Asus FX503VM-DM102T gaming laptop at Box.co.uk for £749.99
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Asus FX503VM-DM102T gaming laptop at Box.co.uk for £749.99

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ASUS FX503VM-DM102T Gaming Laptop
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core Processor
  • 15.6" Full HD Screen
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 128GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • Dedicated GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Graphics
  • NVidia VR Ready
  • USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Free ASUS Gaming Backpack
  • FX503VM-DM102T

Looks decent entry level gaming laptop for the price and also comes with some free game downloads and a bag.
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Attractive price, but the lack of mention of the screen type discourages me... I've heard these screens are low-quality TN panels with bad viewing angles / brightness etc. But a 1060 GPU and SSD is very good for the price.
Think your right, these will be the TN version but for the price it might suit some people.
Good spec for the price. A poor TN screen would be an issue. Arguably 8gb could be an issue but at this price that really is nit picking.

Heat
Edited by: "Enet" 21st Jun
Swapping the screen for a much nicer panel is fairly easy these days (with plenty of online guides to lead the brave through) and adding another 8gb of RAM is also as easy as removing a few screws these days.

Definitely heat added. Great price for a gtx1060 6gb laptop with SSD/HDD combo.
I was going to post this before when seen it advertised but since it had a 7300 CPU and a standard 60hz screen, I passed. Not the best spec for a gaming laptop.
Any idea’s on what the refresh rate is for the screen?
Think it's 60hz.
Beehj841 h, 22 m ago

Swapping the screen for a much nicer panel is fairly easy these days (with …Swapping the screen for a much nicer panel is fairly easy these days (with plenty of online guides to lead the brave through) and adding another 8gb of RAM is also as easy as removing a few screws these days. Definitely heat added. Great price for a gtx1060 6gb laptop with SSD/HDD combo.



Wouldn't it be cheaper and probably easier just to buy a laptop with the screen you want? Rather than risk screwing it up? And potentially violanting your warranty?
ollie875 m ago

Wouldn't it be cheaper and probably easier just to buy a laptop with the …Wouldn't it be cheaper and probably easier just to buy a laptop with the screen you want? Rather than risk screwing it up? And potentially violanting your warranty?


Easier? Absolutely ... cheaper? Have you tried doing this?

I've been looking for months to find a laptop on sale, with the specs I want (i7 quad, nvidia GPU for CUDA acceleration, either 16gb of RAM or 8gb expandable, plus an SSD/HDD combo), in budget, with a screen of at least a decent quality for my job (I do some web development and basic media editing, so while I'm not gung ho about 100% adobe RGB, something reasonably high on the accuracy scale and IPS is strongly desired), a reasonable cooling system (as I travel to developing countries with work).

Typically laptops either have the screen, or they have the specs, or they cost £1500+.

You can buy a decent IPS panel for £50 or so.
Beehj846 m ago

Easier? Absolutely ... cheaper? Have you tried doing this?I've been …Easier? Absolutely ... cheaper? Have you tried doing this?I've been looking for months to find a laptop on sale, with the specs I want (i7 quad, nvidia GPU for CUDA acceleration, either 16gb of RAM or 8gb expandable, plus an SSD/HDD combo), in budget, with a screen of at least a decent quality for my job (I do some web development and basic media editing, so while I'm not gung ho about 100% adobe RGB, something reasonably high on the accuracy scale and IPS is strongly desired), a reasonable cooling system (as I travel to developing countries with work).Typically laptops either have the screen, or they have the specs, or they cost £1500+.You can buy a decent IPS panel for £50 or so.



Sounds like you'd be better off with a mITX desktop build to be honest. Your needs are too niche for a laptop. A mITX desktop build would probably even weigh less. And would go in a carry-on bag just as easily.
Edited by: "ollie87" 21st Jun
ollie876 m ago

Sounds like you'd be better off with a mITX desktop build to be honest. …Sounds like you'd be better off with a mITX desktop build to be honest. Your needs are too niche for a laptop. A mITX desktop build would probably even weigh less. And would go in a carry-on bag just as easily.


My needs aren't too niche for a laptop. They exist. They're just cost a boat load and I'm on charity budgets.

