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Psycho Mantis
07-30-2013, 02:11 AM
Hey guys, I have store credit to bestbuy and they offer two of these laptops that I'm interested in.

One is a G46VW for 800
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/14%22+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive/7674066.p?id=1218858193065&skuId=7674066&st=g46vw&cp=1&lp=1

The other is a G750Jw for 1250
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/17.3%22+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive/8937112.p;jsessionid=77535B7697E332A81FF99150964CF 8F7.bbolsp-app03-185?id=1218954923465&skuId=8937112&st=g750jw&cp=1&lp=1

I know obviously that the G750JW is better, but for the extra 450 dollars is it worth it? I can buy the G46 and have a little store credit left over, or I can get more gift cards and then pay 220 out of pocket for the G750JW. I went to the store and noticed that the screen on the G750 was much BRIGHTER than the G46, and they were both on max brightness in the settings. The G46 screen seemed dark for some reason... I also noticed horizontal lines across the screen of the G750JW that the G46 didn't have. Very strange.

What do you guys think? I see a lot of topics on this forum with unhappy buyers. Thank you for your help

Psycho Mantis
07-30-2013, 02:39 AM
Thank you for your advice. How about you and your's with the right side usb issue? And you're so lucky you have one with a glossy screen! I wish I could get one with one, but the one I will get has a weird matte one, I don't mind matte, but it's just weird.

Psycho Mantis
07-30-2013, 03:16 AM
Dude thats what I was telling everyone I was with and no one else noticed it! But the thing is I have no choice because it HAS to be from best buy. I know the screen sucks but I don't see a choice... I would LOVE the glossy screen hahaha
Good to hear it wasn't your laptop's fault though!

Psycho Mantis
07-30-2013, 03:40 AM
I have $975 store credit (from old laptop under warranty), i can get an extra 150 store credit too, so it's the only place I can shop. And I feel like these are the two best laptops for me to choose from from the store and that I don't have a choice lol. And I know what you're saying, the other laptops on display at the store had beautiful screens compared to this one.

Psycho Mantis
07-30-2013, 06:03 AM
Hard decision haha...

Flea0
07-30-2013, 09:35 AM
find someone that is okay with any bestbuy laptop/device in the same price range and buy it for them with your credit at a small discount, then use the cash they give you to buy a glossy screened G750 from a better vendor ;)

Psycho Mantis
07-30-2013, 07:00 PM
Great idea haha, don't think my mom would allow that though she's weird xD I'd love to do that though hahah

Psycho Mantis
07-30-2013, 07:36 PM
However, I can get another 200 dollars in gift cards for best buy and only popular stores wal mart, target, etc.
Would it be risky putting a better screen on it? http://www.screencountry.com/index.php?section=products&model=G750JW&brand=ASUS&series=OTHER%20ASUS%20MODELS

And who would be a better dealer, so I can go just look?

EpIcSnIpErZ23
07-30-2013, 09:52 PM
I bought my G750JW from Frys. It works great!

Flea0
07-30-2013, 10:33 PM
ANY dealer seems to be better than BestBuy when it gets to screens by the complains I read. doesn't BB even have a specific model number for the G750s it sells?

Psycho Mantis
07-31-2013, 12:04 AM
G750JW-BBI7N05
That's whats under the "model" section.
Frys sells one just like that except with 4gb extra ram for way more, and it's matte. Lol

EpIcSnIpErZ23
07-31-2013, 12:10 AM
How much is the one at best buy? i bought mine for 1,299. GTX 765m 12GB Ram 1tb HDD.

BTW my model number is G750JW-DB71

Flea0
07-31-2013, 12:35 AM
yeah, I think the "BB" in the model name gives it away ;P

Psycho Mantis
07-31-2013, 01:24 AM
lol, but even intel dude mentioned about the matte screen, i think its just every matte screen. The one at best buy is 1250 (cool that I can get 200 bucks off), f*** tax though thats a killer