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Danieliyo
09-21-2013, 08:54 AM
Hi

I'm interested on buying one of these 2 G75 Asus models from newegg.One of the laptop is refurbished and the other is brand new.My question is,which one would you guys recommend me to get? Do you recommend buying refurbished?First time buying a laptop online. I would appreciate it.

Brand New: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230592

Refurbished: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231136

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Intangible_Logic
09-21-2013, 09:50 AM
Personally I'd go for the refurbished laptop, losing the 4GB memory isn't so bad, as 8GB is really all you need for most things.

What sort of programs are you going to be running, and does the $100 difference make much difference to you?

SHADO
09-21-2013, 02:05 PM
Personally I'd go for the refurbished laptop, losing the 4GB memory isn't so bad, as 8GB is really all you need for most things.

What sort of programs are you going to be running, and does the $100 difference make much difference to you?

I bought my G75 as a refurb, and have been very happy with it. But in the original poster's case, I think I'd go with new over refurbed.

For that extra 100 bucks, he's getting:

4GB more RAM
1-Year ASUS International Warranty
30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
Free 2-way standard shipping
1-Year Accidental Damage Protection
Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges and fire damage for the first year.


All you get with the refurb is a 90 day parts and labor warranty.

GottiBoi55
09-21-2013, 03:21 PM
Go with the "New" model, there's three advantages with that choice!

1. More ram (4G)
2. Faster HDD (7200rpm vs. 5400rpm)
3. Plus full one year Warranty (90 days for the refurbished model)

The G75VW-NH71 new model would be the better choice for just a $100 more!
Plus you will get Asus ADP (http://notebookcare.asus.com/Content/US/ADP/ADP.aspx) program for Accidental Damage!

Danieliyo
09-21-2013, 03:31 PM
Personally I'd go for the refurbished laptop, losing the 4GB memory isn't so bad, as 8GB is really all you need for most things.

What sort of programs are you going to be running, and does the $100 difference make much difference to you?


I bought my G75 as a refurb, and have been very happy with it. But in the original poster's case, I think I'd go with new over refurbed.

For that extra 100 bucks, he's getting:

4GB more RAM
1-Year ASUS International Warranty
30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
Free 2-way standard shipping
1-Year Accidental Damage Protection
Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges and fire damage for the first year.


All you get with the refurb is a 90 day parts and labor warranty.

A friend of my told me to get the refurbished one because he said it has a better graphic card which is the GTX 670MX and the brand new one has the GTX 670M.The new one has more RAM but I can always upgraded but I cant upgrade the graphic card.Whats the difference between these two graphic cards? GTX 670M and GTX670MX.I would personally get the new onew but im trying to get the best for my money.

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SHADO
09-22-2013, 03:30 AM
A friend of my told me to get the refurbished one because he said it has a better graphic card which is the GTX 670MX and the brand new one has the GTX 670M.The new one has more RAM but I can always upgraded but I cant upgrade the graphic card.Whats the difference between these two graphic cards? GTX 670M and GTX670MX.I would personally get the new onew but im trying to get the best for my money.

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I had missed the fact that the refurb has a better gpu. That does complicate things. Although if absolute gaming performance is your number one consideration, I suppose the refurb is the best choice. Any idea how much "better" the 670MX is, when compared to the 670M?

CloDel Studios
09-22-2013, 03:45 AM
keep in mind the 670mx can be overclocked to be on par or pass the 680m, while the normal 670 will not

Danieliyo
09-22-2013, 09:01 AM
So you guys recommend me to go with the Refurbished one? Sorry for asking too much,just want to get opinions and recommendations from people that know more than me.

Thanks

Zygomorphic
09-22-2013, 10:26 AM
So you guys recommend me to go with the Refurbished one? Sorry for asking too much,just want to get opinions and recommendations from people that know more than me.

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You aren't asking too much. That's what we're here for. :) If you want absolute gaming performance, then yes, the refurb is the way to go. If you don't care about every FPS (like me), then the new model is the way to go. Here are the performance comparisons:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-670MX.82603.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-670M.72197.0.html

Danieliyo
09-24-2013, 09:32 PM
You aren't asking too much. That's what we're here for. :) If you want absolute gaming performance, then yes, the refurb is the way to go. If you don't care about every FPS (like me), then the new model is the way to go. Here are the performance comparisons:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-670MX.82603.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-670M.72197.0.html

Thanks for the information. I thinking to get the new one. Do these G75VW come with problems from factory? I seen on the forum people having problems with them,the G75 series

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Zygomorphic
09-25-2013, 10:24 AM
Do they come with problems from the factory? Yes and no. Every manufacturer has a certain percentage of their products DOA, ASUS is no exception. Actually, ASUS is one of the most reliable laptop vendors. The issue with judging the quality of their notebooks via a support forum is that those who have issues will come, and those who don't most likely will not. Thus, it provides a distorted sample of ASUS customers. I wouldn't be afraid of buying one. My next laptop will almost certainly be an ASUS (and my first tablet will almost certainly be an ASUS as well).

Danieliyo
09-25-2013, 01:03 PM
Do they come with problems from the factory? Yes and no. Every manufacturer has a certain percentage of their products DOA, ASUS is no exception. Actually, ASUS is one of the most reliable laptop vendors. The issue with judging the quality of their notebooks via a support forum is that those who have issues will come, and those who don't most likely will not. Thus, it provides a distorted sample of ASUS customers. I wouldn't be afraid of buying one. My next laptop will almost certainly be an ASUS (and my first tablet will almost certainly be an ASUS as well).

I trust Asus.Never had an Asus before.all I had till now is a 7 year old HP laptop which I got from a family member used for free.Im not afraid I really want one xD..One last question.The refurbished is sold out.Now I'm in between the *G75VW-NH71 and the new G75 Series G750JW-DB71.which one would you recommend me?

Thanks