GT72/GT72S and GT80/GT80S Owners GPU Upgrade Discussion

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  1. mkinasz

    mkinasz Notebook Consultant

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    Attached is the current list of what is available. They accidentally initially quoted me as trading in my GT83 for $1912 credit (as you can see in the spreadsheet) but after clarification, they quoted me $1100 trade-in credit for the GT80 2QC. The spreadsheet has 3 tabs.
    From what I read, a GS75 with 2060 might be the best bang for the buck. Going to ponder this for a bit.
     

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  2. Zyxian

    Zyxian Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hmmm - I don't know what to make of that spreadsheet as it doesn't list my laptop: GT80 2QE.
    The last thing I got from Michael was in February. It included a PDF that listed that model. Did you get a PDF also?
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    On a side note, I'm a little bummed at the fact that they didn't make an SLI laptop so I could "Upgrade" from an SLI to an SLI. The only consolation is that the CPU is 3 generations later than what is in my GT80 2QE....
     
  3. specialist7

    specialist7 Notebook Evangelist

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    Contact Michelle and she'll get you squared away.
     
  4. mkinasz

    mkinasz Notebook Consultant

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    I didn't receive a PDF. If the list of available laptops differs, please let us know. I'm still debating whether or not to upgrade the GT80. Thanks!! Also, Michelle is very responsive. Pretty sure you'll get a quick reply.
     
  5. aj0413

    aj0413 Notebook Guru

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    Just letting everyone know:
    I contacted Ming who managed trade-in program before and he let me know they should be sending out a mass email for everyone in the program in the next month or two and that this is a use it or lose it case. There'll be no upgrades after this generation.

    Not discouraging reaching out, but thought it might be prudent to let people know they have an official 'launch' for the program planned.
     
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  6. Kevin

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    Withoout a good offer I am likely to willingly "lose it". The RTX 2070 isn't enough of an upgrade, while spending $2,000+ to trade in for an RTX 2080 machine makes no sense when I can just stand pat and put that same $2,000 toward a far more powerful/next-gen ready RTX 3000 laptop next year.

    If the trade in actually worked out to cost what it would be to buy an MXM card, as originally promised, I'd be far more inclined to do it a second time.
     
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  7. aj0413

    aj0413 Notebook Guru

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    Eh I have a Titan 73 7re that's about 2 years old now, so an upgrade nets me renewed warranty and hardware refresh which will last me at least another three years.

    I'm willing to put down 500-1k for a straight diagonal upgrade to the 2070 that lasts that.

    Heck, since I have a desktop I might just 'downgrade' to the cheapest option or ask if I can trade in for a thin Pascal model from last year with better ram and storage.

    That might be a better option for some.

    While the trade in offer isn't great, it's at least something and has it's use.
     
  8. Kevin

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    According to what was originally sent me, a GT75 w/ RTX 2070 is going to be $1,299 as my GT73VR was given a $1,200 value.
     
  9. KommandantKavu

    KommandantKavu Notebook Enthusiast

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    So, back in 2017 I decided to opt into getting the GT83VR -- 3 Months after getting it I had to RMA the thing for weird 'powering' issues. After I RMA'd it, they diagnosed it as a motherboard issue.. They sent it back and I had to RMA it again when the GPU's wouldn't work properly.. Today my laptop started having powering issues again. I contacted the technical support line and they told me 'Oh well, it's a year out of warranty', after I explained that I've had to RMA this device twice, they said it's too bad and I would need to do everything out of pocket.

    In total, I have had 4 RMA's done through MSI.. Once for faulty brackets, another to replace my laptop via the Upgrade Program, and then two more times for the laptop I received in return. For a machine that was roughly $4k I am now stuck going out of pocket for the things I had already replaced because it's 'out of warranty' after having it failed and being out of a machine for a sum total of 2 months in 2 years. This is absolutely ridiculous. I'm just letting other users know, and the service rep who spoke to me was completely unnecessarily callous and disregarding to my issue.. Cold and disinterested and literally said "I don't know why you're surprised, it doesn't matter how much it breaks, your warrant was only for the year after you registered it" with zero interest in making anything about MSI seem inviting. After 3 generations of laptops, this may be the last time I ever mess with an MSI device, and I'll make sure everyone is aware of how terrible this has been for me.
     
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  10. tiliarou

    tiliarou Notebook Consultant

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    Unfortunately that's typical from MSI... It's not because the warranty expired that it shouldn't be covered by them. For all we know, this could be a manufacturer defect or intrinsic design flaw which should be covered by the manufacturer regardless of the standard limited warranty. But MSI and the law is almost antinomic since they just tend to lie to their users...
     
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