Or ... You can buy everything you need minus the higher accuracy screen and install it yourself (seems to be the most common with all the gaming models out which are actually well suited to video editing).

I've got an 8core/16thread desktop I built for heavy lifting. I need something portable for field work. A miniITX desktop doesn't solve that at all, as I'll still need a a screen, peripherals, etc.
Edited by: "Beehj84" 21st Jun
For those worrying about the screen's colours and viewing angles, this review may put your minds somewhat at ease.
TLDR - It's most likely fine unless you absolutely need great to perfect colour reproduction.

If I wasn't waiting on the other half to get me a gaming laptop for my birthday this year I'd have snapped this deal up. Fingers crossed on a good 1070 GPU deal in September!!! Heat given though.
Beehj842 h, 27 m ago

Swapping the screen for a much nicer panel is fairly easy these days (with …Swapping the screen for a much nicer panel is fairly easy these days (with plenty of online guides to lead the brave through) and adding another 8gb of RAM is also as easy as removing a few screws these days. Definitely heat added. Great price for a gtx1060 6gb laptop with SSD/HDD combo.



Hi just out of interest where what would be the better type of panel to swap for with one of these and where would be the best place to buy one,?How much do you think the new panel would cost?Thanks
Beehj841 h, 22 m ago

My needs aren't too niche for a laptop. They exist. They're just cost a …My needs aren't too niche for a laptop. They exist. They're just cost a boat load and I'm on charity budgets. Or ... You can buy everything you need minus the higher accuracy screen and install it yourself (seems to be the most common with all the gaming models out which are actually well suited to video editing).I've got an 8core/16thread desktop I built for heavy lifting. I need something portable for field work. A miniITX desktop doesn't solve that at all, as I'll still need a a screen, peripherals, etc.


Out of curiousity. Do you know a reliable source for screens?
Have been interested in doing a screen swap on a mid range laptop.
Beehj841 h, 54 m ago

Easier? Absolutely ... cheaper? Have you tried doing this?I've been …Easier? Absolutely ... cheaper? Have you tried doing this?I've been looking for months to find a laptop on sale, with the specs I want (i7 quad, nvidia GPU for CUDA acceleration, either 16gb of RAM or 8gb expandable, plus an SSD/HDD combo), in budget, with a screen of at least a decent quality for my job (I do some web development and basic media editing, so while I'm not gung ho about 100% adobe RGB, something reasonably high on the accuracy scale and IPS is strongly desired), a reasonable cooling system (as I travel to developing countries with work).Typically laptops either have the screen, or they have the specs, or they cost £1500+.You can buy a decent IPS panel for £50 or so.


Not sure this would make good travelling machines with its poor battery life and extra weight. Unfortunately the kind of machines that would have reasonable power, graphics and decent Adobe RGB percentage would be way out of your price range as you indicated. Mac book pros would be up there along with Dell XPS machines.

With this option you would end up having to carry portable power with you as well.
Edited by: "Enet" 21st Jun
Just recently bought Asus laptop (very similar to this)

Had a problem where I couldn't turn backlit keyboard on but manage to download a driver/software that fixed it (apparently it was Windows 10 compatibility problem)

But after fixing that now my Right-Click button on the touch pad isn't working any more! Was working before. Tried uninstalling the backlit keyboard driver but didn't fix it!

Any help?

Bought Dell and HP before never had this problem!

Thanks!
Edited by: "iz123456789" 21st Jun
iz12345678933 m ago

Just recently bought Asus laptop (very similar to this) Had a problem …Just recently bought Asus laptop (very similar to this) Had a problem where I couldn't turn backlit keyboard on but manage to download a driver/software that fixed it (apparently it was Windows 10 compatibility problem) But after fixing that now my Right-Click button on the touch pad isn't working any more! Was working before. Tried uninstalling the backlit keyboard driver but didn't fix it! Any help? Bought Dell and HP before never had this problem! Thanks!


Have you tried getting a manufacturer's driver for the touchpad (should be synaptics or something). If you go into device manager it should be there somewhere, you could uninstall that driver, and windows 10 might automatically get the right one for you after a reboot
ollie873 h, 17 m ago

Wouldn't it be cheaper and probably easier just to buy a laptop with the …Wouldn't it be cheaper and probably easier just to buy a laptop with the screen you want? Rather than risk screwing it up? And potentially violanting your warranty?



