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MauricioNO
06-14-2013, 12:07 AM
Best buy has just put the G750JW on their website, and I was wondering why is it cheaper than most places.
Best Buy version is the G750JW-BBI7N05 model, while most places have the G750JW-DB71.

One thing I have noticed comparing specs is that BB's one comes with 8GB instead of the 12GB of the other version.
Now Im not sure how this has been in the past generations, is it common to BB to get a custom cheaper version?
How can I be sure that the 4GB of RAM is the only thing I'll be missing on?
What if the screen is somewhat cheaper, or other internal components?

Any help from someone who has been around for past G series generations or has this general knowledge is appreciated.

Link:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/17.3%22+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive/8937112.p;jsessionid=D70FEB295187B455707E7EF062B34 053.bbolsp-app01-194?id=1218954923465&skuId=8937112&st=asus%20g750&cp=1&lp=1#tab=overview

Shawnnepc
06-14-2013, 01:09 AM
Best Buy generally cuts some features of their specific laptop models in order to meet a certain margin.

Best Buy units in the past have sacrificed screen quaility, GPUs, CPUs and build quality.



[QUOTE=MauricioNO;269669]Best buy has just put the G750JW on their website, and I was wondering why is it cheaper than most places.
Best Buy version is the G750JW-BBI7N05 model, while most places have the G750JW-DB71.

One thing I have noticed comparing specs is that BB's one comes with 8GB instead of the 12GB of the other version.
Now Im not sure how this has been in the past generations, is it common to BB to get a custom cheaper version?
How can I be sure that the 4GB of RAM is the only thing I'll be missing on?
What if the screen is somewhat cheaper, or other internal components?

Any help from someone who has been around for past G series generations or has this general knowledge is appreciated.

Link:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/17.3%22+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive/8937112.p;jsessionid=D70FEB295187B455707E7EF062B34 053.bbolsp-app01-194?id=1218954923465&skuId=8937112&st=asus%20g750&cp=1&lp=1#tab=overview[/QUOTE

Darknal
06-14-2013, 12:08 PM
The specs seem identical expect for the memory to the G750JW-DB71 I ordered, possibility that ASUS and Bestbuy had a contract to lower the price? I don't see much differences between the two I guess I'll have to wait to check it out at my local Bestbuy.

Kaerbear86
06-14-2013, 06:42 PM
I just bought the G75VX from BestBuy 18 Days ago. Hopefully there is not a huge difference, According to a comparison the 765m vs. 670mx is only a 3% difference. It's the same price as my g75vx as well. :(

Darknal
06-14-2013, 08:59 PM
I just bought the G75VX from BestBuy 18 Days ago. Hopefully there is not a huge difference, According to a comparison the 765m vs. 670mx is only a 3% difference. It's the same price as my g75vx as well. :(

Well the G75 model have the option to upgrade the CPU within the same socket so you could get a 3820QM, unlike the G750 models which are all soldered on so I won't be able to do anything to my CPU besides repasting :/

MauricioNO
06-14-2013, 11:10 PM
I am pretty sure Best Buy Model was U$1.299 yesterday, but I check again today and it says U$1.249.
It is a price that sounds very interesting to me, I might just get this one instead, but then again, the difference to the other places is U$150 for 4GB of RAM, that sure seems like a pretty expensive RAM to me, unless it's not the only difference and there other cheaper components :S

Darknal
06-14-2013, 11:17 PM
I am pretty sure Best Buy Model was U$1.299 yesterday, but I check again today and it says U$1.249.
It is a price that sounds very interesting to me, I might just get this one instead, but then again, the difference to the other places is U$150 for 4GB of RAM, that sure seems like a pretty expensive RAM to me, unless it's not the only difference and there other cheaper components :S

Yeah it doesn't make much sense to what did they cut back on to make the Model a $150 cheaper. All this considering I'm going to pay a visit to a Best Buy in my area once they put it on display to see what is the difference in the models. I already purchased my G750-DB71 and I really don't feel to happy about this...

willy
06-15-2013, 03:04 AM
Yeah it doesn't make much sense to what did they cut back on to make the Model a $150 cheaper. All this considering I'm going to pay a visit to a Best Buy in my area once they put it on display to see what is the difference in the models. I already purchased my G750-DB71 and I really don't feel to happy about this...

