Asus G series vs HP

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  1. Stagmus

    Stagmus Newbie

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    I'm looking at buying either the Asus g55/75 or the HP Pavilion dv7t from costco which is just under a grand. I like how the Asus look. I love the no heating situation with the Asus g series and I was wondering how the Asus g55/75 compared to the HP laptop. The HP laptop from costco that I was thinking about was:

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11758867&whse=BC&topnav=&cm_sp=RichRelevance-_-categorypageHorizontalTop-_-PopularProductsInCategory&cm_vc=categorypageHorizontalTop|PopularProductsInCategory

    I am originally a desktop gamer. My desktop is old and I was going to upgrade but with school, I want a powerful gaming laptop on the go (the weight isnt an issue for me for the asus gaming laptop).

    Any input or help is appreciated, thanks!

    -Stag
     
  2. megaX05

    megaX05 Notebook Consultant

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    if you are up for gaming then asus g is better than that particular hp even old g73s and g53s can out perform that.
    unless the $$$ are an issue.
     
  3. LegendaryKA8

    LegendaryKA8 Nutty ThinkPad Guy

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    My vote is for the Asus.

    Why? In my admittedly biased opinion, HP consumer-line notebooks(Pavilions and the like, not the business-grade EliteBooks) are poorly engineered, badly-constructed, cheap notebooks that won't last through the rigors of being toted around all the time as a school notebook. A couple of years ago I was maintaining my ex's dv9000 and found it to be a complete pain to service... that and there were actual chunks missing out of the casing from a few drops.

    In comparison the G-series notebooks give you better graphics performance and are built significantly better. I admit they're not as tough as a business-grade notebook(like the aforementioned EliteBooks or Lenovo ThinkPads) or a Panasonic Toughbook, but Asus systems are amongst the better-built consumer notebooks out there. My G73 has held up very well the nearly eighteen months I've had it.
     
  4. driverdis

    driverdis Newbie

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    I have worked on a fair share of HP notebooks (Consumer grade) for people and they are poorly made. i got to keep 2 HP laptops from a friend because both had hardware problems. The Pavilion ZV5330US was one and it had a bad DC Jack. the other was a Compaq and it had problems too. my other friend's family all got newer HP pavilions and they are poorly made too. one just up and died (stone dead). and the other, the screen got black blotches on the LCD just from opening it as it put pressure on the back of the panel when opening it.

    now for the business grade laptop i worked on, A elitebook with Quadro NVS GPU (forgot exact one). it was solidly built had no hardware problems.

    I have owned 2 ASUS Laptops (1 I currently use) and its been a decently smooth ride with them. the G60JX i previously had worked great and was solidly built for the most part. it had the Audio Jack autodetection break from me unplugging my headphones. I had to replace the audio/USB daughterboard to fix it. Laptop worked great and I sold it to a friend and is still going strong. My G73JH I have has been awesome and have had almost no problems with it and its really solidly built. all i had to do to it was the Vbios flash. i have not needed to replace TIM like others. (the "almost" is referring to the Mic feedback loop problem that some G73JH's have).

    Out of that, My vote is for Asus also for above reasons.
    Its no thinkpad or E(I have owned a A21,T42P,and T60 and all are near indestructable) expecially with the non directly soldered DC jacks.) or Elitebook
    but its not a HP consumer grade poorly constructed laptop either.
     
  5. Yiddo

    Yiddo Believe, Achieve, Receive

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    Asus.

    HP will never be a gaming setup they just have the graphics card for the luxury the cooling will not hack the big guns.
     
  6. Toxictaru

    Toxictaru Notebook Consultant

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    The HP isn't a horrible rig if price is an issue. It probably isn't at all built for gaming in any sense, but it could handle it if you really wanted. Your biggest problem would likely be cooling.

    If you're looking for something to do some real constant gaming on, the HP is probably not worth the long-term investment... unless, again, you have a cash flow issue.
     
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