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I'm thinking of buying a refurbished Asus laptop from Newegg. Is this a bad idea? Im worried about dead pixels and scratches!

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post #2 of 14
Check return policy. I've never had a single issue with any refurb/recert. Open box items are more likely to have blemishes.

If it's messed up, return it (which is why you should check their policy).
    
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I'm pretty sure it will look brand new. I have faith in Newegg when it comes to products like this. I'm 98% sure you have nothing to worry about.

After all, refurbished means it was fixed. Why would it come with defects that should have been fixed during refurbishing?
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If there's a dead pixel, return it. I'd hit that deal even if the laptop I receive has scratches.

The ASUS G series is very good, I had 2 G series laptop which can handle almost all the games I've thrown at it(Crysis, BC2, etc.)

EDIT: It's recertified, not refurbished, so I'm pretty sure it won't come banged up.
Edited by FearSC549 - 4/8/10 at 10:25pm
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post #5 of 14
Do it! Looks good to me. Newegg wouldn't sell it if it wasn't good to go. But that's just my opinion d:
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by FearSC549 View Post
EDIT: It's recertified, not refurbished, so I'm pretty sure it won't come banged up.
Recertified is just the new name for refurbished. They're more or less interchangeable, unless a particular vendor has their own distinction.
    
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Ok what one should I get?

Asus G60VX
- 16 Inch
- LED Screen 1366 x 768
- Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 2.13G
- 4GB
- Windows 7
- 320GB 7200 RPM

or

ASUS G71GX-RX05
-17 Inch
-Wide XGA+ Screen 1440 x 900
-Intel Core 2 P8700 2.53
-6GB
-Vista Home Premium
-500GB 5400RPM


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Edited by shizdan - 4/8/10 at 10:33pm
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by shizdan View Post
Ok what one should I get?

Asus G60VX
- 16 Inch
- LED Screen 1366 x 768
- Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 2.13G
- 4GB
- Windows 7
- 320GB 7200 RPM

or

ASUS G71GX-RX05
-17 Inch
-Wide XGA+ Screen 1440 x 900
-Intel Core 2 P8700 2.53
-6GB
-Vista Home Premium
-500GB 5400RPM


Comparison
The problem with the 17" one is the 5400 RPM HDD, which really slow things down. If 400MHz matters to you(which is not significant nor little), then go for the G71. Also the G series have a Turbo button(overclocks the CPU by about 200MHz)


Also consider the 17" is 16:10 and the 15" is 16:9(which depends on personal preference) and the extra 2GB RAM doesn't really matter(I mean it's a laptop, why would it need 6GB of RAM?)
Edited by FearSC549 - 4/8/10 at 10:38pm
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post #9 of 14
Go for the G60, or the G71 if you plan on installing Windows 7 (I HATE VISTA!!!!) The G71 seems like it'd be the better deal when considering the better monitor and extra RAM...Vista is the killer though
    
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post #10 of 14
Note that ASUS Recertified warranty is only good for 90 days, but it is a great price and worth it IMO. If something does go wrong, ASUS has great support and will do what they can to help.
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