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Asus i7 2nd gen notebook

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October 5, 2011 10:15:54 PM

So, Asus. Are there laptops lately released that impressive? and for it's price? I couldn't find any statistics at all. Anyone know how exactly capable is their new laptops?

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October 6, 2011 5:37:25 AM

nexus_nexion said:
So, Asus. Are there laptops lately released that impressive? and for it's price? I couldn't find any statistics at all. Anyone know how exactly capable is their new laptops?


Depends what you're planning to use it for. I'm using the one in my signature line as a development workstation and VMWare host, and couldn't be happier... But I don't game at all, so I may not be the right guy to talk to if your usage will be very different from mine.
October 7, 2011 12:22:54 AM

I only do a little bit of gaming, but I mostly run stimulations on my laptop.
October 7, 2011 5:01:15 PM

nexus_nexion said:
I only do a little bit of gaming, but I mostly run stimulations on my laptop.


Given that, I think you would be very happy with the ASUS Sandy Bridge machines. The GT540M is supposed to be a decent mid-range laptop GPU, but I've never played anything more taxing than flash games on it so I don't know where it would start bogging down.

I can't say how the ASUS products compare to the Clevo-based offerings (Sager, XoticPc, Malibal, CyberPower, etc...), in terms of build-quality since I've never played with any of them in person, but my ASUS N53sv seems solid.

The Clevo-based resellers do offer the advantage of flexibility in configuration (some let you get unit with NO OS and/or No HDD, and most don't charge outrageous amounts for extra memory), which may be a deciding factor for you.
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