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Looking for Gaming/Photo editing laptop

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So based on currents events, i've been faced with the needs of having something mobile for gaming/photo editing (majorly this)

 

I've narrowed my search down to these two:

 

$1299

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-G750JW-DB71-17-3-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B00COQIKB4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392840076&sr=1-2&keywords=asus+laptop

 

$1,689.9

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-G750JX-DB71-17-3-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B00COQIKKA/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392840076&sr=1-6&keywords=asus+laptop

 

 

Both by asus, different being the second one  has 256gb SSD. 

The plus samsung has, is they have amazing warranty:

 

1-Year International Warranty

  • 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
  • Free one-way standard shipping
  • 24/7 Technical Support
    For more information visit http://www.service.asus.com/

1-Year Accidental Damage Protection3

  • Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges and fire damage for the first year (valued at $99). For more information, visit http://notebookcare.asus.com

 

 

So far I've look at alienware, falcon northwest, maingear, originPC  (Man I thought alienware was overpriced until I saw falcon northwest... jesus christ...).  But definitely ASUS offer best bang per buck.

 

Anyway, I do some moderate photo editing in lightroom and photoshop, play the games every now and then ( Battlefield, Streetfighter, fifa, etc..).

 

 

So before I made my final choice, maybe neowin has some insight?

 

 

There's also bottom of the list:

 

Lenovo idea pad y510p $800

 

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/?sb=:000001C9:0000FCD6:

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You can get your own 256GB SSD for half that cost. Get the cheaper one and get your own SSD if you need it.

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You can get your own 256GB SSD for half that cost. Get the cheaper one and get your own SSD if you need it.

It also has a better graphics card, first one has GTX665 and second one 770, which are miles apart too.

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Oh, didn't see that. Sorry. :(

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Oh, didn't see that. Sorry. :(

No my bad for not posting basic specs:

 

 #1 

  • Intel i7 4700HQ 2.4Ghz
  • 12 GB DDR3
  • 1024 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, Nvidia GTX765M 2GB GDDR5
  • Windows 8, 3.5-Hour Battery Life

 

#2 

  • ntel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz
  • 16 GB DDR3
  • 1024 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 256 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, Nvidia GTX770M 3G
  • Windows 8, 3.5-hour battery life

 

Cheap choice lenovo:

 

ocessor:4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)

Operating System:Windows 8.1 64 Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GT755M GDDR5 2GB Memory:8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz Display:15.6" HD LED Glossy with integrated camera (1366x768) Hard Drive:1TB 5400 RPM Optical Drive:DVD Recordable (Dual Layer) Battery:6 Cell 72 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion Network Card:Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230 Bluetooth:Bluetooth Version 4.0 Warranty:One year

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Forgot a few letters there. You said a 665, that's a 765, theres really little difference between a 765 and 770...

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Humpty bumpty

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After searching multiple brands, Clevo, Saeger, Toshiba, Alienware, Falcon northest, Xotic, OriginPC. Asus definitely offers the best warranty. (bumpage)

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What are the screen resolutions?  Since you say you want something that can do photo editing, I'd try and find the highest quality screen... " Gaming" laptops can be typically ~720p (which is a crap resolution for photos).  Also "gaming" laptops tend not to support long battery life (if that is important to you).

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I have not had Asus laptop before.

 

I have used Dell, Acer laptops these years... These laptops are great this time. No problems so far.

 

I have a 17" Dell laptop (primary), 3 15" Acer laptops (travel, photography). 

 

I have an old laptop with windows that can run at high screen resolution like iMac.  I am keeping this.  heheh.

 

This laptop has gorilla glass 2. You wouldn't worry about screen gets damaged during traveling.

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What are the screen resolutions?  Since you say you want something that can do photo editing, I'd try and find the highest quality screen... " Gaming" laptops can be typically ~720p (which is a crap resolution for photos).  Also "gaming" laptops tend not to support long battery life (if that is important to you).

For both the ASUS: 1920 x 1080

For the Lenovo: Display:15.6" HD LED Glossy with integrated camera (1366x768)

 

That's something I had not considered actually.

I have not had Asus laptop before.

 

I have used Dell, Acer laptops these years... These laptops are great this time. No problems so far.

 

I have a 17" Dell laptop (primary), 3 15" Acer laptops (travel, photography). 

 

I have an old laptop with windows that can run at high screen resolution like iMac.  I am keeping this.  heheh.

 

This laptop has gorilla glass 2. You wouldn't worry about screen gets damaged during traveling.

That's sorta of performance do you get with your laptops whilst editing photos? 

 

Cause on my q6600 2gb ram 7200rpm disks, it sure is hell to edit and export photos in lightroom. ( Exporting 100+ photos is an hour process or longer)

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Hello,

notebookreview has the listing of every laptop your heart can love :)

Also, depending on budget, you can get yourself a custom made one.

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Hello,

notebookreview has the listing of every laptop your heart can love :)

Also, depending on budget, you can get yourself a custom made one.

Thanks i'll check out notebookreview

 

as for custom made, all of even seem uber expensive when compared to pre-made (Falcon Northwest).

