Crazysah, on 25 January 2013 - 03:14, said:
I'd rather the SSD be built in than have to buy it seperately.
Don't really want the ASUS gaming laptop. 17" is too big.
Maybe a more mainstream laptop that can do gaming on the side?
Buying a SSD separately is much much cheaper and you can actually pick the one you want. The add-on thru the manufacturer will cost a lot and could be a crappy cheapo one. Plus by buying it yourself, it forces you to put on a fresh install of Windows, which is always a really really good idea when buying a computer.
Asus is mainstream, so you'd be fine with them. Here's the 15" flavor:
Also, check out the Lenovo Y580:
That one might actually be cheaper than the Asus with basically the same specs.