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Why are CPU upgrades on Asus so much more expensive than other brands?

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  • Why are CPU upgrades on Asus so much more expensive than other brands?

    The premium to upgrade 2nd gen Core i7 CPU's for Asus (and MSI) laptops appears to be more than double that for other makes. Why? Asus appears to be such a great value in other ways.

    e.g.
    Asus N73SV-A1:
    2720QM: $389
    2820QM: 569
    2920XM: 1089

    Sager NP8170:
    2720QM: $149
    2820QM: 297
    2920XM: 445

  • #2
    because you have to nearly take the entire machine apart to get to the CPU to upgrade it. This question has been asked before, search functions are there for a reason.

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    • #3
      profit margins!
      *THE BEAST MARK 2*
      Sager NP9570 / Clevo P570WM 120 HZ MATTE 17.3 inch full hd 1080p
      i7-3970X Extreme, 3.5-4.0GHz 15MB L3 smart cache - 6 cores / 12 threads
      16 gigs DDR3 1600 MHZ QUAD CHANNEL ram
      SLI (2x) - NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GTX 780M (8,192MB) PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11
      win 8
      intel ultimate N
      6x blu ray/8x burner
      2x512 gig SAMSUNG 840 PROdrives 540 READ 520 WRITE, 750 GB PLATTER FOR BACKUP
      phase 1: 6-12-13 order placed
      phase 2: 6-14-13 yay!
      phase 3: 6-24-13
      phase 4: 7-02-13 shipped!

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      • #4
        Asus and MSI are not set up to make many modifications the way Sager is. Asus does offer great value if you go with the pre config. Adjust from that and price goes nuts.

        Say what you want. It is what it is. Asus is much more of production line and likely much greater volume.
        G73JH-A2
        i7-720 CPU HD5870 GPU
        8GB 1333MHz DDR3 2x500GB HDD

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