Unless you're a spaz you cant really screw it up. I swapped mine for £35 and the difference was night and day although i got mine for about £600 after they refunded me £100 for advertising it as IPS.
I doubt anything will go wrong within the warranty but if it does i can always swap it back.
i have a similar asus model

pro's - plays most games on high at 1080p

cons - the fans are LOOUUUUD

battery life is 1 hour for solid gaming

Overall it is a very good gaming laptop, cheaper than HP Omen which at around £100 more would only give you a 1050ti graphics card
The backpack looks a bit small...
Unexpired, looks like it's back. Cracking find
I'm guessing this will be fine for running HTC Vive ?
Voted hot but an alternative to consider is the Inspiron 7577 gaming laptop from the dell outlet website can be had for similar price and is better spec with i7 -7700hq and 16gb ram when they come in on the outlet store. They also do a more expensive version with a 4k screen. No idea what the screen quality is like though as I guess it won't be the same as their XPS models.
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 22nd Jun
Has anyone had problems with Asus laptops in terms of

Right click (actual button) on touch pad not working (it's not disabled in the settings but just doesn't bring up the menu when right click)

Also backlit keyboard not lighting up

Also I thought I bought 512GB SSD but it's actually 2 drives 1x 120GB SSD (OS) and other 1x 320GB SSD

What is up with these Asus laptops
iz1234567892 h, 12 m ago

Has anyone had problems with Asus laptops in terms of Right click (actual …Has anyone had problems with Asus laptops in terms of Right click (actual button) on touch pad not working (it's not disabled in the settings but just doesn't bring up the menu when right click)Also backlit keyboard not lighting upAlso I thought I bought 512GB SSD but it's actually 2 drives 1x 120GB SSD (OS) and other 1x 320GB SSDWhat is up with these Asus laptops


This might be a driver issue as noted further up the thread. I've had a few windows updates that have killed cameras, speakers etc. On my tablet.

You need to download the original drivers for whatever device and give them a go. If you deleted the driver windows sometimes finds it also.
thats a fantastic price assuming there are no major problems which could limit the performance of the 1060
Beehj8421st Jun

Easier? Absolutely ... cheaper? Have you tried doing this?I've been …Easier? Absolutely ... cheaper? Have you tried doing this?I've been looking for months to find a laptop on sale, with the specs I want (i7 quad, nvidia GPU for CUDA acceleration, either 16gb of RAM or 8gb expandable, plus an SSD/HDD combo), in budget, with a screen of at least a decent quality for my job (I do some web development and basic media editing, so while I'm not gung ho about 100% adobe RGB, something reasonably high on the accuracy scale and IPS is strongly desired), a reasonable cooling system (as I travel to developing countries with work).Typically laptops either have the screen, or they have the specs, or they cost £1500+.You can buy a decent IPS panel for £50 or so.


Have you looked on Dell Outlet as there are some machines with the spec you want for under £1k
whitebook20 h, 18 m ago

This might be a driver issue as noted further up the thread. I've had a …This might be a driver issue as noted further up the thread. I've had a few windows updates that have killed cameras, speakers etc. On my tablet. You need to download the original drivers for whatever device and give them a go. If you deleted the driver windows sometimes finds it also.


Ahh stupid windows 10. I like my old windows 7 no problems at all
Sp0oner22 h, 8 m ago

Have you looked on Dell Outlet as there are some machines with the spec …Have you looked on Dell Outlet as there are some machines with the spec you want for under £1k


Only Inspiron models are generally available, and their "IPS" panels are like 45% sRGB coverage, which is crap. But yes, I have been watching and looking for something. I think I'm settling on a Medion Erazer x6603 w/ i7 7700hq and GTX1050ti, and I'll add a 2nd stick of 8gb RAM - it's a rebranded Lenovo IIRC, and the IPS screens in them are around 90% sRGB, with tweaking and tuning anyway. Seems to be the best compromise on offer, and I'll just undervolt the CPU to try and maximise battery and minimise heat.
kos1c21st Jun

