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Old 01-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My son is going to buy a gaming laptop......which do you believe is better...the 5870 gpu or the GTX 460 gpu.

Between these two laptops

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....egories&ks=960

Newegg.com - ASUS G Series G73JW-XN1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 740QM(1.73GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
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Does he care about battery life? I'd get the one fro BB, with a 5400rpm HDD, saves battery life over a 7200.
8GB RAM is waaay overkill. 6GB should suit him well.
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He is leaning that way......for the $200 savings and he thinks the 5870 may be better than the GTX460....nice to know about the battery life also.

I believe Asus made this model exclusively for Best Buy.

Even though the resolution is only 1600x900....I told him I would go the best buy route also. That is still a good resolution for a 17 inch screen.
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