Laptop buying advice forum: Dell or Asus?

by: teveringham May 25, 2011 4:14 AM PDT

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Dell or Asus?

by teveringham - 5/25/11 4:14 AM

I have been looking for a 17.3" gaming laptop and have done quite a bit of searching. I have finally narrowed it down to 2 laptops which I can get in my country, South Africa. I want to play high end games like Crysis 2 in FHD! I am unsure if the Dell can run it. The Asus is more expensive but it just appeals a bit more to me and seems to be more of a gaming laptop than the Dell. Will the Dell be able to run big games in FHD and will it's cooling system hold up? I am unsure so I am seeking some professional help. Here are the specs for both laptops.

Dell XPS L702x Series Notebook XPSL702-I72720-6100 Silver Anodized Aluminium, Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor i7-2720QM 2.2GHz 3MB L3 Cache, 6144MB DDR3-1333 SO-Dimm Memory (1x4096,1x2024), 1TB (2x500) SATA 7200rpm Hard Drive, DVD Super Multi Writer optical drive, 17.3" FULL HD TrueLife LED (1920x1080 resolution) TFT LCD Display, nVidia Geforce GT 555M with 3GB dedicated graphics 3d capable, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 2.0MP Webcam, Backlit Keys, 9 cell battery, Bluetooth, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64, 3 Years Next Business Day On-site Warranty


ASUS G73SW Series Gaming Series Notebook G73SW-TZ120Z, Intel Core I7 Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor i7-2630QM 2.0GHz 6MB L3 Cache, 8192MB DDR3-1333 SO-Dimm Memory (2x4096), 1TB (2x500GB) SATA 7200rpm SSD Hybrid Hard Drive, Bluray Writer / DVD Super Multi Writer optical drive, 17.3" Full HD Color Shine LED (1920x1080 resolution) TFT LCD Display, nVidia Geforce GTX 460M with 1.5GB dedicated graphics, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 2.0MP Webcam, Backlit Keys, 8 cell battery, Bluetooth, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64, 2 Year collect and return Warranty, Gaming Mouse and Bag Included


The Dell is R2000 cheaper than the Asus


Many Thanks

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