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LaughingCheese

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#1 10 years ago

There's only two major differences between these two: the CPU and the GPU. (Well, the A1B has a 250GB hdd vs 320GB on the GX620...)

The GX620 has a 2.26Ghz P8400, while the A1B has a T5800 2.0Ghz.

Here's my questions:

  1. Does .026Ghz make a noticeable difference?
  2. Also, the GX620 has the nVidia GeForce 9600M GT 512MB, while the A1B has the 9650M GT 1GB card.
  3. How much faster is the 9650 vs the 9600, and does an extra 512MB make a noticeable difference?

There both around the same price on Amazon:

The GX620 is $949, and the A1B is $941.

For around the same price, which would you buy?

The Asus also has a fingerprint reader, and I think, but I'm not sure, facial recognition.

I think all the N series use the same chassis, so I imagine its fairly upgradeable CPU wise.

I just wish the N series had a model with a P8400 as well.

Asus also has the better touchpad....=p




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#2 10 years ago

Asus.




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#3 10 years ago
kow_ciller;4798500Asus.

Hmm.

I like the Asus one, but I can't make heads or tails of the reviews on newegg.

One guy said the webcam was installed upside down, I suppose that could merely have been a bad unit?

Customer Reviews Of ASUS N50Vn-A1B NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T5800(2.00GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT - Retail




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#4 10 years ago

Newegg reviews shouldn't be trusted unless you're looking to see what kind of percentage of things people get are DOA. (I generally buy 2-4 star items and go off of professional reviews)




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#5 10 years ago
kow_ciller;4798589Newegg reviews shouldn't be trusted unless you're looking to see what kind of percentage of things people get are DOA. (I generally buy 2-4 star items and go off of professional reviews)

I see, so most of the negative stuff was probably from general bad apples that every product has.

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#6 10 years ago

If your looking to game on a laptop (not saying you are), go for a desktop. I learned the hard way. (should have listened to kow_ciller :P) I thought gaming on a laptop would be sweet, you know, I thought portability would be awesome. Like bringing it to a friends house and everything. But it wasn't as fun as I thought it would be. I hated looking at a tiny screen while I could have been looking at a sick 24" LCD or bigger. BUT if you want a laptop just for general use, or for like WoW or something go for the Asus. :)




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#7 10 years ago
Babeman;4798602If your looking to game on a laptop (not saying you are), go for a desktop. I learned the hard way. (should have listened to kow_ciller :P) I thought gaming on a laptop would be sweet, you know, I thought portability would be awesome. Like bringing it to a friends house and everything. But it wasn't as fun as I thought it would be. I d looking at a tiny screen while I could have been looking at a sick 24" LCD or bigger. BUT if you want a laptop just for general use, or for like WoW or something go for the Asus. :)

What screen size was your laptop?

I think 15.4" is plenty sufficient.

And I think you're flat out wrong that laptops aren't powerful enough for gaming.

The only major issue then is the screen, and maybe the keyboard.

But you can always buy a separate keyboard and mouse.

Oh, and I already have a desktop. ;)

Thanks tho.




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#8 10 years ago

you'll find out soon enough that laptops aren't meant for gaming. I played on my friends with SLI 8600GTS and it could barely keep up with COD4 on med details. Twas quite disappointing to say the very least.




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#9 10 years ago

My take is go for the MSI. And not just because I'm using the 630 :p, but because I've heard a lot of bad things about asus notebooks.

Not to mention I know quite a lot of people who have their MSI's overclocked by quite a lot since the thing has powerful fans and probably a better chassis overall.

\you'll find out soon enough that laptops aren't meant for gaming. I played on my friends with SLI 8600GTS and it could barely keep up with COD4 on med details. Twas quite disappointing to say the very least.

To be honest I've yet to notice mine chock at anything. And it has a weaker processor than the 620. Of course I won't be trying crysis on high, but it can run most new things on high without issues.




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#10 10 years ago

Well, it all depends on what FPS you deem as playable. I personally cant stand COD games to run under 90fps on max details but other games can have less fps so it doesn't really matter.