Well your question belongs in the Premiere Hardware forum and I would imagine that a Mod will move it,
I personally have an upgraded G750JW model anf love it for video editing, If you can afford to upgrade that unit it will be great. The first change that is necessary is to buy a 128 GB SSD drive and clone the OS/Applications to it and move (or remove) the lousy 5400 rpm drive. If you can go the next step to acquire a good larger SSD drive and install it in place of the 5400 rpm hard drive that is even better. Eventually you could also think of upgrading the memory.which I did on mine. These upgrades are very easy. Here is a picture of the bottom of my unit after loosening one screw showing the two drive bays and the available memory slots that I filled.
Thanks Bill. I didn't even think about the hardware forum, but that makes sense. Sorry about that. I think with the lower price it would be easy to make those upgrades. I did find a few reviews for the G750JW (which you mention) but I don't know enough about hardware to know the differences between the G750JM and G750JW. BHPhoto has them listed and shows the comparison, but unfortunately "2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ Quad-Core 4th-Gen Haswell" for the JM and "2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ Quad-Core Haswell" for the JW mean nothing to me. It looks like the JW has "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB GDDR5 SDRAM" while the JM has "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M with 2 GB Dedicated"
Thank you again Bill!
CPU's are identical, GPU's are both usable, nVidia does deliver two different versions of the 860M. Do not forget that for satisfactory editing on any laptop you really need AC power as on battery they slow everything down to give you longer battery life.
I bought the same laptop as Bill, ( Asus G750JW ), when my old machine was fried by lightning. Luckily, I found a "refurbished" one which arrived in a brand new condition, with all the "plastic" on it for only $850. This laptop works very well...esp. with the simple upgrades that Bill described, ( which also did).
If you get this machine, 2 of the memory slots are NOT accessible and should have a 4GB stick in each slot. So, you can remove whatever is in any of the accessible slots, ( probably one 4GB stick), and then add two 8GB sticks to bring it to 24GB memory....which really helps. Using two SATA III SSDs really speeds things up...the included 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD is almost useless. Crucial M550 SSDs are recommended as they are cheaper than the top rated Samsung 850 Pro series SSDs and have almost equal performance and reliability.
Currently, there are better ,newer laptops available on sale in the $1,100 range which have newer GPUs with more video memory and even with more storage options....( M.2 SSD ports, etc.).