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Old March 5, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Hey, I'm just wondering what people's opinions are on this before I make a decision.

Basically have the option to pick up this laptop for $1000.00, the specs are:

Display : 17.3” FHD (1920*1080)
Operating System: Windows 7
Processor : Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.4GHz Quad Core
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M 3GB GDDR5
Memory : 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 4 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 32 GB SDRAM
Storage : 750GB 7200 rpm, Supports 2 HDD bays

I'm not sure if I'm just being impulsive on this as my laptop's gpu is having issues. My only concerns right now are that its basically a generation behind on the CPU/GPU. Basically looking for opinions on whether its worth spending the extra 300-400 on a newer G750 laptop to be current with the generation.
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Old March 5, 2014, 04:34 PM
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The G75VW won't have a haswell chip, and the 670M is a modified 5XXM so it's further behind than it looks in nVidia architecture (unlike the 675M which had used the 6XX). I had one and it's a good laptop, runs ME3 at full spec. I sold mine almost a year ago for about 1000-1100, so to get one a year later I think 1000 is overpriced.
850$ or so seems more reasonable to me, but I haven't checked the laptop market lately to see how much better a 1000$ MSI or ASUS that's new would be.
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Depends on what you variant you are getting and what for. Based on your description I am going to assume you mean the G750 with a 770m. That is a decent upgrade to the gpu vs the 670m.

the 765m is roughly a fifth faster then a 670m and don't know if that is worth it

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Old March 5, 2014, 07:02 PM
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Depends on what you variant you are getting and what for. Based on your description I am going to assume you mean the G750 with a 770m. That is a decent upgrade to the gpu vs the 670m.

the 765m is roughly a fifth faster then a 670m and don't know if that is worth it
The older G75 models such as the G75VW-RS72-CA shipped with a 670m, only the newer ones come with a 7xxM GPU. "It is based on the GF114 Fermi core and is essentially a GeForce GTX 570M with higher core clock rates. Therefore, it is still manufactured in 40nm at TSMC. - Notebookchek.net

Since this guy's selling a used one, it's more likely that OP has the correct specs. It looks like he had the exact same model as I did. It's still a solid gaming laptop, but the GPU doesn't have quite the oomph that some of the MSI offerings at the time had.

My feelings on the G75 at the time were;
Pro
- Good performance
- Nice matte finish and rubberized textures
- Great keyboard for a laptop
- Easy to add/remove SSD or another HDD. These models came with 2 caddies from the factory unlike the G73 and G74 series.

Cons
- Trackpad was in a bit of an annoying spot.
- Speakers are a little underpowered. The driver updates from ASUS helped, but you're going to want some headphones if you're going to be around any background noise.
- If you want to upgrade the ram, there are 2 DIMMs accessible on the back easily, but the other two are underneath the keyboard and you'll have to remove them. At the time ASUS was shipping with the accessible spots filled from the factory so if you want to add more you've got to do some major disassembly.

Keep in mind it's brutally heavy and you'll want a big backpack for it. I was pretty happy with it for when I was working out of town, and it's good as a desktop replacement, but if you're going to be moving it a lot, I'd go more portable. Honestly, it doesn't even fit under the seat in front of you in an airplane half the time
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