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For both the ASUS: 1920 x 1080

For the Lenovo: Display:15.6" HD LED Glossy with integrated camera (1366x768)

 

That's something I had not considered actually.

That's sorta of performance do you get with your laptops whilst editing photos? 

 

Cause on my q6600 2gb ram 7200rpm disks, it sure is hell to edit and export photos in lightroom. ( Exporting 100+ photos is an hour process or longer)

 

Yes.. I edit them on mine... no problem.. 

 

You can replace hdd with SSD ... and you will do fine with editing the photos...

 

Don't worry about exporting...   just exporting them and go outside or watch tv... then check back and see if they are finished.   If you can't wait that long, just export a few a time.

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Hello,

notebookreview has the listing of every laptop your heart can love :)

Also, depending on budget, you can get yourself a custom made one.

Sadly, only the lenovo is listed there, asus ones are not :/

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Hello,

Thanks i'll check out notebookreview

 

as for custom made, all of even seem uber expensive when compared to pre-made (Falcon Northwest).

uber no, ultra mega expensive :laugh: but some people need power so...

 

 

Sadly, only the lenovo is listed there, asus ones are not :/

If its not listed, I wouldnt recommend it personally....there has to be a laptop there that feeds your needs and budget :) Ask. Im sure if you describe what you need, you will get some answers.

I got my laptop from there and 5 years later it still fits all my needs for the laptop I wanted and has been pretty future proof as well.

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Guppy, you can look around on Acer or Dell websites and see what you find.

 

They have 15 or bigger laptops with the features you like.

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Yes.. I edit them on mine... no problem.. 

 

You can replace hdd with SSD ... and you will do fine with editing the photos...

 

Don't worry about exporting...   just exporting them and go outside or watch tv... then check back and see if they are finished.   If you can't wait that long, just export a few a time.

Yeah the exporting part doesn't worry as much as editing them. Like I said, editing them in my current machine is hell and back (15mb raw files). What I do is I usually open the whole batch (say 50+) and it brings my system to a crawl and opening one by one is just no. 

Hello,

uber no, ultra mega expensive :laugh: but some people need power so...

 

 

If its not listed, I wouldnt recommend it personally....there has to be a laptop there that feeds your needs and budget :) Ask. Im sure if you describe what you need, you will get some answers.

I got my laptop from there and 5 years later it still fits all my needs for the laptop I wanted and has been pretty future proof as well.

Hell yes, falcon northwest charges around $3k, for what alienware charges $1.5k  Spec by spec, custom built is hands down more expensive.

 

Well, it seems the site is a bit outdated, they don't have the latest (2013 versions) of the Toshiba Qosmio, Alienware, lenovo ones i've looked so far.

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Hello,

Yeah the exporting part doesn't worry as much as editing them. Like I said, editing them in my current machine is hell and back (15mb raw files). What I do is I usually open the whole batch (say 50+) and it brings my system to a crawl and opening one by one is just no. 

Hell yes, falcon northwest charges around $3k, for what alienware charges $1.5k  Spec by spec, custom built is hands down more expensive.

That sounds like more of a RAM issue than a HDD one...

Well, it seems the site is a bit outdated, they don't have the latest (2013 versions) of the Toshiba Qosmio, Alienware, lenovo ones i've looked so far.

Ask their forums better :) User reviews are usually more up to date than page reviews (happens on Neowin too)

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Yeah the exporting part doesn't worry as much as editing them. Like I said, editing them in my current machine is hell and back (15mb raw files). What I do is I usually open the whole batch (say 50+) and it brings my system to a crawl and opening one by one is just no. 

Hell yes, falcon northwest charges around $3k, for what alienware charges $1.5k  Spec by spec, custom built is hands down more expensive.

 

Well, it seems the site is a bit outdated, they don't have the latest (2013 versions) of the Toshiba Qosmio, Alienware, lenovo ones i've looked so far.

 

This one I chose 'SSD and 12gb and up' ... so you choose other options on the left side so you can narrow it down:

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_n_feature_five_bro_3?rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A541966%2Cn%3A565108%2Ck%3Aacer+laptops%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_three_browse-bin%3A6565738011%2Cp_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A7817225011&keywords=acer+laptops&ie=UTF8&qid=1393000751&rnid=2257851011

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Guppy, you can look around on Acer or Dell websites and see what you find.

 

They have 15 or bigger laptops with the features you like.

Thanks I have looked at dell, ended up looking at alienware (dell).

 

Acer on the other hand is a bit out of date with their processors:

 

Processor Manufacturer Intel Processor Type Core i7 Processor Model i7-3632QM

Non haswell

 

Hello,

That sounds like more of a RAM issue than a HDD one...

Ask their forums better :) User reviews are usually more up to date than page reviews (happens on Neowin too)

Cool I'll check the user reviews.

 

And yeah, it's a system built in 2007 so :P

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You use Mac product for photos.  But you have Steam? If so, you can play Steam on Mac. No problem.

 

You use Windows laptop for gaming.

 

:D

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