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Which Laptop should I buy??? Pls take your time

Which One?

  • Alienware

    Votes: 4 100.0%
  • Asus

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    4

selvaracp

Broken In
Hi fellow NotebookReviewers

Nearly 6 months I have been hunting for a gaming laptop. From the moment I started the search I faced lots of new features which made me course correct from one laptop to another. And finally I feel I have a saturation point and now I am faced with a huge difficulty of choosing between two laptops. I will list down the specs for your view. Please suggest me which one should I choose and Why(Please!!!).

Alienware 17 R4 2017
antonline.com - Alienware 17 R4 17.3" LCD Gaming Notebook

ASUS ROG STRIX GL702VS-RS71
ASUS ROG STRIX GL702VS-RS71 17.3" 120Hz G-Sync Full HD Gaming Laptop w / GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 (Kabylake)
laptop-comparison-jpg.153698



The most important thing is the Asus Laptop is 1699$ without SSD, So I added 512GB Samsung EVO Pro making the price 2028$.

It can be noted that Alienware has better CPU, spare SSD slot and Screen specs, Whereas the Asus one has higher SSD size and the major inclusion of free items included with the Asus bundle (Such as an excellent backpack, Mouse, Game Pad and a lots more which amounts to roughly 450$). SO if I consider the free items as part of the item that makes the Asus laptop compelling.

Yet another major factor is warranty Asus has alleged International Warranty, I say alleged because the asus site says the local service centre may or may honour the warranty with prevailing local rules. But Dell has ownership transfer which makes the warranty legallized in the country that we move to.

This point is not a fact but a more prevalent issue, Asus displays bleed, a lot. Being IPS. But Alienware is TN

After considering all the points I am as confused as ever because a laptop that comes with gaming mouse, controller, backpack and lots more feels nice but the longevity of the laptop restricts me to the unlocked processor, QHD resolution.

Please suggest me and if in need of any more detail Please ask. Also please suggest a laptop of similar spec if in the know Please.
 

abirthedevil

In the zone
For such an expensive purchase I suggest you wait till 8th Gen Intel HQ and/or K processors come out. If you had to buy this should have bought during black friday or end of year sale.
 
I suppose you don't have a problem with bulkiness as Alienware is bulkier than Asus, keep that in mind.

I would prefer Alienware just because of ownership transfer & better after sales. Gaming laptops are put under a lot of stress, so you don't know when something would go wrong. Alienware is considered more durable, I know a guy with an Alienware powered by GT555M (6 years old now maybe). Another reason is that the Alienware laptops are sold in India, so getting parts is easy in case something goes wrong whereas that Asus model isn't sold in India, so service centers at Bangalore/Delhi might not have parts even if they cover your laptop in International warranty.
 
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selvaracp

Broken In
For such an expensive purchase I suggest you wait till 8th Gen Intel HQ and/or K processors come out. If you had to buy this should have bought during black friday or end of year sale.
Trust me, I was waiting for Black Friday deals from July and the time it came I bought an awesome spec laptop from XoticPC. But just as usual my luck strikes and the seller said they dont have the product in stock and they refunded my money. Guess what, the refund amount is yet to be credited back to my card being that its an international transaction. Damn my luck. Since then I am looking for some laptop which would be content.

Also regarding waiting for 8th Gen, I have always felt that Alienware upgrades its product line very late. Correct me if I am wrong.
 
Trust me, I was waiting for Black Friday deals from July and the time it came I bought an awesome spec laptop from XoticPC. But just as usual my luck strikes and the seller said they dont have the product in stock and they refunded my money. Guess what, the refund amount is yet to be credited back to my card being that its an international transaction. Damn my luck. Since then I am looking for some laptop which would be content.

Also regarding waiting for 8th Gen, I have always felt that Alienware upgrades its product line very late. Correct me if I am wrong.

They launch updated ones late in India. The updated models hit US early, maybe in a month or two of new generation release.
 
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