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  1. Clify

    Clify Notebook Guru

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    I think to buy Asus ROG GL503VD-DB74 (good screen, good keyboard, light, 5h+ battery life).
    mx150 or 1050 — well enough for me, I think.
    What do you think guys?

    1) What is your budget?
    1400$

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    15 or 14
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    EU
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    NO

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Gaming: Dota2, CS:GO, Overwatch. Work: light programming, webserf etc.

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Yes, every day.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Dota2, CS:GO, Overwatch

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    5+ wi-fi on, web.


    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    FHD, UHD

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Does not matter

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Yes, a bit.

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    256 SSD

     
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    Clify Notebook Guru

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    Also, does anyone know what does it mean: FHD SLIM WV panel? I've found this in some tech.specs of Gl503VD ASUS.
     
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    Clify Notebook Guru

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    So, any suggestions?
     
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    It's way too expensive for the specs ...
     
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    Clify Notebook Guru

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    You mean gl503? But I get a perfect screen, good build, good keyboard and 5h battery. Can you suggest a cheaper alternative?
     
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    Well the Dell G5/G7 all of those attributes, with the exception of a good screen for $300 less. You're paying $300 more for good screen, when you can just get a Dell G5 and replace the screen for a high quality panel like the LG LP156WF6-SBP1.
     
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    In my country, the dell g5 (with 1050ti) costs the same as gl503 with 1050 and with g5 you get: high temperatures under load (57 °C (135 °F)), coil whine on base 128 SSD, SSD from SK Hynix with SATA speeds (GL503's SSD is 1,5x faster), poor screen (yeah, I could switch it for 60$), a bit short-travel keys, 2.853 kg vs 2,29 kg. Actually, I can't find any cons. But, maybe I'm wrong.

    The problem of gl503 is heat/loud and it's 1050 (however, I play not very demanding titles). There is 1060 solution but I'm afraid it's more even louder.

    What do you think?
     
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