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[Best Buy] Gaming Laptop: Asus ROG Zephyrus 14" FHD Ryzen 5900HS + RTX3060: $1900

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[Best Buy] Gaming Laptop: Asus ROG Zephyrus 14" FHD Ryzen 5900HS + RTX3060: $1900

This thing looks overspecced for the price: $1900 for a 5900HS RTX3060? Yes, only 14" 1080P but seems pretty powerful for the price. I did a bit of research, looks like it's $2600 on Amazon and $1900 US price in US, so, seems like a pretty good deal if you're mostly going to use it docked anyway.

Noisy though...
  • 3.1GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS octa-core processor (overclockable up to 4.5GHz) and 16GB of DDR4RAM combine to produce high-speed performance without lags or stutters
  • 1TB PCIe solid state drive (SSD) offers ample storage space for all your data and enables swift file transfers
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with 6GB of dedicated memory lets you enjoy your games in maximum graphics settings
  • 14" Full HD display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 delivers outstanding visual clarity with bright colours and bold contrast
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) lets you connect to high-speed wireless networks for buffer-free video streaming and lag-free online gaming
  • Dual-band Bluetooth 5.1 (2 x 2) lets you pair the laptop with wireless devices such as mice, speakers, keyboards, headsets, and more (each sold separately)
  • Four-cell lithium-ion battery with a 76Wh capacity keeps you entertained for hours
  • One USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 port with Power Delivery and Display port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one HDMI port, and one 3.5mm combo audio jack allow for connecting various peripheral devices, flash drives, projectors, and more (sold separately)
  • VR-ready design can run virtual reality games and applications (VR games, applications, and accessories sold separately)
  • Ultra-slim profile is stylish and easy to carry
  • Pre-installed Windows 10 Home operating system comes with a user-friendly interface and advanced security features
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The 15inch with a 1440p screen variant can be had for cheaper on amazon, in and out of stock occasionally just FYI. I have that variant and it's a fantastic laptop.
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Just remember what you are getting into.
If you are using it as a desktop, the 3k series graphic card have a huge performance difference between laptop and desktop version.
To make it worse for the exact number model can have different cores and TDP.

Just make sure you do your homework before any purchase.
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kazkira wrote: The 15inch with a 1440p screen variant can be had for cheaper on amazon, in and out of stock occasionally just FYI. I have that variant and it's a fantastic laptop.
Any chance you could link that? Thanks.
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kazkira wrote: The 15inch with a 1440p screen variant can be had for cheaper on amazon, in and out of stock occasionally just FYI. I have that variant and it's a fantastic laptop.
The only thing to remember is your frame rates of course will take a significant hit stepping up to this resolution so if higher frame rates are important, just something to keep in mind.
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squint72 wrote: The only thing to remember is your frame rates of course will take a significant hit stepping up to this resolution so if higher frame rates are important, just something to keep in mind.
I think one should always assume the native screen resolution might not be practical / playable on a laptop: You can always play at 1080p with better framerates, but never assume a gaming laptop with a 4K screen can drive 60 FPS at 4K. NEVER :-)
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isnt scaling down to 1080p from 144p not ideal though? In any case I think 1440p at under like a 27 inch monitor is moot, not worth the battery or performance hit IMO.
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Yokoon wrote: isnt scaling down to 1080p from 144p not ideal though? In any case I think 1440p at under like a 27 inch monitor is moot, not worth the battery or performance hit IMO.
Scaling down by "half" is better than "2/3rds" for sure... scaling 1440 p down to 720p means that a 2 x 2 square of 1440p pixels represents every 720p pixel: scaling 1440p down to 1080p is, well, 1.66 x 1.66 pixels or some other not-exactly-rounded-number of pixels. So yeah, better just buy a 1080p laptop if you're using it for 1080p gaming IMO, or 1440p at lower settings.
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