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I'm going to buy one of the GS60 4K laptops. I was looking into getting it from Xotic because I could get more storage options and keep a warranty since I would buy it that way. I've never really heard much about them, so I don't know if they are very good or not. The other option would be Newegg, but I've heard horror stories about getting a PC DOA and if you didn't check it before UPS left it was a serious pain in the ass to get them to return the DOA one and send you a new one. Thought? Comments? If you have a better option to buy from let me know that as well. Thanks
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You will retain warranty if you buy retail from Newegg and upgrade, as long as you don't physically damage the notebook while doing so. So basically if you trust yourself enough to do upgrades then Newegg will be ok or let Xotic PC do it for you and customize it to your needs so it is ready to go on first boot smile.gif Either will be good as they both have good customer service in case you need it and MSI is really one of the better manufacturers when it comes to their service departments if that should ever be needed. I have had three MSI notebooks - 2 GT60 in the last two years as I upgraded to the 3K IPS one when it came out and all three have been perfect and I have upgraded them all myself and they are still going strong to this day. If Xotic can swap in a 3K IPS in a GS60 that will look much better than a TN 4K wink.gif The colors sure do pop and look oh so good on an IPS
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You will retain warranty if you buy retail from Newegg and upgrade, as long as you don't physically damage the notebook while doing so. So basically if you trust yourself enough to do upgrades then Newegg will be ok or let Xotic PC do it for you and customize it to your needs so it is ready to go on first boot smile.gif Either will be good as they both have good customer service in case you need it and MSI is really one of the better manufacturers when it comes to their service departments if that should ever be needed. I have had three MSI notebooks - 2 GT60 in the last two years as I upgraded to the 3K IPS one when it came out and all three have been perfect and I have upgraded them all myself and they are still going strong to this day. If Xotic can swap in a 3K IPS in a GS60 that will look much better than a TN 4K wink.gif The colors sure do pop and look oh so good on an IPS
The 4K is supposed to be IPS too. I'll have to look again. And I thought MSI had good customer service, that's why I was going with them. Makes me feel better to hear it from someone who owns a few.
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Yeah it does look like the one you want at Newegg has the 4K IPS - I know that MSI uses a variety of 4K panels for their notebooks. I really do love my GT60 2OD - I am using it now and quite a lot every day.
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I thought I replied to this.

I'd go through XoticPC personally, more options for customizing and the like tends to let you narrow down your choices and whatnot. May be able to shave off some unneeded stuff and/or add on things you did want instead. smile.gif
     
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I thought I replied to this.

I'd go through XoticPC personally, more options for customizing and the like tends to let you narrow down your choices and whatnot. May be able to shave off some unneeded stuff and/or add on things you did want instead. smile.gif
I was debating that. There was some things Exotic PC offered you couldn't get any other way,
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I got my Sager through XoticPC and my vote goes to them. not only can you get a awesome PC but you can customize it they way you want and they stress test it before they ship it out so you know your getting something thats 100% working. Rocken my Sager NP9377-S (Clevo P377SM-A) for about two weeks now and am blazing. i didnt go 4k though and king of wishing i did but o well im still happy biggrin.gif
    
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I was debating that. There was some things Exotic PC offered you couldn't get any other way,

Xotic for sure. Customer service is top tier when my sager abruptly failed two days past their stated policy they still fixed it for me (was ram in the end) plus there are military discounts if you know anyone in the service willing to assist in the purchase
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If time is not a factor, I really dig the xotic storefront (I haven't purchased from them, though). I needed my laptop this week so I went with Amazon instead, otherwise I'd have given them a shot. It's nice to be able to remove unwanted components and save a few bucks. I'd make sure they include the original mounting hardware if you remove hard drives, though.
    
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If time is not a factor, I really dig the xotic storefront (I haven't purchased from them, though). I needed my laptop this week so I went with Amazon instead, otherwise I'd have given them a shot. It's nice to be able to remove unwanted components and save a few bucks. I'd make sure they include the original mounting hardware if you remove hard drives, though.

You're about a year too late good sir. redface.gif
     
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