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#11_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 5/30/2012 8:36:47 PM
DiehardFFv2 posted...
The ASUS G75 is a bit overpriced when judged on it's performance. A similarly specced Clevo will run you a bit less and doesn't look any worse imo.


Very true. But remember that Sagers do not come with windows, so that does make the price difference quite a bit larger. I'm pretty sure the 9170 and 9150 both start about $300 more expensive, add another $80+ for adding windows. I think the msi will do him good for what he wants. He mentioned diablo 3 and running battlefield 3, both of which the msi will do very well with the GT650m while still maintaining a 5ish hour battery life while web surfing.
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#12DiehardFFv2Posted 5/30/2012 8:38:12 PM
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
DiehardFFv2 posted...
The ASUS G75 is a bit overpriced when judged on it's performance. A similarly specced Clevo will run you a bit less and doesn't look any worse imo.


Very true. But remember that Sagers do not come with windows, so that does make the price difference quite a bit larger. I'm pretty sure the 9170 and 9150 both start about $300 more expensive, add another $80+ for adding windows. I think the msi will do him good for what he wants. He mentioned diablo 3 and running battlefield 3, both of which the msi will do very well with the GT650m while still maintaining a 5ish hour battery life while web surfing.


I wasn't so much arguing against the MSI as I was the G75. As much as I love it's aesthetics, it just doesn't justify any increased cost for me.
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#13_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 5/30/2012 8:41:59 PM
DiehardFFv2 posted...
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
DiehardFFv2 posted...
The ASUS G75 is a bit overpriced when judged on it's performance. A similarly specced Clevo will run you a bit less and doesn't look any worse imo.


Very true. But remember that Sagers do not come with windows, so that does make the price difference quite a bit larger. I'm pretty sure the 9170 and 9150 both start about $300 more expensive, add another $80+ for adding windows. I think the msi will do him good for what he wants. He mentioned diablo 3 and running battlefield 3, both of which the msi will do very well with the GT650m while still maintaining a 5ish hour battery life while web surfing.


I wasn't so much arguing against the MSI as I was the G75. As much as I love it's aesthetics, it just doesn't justify any increased cost for me.


Ah, I agree with you completely. I do have an alienware, so I have paid for looks before, but to me, the asus just doesn't seem worth it. The asus g75 specced out is less than $100 cheaper than my m17x, and I got the AMD7970m.
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#14SenorLovecraftPosted 5/30/2012 10:46:23 PM
Just an FYI: OSX has just as good of a command prompt (terminal) if not better. You can also install Windows onto them if you must.

But hey, ignore the obviously superior build quality, that's your loss.
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#15_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 5/30/2012 10:55:16 PM
SenorLovecraft posted...
Just an FYI: OSX has just as good of a command prompt (terminal) if not better. You can also install Windows onto them if you must.

But hey, ignore the obviously superior build quality, that's your loss.


But hey, ignore the fact that in order to get a discrete graphics card you need to spend $2000 and that graphics card is useless compared to the 650m or any other discrete GPU mentioned in this topic.

Macs aren't good for gaming and the TC wants to play games. It's not the fact that mac osx does not have as many games as windows. It's the fact that MacBooks DO NOT COME with discrete gpus unless you spend an exorbitant amount for a crap graphics card.
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#16SenorLovecraftPosted 5/31/2012 12:20:02 AM
That's true.
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#17link0099(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 1:30:36 AM
SenorLovecraft posted...
That's true.


I also looked at the specs of a macbook and there desktop counterparts. The price you pay for the parts in them is ridiculous. I can build a desktop fro way cheaper then whats in a 26' mac. My desktop is close to 2 years old and still max's everything (my beastly little 5850 ^_^)

i just no next to nothing about laptop cards and builds, so i asked.
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#18_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 5/31/2012 8:40:27 AM
link0099 posted...
SenorLovecraft posted...
That's true.


I also looked at the specs of a macbook and there desktop counterparts. The price you pay for the parts in them is ridiculous. I can build a desktop fro way cheaper then whats in a 26' mac. My desktop is close to 2 years old and still max's everything (my beastly little 5850 ^_^)

i just no next to nothing about laptop cards and builds, so i asked.


iMacs are pathetic. They slap together laptop processors and gpus and call it a desktop that starts at $1200. Never mind building your own desktop, in which case your computer would be exponentially better, but even prebuilts from a place like Alienware will yield a far better deal because you know, they will actually be using desktop components instead of just trying to write off laptop components as "good enough".

And lolmacpros. They haven't seen a refresh in two years so they still have a three year old GPU. (I believe it is the AMD 5770). All for the low low price of starting at $5000.
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