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[Visions Electronics] Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15.6" R7-4800HS / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / GTX1660Ti - $1198

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[Visions Electronics] Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15.6" R7-4800HS / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / GTX1660Ti - $1198

Warm deal. Not a great GPU.

https://www.visions.ca/product-detail/5 ... 502IU-XS74

AMD Ryzen R7-4800HS processor
GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphics
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Man, I saw this and thought it was the G14!
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I have it, no issues so far for light video editing and gaming.

Got mine for a little over $1200 from Best Buy geek squad open box.

If you're buying this, do a Google search on the heating issues and performance. I haven't felt the need to get into it myself, but you should definitely read up on it before buying. To summarize, the computer gets hot quickly, but if you remove vent covers inside the PC, it apparently improves heating and performance immediately but voids the warranty.

I should also note that I had another one from Amazon Warehouse that I returned because i found the fans ran almost constantly.

Go read up and make sure this PC is right for you.

EDIT: some people criticize the screen for not being bright enough or 100% sRGB accurate. Depends on your use case if you will care about this.

I personally found this video quite helpful:
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Caution when shopping with Visions. If you have any issues with your purchase, good luck getting assistance from them.

If buying local, better off going to Best Buy. Buying online, anywhere else. It'll cost the same or cheaper.
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What budget Gaming laptop doesn't have heating issues? I swear everytime a gaming laptop gets posted it's always the #1 thing!
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This Lenovo costs $100 more but has a webcam and the description says "With a blindingly fast refresh rate of 144Hz, 5ms response times and immersive visual pyrotechnics brought to life by optional Dolby Vision, with up to 100% sRGB.":

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08BB9RWXD
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Superjester wrote: What budget Gaming laptop doesn't have heating issues? I swear everytime a gaming laptop gets posted it's always the #1 thing!
I hadn’t really ever shopped for a gaming laptop, so at first I was alarmed, but that’s kind of what I concluded after my research. And this one has a lot of value and power for the price and actually has hardware options for fixing issues.

Plus, it has a nice form factor.

I’m happy with mine.
FunnyGamer wrote: This Lenovo costs $100 more but has a webcam and the description says "With a blindingly fast refresh rate of 144Hz, 5ms response times and immersive visual pyrotechnics brought to life by optional Dolby Vision, with up to 100% sRGB.":

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08BB9RWXD
Good flag - no webcam here. This might be worth the extra 100 if you need the webcam and more accurate colour reproduction.

I already had a Logitech c922 which I got for a little over $100 so wasn’t an issue for me.
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Snake13 wrote: Caution when shopping with Visions. If you have any issues with your purchase, good luck getting assistance from them.

If buying local, better off going to Best Buy. Buying online, anywhere else. It'll cost the same or cheaper.
Available at Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/as ... n/14575600

Buying there with a price match could be an option.
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FunnyGamer wrote: Previous discussion indicates that the GPU in this one is Max-Q: best-buy-asus-zephyrus-15-6-c-gaming-la ... 9-2410823/

Seems like the Lenovo has the regular mobile GPU. Another factor to consider.
True but apples to oranges comparison. The Asus Zephyrus is a thin laptop and you are paying for that form factor. Comparison with the Legion is probably the Asus TUF line which is cheaper and uses non-Max Q because it is thicker. Or the Asus Strix line which is more targeted to performance.
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MutableLambda wrote: There's a notebookcheck review of this thing. https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Ryzen ... 255.0.html
Display color range is even worse than other gaming laptops, they complain about keyboard and trackpad.
I personally haven't had an issue with either the keyboard or trackpad for every day use, though I can see the small arrow keys being annoying.

The screen looks alright to me, but I have no frame of reference as a new gaming laptop user.
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if you do buy this laptop, dont forget to open up the case and get rid of the paper covering the vents Face With Tears Of Joy

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