ASUS GL702VM ROG Strix Gaming Laptop (i5,  8gb RAM, GTX1060 6GB, G-Sync IPS) + Mixed Reality Headset (worth £380) £959 - £999, or laptop only after headset return £684 to £725 @ Amazon
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ASUS GL702VM ROG Strix Gaming Laptop (i5, 8gb RAM, GTX1060 6GB, G-Sync IPS) + Mixed Reality Headset (worth £380) £959 - £999, or laptop only after headset return £684 to £725 @ Amazon

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Found 19th AprEdited by:"rofldinho"
Good mid tier gaming laptop available in 2 screen sizes at 17.3 inches for £999 or 15.6 inches for £959, INCLUDING a VR headset worth £380+. Either HP or Lenovo Mixed Reality Headsets, the HP one seems to be the more valuable one.

The headset can be returned seperately for a £275 refund from Amazon. This makes it £684 for the 15" model, or £725 for the 17" model.

No US keyboard layout, warranty question marks or import tax on this one, and direct from Amazon, so lower risk on several levels should you be unlucky and get a problematic machine.

The 1060 6gb is solid, and although there's a small number of reviews that say the i5 causes a bottleneck, there's many more reviews that say it doesn't.

No free games it seems.

Specs:

Intel Core i5-7300HQ
8 GB RAM
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB Graphics
G-Sync
Windows 10
2 year manufacturers warranty.
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I have GL702VM model. Bought from Amazon wearhouse 20%off deal. Like new condition laptop. Only paid £697. However without VR headset.

Excellent gaming performance. Can run almost all games @ 1080p ultra quality. However RAM is single channel 8gb. SSD is bloody slow. 500Mbps Read/150Mbps Write. I ended up upgrading to 2x8gb Ram kit and ssd to 1TB 860 Evo M.2.
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Would have preferred if it had 16GB ram.
But still a good deal due to the headset included therefore heat from me.
Edited by: "KinPiz" 19th Apr
Oof and a g sync panel too, pretty decent deal.
Great deal. Heat!
I have GL702VM model. Bought from Amazon wearhouse 20%off deal. Like new condition laptop. Only paid £697. However without VR headset.

Excellent gaming performance. Can run almost all games @ 1080p ultra quality. However RAM is single channel 8gb. SSD is bloody slow. 500Mbps Read/150Mbps Write. I ended up upgrading to 2x8gb Ram kit and ssd to 1TB 860 Evo M.2.
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Bigspin8 m ago

I have GL702VM model. Bought from Amazon wearhouse 20%off deal. Like new …I have GL702VM model. Bought from Amazon wearhouse 20%off deal. Like new condition laptop. Only paid £697. However without VR headset. Excellent gaming performance. Can run almost all games @ 1080p ultra quality. However RAM is single channel 8gb. SSD is bloody slow. 500Mbps Read/150Mbps Write. I ended up upgrading to 2x8gb Ram kit and ssd to 1TB 860 Evo M.2.


Thanks for the info! Good to hear it runs well, I have ordered it but was worried about bottlenecks from a couple of the reviews, but then again ASUS will sell thousands of these, if not tens of thousands, so always have to take into account that most people who are happy with the product won't leave reviews (whereas more who are unhappy will leave a negative one).

Did you get the 15 inch or the 17 inch? Also do you know if it's an IPS or a TN panel? One of the answers on Amazon suggests its IPS.
Edited by: "rofldinho" 19th Apr
Having used the much more expensive Microsoft hololens, I felt it was over rated the vr. Plus you need good stereoscopic vision which everyone won't necessarily have. But good deal none the less.
rofldinho24 m ago

Thanks for the info! Good to hear it runs well, I have ordered it but was …Thanks for the info! Good to hear it runs well, I have ordered it but was worried about bottlenecks from a couple of the reviews, but then again ASUS will sell thousands of these, if not tens of thousands, so always have to take into account that most people who are happy with the product won't leave reviews (whereas more who are unhappy will leave a negative one).Did you get the 15 inch or the 17 inch? Also do you know if it's an IPS or a TN panel? One of the answers on Amazon suggests its IPS.


GL5xx 15"/GL7xx 17"

My GL702VM came with IPS 75Hz G-Sync panel. One of the best IPS panels I have seen.
Just bought the 17.3 inch version for 999, the fx503vm from AO will be going back due to the let down TN screen.
i was going to just buy a external monitor, but now I don’t need too
Would amazon refund me for the HP VR headset which I don’t really need, it has been valued at £275as part of my order, I would prefer to give it back rather than sell it on ebay
Edited by: "matlock67" 19th Apr
Bigspin2 h, 51 m ago

I have GL702VM model. Bought from Amazon wearhouse 20%off deal. Like new …I have GL702VM model. Bought from Amazon wearhouse 20%off deal. Like new condition laptop. Only paid £697. However without VR headset. Excellent gaming performance. Can run almost all games @ 1080p ultra quality. However RAM is single channel 8gb. SSD is bloody slow. 500Mbps Read/150Mbps Write. I ended up upgrading to 2x8gb Ram kit and ssd to 1TB 860 Evo M.2.



