go above the base configuration of the M17x they aren't competing any more.


What is the M17x base's configuration specs ? I'm kinda confused on AW website... So , what are they ? So I can personally compare both (;
a b D Laptop
December 20, 2010 3:15:39 PM

When you select the M17x off the laptops page and then hit select, you are give two configuration choices: "All Powerful" and "Bleeding Edge". The "Bleeding Edge" with no improvements would be the base model in this situation. It comes with
Core i7-740Qm (1.73ghz quad)
8gb DDR3
NVidia GTX 285M
640gb HDD
and a lowly 1440x900 17'' LCD
For $2299

The base for the G73W-A1:
Core i7-740QM (1.73ghz quad)
8gb DDR3
Single Nvidia GTX 460M
2x 500gb HDDs
Full HD 1920x1080 LCD
Win 7 64-bit
For $1743

The GTX 460M and the 5870 are pretty comparable performance wise. They trade wins depending on the games in question.
December 20, 2010 3:29:55 PM

lostandwandering said:
When you select the M17x off the laptops page and then hit select, you are give two configuration choices: "All Powerful" and "Bleeding Edge". The "Bleeding Edge" with no improvements would be the base model in this situation. It comes with
Core i7-740Qm (1.73ghz quad)
8gb DDR3
NVidia GTX 285M
640gb HDD
and a lowly 1440x900 17'' LCD
For $2299

The base for the G73W-A1:
Core i7-740QM (1.73ghz quad)
8gb DDR3
Single Nvidia GTX 460M
2x 500gb HDDs
Full HD 1920x1080 LCD
Win 7 64-bit
For $1743

The GTX 460M and the 5870 are pretty comparable performance wise. They trade wins depending on the games in question.


I just dont get the overpricing , Alienware has some bloody sexy laptops , but I wont waste precious money on extreme looks. I'm going for the Asus G73JW-A1 , BUT , I need to find one in a retail store in the USA so that I pay about 1400 EUROS which is 1600 DOLLARS (NEW)
December 20, 2010 6:34:52 PM

If I were you, I would go for ASUS G73 which is under $1600 at amazon-dot-com.
a c 244 D Laptop
December 21, 2010 6:11:14 AM

cr3at1on said:
I just dont get the overpricing , Alienware has some bloody sexy laptops , but I wont waste precious money on extreme looks. I'm going for the Asus G73JW-A1 , BUT , I need to find one in a retail store in the USA so that I pay about 1400 EUROS which is 1600 DOLLARS (NEW)

www.xoticpc.com
They ship worldwide, but you better ask them about the shipping cost first.
December 21, 2010 11:39:03 AM

Maziar said:
www.xoticpc.com
They ship worldwide, but you better ask them about the shipping cost first.


Are you sure they ship worldwide ? I cant find the shipping prices ! :( 
a c 244 D Laptop
December 21, 2010 12:21:32 PM

Yes they ship worldwide.If you can't find the shipping price,e-mail/call them.
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