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[Microsoft Store] [OOS] Asus ROG Strix G15 GL G512LV-UH76 Intel Core i7-10870H//512SSD/16GBRAM/RTX2060 6GB/240HZ SCREEN/G-SYNC - 1279$

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Jr. Member
Dec 5, 2019
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[Microsoft Store] [OOS] Asus ROG Strix G15 GL G512LV-UH76 Intel Core i7-10870H//512SSD/16GBRAM/RTX2060 6GB/240HZ SCREEN/G-SYNC - 1279$

EDIT 2/18 - OUT OF STOCK.

I've posted this a few months back when it was 1399$ and it was fairly popular a few months ago and sold out. I'm guessing they're clearing it out due to the new generation machines coming out and the price has dropped even further to 1279,99$.

Yes its not perfect, someone will nit-pick screen quality or little things but I'm pretty sure this is the cheapest I've seen in a laptop for all these specs - an 8 core intel cpu, 240hz G-SYNC screen and a 2060.

If you're able to stack with additional offers from your credit card companies (If I recall Amex had a cashback deal on Microsoft purchases or something) then this is an even greater deal and you can always hook an external monitor to it.

EDIT for people who aren't reading the whole thread - RBC apparently has a 100$ credit offer on microsoft purchases definitely looking into that if you're going to buy. Cheers!

Screen size 15.6-inch Full HD LED display (1920 x 1080)
Refresh rate 240 Hz, 3ms response
Processor Intel Core i7-10870H 2.2 GHz up to 5.0 GHz
Memory 16GB DDR4 3200 MHz
Hard drive size 512GB SSD
Operating system Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
PC type Laptop
Optical drive None
Media drive None
Audio Smart Amp
Video NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Intel UHD Graphics 630
Ports
1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and G-SYNC • 3 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A • 1 HDMI • 1 LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps • 1 headphone/microphone combo jack
Battery 4-cell 66 WHr Lithium-ion battery*
Camera None
Wireless Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax)
Bluetooth Yes
Dimensions 14.17 x 10.83 x 1.02 in (359.91 x 275.08 x 25.90)
Weight 5.07 lbs (2.29 kg)
Colour Original Black
Other Model number: G512LV-UH76 • Aura Sync RGB lighting
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Newbie
Nov 30, 2019
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This is a great find ! 10th get i7 + 2060 + 240hz screen + Asus. Under 1300.

I'm surprised not more people consider this magnesium built intel white label laptop with with 2070 max q. This is the cheapest i7 + 2070 combo out there and samw laptop in the US is 1799USD or more under mainstream brand.

How would you compare the deal posted to this one available at Canada computers
9th Gen i7 vs 10th Gen i7 is there any noticeable diff
2060 vs 2070 max q -max q is lower wattage
16gb vs 16gb
500gb ssd vs 500gb ssd
15.6 244hz vs 15.6 144hz - unlikely to make diff on either
Plastic body vs magnesium body
66wHr battery Asus vs 94wHr intelbwhite label

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... anguage=en

Intel Extreme Laptop i7-9750H GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 15.6", IPS 144Hz,500GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Mechanical Keyboard, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 3 $1399.99

This Asus g15 you posted is really good deal and its possible the 2060 is v close to a 2070 max q (lower power model)
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Dec 5, 2019
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Turbom5 wrote: This is a great find ! 10th get i7 + 2060 + 240hz screen + Asus. Under 1300.

I'm surprised not more people consider this magnesium built intel white label laptop with with 2070 max q. This is the cheapest i7 + 2070 combo out there and samw laptop in the US is 1799USD or more under mainstream brand.

How would you compare the deal posted to this one available at Canada computers
9th Gen i7 vs 10th Gen i7 is there any noticeable diff
2060 vs 2070 max q -max q is lower wattage
16gb vs 16gb
500gb ssd vs 500gb ssd
15.6 244hz vs 15.6 144hz - unlikely to make diff on either
Plastic body vs magnesium body
66wHr battery Asus vs 94wHr intelbwhite label

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... anguage=en

Intel Extreme Laptop i7-9750H GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 15.6", IPS 144Hz,500GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Mechanical Keyboard, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 3 $1399.99

This Asus g15 you posted is really good deal and its possible the 2060 is v close to a 2070 max q (lower power model)
there are people that are far more tech-savvy than me that could probably tell you even more.