I'm half tempted to send back the i7 one I bought and go for the i5 17" and the free headset.

However, I'd be giving away RAM, processor and SSD to do it so would be going down a similar upgrade route to you, which would offset the gain of the free headset.

The net result would be a different PC, with a lower grade processor somewhat less suitable for some of the things I'll be doing and also the necessity for me to get in there and swapping stuff out. As it stands, I haven't got any complaints about the performance of what I currently have. Unfortunately, there is no deal to be had on my version or I would do a like for like exchange.

I'm looking at a headset in the near future but from what I can gather the Rift and the Vive are both superior to this HP headset. Maybe those with more knowledge of that could weigh in and confirm/refute that point?
polar1116 m ago

I'm half tempted to send back the i7 one I bought and go for the i5 17" …I'm half tempted to send back the i7 one I bought and go for the i5 17" and the free headset. However, I'd be giving away RAM, processor and SSD to do it so would be going down a similar upgrade route to you, which would offset the gain of the free headset. The net result would be a different PC, with a lower grade processor somewhat less suitable for some of the things I'll be doing and also the necessity for me to get in there and swapping stuff out. As it stands, I haven't got any complaints about the performance of what I currently have. Unfortunately, there is no deal to be had on my version or I would do a like for like exchange. I'm looking at a headset in the near future but from what I can gather the Rift and the Vive are both superior to this HP headset. Maybe those with more knowledge of that could weigh in and confirm/refute that point?


The rift and vive, are much better.
Thanks, that's the kind of confirmation I'm wanting to kill off any stupid temptation that revolves around thoughts of, "Ooooh, free headset. I should totally get this PC then spend the cost of this headset on upgrading it so I can have a free headset!"
Love the WMR headsets. However, They go for around £200 - £250. This HP headset tends to sell close to £200 due to it being the heaviest of the WMR headsets and lower FOV.
ocelot209 h, 18 m ago

Love the WMR headsets. However, They go for around £200 - £250. This HP h …Love the WMR headsets. However, They go for around £200 - £250. This HP headset tends to sell close to £200 due to it being the heaviest of the WMR headsets and lower FOV.


Probably closer to £170/180 now. There's quite a few of these floating about second hand (but boxed as new)
polar11114 h, 15 m ago

I'm looking at a headset in the near future but from what I can gather the …I'm looking at a headset in the near future but from what I can gather the Rift and the Vive are both superior to this HP headset. Maybe those with more knowledge of that could weigh in and confirm/refute that point?


I have never used a VIVE before. However, I did borrow a Rift with 3 sensors from a friend before I bought my own VR headset. I really enjoyed the Rift it worked well. But I hated having the sensors and wires all around my room. I loved the touch controllers but again the sensors where a big issue for me.

So I took the plunge and bought a Lenovo Mixed Reality Headset from CEX for £235 and it was pretty much brand new. The upgraded resolution on the WMR headset was noticeable and obviously welcome (1440p per eye on the WMR and 1200 per eye on rift). I love the fact that you have no need for sensors for the WMR and it's works great as does room scale. The controllers are fine but I do prefer the rift controllers. So in my honest opinion I do prefer the WMR headsets to the Rift.

I have played a fair few VR games via Steam with the WMR most of them don't officially support WMR (yet) but work fine with no issues. Steam simply thinks you are using a VIVE when playing unsupported games. Only 1 game I have noticed a minor issue when using the WMR headset. Hotdogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. When reloading some pistols it's hard due to the size of the controllers. They clatter together when trying to load the clips. However, This is easily fixed by turning on no clip in the options.
polar11115 h, 2 m ago

I'm half tempted to send back the i7 one I bought and go for the i5 17" …I'm half tempted to send back the i7 one I bought and go for the i5 17" and the free headset. However, I'd be giving away RAM, processor and SSD to do it so would be going down a similar upgrade route to you, which would offset the gain of the free headset. The net result would be a different PC, with a lower grade processor somewhat less suitable for some of the things I'll be doing and also the necessity for me to get in there and swapping stuff out. As it stands, I haven't got any complaints about the performance of what I currently have. Unfortunately, there is no deal to be had on my version or I would do a like for like exchange. I'm looking at a headset in the near future but from what I can gather the Rift and the Vive are both superior to this HP headset. Maybe those with more knowledge of that could weigh in and confirm/refute that point?



You have no complaints with your current laptop, yet you think you can return it after opening it up using it?

This is the issue with DSR returns, because this isn't what it was intended for, yes you can open the box carefully and inspect the goods, like you would in a shop.. but using it and being happy with it then changing your mind because a cheaper one is available is just abuse of this.

They need to crack down harder on this scummy and all too frequent mindset
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 20th Apr
jayjayuk12341 h, 51 m ago

You have no complaints with your current laptop, yet you think you can …You have no complaints with your current laptop, yet you think you can return it after opening it up using it?This is the issue with DSR returns, because this isn't what it was intended for, yes you can open the box carefully and inspect the goods, like you would in a shop.. but using it and being happy with it then changing your mind because a cheaper one is available is just abuse of this.They need to crack down harder on this scummy and all too frequent mindset


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matlock6719th Apr

Would amazon refund me for the HP VR headset which I don’t really need, it …Would amazon refund me for the HP VR headset which I don’t really need, it has been valued at £275as part of my order, I would prefer to give it back rather than sell it on ebay


Just had mine delivered, and I have submitted a return for the headset with the refund amount being £275.33. Just going to check out reviews to see if it might be worth keeping before returning.