Best Buy only has a one year warranty rather than a 2 with other models.I bought a G75VX from them a few months ago and have been worried that the new model would blow it away. Than I saw it had the 765M and not the 770m and the 4700HQ is only 5-10% faster than the 3630Q so othe than the new design the new model isn't much of an improvement.

Kaerbear86
06-15-2013, 05:06 AM
Best Buy only has a one year warranty rather than a 2 with other models.I bought a G75VX from them a few months ago and have been worried that the new model would blow it away. Than I saw it had the 765M and not the 770m and the 4700HQ is only 5-10% faster than the 3630Q so othe than the new design the new model isn't much of an improvement.

Sounds Good. That's what I though aswell. Only a 3% GPU increase and 5-10% CPU is no big deal. can just OC gpu and upgrade cpu! ;)

Darknal
06-15-2013, 11:48 AM
Sounds Good. That's what I though aswell. Only a 3% GPU increase and 5-10% CPU is no big deal. can just OC gpu and upgrade cpu! ;)

What gets me feeling awkward about this is that ASUS went with a soldered CPU this time around so that means I won't be able to swap it out like the previous models.

rewben
06-15-2013, 04:48 PM
i am not sure why asus had the idea of soldered cpu's/gpu's on a gaming laptop. will decide once all dusts settled.

Djask
06-15-2013, 11:04 PM
God, why did Asus decide to start soldering CPUs on the laptop. Will definitely not be getting a new laptop anytime soon.

MauricioNO
06-18-2013, 02:41 AM
Yeah it doesn't make much sense to what did they cut back on to make the Model a $150 cheaper. All this considering I'm going to pay a visit to a Best Buy in my area once they put it on display to see what is the difference in the models. I already purchased my G750-DB71 and I really don't feel to happy about this...

Please whenever you are able to check the differences between both models on your local store, make sure to check hardware differences, like the sceen model, that you can find by checking it's hardware on device manager.
And don't forget to let us know, as I am going to USA within a month and I'll have to choose between them.
Thanks!

fluffydelusions
06-18-2013, 12:43 PM
I'm guessing there must be other compromises apart from the 4gb memory difference. It's $150 more everywhere else. Anyway, I've learned not to buy PC's from BB as others have mentioned they usually adjust certain things to cut the price.

parasurfer1979
06-20-2013, 09:34 PM
I'm guessing there must be other compromises apart from the 4gb memory difference. It's $150 more everywhere else. Anyway, I've learned not to buy PC's from BB as others have mentioned they usually adjust certain things to cut the price.

I agree... I bought my G75VW on www.tigerdirect.com. It offered a little more than the systems at "Bust" Buy.

MarshallR@ASUS
06-21-2013, 02:45 AM
God, why did Asus decide to start soldering CPUs on the laptop. Will definitely not be getting a new laptop anytime soon.

Because it provides a better, thinner, lighter and ergonomic design and it's what the majority of Intel's mobile CPUs are these days. The notebook industry has been moving to non-upgradability for several years already. Even if it was compatible and socket upgradable, the power hardware is ever more finer regulated and designed around specific CPUs to improve battery life.

chri5d3an
06-23-2013, 06:16 PM
So I have to warn anyone trying to "upgrade" to this POS. Simply don't. I had the g75vx and it ran circles around this laptop I love hawken and this laptop freaking lags on the menu let alone the 9 fps I get in the game on all low settings while the g75vx I had physics on and graphics on high. Thanks a lot asus for pinching out a POS lower power consumption abortion now I have to go offshore and be gameless because best buy here didn't have this till last minute.

I was really counting on you... you let me down... guess I'm going to get msi from now on.

