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I'm looking at getting the wife a new Laptop. I took her and showed her this one the other day. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ASUS+-+L...&skuId=1774899

I know its Bestbuy, but she won't buy anything she can't actually try out first.

I remember reading somewhere about the ones from BB having a different warranty. If so, what are the differences?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Hmmm... this looks like 1 year parts and warranty according to the specs on BB. My ASUS notebook has a 2 year warranty, but I didn't get it at BB. Of course, it's a different model...

Can anyone who has purchased a laptop at BB chime in?
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I'm looking at getting the wife a new Laptop. I took her and showed her this one the other day. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ASUS+-+L...&skuId=1774899

I know its Bestbuy, but she won't buy anything she can't actually try out first.

I remember reading somewhere about the ones from BB having a different warranty. If so, what are the differences?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
1 Year vs two year, also you dont get the free shipping label if something goes wrong and you have to RMA.
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What is your wife looking at?

Easy to carry? Powerful to share? or maybe just splurgin' lol

Asus Eees' are pretty cool, they got the Intel Atom and Nvidia's Ion in them
HP, if you prefer, their Envy look pretty cool with an i7 equipped as well, and an ATi 5xxx

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Again, wife won't buy anything she can't actually look at and try it out. Get the feel for the keyboard and such.

As for what were looking for, pretty much a gaming laptop. Portability and such is not an issue. She just likes the laptops because she can sit on the couch and play her games and such. As of right now she's playing wow, but with her you never know what she will want to play next. Definitely want a dedicated graphics card.

I pretty much thought that the ASUS fit the bill, just can't seem to find one with those specs for around the same money.
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I think i found the answer. I'm thinking about going with xoticpc and spec it out through them. Price comes out about the same with much better warranty.

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I think i found the answer. I'm thinking about going with xoticpc and spec it out through them. Price comes out about the same with much better warranty.

Thanks for all the replies.
Lol: Again, wife won't buy anything she can't actually look at and try it out. Get the feel for the keyboard and such.

So much for that, huh?
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Lol: Again, wife won't buy anything she can't actually look at and try it out. Get the feel for the keyboard and such.

So much for that, huh?
Probably order the the same g73 model from xotic as shown on bestbuy
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Probably order the the same g73 model from xotic as shown on bestbuy
Yeah, same model as the one at BB, just a few differences on the components.
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