ASUS ROG FX503 15.6 Inch i5 8GB 1TB GTX1060 Gaming Laptop  was £799.99 then £749.99 now £699.99 @ argos
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ASUS ROG FX503 15.6 Inch i5 8GB 1TB GTX1060 Gaming Laptop was £799.99 then £749.99 now £699.99 @ argos

£699.99Argos Deals
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Found 24th Feb
Model number: FX503VM-DM003T.

CPU, Memory and Operating System:

  • Intel Core i5 7300HQ processor.
  • Quad core processor.
  • 2.5GHz processor speed.
  • 8GB RAM DDR4.
  • 1TB HDD storage.
  • Hard drive speed 5400RPM.
  • Microsoft Windows 10.
Display features:

  • 15.6 inch screen.
  • High definition display.
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Graphics:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 3GB RAM GDDR5.
  • Dedicated graphics card.
Interfaces and connectivity:

  • SD media card reader.
  • Secure Digital (SD), .
  • 1 USB 2.0 port.
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports.
  • 1 Ethernet port.
  • 1 HDMI port.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Wi-Fi enabled.
Multimedia features:

  • HD webcam.
  • Built-in mic.
  • Built-in audio sound system.
Software included: yes.

General features:

  • Up to 4 hours battery life.
  • Size H2.3, W38.4, D26.2cm.
  • Weight 2.6kg.
  • EAN: 4712900922288.
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Be aware its the GTX 1060 3Gb version.
mojo511010 m ago

Be aware its the GTX 1060 3Gb version.


and the i5 CPU (7th gen) is nowhere near the 8th gen so personally I would avoid this deal and go for something from another retailer equipped with i5 8300H and a GTX 1050Ti (4Gb version) that would blow this config out of the water.
Thank you op for your effort though.
Robert.Roberrt9 m ago

and the i5 CPU (7th gen) is nowhere near the 8th gen so personally I would …and the i5 CPU (7th gen) is nowhere near the 8th gen so personally I would avoid this deal and go for something from another retailer equipped with i5 8300H and a GTX 1050Ti (4Gb version) that would blow this config out of the water. Thank you op for your effort though.


Well it wouldn't "blow" it out the water as the 1050ti for gaming is considerably worse than the 1060.
The Argos reviews sell it for me
ritchiedrama41 m ago

Well it wouldn't "blow" it out the water as the 1050ti for gaming is …Well it wouldn't "blow" it out the water as the 1050ti for gaming is considerably worse than the 1060.


Which 1060. That is the point one performs significantly better then the other.
mojo51103 m ago

Which 1060. That is the point one performs significantly better then the …Which 1060. That is the point one performs significantly better then the other.


One performs slightly better than the other, not significantly. The 1050ti however is a lot worse than a 1060, as I said.
ritchiedrama50 m ago

Well it wouldn't "blow" it out the water as the 1050ti for gaming is …Well it wouldn't "blow" it out the water as the 1050ti for gaming is considerably worse than the 1060.


I didn't see any cfg using 1060 @ £700 to be honest , that is why i said the other option 8300H + 1050ti would be my go to, I was relating it to the price point in question. Anyway, that is just my opinion, based on the last few weeks and the laptops I've seen.
Robert.Roberrt17 m ago

I didn't see any cfg using 1060 @ £700 to be honest , that is why i said …I didn't see any cfg using 1060 @ £700 to be honest , that is why i said the other option 8300H + 1050ti would be my go to, I was relating it to the price point in question. Anyway, that is just my opinion, based on the last few weeks and the laptops I've seen.


Well you're correct about the CPUs but if you were buying a laptop for gaming. The 1060 is much better as I said.
Robert.Roberrt1 h, 27 m ago

and the i5 CPU (7th gen) is nowhere near the 8th gen so personally I would …and the i5 CPU (7th gen) is nowhere near the 8th gen so personally I would avoid this deal and go for something from another retailer equipped with i5 8300H and a GTX 1050Ti (4Gb version) that would blow this config out of the water. Thank you op for your effort though.


When it comes to gaming, the GPU matters far more. So people will just have to decide why they want a laptop like this. If it is for gaming, then picking the superior GPU is a no brainer.

It'll destroy the configuration you quoted in virtually every game around, usually by large margins. We're talking over 30 percent faster on most games, as much as 50 percent faster even with a slower CPU.
15-20% percent of you wanna quote actual tests (search on YouTube). And this laptop has severe cooling problems... Like I said, just my opinion.
It should also be noted that this model has a 120Hz screen
It's a nice machine in this price range (I have a similar model, i7 and 1070). The problem with gaming laptops is there's only two flavours. Ones that are over a grand and can withstand the heat (literal and figurative), and ones that will basically melt after a few months of the fans blaring and rendering your graphics on the lowest setting.

This one might just endure more than a few months, graphics on medium... Or maybe it'll last for years. It depends what you throw at it, I suppose.
Dan_the_man282 h, 42 m ago

It should also be noted that this model has a 120Hz screen


I bought this laptop a couple weeks ago when it was £750. The FX503 has a few variants. This particular model has a really horrible 60hz 6bit TN panel which I had to replace with an IPS as it was really bad.
I would agree with Ritchiedrama here, for gaming a 7300HQ with a 1060 ( call this laptop number 1) would perform better than a laptop with a 8300cpu and a 1050ti (call this laptop number 2). Laptop number 2 would be bottlenecked by the 1050ti gpu before the 7300HQ bottlenecked laptop number 1.

You want to aim for similar spec parts on a laptop so all parts bottleneck around the same time.

Laptop 1= CPU say 75/100, GPU 75/100
Laptop 2= CPU 85/100, GPU 60/100

Therefore you get 60% performance for laptop 2, whereas you get 75% performance for laptop 1. The above is of course for illustrative purposes only.
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 24th Feb
Quikgoner15 h, 50 m ago

I bought this laptop a couple weeks ago when it was £750. The FX503 has a …I bought this laptop a couple weeks ago when it was £750. The FX503 has a few variants. This particular model has a really horrible 60hz 6bit TN panel which I had to replace with an IPS as it was really bad.


Won't be good for you warranty swapping over the display
trevcjohnson36 m ago

Won't be good for you warranty swapping over the display


The warranty is obviously gone. I’m not advising anyone do this, just sharing my experiences. Also probably worth adding, they had a warranty sticker over one of the 2.5” hdd mounting screws. So if you change the hard drive the warranty is also void.
Robert.Roberrt24th Feb

and the i5 CPU (7th gen) is nowhere near the 8th gen so personally I would …and the i5 CPU (7th gen) is nowhere near the 8th gen so personally I would avoid this deal and go for something from another retailer equipped with i5 8300H and a GTX 1050Ti (4Gb version) that would blow this config out of the water. Thank you op for your effort though.


Cpu performance hasn't changed much over the past decade. It is unlikely that the cpu utilisation will reach 100% unless you run lots of programs in the background. The GTX 1060 is a lot more powerful than the 1050ti look at the graphs.
fjfj5 h, 39 m ago

Cpu performance hasn't changed much over the past decade. It is unlikely …Cpu performance hasn't changed much over the past decade. It is unlikely that the cpu utilisation will reach 100% unless you run lots of programs in the background. The GTX 1060 is a lot more powerful than the 1050ti look at the graphs.


Yes got there in the end was looking at the wrong things
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