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Old 12-03-2007, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default which is better for gaming?

Both i can get for $1799.99. Which one do you think is better and will last longer?

Model
Brand ASUS
Series G Series
Model G2S-A1
Part# 90NJYA6531222CQL100T
General
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2G
Screen 17.1" WUXGA
Memory Size 2GB DDR2
Hard Disk 160GB
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Video Memory 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
Communication Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Card slot 1 x Express Card
Battery Life 2 hours
Dimensions 16.16" x 12.43" x 1.83"
Weight 9.6 lbs.
Tech Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology
Other Features 30days ZBD
Gaming feature- ASUS Direct Messenger
Gaming feature - ASUS Direct Flash
Gaming feature - Gaming focused keyboard
HDMI (support HDCP)
eSATA
USB Power Charger (Left-hand side USB port support power charge when Power-off)
CPU
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo
CPU Speed T7500(2.20GHz)
CPU FSB 800MHz
CPU L2 Cache 4MB
Chipset
Chipset Intel PM965
Display
Screen Size 17.1"
Wide Screen Support Yes
Display Type Wide UXGA
Resolution 1920 x 1200
Operating Systems
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Graphics
GPU/VPU NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Video Memory 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
Graphic Type Dedicated Card
Hard Drive
HD Capacity 160GB
HD RPM 5400rpm
HD Interface SATA
Memory
Memory Slots 2 x DIMM
Memory Speed DDR2 667
Memory Size 2GB
Max Memory Supported 4GB
Memory Spec 1GB x 2
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Interface Integrated
Optical Drive Spec 8x Super-Multi DVDRW Dual layer with Light Scribe
Communications
Modem 56K
LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN 802.11a/g/n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth Bluetooth V2.0 + EDR
Ports
Card Slot 1 x Express Card
USB 5
IEEE 1394 1
Video Port 1 x S-vidoe TV-out, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA
Other port 1 x eSATA combo with one USB port
Audio Ports 1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
1 x Line-in jack
Audio
Audio Built-in Intel High Definition Audio ( Azalia ) compliant audio chip
Built-in microphone
Speaker Internal Speakers
Input Device
Touchpad Yes
Keyboard Standard
Supplemental Drive
Card Reader 5-in-1 (MMC, SD, MS/MS-Pro, XD)
Mouse Gaming Mouse
Webcam 1.3M Pixels Webcam
Power
AC Adapter 90-watt AC adapter
Battery 8-cell lithium ion
Battery Life 2 hours
Physical spec
Dimensions 16.16" x 12.43" x 1.83"
Weight 9.6 lbs.
Manufacturer Warranty
Accidental Damage Warranty 1 year ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty - Drops, Fire, Spill, Surge for purchase after 9/10/07
Parts 2 years limited
Labor 2 years limited


