Asus Gaming Laptop i5, GTX 1050, 1TB, 8GB Ram £699.99 @ Box
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Asus Gaming Laptop i5, GTX 1050, 1TB, 8GB Ram £699.99 @ Box

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Found 9th Oct
Specifications
Processor:Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core (2.5GHz, 6MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz)

Screen:15.6" (1920x1080 FHD Resolution, LED Back-lit, Ultra Slim 200nits, Anti-Glare Screen)

RAM: 8GB (DDR4)

Hard Drive1000GB

GraphicsDedicated (NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated Memory), Integrated (Intel HD 630 Graphics)

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Cold

Heat

redcantona5 m ago

Who do I believe?


Does that make it temperate? :P

Shame about the lack of SSD but great specs for the price so hot from me.

Spec wise it is very good at a good price. I'd hesitate to call it a gaming laptop, but it will have a good go as one. It looks like it can accommodate an additional flash drive so if you have a spare one - you can easily make it better for £100. The proper gaming version of this laptop is £899.

Is it worth waiting for black Friday do you think? I want to try to get the biggest bang for my buck.

jonthed26 m ago

Is it worth waiting for black Friday do you think? I want to try to get …Is it worth waiting for black Friday do you think? I want to try to get the biggest bang for my buck.


Deals are better before BF if last year is anything to go by.Very poor deals on BF in 2016.

Got the version with SSD and 4gb version of 1050 for same price last month from saveonlaptops worth keeping eye out .

jonthed as fiqqer says not really a gaming machine, I have a similar MSI laptop here it is good, though I don't game with it.


If you wait for Black Friday, what do you use before then?



The similar MSI that I have is defiantly a cut above the cheaper laptops that I've had before.
Investigate fitting your own SSD, it is usually cheaper

redcantona3 h, 19 m ago

Who do I believe?


If you want some cold, heat believe both of them

see benchmarks for laptop GTX1050 -- if that's enough performance for your gaming needs, go for it, otherwise buy something else as you can't upgrade the GPU in a laptop

thanks for this

xchaotic16 m ago

see benchmarks for laptop GTX1050 -- if that's enough performance for your …see benchmarks for laptop GTX1050 -- if that's enough performance for your gaming needs, go for it, otherwise buy something else as you can't upgrade the GPU in a laptop



Actually you often can now so long as the graphics card in the laptop is on an MXM module like the one in my laptop which is a gtx 660m. Im not 100% unsure of how the newer 10 series cards are put in because iv never opened one up but i have seen a gtx 1060 on an mxm module so i would imagine the gtx 1050 is the same but may differ for certain laptops.

eraldo17 m ago

Actually you often can now so long as the graphics card in the laptop is …Actually you often can now so long as the graphics card in the laptop is on an MXM module like the one in my laptop which is a gtx 660m. Im not 100% unsure of how the newer 10 series cards are put in because iv never opened one up but i have seen a gtx 1060 on an mxm module so i would imagine the gtx 1050 is the same but may differ for certain laptops.




Price of mxm often means it's cheaper to sell existing laptop and then just upgrade. It's a good idea, just economies of scale and lack of take up means it's expensive and limited.

Can this handle decent video editing? I'm not too fussed about gaming. How important is the lack of ssd?

eraldo1 h, 18 m ago

Actually you often can now so long as the graphics card in the laptop is …Actually you often can now so long as the graphics card in the laptop is on an MXM module like the one in my laptop which is a gtx 660m. Im not 100% unsure of how the newer 10 series cards are put in because iv never opened one up but i have seen a gtx 1060 on an mxm module so i would imagine the gtx 1050 is the same but may differ for certain laptops.

Wasn’t mxm largely abandoned some time ago?

ClayDavis1 h, 15 m ago

Can this handle decent video editing? I'm not too fussed about gaming. How …Can this handle decent video editing? I'm not too fussed about gaming. How important is the lack of ssd?

This?

I'm going with this reply, its a laptop with a semi decent video card.

fiqqer4 h, 25 m ago

Spec wise it is very good at a good price. I'd hesitate to call it a …Spec wise it is very good at a good price. I'd hesitate to call it a gaming laptop, but it will have a good go as one. It looks like it can accommodate an additional flash drive so if you have a spare one - you can easily make it better for £100. The proper gaming version of this laptop is £899.

ClayDavis2 h, 57 m ago

Can this handle decent video editing? I'm not too fussed about gaming. How …Can this handle decent video editing? I'm not too fussed about gaming. How important is the lack of ssd?


The lack of ssd means that booting up the system would be slower and loading up software. Good cpu and decent GPU, would be fine with video editing
XLYC1 h, 41 m ago

This?

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Can any one advise me if this is a good price and good system, would be my first gaming laptop.

MarcusTricker23 m ago

[Image] Can any one advise me if this is a good price and good system, …[Image] Can any one advise me if this is a good price and good system, would be my first gaming laptop.


