Hot Deals

[Best Buy] Asus Zephyrus 15.6” Gaming Laptop Ryzen 7 4800HS/16GB/GTX 1660 Ti/144 Hz - $1399

  • Last Updated:
  • Oct 19th, 2020 11:03 pm
[OP]
Newbie
Jun 13, 2020
31 posts
40 upvotes

[Best Buy] Asus Zephyrus 15.6” Gaming Laptop Ryzen 7 4800HS/16GB/GTX 1660 Ti/144 Hz - $1399

Good deal for a high end slim Gaming Laptop. I checked the Zephyrus line in person at Best Buy and it’s definitely better than the Asus Tuf line that’s also on sale. Comes with windows Pro instead of Home. A better 144hz screen than the Tuf and better build quality.

Cons are a smaller battery size compared to the Tuf and the processor is HS which is slightly slower but I’m guessing Asus did this because of heat issues and if I remember correctly the Ryzen 7 4800HS uses less power than the 4800H correct me if I’m wrong.

The screen on this flexes less than the Tuf and feels more sturdy not to mention it weighs less. The 240hz version with RTX 2060 is also on sale.

EDIT: Warranty is 12 Months. If you want 2 years warranty you can grab it from costco, but the price is $1439.
EDIT: The 240hz version is sold out.
Last edited by antonv on Oct 17th, 2020 7:10 pm, edited 2 times in total.
36 replies
Sr. Member
User avatar
Nov 25, 2003
578 posts
229 upvotes
Hmm... $200 more for the  RTX 2060 version. Tempting.
Deal Guru
Feb 19, 2008
14063 posts
4477 upvotes
London
waynecarrigan wrote: Hmm... $200 more for the  RTX 2060 version. Tempting.
There is very little difference in performance between the 2060 and 1660ti
[OP]
Newbie
Jun 13, 2020
31 posts
40 upvotes
waynecarrigan wrote: Hmm... $200 more for the  RTX 2060 version. Tempting.
The difference is the video card, 240hz screen vs 144hz, 1TB SSD vs 500GB. So that's actually worth it.
Sr. Member
Aug 14, 2019
767 posts
365 upvotes
Is the 6GB video card shared with the RAM?
Deal Addict
Apr 27, 2008
1030 posts
461 upvotes
Edmonton
Viper98 wrote: There is very little difference in performance between the 2060 and 1660ti
Keep in mind this is a comparison with the true 1660ti and not the max-q design which this configuration has so it can be a slim laptop which effectively neuters the 1660ti performance by capping it.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 17, 2003
1801 posts
600 upvotes
Edmonton
OP maybe mention its MaxQ not full mobile 1660ti. pretty sure TUF uses full mobile

R U PACKIN HEAT
?
Sr. Member
Dec 19, 2006
621 posts
591 upvotes
Vancouver
canukeneh wrote: Keep in mind this is a comparison with the true 1660ti and not the max-q design which this configuration has so it can be a slim laptop which effectively neuters the 1660ti performance by capping it.
The rtx 2060 version of this laptop is also a max-q
[OP]
Newbie
Jun 13, 2020
31 posts
40 upvotes
freewheelin76 wrote: OP maybe mention its MaxQ not full mobile 1660ti. pretty sure TUF uses full mobile
The 1660 version I think is the TI, the 2060 is the Max-Q. At least that's what Best Buy is listing. But the display on this and build quality is definitely better than the Asus TUF.
[OP]
Newbie
Jun 13, 2020
31 posts
40 upvotes
You can also get the Asus TUF with Ryzen 9 4900H/512GB/RTX 2060 for $1499. The screen was more important for me so I went with the Zephyrus with the 240hz screen. But if power is more important to you the TUF with the Ryzen 9 might be your cup of tea. Price looks good on this as I haven't seen any other Ryzen 9 4900 with RTX 2060 at this price point. I'm just worried about heat and I like the build quality on the Zephyrus more.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/as ... 0/14584170
Sr. Member
Nov 19, 2017
853 posts
1922 upvotes
Toronto
antonv wrote: The 1660 version I think is the TI, the 2060 is the Max-Q. At least that's what Best Buy is listing. But the display on this and build quality is definitely better than the Asus TUF.
Both are MaxQ processors.

Top