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saeed.ua
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notrbook purchase help

Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:07 pm

i am confuse between these three as to which is the better value in turns of battery,portability and moderate gaming.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+17.3 ... Id=5700362
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+17.3 ... Id=5176239

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+1 ... Id=4707146

and do they have dual drive option so that,i can insert ssd,or i need to swap out the hard drive,
thanks in advance and sorry for poor language.
 
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Re: notrbook purchase help

Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:23 pm

The Asus unit has the best graphics chip, but all of those appear suitable for gaming. Have you considered any other vendors besides Best Buy?

You may find the performance comparisons at Notebookcheck to be useful:
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Re: notrbook purchase help

Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:47 pm

actually i checked newegg,but i would prefer to buy that notebook in a store,to feel that myself before buying.
i need 4+hours of battery,do asus one can hold on that long?
 
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Re: notrbook purchase help

Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:57 pm

Judging from the power adapters the laptops come with, I'd say the Samsung has the best battery life. Of course it depends of usage though.
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Re: notrbook purchase help

Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:11 pm

saeed.ua wrote:
actually i checked newegg,but i would prefer to buy that notebook in a store,to feel that myself before buying.
i need 4+hours of battery,do asus one can hold on that long?


Then go to Best Buy and "feel" them (very important, I'm not making fun here) to decide which one you like, then buy the winner for cheaper online. Asus laptops are very well built in my opinion and often have the best price/quality/performance ratio. With all hardware being the same between the three (unlikely): Samsung will probably give you the best build quality and aesthetics for the highest price, Asus will be right up there with build quality but the price will be lower, Dell will likely be roughly the same price as Asus but much cheaper looking/feeling.
I like to make an excel chart of the hardware in the laptops I'm deciding between to get a visual of what each offers. CPU, GPU, RAM, hard drive, screen, connectivity, price, etc etc (whatever is important to you) Then I highlight the best of each category in Green and the worst of each category in Red.

PS. I believe all of these laptops will give you roughly the same battery life.
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