When going business or business personal, I vote for Dell,they make solid machines and offer decent pricing and discounts when you throw in the 3 year warranty. The pluses there? That warranty goes with the machine, there is nothing like having a notebook for 2 years, selling it with the value of a warranty attached and then having a decent amount to put down on your next notebooks.
Originally I would have pushed the XPS notebooks as nice gaming machines, but the Alienware integration has stepped up nicely.... however, be willing to trade an arm or a leg for the support & hardware combination. In the end, your buying a brand, a name.
So, why ASUS? Well, they've been doing a bang up job at selling solid performance hardware with a reasonable price. When you buy an XPS or Alienware you pay a pretty penny for the high-end support & machine & a name that will be dated in 2 years or less. With ASUS, you can get the warranty & the hardware from a mfg who has been doing motherboards & video cards right for years... at... a... reasonable price; and, they are building a name & a brand. That usually equals better customer support and higher quality
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