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[Amazon.ca] ROG Zephyrus G Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD, GTX 1660 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, 8GB, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, $1099

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[Amazon.ca] ROG Zephyrus G Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD, GTX 1660 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, 8GB, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, $1099

ROG Zephyrus G Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD, GTX 1660 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, 8GB, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, GA502DU-PB73

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07QQ9LZZK/ref ... YEb2QZ922B

It's not the hottest of all deals, 3750H isn't the best but not horrible paired to a 1660ti, 8gb ram is meh. Price was ok though.

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its a great deal for this laptop
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB (base: 1140MHz, Boost: 1335MHz, tpd: 80W)
Amd Ryzen 7 3750H Processor
15.6” 120Hz IPS-Type full HD (1920x1080) Display
8GB DDR4 RAM | 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD | Backlit precision gaming Keyboard | Windows 10 Home
0.8” thin, 4.85 lbs ultraportable form-factor
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Seems like a very solid deal, especially given the size and portability. Throw another 8GB of RAM in there and you'll be good for a while.
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waven101 wrote: its a great deal for this laptop
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB (base: 1140MHz, Boost: 1335MHz, tpd: 80W)
Amd Ryzen 7 3750H Processor
15.6” 120Hz IPS-Type full HD (1920x1080) Display
8GB DDR4 RAM | 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD | Backlit precision gaming Keyboard | Windows 10 Home
0.8” thin, 4.85 lbs ultraportable form-factor
Unfortunately the panel is 60hz.
https://store.asus.com/us/item/201904AM ... 502DU-PB73
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I purchased this in August 2019 and returned it shortly after. A couple major issues with this laptop, the screen is super dark from what I remember it was either 200 nits or 250 nits. The CPU is comparable to an i5-9300h, not a i7-9750h, this combined with the 8gb ram made the frame rate when playing games fairly low (I got around 160 fps playing csgo and 120 fps playing fortnite but on a different laptop with i7-9750h + GTX 1650 max q I was getting 200 fps in csgo and 150 fps for fortnite on the exact same settings). I would recommend passing on this laptop and just getting the newer ASUS ones.
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pikaru wrote: I purchased this in August 2019 and returned it shortly after. A couple major issues with this laptop, the screen is super dark from what I remember it was either 200 nits or 250 nits. The CPU is comparable to an i5-9300h, not a i7-9750h, this combined with the 8gb ram made the frame rate when playing games fairly low (I got around 160 fps playing csgo and 120 fps playing fortnite but on a different laptop with i7-9750h + GTX 1650 max q I was getting 200 fps in csgo and 150 fps for fortnite on the exact same settings). I would recommend passing on this laptop and just getting the newer ASUS ones.
These were my concerns and I'm glad someone had the time to write it up nicely, thanks!

I don't think it's the worst deal still though, depending on what you want
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digidon wrote: These were my concerns and I'm glad someone had the time to write it up nicely, thanks!

I don't think it's the worst deal still though, depending on what you want
$1022 on warehouse deals, you really can't go wrong for that price and these specs. We RFDers are so spoiled when we think this isn't a good laptop for the price!
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I have been planning to replace my desktop with a laptop for years (as the kids get older my access to the TV goes down), just waiting for the right price-performance balance. I want the laptop to be at least as good as the desktop, preferably a decent step up obviously. The part that is the most shocking is how long it's taking for my i5 6600k/GTX 1070 PC to fall far enough behind to where a $1300 laptop beats it performance wise. It feels like I've had it forever but I'm not sure I'd even notice an upgrade to a laptop like this one.
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waven101 wrote: ultra slim (don't overclock) and comes with a 1660ti I doubt you would get your money worth with anything above 60hz.
For real. Depending on how good the cooling is, you may even want to undervolt it. I managed to kill my Gigabyte Aero 15X in the span of less than a year due to the heat that an i7 + 1070 put out.
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digidon wrote: These were my concerns and I'm glad someone had the time to write it up nicely, thanks!

I don't think it's the worst deal still though, depending on what you want
160/120 fps is low?
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digidon wrote: I have been planning to replace my desktop with a laptop for years (as the kids get older my access to the TV goes down), just waiting for the right price-performance balance. I want the laptop to be at least as good as the desktop, preferably a decent step up obviously. The part that is the most shocking is how long it's taking for my i5 6600k/GTX 1070 PC to fall far enough behind to where a $1300 laptop beats it performance wise. It feels like I've had it forever but I'm not sure I'd even notice an upgrade to a laptop like this one.
this laptop wont beat your desktops performance
laptops graphic card and cpu doesnt come close to desktop even though names are same
Your current cpu and gpu will perform 10% or better than this laptop

amd 4000 series and newer gpu may able to perform similarly (even then, its not going to perform fully due to heat management in laptop)
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Looks like the price went up by $100. $1199.00
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JIB9022 wrote: this laptop wont beat your desktops performance
laptops graphic card and cpu doesnt come close to desktop even though names are same
Your current cpu and gpu will perform 10% or better than this laptop

amd 4000 series and newer gpu may able to perform similarly (even then, its not going to perform fully due to heat management in laptop)
Yeah, I've basically decided this isn't likely to happen for a couple years even. I can't complain about the longevity I'm getting out of this build at all but I've been into PC gaming for over 30years easy and having a rig last this long used to be impossible, and that's what my brain was calibrated for haha.
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namomaz wrote: Unfortunately the panel is 60hz.
https://store.asus.com/us/item/201904AM ... 502DU-PB73
According to this:

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-ROG- ... 577.0.html

It can come with 60 or 120 Hz and the Amazon page clearly states 120 Hz, I'm not saying it's 100% for sure correct but it SHOULD be 120. Another bonus, like I said for $1022 you really can't go wrong, plug in another 8 GB of RAM and you have a perfectly suitable gaming laptop for 1080p gaming.
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pikaru wrote: I purchased this in August 2019 and returned it shortly after. A couple major issues with this laptop, the screen is super dark from what I remember it was either 200 nits or 250 nits. The CPU is comparable to an i5-9300h, not a i7-9750h, this combined with the 8gb ram made the frame rate when playing games fairly low (I got around 160 fps playing csgo and 120 fps playing fortnite but on a different laptop with i7-9750h + GTX 1650 max q I was getting 200 fps in csgo and 150 fps for fortnite on the exact same settings). I would recommend passing on this laptop and just getting the newer ASUS ones.
Thanks, probably due to slim form factor. Also, the price was probably similar back then
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iamsiege wrote: According to this:

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-ROG- ... 577.0.html

It can come with 60 or 120 Hz and the Amazon page clearly states 120 Hz, I'm not saying it's 100% for sure correct but it SHOULD be 120. Another bonus, like I said for $1022 you really can't go wrong, plug in another 8 GB of RAM and you have a perfectly suitable gaming laptop for 1080p gaming.
I trust the manufacturer not Amazon. Amazon is known for displaying incorrect specs and 60hz is a deal breaker for me.
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namomaz wrote: I trust the manufacturer not Amazon. Amazon is known for displaying incorrect specs and 60hz is a deal breaker for me.
Where are you going to find a laptop that can do pretty decent gaming (no MX250/350 does not count) with a 120 Hz+ display for less than this one? If you can find one let me know, I will buy 2. If you look at the review I posted the 60+ FPS for the most part doesn't even matter the GPU can't push much more than that in any newer games, so it's a moot point unless you are going to hook up an external display, assuming the external ports can do over 60Hz, which I would be surprised if they could. If I needed another laptop I would be all over this, but that's just me.

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