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    Cool Can anyone help me what asus rog notebook to buy for a workstation?

    Hi all,

    Been planning 2 yrs ago for Asus-ROG-G73SW-3DE.
    Corei7 2630QMe/16gb ddr3 ram. But newer models are now released.
    I need workstation for mobility for I travel a lot my budget around 2000usd.I use 3dsmax, after effects, photoshop, nuke, mudbox, mocha imageenirs, for my work.

    Thanks for your help

    vfx roto

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    Hi. For that budget, you might opt for the G74SX-3DE instead.
    ASUS G74SX-3DE

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    thanks for the quick reply PILGRIM with this budget dyou think i can have 16gb ram?
    May i know your asus rog specs and how much u bought it. thanks

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    I think for a budget of 2000 bucks he can easily get G75VW DH73 3D. Its base version is priced at $1968 at Xoticpc with free shipping in USA. It has i7 3610QM,16GB RAM, 670m 3Gb GPU. There are two 750 gb HDD. You can replace one with a SSD at the time of order and price would be pretty much around 2000 bucks. Worth a look me-thinks http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g75vwds7...wconfigure=yes
    I'll grab one of these beast in a few weeks. Can't wait

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    Hi @vfxroto

    With the G74SX, just keep in mind that this notebook doesn't have the Num luck key, so you can use the numeric pad on it.
    (unless Asus have released a fix for it)

    That notebook does support up to 32GB RAM, but since it's shipped with Win7 Home Premium then it's limited to 16GB. If you want to use more then you need to upgrade the OS

    Asus G74SX-3DE: $2 449,-
    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-G74SX-DH7.../ref=de_a_smtd

    ASUS G75VW-DS73-3D: $2 099,-
    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-G75VW-DS7.../ref=de_a_smtd
    Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
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    - BIOS 205

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    Quote Originally Posted by vfxroto View Post
    thanks for the quick reply PILGRIM with this budget dyou think i can have 16gb ram?
    May i know your asus rog specs and how much u bought it. thanks
    CPU: Intel 2630QM / GPU: nVidia GTX 560M / Matte-screen 120 Hz /
    Disk Drives: SSD 128 GB (Primary), HDD 750 GB (Secondary) / Wi-Fi: Intel 6230 /
    RAM: 16 GB

    I bought the stock G74 3D plus the upgrades for about $2100 last year.
    Well, it's up to you.. You also have the G75 3D to choose from, as what bratt
    and fuzon has indicated. Methinks any of the G73 3D/ G74 3D/ or G75 3D
    would be a nice investment for as long as the price is right.
    ASUS G74SX-3DE

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    Also look at the G55 for more portability. The G55 (3610 QM GTX660M) is apparently not too hard to disassemble, supports 16 (expand to 32) GB of RAM, but only has one HDD slot. It has an mSata connector, but access to that is not for the faint of heart. Alternately, look at the G53SX (2670 QM 16->32 GB RAM GTX560M), which has two SATA III connectors for dual hard drives. The disassembly of the G53SX is also not for the faint of heart, but it is more portable than the G7X's. I know some people have put 32 GB in their G53SX, along with two hard drives (or 1 SSD & 1 HDD).

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    Zygomorphic, does the G55 have a 3D model yet? If so, the OP will have to look on that, too.
    ASUS G74SX-3DE

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    Not yet here in the US brotherPILGRIM - 'we' are being patient. tic tic tic ...

    As to the OP: As stated above .. The best price on the day you purchase ..
    A deal is a deal only if it works for YOU.
    but .. (I love but.. dont you ?) If it is close .. remember the 'upgrades/updates' are
    in the G75 ... (sound issues are being worked out, but so far, this seems to be it.)
    The G74 is tried and true ... issues, workArounds and fixes abound via this forum and
    those who love them ..

    Best of Luck .. like they say, 'we'll' leave the light on.
    y'all come back now, ya'hear !!! c.
    Last edited by chrsplmr; 05-20-2012 at 05:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antisocialbratt View Post
    I think for a budget of 2000 bucks he can easily get G75VW DH73 3D. Its base version is priced at $1968 at Xoticpc with free shipping in USA. It has i7 3610QM,16GB RAM, 670m 3Gb GPU. There are two 750 gb HDD. You can replace one with a SSD at the time of order and price would be pretty much around 2000 bucks. Worth a look me-thinks http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g75vwds7...wconfigure=yes
    I'll grab one of these beast in a few weeks. Can't wait
    Thanks for the link be considering this.

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