Looking for a new Laptop

EDIT 2: I’ve changed my mind and decided to switch my choice to this instead. The G750JX variant.

EDIT 3: Official ASUS page for the G750JX.

 

Hello!

 

I’m currently looking to getting a new laptop, mainly to replace my old 8 year old which can’t even run Minecraft 🙁  <– Yeah… that really sucks.
I will be migrating to another country in the near future and will not be taking my desktop with me so the new laptop I’ll be getting will become my primary system for the next few years.
I’m looking to getting this laptop as it’s pretty decent and I got some recommendations on it. I would love if you could drop a donation to help me out using the widget on the right –>
Every dollar helps!
Cheers, and many thanks,
iChun
EDIT: It’s also my birthday today! Yay! 😀

65 Comments

  1. Numbah90 April 11, 2013 3:21 am  Reply

    Holy crap that is a really nice laptop!
    If I could donate I probably would but I haz no moniez 🙁 *sniff*
    Either way I should definitly get that laptop when I get a new one

    • iChun April 13, 2013 2:09 pm  Reply

      Posting on the top comment so I can get my reply where it can be seen.

      Thanks for all your opinions, guys. I’ll take a look at it soon and reconsider.

      The reason I’m aiming for a laptop over a desktop is that I’ll constantly be on the move in the future, and because of that I won’t be able to stay near a particular desktop.

      • leondance781 April 15, 2013 4:41 am  Reply

        there is a thing of a touchscreen on windows 8 in all in one desktop.Even Convertibles and Tablets

      • Unit2209 May 2, 2013 3:24 am  Reply

        Hello iChun.

        Allow me to get to the point and say that the laptop you are looking to buy seems a bit expensive for what you want. I am assuming that you want a laptop with decent RAM and a graphics card that can handle games. The Acer Aspire V3-551G-X419 for a manageable $529 USD should suit your needs. It utilizes 6gbs of RAM along with a AMD Radeon HD 7670M that can handle todays games on normal settings. It also boasts 750gb of HDD storage and a 2.3GHz processor.

        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215974

      • aaronfranke May 2, 2013 11:04 am  Reply

        Hello iChun, If I were you I’d aim for a laptop with a slightly taller screen, as this one is slightly not tall enough to play/record at perfect 720p without the window being underneath the taskbar. Everything else looks great.

      • FlameSword May 10, 2013 9:26 pm  Reply

        I’m using that exact laptop to type this message. Isn’t that just interesting?

      • StickDemonic May 13, 2013 7:56 am  Reply

        Hey, iChun.
        Happeh Birthdey!
        May the Sacred Cake shine down on you…

      • Ubersmoon June 30, 2013 5:26 pm  Reply

        I can get you a link to a legit website that can get you that laptop for $1000. that what i did

      • FLANKNSPANK800 July 2, 2013 6:36 am  Reply

        Hey iChun! I really like your mods and I understand that you need a new laptop. I looked at the one you were planning on getting and I think that you could get a better deal. The laptop I recently purchased is an iBuypower Valkyrie cz-17. It has an intel i7-3630QM processor, 16 gigs of ram, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670m 4gb video card, a 750gb 7200rpm hard drive, and is around $1400-1500. Another is a Toshiba Quosmio x75-A7295 that my friend bought. It has an Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ quad core processor, 16GB DDR3L memory, 1TB (500GBx2) 7200 RPM hard drive, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M 3GB with Optimus, and is around $1500. Overall they are both great. The only downside I’ve seen so far is that they are both pretty heavy at around 7 pounds each. Sorry for posting so late. Hopefully I helped! 🙂

  2. Gibbo April 11, 2013 5:24 am  Reply

    If I can be so bold, that laptop is an utter waste of money. The fact stands a “good” laptop for a good price is far between.

    Currently that laptop cost around £1600 here, so around 2000$ as you have stated.

    You are far better getting one built to specification, I personally get most of my items off Overclockers, a UK based store.

    Why? Decent prices, good warranty, great staff.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=LT-012-OE

    Up the RAM to 8GB
    Add a 120gb SSD
    Add 1tb HDD

    Don’get me wrong that asus laptop is a beast but as most laptops have it, overkill CPU with that stupid GTX660M, a 7970M is a far better card and is actually on par with a discrete GTX660 (desktop version)

    Not to mention it’s £450 cheaper.

    If you can’t get that, or don’t want to then try and look for something similar. So far I have only been able to find ones that have GTX675M’s in them, those are also decent but at that price you should be looking at a GTX680.

  3. Alain159 April 11, 2013 7:45 am  Reply

    Happy Birthday! I was just poking on this website and saw the laptop donation on the side of the screen and wondered why it was only 1% :). But then I saw when this was posted so derp. Wish I could donate but don’t have anyway I could pay at the moment. ):

  4. Ondrikus April 11, 2013 2:04 pm  Reply

    That is a nice laptop!
    The only thing is that you may have some problems with starting the computer. A friend got it a while back, and he got a bluescreen every time he started it up, and it took several tries to start it. Heard good stuff about it, though. Nice computer!

