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Dell XPS or Asus G-Series

By:

Wisty
Treubh
GW2: Daidouji.4156 ESO: @Daidouji

Posted On: 08/14/2012 at 11:08 AM

Any fellow brother or sister, owns one of those two brands and models?

Dell XPS has been known as the "Dell Version" of Alienware computers, which people who had own one told me they are pretty bad and that Dell XPS series are better :S

ASUS G Series well are the Gaming series of ASUS ROG (republic of gamers) computers. I've never known anyone with one, so I'm just curious xD

Anyone has any feedback for them? It's just I'm planning on buying one for my "mobile" gaming :P When I'm on a friend's house I can continue playing GW2. I actually own an Toshiba Satellite A665. It's pretty good, but I've changed the fan sink 2 times already since it dies pretty quickly due to the fact that this laptop gets pretty hot when I'm on MMORPGs xD

 

I hope you guys have any info on which one is better, I've seen prices, their cost is similar. I just want to know which one is better based on your personal experience =)

 

Thanks in advance! =D

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By:

Wolfie
Gaisgeach na Sailetheach
GW2: Wolfie.6514 ESO: @Wolfie64

Replied On: 08/14/2012 at 12:38 PM

I've been using Asus for the past 3 years, I have never had any issues with them at all. I have heard their customer service is slow tho.

Dell on the other hand I wouldn't recommend to anyone, I've heard nothing but bad things from everyone who's owned one. But I've never owned one, so I can't say for sure.

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By:

Sarosan
Treubh
GW2: Silentearth.9571

Replied On: 08/14/2012 at 05:42 PM

Asus has a better statistical reliability record than dell does at the moment so I'd go for it. Just make sure to remove their power management software if you do get it. I think it's called power4gear hybrid. I've seen it cause all sorts of issues.

I prefer the way the XPS systems look, but the Asus systems always seem to have better cooling which you'll appreciate during long gaming sessions. Theoretically it should prolong the systems life as well since excessive heat is the best way to kill a computer.

» Edited on: 2012-08-14 17:47:19

By:

Barbossa
Freiceadan na Sailetheach
GW2: Barbossa.7102

Replied On: 08/14/2012 at 06:17 PM

ASUS fanboy here.

Used their products for years and have never been disappointed.

Currently using Sabertooth 990FX and GTS450OC.

Edit: I build my own systems though...

» Edited on: 2012-08-14 18:17:58

By:

Drakhor
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GW2: Drakhar.1389 ESO: @BallinHamster

Replied On: 08/14/2012 at 09:59 PM

another nod to Asus

they (used to) make the macbook line for Apple, too, iirc, and always score at/near the top for reliability.

By:

Seanachie
Freiceadan
GW2: Seanachie.4936 ESO: @Seanechie

Replied On: 08/15/2012 at 03:47 AM

Aye Asus all the way. I would never recommend Dell for any kind of gaming PC. I use an Asus Zenbook with Intel on-board GFX when I don't feel like booting up my main PC and it handles Rift just fine WiFi.

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Briseadh
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GW2: Briseadh.7386 ESO: @Briseadh

Replied On: 08/15/2012 at 05:13 AM

My current system is also an ASUS, before that it was a Dell because of work incentive discounts. ::chuckles:: I actually bought mine at Best Buy and even if I'm a geek, I quizzed their geeks to see what they suggested. It was the ASUS I walked out with. I'm thinking of building my own the next time around, but did get a good deal despite my need to get a new one NOW. The Dell bit the dust and could not be resurrected.

Only issue since I had the ASUS is power issues and not having an UPS. The things that died have been replaced with upgrades - new graphics card is also an ASUS - and I got an UPS. Now we just have to fix a breaker that can't handle the load it is supposed to anymore and the electrical issues in the house will be history.

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By:

Wisty
Treubh
GW2: Daidouji.4156 ESO: @Daidouji

Replied On: 08/17/2012 at 10:01 AM

Hahha I loved that joke Briseadth xD

WEll guys thankt a LOT for your information and suggestions.
As everyone said, I'll bet on the ASUS Laptop.
I own a "built by me" Desktop system.
And I am using an ASUS MoBo and Nvidia GeForce 550TI, AMD Procesor, etc.
And it runs Guild Wars 2 like a charm. Also raiding on 25 Mans on WoW is not a problem

But I had this question about laptops. Since everyone knows the hardware on a laptop its not the same as the one on a desktop, mainly what I was concerned was cooling, but as you guys have told me Asus > Dell on that part... I'll go all the way with ASUS =D

By:

Phirestorm
Ard Tiarna na Aracos
GW2: Phirestorm.9325

Replied On: 08/18/2012 at 11:25 PM

I have had both machines and from experience on the Dell XPS (which is my doorstop now) Hands down go with Asus. Though I have had some concerns with there customer service departments on both sides. All and all I have been happy with Asus the most. I have the gaming series from asus right now and it works very well it is 18 months old, but I am certain that the newer one will work better then mine. The only concern that I have had is that (mine) runs a little hot but I have it on a laptop cooler and that seems to cool it down a lot (about 6-10 degrees).

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