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Model
Brand TOSHIBA
Series Satellite
Model X205-SLi1
Part# PSPBUU-00D00J
General
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0G
Screen 17" WXGA+
Memory Size 2GB DDR2
Hard Disk 240GB
Optical Drive HD DVD-ROM / Super Multi
Graphics Card Dual NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Video Memory 512MB GDDR3
Communication Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Card slot 1 x Express Card
Dimensions 15.7" x 11.3" x 1.42-2.05"
Weight Starting at 9.37 lbs.
Tech Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology
Other Features Fingerprint reader
CPU
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo
CPU Speed T7250(2.00GHz)
CPU FSB 800MHz
CPU L2 Cache 2MB
Chipset
Chipset Intel PM965
Display
Screen Size 17.0"
Wide Screen Support Yes
LCD Features TruBrite technology
Display Type Wide XGA+
Resolution 1440 x 900
Operating Systems
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Graphics
GPU/VPU Dual NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Video Memory 512MB GDDR3 discrete graphics memory, plus up to 255MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory using NVIDIA TurboCache technology
Graphic Type Dedicated Card
Hard Drive
HD Capacity 240GB
HD Interface SATA
HD Spec 2 x 120GB
Memory
Memory Speed DDR2 667
Memory Size 2GB
Max Memory Supported 4GB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type HD DVD-ROM / Super Multi
Optical Drive Interface Integrated
Optical Drive Spec HD DVD-ROM/DVD SuperMulti (+/- double layer) drive (in one optical drive), supporting 12 formats
-Maximum speed and compatibility: HD DVD-ROM (1x), CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x), CD-RW (10x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (4x), DVD+R (4x),DVD-RW (4x), DVD+R (Double Layer (2.4x)), DVD-R (Double Layer (2x)), DVD+RW (4x), DVD-RAM (3x)
Communications
Modem 56K
LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN Intel Wireless 4965AGN 802.11a/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Ports
Card Slot 1 x ExpressCard slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54)
USB 6
IEEE 1394 1
Video Port 1 x VGA, 1 x S-Video TV-out, 1 x HDMI
Audio Ports Microphone input port
Headphone output port
S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port)
Audio
Audio Sound Volume Control Dial
Built-in microphone
Speaker 4 harman/kardon stereo speakers with subwoofer
Input Device
Touchpad Toshiba TouchPad
Keyboard 104 key US with 10-key
Supplemental Drive
Card Reader 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter
Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMedia Card, xD Picture Card [shared slots]
Webcam 1.3MP
Power
AC Adapter 180W (19V x 9.5A) Auto sensing, 100-240V/50-60Hz AC Adapter
Battery 6000mAh Lithium Ion battery pack
Physical spec
Dimensions 15.7" x 11.3" x 1.42-2.05"
Weight Starting at 9.37 lbs.
Features
Software Included Toshiba Software and Utilities:
TOSHIBA Value Added Package
Electronic User's Guide
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
TOSHIBA ConfigFree
TOSHIBA Assist
TOSHIBA Security Assist
TOSHIBA HD DVD Player
TOSHIBA Disc Creator
TOSHIBA Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center
TOSHIBA Speech System

Third-party Software:
TOSHIBA Game Console
Microsoft Works Version 8.5
Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment
Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
InterVideoWinDVD 8
Google Desktop
Google Toolbar
Google Picasa
Yahoo! Music Jukebox
Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 for TOSHIBA

Trial Software:
Microsoft Office Trial Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial)
McAfee Internet Security Suite (30-day trial)

Special Offers:
Microsoft Office Live
Shutterfly digital photo service
Napster music subscription service
eMusic MP3 music subscription service
VONGOSM internet video download service
ebay
CNN Pipeline
Skype internet communications
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 1 year limited
Labor 1 year limited
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: which is better for gaming?

I think I would go after the first one.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:17 AM   #3
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I think I would go after the first one.
Oh, ok i was leaning towards the Toshiba because of the SLI Graphics for future gaming, but if you think the ASUS is better then I'll reconsider.
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Default Re: which is better for gaming?

well, the main differences seem to be
1st one has 200mhz faster cpu
2nd one has 512mb ram for vid card instead of 256mb

so I'd go with the second one. Though to be honest it doesn't make a big difference, that extra 256mb of vram is something you will most likely only notice at high resolutions.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:33 AM   #5
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Default Re: which is better for gaming?

Do you think both will be able to run Crysis at least decent settings, I doubt the max but higher middle?
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:37 AM   #6
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well, the main differences seem to be
1st one has 200mhz faster cpu
2nd one has 512mb ram for vid card instead of 256mb

so I'd go with the second one. Though to be honest it doesn't make a big difference, that extra 256mb of vram is something you will most likely only notice at high resolutions.
Thats what I was thinking. With those resolutions is that he should take advantage of the CPU.
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Thats what I was thinking. With those resolutions is that he should take advantage of the CPU.
well 200mhz won't make a big difference either.
And we are talking about pretty high resolutions, for example the 1st laptop

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Screen 17.1" WUXGA
so 1920x1200

though of course one would want to choose a lower resolution when playing games, since that computer has no chance of running games like crysis at that resolution.

Anyway, either one of those should be able to run crysis on low.
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But the thing is for most new games you don't want to play at that resolution.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:44 AM   #9
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Default Re: which is better for gaming?

it would proberly play low-medium. i would go for the toshiba satellite ,im useing one now .its a piece of crap now cuz its 3 years old . but its still running

oh and my sister has a asus p series and is giving her a few problems.nothing terrible thoe
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Ok thank you guys.
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