Out of curiousity. Do you know a reliable source for screens? Have been …Out of curiousity. Do you know a reliable source for screens? Have been interested in doing a screen swap on a mid range laptop.


phantom197321st Jun

Hi just out of interest where what would be the better type of panel to …Hi just out of interest where what would be the better type of panel to swap for with one of these and where would be the best place to buy one,?How much do you think the new panel would cost?Thanks


Hi guys - I don't have a source or much knowledge of the specifics. You'll have to jump onto Reddit or some other forums, find some people talking about your model, and work out which panels are compatible and worth looking at. Then jump on Amazon or Ebay to buy them (typically under GBP50 from what I've seen). Good luck.
Edited by: "Beehj84" 23rd Jun
Enet21st Jun

Not sure this would make good travelling machines with its poor battery …Not sure this would make good travelling machines with its poor battery life and extra weight. Unfortunately the kind of machines that would have reasonable power, graphics and decent Adobe RGB percentage would be way out of your price range as you indicated. Mac book pros would be up there along with Dell XPS machines.With this option you would end up having to carry portable power with you as well.


I would like an XPS machine, but they have terrible battery as well, for the price. It's exceptionally hard to get all of the combination together in one package for a reasonable price. You're right ... the price skyrockets with AdobeRGB accurate screens and the horsepower required. Compromises must be made.

As for the size and battery, it's better than some, and this is another area of compromise required. Ultrabooks are pretty much out of the question, so finding a 15" model that isn't too heavy, and has okay battery is necessary. If I prioritised the battery even more, I could get the Dell Inspiron with that 74 or 96 watt/hour battery, the 7000 gaming series from the past gen. But the screen and internals are a question. As always, it's about balancing compromises.
Beehj8410 m ago

Hi guys - I don't have a source or much knowledge of the specifics. You'll …Hi guys - I don't have a source or much knowledge of the specifics. You'll have to jump onto Reddit or some other forums, find some people talking about your model, and work out which panels are compatible and worth looking at. Then jump on Amazon or Ebay to buy them (typically under GBP50 from what I've seen). Good luck.


I'll have a look down the line. At this time I got a basic Levono t440p laptop for work (web based stuff). But down the line I do want to shift the gaming pc for a mid-high range all in one gaming laptop.
Beehj842 h, 9 m ago

Hi guys - I don't have a source or much knowledge of the specifics. You'll …Hi guys - I don't have a source or much knowledge of the specifics. You'll have to jump onto Reddit or some other forums, find some people talking about your model, and work out which panels are compatible and worth looking at. Then jump on Amazon or Ebay to buy them (typically under GBP50 from what I've seen). Good luck.



Thanks
Beehj842 h, 33 m ago

Only Inspiron models are generally available, and their "IPS" panels are …Only Inspiron models are generally available, and their "IPS" panels are like 45% sRGB coverage, which is crap. But yes, I have been watching and looking for something. I think I'm settling on a Medion Erazer x6603 w/ i7 7700hq and GTX1050ti, and I'll add a 2nd stick of 8gb RAM - it's a rebranded Lenovo IIRC, and the IPS screens in them are around 90% sRGB, with tweaking and tuning anyway. Seems to be the best compromise on offer, and I'll just undervolt the CPU to try and maximise battery and minimise heat.


Ah OK I didn't know the screens weren't up to scratch on them. Just checked the 4k version of the 7577 and it's reported to be 62.9% abobe rgb coverage and 96% sRGB. The 1080p version is 60% sRGB.

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Sp0oner22nd Jun

Voted hot but an alternative to consider is the Inspiron 7577 gaming …Voted hot but an alternative to consider is the Inspiron 7577 gaming laptop from the dell outlet website can be had for similar price and is better spec with i7 -7700hq and 16gb ram when they come in on the outlet store. They also do a more expensive version with a 4k screen. No idea what the screen quality is like though as I guess it won't be the same as their XPS models.


You need to add VAT to the list price...
twodoctors22 m ago

You need to add VAT to the list price...


I did.
799£ now . Any coupons to get price back to 749£?

Does anyone know where I can see this laptop in person?
Edited by: "Kalionek" 1st Jul
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