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when this is same price? https://www.walmart.com/ip/Laptop.../685182150

no way.
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when this is same price? https://www.walmart.com/ip/Laptop.../685182150

no way.
EVOO who? No way I'd buy that.
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General comment on Asus ROG: I have an older HERO STRIX and it has always had fan problems. Great screen, great hardware, great looking package, but the fan comes on at full speed when the system is at idle. I've sent it back under warranty twice for failing fans because they've been running way too long and way too fast. Just lookup fan speed problems in any Asus forums and you'll see lots of people having this and similar problems with various Asus gaming laptops. It's why I'm going back to Lenovo and their tank-like designs.
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EVOO who? No way I'd buy that.
basically one of Walmart's house brands

do some research and you'll see that it's a rebranded laptop based on the same chassis that enthusiast brands such as Maingear, Eluktronics, etc uses.
it's far better than the ASUS in pretty much every aspect. even the 1660ti isn't comparable because it's Max-Q.

anyway, it's kind of hilarious people still think "big brands" = good.

ASUS laptops (at least budget ones like TUF and Strix G) are known to break down after 2-3 years of use. Even Dave2D, who does the most shallow reviews on laptops admits that's true. Then you have MSI, with their hinges being a meme at this point.
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basically one of Walmart's house brands

do some research and you'll see that it's a rebranded laptop based on the same chassis that enthusiast brands such as Maingear, Eluktronics, etc uses.
it's far better than the ASUS in pretty much every aspect. even the 1660ti isn't comparable because it's Max-Q.

anyway, it's kind of hilarious people still think "big brands" = good.

ASUS laptops (at least budget ones like TUF and Strix G) are known to break down after 2-3 years of use. Even Dave2D, who does the most shallow reviews on laptops admits that's true. Then you have MSI, with their hinges being a meme at this point.
So a native Chinese laptop. Let me just NOPE the heck out of here. LMAO
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basically one of Walmart's house brands

do some research and you'll see that it's a rebranded laptop based on the same chassis that enthusiast brands such as Maingear, Eluktronics, etc uses.
it's far better than the ASUS in pretty much every aspect. even the 1660ti isn't comparable because it's Max-Q.

anyway, it's kind of hilarious people still think "big brands" = good.

ASUS laptops (at least budget ones like TUF and Strix G) are known to break down after 2-3 years of use. Even Dave2D, who does the most shallow reviews on laptops admits that's true. Then you have MSI, with their hinges being a meme at this point.
Plenty of laptops use some by chassis made by an ODM or OEM and just tweak it. Also plenty of reviewers out there do review these nTH tier chassis's. Some are pretty good some have plenty of flaws. You get more value from a MECH-15 vs (ex) an HP Omen but you loose the first tier support/service/reliability. To some people there is value in both paths.
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Plenty of laptops use some by chassis made by an ODM or OEM and just tweak it. Also plenty of reviewers out there do review these nTH tier chassis's. Some are pretty good some have plenty of flaws. You get more value from a MECH-15 vs (ex) an HP Omen but you loose the first tier support/service/reliability. To some people there is value in both paths.
sure but we're talking about the Strix G here.
You're not going to get "first tier" support/service/reliability out of a budget ASUS. I don't know about HP Omen.
Tongfangs are pretty well established by now and the only complaints I've ever heard about is the GPU "dying", which I encountered myself a few days ago. Just needed a quick bios reset.
I'd trust a Mech-15 rebrand over any of the other manufacturers' budget/mid-tier lineup any day.

MSI - hinges (basically every laptop)
ASUS - breaks down in all sorts of ways (TUF / Strix G)
HP - poor thermals, built like shit, poor reliability (Pavilion)
Dell - certain models have bad hinges, others are just poor value. (G3/G5/G7)
Lenovo - good, but very pricey (Y540). if we talk about L340, its literally a cheap consumer laptop (Ideapad 330s) with a gaming CPU/GPU slapped into it.
Acer - good budget option, ok build quality and reliability (except for 2018 Nitro)

The only "main" manufacturers that would be "safer" options would be Dell for their (relatively) good customer service, and Lenovo for the "decent" build quality & "OK" customer service.
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