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AsSaSsInJ0HN
05-14-2015, 07:25 AM
Hey Guys,

I will soon be buyin anyone of the above mentioned laptops ! . But i am confused.
Both of these have almost similar specs with same GPU, the GTX 970m.

However the only pros i found in Alienware which Asus does not have was the GRAPHICS AMPLIFIER .
THE IDEA OF GRAPHICS AMPLIFIER is simply great ! and it found me very catchy towards it !
DESKTOP GPU POWERED LAPTOP boo yeah !

But I have seen the forums and support pages for both ASUS ROG and ALIENWARE and found a large number of People having different issues day by day . Pls help me to choose a laptop among these two. Also Convey ur thoughts on this ^^
thanks !

P.S i am looking forward to use the one which am buying for the next 4-5 years.!

AsSaSsInJ0HN

AsSaSsInJ0HN
05-14-2015, 09:00 PM
reply guys !!

hmscott
05-15-2015, 01:17 AM
Hey Guys,
I will soon be buyin anyone of the above mentioned laptops ! . But i am confused.
Both of these have almost similar specs with same GPU, the GTX 970m.
However the only pros i found in Alienware which Asus does not have was the GRAPHICS AMPLIFIER .
THE IDEA OF GRAPHICS AMPLIFIER is simply great ! and it found me very catchy towards it !
DESKTOP GPU POWERED LAPTOP boo yeah !
But I have seen the forums and support pages for both ASUS ROG and ALIENWARE and found a large number of People having different issues day by day . Pls help me to choose a laptop among these two. Also Convey ur thoughts on this ^^
thanks !
P.S i am looking forward to use the one which am buying for the next 4-5 years.!
AsSaSsInJ0HN


AsSaSsInJ0HN, I think it's too early to tell if the Amplifier is a good idea, or just a boat anchor on a laptop.

Lots of people complain that on battery the gaming laptops just don't do what they want unless plugged in, and the Amplifier adds another dimension to that - you need to be plugged in at the only spot with the Amplifier to get full performance.

Also, you confused the comparison a bit, you are comparing at 15" laptop against a 17" laptop with much better cooling, but it likely costs more. Compare the 17" against 17" specs, dimensions, weight, cost to be fair.

Both the 15/17" Alienware laptop max out at 16GB, so for many of us, including me 32GB is better, in fact I am looking forward to 64GB :)

Alienware has recently left its home turf of upgradeable frames - CPU/GPU socketed and upgrades supported, and have changed over to soldered components - cheaper and for most people preferred.

Asus has always been there. Getting the best price / performance, and optimizing for performance as best they can given the price point - which for 99% of us works out just fine.

I have never been able to justify spending $4-6k on the old line Alienware socketed frames, the price performance, and overall performance, isn't worth it - you really needed to spend a lot of $ on the SLI machine to make the frame costs base worth while - and I don't need to spend that much money to have fun :)

They were great machines, ignoring the pains of getting them to work and stay working - which more or less all socketed laptops have - BIOS, vBIOS, cooling, power, vendor self inflicted problems, etc. To much drama, more interested in using the laptop for applications / games than system tweaking.

Asus has always come through with a great cooling solution for each generation, and backs up their stuff with good service for most of us - ignoring the 7 Rings of Hell some seem to find as their portal to Asus service - moment of silence. :(

Now that Dell is selling the same thing Asus has, minus max memory, adding the Amplifier - nice they let you buy it without a GPU - maybe they are worth a look again.

But, it will take more than the Amplifier - which I wouldn't want - to get me to switch from Asus... maybe first / best with a 4 Core Skylake or something with more CPU pute and less heat.

But, I am going to assume Asus will have a great solution right around the same time, first, second, best to sometimes come in second with all the bug fixes in place :)

Do you have a desktop? Can't you just plug in a 980/Titan into your desktop computer? You might look into getting a G751JY/JT and build yourself a good desktop base system and add on to it over time.

That is the main difference between laptops and desktops, especially now that Alienware stopped making upgradeable frames, you need to pony up for the laptop configuration you want all at once, but a desktop lets you get a great motherboard and work out from there.

Please come back and let us know what you end up getting, and how it works out for you :)

Dcite
05-15-2015, 01:18 AM
Have you actually checked the cost of the graphics amplifier + the card which goes inside it? While it does seem like a wonderful idea for stationary gaming.. If I am going to get something like that, I'll get more power out of a desktop.

The amplifier needs it own independent power supply, costs a ton to get a shell (assuming it's the same as last year's variant) we don't know if those units are compatible across years either.

Save up and go for a 980m, or just get a desktop out right if you can afford that much :)

AsSaSsInJ0HN
05-18-2015, 03:46 AM
well :D

I Decided to get an Asus G751-JT with 970m :D ! !
i love the double fans each for CPU AND GPU :D

P.S i never had cooling issues with any of my Asus Laptops :D

hmscott
05-26-2015, 08:22 AM
well :D

I Decided to get an Asus G751-JT with 970m :D ! !
i love the double fans each for CPU AND GPU :D

P.S i never had cooling issues with any of my Asus Laptops :D

AsSaSsInJ0HN, congrats :)