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    Newbie to ROG G-Series Notebooks looking for purchase advice

    Hello everyone,

    I'm a newbie when it comes to gaming notebooks, and even gaming computers in general. Growing up, my gaming PCs typically consisted of a $400-500 tower from Walmart/Best Buy and and $50-75 graphics card. It suited my purposes back then; most likely it was due to the fact I never knew any differently. Well I'm a college student now majoring in mechanical engineering. I was hoping to purchase a notebook the would run my drafting software, but I wanted it to be a decent gaming machine as well.

    I found myself drawn to two notebooks in particular. Both are within my budget of $1200+-$50; they're both ASUS ROG machines too. I was hoping to get y'alls input on which is the better machine. These are the two notebooks below:

    ASUS ROG G751JT-WH71(WX)
    http://www.amazon.com/G751JT-WH71-WX.../dp/B015QZVAF2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834232863

    ASUS ROG G751JT-CH71
    http://www.amazon.com/G751JT-17-Inch...ct_top?ie=UTF8
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834232202

    I have found many of a review on the JT-CH71 model from 2014. Reviewers speak very highly of it. My problem is the I can't seem to find a whole lot on the more recent JT-WH71(WX) model from late 2015. The only differences I'm finding are that the processor in the JT-WH71(WX) is 100MHz (0.1GHz) fast compared to the JT-CH71, and that the JT-WH71(WX) has G-Sync while the JT-CH71 does not. However, I noticed that over all, the 2015 WH71(WX) seems to have poorer reviews on Amazon compared to its former model from 2014. The reviews seem to indicate issues with quality control, particularly centering around screen problems like screen bleedthrough and DOAs.

    My questions are thus: which model is indeed the better of the two? Are the reviews/issues about the G751JT-WH71(WX) simply teething troubles of the initial batch and if so, have they been ironed out by now? How important is G-Sync given from what I've read ASUS seems to drag their feet in things related to it.

    Any and all information would be appreciated as I really don't want to drop this amount of cash on a notebook if it's not going to be reliable/quality. Thanks.

    Ron
    Last edited by RonaldPS007; 03-28-2016 at 01:51 AM.

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    Hey Ron
    It is the same machine really in built quality. Get the WH version and call it a day. Faster processor, G-SYNC, Win 10 already installed. so you don't have to go thru the upgrade hassle. Easy.
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    Is it the same chassis as well? A lot of the images of the WH71(WX) I see on Newegg and Amazon seem to be lacking the vents on the very bottom (the two bulged channels beneath the rear section of the laptop)?

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    It is exactly the same chassis as far as i know.
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    What CAD programs are you intending to run? They are pretty easy on minimum system requirements but depending on whats being rendered and how many dimensions specs can make a huge difference. I'm using only 2D with high resolution and a lot of detail and find even a 980M to be taxed at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaActual View Post
    Hey Ron
    It is the same machine really in built quality. Get the WH version and call it a day. Faster processor, G-SYNC, Win 10 already installed. so you don't have to go thru the upgrade hassle. Easy.
    What he said...

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