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Trying to choose between two potential gaming laptops

By Taima
Dec 9, 2010
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  1. Hi everyone, I'm looking into one of these two laptops here on Amazon. I plan on using them for gaming as well as other things (school use, bits of encoding related stuff, etc) They have to be purchased via Amazon as I will be paying with a Store Card. Anyway, here they are:

    ASUS N71JQ-X1:

    http://www.amazon.com/N71JQ-X1-17-3...ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1291868067&sr=1-2

    MSI GX740-235US:
    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GX740-235US-17-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/tech-data/B0040HMLAQ/ref=de_a_smtd

    My dilemma is that one has an i7, and the other has an i5 with a better video card and higher resolution. I'm not sure if losing the 2 cores is worth the addition of the better video card.

    If there's anything better on the site that I may have overlooked, please let me know. My budget is absolutely no more than $1200.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Kodia

    Kodia TS Rookie

    I think i5 with a great card is better...but...
    and Ive heard good things about ASUS and gaming....
    Maybe you should go with asus....
     
  3. Kodia

    Kodia TS Rookie

    yes, I think definitely ASUS....
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    The MSI is better for gaming.
    I thought you currently had a thread asking for help in choosing a laptop...?
     
  5. Kodia

    Kodia TS Rookie

    ^Its always easier to copy paste. lol

    Yes I do, but not really getting much help so I decided to help someone.
     

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