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#1 codeful

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 22:08

Q: Why does hardware label on Asus laptop differ with actual system model?

 

I have Asus M70Vm laptop. I was looking for drivers and didn't find any laptop on Asus website. Windows 7 Ultimate.

 

What i did?

1. First i looked at back side of laptop model: There is a label and on it a model: Asus X72VM-7S030C.I found nothing on Asus website or searching for X72V or X72VM, there were just auctions on ebay.

2. I typed msinfo32 and there was actual model: N70VM and this model was listed on Asus website with all necessary support.

 

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Best Answer Ironman273 , 25 August 2013 - 01:11

I remember when I worked in retail that some companies released the same model under different model numbers to different retailers to make it more difficult to price match.  I don't know if that still happens.

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#2 primexx

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:01

probably regional or distributor rebranding



#3 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:05

*statement withdrawn*

Reason, user below me has more knowledge about why the model number might not match



#4 Ironman273

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:11   Best Answer

I remember when I worked in retail that some companies released the same model under different model numbers to different retailers to make it more difficult to price match.  I don't know if that still happens.



#5 HawkMan

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:14

Q: Why does hardware label on Asus laptop differ with actual system model?
 
I have Asus M70Vm laptop. I was looking for drivers and didn't find any laptop on Asus website. Windows 7 Ultimate.
 
What i did?
1. First i looked at back side of laptop model: There is a label and on it a model: Asus X72VM-7S030C.I found nothing on Asus website or searching for X72V or X72VM, there were just auctions on ebay.
2. I typed msinfo32 and there was actual model: N70VM and this model was listed on Asus website with all necessary support.
 
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The X models are vendor specific models of the regular K/N/G whatever Asus models. The X models are usually not listed on the site. If you still have the box for it you'll see the X model but another place it'll also list the base model.

#6 OP codeful

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:47

Ok. thanks guys. This is first time i encountered this kind of less funny stuff. I will be more obervant next time.