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ASUS ROG Zephyrus Gaming Laptop: Ryzen 9 5900HS, 1TB SSD, 15.6" 165Hz, RTX 3070 EXPIRED

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Best Buy has ASUS ROG Zephyrus 15.6" Gaming Laptop (GA503QR-211.ZG15; Eclipse Grey) for pre-order for $1799.99. Shipping is free.

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Note, this item is available for pre-order and will ships approx. on February 16, 2021 (dates may vary)

Specs/Key Features
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Processor (4th Generation)
  • 15.6" 2560x1440 QHD w/ 165Hz Refresh Rate LED Backlit Display
  • 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive SSD
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM (3200MHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 GPU
  • Wireless AX w/ Bluetooth
  • RGB Backlit Keyboard
  • 4-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 2x Smart AMP 2.5W Speakers
  • Built-In Fingerprint Reader
  • Windows 10 OS
Warranty
  • Includes a standard 1-Year warranty w/ purchase (Parts + Labor)
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This seems like a great price considering it is the only laptop with this form factor and resolution at that price.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus...Id=6448848

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CalCK asked this question on 01-28-2021 at 11:31 AM
01-28-2021 at 12:27 PM
They don’t brand them as MaxQ anymore. The GPU has a rated TGP from nVidia and the laptop maker is free to do whatever they want as far as performance/power levels. This is really going to confuse the market since the only way to know where the performance/power levels are for a given device is via benchmarking. In some cases a 3070 mobile will outperform a 3080 mobile, so don’t buy anything until you e seen the reviews and benchmarks on it.

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finally a ryzen laptop with 3070!!! that's actually not bad price.
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Mine ships 2/15 I'm pumped.

I've wanted a QHD gaming laptop forever. I mostly play single player stuff so 1440p 60fps will be fine. 6 speakers, 100% sRGB and DCI-P3 gamut, good battery life, quieter fans, nice looks...

It's not cheap but it's not really comparable to an Acer nitro or something that is a bang for the buck buy. You're paying for the premium finish and features on a Zephyrus.
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Quote from jacksan1 :
If you need a TB port, AMD CPUs are automatically no go.
Though TB4 is supposed to be open to AMD, I'd like to know when it happens in a laptop. Main reason is Docking station. If you need TB4, the Asus Dash F15 is pretty good for $1099: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus...Id=6448933
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Seems like we're gonna have to be more vigilant as ever to find out what's powering these laptops this year. Lots of RINOs (RTX In Name Only) out there...
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How is this a deal at asking price?
Yeah it's a ripoff really but people's judgements are clouded by GPU shortage due to pandemic
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Quote from ReverendS3rvo :
Great deal. Shame it's an Asus. I love their Strix cards but every Asus laptop I've owned or known someone else who owned has been a dumpster fire. I have a Q535U and it's just been letdown after letdown. Light leaky screen, touchpad that works half of the time, poor battery life, the constant inability to wake properly from sleep mode... Looks like a million bucks but acts like a buck fifty.
Getting downvoted for speaking the truth

I have purchased 2 asus laptops 1 for myself and another as a gift they look amazing and feel decent but they sacrifice cooling for it they run extremely hot consistently hitting 94°c which lowers the lifespan a ton
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Yeah it's a ripoff really but people's judgements are clouded by GPU shortage due to pandemic

This is arguably the best value out there for an octa core paired with a 3070. Especially considering the screen option they put on it. There's really nothing else out there like it at this price.

Maybe it's a ripoff to you because you don't agree with the price point of laptops and GPUs in general? Considering the price of a 3070 is $700, this is is a decent deal for a laptop.
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I was trying to learn the difference of 2 CPUS: 5900HS vs 5900HX. Not sure how much worse or better HS is vs HX or what the pros and cons are.
--HS (35watt) may be more energy efficient than HX(45watt) for slightly better battery life.
While HX is clocked higher 3.3 GHz with larger cache. But benchmarks show not much difference.
https://nanoreview.net/en/cpu-com...n-9-5900hs
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Previous pre-order deal with HX:
https://slickdeals.net/f/14774995-asus-rog-strix-g17-17-3-300mhz-rtx-3070-with-amd-ryzen-9-5900hx-1799-99?v=1
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Seems too high for the average person. Will wait till the end of the year for $1500 deals and lower (probably with a little lower specs). But this may be the deal for you if the 2560 x 1440 (QHD) screen & RTX 3070 is worth it.
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I haven't purchased ASUS products in 10 years (a laptop and router which still work today), so not sure how bad their quality control has become lately as mentioned by few here.
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Be careful about the new series of laptop GPUs, I saw a tech reviewer saying that laptop 3070s may be same or worse than 3060s due to the dialed down of wattage as laptops wouldn't be able to accomodate the increase in requirement of the wattage.
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Mine ASUS (4 yes old top of the line) woni boot if room temperature is higher than 72F or so..(after 2 yrs)

My ASUS blu-ray drive stopped working in 6 months.

My ASUS router loses connection to USB printer half the time when I want to use. (Need to berebooted)
(Amazon replaced this router, same problem in a few months..)

No more asus for me.....

I used to like ASUS motherboard though....
(Do not want to try new one at this time..)



Quote from ReverendS3rvo :
Great deal. Shame it's an Asus. I love their Strix cards but every Asus laptop I've owned or known someone else who owned has been a dumpster fire. I have a Q535U and it's just been letdown after letdown. Light leaky screen, touchpad that works half of the time, poor battery life, the constant inability to wake properly from sleep mode... Looks like a million bucks but acts like a buck fifty.
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Be careful about the new series of laptop GPUs, I saw a tech reviewer saying that laptop 3070s may be same or worse than 3060s due to the dialed down of wattage as laptops wouldn't be able to accomodate the increase in requirement of the wattage.
Yea, I really don't get why people are jumping on this lol.
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whish these were touchscreen..
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Quote from optimus08 :
How is this a deal at asking price?
at least people arent waiting in line at 12 am in the store...
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Quote from mttfriend :
Mine ASUS (4 yes old top of the line) woni boot if room temperature is higher than 72F or so..(after 2 yrs)

My ASUS blu-ray drive stopped working in 6 months.

My ASUS router loses connection to USB printer half the time when I want to use. (Need to berebooted)
(Amazon replaced this router, same problem in a few months..)

No more asus for me.....

I used to like ASUS motherboard though....
(Do not want to try new one at this time..)
isnt it apply to everything?...looks some million bucks and act like couple dollars.
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Yea, I really don't get why people are jumping on this lol.
Price is a little steep for now, but I'm interested in this for the high quality screen (aren't many 15.6" QHD options out there, let alone at 165Hz and don't cost twice as much). I do want to see how many nits first, as a lot of gaming laptops are around 300 but I'm looking for 400+. It has 16gb ram w) open slot, can fit 2 SSDs, high quality build materials, 90w battery, and it's expected to have pretty good cooling (though that remains to be seen). I'd love a gaming/content laptop and my favorite so far is the latest Gigabyte Aero 17 with similar performance and likely even better cooling with HDMI 2.1, but it's almost a grand more... I love me a good screen and can't stand most gaming laptops that skimp in, at least IMO, one of the most important aspects of a laptop and instead opt for performance.
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