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Need help deciding on 1 of 4 laptops

By Gamree
Jan 15, 2009
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  1. Okay, so I've been looking and shopping around for a laptop recently, and have narrowed it down to 3-4 specific ones. They are all approximately within the same price range, so price isn't a reall matter to me at the moment, but I would like to know which would probably be the best for my money, such as graphics card, processor, battery life, etc. This will technically be the first laptop I buy, so I want to double check with others to make sure I don't make a mistake. I'm also not familiar with the laptop versions of graphics cards and processors, so I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

    I'm mainly planning on using the laptop for Internet, writing, college, watching movies and videos, video editing, and on the go, although I will also put a few PC games (not high end games like Crysis) on there as well so I can play some of my favorite games without my desktop, so I'll need a card strong enough for that. I'm overall just looking for the best all around laptop from those below. I wouldn't want to pay more money for something less powerful.

    ASUS x83vm-X1
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9050055&type=product&id=1218012612475

    ASUS N80Vn-GP011C
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220391

    ASUS Black G50Vt-X1
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9050279&type=product&id=1218012519873

    I already have my own opinion on these laptops, but I want to hear what other people are thinking. Opinions and suggestions on the listed laptops are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 333

    Gateway is now owned by Acer... So no. Take your pick from the Asus'. They are the cadillac of mainstream laptops.
  3. Gamree

    Gamree Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Wow, Gateway's owned by Acer? That's new to me...
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    Yep, Gateway and eMachines are now owned by Acer.

    And I would think the G50Vt-X1 is the best choice solely due to the better video card.
  5. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 333

    Awesome, awesome, awesome laptop. *sigh*. We're authorized Asus dealers for a reason. lol. Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em. Asus sent us a whack of materials that we've plastered all over the office. I love my Asus stuff. :D Warranty is awesome too. They don't even care if you're the original owner. We had one guy bring in an Asus that he bought somewhere else. It still had warranty so we sent it to our depot. They completely rebuilt the thing for our client free of charge without any proof of purchase/ownership/anything and sent it back. Now THAT's service. lol :D

    Of course, the Fujitsu, especially for corporate consumers, makes for one hell of a solid runner-up.
  6. Gamree

    Gamree Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Guess that drops the Gateway from the list like a dirty diaper. More suggestions are appreciated. =D
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