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#1 Persian Pride

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:12 AM

Hi everyone,

I was wanting to buy a laptop with these stats:
15.6-16" screen
4GB of RAM
500 GB hard drive (7200RPM) preferred
1 GB graphics card preferred
i3 or i5 processor

Bonus stats:
Backlit keyboard
USB 3.0
Extra battery life

I have these laptops in mind:
ASUS N61JV
ASUS K52JR
ASUS UL50
maybe even a Dell Studio 15

Any ideas/suggestions please?

Thanks in advance,
SK

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:48 AM

What would the primary function be for your laptop?

Business or pleasure?

Do you plan on doing any gaming or disk burning?
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:53 PM

Either the ASUS K52JR-A1 or the Dell Studio 15.
Keep in mind, the latter can be customized to your needs.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:42 PM

I will be using the laptop for DJing, light gaming, photoshop, watching videos. Also just basic document work.
ReviverSoft, can you give your reasoning for your choice (over the N61JV)?
Thanks for replies guys :blink:

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:46 PM

I have to agree with the reply made by Riversoft regarding the Dell Studio 15 as being the best choice.

Since you said you'd be using it for a Disk Jockey career and gaming, I think you'll find this system will better suit your needs.

Of course price is a major factor with any new computer purchase, the better the system is, the more money you have to shell out for that performance.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:49 PM

can I ask why u believe the Dell Studio 15 will meet my needs better? (other than backlit keyboard)

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:30 PM

Usually one of the first things I do when thinking about a expensive purchase is to do an on-line review of the product.

For the sake of space here in this forum, I'll only point out a few things I am refering to.

Take this link below for example, this is a customer review regarding this Dell Studio 15 Laptop. I pay close attention to what other buyers have to say about the product.

http://www.dell.com/content/products/produ...s=dhs&cs=19

That being said, I also check to see if the device is upgradable to keep up with the times.

I am not saying the Asus brand is not a good choice, I actually own an Asus motherboard, but I know there are a number of issues with some Asus laptops as of late and some customer reviews point to that conclusion as well.


At this page below is the specs on the Dell Studio 15

With these specs alone means it has a lot of processing power to meet your needs on the long haul. Intel® PentiumTM Dual Core, Intel® Core™2 Duo, Intel® CoreTM i3, Intel® CoreTM i5 and Intel® CoreTM i7 processors.
Up to Intel® CoreTM i7-820QM Mobile Processor (1.73GHz, turbo up to 3.06GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)

The chipset is the following


Intel® GM45 with Intel® PentiumTM Dual Core and Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo processors
Intel® PM55 with Intel® CoreTM i7 processors
Intel® HM55 with Intel® CoreTM i5 processors

Check the specs below at this link.


http://www.dell.com/content/products/produ...s=dhs&cs=19

Edit: for some reason its not linking to that page I am refering to above, so you'll have to click the tab yourself on this page.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:50 PM

@Persian Pride

Between the ASUS N61JV & K52JR, the latter is lighter and better suited for your 'mobile' requirements.
That apart, with specs into consideration, the N61JV does offers USB 3.0 support and a 'marginally better' multimedia (Gfx+audio) experience.

With the Studio 15, it's essentially the ability to customize your system, as opposed to the stock(pre-configured) models from Asus.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 12 May 2010 - 07:52 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:02 PM

I completely agree with the fact that customization is a big plus, but it seems the ASUS is fit to my perfect stats/specs. Also regarding laptop issues, I've heard the Studio 15 has lots of issues, and ASUS hardware is rock-solid.

I am more in between the K52jr and the N61jv, and wish to understand the differences (if someone could explain i would appreciate it a lot) :blink:

Also open to why the Studio 15 is better in your opinion (as I was highly considering this earlier)

Thanks again,
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Edited by Persian Pride, 12 May 2010 - 10:02 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:14 PM

By the way, here are the exact stats/specs for each:

N61jv:
http://www.amazon.com/N61JV-X2-16-Inch-Ver...O/ref=de_a_smtd
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K52jr:
http://www.amazon.com/K52JK-A1-15-6-Inch-V...=dp_ob_title_ce
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Studio 15:
i3 processor
4GB RAM
500GB HDD (7200rpm)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1GB
15.6” High Definition (720p) LED Display
85 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)
Back-lit Keyboard

PRICE: $929

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 02:27 AM

Persian Pride just a quick question, are you willing to purchase a used model as opposed to a new one?
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:51 AM

if i get an outstanding deal possibly, but when it comes to electronics, i like new. how come?

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:58 PM

I am more in between the K52jr and the N61jv, and wish to understand the differences (if someone could explain i would appreciate it a lot) :wacko:


Between the ASUS N61JV & K52JR, the latter is lighter and better suited for your 'mobile' requirements.
That apart, with specs into consideration, the N61JV does offers USB 3.0 support and a 'marginally better' multimedia (Gfx+audio) experience.


^ That apart, other key differences are the looks and the screen size.

If you really fancy the ASUS notebooks, stick to them.

Follow your heart! :blink:

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:49 PM

Why did you choose Asus? HP is also good I think. But look at your needs, I prefer dell studio :blink:

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:44 AM

I just heard that there are some problems with the Dell Studio, but I like the backlit keyboard for DJing.
When i looked up the K52JR and the N61JV they both appeared around the same weight. I dont see any pros to the K52JR to be honest. But I would love to be corrected ;)
I also hear the hardware quality of ASUS laptops are good.




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