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    Lightbulb Asus or Alienware ? (help me to choose for a new laptop)

    I'm thinkin to buy one of these two brands and I need some opinions from real users..please commend honestly..people says alienware overheats and can brake easily and working noisy..it is true or not ? what about Asus G series ??

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    ROG Guru: Blue Belt Array fuzon1337's Avatar
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    Hi

    Which notebooks have you been watching on ? (like asus g74 vs ailenware m17)
    If you can post a link then we can compare and give our opinion then you can decide which brand you want.

    I got the G73SW and I'm loving it. I have only experienced one problem with that notebook and that is defect backlit in KB

    With the G74 there is some problems, but short story told, many of those problems get fixed after a clean install of the notebook and a BIOS update :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzon1337 View Post
    Hi

    Which notebooks have you been watching on ? (like asus g74 vs ailenware m17)
    If you can post a link then we can compare and give our opinion then you can decide which brand you want.

    I got the G73SW and I'm loving it. I have only experienced one problem with that notebook and that is defect backlit in KB

    With the G74 there is some problems, but short story told, many of those problems get fixed after a clean install of the notebook and a BIOS update :-)
    yeah probably it is gonna be g74 or m17..I heard overheats problem for m17x but someones ( who use AW) say no,it has no problem like that..

    and I wanna hear about g74 (probably g74sx ) good and bad review

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    Isn't Alienware Dell now? or owned by Dell? lol I hate Dell so monopolized. I'd go ASUS it's all I'll ever buy now can't beat em.
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    Throw out a little more information. What is your price range? What will your primary use for the laptop be? (specific programs/games/etc). What do you need/want in a laptop?
    Hi, I'm Dan.

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    Here are my impressions of my G74:

    1) Windows 7 install is very bloated with useless-ware. Copy the e-driver directory in windows to a DVD, download Hirens BootCD and Windows 7 HP, erase drives, reinstall Win7, and finally reinstall only the backed-up drivers you want there. Fixed.

    2) BIOS is very skimpy, with no control over anything an overclocker would want. Not that the CPU needs OC'ing (its very fast), but control of memory timings and CPU/DRAM voltages would be nice.

    3) Built like a brick s**thouse; solid, absolutely love the keyboard, the hinge is beefy, and the audio is gorgeous. But its heavy...

    4) be absolutely sure you are getting the 1920x1080 screen, and not the smaller version (in the BestBuy models)

    5) the thing can be downright plugged with mondo amounts of RAM (32GB!). Awesome.

    6) don't like the trackpad; battery life is short, and there is no backup BIOS chip in case of a bad flash (which leaves you RMA'ing the notebook).

    Just my thoughts, good and bad. Overall impression so far: amazing laptop! Get it, period.

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    Owning the G74 since august 2010 works great except for:

    - Poor Bios (the great cooling can easily take some overclocking)

    - Issues with 1866 ram, when trying to run 4 sticks

    - Issues with Display driver crashing ( not isolated, has happen to many on this forum alone)

    - have no complaints with touch pad or no numlock button (gamers will disagree)

    I would look into alienware and see what issues they have, and go from there.

    Overall works great, for me........BTW if you get the G74, get a intel WIFI card to replace the crappy one it came with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    3) .....and the audio is gorgeous.
    Really? You actually like it? I think you may be the first owner I've seen who thought this model has decent audio, let alone "good" or "gorgeous." Aside from really cheap keyboard and touchpad hardware (unbefitting a TOTL laptop), I think the terrible audio is my biggest complaint. Otherwise, I do like it.

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    If laptops price is not problem then i think alienware is good for gaming but why i paid for asus g74sx... its your choise and life is risk. So... buy asus because most of all broblems this laptop can fix off,.

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    Guyss I'm in Netherlands and price can be different at where you live..my financial supports max 1700 euro If I'll get money from insurance for ex laptop otherwise max 1200 euro I can give...

    Definetly I wanna play game in High Quality...

    probably I can not buy AW if insurance wont give money..

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