PS tried to overclock ram using msi afterburner wont let me when I hit apply just sends it back to stock

willy
06-25-2013, 04:29 AM
I guess the amazon model is only 1 year warranty as well but they throw in one year of accident protection which is $99. I have the Best Buy G75VX and the screen is a Chi Mei which is on a lot of the higher end laptops. MSI and other Asus amongst others use it. A bit grainy but I don't even notice that anymore, blacks and contrast are great.

roryh86
06-27-2013, 07:09 PM
Any updates about the Best Buy version's hardware difference? Is there any besides the 4GB RAM? hidevolution.com seems to be selling the G750JW-BBI7N05 for $1324 so that seems like a logical price difference to be just the RAM, so maybe Best Buy just has the best deal. I you guys can post hardware id info here comapring BBI7N05 with DB71 that would be great.

Shawnnepc
06-27-2013, 07:37 PM
Any updates about the Best Buy version's hardware difference? Is there any besides the 4GB RAM? hidevolution.com seems to be selling the G750JW-BBI7N05 for $1324 so that seems like a logical price difference to be just the RAM, so maybe Best Buy just has the best deal. I you guys can post hardware id info here comapring BBI7N05 with DB71 that would be great.

That model # is the Best Buy model so it looks like HID is reselling that.

The other model's are kind of low availability right now because the laptop is so new. (I haven't even seen them at our distributors)

We haven't seen either model in our store yet so i'm not sure what the difference is yet. I plan on taking apart mine once I get it.

chri5d3an
06-28-2013, 10:53 PM
Well the ram is less and it is 800mhz instead of 1600mhz

roryh86
06-29-2013, 10:31 AM
You always double DDR ram (it's double rate), so if you're seeing 800mhz in cpu-z its actually 800x2=1600mhz.

Lloyd1Irving
07-01-2013, 10:11 AM
I was wondering about the G750JW-BBI7N05 too and I found the answer thought I would share it here ^_^

The G750JW-DB71 is more expensive because of the 12GB RAM & robust Asus 360 (1 0 2 24) Warranty package, including One Year Accidental Damage Protection, free 2-way overnight shipping for warranty related services, and non-stop technical support, as well as 0 days Zero Bright Dot Guaranty LCD replacement.

shown on the link below Hope this helps you guys wondering as I was XD

http://laptoping.com/asus-g750jw-bbi7n05-gaming-laptop-at-low-price.html

roryh86
07-01-2013, 10:53 AM
I was wondering about the G750JW-BBI7N05 too and I found the answer thought I would share it here ^_^

The G750JW-DB71 is more expensive because of the 12GB RAM & robust Asus 360 (1 0 2 24) Warranty package, including One Year Accidental Damage Protection, free 2-way overnight shipping for warranty related services, and non-stop technical support, as well as 0 days Zero Bright Dot Guaranty LCD replacement.

shown on the link below Hope this helps you guys wondering as I was XD

http://laptoping.com/asus-g750jw-bbi7n05-gaming-laptop-at-low-price.html


Nicee, I was just thinking the same thing last night and was gonna post here, I thought it might be due to the warranty as the DB71 has a Global/International warrany as well. Glad I stuck with the cheaper one, excellent price. Picked up 2x4GB curcial ram for $56. Thanks for the post

Propheshunal
01-12-2014, 10:40 PM
Can the GPU in the ASUS G750JW be upgraded to a 780M?

Nillaz
01-13-2014, 12:11 AM
Can the GPU in the ASUS G750JW be upgraded to a 780M?

Propheshunal the short answer is no it can't be upgraded to a 780m.

The long answer is that anything is technically possible, given the time, money, and resources. There has been talk of this here on the forums in the past, though the general consensus is that it's wouldn't even be remotely cost effective to attempt such a mod without anything even approaching a guarantee of success.

Propheshunal
01-13-2014, 03:05 AM
Okay thank you though.

Nillaz
01-13-2014, 03:10 AM
No problem. Sorry I didn't have a more positive answer for you.