Would make this 17 inch model £724.64, which for brand new with 2 year warranty isn't bad at all.
rofldinho24 m ago

Just had mine delivered, and I have submitted a return for the headset …Just had mine delivered, and I have submitted a return for the headset with the refund amount being £275.33. Just going to check out reviews to see if it might be worth keeping before returning.Would make this 17 inch model £724.64, which for brand new with 2 year warranty isn't bad at all.


didnt know you could do that as is sold as bundle?
rofldinho59 m ago

Just had mine delivered, and I have submitted a return for the headset …Just had mine delivered, and I have submitted a return for the headset with the refund amount being £275.33. Just going to check out reviews to see if it might be worth keeping before returning.Would make this 17 inch model £724.64, which for brand new with 2 year warranty isn't bad at all.


Brilliant how did you ask for the return, will do the same, did you get the email for the games ? I havent
Edited by: "matlock67" 21st Apr
Just ordered, two different delivery dates for each item. If they refund the mixed reality I'll keep it.
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matlock6748 m ago

Brilliant how did you ask for the return, will do the same, did you get …Brilliant how did you ask for the return, will do the same, did you get the email for the games ? I havent


Return through the normal order summary page where you click "return an item". The order has 2 items so can return either laptop or headset or both.
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powerbrick8 h, 4 m ago

didnt know you could do that as is sold as bundle?


Counts as 2 items in the order so am able to return 1 (or 2) items.

Ill add a screenshot.

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Edited by: "rofldinho" 21st Apr
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matlock6758 m ago

Brilliant how did you ask for the return, will do the same, did you get …Brilliant how did you ask for the return, will do the same, did you get the email for the games ? I havent



No email for the games yet. Will ask by chat again, I asked by chat when it was dispatched but was given a generic "game codes are emailed after dispatch, it may take a few days".
They are investigating about the games, should be emailed withing 24 hours
rofldinho47 m ago

Counts as 2 items in the order.Ill add a screenshot. [Image]


Cheers, noticed after ordered.

Will probably upgrade the ram and add an nvme with the savings, maybe a firecuda to replace the 1tb.
powerbrick33 m ago

Cheers, noticed after ordered.Will probably upgrade the ram and add an …Cheers, noticed after ordered.Will probably upgrade the ram and add an nvme with the savings, maybe a firecuda to replace the 1tb.


After ordering can you not just cancel the headset? Just wondering
KinPiz1 h, 32 m ago

After ordering can you not just cancel the headset? Just wondering


You can't, no. It's a single bundle.
Likely cost to send the VR headset back, however this laptop for £725 is brilliant
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Free return for me.
Just ordered. WIll also try and return the headset, was looking for a 17 inch laptop for my wife. Thanks
Thanks OP! just ordered the 15" ... @£959
Edited by: "sam.smith" 22nd Apr
rofldinho18 h, 29 m ago

Free return for me.


What reason did you give? Sometimes they charge postage to return, not certain if it’s free if you have prime.
OOS
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KinPiz4 h, 32 m ago

OOS


Can still be ordered, just may take a few weeks to be delivered.
bought an SM961 NVME and an extra stick of 8GB, should all be here on Tuesday
powerbrick10 h, 17 m ago

bought an SM961 NVME and an extra stick of 8GB, should all be here on …bought an SM961 NVME and an extra stick of 8GB, should all be here on Tuesday


How much does it cost for the SSD and ram. Could you post as link to them if possible?
KinPiz2 h, 10 m ago

How much does it cost for the SSD and ram. Could you post as link to them …How much does it cost for the SSD and ram. Could you post as link to them if possible?


bought the RAM from CEX online, £36.50inc
256GB NVME from a tech forum, used, £65inc

considering either a Firecuda 2TB or just a fast 4TB for slower storage.
Did anyone get the master key for the games?

just had a fairly heated exchange with amazon CS over them not emailing me yesterday when they promised, it seems today they are hiding behind the t&c saying it’s up to Intel.
amazon CS rep just said we dont know how the promotions work and how they are triggered and said I’ll have to contact intel directly to see if the promotion as ended.

woeful really, I don’t mind not getting the master key but amazons attitude was
matlock6721st Apr

Likely cost to send the VR headset back, however this laptop for £725 is …Likely cost to send the VR headset back, however this laptop for £725 is brilliant



matlock672 h, 30 m ago

Costing me £3.99 to send the headset back, don’t mind , it means the 17 …Costing me £3.99 to send the headset back, don’t mind , it means the 17inch laptop cost me less than £730 , brilliant deal



Is the return tracked? Assuming they collect it? Or do you have to send via dhl?

Wouldn't want the parcel to get lost.
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