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Asus ROG G14 gaming laptop $2199 ($500 off) . Ryzen 5900HS, RTX 3060, 32GB ram, 1TB SSD, QHD 120hz screen

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[Newegg] Asus ROG G14 gaming laptop $2199 ($500 off) . Ryzen 5900HS, RTX 3060, 32GB ram, 1TB SSD, QHD 120hz screen

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$2199 when using SAVENEGGG243

Better price than any other retailer.

Lightest (1.7kg) gaming laptop available. Only competition is the Razer Blade 14 (which is heavier but smaller). Each have their own pros/cons

I went with the ROG due to (in order of significance): better battery life, lighter weight, price.

https://www.newegg.ca/moonlight-white-a ... rce=region
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The only is issue is the RTX 3060 for the WQHD @ 120hz screen. 3060 is more of a FHD card. Sure that would work with LoL, Fortnight, Seige and Overwatch.
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raichu1 wrote: The only is issue is the RTX 3060 for the WQHD @ 120hz screen. 3060 is more of a FHD card. Sure that would work with LoL, Fortnight, Seige and Overwatch.
Right, putting a 3060 in such a machine is defeating the purpose.

I don't think it's a good deal for the vast majority of people that are looking for a gaming laptop. Just for someone that is ok it pay thorough the nose for a thinish laptop that can play games on a side.

Otherwise the $1300 laptops with 3060 offer the same performance, and the $2000 laptops have a 3070 at least, or a 3080 if they are a good deal.
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RaidZero wrote: Right, putting a 3060 in such a machine is defeating the purpose.

I don't think it's a good deal for the vast majority of people that are looking for a gaming laptop. Just for someone that is ok it pay thorough the nose for a thinish laptop that can play games on a side.

Otherwise the $1300 laptops with 3060 offer the same performance, and the $2000 laptops have a 3070 at least, or a 3080 if they are a good deal.
Where have you seen a 3080 laptop for $2000?
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severaven wrote: Where have you seen a 3080 laptop for $2000?
He hasn't, I've been toying around on the market for about 6 months and have yet to see a 3080 for anywhere near 2k. They are pretty much allways included in the top tier for makers that comes with all the bells and whistles.
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The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro with 3070 and 32G of ram at roughly about $2000 before tax seems like a better choice. The thing is the Legion is always out of stock.
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RaidZero wrote: Right, putting a 3060 in such a machine is defeating the purpose.

I don't think it's a good deal for the vast majority of people that are looking for a gaming laptop. Just for someone that is ok it pay thorough the nose for a thinish laptop that can play games on a side.

Otherwise the $1300 laptops with 3060 offer the same performance, and the $2000 laptops have a 3070 at least, or a 3080 if they are a good deal.
A 3060 isnt the optimal choice for QHD but there are tons of titles that can be played at that resolution. I had a g15 3060 and didn't have a problem, could it run something like cyberpunk all that well at QHD? No that's mostly because of horrible optimization anddlss 2.2 is on the way for it and many titles.
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I've had this laptop and eventually returned it but was kinda sorry I did. Here's my take:
1. This laptop is amazing combo of gaming / prodictivity. Yes, 1080P is more suitable for the 3060, but 1440P is great for desktop use.
2. Despite#1, 14" is a bit small for 1440P. Even at 125% zoom, the text was a bit small for my eyes.
3. Unlike the regular 1080P G14, the display on this laptop is fantastic - colours + there's hardly any ghosting (if any at all). The response time appears to be much better. UFO test ran great on it too. Screen a bit dim at 300+ nits.
4. The IGPU seems to fly with the extra 16GB ram for some reason (This thing has 32GB ram).
5. Form factor is excellent. I opted for the 3060 Zephyrus M16 in the end, but the keyboard on this G14 seemed to feel better to type on, very tactile, and it even has a PRTSCREEN button. :)
6. Fans are pretty loud (as expected) and it gets pretty warm to the touch. It goes without saying that you shouldn't put a gaming laptop on your lap.
7. Compared to the G15/M16, this thing is VERY light and much more portable. Every so often, I go to BestBuy and lift a G14 to remind me how awesome it feels.

If you're in the market for a G14, this is the one to get at this price (the extra $200 at this price gets you a *MUCH* better screen, double the ram, and the Anime Matrix cover... which is kinda cool).
Someone mentioned cheap 3060 machines - I've played around with them, and they all suck, screens are awful (ghosting / dim), keyboard is crap, and they can be bulky. Remember, this is a 14" so you are also paying for the form factor.

