Sager vs Lenovo vs Asus Budget Gaming Laptops

salvationkr

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I'm trying to decide on which laptop to buy for college. I'm looking for a budget gaming laptop below ~$950 before taxes and I'm trying to decide between a few models.

ASUS N550JV-DB71: http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-n550jvdb71-eta-midaugust-p-6115.html

Sager NP6652: http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6652-clevo-w650sr-p-5846.html

Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p - 59369916: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y410p/


I'm leaning towards the Asus right now because it's 1920x1080 res, matte screen, and comes with a sub; although, I don't really care about the sub.

But the Sager is also appealing because it does come stock with a faster hdd than the Asus with pretty much the same specs otherwise.

I also like the Lenovo though, because it comes with an ssd along with the hdd, but it has a lower resolution than the other two laptops.

I can't make up my mind; I am open to suggestions. Thanks.
 

JackNaylorPE

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Yes, I knew money was tight .... just wanted to mention cause of any option you might choose, that would have the greatest impact on performance. At the office here, we don't quite have the budgetary limitation as its a business expense and we put the Momentus in every build now. We have one of each (one with Moments and one with HD + SSD). No sense paying $200 for the Samsung 840 pro, when we get virtually the same performance outta the Momentus. No one can tell them apart ....well w/ a stop watch you can tell it takes about a 1/2 second longer to boot.

Good luck w/ your purchase and your college adventures

 

salvationkr

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Thanks for the reply. That's +1 for Sager. But adding $90 for an 8gb ssd is a no go for me :(
 

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Personally I would go with the Asus because they're known as one of the best OEMs when it comes to device longevity, but if you live in the states have you considered shopping other places like Newegg? This Acer is pretty good and within your price range -->http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemNumber=N82E16834314149
 

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I am in the states, but I'm trying to stay away from Acer because I've read many bad reviews regarding build quality. I've checked Newegg already but their laptops models/prices don't appeal to me. Thanks for the reply, though.

 

JackNaylorPE

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Asus isn't an OEM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_laptop_brands_and_manufacturers

The vast majority of laptops on the market (94% in 2011) are manufactured by a small handful of Taiwan-based Original Design Manufacturers (ODM), although their production bases are located mostly in mainland China.[2]

Major relationships include:[3]

Quanta sells to (among others) HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Sony, Fujitsu and NEC
Compal sells to (among others) Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and HP/Compaq
Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP
Inventec sells to Toshiba, HP and Lenovo
Pegatron sells to Asus, Toshiba, Apple, Dell and Acer
Foxconn sells to Asus, Dell, HP and Apple
Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP
 

JackNaylorPE

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Yes, I knew money was tight .... just wanted to mention cause of any option you might choose, that would have the greatest impact on performance. At the office here, we don't quite have the budgetary limitation as its a business expense and we put the Momentus in every build now. We have one of each (one with Moments and one with HD + SSD). No sense paying $200 for the Samsung 840 pro, when we get virtually the same performance outta the Momentus. No one can tell them apart ....well w/ a stop watch you can tell it takes about a 1/2 second longer to boot.

Good luck w/ your purchase and your college adventures

 
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