Trying to choose between 2 gaming laptops

Cubemaster110

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Jun 4, 2017
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I am getting ready to buy a laptop to bring with me to college, so I want something that is powerful, but not as bulky and heavy as, say, the Alienware Area-51m. Looking for a 17 inch screen, at a rough $2500 price point. I've found 2 laptops that I think might suit my needs, but I'm not sure which would be better.

I'm between the Razer Blade Pro 17 and the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701.

Both have similar specs (though I found a deal on Newegg for the Zephyrus that gives it a lot more power for just slightly more than the Blade. RTX 2080 vs RTX 2070 and 1TB storage instead of 512GB) but there are a few things keeping me from immediately jumping to the Zephyrus.

Firstly, it has no ethernet port, which makes getting solid internet more difficult. I have heard that I can use an ethernet-to-USB adapter, but I'm not sure how well those work.

Also, the keyboard on the Zephyrus is a bit strange, and I'm not sure how much I would like the forward layout.

If anyone has experience with these two laptops and could recommend one over the other, I'd appreciate it.
 

hang-the-9

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USB to ethernet adapters are fine to use (it's not the other way around BTW) we use them at work all the time for our tablet systems. Just do a web search for USB C to Ethernet, you will find many different ones, some have a bunch of other ports as well. The ones we get have Ethernet, VGA and a few USB ports similar to this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M8HLGBF/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07M8HLGBF&pd_rd_w=d1PrK&pf_rd_p=8a8f3917-7900-4ce8-ad90-adf0d53c0985&pd_rd_wg=LK2mq&pf_rd_r=89KW1TNG58CRQBDFSKXY&pd_rd_r=43af4b76-92dd-11e9-a0ee-b99c5bcadf13

Just make sure that what you look at will support a normal USB C Windows system, some need Thunderbolt support.
 
Jun 22, 2019
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asus gx701 is very good but there is only one problem is ( keyboard design ) and its expensive
 
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