View Full Version : Need some advice please!

11-14-2011, 10:57 PM
Hi, I am an old man and not up on all these gaming machines anymore. Anyway my son has been after to get him a gaming laptop for Christmas so he can "Keep up with the big boys"... Imagine that huh. He wants an Alienware m17x, but I been looking and really think I can get him more for my money with Asus. This is were you come in, there is so many models and different setups I am lost. Funny for you not me ha.

So advise me on a 15-17in Asus that is setup for gaming that will blow his mind and make him forget about a Alienware. He wants to play his games on high settings and not lag ex. Rift, Skyrim, Crysis ect... Considering it will cost me $2400 for the Alienware what should I be looking for in a Asus laptop?


Also a good place to purchase from would help also.. I am in the U.S.

11-14-2011, 11:13 PM
Do you want 3d? Get the G74sx-3de. Otherwise get the G74sx-A1. And not from BestBuy, you get a gimped down machine. I'd buy from Amazon.com,or someplace that sells those exact models.

11-14-2011, 11:22 PM
no 3D... The G74sx-A1 will run things well for him I assume?

11-14-2011, 11:26 PM
hello redman4264,
17'' lappy

11-14-2011, 11:34 PM
Amazon often has it for $1669

11-15-2011, 02:29 AM
G74sx-A1 is perfect.

11-15-2011, 04:14 AM
Here it is @ JR.com for $1,599.00:


11-15-2011, 04:29 AM
Due to issues resulting from poor quality control in the construction of ASUS laptops (particularly the erratic cursor touchpad issue: http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?883-Troubleshooting-ASUS-G73-Touchpad-Problems&p=35701&viewfull=1#post35701), I strongly recommend purchasing from a reliable retailer that will allow you to immediately exchange a problem system for a new one. Without such an exchange, you could end up with a box full of frustration.....

Amazon is an example of that type of reliable retailer.

11-15-2011, 04:37 AM
no 3D... The G74sx-A1 will run things well for him I assume?
Excellent machine. The G74SX-DH71 is identical, with just a slightly faster processor. for only a little more $$.

11-15-2011, 01:13 PM
That might be a better choice. Good idea Brody! :D

11-15-2011, 01:35 PM
redman you have PM.