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January 4, 2011 4:13:09 AM

Hello. I am looking to purchase a laptop to replace my desktop. I like to find one with the best sound(audio). I found two I thought might be good. I have enclosed. Please any advice or comments will help.
ASUS G73JW-A1 17.3" Notebook, Intel Core i7-740QM (1.73GHz), 8GB DDR3 Memory, 1TB HDD (7200rpm), Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Drive, NVIDIA GTX 460M (1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM), 802.11b/g/n, Windows 7 Home Premium
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Envy 17 3D series
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-840QM Quad Core processor (1.86GHz, 8MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
• 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5850 Graphics [HDMI]
• 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
• 1TB 7200RPM Dual Hard Drive (500GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
• No Additional Office Software
• 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 2.25 hours of battery life +++
• 17.3" diagonal Full HD HP 3D Ultra BrightView Infinity LED Display (1920x1080)
• Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
• HP TrueVision HD Webcam
• Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth
• Backlit Keyboard
• Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 8 & Adobe Premiere(R) Elements 8
• HP 3D Active Shutter Glasses

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a c 244 D Laptop
January 4, 2011 2:23:55 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
G73JW has a more powerful VGA than Envy 3D,so it will perform better in games.
a b D Laptop
January 5, 2011 5:16:29 PM

Rivertoyz said:
Hello. I am looking to purchase a laptop to replace my desktop. I like to find one with the best sound(audio). I found two I thought might be good. I have enclosed. Please any advice or comments will help.
ASUS G73JW-A1 17.3" Notebook, Intel Core i7-740QM (1.73GHz), 8GB DDR3 Memory, 1TB HDD (7200rpm), Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Drive, NVIDIA GTX 460M (1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM), 802.11b/g/n, Windows 7 Home Premium
or
Envy 17 3D series
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-840QM Quad Core processor (1.86GHz, 8MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
• 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5850 Graphics [HDMI]
• 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
• 1TB 7200RPM Dual Hard Drive (500GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
• No Additional Office Software
• 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 2.25 hours of battery life +++
• 17.3" diagonal Full HD HP 3D Ultra BrightView Infinity LED Display (1920x1080)
• Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
• HP TrueVision HD Webcam
• Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth
• Backlit Keyboard
• Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 8 & Adobe Premiere(R) Elements 8
• HP 3D Active Shutter Glasses


Hi there,

What are you hoping to do with your laptop? Are you planning on doing much gaming on it? With more information, I can create a more accurate recommendation.

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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January 9, 2011 12:51:02 AM

The Envy has a better CPU the G73 the better GPU. Personally I'd go with the Asus.
January 9, 2011 11:26:30 PM

Hello. I will down load my music and use it for photo editing. I don't play games now but I like to have the option if I do venture that way. I will watch movies and I like to be able to hook up to a bigger monitor. Also, if possible watch a game on the go. Might be one I can't miss but need to be on the road. It needs to have wifi, I think thats what my DSL provider said. I am new to all these computer terms. :D  I don't know what I need to have or not on this laptop. I like to get a desktop, too. If I found a desktop that has everything for a reasonable price I won't need a laptop for gaming just for music/photo editing, movies and surfing the web. And doing it anywhere in the house or on the go. I don't know :pt1cable:  I do know I have a Gateway desktop I bought in 2003 and it is soooo slow now. Time to upgrade. Thanks for your time. :)  Regards
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January 11, 2011 9:39:08 PM

Rivertoyz said:
Hello. I will down load my music and use it for photo editing. I don't play games now but I like to have the option if I do venture that way. I will watch movies and I like to be able to hook up to a bigger monitor. Also, if possible watch a game on the go. Might be one I can't miss but need to be on the road. It needs to have wifi, I think thats what my DSL provider said. I am new to all these computer terms. :D  I don't know what I need to have or not on this laptop. I like to get a desktop, too. If I found a desktop that has everything for a reasonable price I won't need a laptop for gaming just for music/photo editing, movies and surfing the web. And doing it anywhere in the house or on the go. I don't know :pt1cable:  I do know I have a Gateway desktop I bought in 2003 and it is soooo slow now. Time to upgrade. Thanks for your time. :)  Regards


Hi there,

Either of these laptops will be able to handle the activities you described. You could even go for a more basic and affordable laptop without such a powerful processor and graphics. Are you set on these two laptops or would you like to see options for more affordable machines with less powerful processors?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
January 12, 2011 9:19:16 AM

Hello. I like to see options but what will it lack in. I am not too sure what to look for but I would like it to have good sound and picture. It needs to last 2-3 years w/o being too slow. Desktop now is too old and slow! I like to get a reasonable laptop and hopefully a better desktop. I live in Needles, CA and not too many places to go and actually see what looks good or not. I like to have an idea what to look for when I do make it to a real computer store in Vegas. How do you know if one has the new chips? Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day. Robin
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