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December 2, 2013 9:12:36 PM

I have been searching for a laptop with similar specs to my current laptop which is a Dell inspiron 17r se with a GT650M, intel i7, 1TB HDD, and 17.3" 1080p display. I have found some but they are mostly from manufacturers that i have had no experience with nor have ever heard much about. One in particular is ASUS with its G75 ROG laptops. In my own searches i have read mixed reviews about nearly every company/laptop i have found. I have had dells for as long as i can remember and have had little to no trouble with them, however their current offerings just don't fit my needs. Thus my search into other brands. I finally happened upon this site and it seems as though people get very good feedback here. So can you guys help me in my search?
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a b D Laptop
December 8, 2013 9:19:22 AM

Post your link?
December 8, 2013 9:21:11 AM

kaswyn said:
Post your link?


To the laptop i found you mean?
a b D Laptop
December 8, 2013 9:31:49 AM

yes, I'd like to look at the specs.
a b D Laptop
December 8, 2013 10:02:01 AM

Tom 77 said:
Sure here it is: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-G750JW-DB71-17-3-Inch-Laptop...
I think the hard drive might be slower than the MSi's you linked. But other than that from my knowledge the specs are identical.



Breakdown:

The ASUS you posted:
-Going for $1,250.88.
-Has a regular 2.5 inch slot for you to purchase a regular laptop SSD to make it faster.
-Is like 10 pounds
-Has a 5400 RPM drive with SATA II (3GB/sec) for the SATA controller.


The MSI I posted:
-Going on sale for $1,050 (regular price $1,300+)
-Comes in Windows 8 or Windows 7 versions -slightly different models.
-Has an mSATA port for you to purchase a laptop SSD (with mSATA instead of regular SATA connection) to make it faster.
-Is like 6.6 pounds
-Has faster hard drive at 7200 RPM SATA II, although its controller is SATA III (6GB/sec).
-Has a manual fan (on top of the automatic one) you can turn on to cool the laptop further when you're doing hardcore gaming. Should extend the life of the laptop you'd think.

DOH! You could saved $200 and spent about $100 on an mSATA SSD, and not carry around like 3-4 extra pounds?
December 8, 2013 10:08:42 AM

kaswyn said:
Tom 77 said:
Sure here it is: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-G750JW-DB71-17-3-Inch-Laptop...
I think the hard drive might be slower than the MSi's you linked. But other than that from my knowledge the specs are identical.



Breakdown:

The ASUS you posted:
-Going for $1,250.88.
-Has a regular 2.5 inch slot for you to purchase a regular laptop SSD to make it faster.
-Is like 10 pounds
-Has a 5400 RPM drive with SATA II (3GB/sec) for the SATA controller.


The MSI I posted:
-Going on sale for $1,050 (regular price $1,300+)
-Comes in Windows 8 or Windows 7 versions -slightly different models.
-Has an mSATA port for you to purchase a laptop SSD (with mSATA instead of regular SATA connection) to make it faster.
-Is like 6.6 pounds
-Has faster hard drive at 7200 RPM SATA II, although its controller is SATA III (6GB/sec).


DOH! You could saved $200 and spent about $100 on an mSATA SSD, and not carry around like 3-4 extra pounds?


Well i actually had a little over 200 in credit on amazon from gift cards, so i did get it for about 1000, and the extra weight well i don't mind, my current laptop is about the same weight and i don't really think its that heavy haha
a b D Laptop
December 8, 2013 10:14:45 AM

Too late to cancel? LOL j/k.
All the merrier ;) 
December 8, 2013 10:19:56 AM

kaswyn said:
Too late to cancel? LOL j/k.
All the merrier ;) 


Also i think the laptop looks sweet too :D  But yeah i'm happy with my decision Haha, hey i appreciate you trying to get me the best deal though!:) 
a b D Laptop
December 8, 2013 7:44:32 PM

Damn man. Sale is over. Back to full price. lol
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