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ASUS TUF A15 Laptop: Ryzen 7 4800H, 15.6" 1080p 144Hz, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, GTX 1660 Ti $899.99 + Free Shipping @ Costco

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ASUS TUF A15 Gaming Laptop: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 8-Core, 15.6" 1080p 144Hz, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, Type-C, Backlit Keyboard, 3-Cell, Win 10 $899.99
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isnt this the one where the jacked the cooling all up.

Yea it is, half the vents are blocked on the bottom panel

https://www.reddit.com/r/laptops/...uf_gaming/
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isnt this the one where the jacked the cooling all up
looks like you might be right. here is a youtube video where we learned about this issue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJS-ZAmcreI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9Q-JAl9JGE
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regardless of these issues, it is interesting to note this could almost be an near equivalent competitive deal to the HP OMEN $949 1660ti deal running at Bestbuy. But at Costco you get a better warranty.
So this deal may be good if possible cooling issues can be overcome & save you another $50.

(But IMO, I'd go with the HP Omen for better build quality, unless the costco warranty is more important...).
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Wow the pictures of the blocked vents are just 🤦. Huge fail by ASUS.
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I have the model with the 4800h and rtx 2060. The thermals aren't thaaat bad but what id horrendous is the screen. Using that thing for more than an hour will make you go blind. The performance is solid but id only get this if you're using with an external monitor (which is what I'm doing)
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I have the model with the 4800h and rtx 2060. The thermals aren't thaaat bad but what id horrendous is the screen. Using that thing for more than an hour will make you go blind. The performance is solid but id only get this if you're using with an external monitor (which is what I'm doing)
Do you have the Best Buy or Costco version? Or another version?

The Best Buy version has the 60Hz screen and gimped battery. Costco has the better 144Hz screen but still has the gimped battery (the extra hard drive fills that spot). Amazon and Newegg have the 144Hz screen and the 90Wh battery. There are still 2x M.2 ssd spots, but they extend the battery into the 2.5" drive slot. Wirecutter really likes this version (and says temperatures are fine gaming) but there are still complaints about the blocked ports on other reviews.
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Do you have the Best Buy or Costco version? Or another version?

The Best Buy version has the 60Hz screen and gimped battery. Costco has the better 144Hz screen but still has the gimped battery (the extra hard drive fills that spot). Amazon and Newegg have the 144Hz screen and the 90Wh battery. There are still 2x M.2 ssd spots, but they extend the battery into the 2.5" drive slot. Wirecutter really likes this version (and says temperatures are fine gaming) but there are still complaints about the blocked ports on other reviews.
I have the bestbuy version. I actually wanted the extra 2.5" slot so i could maximize on storage. I didn't care about battery life because its always plugged in as a "desktop replacement"
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I have the bestbuy version. I actually wanted the extra 2.5" slot so i could maximize on storage. I didn't care about battery life because its always plugged in as a "desktop replacement"
The Best Buy version has the bad 60Hz screen. I mostly play in a recliner and wish Costco had the better battery too.
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I have the model with the 4800h and rtx 2060. The thermals aren't thaaat bad but what id horrendous is the screen. Using that thing for more than an hour will make you go blind. The performance is solid but id only get this if you're using with an external monitor (which is what I'm doing)
That went on sale for 800 3 times almost got it but so many bad comments about the screen turned me away
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Any repurcussions to removing the bottom panel and just setting the whole thing on top of a laptop cooling pad (provided that components aren't touching). I did this with a Dell 7577 that had horrible thermal throttling. Not sure how much it helped if at all though.
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That went on sale for 800 3 times almost got it but so many bad comments about the screen turned me away
Best Buy has the bad 60Hz screen. Costco has the 144Hz screen.
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Best Buy has the bad 60Hz screen. Costco has the 144Hz screen.
Based on the Hardware Unboxed review 18ms response time is nothing to write home about regardless of the 144Mhz refresh rate.
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This was same price i paid at microcenter few weeks ago. Ended up returning it. Poor quality.
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Based on the Hardware Unboxed review 18ms response time is nothing to write home about regardless of the 144Mhz refresh rate.
It sounds like there's some bad defaults with the screen. Hardware Unboxed was very critical of it, but Wirecutter https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutte...op-so-far/ liked it. The main thing they mentioned on the screen:
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The A15's screen is unusually dim by default—and we found a handful of owner reviews complaining about this topic—but once we turned off the VariBright automatic brightness setting in the Display tab of the Radeon Settings app, the display got much brighter. Even with that setting disabled, though, the A15's display maxes out around 260 nits, on the dimmer end. If you need a bright screen, consider the HP Omen 15 instead.
I personally am waffling between this and the MSI GE75 with the 2070 that Costco will have on Friday. If this had the better battery I'd be buying it, but an extra $100 to upgrade the battery makes the MSI a better buy I think.
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It sounds like there's some bad defaults with the screen. Hardware Unboxed was very critical of it, but Wirecutter https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutte...op-so-far/ liked it. The main thing they mentioned on the screen:


I personally am waffling between this and the MSI GE75 with the 2070 that Costco will have on Friday. If this had the better battery I'd be buying it, but an extra $100 to upgrade the battery makes the MSI a better buy I think.

Isn't the MSI GE75 $300 more expensive?
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