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CyberHusky
09-05-2012, 06:34 PM
I've been looking through some of the models that people have listed for the G75VW, but so far I haven't found a model with specs simpler to these:

3rd Gen-i7 2.6GHz Processor
12-16 GB RAM
120/128 GB SSD Primary HD
(Optional) 500-750 GB HD or Hybrid
8X DVD-RW

Does anyone know of a model with these specs?

BornSupercharged
09-05-2012, 06:51 PM
I've been looking through some of the models that people have listed for the G75VW, but so far I haven't found a model with specs simpler to these:

3rd Gen-i7 2.6GHz Processor
12-16 GB RAM
120/128 GB SSD Primary HD
(Optional) 500-750 GB HD or Hybrid
8X DVD-RW

Does anyone know of a model with these specs?

I think the main problem you're going to have is finding the 2.6GHz CPU, and in all honesty the 3610qm is more than capable in this system. I'd say spend that extra money on getting a larger SSD instead.

CyberHusky
09-05-2012, 07:01 PM
I think the main problem you're going to have is finding the 2.6GHz CPU, and in all honesty the 3610qm is more than capable in this system. I'd say spend that extra money on getting a larger SSD instead.

If I were to get a large SSD(256GB), and just get the 3610qm, which model would that be?

Feralhog
09-05-2012, 07:33 PM
Personally, I bought the G75VW ($1249) that Best Buy sells and got a 120GB Intel Series 520 SSD ($149) and moved the 1TB drive that came with the laptop to the spare drive bay for storage. All I am lacking is the 8GB RAM ($50) to have 16GB. Haven't got around to ordering it and will probably wait until the return period expires. Total: $1450 approximately....

FYI a 240GB Intel Series 520 SSD is around $258 (or less!) for comparison purposes....

Shawnnepc
09-05-2012, 07:38 PM
G75VW-DS72

ASUS G75VW-DS72
Intel Core i7 3610QM(2.30GHz)
17.3"
16GB Memory
750GB HDD + 256GB SSD HDD 7200rpm
Blu-Ray Burner
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M


OR you could grab the 3D one.

If so here's a $150 MIR for you

http://promos.asus.com/US/rebate/Sep12/ASUS_NB_MIR_Sep2012(US).pdf

john_from_ohio
09-05-2012, 07:44 PM
I've been looking through some of the models that people have listed for the G75VW, but so far I haven't found a model with specs simpler to these:

3rd Gen-i7 2.6GHz Processor
12-16 GB RAM
120/128 GB SSD Primary HD
(Optional) 500-750 GB HD or Hybrid
8X DVD-RW

Does anyone know of a model with these specs?

Get the base best buy G75VW BBK5 ... 40 bucks about for 8 gb more ram. Prices of Intel 520 and Samsung 830 SSD drives vary but really at this point well under 200 bucks for just 120 gb primary ssd. Personally I recommend getting 180 gb SSD at minimum so you don't run of space on primary drive before the laptop is history but 120 gb drives are also probably survivable if you plan it out well.

CyberHusky
09-05-2012, 08:09 PM
Would I be better off getting the DS72? I have a $2100 budget for the laptop.

BornSupercharged
09-05-2012, 08:12 PM
Would I be better off getting the DS72? I have a $2100 budget for the laptop.

Yes.:cool:

Shawnnepc
09-05-2012, 08:33 PM
Would I be better off getting the DS72? I have a $2100 budget for the laptop.

What's your purchase time frame?

I would wait a few days before purchasing anything

CyberHusky
09-06-2012, 01:00 PM
What's your purchase time frame?

I would wait a few days before purchasing anything

I will most likely be purchasing it in a week or 2.

Shawnnepc
09-06-2012, 01:12 PM
I will most likely be purchasing it in a week or 2.

Excellent.

Let me know before you purchase

jerson42
09-06-2012, 02:56 PM
If you have time and willing to wait..... sooner, ASUS will lunch the new model of G75 with the prefix "VX"....

