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EVGA with better specs (faster CPU and 4K screen) was only 1800.
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EVGA with better specs (faster CPU and 4K screen) was only 1800.
this one has more ssd, better build, better brand name, better cooling, more USBs.
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this one has more ssd, better build, better brand name, better cooling, more USBs.
Asus support is god awful. At least with EVGA I know ill have at least 2 years of warranty with excellent support (3 years with a purchase using a CC.)

Better build? Hardly. The EVGA has the least screen flex of any laptop and the whole thing is built out of metal.

The Asus has better cooling and a bigger SSD but those things are relatively cheap. The EVGA has a newer processor and a 4K screen and cost literally 300-400 less.
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this one has more ssd, better build, better brand name, better cooling, more USBs.
I don't know about rest but EVGA sure have lot better reputation in computer part than asus.
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I don't know about rest but EVGA sure have lot better reputation in computer part than asus.
To be fair EVGA is only really well known for their GPUs and cases. They have made some really shotty motherboards in the past.
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Asus support is god awful. At least with EVGA I know ill have at least 2 years of warranty with excellent support (3 years with a purchase using a CC.)

Better build? Hardly. The EVGA has the least screen flex of any laptop and the whole thing is built out of metal.

The Asus has better cooling and a bigger SSD but those things are relatively cheap. The EVGA has a newer processor and a 4K screen and cost literally 300-400 less.
Hmm. Don't know about you, but my experience with Asus laptop is really solid.l I currently own an Asus G751-Jy with 980m, and I can't rarely hear any fan noise from the laptop even under load. The keyboard and palm area are very cool to the touch. The same can't be said about that EVGA. I was planning to buy that EVGA, and sell my Asus for its 1070 card for better VR gaming experience. I researched that computer and found out users are complaining about the noise and some people aren't able to play on the laptop itself due to very warm surface under your palm. That two things alone to me can't be compensated for $400 less price tag. Interestingly enough, my 980m equipped Asus can even play Fallout 4 Vr with fluent gameplay even the minimum specs for this game is a 1070. That says a lot...
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Hmm. Don't know about you, but my experience with Asus laptop is really solid.l I currently own an Asus G751-Jy with 980m, and I can't rarely hear any fan noise from the laptop even under load. The keyboard and palm area are very cool to the touch. The same can't be said about that EVGA. I was planning to buy that EVGA, and sell my Asus for its 1070 card for better VR gaming experience. I researched that computer and found out users are complaining about the noise and some people aren't able to play on the laptop itself due to very warm surface under your palm. That two things alone to me can't be compensated for $400 less price tag. Interestingly enough, my 980m equipped Asus can even play Fallout 4 Vr with fluent gameplay even the minimum specs for this game is a 1070. That says a lot...
You do realize you are comparing a mobile card to a fully fledged desktop GPU. Of course the 1070 will run hotter its nearly twice as fast...
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You do realize you are comparing a mobile card to a fully fledged desktop GPU. Of course the 1070 will run hotter its nearly twice as fast...
With the 10XX generation of Nvidia cards, the mobile and desktop parts are very close in performance. http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Comp...5564vs3603
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With the 10XX generation of Nvidia cards, the mobile and desktop parts are very close in performance. http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Comp...5564vs3603
That's not what I was trying to say... My point is that the 1070 is nearly 2x as fast as a 980m. Yes, I know the laptop 1070 is nearly exactly the same card as the desktop variant. The biggest difference is the lower TDP and the clocks.
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Asus support is god awful. At least with EVGA I know ill have at least 2 years of warranty with excellent support (3 years with a purchase using a CC.)

Better build? Hardly. The EVGA has the least screen flex of any laptop and the whole thing is built out of metal.

The Asus has better cooling and a bigger SSD but those things are relatively cheap. The EVGA has a newer processor and a 4K screen and cost literally 300-400 less.
Just wanted to point out cooling is arguably one of the most important things affecting the life of laptop components. Better cooling is a huge plus. I also question the benefit of 4K on a 17" screen on a gaming laptop.

That being said, I think they are both good deals. Just depends on where one's priorities are...
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That's not what I was trying to say... My point is that the 1070 is nearly 2x as fast as a 980m. Yes, I know the laptop 1070 is nearly exactly the same card as the desktop variant. The biggest difference is the lower TDP and the clocks.
Oops, my bad.
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EVGA with better specs (faster CPU and 4K screen) was only 1800.
If you're buying this for gaming (which I assume most people are), a 4K screen is not ideal. On more demanding games you will struggle to hit 60+ frames especially on a max q version of a gtx 1080 although some games might still be playable averaging 40-50 fps. Game play experience will be much better on 1440p or 1080p screen. Of course you can turn down your settings but that seems less appealing to most people. To each their own.
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You do realize you are comparing a mobile card to a fully fledged desktop GPU. Of course the 1070 will run hotter its nearly twice as fast...
Well, about a few weeks ago, there is also EVGA 17.3 inch with 980m while other specs being the same were on sale at $999.99(https://slickdeals.net/f/10930975-evga-sc17-laptop-i7-6820hk-17-3-4k-32gb-ddr4-gtx-980m-999-free-shipping?src=SiteSearch), but the issues are the same with computer running very loud and hot. The problem here is not 1070 vs 980m. Heck. I have a dell inspiron with 1050 ti, and it's loud as jet engine. The issue is the design of the computer.
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