That's weird, works for me.
I'm not sure but that's what I've been told.
I've been doing even more research and calculating the numbers. BST-7 with the 2-year warranty plan is about $1495. Best Buy models are dumbed down which means they removed Bluetooth, lowered harddrive speed, 1.3mp webcam, USB3.0, RAM, etc.
I've been looking at the G73JW-BT1 and G53JW-A1 (awesome 15" screen size, less of a workstation and more portable/less flashy) at XoticPC. They have free UPS ground shipping now.
I configured both laptops with IC Diamond thermal compound upgrade (+$75). G73JW-BT1 with upgrade
to 2-yr warranty and it comes with 1-year accidental damage and 30-day bright dot guarantee is $1561.70. It also comes with a free
8GB RAM upgrade and 500GB 7200RPM harddrive.
The G53JW-A1 comes with 750GB 7200RPM and already includes
2yr global warranty and 1 yr accidental damage. This one comes with the backpack and mouse. I like the smaller screen size for portability and the free 8gb RAM upgrade and ends up being $1502.
Both laptops from XoticPC comes with 1080p screen
($100 to replace the 900p one on BST-7), 7200RPM harddrives, i7-740qm, Bluetooth, 2.0mp webcam, better warranty, 1 USB 3.0 and NVIDIA 460m. I don't know if the 460m is better or not.
I might get the XoticPC G53JW-A1 instead after all of this research, more features (all of them don't have Bluray though
), better screen and so on. Ends up being a little more than the Best Buy's price but ends up saving me way more money than buying all the missing components for the BB model.
Is there really much difference between the 460m or 5870m? Do you guys think I should get the G53JW-A1 or is there another laptop like a Sager or Dell that's around the same price and better and do you guys know if XoticPC charges sales tax?