Hey guys, I am planning to get a new laptop for my travels when I am not on my good PC at home. I am trying to find a decently priced laptop which is reasonably high spec, I have to come to the conclusion that this might be good.
Well, on my home PC I can play high end games like BF3 and Crysis 2 and all that. I don't require an extremely high end machine. Just something that could run casual games on high fps. For example Magicka, Trine 2, Saints Row: The Third etc.
I've heard that the 3rd generation of mobile i7's are beasts.
I personally like ASUS' laptops as it seems to me that they create laptops with high specs and quality for less money. In my experience ASUS laptops are also VERY quiet (cooling) laptops.
For the graphics card performance, look here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-630..
GTX vs GT: GTX are the higher end graphicscards, companies like Alienware and MSi usually use those GTX cards because they spend more on the cooling of their laptops. I don't think I've seen a GTX card in an ASUS yet.
You're saying you want this laptop for travels right? I'm not sure if 17.3" is the right choice here then. I have a 16.4" laptop, and I think it's a goddamn weight to carry it around.
Well please do bare in mind I'm not forcing you to choose to the 15.6", I'm just telling you out of own experience. If you think it's worth dropping 0.6kg and lowering the resolution from 1600x900 to 1366x768, well yeah go for it. Choose what fits your needs.
Also, a small note aside which is probably not even worth mentioning, battery-wise a harddrive of 1TB will not use more of your battery than the 750GB. The energy usage is per plate, and both of those figures have 2 plates.
True, but the extra 2 inches of screen surely will drain the battery more than the 15 inch. At least logically speaking considering the transmitting of data as well as light. Though I am not very experienced in laptops in all honesty so I'm probably speaking out of my arse more than anything else.
No you're right actually. Forgot to mention it :o At normal 2D usage this difference is ofcourse marginal (less than the harddrive thing though). In 3D usage, you will most certainly notice the difference.
Oh and I just read you don't really care about the battery. Why am I writing this lol.
That's fine m8 it's good to hear every vital point if it's a machine I plan on purchasing. This way I won't be "surprised" if something doesn't go as expected, even though I won't care as much about battery life I might one day still want to watch an episode of saaaay Game of Thrones or something while at an airport with no plugs.
Asus,acer,sony,hp, etc doesn't use 8-cell battery as a standard in their laptops. He would only find this in a dell, alienware or MSi. Or he should buy an 8-cell battery seperately.
Besides that, intel has improved their energy saving A LOT during these 3 generations. I don't think he REALLY needs it.
Battery isn't really a concern as I usually unpack my laptop when I get to a destination such as a hotel or apartment. I don't usually take out my laptop to listen to anything (I have an mp3 player and my phone, and I'm generally pretty lazy to take out a laptop on a plane when I'd rather watch a movie on the screens instead :P)
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