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Thinking of buying this laptop 2nd hand. Not sure if its worth it? Any one able to help?

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I have been looking at second hand laptops. I found this an asus-g75vx listed by a seller on kijiji which seems good but I am not sure if it is or if I could get a better laptop brand new for the money I am willing to spend.

Here is the link to the laptop I saw for sale second hand.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-laptops/kingston-on/asus-g75vx-premium-gamer-i7-120gb-sdd-750gb-hdd-16-gb-ram/1113868998?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true


I am currently looking to purchase a laptop primarily for work. Mostly at work I would like the ability to use the laptop for surfing the internet, watching movies, working on office programs, programming C/C++/Visual Basic.

When not at work I would like to consider using the laptop for gaming if possible. The types of games I do play on my desktop are steam games. Games like farcry 3, cs:go, sniper elite 3, team fortress 2, payday 2, etc.

I prefer primarily to buy the laptops from www.canadacomputers.com or www.ncix.com as they are Canadian companies and are close by to me.




1. What is your budget? $1000.00 to 1200 CANADIAN after taxes

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? Minimum 15 Inch or higher

3. What screen resolution do you want? Decent screen resolution for work.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable - Plan to use it at work

5. How much battery life do you need? 4 to 6 hours

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?


The types of games I do play on my desktop are steam games. Games like farcry 3, cs:go, sniper elite 3, team fortress 2, payday 2, etc.


Additional things I would like to do:

Surfing the internet
Connect to wireless networks
Watching streaming videos/movies
Email
Office programs
Using the laptop to install and learn about Linux Operating System
Using the laptop to install and learn about Windows 7 Professional Edition 64 bit edition
Using the laptop to install and learn Windows XP Professional
The ability to connect to Windows 2003/2008 server environments


7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop?

I want a laptop that I can create a dual boot system using Linux Redhat, Windows XP and Windows 7
Laptop must have wireless connectivity to internet
Decent sound and graphics
Surfing the internet
Watching streaming videos/movies
Email
Office Programs (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access)
Programming Using C++/Visual Basic.Net


8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

I don't as I don't store or use many files that are huge. 250GB to 1TB is ideal if possible

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

www.canadacomputers.com
www.ncix.com


10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

2 to 5 years tops

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

I do need a dvd burner to write files to.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

Not too concerned on brands as long as it works for my intended needs.

13. What country do you live in?

Canada

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Laptop must be easy to take apart if I need to upgrade or replace components such as RAM or the Harddrive.
post #2 of 5
That laptop has a ton of potential performance waiting to be unlocked because of the GPU it has in it. There are a couple of threads here on OCN that go into that subject in detail.

850 is actually not bad I think, when considering the difference between Canadian and USD. Since it's at obo I would shoot an offer for 800 just to see if you can save a little more money.

The only issue I have with carrying around a "gaming laptop" is that it looks fancy and looks easy to sell. So that might tempt some onlookers. Otherwise it's a good option you found there. The G series has always been easy to get into for the regular items like hdd/wireless/ram. Though my experience is from the g46 and g53. Might have changed since then


Edit: just saw the listing and it's showing both the 670m and 670mx. If it's 670mx then your golden, if not then just keep looking for something else
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Yeah I have to find out if its an 650mx or just a regular 650m

I did manage to see the laptop and it looks pretty much brand new cosmetically.

They had the laptop originally listed at $770.00 and then later he raised the price to $835.00.

He said he would take $800.00 CAN but nothing lower then that.

I am just thinking if $800.00 is worth spending on a laptop that is clearly 2-3 years old or if I should just buy a brand new one for 1000.00 or 1200.00.

I mean it comes down to this:

1. The laptop is i7 (3rd generation) and we are on 6th gen now. Probably not much of a difference but still.
2. The laptop comes with 2 hdd (1 ssd 120gb and 7200 rpm hdd) that clearly was replaced from the 5400 rpm drive that came with it
3. Comes loaded with win 7 pro and office by the owner with anit-virus 1 year
4. The downside is its 2-3 years old for sure and is clearly out of its 2 year warranty. I could buy a brand new laptop and have 2 year manufacturer warranty.
5. He did tell me he would give me a 30 day warranty but what that warranty entails was not discussed.
6. He did tell me he tested all the ports and they all work. When prompted if he tested the battery he responded by saying that no one uses the battery on a gaming laptop. Which I do agree but the question was still avoided.

What I intend to do is use the laptop for learning the Windows Operating System, programming C/C++ and Visual Basic. I do want to install Linux on it and create a dual boot system at some point.

The games I would play would be steam games such as cs:go, farcry3, sniper elite 3, etc.

I just kinda half minded at this point as I don't really know laptops that well and if this is a good deal or if I should look elsewhere and buy a brand new laptop.
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Do you trust that seller and website? I'm not Canadian, so I don't know of the reputation. But that's a lot of money if something goes wrong. Do you trust they would do right by you?

Edit: Is it like Craigslist? Buyer beware kind of thing? If so, I would rather buy off eBay where you at least have some protection if the product is defective.
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Originally Posted by Depauville Kid View Post

Do you trust that seller and website? I'm not Canadian, so I don't know of the reputation. But that's a lot of money if something goes wrong. Do you trust they would do right by you?

Edit: Is it like Craigslist? Buyer beware kind of thing? If so, I would rather buy off eBay where you at least have some protection if the product is defective.

Kijiji is simply a site anyone can go on and list////sell anything for free.

The owner from what I can tell is a computer technician who runs a 2nd business out of his apartment selling 2nd hand items he buys and repairs.

Yeah I do have my doubts that if something would go wrong after 30 days I would be SOL.

But overall what I am trying to gauge is that if the laptop is in perfect working order and has no problems is it worth putting $800.00 or just buying a brand new one.

The problem is I know nothing about laptops.

This laptop seems like a very good deal at $800.00 CAN and it is a well known gaming laptop (regardless if its 2/3 years old).

I seen similar i7 (4th generation) laptops selling over $1000.00 CAN + taxes and 5th/6th gen over $1200.00
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