But at first glance, the one you posted is 1399$ - so 120$ more expensive pre tax
Not only that, you get an older gen (9th gen) 6-core cpu instead of the 10th gen 8 cores on the Strix G15
The screen is only 144hz vs 240hz on the one posted.
The 2070 is a max-q as you pointed out, and after hours of watching reviews it seems that the performance bump from a rtx 2060 to a 2070 max-q is not worth the price difference. if it was a full 2070 or super then it would be different.
Lastly, I have never heard of Armoury and I tend to be wary of smaller/random brands. Maybe its just me and its very well known.
Perhaps built quality is better on the one you posted, but for someone looking for a deal, I think the G15 is the clear winner for 120$ less for a much better cpu, almost equal gpu, and a faster refresh rate screen that supports g-sync.
Jr. Member
Apr 27, 2017
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Turbom5 wrote:
How would you compare the deal posted to this one available at Canada computers
IMO it's a great bargain deal, purely just looking at the specs (couldn't find the intel screen specs, but likely less comparable) and price: the ROG in most areas hands down. Makes me sad a deal like this wasn't around 4 months ago.

The CC one you linked has memory that appears to be single channel ram and lower mhz.

As someone with an Asus ROG laptop, the plastic isn't too ugly with its textured look and definitely is finished better than older laptops, but no where near as aesethically pleasing as metal.

It's likely the most recent 2060 which gets close to 115w, which holds itself up fairly well to the 2070 max-q (5-10% fps difference on notebookcheck) and the processor combo would give the overall advantage.

Better but probably negligible response time differences, can't seem to find the screen used but the ROG has a 100% sRGB screen so color accuracy will be very good.

You get the benefit of the better processor for all core speed, both in single and multiprocessor functions. Although, I know there were some reviews that complained the 10870h ran hot.
Newbie
Nov 30, 2019
67 posts
92 upvotes
I misread that it was the 10850h, which is 6 core, it is the 10870h the 8 core variant, 100% rgb screen makes it a no brainer.

Thanks for your thoughts, it's unlikely the 2060 or 2070 max q will perform well enough to see a difference between 144 or 240hz screens.

Armourey is Canada Computers house brand but the laptop itself is built by Intel through their white- label brand, they're top notch and come with mechanical keyboards.

Thanks for posting this deal, I agree the Asus has some key benefits.
Member
Mar 11, 2019
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That cpu will definitely overheat. I just tried a 10750 6 core and it hit 95c a lot. I suspect the 8 core will throttle
Newbie
Nov 17, 2018
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ATOMANTMAN wrote: That cpu will definitely overheat. I just tried a 10750 6 core and it hit 95c a lot. I suspect the 8 core will throttle
This is what really matters IMO. Thermal venting in the laptop will make the biggest difference by far, because you won't even be able to use anywhere near the limits of core and GPU speeds for longer than a small amount of time before thermal throttling degrades performance by far. This is what I learned upon buying the rather sexy Dell XPS with it's slim portable metal chassis that heats up so fast I had to undervolt the processor and gpu to lower the amount of heat building up, and it still heats up pretty quick.

Make sure the laptop you buy (if it's for the performance) can disperse the heat it creates to actually allow maintainable performance.
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Jr. Member
Apr 27, 2017
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ATOMANTMAN wrote: That cpu will definitely overheat. I just tried a 10750 6 core and it hit 95c a lot. I suspect the 8 core will throttle
During my initial benchmarking, I'd often hit 87-95c at factory settings with my 10750h in turbo power mode with a basic cooling pad underneath. That's pretty much status quo for gaming laptops expected to operate at maximum frequency.

Afterwards I undervolted like any sane gaming laptop owner should.
Newbie
Nov 30, 2019
67 posts
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Amazon reviews of G15 report throttling down of GPU as well from 115w to 85w.

In this review regarding what appears to be the same model they state it has the 65w 2060. Too bad it isnt easy to confirm somewhere what the exact specs are. There is a big difference between 65w and 115w GPU speed and frequency it can operate at.

https://rog.asus.com/articles/news/the- ... ience-yet/

Overheating is always an issue on these types of laptops. The 10870h 8 core is likely to not spend much time at 5Ghz
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Oct 19, 2006
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Toronto
hum...I am still within the return timeframe for the Legion Y540. I wonder if this is a better deal due to the newer processor.
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Is the Costco offer for MS store gift cards still happening?
Member
Jan 4, 2007
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cec4111 wrote: Is the Costco offer for MS store gift cards still happening?
I think they only have xbox ones. Would they work for hardware purchases?
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Feb 19, 2020
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A 2060 115 Watt is not only significantly cheaper but it performs better than a 2070 max q. The only reason to buy the 2070 over it is 8 gb vram over 6 gb on the 2060.
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Nov 11, 2014
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Guelph, ON
There is RBC offer for $100.00 credit on select purchases from Microsoft.ca
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archx17 wrote: There is RBC offer for $100.00 credit on select purchases from Microsoft.ca
Link?
Newbie
Jul 17, 2019
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RBC has a $100 cashback promo for a $1000 or more purchase at Microsoftstore.ca with Signature RBC Rewards Visa. Not sure if it is applicable with any other RBC credit cards.
RBC Rewards Microsoft Offer
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Hackintoshable if you're interested. Just google "OpenCore".

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