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Linerax
03-31-2016, 08:27 AM
1. I'm looking at buying a G752VY model, but I want to wait for the price to drop... A LOT($1000 down). When is the new wave of brand new Asus ROG models arriving?

2. If the refresh cycle is far from now, will choosing the G752VT is an adequate choice?

3. After I buy an ASUS ROG laptop, can I replace the Blu ray drive with something else more useful?

***Understand that I am buying from Costco because of the warranty benefits given by the store and 90 day return grace period(instead of usual 30 day). My choices are limited.

JustinThyme
04-01-2016, 01:03 AM
If you are waiting for a $1000 price drop you will look like this before it happens.


56676


I was in the same boat when I bought my G752VY. I was watching for a price drop on G751JY to drop and it never happened. Consequently I bought mine from Costco when they had a very nice sale from Dec 24 to Jan 15 and got it for $500 under MSRP. Even now they are about $300 less on the same model than other discount places.

You can replace the Blu ray with an HDD caddy of you want, I use mine for ripping to my NAS and for a portable player in my 5th wheel RVs 48" TV.

Delphic
04-01-2016, 02:21 AM
Here is a big question. Do you want to use this rig for VR (Occulus or Vive). If your answer is yes .. Then wait. Spend the money on a good Desktop. None of the mobile versions of the GTX970M or GTX 980M are supported by either system this is not a VR ready rig.

Linerax
04-01-2016, 02:27 AM
If you are waiting for a $1000 price drop you will look like this before it happens.


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I was in the same boat when I bought my G752VY. I was watching for a price drop on G751JY to drop and it never happened. Consequently I bought mine from Costco when they had a very nice sale from Dec 24 to Jan 15 and got it for $500 under MSRP. Even now they are about $300 less on the same model than other discount places.

You can replace the Blu ray with an HDD caddy of you want, I use mine for ripping to my NAS and for a portable player in my 5th wheel RVs 48" TV.

Well, I'll just wait for a sale then. Btw, did you mean you bought the G752VY when the price dropped by $500?

Linerax
04-01-2016, 02:30 AM
Here is a big question. Do you want to use this rig for VR (Occulus or Vive). If your answer is yes .. Then wait.
Spend the money on a good Desktop. None of the mobile versions of the GTX970M or GTX 980M are supported by either system this is not a VR ready rig.

I am not someone who is really enthusiastic about VR tech. I have tried the Occulus before at a convention and I gained a headache somewhat. On top, I don't think VR tech has reached its peak yet.

ROG_HARDCORE
04-01-2016, 07:43 AM
56677

For VR, see above.

Simple answer, if you demand high performance on graphics, choose G752VY, else G752VT will be good enough.

JustinThyme
04-01-2016, 03:55 PM
Here is a big question. Do you want to use this rig for VR (Occulus or Vive). If your answer is yes .. Then wait. Spend the money on a good Desktop. None of the mobile versions of the GTX970M or GTX 980M are supported by either system this is not a VR ready rig.

Untrue. My G752VY is making the cut at 6.2 with very little effort. Leave everything running in the back ground and Nvidia control panel at default and it falls just short of the green at 5.8.


Well, I'll just wait for a sale then. Btw, did you mean you bought the G752VY when the price dropped by $500?

I bought it when they had it on sale. G752V-DH72 for $1999 when every place else had them for $2599 and up. $1999 is the same price as the RH71 that is the economy model with 16GB of ram instead of 32, DVD instead of blu ray and 128GB M2 SSD instead of the 256GB. Pretty close to what the VT is going for also. They currently have them for $2299 which is still far below everyone else especially once you factor in the 90 return and 2 year warranty.