  5. Daniel April 11, 2013 3:51 pm  Reply

    Hey sorry to comment here but hopefully you will see it! We got back in contact with on the mc forums….

    If you could check it out it would be really appreciated!

    Regards,
    Daniel

    ps happy birthday

  6. Bake April 11, 2013 5:28 pm  Reply

    It’s my birthday aswell! 🙂

    • acollins41198 April 20, 2013 6:02 pm  Reply

      Whoa! Just realized this was posted on April 11th. My own birthday also!

  7. Skyborg April 11, 2013 10:34 pm  Reply

    Happy Birthday ichun!

  8. Christoffer April 12, 2013 12:20 am  Reply

    Hey, at first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    I hope you’ve had a great day!

    I would love to support you and help you getting a better pc, but I’m broke right now, so as soon I’ll get some money, you can count on a donation!

    And, final note. Are you sure, you want a laptop? The best pcs are desktops, I realized myself, after getting a sick expensive laptop (And it’s old and got useless in a few months). So i recommend, that you either build a desktop your self, or getting one build for you.

    Either way, have a good day!

    Regards,

    Christoffer K. Pedersen

    Ps. Love your mods!

  9. Jonathan Chan April 12, 2013 5:38 am  Reply

    I believe a Razer blade would be a better investment also it is a beast of a machine ( i have one and there are great features like the touch pad at the side)
    PLEASE LOOK AT IT AND CONSIDER IT!!! ILOVE YOUR MODS.
    http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade

    ALSO HAPPY B-DAY

    • lsp0 May 17, 2013 3:52 pm  Reply

      He has to code with it too…

  10. William B April 12, 2013 5:49 am  Reply

    I currently have the G75VW (3D version), and I must say, you definitely have picked well! This is an absolute incredible PC.
    Desktop level performance as well. I’m not saying high-end desktops, but extremely powerful nonetheless.

    I might add though, you should probably wait until ASUS comes out with their G75VX version though. I had to get mine immediately for college, but the VX edition is seriously over-powered, haha. (It was on ASUS’ website for about a day before they realized it was live on their site….and I did look at the specs, friggin incredible.)

    Either one, ASUS definitely put some time and effort into the G75 series and I’m sure you’ll love it. (You won’t be wasting your money)

    Anyway, best wishes for your move to a new country, and Happy Birthday!

    William B.

  11. Nikolas Kovack April 12, 2013 10:04 am  Reply

    You seriously dont need that laptop for Minecraft LOL maybe Battlefield 3 on Ultra but not Minecraft.

  12. Joshua M. April 13, 2013 6:32 am  Reply

    Where can you buy that laptop? Is there a way to buy it on the site?

    • IcePIckZ April 22, 2013 2:19 am  Reply

      Yes!!! I was waiting to see someone post this. I have the Y400, but the only difference is the screen size and graphics. Lenovo all the way!

  13. Cedric April 14, 2013 6:05 pm  Reply

    Where r u gonna migrate to ? Why? ….TT

  14. KIN0024 April 14, 2013 7:47 pm  Reply

    Hi iChun, happy belated birthday. I was going to donate but just broke my laptop, so I’ll probably donate in the future. Love your mods and the laptop looks great, ( start of my rant against windows 8) but windows 8 is a pain, avoid it like the plauge, as ( this may just be me) my new PC had all sorts of driver issues from my USB3 portable hdd crashing it when used in a USB3 port and it locks up and bluescreens often 🙁 . *shudders* . Microsoft made an interesting move. The new GUI is … different, but not the most useful thing. I avoid it as well. ( the end to my rant against windows 8 )

    • KIN0025 April 14, 2013 7:49 pm  Reply

      Btw can’t see a donate button. The donate area exists but is empty.

  15. Ryanm212 April 19, 2013 2:57 am  Reply

    My brother has that laptop. With the things he got on it, it was $1600. Also, it is meant to look like an airplane.

  16. IDK April 21, 2013 3:37 am  Reply

    I have a windows 8 hp laptop. It may not be the best but minecraft runs at up to like 130 fps.

  17. ktg April 26, 2013 2:14 am  Reply

    i really would like to donate but i live in the UK D:

  18. bYt3M3 April 26, 2013 3:26 am  Reply

    I donated some to keep the mods comming 🙂 Happy Birthday iChun hope you get that bad ass laptop.

  19. Jacob April 27, 2013 3:22 am  Reply

    You could build your own desktop. That is much better. PS. My family uses Asus Too 😉

  20. David April 29, 2013 1:26 am  Reply

    Ok, if you were just a modder i wouldn’t donate, but you’re not a modder, your an amazing modder!!!! For all the hard work you’ve done, you deserve it, when I get the money, i’m totally gonna donate man! You probably did the amount of work needed for all your mods, the same that all the modders in the world combined!!!! Sorry if that didn’t make sence, but the point is, im donating ALOT!

  21. Iareawsome April 30, 2013 10:16 am  Reply

    You could use newegg.com to build your own.

