Gateway P-173X FX -vs- ASUS G50V-A1

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  1. Sween

    Sween Newbie

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    Tired of dealing with my outdated, 3 year old Compaq Presario M2000, I've started looking at laptops quite a bit. So far the Gateway P-173X FX and ASUS G50V-A1 seem to meet both my requirements as far as specs for gaming and music, and the amount of money I'm willing to spend. The ASUS sounds like a much more solid notebook, especially with 2 HDD's, better processor, and better screen res (while being even more portable at 15.4" than the 17" gateway).

    So now I'd like to hear everyone else's opinions. My main questions are:

    • Are there any common problems with either brand that I should be wary of?
    • For anyone who's used the ASUS G50V, does the keyboard seem small or squished? It looks small in pictures.
    • 15.4" Widescreen -vs- 17" Widescreen ... 1680x1050 WSXGA+ LCD -vs- 1440x900 WXGA+ Ultrabright TFT Active Matrix ... Portability -vs- Size ... Which display is better for gaming?

    Thanks for any and all advice.
     
  2. Dook

    Dook Notebook Virtuoso

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    The Asus is no doubt on helluva notebook, thats for sure. That being said, you may wanna also check out the new P-7811FX thats launching next week. For the price, its hard to beat.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, wasn't aware that Gateway was releasing another notebook already. Also, for any mods, please bump this to the regular "What Notebook Should I Buy" forum. I accidentally posted it in the school sub-forum.
     
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    sonoritygenius Goddess of Laptops

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    P-7811FX

    9700M GTS GD3
    4gb DD3 RAM
    Centrino 2 processor!
    All for under $1500

    Enjoy!
     
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    Typhex Notebook Enthusiast

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    It's a 9800M GTS in the P7811FX.

    I also will be purchasing the P 7811FX. So I clearly recommend it.
     
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    Ttime20 Notebook Deity

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    Ya go with the P-7811FX ... it has really awesome specs at a great price.
     
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    1. I did not hear any complaint on Asus notebooks.
    2. The keyboard feels O.K.
    3. If you are a gaming player, Asus G50V-A1 is equipped with T9400 Intel Processor, 2.53GHz and 6MB L2 Cache, which is a much faster in speed and cache memory. If you really want a 17" WUXGA with a powerful VGA card, I would recommend Clevo M570TU (17") with 9800M GT or 9800M GTX which have much better performance than 9800M GTS. Clevo M860TU, equipped with 9800M GT, is also a good choice.
     
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    Ttime20 Notebook Deity

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    Umm ... first of all even though the Clevo laptop is better ... it will cost A LOT more money than the Gateway ... and also the 9800M GTS, GT and GTX have almost the same performance ... so it will not have "much better performance".

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