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Which laptop is better for Gaming?

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August 22, 2011 3:12:33 PM

I am going to buy one of these two laptops today, I want to play WoW, Rift, and the Total War series at Max settings highest resolution. Which is better

Alienware M11X-R1
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7GHz
Nvidia 335M 1GB
500GB HD
8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Asus G50V-X1
15.6" Widescreen
Intel Dual Core 2.27ghz
Geforce 9800m GS
500GB HD
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I was just wanting some advice as to which laptop I should go with and which would be more reliable and better for games

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a c 572 D Laptop
a b Ý World of Warcraft
August 22, 2011 3:46:04 PM

Hello Donavaughn_08;

Any idea exactly which model of C2D CPU are in those?

The graphics cards aren't far apart with the Nvidia GT 335 having slightly better performance.

Are those used laptops?
August 22, 2011 3:49:41 PM

Yes they are used the Alienware is $425, and the Asus is $350, My friend has both and he said he will sell them both to me.

Alienware is SU 7300
Asus P8400 Core 2 duo sorry not dual core
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August 22, 2011 3:54:05 PM

Ok thank you , if you where buying one of the 2 which would you choose?

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a c 572 D Laptop
a b Ý World of Warcraft
August 22, 2011 4:04:03 PM

SU7300 is a 1.3GHz CPU which is probably overclocked in that Alienware.

So you looking at 'better' GPU in the Alienware vs 'better' CPU in the ASUS.
It's a toss up as to which will perform better.

Older games like WoW, Rift, Total War will probably like the better CPU more and not held back by the older GPU.
Core 2 Duo P8400 review

Still a tough call.
I'm guessing since the Alienware (probably 2010 model?) had the lower new sell price it's not as old as the Asus (maybe a 2008 model?).

It's going to be your call, but I think the Alienware might have an edge in reliability over time, since it's not as old.
Is your friend going to toss in an external DVD drive for the MX11?
August 22, 2011 4:06:59 PM

No he isnt, I'm not worried about the CD drive I use steam and stuff like that but he said he gave $800 for the Alienware 2 months ago and it does have the 1.7ghz CPU in it, he is selling it to pay the rent and idk if my other friend bought the laptop from Asus new or not he said he has had it for 2 months.
a c 572 D Laptop
a b Ý World of Warcraft
August 22, 2011 4:11:10 PM

It has the 1.3Ghz CPU. It just happens to run overclocked.
Try and check the prices on Ebay. Are the copies of Windows Genuine? I suspect maybe not, since no one sells notebooks with Win7 Ultimate.

Would you think there were any chance either of those might be stolen property?
August 22, 2011 4:13:23 PM

Ah I see, and I maybe wrong on the Windows 7 Ultimate for the Alienware I think it is Home Premium and I would hope that they wouldnt be stolen lol I don't associate myself with people that do that
a c 572 D Laptop
a b Ý World of Warcraft
August 22, 2011 4:20:59 PM

Home Premium is 'lighter weight' than Ultimate and that's a good think in mid-range notebooks.
August 22, 2011 5:01:04 PM

ok, so the alienware would be more reliable and still game good? or is the asus the safe bet? Im having a hard time choosing the game of choice for me is going to be WoW that is what I'm going to play most of the time
August 29, 2011 6:55:29 AM

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