  22. Prana Adiwira April 30, 2013 5:32 pm  Reply

    Try Samsung Notebook Series 9, It’s pretty fast enough(no lag maybe a bit) and enough to carry around

  23. omar May 3, 2013 6:06 pm  Reply

    hi i had a couple ideas maybe you should addd to the portal gun mod lie maybe a real glades battle and a more world option for putting the actual game portal onto there just wanted to give those ideas so yep bye

  24. xboost May 8, 2013 2:33 am  Reply

    If you have enough money, then buy msi gt70 dragon edition. I have that and it is really good

  25. Pyromancer3D May 8, 2013 9:54 am  Reply

    I use the ASUS G75VW-RH71 myself. I love the machine dearly. it runs everything perfectly for me. I do recommend going through http://xoticpc.com/ for the laptop. they offer several customization options. (I upped mine to include a blu-ray player, and requested that they ship it with the Win8 clean install disc + laptop driver backup disc as well.) Utilizing these two options ensures that you aren’t SOL should something bad /happen/ to happen. I find it better to be safe than sorry. I also as soon as I got my laptop added an SSD to it for the primary drive, and wiped the original HDD to use as storage / installation / backup purposes. The clean-install disc permits you to do this without much hassle. All in all, I /LOVE/ your choice in laptop. It has treated me well, and I treat it well in return. I wish you the best in your future endavors and hope you truly enjoy the machine you end up settling on.

  26. dave May 9, 2013 10:34 pm  Reply

    If you’re planning to get a beast of a laptop, take a look at the MSI GT70. If you don’t care for the double the space on the SSD, it’s worth considering. Check out the comparison

    http://www.whatisrightforme.com/laptop/compare-MSI-GT-Series-GT70-0ND-204US-vs-Asus-G75VW-DH72-177-G75VW165.php

    or just go here and search away..pretty cool site to find gaming laptops
    http://www.whatisrightforme.com/laptop/best?type%5B%5D=Gaming

    happy belated bday ichun

    – dave

  27. sourcookie1 May 15, 2013 6:36 pm  Reply

    I was thinking of getting this laptop :3 You have finalised my decision iChun :3 Thanks

  28. rick May 16, 2013 3:36 am  Reply

    Hahah
    I don’t have much money on my paypal but I just donated 0,01USD 😛
    I hope you will get your new laptop to make some more of these awesome mods 🙂
    Good luck!

  29. nick g May 18, 2013 8:36 am  Reply

    hello first post but my friend i own this laptopand have had it for a while. it is amazing and can will run everything vanilla and most things that are modded to hell and back.

  30. Thomas May 19, 2013 11:40 am  Reply

    I’m glad to hear you upgrading! I just thought you might to know before you go ahead and purchase a laptop, my mother got an asus computer a while ago and I have had ALOT of problems with the wireless networking on it. It seems that asus has its own control layer installed that after a couple of years causes the WiFi to randomly crash and it requires a full computer shutdown to reboot the WiFi card as windows stops recognizing it as a piece of hardware. Just though you might want to know

  31. bob2255 May 23, 2013 7:35 am  Reply

    DONT GET WINDOWS 8 YET it has really bad fps problems with minecraft

  32. Tyler May 25, 2013 11:46 am  Reply

    I can recommend Lenovo Thinkpads. I’ve owned a T530 for nearly a year now and it’s wonderful. Really rugged build, quality components, and a great battery life. Also has lots of features: backlit keyboard, trackpoint, etc.

  33. Bodrew May 27, 2013 9:37 am  Reply

    Hey iChun, why don’t you get a desktop? Laptops are usually more expensive, and desktops get better performance most of the time. Is there a specific reason you want a laptop instead of a desktop?

  34. GTshockfire June 1, 2013 6:43 pm  Reply

    If your getting a gaming laptop look no further then the Asus models, they make some of the best laptops and pc’s in the world
    UNLESS, WE INCLUDE SUPERCOMPUTERS

    • GTshockfire June 1, 2013 6:44 pm  Reply

      oh and dont use windows 8

  35. RadDevVan or RadDevVan101 June 2, 2013 1:42 am  Reply

    so you and notch were born on the same day or did you write that before 6/1/13

  36. kevin June 8, 2013 2:05 pm  Reply

    As I am also a programmer, I think you are awesome! Love your mods.

  37. ThatOneGuy June 18, 2013 2:16 pm  Reply

    So I just cam across this today, and your first choice is the exact same thing I am using right now 🙂 Definitely a beast of a machine, and actually pretty great with Windows 8
    Looking into your current choice, that’s pretty much the same thing as the G75s but with 4thGen INtel CPU.
    I would suggest looking around for one with a HDD with a speed of 7200rpm, because the one you linked only has a 5400rpm HDD, which can be slow at times.

  38. steVeRoll July 4, 2013 4:52 pm  Reply

    200,000 DOLLARS? SRSLY?!

    • TheSlimFX July 14, 2013 5:32 pm  Reply

      Stupid? It costs $2k not $200k

  39. Floodoo July 12, 2013 2:55 am  Reply

    You know why dont u get the new alienware
    (epic for gaming)

  40. benben5000 July 20, 2013 5:47 pm  Reply

    dear iChun

    i think you shouldn’t buy Asus its THICK
    you should buy the Razer Blade Pro

    you deserve it

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