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ASUS 15.6" ROG Notebook , i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 16GB ram, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD - $999.97

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[Costco] ASUS 15.6" ROG Notebook , i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 16GB ram, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD - $999.97

Seems like a decent deal for an i5 with a GTX 1050:

Specs:
Brand- Asus
Computer Screen Type - Non touch Screen
Computer Type - Gaming Laptop
Hard Drive Size - 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Operating System - Windows 10 Professional
Optical Drive - No Optical Drive
Processor - Intel Core i5 (7th gen)
RAM Included - 16 GB
Resolution Description - Full HD
Screen Size - 15.6 in.
SSD Size - 256 GB
Last edited by jonny.bond on Jun 6th, 2018 2:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Personally, in mid-2018, I have an expectation that $1k would get you a 7700HQ (on-sale).
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Get a laptop with a 1060. The 1050 in my XPS was very underwhelming.
HailHydra wrote: if only it was an 8th gen proc
Wouldn't make much of a difference. The 1050 is a significant bottleneck.
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delacruzjeff wrote: This is the one I’m looking at —> http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/706-53473 ... SwV4Ba7pjV but hesitant to cross this at the border
No reason to buy from a Dell from the US, IMO, unless the deal is ridiculous. Dell Canada's return policy is terrific and it seems they're always on sale.

The configuration you posted is pretty good except the SSD is tiny. You'll want to swap that out/add another, so that's ~$250 on top of the $1300-1500 CAD you're already paying after conversion. Raw deal.
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Thank you OP.
I like that it has 16GB ram and 256 SSD.
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zabuza wrote: No reason to buy from a Dell from the US, IMO, unless the deal is ridiculous. Dell Canada's return policy is terrific and it seems they're always on sale.

The configuration you posted is pretty good except the SSD is tiny. You'll want to swap that out/add another, so that's ~$250 on top of the $1300-1500 CAD you're already paying after conversion. Raw deal.
what would you recommend on the same price point?
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i bought it from amazon a few months ago and it stopped working after 3weeks.. Had to return it, completely dead.

My first time in 20yrs.
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@delacruzjeff Something with a 1060, 16GB RAM, and at least 256GB SSD.
hitman989 wrote: Will this run PUBG smoothly at 60FPS?
Maybe on minimum settings. It definitely didn't at medium settings. The 1060 does 80FPS for me on high settings, by comparison.

Seriously, do not look at anything with < 1060 if you intend on gaming. The performance gain from 1050-1060 is very obvious.
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This cuaght my eye. I dont game at all on my laptop, but am running an 8 year old one right now that while works, is defintly long in the tooth.

Dual hard drive I like as I use my laptop more as a desktop replacement so Im not stuck at my desk in my house. So the lrage storage drice I would use (have a hybrid 1TB drive right now)

Spec wise for a general all purpose laptop, the price seems right. And W10 pro. I currently have W7 pro

Any downsides to this laptop if just being used as such?
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Noted about 1060 vs 1050. What about the CPU? Is i5 + GTX1060 sufficient for gaming?
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WikkiWikki wrote: This cuaght my eye. I dont game at all on my laptop, but am running an 8 year old one right now that while works, is defintly long in the tooth.

Dual hard drive I like as I use my laptop more as a desktop replacement so Im not stuck at my desk in my house. So the lrage storage drice I would use (have a hybrid 1TB drive right now)

Spec wise for a general all purpose laptop, the price seems right. And W10 pro. I currently have W7 pro

Any downsides to this laptop if just being used as such?
I was curious too, and similar usage as you. Seems to be complaints about build quality and battery life and fan noise under load. Not too heavy as a gaming laptop at about 2.5kg I think.
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zabuza wrote: @delacruzjeff Something with a 1060, 16GB RAM, and at least 256GB SSD.

Maybe on minimum settings. It definitely didn't at medium settings. The 1060 does 80FPS for me on high settings, by comparison.

Seriously, do not look at anything with < 1060 if you intend on gaming. The performance gain from 1050-1060 is very obvious.
actually mine will not be use for gaming but just a desktop replacement. it will just be for everyday use with occasional video editing from gopro and drone shots.

the closest i can get with i7-8750/16gb/gtx1060 config is the MSI from Staples at $1799 --> https://www.staples.ca/en/msi-leopard-g ... CA_1_20001 will this be an overkill for my needs?
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Jimboski wrote: The Lenovo gaming laptop is a better deal IMO.
Links to that would be great
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delacruzjeff wrote: if that is a 16gb model, I’ll be over it. thanks though
Memory is upgradeable on the Y720. Grab that, and upgrade the RAM.

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