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Asus N61JV vs. Dell Studio 15


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#1 Persian Pride

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:48 PM

Hi everyone, I was going to buy a new laptop, and I am stuck between 2 options.

Asus N61JV:
$900
i5 - 430M
4GB
500GB (7200 RPM)
16" HD LED LCD (1366x768) Vesa Like
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M (new technology: Optimus)
6 Cell
USB 3.0 (is it worth it?)

Dell Studio 15:
Studio 15
$870
i3 - 330M
4GB
500GB (7200 RPM)
15.6" Full HD High Brightness LED (720p but I can upgrade to 1080p for +$100)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1GB
9 Cell


Also, for the Studio 15, is the 1080p screen (regular is 720p) worth $100? Will the icons be too small anyway?
I am a sort-of light gamer, into some graphics work, and would like good battery life.

Which of the 2 options would YOU suggest, and why? Also, please list the pros and cons for each as this would be wonderful!

Thank you guys so much in advance, :blink:
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:29 AM

well, typically Im not a NVIDIA fan boy, but between those I would have to say the ASUS. I have a strong dislike for Dell quality. That and the i5 is a better CPU then the i3, they both have the same memory, and the ASUS has a slightly larger screen. Now, the dell can do 1080p for 100 dollars more, but you know how tiny your icons will be at 1920 x 1080 on a 15.6 inch screen? thats almost scary. . . and does it come with blu-ray? otherwise its kind of a waste. . . the Dell will have a longer battery life then the ASUS one will however. On top of that they look about equal rest of the way, my vote is the ASUS. It offers better quality, slightly bigger screen, and if all you do is light gaming that resolution should treat you fine.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:00 PM

I'm with Patriort on this as well. I personally own an ASUS cheap gaming laptop (G60VX). I have had very little problems with it (few I have had have been all user created). I'm not a big fan of Dell either. Before I started to really get into computers I owned an XPS 710 desktop. I was not impressed at all. It was overpriced, terrible support, and I honestly feel that the majority of sales that go Dell's way are from people that do not know what else is available. Great marketing techniques. I guess a good analogy would be those that drink Budweiser because it has been deemed "the King of Beers". Although there is much better tasting even domestic beer available.

Of course this is all opinion, and i'm sure there will be those that argue this.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 03:32 PM

Great and fast replies guys! Thanks :blink:
I have actually heard that the quality of the ASUS screen is below the Dell's screen. I don't think I will go with 1080p, but there still are differences other than specs.
Such as the build, and fingerprints, and most importantly, which one will last the most years in the long term.
Thanks again, and hope to get some new replies!

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:44 PM

I think the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 is not a great card with only 6332 (3DMark 05), whereas the GeForce GT 325M has 10591 (3DMark 05)...a sizable difference! I personally prefer more portable notebooks though, and might recommend this one in stead:

Sony Vaio for $899 (Doesn't include tax and shipping)

Intel® Core™ i5

Widescreen backlit LED (1600 x 900) 14"


System Memory (RAM)
4GB DDR3


500GB HDD 5400rpms


NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU 512MB (dedicated)


Can add a blue ray drive for $80


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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:51 PM

Okay, it seems already we got 3 votes toward the ASUS. Any downsides to this laptop? Any small details that can be a negative compared to the Studio 15?

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:10 PM

Only the screen resolution. Btw, I currently use a Dell XPS m1530, and although the computer has served me well, in your position I would definitely go for the ASUS.

An HDMI port is simply a must, which I'm assuming it does have (just thought I'd mention it). The only 'real' downside to this laptop (for me) is the size. But that's a personal preference. I know plenty of people who prefer the bigger screen to increased portability.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 05:36 AM

just to clarify, I believe the portability is tied between the 2 laptops.

Studio 15:
Pros: longer battery?, backlit keyboard
Cons: i3 processor, ???

ASUS N61JV:
Pros: better graphics card, i5 processor
Cons: screen resolution (what is it specifically?? is it better or worse than 720p??)

I am just starting to look into the SONY VIAO laptops, maybe they would be a good option even though they usually don't get good reviews (as I have heard).
For Sony VIAO, should I go with E or CW?

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:12 AM

The more I think about it, that ASUS looks like a pretty awesome deal.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:57 PM

any other similar suggested laptops, guys?

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:46 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16834220706 this one might be worth looking at. only a i3, but it has a bigger screen and higher resolution to go with.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 02:58 PM

Thanks for reply, but I don't think I want a screen bigger than 16 inches.

Thanks again,
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 01:07 PM

If you change your mind about getting a 17" you could consider this one, which has great specs:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+...d=1218165344675

The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics is considered one of the fastest notebook GPUs available, and is ranked next to the GeForce 9800M GTX SLI according to notebookcheck.com (http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5870.23073.0.html) :blink:




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