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ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop: RTX 3050, i5-11260H, 17.3" 144Hz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD EXPIRED

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Best Buy has ASUS TUF 17.3" Gaming Laptop (FX706HC-212.TI53050) on sale for $679.99. Shipping is free.

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  • Intel Core i5-11260H 6-Core Processor
  • 17.3" 1920x1080 144Hz IPS Display
  • 8GB 3200MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 512GB PCIe Solid State Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Graphics
  • WiFi 6 802.11ax + Bluetooth
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Windows 10 (Free upgrade to Windows 11)
  • Ports:
    • 1x USB Type-C w/ DisplayPort
    • 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • 3-cell Lithium-ion Battery

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observer1313 asked this question on 11-22-2021 at 06:57 PM
11-22-2021 at 06:57 PM
if you can remove some screws and pull the back cover off, you should be able to accomplish it.
11-22-2021 at 06:57 PM
Not that hard at all, BUT you should follow this official instruction (https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/GamingNB/FX506HC/E17094_FX506H_FX706H_Upgrade_Guide_WEB.pdf) in order to open your laptop.
akulinsky asked this question on 11-19-2021 at 11:34 AM
11-19-2021 at 01:47 PM
I'd say this CPU is faster (single thread rating) and the graphics card is superior to the Dell G5.

But build quality and cooling are also important so check out reviews on the web and youtube disassembly videos to make sure peoples laptops haven't had major issues like hinges breaking or other oddities.
akulinsky asked this question on 11-19-2021 at 05:17 PM
Heim asked this question on 11-22-2021 at 07:00 PM
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has upgradable ram for anyone wondering
Pretty much sure you bought FX706HE with 3050Ti (reg $999, was on sale for $799)
This one is FX706HC with 3050 (not Ti version, reg $899, on sale $679) Wave
The title of this deal states 3050 Ti. It should be 3050, not the Ti version.

Edit: OP corrected the title

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I just bought this from bestbuy ebay for 799. Would anybody know if they price match after a sale..?
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I just bought this from bestbuy ebay for 799. Would anybody know if they price match after a sale..?
Pretty much sure you bought FX706HE with 3050Ti (reg $999, was on sale for $799)
This one is FX706HC with 3050 (not Ti version, reg $899, on sale $679) Wave
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Pretty much sure you bought FX706HE with 3050Ti (reg $999, was on sale for $799)
This one is FX706HC with 3050 (not Ti version, reg $899, on sale $679) Wave
Oh ok. Didnt notice that. Thanks for pointing that out.
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LINK: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus.../6477863.p

SPEC:
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
17.3" 1080p 144Hz IPS, sRGB:62.5%
i5-11260H 2.9 GHz 6C/12T CPU (4.4 GHz Turbo, 12MB Cache)
8GBx1 DDR4 3200 MHz Ram (64GB Max, 2 Slots)
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 Graphics, 75W max TGP
RGB Backlit Keyboard
720p HD Webcam
2 x 2 W Speaker
Wi-Fi 6 2x2 + Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Lan
PORTS:
  • 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
  • 1x HDMI 2.0b
  • 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1x RJ45 LAN port
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C supports DisplayPort 1.4
3 Cell 48 WHr Battery
5.73 lbs
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The title of this deal states 3050 Ti. It should be 3050, not the Ti version.

Edit: OP corrected the title
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Is there a 2nd HD slot? Is M.2 upgradable? What's the max capacity? TIA
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Is there a 2nd HD slot? Is M.2 upgradable? What's the max capacity? TIA
I don't think it has any 2.5" Bay but it has another M.2 Slot and both of the slots are upgradable. Normally in Gaming Laptops, you don't often see soldered storage.
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has upgradable ram for anyone wondering
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Q&A on BB from Asus rep states the max RAM is 32g. OP says 64. Asus site is not accessible atm. Could anyone confirms the MAX ram capacity? TIA
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It's also available on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/203705868103
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Q&A on BB from Asus rep states the max RAM is 32g. OP says 64. Asus site is not accessible atm. Could anyone confirms the MAX ram capacity? TIA
A lot of times even the manufacturer's stated max ram is wrong and sometimes they even come out with higher rank ram that lets computers have more ram than they were designed to have. I would expect that it has the typical max ram for a laptop with the same processor as it since the ram controller is directly on the cpu nowadays. The one thing to look out for is soldered ram which would limit you.
edit - I googled it and this model supports 64gb
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Dang. Can anyone confirm if this has Thunderbolt? With the other version of this with the 3050ti there was conflicting information, same with this one.

Edit: I bought one, worst case I return it. I had a little FOMO from the 3050ti deal , but for $120 less if it has Thunderbolt this is worth it. (The diff between the ti and non-ti is negligible enough) I'll use the 3050 the go and I'll buy an eGPU dock for home.
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Forget the $600 1650 laptops that are BF deals… this is only $80 more for 3050 plus 144hz 17 inch screen.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus...Id=6477863
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