Again, the size and weight is noticeably lower which yields a premium. Lots of power in a tiny machine not much larger than an XPS 13.
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You have to remember that although the 1300$ dell or 2000$ Lenovo/Alienware will perform much better, none of those options have the same form factor and build quality. If you prioritize gaming performance for the money, get one of those. But if you prioritize size and build first and gaming performance second, like the OP said, the zephyrus and razor blades are the two best options. They charge a hefty premium for it so although this isn’t a hot deal considering price/performance ratio, it is a good deal on this specific laptop which might be what you’re looking for. Maybe for someone with a powerful desktop at home and just needs something to carry around.
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That's right. This isn't geared for hardcore gamers, which I'm not. In fact I didn't buy this for gaming. I bought it for Photoshop, 3D rendering, video editing, and mainly portability.

To be honest, I am a bit torn between this and the Razer Blade 14 3070. I like the Razer blade because of the better performance, webcam and smaller footprint. But this G14 has a better keyboard, longer battery life, and lighter.
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I ordered the Dell G15 (i7-11800H, RTX 3060) to do some casual 1080p gaming and to play some PC VR games on the Quest. But that was $1400 (+ taxes) after rebate/coupon, not 2k+. I'm no expert but I believe that's a decent deal. Don't really care about size/portability as I already have a Matebook X Pro.
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Amazing deal. When you think about it, it's cheaper than a refurbished iMac iMac whatever mac and had much better hardware and software.
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Alexdubzz wrote: He hasn't, I've been toying around on the market for about 6 months and have yet to see a 3080 for anywhere near 2k. They are pretty much allways included in the top tier for makers that comes with all the bells and whistles.
My Alienware M17 R4 with a 3080 16GB 165W TGP was about $2500 all in, seems like Dell jacked the prices up now though and also doesn't offer the 16GB version of the 3080 either.
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Hijacking my own thread. I canceled my order. Just found out about the ROG Flow X13 RTX 3050Ti. This will do everything I need in a smaller and lighter package. Plus it has a webcam, SD card slot, 4k touchscreen, and it's convertible with stylus support.

https://rog.asus.com/ch-en/laptops/rog- ... 13-series/

I'll wait until this go on sale.
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tallshorty wrote: Hijacking my own thread. I canceled my order. Just found out about the ROG Flow X13 RTX 3050Ti. This will do everything I need in a smaller and lighter package. Plus it has a webcam, SD card slot, 4k touchscreen, and it's convertible with stylus support.

https://rog.asus.com/ch-en/laptops/rog- ... 13-series/

I'll wait until this go on sale.
Have you checked out the Flow X13 in person? There are quite a few Best Buy's that has it on display for you to play with if you haven't already.
I'd suggest you check out the screen and keyboard performance, and compare it to a G14 (which is also on display at many BB's).
I was very interested in the flow myself, but the screen killed it for me (very bad ghosting and pretty dim) and the keyboard was just okay.
The other stuff (webcam / convertible) didn't matter much in my case, but it sounds like it does to you.

Also, the 3050Ti is not nearly as good as a 3060. In fact, the 4GB VRAM on it is a serious hinderance that allows even the 1660 TI (older, but 6GB VRAM) to compete with it.
(Last year's G14 with a 1660TI could probably outdo this thing in terms of gaming)
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severaven wrote: Where have you seen a 3080 laptop for $2000?
Alexdubzz wrote: He hasn't, I've been toying around on the market for about 6 months and have yet to see a 3080 for anywhere near 2k. They are pretty much allways included in the top tier for makers that comes with all the bells and whistles.
Right, lots of 3070s at $2000 or less, but no 3080. I should have said $2200, which is the price of the OP laptop.

But this Dell is $2850, so with a 10% off code it would be $2565. If bought on an 8% off with Rakuten or something like that it would go down to $2360, which would be within a stone throw of the ROG G14. At $2200 it would be a great deal.

Yes it'a different class - it's a pure gaming laptop. I don't deny there's a market for the G14, but not the vast majority of gamers, which would be better served by a 3070/3080, if they game.
Otherwise, if they don't, get an HP Spectre like that with a 4K OLED for $100 less than the Asus, and look at a really nice screen in a real thin and light.

Upvoted for the effort though.
tallshorty wrote: Hijacking my own thread. I canceled my order. Just found out about the ROG Flow X13 RTX 3050Ti. This will do everything I need in a smaller and lighter package. Plus it has a webcam, SD card slot, 4k touchscreen, and it's convertible with stylus support.

https://rog.asus.com/ch-en/laptops/rog- ... 13-series/

I'll wait until this go on sale.
Here's the previous thread for a Flow X13, and I commented on that as well :)
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There is a Supernova edition with the 4K screen. The Bestbuy one is just a 2k screen. The 4K one is supposed to be better. I'll wait until the Supernova 3050 Ti version is available. With the eGPU, it's the best of both worlds.

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