I need advice. Dell Inspiron 15 7559 vs Asus Rog g551jw, which is better?

samuel_wong

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Im having a dilemma in choosing between these two laptops.
Asus G551JW-DM017H:
http://www.techhypermart.com/notebooks/asus/asus-g551jw-dm017h-gaming-15-6-laptop-notebook-i7-4720hq-8gb-1tb-8gb-ssd-nv-gtx960m-4gb-w8-1.html



Dell Inspiron 15 7559-70814G:
http://www.techhypermart.com/dell-inspiron-15-7559-70814g-w10-15-6-laptop-notebook-i7-6700hq-8gb-1tb-8g-cache-nv-gtx960m-w10h.html

It's between these 2 models that im looking at. In terms of reliability, which brand is more reliable? And also which has better cooling system? The i7-4720HQ vs i7-6700HQ, what are the difference, any significant difference in speed? I need some advice especially those who have used any of these laptops. I want to play games like BF3, BF4, GTA 5, CSGO, TF2, DOTA 2 without lag, im ok with medium-high settings, but since these 2 laptops have very very similar specs, i don't know which to choose.

The Asus G551JW specs:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ Processor
- 2.6GHz, 6M Cache
- Max Turbo Frequency 3.6 GHz
Memory: 8GB DDR3L
Storage: 1TB SATA Hard Drive+8GB SSD
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960M 4GB
Optical Drive : Super-Multi DVD
Display: 15.6" Auto FHD EWV LED Backlight/IPS FHD (1920x1080) Asus Splendid
Card Reader: 3 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDXC/ MS/ MS Pro/MS Pro Duo/ MMC)
Networking: Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
10/100/1000/Gigabits Base T
BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card)
Camera: HD Web Camera
Audio and Speakers: Built-in 2 Speaker(s) And Microphone
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®
SonicMaster Premium
MaxxAudio support
Ports: 1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo)
3 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x mini Display Port

Dell Inspiron 15 7559 specs:
Processor : Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor
- 2.6GHz, 6MB cache
- Max Turbo Frequency 3.5 GHz
Memory: 8GB 1 DIMM (1x8GB) DDR3L 1600Mhz
Storage: 1TB (5400rpm) Hybrid HDD + 8GB Embedded Flash Cach
Graphics : NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
Optical Drive: None
Display: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
Network & Communication:Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1 Wireless Driver
Camera: Integrated Widescreen HD 720P Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone Array
Audio and Speakers : Stereo speakers professionally tuned with MaxxAudio(R) by Waves
Ports: USB 3.0 x 2
USB 3.0 PowerShare x 1
HDMI x 1
RJ45 x 1
Headphone Jack x 1

Any answers are much appreciated! :D
 

jaguarskx

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Generally speaking, Asus has a reputation for making good laptop while Dell (excluding Alienware) is a bit better than average reputation. However, Asus is notoriously known for having very poor technical support. If you have problems with the laptop, then good luck trying to get a human to help you. On the other hand Dell's tech support is generally pretty good from what I've read.


I have not read any reviews of the Asus G551JW-DM017H, but I have read reviews of the Dell Insipron 7559 because I was interested in buying one... until my desktop GPU died and I replaced it with a GTX 970.

Overall the Dell can handle games pretty well. Since the Asus has the same specs it, it should perform similarly to the Dell. Fallout 4 (pretty demanding game) can be played at 1080p with mostly high graphics settings, but a few things need to be set to medium to get high FPS in that game. The GTX 960m is what a lot of people would consider an "entry level gaming performance" GPU. Everything below the GTX 960m would be considered "mainstream performance" or "non-gaming" GPUs.

Probably the two biggest complaints about the Dell is the mousepad and the screen. The mousepad is considered functional, nothing really great about it (like mousepads on MacBooks), but nothing terrible either. Since you are going to be using a mouse to play games, it is a non-issue. The IPS screen is considered average quality, but some people wish it was a bit brighter.
 

jaguarskx

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Generally speaking, Asus has a reputation for making good laptop while Dell (excluding Alienware) is a bit better than average reputation. However, Asus is notoriously known for having very poor technical support. If you have problems with the laptop, then good luck trying to get a human to help you. On the other hand Dell's tech support is generally pretty good from what I've read.


I have not read any reviews of the Asus G551JW-DM017H, but I have read reviews of the Dell Insipron 7559 because I was interested in buying one... until my desktop GPU died and I replaced it with a GTX 970.

Overall the Dell can handle games pretty well. Since the Asus has the same specs it, it should perform similarly to the Dell. Fallout 4 (pretty demanding game) can be played at 1080p with mostly high graphics settings, but a few things need to be set to medium to get high FPS in that game. The GTX 960m is what a lot of people would consider an "entry level gaming performance" GPU. Everything below the GTX 960m would be considered "mainstream performance" or "non-gaming" GPUs.

Probably the two biggest complaints about the Dell is the mousepad and the screen. The mousepad is considered functional, nothing really great about it (like mousepads on MacBooks), but nothing terrible either. Since you are going to be using a mouse to play games, it is a non-issue. The IPS screen is considered average quality, but some people wish it was a bit brighter.
 
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