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saeed.ua
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asus g75 or pavillion dv7

Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:01 am

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-o ... otebook-PC
or
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+17.3 ... Id=5176239

both of them has 17 inch,asus got gtx 660 and 4.5 hrs backup on the other hand hp got weaker 650 gpu and more battery time 9 hrs.
asus can hold 2 hard drive,i'm not sure about hp,asus' ram can be expanded to 16 but hp max out at 8.
i will use it as my main pc,and frequently take it our.please suggest which one to get.
 
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Re: asus g75 or pavillion dv7

Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:16 am

I've got essentially the same DV7 as the one listed, except it is 1600x900 and no bluetooth. I've been pretty thrilled with it. Of course, I paid $850 for it. I'm not sure its worth the price you'd pay through HP. Check out Sam's Club (where I got mine) and see if they have it for ~$1000. I think you have a misprint on the HP's specs. I'm positve it has 3 USB 3.0's and 1 USB 2.0 like mine does. It lists 3 USB 2.0's and 1 USB 2.0's (doesn't make sense). Also, the HP has Blu-Ray, Asus doesn't.

For the record, my wife has an Asus, which I picked out for her. Its great. But the build-quality-feel award goes to my HP.

Here are my niggles with it:
Battery life - nowhere close to 9 hours. HP has pretty bad estimates. Figured nearly 4 hours, but never hitting it.
My spacebar has a squeak that I have been too lazy to see if I can fix.
Wireless-n is 2.4ghz only. I live in a house with no conflicting channels, so this isn't an issue.

Here is what I love:
It does indeed have space for 2 hdd's. I added a 120GB Agility 3, and it's pretty awesome. Got me 20 minutes more battery life (which with a 17" monitor, I'll never need because I don't lug this thing around).
Gaming is pretty sweet with the 650m @ 1600x900.
Beats audio - if you are into music, movies, or even games, I've found it pretty awesome. I used it as a dedicated music player when cleaning out a gym. It was flawless. Great sound even at a distance. Heard it just fine over an electronic floor buffer.
The BD player works as advertised.
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Re: asus g75 or pavillion dv7

Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:27 am

thanks for the quick reply.
do you had clean instal of windows on it or clone the windows on ssd???
so basically battery life on hp and asus are same???and is your battery large which stick out or normal one not oversize.
 
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Re: asus g75 or pavillion dv7

Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:21 am

Battery is huge. It sticks out, but this also increases airflow under the laptop. The cooling system needs it, so I don't really look at it as a negative. Its the price to pay for a gaming laptop.

As for moving to an SSD, with HP's, you have to buy a seperate cable that sets up a 2nd HDD. Mine was ~$35. And you can't clone the drive. It really isn't a good method, regardless. HP will let you burn 1 (!) set of backup disks. So, I burned the DVD's, swapped HD's around (there is a primary and secondary position), and ran the disks. Setup was flawless. I then formated the included 1 GiB drive and started installing my applications/games.
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Minolta MC 50/1.4, MD 35-70/3.5, 300/4.5
 
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Re: asus g75 or pavillion dv7

Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:31 am

i would strongly consider cheking out http://www.xoticpc.com you can better performance for lower prices they also let you customize the laptops ;)
this one for example msi gt70 http://www.xoticpc.com/forcemsi-1762-52 ... -4347.html
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