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Laptop Comparison

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by CHEESEPIE, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. CHEESEPIE

    CHEESEPIE Regular member

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    Hey I need some helping narrowing down a laptop for a friend of mine. He is set on getting a laptop and not a desktop for gaming, I said I would help him pick one. So far I've narrowed it down to these two with a price budget of about $1000 :

    Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7380
    Product Features

    Intel Core i5 Processor 2.4GHz (3MB Cache)
    6GB SDRAM RAM
    640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
    17.3-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 5 hours Battery Life

    Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

    Hardware Platform: PC
    Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Number of Processors: 2
    RAM: 6 GB
    RAM Type: SODIMM

    Hard Drive

    Size: 640 GB
    Manufacturer: SATA
    Type: Serial ATA
    Speed: 5400 rpm

    Graphics and Display

    Graphics Card: GTX 560M
    Interface: Integrated
    LCD Native Resolution: 1366 x 768

    Ports and Connectivity

    USB Ports: 4
    USB 2.0 Ports: 1
    VGA Video Out Ports: 1

    Cases and Expandability

    Size (LWH): 10.8 inches, 16.3 inches, 1.4 inches
    Weight: 7.5 pounds

    Power

    Rated Charge (normal use): 5 hours

    Wireless

    Wireless Type: 802.11A


    ASUS N73SM-DS72 17.3"

    OS Provided Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    Service & Support 2 years warranty
    Notebook type Desktop replacement,
    Gaming,
    HD Display,
    Blu-ray drive

    Processor / Chipset

    Processor Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 i7-2670QM / 2.2 GHz
    Max Turbo Speed 3.1 GHz
    Multi-Core Technology Quad-Core
    Cache 6.0 MB
    64-bit Computing Yes
    Chipset Intel HM65 Express

    Memory

    RAM 8.0 GB ( 2 x 4 GB )
    Max RAM Supported 24.0 GB
    Technology DDR3 SDRAM
    Speed 1333.0 MHz
    Form Factor SO DIMM 204-pin

    Storage

    Hard Drive 750.0 GB HDD / 5400.0 rpm
    Interface Serial ATA-300
    Optical Drive DVD±RW / DVD-RAM / BD-ROM - Tray

    Display

    Type 17.3 in
    LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight
    Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
    Widescreen Yes
    Features Glossy,
    30 Days Bright Dot Return

    Audio & Video

    Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M - 2.0 GB DDR3 SDRAM
    Camera Yes
    Resolution 2 Megapixel
    Audio Features ASUS Bang & Olufsen ICEpower

    Input

    Type Keyboard,
    Touchpad
    Features Built-in numeric keyboard

    Communications

    Wireless Bluetooth 3.0,
    802.11b/g/n

    Battery

    Technology 6-cell
    Installed Qty 1.0
    Capacity 56.0 Wh

    AC Adapter

    Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
    Output 120.0 Watt , 19 V , 6.3 A

    Connections & Expansion

    Interfaces 3 x VGA,
    eSATA-300,
    Microphone input,
    HDMI,
    USB 2.0,
    USB 3.0,
    LAN,
    Headphone output
    Memory Card Reader 5 in 1 card reader ( SD Memory Card ),
    ( MultiMediaCard ),
    ( Memory Stick ),
    ( Memory Stick PRO ),
    ( xD-Picture Card )

    Software

    Microsoft Office Preloaded Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.

    Miscellaneous

    Color Silver aluminum
    Integrated Options Bluetooth antenna,
    Wireless LAN antenna
    Features System password,
    Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately),
    Hard drive password

    Dimensions & Weight

    Width 16.8 in
    Depth 11.4 in
    Height 1.5 in
    Weight 7.5 lbs

    He's pretty set on getting a 17", but nothing smaller than a 15.6" screen. Just wondering if someone could give me some advice, whether on which of these too recommend or any others that may be similar! Thanks AD
     
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    go with the asus.
     
  3. CHEESEPIE

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    I've been asking around and apparently the Asus card isn't up to snuff to the price
     
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    did some checking as well and the asus card isnt near what the toshiba is.never gamed on the asus but played around with a friends with the i7 and god its fast.that having been said i would think the toshiba may just be the better machine from just a gaming aspect.i wonder if you could get that card tho in the asus.i could be offbase here,ddp has way more experience than me with laptops.truth be known i cant stand the damn things.lol
     
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    just going by the features & i haven't scrapped an asus laptop yet like i have with dell, acer, hp & toshiba.
     
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    good point,and like i say,maybe you can get upgraded video card for the asus.the asus the op has listed goes for between 700 to 1000 dollars cdn.with similar video cards.
     
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    No brainer here for me, Been a tech for 15 years, and this asus is much better here even with the video card, I must admit I am don't know that mush about this Video here. I have a Toshiba and several of the keys are coming off, Plus a few other things. I just got an Asus & Levono in a couple weeks ago, both are so much better built than the Toshiba. Plus the specs between these two above show that the Asus offers much more.

    However I am not a gamer, so for you things may be very different.

     
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