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    redman4264
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    Need some advice please!

    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?

    Thanks.

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

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array JRd1st's Avatar
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    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.
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    no 3D... The G74sx-A1 will run things well for him I assume?

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    Amazon often has it for $1669
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    G74sx-A1 is perfect.
    G74SX-A1
    BIOS: NONE | VGA: 560M @ 311.00 | WIFI: AR9002WB-1NG @ 9.2.0.458 | LAN: Realtek PCIe BGE @ 7.37.1229.2010 | Synaptic: 15.3.43.0 | Audio: Realtek @ 6.0.1.6564
    Chipset: 9.3.0.1019 | P4G: 1.1.48 | Wireless Console : 3.0.27

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    Here it is @ JR.com for $1,599.00:

    http://www.jr.com/asus/pe/ASU_G74SXA1/
    Asus G74SX-DH73-3D, Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM, Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64-bit - 14gb of RAM,
    Clean install on 128gb Crucial M4 SSD + 750gb WD 7200 rpm HDD for storage,
    Blu-ray™ ROM/DVD±RW combo drive, 3 GB (dedicated) NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 560M graphics, driver v. 285.62, 3D Capable.
    BIOS ver 203

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    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/showth...ll=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.
    G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT

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    Quote Originally Posted by redman4264 View Post
    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 $$.

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    That might be a better choice. Good idea Brody!
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