Dell XPS15 vs. ASUS G53sx

mgwildi

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Apr 20, 2012
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Hi,

On dell's site I customized an xps15 with i7-2670QM, nividia GeForce GT 540M 2GB graphics with Optimus, and 8GB ram...
for ~1325$+tx

The G53sx I was targetting comes with the same processor, 12GB ram (same speed), and nividia GeForce GTX 560M - 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM...
for 1500$+tx

So, simple question, is the additional 4GB of memory and the graphics card upgrade worth the difference?

I originally wanted a ~1000-1200$ laptop, (so even the xps15 is blowing my initial budget) but I also want something that will last, so I'm wondering if maybe I should extend my limit.

What do you guys think?

Thanks!
 

WR2

Judicious
Hello mgwildi;

Pretty big difference between GT 540M and GTX 560M in gaming.

If you want to stay close to your $1000 budget goal and get better gaming performance look at this option:
Sager NP6165 custom 15" gaming notebook ~$1049 when configured with Core i7 CPU and Win7
Core i7-2670QM CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 15.6" 1920x1080 LCD w/ Geforce GT 650M graphics card.
That GT 650M's performance is between the old GTX 460M and the GTX 560M.
 

mgwildi

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Apr 20, 2012
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Hello!

Thanks alot for your replies! kind of stopped me from buying something too fast...!

in the end, I decided to save up some money and wait for the MSI GT60 / GT70, which both everything I was looking for (and maybe more..?), for just a little more $$$ since they'll be available at a local store... (shipping costs to Canada on xoticpc are... somewhat too high, imo)
 

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