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Customize Alienware m17x vs Asus g73jw-A1

OK I got a offer from a guy for a alienware for 1400 bucks and his laptop seems the best of the best... but in 2008 since i think his ati graphic card was produce back then. also to let you know that his graphic card supposly got updated to direct x11 but that what he says so i need a professional idea. But I am considering the Asus for 1100 bucks. here are the specs

Alienware

INTER CORE 2 QUAD EXTREME PROCESSOR QX9300

1TB HARD DRIVE 2X 500 GIG 7200 ATA DRIVE

2 GIG ATI RADEON MOBILITY 4870HD WITH CROSSFIRE!!

8 GIG DDR3 1333 MHZ RAM

1920 X 1200 RGB LED TRUE LIFE DISPLAY THE BEST YOU CAN GET.

BUILT IN WEBCAM WITH HD CAMERA

UPGRADED 2X2 WIRELESS NETWORK CARD

BLUETOOTH

CD/DVD WITH BLUE RAY!!

UPDATED BIOS

NEW CHARGER AND BATTERY!!

STEALTH BLACK

BACKLIT KEYBOARD

COMES WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE 2011 PROFESSIONAL

Now here is the Asus
Intel Core i7-740QM (1.73GHz Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz)
8GB DDR3 1333MHz, 4 SODIMM Sockets
1TB (500G 7200RPM x2) HDD; Blue-Ray Disk Combo Drive; 802.11 b/g/n
Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5; Windows Home Premium 64-bit Operating System
17.3-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display; 2.0M Webcam; Gaming Backpack and Mouse;EAX 5.0 Sound Thx True Sound

Seems his resolution is higher and mention a led true life display what ever that means and he has a 2gb card but a older version. Either wait his processor is not a I7 but anyways which is best for just gaming for max setting power?
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Ouch.

A 3 year old gaming laptop? That's bad news. Gaming laptop age poorly and you discover why they are selling it later.

No sale.
Bob

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Pass

I'd pass on this. My general rule is to never keep a computer longer than 3 years. Buying a 3rd old machine is not a good idea...let alone something that was run hot for extended periods.

Go with something new. As you know, 3 years in computers is like a decade in most other products.

best of luck.


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