Asus ROG G750JH or Alienware 17 or Razor Blade Pro

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  1. lordnirvash

    lordnirvash Newbie

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    What is your budget?
    ~$2500

    What country will you be buying this in?
    US

    What size notebook do you prefer?
    Mainstream (15 - 16-inch screen)
    Desktop Replacement (17-inch + screen)

    What brands do you like or dislike?
    Like: Alienware, Asus RoG, Razer

    Would you consider a refurbished laptop?
    No

    What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
    Web Surfing, Listening to Music, Movie Streaming and Viewing, Output Video to TV or Large Monitor, Casual Gaming, Graphic Intense 3D Gaming

    Lots of travel
    Connect to my TV via HDMI to watch TV/movies


    What games will you be playing?
    RTS (Starcraft II)
    MOBA (League of Legends, DOTA 2)
    FPS (Battlefield 3 and 4, Call of Duty, Crysis, Team Fortress 2, etc.)
    Third-person shooter
    RPG (Skyrim, Borderlands, etc.)
    Adventure (Assassin's Creed, etc.)
    Open World (Skyrim, etc.)
    MMO (MapleStory, Planetside 2, etc.)

    Where will you be using this laptop?
    Will be used different places and Will stay on desk

    How many hours of battery life do you need?
    doesn't really matter, performance is the priority

    Will you be buying online or in store?
    online or in store

    Which OS do you prefer?
    Windows 8 or Windows 7

    List the screen resolutions that interest you:
    High Resolution (1600 x 900)
    Max Resolution (1920 x 1080)

    Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen?
    Glossy or Matte is fine

    Is the laptops design important to you?
    Yes

    Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop?
    Around anytime in the next year

    How long do you want this laptop to last?
    doesn't matter years

    How much storage capacity do you need?
    256 GB SSD

    Are you interested in SSD for storage?
    YES (is a MUST, but i can install them myself)

    Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?
    No

    I want a gaming laptop but I also travel a lot. I'm leaning towards Asus ROG G750JH or Alienware 17 or Razor Blade Pro.

    I know Razor is expensive and dont have GTX680M, but its weight and thickness are remarcable.
     
  2. lordnirvash

    lordnirvash Newbie

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    Alienware 17
    Operating System Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, English
    Memory 16GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
    Keyboard English Keyboard
    Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M with 4GB GDDR5
    Driver Broadcom 4352 802.11 ac 2x2 and BT Driver
    Hard Drive 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM)
    CD ROM/DVD ROM Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVDR/RW) (Standard)
    Wireless Broadcom 4352 802.11 ac 2x2 and Bluetooth 4.0
    Cable US 125V Power Cord
    Documentation/Disks Documentation, English
    Support 1 Year Alienware Basic Support
    Systems Management Alienware Command Center 3.0
    Resource DVD Resource DVD
    Placemat Setup Instructions English
    Retail Software Dell.com Order
    Primary Battery 8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr)
    Processor 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz)
    Packing Label/UPC Label Dell.com Order
    Color/Bezels Silver-Anodized Aluminum
    Shipping Material Shipping Material, Non 3D
    FGA Module AW17_1403_018/BTO
    Optical Software No Optical Software required
    Labels Windows 7 OS Label
    LCD 17.3" WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display
    Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) Microsoft® Office Trial
    Additional Software Additional Software
    McAfee Security No Anti-virus Requested
    AC Adapter Alienware 240W AC Adapter
    Operating System Recovery Options Windows 7 Recovery Disk included

    TOTAL: $2,349.00


    Razer Blade Pro

    Processor

    Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ Quad Core
    Processor with Hyper Threading
    2.4GHz / 3.4GHz (Base/Turbo)


    Chipset
    Mobile Intel® PCHM 8 series
    chipset, HM87


    Memory

    8GB Dual Channel DDR3


    Graphics and Video

    Intel® HD4600
    NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® 765M
    (2GB GDDR5, with Optimus Technology)

    Display

    17.3” Full HD 16:9 Ratio,
    1920x1080 LED Backlit


    Storage

    128GB / 256GB / 512GB SATA III SSD


    Webcam

    Built-in HD webcam (2.0MP)


    Additional Features

    Razer™ Switchblade User Interface
    Razer™ Synapse 2.0 Enabled
    Built-in stereo speakers
    Backlit anti-ghosting keyboard
    3.5mm microphone/headphone
    combo port
    Built-in microphone
    USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
    HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
    Dolby® Home Theater® v4
    7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)

    Power

    Compact 150W Power Adapter
    Built-in 74Wh rechargeable lithium-ion
    polymer battery


    Communications

    RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Port
    Killer™ Wireless-N 1202
    (802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth® 4.0)


    Size and Weight

    Width: 16.8 inches /427mm
    Depth: 10.9 inches/277mm
    Height: 0.88 inches/22.4mm
    Weight: 6.58 lbs/2.98kg


    Operating System

    Windows® 8 (64-Bit)


