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Asus ROG Gaming Laptop: i7 6700HQ, GTX 960m, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, 1920x1080, Win10 EXPIRED

insaneXproval 55 69 March 29, 2016 at 08:19 AM in Laptops (7) More Best Buy Deals
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Promoted 03-29-2016 by iconian at 11:51 AM View Original Post
Update: The price has now decreased to $799.99 

Best Buy has Asus ROG Gaming Laptop (G501VW-BSI7N25) + Software Extras on sale for $899.99 Now-> $799.99. Shipping is free. Thanks insaneXproval

Note, free 1-Year Microsoft Office 365 Personal Subscription and 1-Year Titanium Internet Security Subscription added to cart automatically.

Best Buy via eBay has Asus ROG Gaming Laptop (G501VW-BSI7N25) on sale for $899.99. Shipping is free.

Note, free software offer not available via eBay

Specs:
  • Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ CPU
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5
    • 1 x USB 3.1 TYPE C port(s)
    • 3 x USB 3.0 port(s)
    • 1 x HDMI
    • 1 x Thunderbolt port
  • 15.6" IP (1920x1080)
  • WiFi N/AC + BT 4.0
  • 60WHr Battery
  • Win 10 Home
  • 4.64lbs

Editor's Notes & Price Research

Written by iconian

  • Hard drive should be an easy upgrade to a SSD and usb 3.1 and thunderbolt 3 ports offer future proofing. -iconian
  • Please check your eBay messege system as select accounts can also get 10% back in eBay bucks.

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Edited March 29, 2016 at 10:14 AM by BostonGirl
Howdy SDers!

I've been in the market for a slim laptop and I ran across this on the Best Buy Web site last night. I played with the previous gen version in store, and I was thoroughly impressed. I ordered one last night from bestbuy.com and it came with a free year of Office 365 as well.

On sale for $899 + tax

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-ROG-...3641.l6368

It's 4.54 pounds and .8" at the thickest part. From what I saw with the previous-gen one in BB, it feels very light and well-made. Nice keyboard and a trackpad that works well with 2-finger scrolling - no jumps/jitters that I experienced. I think that the combo of 6th-gen i7, GTX 960m, and the portability makes this a slick deal. Here's a couple links for you to see the previous versions reviewed. The G501VW is brand new, so I couldn't find any reviews for it yet. I should also note that based on specs, it should have a PCIe x4 m.2 slot for an SSD in addition to the included 2.5" 7mm 1TB 5400RPM drive.

Here are the specs:

Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core
Windows 10 Home
Intel HM170 chipset
8GB DDR4 2133MHz (8GB soldered on, 1xSODIMM slot for up to 24GB total)
15.6" FHD IPS Display (Zero Bright Dot, Asus Splendid technology)
nVidia GeForce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5
2.5" 7mm 1TB 5400RPM
2-in-1 card reader (card sticks out quite a bit)
HD Webcam
802.11ac + BT 4.0
10/100 Ethernet (no gig? that's what the Asus site says)
1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
1 x USB 3.1 TYPE C port(s)
3 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x HDMI
1 x Thunderbolt port
60Whr battery
15.07" x 10.03" x .81" ~.83" (WxDxH)
4.54 pounds with Battery

UX501 review: https://youtu.be/Z2vlynTXjqA

Previous gen G501 review: https://youtu.be/OxSkQLHcjcE

Asus product page: https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic...OG-G501VW/
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#3
Seems good to me, someone will thumbs down for the 5400rpm drive not being a SSD
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#4
5400rpm hard drive can easily be upgraded, 960m can not.
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#5
This is a great deal for a solid machine.
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Quote from babak147 View Post :
5400rpm hard drive can easily be upgraded, 960m can not.
Thunderbolt 3 means 960M can be at the very least expanded on externally.
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#7
Good deal...

but how will that computer compare to the Dell - Inspiron 7559 Laptop

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-...Id=4890400
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#8
10% eBay bucks is great for this and no tax!
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#9
this with $90 in eBay bucks is a steal.
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#10
Dell 7559 is good but I've heard a lot of complaints regarding built quality.
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Quote from jorgej5196 View Post :
Good deal...

but how will that computer compare to the Dell - Inspiron 7559 Laptop

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-...Id=4890400
this one is much thinner I believe, better build quality.
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Quote from bkirkley09 View Post :
10% eBay bucks is great for this and no tax!
Most people unfortunately have to pay tax at Best Buy.
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Quote from BigCTM View Post :
Most people unfortunately have to pay tax at Best Buy.
I normally do as well but i did not for shipping. So great deal for this laptop. I had already purchased this morning but did not have a chance to post the deal yet.
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#14
Great laptop, but if you are interested in VR (occulus or htc vive) it does require 4gb GDDR5
Just a warning.
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#15
In for 1 with $90 in EBay bucks...
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