Which laptop is most affordable?

mhoneey

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Hey, I am going to buy a used laptop. I've caught interest in 5 different ones but I cant decide which one that is most affordable and that I should buy. I want to be able to buy it for a good price so I then in the future can resell it and not lose too much money, hopefully even break even.

Computer number 1:
Alieinware M14X R2
CPU: Intel core i5 3201M 4 x 2,5GHz (turbo > 3,1 GHz)
RAM: 16GB
HDD: 500GB
GPU: Geforce GT 650M
Screen: 14"
OS: Windows 8
Price: 780$

Computer number 2:
Alienware M17X 2012
Intel core i7-3710QM, 2,30Ghz
RAM: 6GB
GPU: GTX 560M
OS: Windows 7
Price: 850$

Computer number 3:
Alienware M18X R1
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz (2.90GHz Turbo)
Clockspeed 2Ghz (2.90GHz Turbo)
Virtual memory 16 345,8MB
288,3GB HDD
DVD/CD-ROM-enheter PLDS DVD+-RW DC-8A2SH
Disc WDC WD3200BEKT-75PVMT0
Graphiccard NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M OBS! 2x!!
Default Monitor 18,4" Nvidia 3D
OS: Windows 7
Price: 1210$

Computer number 4:
ASUS G53sx
processor: Intel® Core i5 2410QM
ram: DDR3 1333 mhz 6 gb
screen: 15,6" 16:9 HD (1366x768)/HD 3D (1366x768 120Hz)/Full HD (1920x1080) LED-backlight
graphiccard NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560M 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
hdd: 500 7200 RPM gb
sound: EAX Advanced HD 5.0 THX TruStudio
OS: Windows 7
Price: 495$


Computer number 5:
ASUS G75VW ROG
Specs: 2x harddrives with SSD as primar HD with 120gb and 8GB memory
3GB graphic memory, Geforce GTX 670M
+
http://www.asus.com/se/ROG_ROG/G75VW/specifications/
Price: 989$


Which one should I buy?
 

mhoneey

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Aug 31, 2014
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There is two, one 495$ and one 989$,
I suppose you are referring to the one for 989$, it is pretty powerful, but I might not need all that power really, but is it still better to buy it? I can get the 14 inch rog one for half the price. What do you think? I am going to play mmorpg, archeage / wow, and do studies / movies. And then planning on reselling it in 1 year or so.
 

mhoneey

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Aug 31, 2014
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lol i have a hard time deciding,
 

mhoneey

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Isnt the alienware on computer 2 pretty price worthy too? And good enough with its gtx 560m? Isnt that good price for it, even tho its "alienware".

The game I am going to play is: http://archeage.gamepedia.com/System_Requirements
and Im going to use it for casual stuff too and probably sell it next summer, and I want to lose as little money as possible, and still be able to enjoy archeage with awesome graphic and smoothness.
 

Tradesman1

Honorable
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It might, you never know, the Asus name is better known. Really no way of telling a year from now, with the lower price one, and the budget indicated, could always drop a little more into it, maybe upgrade the DRAM and use that as a selling feature in the future
 

mhoneey

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How come you don't recommend the alienware m18x one? It costed like 4k brand new and it has two of gtx 560m with should be crazy strong shouldnt it? But it has less good intel core but still i7? i7-2760QM*
Is it that outdated today that its not worth anything even tho the massive discount? Or whats about that one, pretty much excluded number 1 & 2 now.
 
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Guest

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prices drop through the time, an 560m sli configuration is not nearly as powerful nor power efficient as a new 860m which can be in ~1000$ NEW systems. If you're going to spend 1K$ or more be sure it's an 860m and not a double 560ms used system
 

mhoneey

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ye u are right, even tho it was 4k new it doesnt matter since it noly has 560m and is outdated for a price like 1k+,
it matters the most when it goes up in higher price stages i see, ty.

however, the price is re calculated from swedish crowns to us dollars, and things in sweden cost more than it does in us, espeically computers. however i just realised this site is uk so i made a mistake lol

 

mhoneey

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Aug 31, 2014
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but then again, for just another 140$ I get gtx 670m with the asus rog, and it has ssd and window 7 pro 64bit which the seller says got rated 7,4 out of 7,9 on performance
 

mhoneey

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Aug 31, 2014
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Ok so now its pretty much up against the asus g53 and the g75.
I found another seller of the g75 which costs 140$ less, but the disc drive is broken, so it wont read CD's.
I also found a store that sells one refurbished g75 for the same price as previous stated, 140$ less.. but this one only has 660m instead of 670m..

they all got win7 but the one stated in the thread hs pro version plus ssd. so which g75 is better?

 

velo3100

Splendid
Moderator
I would go with the asus purely because it it is known for their gaming. The one that yoy get is up to you. The 495 is good but may start to lag in the future as its cpu is not very good. The others are too overpriced in my opinion. The second asus seems to be the best choice even though it is more than you need.
 

mhoneey

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The one with the disc drive broken? Note that the other one has ssd = faster plus windows 7 pro?
 

velo3100

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How do you know the disc drive is broken, I was refering to computer number 5 as the best option
 

mhoneey

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Aug 31, 2014
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The seller stated, read my recent post, it is 140$ cheaper + one refurbished 140$ cheaper too
 

mhoneey

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With the 495 u think id lagg while playing mmorpg games such as wow/rift/archeage? on good settings like high?
 
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