And in my opinion, this new model includes lots of improvements such as, much better cpu and gpu...thunder port...pre loaded with the new windows 8...and speaker problem (sounds) on current G75VW resolved.....

try to check ASUS support, type G75, and two model will appear...the current G75VW and the coming soon G75VX....

Feralhog
09-06-2012, 04:24 PM
Excellent.

Let me know before you purchase

You know something we don't? I still have thirty days to return this one if some new and improved updated version of this laptop is coming?

Shawnnepc
09-06-2012, 04:41 PM
You know something we don't? I still have thirty days to return this one if some new and improved updated version of this laptop is coming?

I always know things you don't :P

I just haven't got a solid answer if I can tell you what that thing is or not

qwertymodo
09-06-2012, 05:05 PM
I went with the TS-72 myself and then bought an SSD separately so I could get the exact SSD I wanted.
3610 2.3GHz
16GB RAM
670GPU
750GB 7200RPM
Blu-Ray Player

Then I bought a Samsung Series 830 SSD. With your price range, you could even afford the 512GB version (I went with 256). Of course, this means you'd have to clone the drive or reinstall fresh, which is a pain if you've never used GPT drives (I never had, and it took me 3 reinstalls to get it right... >.<). But I feel I got the best deal I could going this route, and I really wanted the Samsung SSD. I was really sad though because they had it on sale the day before I bought it and then when I went to buy it the price was $200 more than the day before...

pROGammer
09-06-2012, 08:30 PM
I've been looking through some of the models that people have listed for the G75VW, but so far I haven't found a model with specs simpler to these:

3rd Gen-i7 2.6GHz Processor
12-16 GB RAM
120/128 GB SSD Primary HD
(Optional) 500-750 GB HD or Hybrid
8X DVD-RW

Does anyone know of a model with these specs?

I know you asked for a G75 model, but I decided to mention a G55 version that fulfills your dual HDD requirement while being 0.7 kg lighter (not necessarily relevant), and smaller => higher DPI (127 vs 141, not necessarily a good thing).
The model is G55VW-S1096D (http://www.laptopzona.com/ASUS-G55VW-S1096D-16GB-i7-3610QM).
The price in Bulgaria is ~ $1700, which include a 20% VAT (incredible, I know).

The only downsides I'm aware of is that it has no Thunderbolt, just a display port and no OS (Windows 7 will set you back another $130-$230 depending on the edition - Home Premium(limited to 16 GB RAM), Pro or Ultimate).
Although it has two fans, the G55 has only one exhaust and the fans are not user accessible (as they are in G75).
It does have two separate hard drives(128 GB SSD on mSATA socket*, 750 GB HDD on SATA socket in regular disk bay), not a hybrid.
There is no mention of the mSATA socket in the product specification, but see the link below.

*"Both the mSATA and HDD SATA sockets are SATA 6Gbps capable", yet the mSATA Socket is "not user-accessible (if you want to retain your warranty)"

http://rog.asus.com/111602012/g-series-laptops/g55vw-upgrade-guide/

I don't know the model (and therefore performance) of the SSD. I talked with the reseller and they promised to find out for me. I'll post in this thread (and the other one listing the models) once I have more info.

Feralhog
09-06-2012, 10:12 PM
I always know things you don't :P

I just haven't got a solid answer if I can tell you what that thing is or not

Btw it's nothing huge or anything and it won't effect anyone who currently has a G

Never hurts to ask!

Thanks,

GottiBoi55
09-07-2012, 12:19 AM
[QUOTE=CyberHusky;153749]I've been looking through some of the models that people have listed for the G75VW, but so far I haven't found a model with specs simpler to these:

3rd Gen-i7 2.6GHz Processor
12-16 GB RAM
120/128 GB SSD Primary HD
(Optional) 500-750 GB HD or Hybrid
8X DVD-RW

Does anyone know of a model with these specs?[/QUOTE



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you can customize the G75VW the way you want, they will upgrade CPU, GPU, and memory(up to 32Gigs).
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