Good laptop; bad price.
At that price point, I'd expect a gtx 1060 GPU

Destard10 m ago

Good laptop; bad price.At that price point, I'd expect a gtx 1060 GPU

1399 for the 1060

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That's a 1060 but i5 not i7

Unless you absolutely need the portability of a laptop: just get a gaming desktop-much more power for your money.

With a gaming laptop you still need somewhere to put your mouse/power cable/headphones (on a desk presumably) anyway whilst using it, so your "portable" laptop is basically the same footprint as a desktop anyway.

wixster16 m ago

Unless you absolutely need the portability of a laptop: just get a gaming …Unless you absolutely need the portability of a laptop: just get a gaming desktop-much more power for your money.With a gaming laptop you still need somewhere to put your mouse/power cable/headphones (on a desk presumably) anyway whilst using it, so your "portable" laptop is basically the same footprint as a desktop anyway.

Can't play on my desktop in bed can i?? I say have both!

wixster25 m ago

Unless you absolutely need the portability of a laptop: just get a gaming …Unless you absolutely need the portability of a laptop: just get a gaming desktop-much more power for your money.With a gaming laptop you still need somewhere to put your mouse/power cable/headphones (on a desk presumably) anyway whilst using it, so your "portable" laptop is basically the same footprint as a desktop anyway.


I think anyone looking specifically for a gaming laptop would be well aware of gaming desktops and their limitations.

MarcusTricker38 m ago

1399 for the 1060[Image] That's a 1060 but i5 not i7


I'd take a quad core i5 over an i7 in a gaming laptop unless money was not a limitation.

MarcusTricker10 h, 45 m ago

1399 for the 1060[Image] That's a 1060 but i5 not i7


There's a lot of positive feedback on the Medion range of gaming laptops. Better specs, and value for money. I'd probably get one myself if I was looking:

argos.co.uk/sea…on/

rwilts21 h, 4 m ago

Got the version with SSD and 4gb version of 1050 for same price last month …Got the version with SSD and 4gb version of 1050 for same price last month from saveonlaptops worth keeping eye out .


Do you have a link? Thanks

saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7…tml


Better gettign the MSI with same specs, space for a 2.5 drive and two M2 slots

jaydeeuk121 h, 55 m ago

Price of mxm often means it's cheaper to sell existing laptop and then …Price of mxm often means it's cheaper to sell existing laptop and then just upgrade. It's a good idea, just economies of scale and lack of take up means it's expensive and limited.



Rubbish that would entirely depend on the specs of the laptop you are upgrading, i recently upgraded my clevo laptop with a gtx 660m to a gtx 970m. The price of a gtx 970m laptop is almost £1000, by upgrading the gpu it only cost me £268 (from the US) and the remaining specs of the laptop were equal to that of laptops already running a 970m. The only problem is finding a place to buy them, they are rare and as a result some places do over charge.

Marekj20 h, 56 m ago

Wasn’t mxm largely abandoned some time ago?




No, in fact more manufacturers are switching to them. I believe msi started using them, the idea of upgrading a laptop when it becomes outdated is an attractive prospect. Many clevo laptops use them as well.

eraldo3 h, 59 m ago

No, in fact more manufacturers are switching to them. I believe msi …No, in fact more manufacturers are switching to them. I believe msi started using them, the idea of upgrading a laptop when it becomes outdated is an attractive prospect. Many clevo laptops use them as well.

Would be great to have an upgrade path. I remember mxm boards being limited in availability and prohibitively expensive. It often made no sense to switch the card in a laptop that was well out of warranty.

Banned

Any idea if we can add extra RAM, and how difficult would that be

eraldo9th Oct

Actually you often can now so long as the graphics card in the laptop is …Actually you often can now so long as the graphics card in the laptop is on an MXM module like the one in my laptop which is a gtx 660m. Im not 100% unsure of how the newer 10 series cards are put in because iv never opened one up but i have seen a gtx 1060 on an mxm module so i would imagine the gtx 1050 is the same but may differ for certain laptops.


Well you can't upgrade for this one and like others said even if you could, it doesn't make sense financially.

***rew33*** ref adding extra RAM. Going by my MSI that is very similar. Yes I have done it, it is not a screw on/ off cover. The whole back cover has to come off. A redundant credit card is a good start.

Have a look at this youtube video
Edited by: "congrevecv" 13th Oct

xchaotic10th Oct

Well you can't upgrade for this one and like others said even if you …Well you can't upgrade for this one and like others said even if you could, it doesn't make sense financially.



How does it not make sense financially, desktops do it....

When other manufacturers start offering upgradable laptops how does a manufacturer that does not offer that kind of upgradability compete? it makes perfect financial sense, offer it or the customer buys the competition. Unfortunately laptop buyers tend not to be anywhere near as computer savvy as a desktop users and dont know what to look for so mxm modules havent caught on very fast. gamers coming from consoles tend to buy gaming laptops for their first pc before they move to desktops so its like a noobie route.
Edited by: "eraldo" 14th Oct
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