Which one should I buy?

Envy 17-1190NR
, six- and nine-cell lithium-ion batteries, HP 3-D active shutter glasses, AC adapter
1.6GHz Intel Core i7-720QM processor, 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost
17.3" diagonal 3-D Ultra BrightView Infinity LED display, Full HD 1920x1080 resolution
1TB 7200 RPM SATA dual hard drive (two 500GB hard drives) with HP ProtectSmart
Slot-loading Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-RW drive, double-layer support
802.11b/g/n wireless
Bluetooth technology
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics, up to 3835MB memory, 1GB dedicated
Beats Audio
HP triple-bass reflex subwoofer
HP TrueVision Web cam, mic
Backlit keyboard
10/100/1000 gigabit ethernet
5-in-1 memory card reader: SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD
Two USB 2.0 ports
HDMI, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, eSATA/USB 2.0, VGA, RJ-45 ports
Intel Core Core i7-2630QM (2.0~2.8GHz, 32nm) w/6M L3 Cache - 4 Cores, 8 Threads Processor | 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) (LED) | 8GB DDR3 | 1TB (2x500GB, 7200rpm with Hybrid SSD) HDD | NV GTX 460M 1.5G GDDR5 VRAM | Blu-Ray Combo | USB 3.0 | W7 Home Premium (64bit) | Wifi-N | Audio/Video: 2.0M webcam, HDMI | Gaming backpack and Gaming Mouse | Illuminated Keyboard | 8 Cell BATTERY | 2YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage/30-Day Zero Bright Dot/24-7 Support
both around same price $1800 plus tax. asus has free shipping. Thank you!
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  1. Either one would be a good choice.
    For a pure gaming machine I think the nod should go to the ASUS G73SW-A1.
    Slightly better CPU/GPU. The Hybrid HDD/SDD would also be a performance advantage.
    1YR Accidental Damage warranty also a plus.

    For an all-round entertainment machine, plus gaming on the side I'd favor the Envy 17.
    3D ability for movies and 3D enabled games. Slightly better LCD screen and sound system.
  2. Asus, no doubt...
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