    US$2,499.99




    ASUS ROG G750JH

    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ Processor
    Operating System
    Windows 8
    Chipset
    Intel® HM87 Express Chipset
    Memory
    DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM, up to 32 G
    Display
    17.3" 16:9 FHD EWV LED Backlight/Full HD 3D(1920x1080 120Hz) Non-Glare LCD Panel (Optional)
    Graphic
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Storage
    2.5" 9.5mm SATA
    1TB HDD 5400 RPM With 512 GB SSD
    1TB HDD 5400 RPM With 256 GB SSD
    750GB 5400/7200 RPM With 256 GB SSD
    500GB 7200 RPM
    500GB 5400 With 8 GB SSD SSH
    Dual HDD Support
    RAID0 Support
    Optical Drive
    Blu-Ray DVD Combo
    Super-Multi DVD
    Blue-ray Writer
    Card Reader
    2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC)
    Camera
    HD Web Camera
    Networking
    Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n
    10/100/1000 Base T
    BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card)
    Interface
    1 x Microphone-in jack
    1 x Headphone-out jack (SPDIF)
    1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
    4 x USB 3.0 port(s)
    1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
    1 x HDMI
    1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line
    1 x Thunderbolt port
    1X AC adapter plug
    Audio
    Built-in 2 Speakers And Array Microphone
    SonicMaster
    Built-in subwoofer
    MaxxAudio support
    Battery
    8Cells 5900 mAh 89 Whrs
    Power Adapter
    Output :
    19.5 V DC, 11.8 A, 230 W
    Input :
    100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
    3/ 2 pin compact power supply system
    Dimensions
    16.1 x 12.5 x 0.7 ~2.2 inch (WxDxH) (w/ 8cell battery)
    Weight
    10.5 lbs
    Security
    Kensington lock
    LoJack
    Intel Anti-theft

    U$D 2,322.07
     
  3. Prolixious

    Prolixious Notebook Deity

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    The G750JH might be more "noob friendly." That is, it is often cheaper, it runs quieter, the BIOS is more locked-down, and it has better ergonomics for the most part.

    The Alienware 17 wins in terms of upgrades. No contest. The service manual explains how to access most components, and tearing down the system does not void the warranty. Upgrading most components, including the CPU and GPU, is easier in the Alienware. It has more overclocking and overvolting options and the BIOS, and you can switch between Optimus mode and running only on the Nvidia GPU. Dell sends out technicians within a business day or two to fix most problems; if you want to fix them yourself, Dell can send you components.

    The Razer Blade Pro is more of a niche product. Buy it if you want to eschew everything else for thinness and sleeker design.
     
  4. Ajfountains

    Ajfountains Notebook Deity

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    Get the alienware
     
  5. Gamer872

    Gamer872 Notebook Evangelist

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    If you are at all interested in moving it around, than get the Razer. If not. The AW looks pretty awesome. Since you travel, I would look into a 15.6" system like this too.

    EON15-S Gaming Laptop | Details and Features | ORIGIN PC

    Custom laptop companies are online only and you would need to ship it back top them for work if needed, but if that's ok with you than these are great too.
     
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    I'd avoid Origin for Clevos though. There are better and much cheaper resellers than that.
    It is worth looking at alternatives though. Both the MSI GT60/70 and Clevo P150/157/170/177SM can all come with a 780m and are cheaper than your 3 choices.
    You could also consider that the Razer is the same performance as laptops at leass than half the price. While it is slim, it really isn't that much lighter than comparable 17"ers, and heavier than comparable 15"ers.
     
  7. lordnirvash

    lordnirvash Newbie

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    Can we please focus on the 3 models mentioned? Ty
     
  8. Persistent

    Persistent Notebook Consultant

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    You will never consider the system noise until it's there. Asus has the best-in-class cooling among the three. Lowest system noise in dB among the three according to notebookcheck. So, if this is a benefit for you, pick Asus.

    If you plan to upgrade your VGA, the only option here is AW. Even the lowest clocked haswell quad CPU will last for years performance-wise so this is not something you should be bothered. ssd and ram can be upgraded in both asus and aw.

    If you care about the design of your laptop / will be travelling around with it etc etc obviously pick Razer. But if u care about portability, you can easily find much a more portable device (with the same level of performance plus an IPS screen) among the 15-inchers.
     
  9. Mixtli

    Mixtli Notebook Geek

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    I love my G750. Echoing the previous posters' comments, it has excellent build quality and runs ridiculously cool and quiet. Opening the machine is a pain in the butt, though, and like Prolixious said, the BIOS is barebones. I can't even the reverse the FN Keys! So annoying... And there's that terrible reputation of ASUS when it comes to customer service. Just some things to ponder.

    Since it seems like you're aiming for the highest spec models, I'd personally suggest the Alienware, if only because of their excellent warranty. Having an actual tech come to your home and fix the laptop under your watchful eye is so much better than having to ship a system to some distant repair-center for several weeks and being sent back a scratched and bruised system.
     
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