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ASUS Strix G17 17.3" RTX3080, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 32 GB RAM, TB SSD, WQHD 240 Hz $2299 (from $2986.96)

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[Amazon.ca] ASUS Strix G17 17.3" RTX3080, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 32 GB RAM, TB SSD, WQHD 240 Hz $2299 (from $2986.96)

Hi all

This gaming laptop seems to be good value if you want RTX 3080 and 32 GB RAM and 2560 x 1440 display. I remember seeing it weeks ago on sale like this and doing some research but then it sold out and then I realized i couldn't find anything similar for this price. I ended up getting a Lenovo Legion 7i 16" 7 gen b/c stacking coupons I could get similar setup but intel CPU and RTC 3070 ti which seemed pretty decent for about $2300 after Rakuten 12% but now i'm not sure whether to go with this one b/c AMD chip might give better battery life for using it for work...

So i ordered this one now and will consider further between the two..

https://www.amazon.ca/Display-GeForce-K ... B09VCQTLQ3

Am I wrong that this gaming laptop deal is good value? Reviews for Lenovo Legion 7i 7 gen 16" and this ASUS Strix 17 series (hard to find exact same CPU/GPU review) seemed favourable for both.

But back to the main point, this is back on sale and maybe some people would like a nice gaming laptop?

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Here is amazon description:

ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 240Hz IPS Type WQHD Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 32GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, RGB Keyboard, Windows 11 Home, G713RS-AS91-CA

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8GB GDDR6 with ROG Boost up to 1595MHz at 150W (125W+25W with Dynamic Boost) | GPU MUX switch lets the GPU communicate directly with the display, increasing performance and decreasing latency
Latest AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Processor (20M cache, up to 4.9 GHz max boost)
240Hz 3ms 17.3” WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS-Type Display.If your laptop keeps shutting down often, try blowing air into the side vent to get rid of dust
32GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD | Windows 11 Home | Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) & Bluetooth 5.2
ROG Intelligent Cooling thermal system with Thermal Grizzly Liquid Metal Thermal Compound | ROG Aura Sync System with Per-Key RGB Keyboard. 90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion battery
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Is there any additional rebate we can stack on other than the credit card one? Like rakuten or another similar site?

Im really interested into 3080 laptop, is this one have lower and less powerfull wattage or its a full one?
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HyperTech wrote: Is there any additional rebate we can stack on other than the credit card one? Like rakuten or another similar site?

Im really interested into 3080 laptop, is this one have lower and less powerfull wattage or its a full one?
No extra cash back as far as I know

As for the 3080, if you’re asking if it’s the same as the desktop one, the answer is no…
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DustyPug wrote: No extra cash back as far as I know

As for the 3080, if you’re asking if it’s the same as the desktop one, the answer is no…
Correct. Laptop parts are usually a level down, RTX 3060 notwithstanding (sweet spot IMHO for laptops). For example, the 6800m is the same die as a the Navi 6700XT, but with a lower clock speed.
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at this price level, if you are a heavy gamer, you don't need a portability, get a desktop less price better performance.
COLD DEAL....
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mrblack747 wrote: at this price level, if you are a heavy gamer, you don't need a portability, get a desktop less price better performance.
COLD DEAL....
Presumably, someone looking at a gaming laptop wants some portability... I personally wouldn't buy it because that thing is going to cook and you start hitting diminishing returns in gaming laptops once you start going over RTX 3060 or RTX 3070, but I can understand why someone would.
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true gamer shouldn't be playing high-end games on a 15.6" screen.....
so there is no need for the portability...
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mrblack747 wrote: true gamer shouldn't be playing high-end games on a 15.6" screen.....
so there is no need for the portability...
OK...you don't get to decide what screens people should play games on - people who play them can decide for themselves.

You are failing to recognize that often people want portability for just within their homes - the laptop may never even leave home. They still may be hooking it up to a TV, external monitor, projector, etc. and want to have that flexibility to move it between floors. I would not buy something this high end due to the cost / diminishing returns with the GPU, but I have not bought a desktop in years because I don't want to be sequestered in a room to be able to use it.
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mrblack747 wrote: true gamer shouldn't be playing high-end games on a 15.6" screen.....
so there is no need for the portability...
What does this even mean?
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people leave home with laptop, but not wanting to play high-end games on 15.6" screen when outside....
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When i was younger, i used to bring my full tower to my friend home with my 24 in cathodic monitor.

Now I'm old, i prefer to just close the lid and bring the power brick.
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There's a YouTube tech that makes a living off fixing Asus laptops. He says they are the most broken laptops he's seen. Once the warranty us off it's scary to own.
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mrblack747 wrote: people leave home with laptop, but not wanting to play high-end games on 15.6" screen when outside....
...what? You're not making much sense. Can you explain what you are trying to say.
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mrblack747 wrote: people leave home with laptop, but not wanting to play high-end games on 15.6" screen when outside....
if portability wasn’t a feature, why is the Nintendo switch so successful? Or the Steam Deck in such demand?
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Thatdealguy wrote: are there any good Asus 3080 gaming desktop?
of course HELL NO....
see the desktop version of 3080, how big the size of the actual item vs the portable one....
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As somebody who bought a 6800h/3070 laptop last year and games almost exclusively on just the laptop and only hooks it up to my 65" TV when I'm playing something with my wife, there's absolutely nothing wrong with valuing portability over screen size

I've owned multiple 27" monitors, had a liquid cooled tower setup with a top binned 2080ti before 30 series released, and I honestly find that the tradeoffs having a laptop are worth it for me

Let people make up their own minds, but portable gaming is extremely worth it for me
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AncientWords wrote: As somebody who bought a 6800h/3070 laptop last year and games almost exclusively on just the laptop and only hooks it up to my 65" TV when I'm playing something with my wife, there's absolutely nothing wrong with valuing portability over screen size

I've owned multiple 27" monitors, had a liquid cooled tower setup with a top binned 2080ti before 30 series released, and I honestly find that the tradeoffs having a laptop are worth it for me

Let people make up their own minds, but portable gaming is extremely worth it for me
How was the battery life? I want a balanced machine.
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Brodus wrote: How was the battery life? I want a balanced machine.
If you get a laptop with a MUX switch, which my Legion 7 has, you can have up to 8 hours of productivity with the 3070 off and more conservative power settings or 2-3 hours of gaming
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What I can't figure out is why manufacturers use 6xxxU/H processors with a dedicated card? The most awesome thing about 6xxxz processors are the integrated graphics which is much better than Iris yet completely unnecessary with a dedicated card.

Now in a desktop, it's a different story because AM5 is the only way to go if you want to upgrade something down the road. The rest is EOL.

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