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I bought myself one of these.

http://www.ebuyer.co...op-x53e-sx1136v

There's a lot of bloatware to uninstall but other than that, it's quite a good deal.

The Asus laptops are good value for their money. I would just DBAN the hard drive to wipe everything off of it then install whatever I want.

I'm a MacBook Pro fan since I run windows and Linux in VMs anyway. I think the Apple aluminum casings just hold up so well. I just sent a 3 year old MacBook Pro to my mother-in-law and the machine ran/looked like new.

However, if I were to go out of the Mac world, I'd go with Asus for hardware.

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The Asus laptops are good value for their money. I would just DBAN the hard drive to wipe everything off of it then install whatever I want.

I'm a MacBook Pro fan since I run windows and Linux in VMs anyway. I think the Apple aluminum casings just hold up so well. I just sent a 3 year old MacBook Pro to my mother-in-law and the machine ran/looked like new.

However, if I were to go out of the Mac world, I'd go with Asus for hardware.

MacBook Pros may hold up well with their cases and all but you'd be paying almost three times the amount I paid for that Asus to get one. I just don't see the percentage in that.

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I got a new laptop just before christmas...I'd had some bad experiences with laptops in recent years. Some just being disastrous (like the Dell I had which operated at 100 decibels, and constantly crashed due to heat build up, or the other laptop I spilled milk in...yeah, that one was my bad).

But the laptop I got, was the Asus N53S. I love it. Very good for entertainment, I think it can play pretty much all games flawlessly. Football Manager certainly fits in that category. Blu Ray burner which is nice, a nice big screen, with full high definition. Most importantly, it's quiet...oh so quiet. Have never had a laptop this quiet before. Gets marginally louder if you're playing a game that makes the computer work harder, but nothing too bad. My old computer was insane, never realised how loud it was till I turned it off when I was done, and suddenly had silence. The heat is vented out the side, rather than the bottom, which means the computer itself, does not build up heat if it's on a surface. Really it's perfect for what I want. I like games, but don't tend to play immensely power hungry games (though I believe the computer could handle it, even if it's not perfect).

Intel Core i7 2670QM 2.2Ghz (Turbo 3.1G), 15.6" LED FHD (1920 x 1080) ZBD Guarantee , 8GB DDR3 FREE Upgrade to 16G RAM, 750G HDD, Bluray Writer , Intel HM65 Chipset, 2GB DDR3 NVIDIA GT540M, Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, SonicFocus, Wireless-N 802.11 b/g/n, Gigabit LAN, BT, 6 Cell / 5200mAh Battery, 2.0M WebCam, Card Reader, Includes 1x USB 3.0 3x USB 2.0, D-Sub, HDMI, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

It's not cheap, but I use it a lot, for everything so I was willing to pay it. It's one of the lighter laptops you will find with a screen this big, which is a plus (that said, it's not light compared to any of the smaller laptops, or ultrabooks).

Anyway, I love it...and Asus is the brand I have come to trust the most. I had an asus laptop for 4 years, with zero problems...the only reason I had to get rid of it (leading me to a series of unfortunate laptop purchases) was because it no longer had a hard drive big enough to fit anymore (an 80GB HD).

Anyway, that's my story......

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I bought myself one of these.

http://www.ebuyer.co...op-x53e-sx1136v

There's a lot of bloatware to uninstall but other than that, it's quite a good deal.

Thanks you very much for the recommendation but would you pick it over these 2 for a similar price?

http://www.ebuyer.com/337140-asus-x53z-laptop-x53z-sx052v

and

http://www.ebuyer.com/276388-toshiba-satellite-pro-c660-255-laptop-psc1me-00q00ken

Just wondering on your opinion with me not knowing much about laptops myself. Thanks to everyone else for their help also!

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Thanks you very much for the recommendation but would you pick it over these 2 for a similar price?

http://www.ebuyer.co...top-x53z-sx052v

and

http://www.ebuyer.co...psc1me-00q00ken

Just wondering on your opinion with me not knowing much about laptops myself. Thanks to everyone else for their help also!

I would suggest it's better than the second you posted and on a par with the first one. It's up to you, really. I'm not the biggest expert around these boards. I've only recently got back into having a good computer, my last one I'd had for 7 years without upgrade so a bit of my knowledge will be out of date.

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alienware was great until dell overtook them. their original hardware provider, clevo, still makes very good barebones.

+ 1 on Clevo.

Almost bought one myself but ended up opting to buy a desktop instead. Best bang for buck laptops on the market though Asus are pretty good too.

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+ 1 on Clevo.

Almost bought one myself but ended up opting to buy a desktop instead. Best bang for buck laptops on the market though Asus are pretty good too.

I planned to surprise myself with one for Christmas, but I could not find a reseller in Hungary and the HUF/EUR rate skyrocketed so I had to delay.

Asus is very hit and miss for me. They have some great notebooks and some sh*tty ones. You have to know what model to choose or you can end up with a mediocre piece.

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