Halt, catch fire. You have a 15 and a 17 inch model to compare. 17 inch models are not for students that lug a laptop around for the reasons covered so many times.

1. Warranty. Asus wins as it has a 2 year warranty.
2. FLICKER. The Asus was not detected as using PWM so it wins.
3. Display resonse times. Asus won.

I could go on. But for this round, the Asus.