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help me choose.

well I have these 2 in mind.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompar...e=1&bop=And

if the link did not work it's

ASUS N81 Series N81Vp-X1
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ASUS G Series G51J-A1

I'm thinking of performance and portability. I don't care if the battery life is low, I'll plug it in always anyways. Don't want the overpriced alienware stuff. Considered Macbook Pros but they're coming on a refresh (can't wait, well maybe) and I need one right now for school work. Also some light gaming (maxing sims 3). Size should also range from 11" to 15.6 max.

Anymore suggestions are welcome!
 

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My next purchase is gonna be
1. a ASUS EEE netbook running windows XP
2. a Mac mini
this duo is everything I would need with both PC and MAC
and you got more juice than a macbook Pro for same dough
 

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you get a lot more power with the G51J-A1, i7 quad-core and GTX260M

Sao Mortel said:
My next purchase is gonna be
1. a ASUS EEE netbook running windows XP
2. a Mac mini
this duo is everything I would need with both PC and MAC
and you got more juice than a macbook Pro for same dough
just put hackintosh on the netbook so you dont have to bother with apples BS prices
 

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If you don't care about battery life or fan noise: the i7 one. the 720qm is beating even the latest c2d/c2q mobile processors
If you want longer battery life: the P8700 one. it's a 25W TDP Processor, so it won't drain your battery that fast

The i7 also has a FullHD (1980*1080) screen, which is really nice to work with, but there are people with bad eyes which think this resolution is too high for a 15 incher. so maybe look at this one in a store first?

But if you don't really need it now: Wait! Intel is about to release arrandale. those are dual core nehalem processors with lower TDPs than the current mobile i7s
 

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like until when do I have to wait? Also the fan noise, is it that loud? Is it also a hassle to put a 15.6 vs 14" laptop on a backpack and go to university everyday?

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umm yeah people I don't care about your specs. Stop hijacking the thread! Thank You.
 

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lo isnt that a bit too expensive
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yes it is pretty expensive. I've given macs a thought for some time and came up that I can get better spec'd laptops for the same price, even lower. Like Asus for example. I have a classmate that's been using his Asus laptop for 3-4 years and it still works. Nways, I need to max out sims 3 that is my little benchmark for my laptop choice. Also to use adobe products smoothly and film editing software(vegas,premiere).
 

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927123 said:
like until when do I have to wait? Also the fan noise, is it that loud? Is it also a hassle to put a 15.6 vs 14" laptop on a backpack and go to university everyday?

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umm yeah people I don't care about your specs. Stop hijacking the thread! Thank You.

The new processors are about to release in january...so I guess most manufacturers will use them in late january/february

at least in the Dell Studio 15 the i7 gives a significant boost in fan noise vs. the core2duo versions

although, if you're doing a lot of video editing a strong processor is necessary if you get into the professional range. despite this, if you're taking it with you everyday you might consider a subnotebook.

BTW: I have a Asus laptop aswell, which was repaired now for the 3rd time within the first year of ownership...so I cannot say this is good quality...

I would suggest you to look at better quality stuff like Thinkpads...sturdy, but expensive
 

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Movie editing usually requires a strong processor, which laptops can lack. You will be paying a premium to get anything near that privelage on a laptop.
Have you thought about getting a decent spec desktop for movie editing and then a netbook for mobility purposes?
 

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i really want to get rid of my really old desktop system and I don't want the clunkiness of a desktop anymore. Anymore suggestions on portable power laptops? Nways thanks guys for the response, this is so much better than yahoo answers!
 

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927123 said:
this is so much better than yahoo answers!

GBAtemp rules! I learn neet stuff everyday.

QUOTE(Joe88 @ Dec 11 2009, 01:46 AM) just put hackintosh on the netbook so you dont have to bother with apples BS prices

Where is Hackintosh VS. a MAC? I am thinking of compatibility problems and a lot of fiddling here. right or wrong?
 

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Sao Mortel said:
Joe88 said:
just put hackintosh on the netbook so you dont have to bother with apples BS prices

Where is Hackintosh VS. a MAC? I am thinking of compatibility problems and a lot of fiddling here. right or wrong?

netbooks are quite well supported since they are very similar. normal notebooks are avaible in such a variety, so that most of them aren't supported very well and it's a lot of fiddling
 

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devesh_zelda said:
Get a Macbook Air! Awesome and light
all for only $1500
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srly you can get almost the same specs for about $1000 less and retain upgradability and such
just you will get double the weight at about 6lbs

QUOTE(927123 @ Dec 11 2009, 09:40 AM) Is it also a hassle to put a 15.6 vs 14" laptop on a backpack and go to university everyday?
I have a 15.6" now
not that much of a hassle, I wouldnt put it into a back pack though
I just have a laptop bag thats gives it the proper protection
 

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it's been a while. well hmm still I don't have a laptop. I'm looking now for some good build quality laptops like it can last for at least 3-4 years and some laptops that run cool on intensive work load. Any laptop like that? either one is okay. both is better haha
 

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927123 said:
it's been a while. well hmm still I don't have a laptop. I'm looking now for some good build quality laptops like it can last for at least 3-4 years and some laptops that run cool on intensive work load. Any laptop like that? either one is okay. both is better haha

go for a thinkpad - afaik their cooling is quite good as well, but they are more expensive than a average laptop...
 

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there geared towards business rather then entertainment, gaming, or other stuff as big blue has always been about or I should say lenovo now
 

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