ASUS Laptop @ BestBuy - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-24-2010, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
Default ASUS Laptop @ BestBuy

I recently posted about customizing my own desktop, but I'm not sure about it yet. I kind of need a laptop for the mobility (college and coming home every weekend) and saw this laptop at BestBuy for $999.99. Here's the link:

Asus - Laptop with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor - Black - G72GX-RBBX05

I was wondering how this laptop would handle games such as WoW, SC2, and future games on max settings. Is it worth it to you guys?

Thanks for the input.

duhcao is offline  
Old 05-25-2010, 07:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5
Default Re: ASUS Laptop @ BestBuy

Hmm...I actually have a question for you. Do you really want a laptop that weighs 8.8 pounds with a battery life of only 1 hour and 23 minutes? In all honesty, this laptop would obviously be more mobile than a desktop, but it would not be mobile enough to be lugging across campus. Anyways, this is just something to keep in mind.

To answer your question, it should easily be able to run WoW and SC2 on max settings. To me it would not be worth it because it is just too heavy and the battery life is too low for a college environment.

Also, this laptop is, in my opinion, much better and lighter for the same price : - ASUS N61JQ-X1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 16" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730

It comes with 320GB or hard drive space instead of 500GB, but it also runs at 7200 rpm. I don't personally need that much hard drive space, but I don't know if that would affect you.

herostar10 is offline  
Old 05-25-2010, 08:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
MindoverMaster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: ASUS Laptop @ BestBuy

Yes, it has a good GFX, but you will not be playing at full. Heat is the enemy. Laptops are not well cooled and can't be in the small case. You should be able to play at medium settings with no heating troubles.
__________________ Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 05-25-2010, 08:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
Default Re: ASUS Laptop @ BestBuy

Thanks for the replies, but after hunting around a bit longer I found a BestBuy with the G73JH-RBBX05:

Asus - Laptop with Intel® Core™ i7 Processor - Black - G73JH-RBBX05

I'm not really one to bring my laptops on campus, just from my apartment to home every weekend for that free meal . So I just need a mobile one to bring it to/from home! Any comments on this one would be appreciated as well.
duhcao is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ASUS RoG Matrix 5870 + HD 5870 V2 Muffin Man New Technology and Products 6 03-21-2010 04:58 PM
How to Boot from USB drive on Asus F3JP laptop? alasdair Laptops and Notebooks 0 10-17-2008 12:59 AM
Have You Ever Built a Laptop Sleeve Osiris Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 0 09-27-2008 10:28 AM
I need a new laptop - here is what I'm looking at: Aro2220 Laptops and Notebooks 5 09-21-2008 12:26 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.