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ASUS ROG G703GX-E5008R 17.3 Inch G-Sync Display Gaming Laptop - (Black) (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB, Intel i9-8950HK)  £2799.99 @  Amazon
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ASUS ROG G703GX-E5008R 17.3 Inch G-Sync Display Gaming Laptop - (Black) (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB, Intel i9-8950HK) £2799.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 3rd Oct
ASUS ROG G703GX-E5008R 17.3 Inch G-Sync Display Gaming Laptop - (Black) (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB, Intel i9-8950HK, 32 GB RAM, 1.5 TB PCI-e SSD, Windows 10)

Currently reduced by a considerable amount, total beast of a laptop.
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Dunno why it says £279.99! Correct price is obviously £2799.99
Title says £279.99 would of bought 10 at that price haha.
cod03/10/2019 22:09

Dunno why it says £279.99! Correct price is obviously £2799.99


Maybe edit the title so no one votes hot by mistake
£2800 for a laptop....
JohnnyRoller03/10/2019 22:22

£2800 for a laptop....


Yeah, but that's quite a bit cheaper than the normal price...
Sounds like a bargain?
zcaprd703/10/2019 22:20

Sounds like a bargain?


Well, considering it's normally around £4K, it is a bargain!
Just wait for next year's laptops, rtx 3080 only £4999 ( reduced from £5999 rrp so a bargain )
JohnnyRoller03/10/2019 22:22

£2800 for a laptop....


£30000 for a car... £5000 for a bike... £20 for a pack of cigarettes...
Sorry but not good imo. My Asus Scar 2 was £1400, rtx 2070, i7 8th gen, 16gb, 2tb NVME and 2tb ssd. Considerably thinner albeit 15inch 144hz not 17inch. But this I would consider this to be permanently on the desk, wouldn't want this on my lap would you?

I would just get a desktop for considerably cheaper seeing as this thing basically is one.
Edited by: "tjc2005" 3rd Oct
tjc200503/10/2019 23:53

Sorry but not good imo. My Asus Scar 2 was £1400, rtx 2070, i7 8th gen, …Sorry but not good imo. My Asus Scar 2 was £1400, rtx 2070, i7 8th gen, 16gb, 2tb NVME and 2tb ssd. Considerably thinner albeit 15inch 144hz not 17inch. But this I would consider this to be permanently on the desk, wouldn't want this on my lap would you?I would just get a desktop for considerably cheaper seeing as this thing basically is one.



A "laptop" (or "notebook"), albeit as the name originally implied, is no longer necessarily solely for using on your lap!

Then again, when these machines first became available (replacing the previously titled "luggables") they got so hot over prolonged usage that you probably would not favour using them in this manner anyway. Such devices have always had the convenience of portability to other locations, though.

Being on a desk, say, at home, 99% of the time makes the increased price seem excessive, but for that 1% of the time you wish to take the machine elsewhere, carrying a single device (rather than a desktop/mini/tower machine, a screen, a keyboard, & a mouse) may make the higher price worthwhile (to others, in their opinion).

My almost-permanent desk-bound 17-inch 8th Generation Intel Core i9-8950HK 2TB (1TB HDD + 1TB SDD) 32Gb GTX 1080 "laptop" is not particularly heavy nor cumbersome to move, but I am used to 17-inch PCs having exclusively purchased this screen size for the last 15 or so years & previous (17-inch) machines were used at various locations on a daily basis.

I have been using portable machines since the late 1980s, & today's "laptops" are nowhere near as cumbersome as the first ten to fifteen years' worth of the similar form factor!


@cod This is a good saving on the typical retail price, but that does not mean it is a great "Deal" for a majority of the site members that may not see the benefit in paying even the reduced price for this item.

If I was buying today I would probably prefer either of these two models; most likely the second of the two:

ASUS ROG G703GXR 17.3 Inch 144 Hz 3 ms G-Sync Display Gaming Laptop - (Black) (Intel i7-9750H, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB PCI-e SSD + 1 TB SSHD, Win 10)
£2,699.99

ASUS ROG G703GXR 17.3 Inch 144 Hz 3ms G-Sync Display Gaming Laptop - Black (Intel i9-9980HK, Nvidia RTX 2080 8 GB, 32 GB RAM, 1TB PCI-e SSD + 1 TB SSHD, Win 10 Pro)
£3199.99

That said, if anybody is considering such a purchase, & is not in dire need of a machine today, I would recommend waiting until the fourth week in November when the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales period occurs.
fanpages04/10/2019 03:44

A "laptop" (or "notebook"), albeit as the name originally implied, is no …A "laptop" (or "notebook"), albeit as the name originally implied, is no longer necessarily solely for using on your lap!Then again, when these machines first became available (replacing the previously titled "luggables") they got so hot over prolonged usage that you probably would not favour using them in this manner anyway. Such devices have always had the convenience of portability to other locations, though.Being on a desk, say, at home, 99% of the time makes the increased price seem excessive, but for that 1% of the time you wish to take the machine elsewhere, carrying a single device (rather than a desktop/mini/tower machine, a screen, a keyboard, & a mouse) may make the higher price worthwhile (to others, in their opinion).My almost-permanent desk-bound 17-inch 8th Generation Intel Core i9-8950HK 2TB (1TB HDD + 1TB SDD) 32Gb GTX 1080 "laptop" is not particularly heavy nor cumbersome to move, but I am used to 17-inch PCs having exclusively purchased this screen size for the last 15 or so years & previous (17-inch) machines were used at various locations on a daily basis.I have been using portable machines since the late 1980s, & today's "laptops" are nowhere near as cumbersome as the first ten to fifteen years' worth of the similar form factor!@cod This is a good saving on the typical retail price, but that does not mean it is a great "Deal" for a majority of the site members that may not see the benefit in paying even the reduced price for this item.If I was buying today I would probably prefer either of these two models; most likely the second of the two:ASUS ROG G703GXR 17.3 Inch 144 Hz 3 ms G-Sync Display Gaming Laptop - (Black) (Intel i7-9750H, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB PCI-e SSD + 1 TB SSHD, Win 10)£2,699.99 ASUS ROG G703GXR 17.3 Inch 144 Hz 3ms G-Sync Display Gaming Laptop - Black (Intel i9-9980HK, Nvidia RTX 2080 8 GB, 32 GB RAM, 1TB PCI-e SSD + 1 TB SSHD, Win 10 Pro) £3199.99That said, if anybody is considering such a purchase, & is not in dire need of a machine today, I would recommend waiting until the fourth week in November when the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales period occurs.



Personally. For this kind of money I would say get a good desktop and an OK decent gaming laptop. Then you don't even have to worry about that 1% of the time you might move it around.

Or just buy a decent gaming laptop to use at the desk that isn't the weight and thickness of this thing, so you can still take it away in your bag with you. Those can be had around 1k to 1.5k for a good spec. With decent resale value a year on.

I just can't see the advantage of a device this bulky anymore, who is it aimed at? Just pick one of the two options I said earlier.

I highly doubt this will have anywhere near as good resale value as a slim lightweight good specced laptop. It already looks dated and most people will pick looks over a small increase in specs for laptops that will be outdated in a year or two. I still have my Alienware m15 32gb ram with a gtx 1070 which I'll be selling soon, and I'm likely only going to lose about £200 on it. Just shop around for better offers like November etc as you mentioned.
tjc200504/10/2019 04:02

Personally. For this kind of money I would say get a good desktop and an …Personally. For this kind of money I would say get a good desktop and an OK decent gaming laptop. Then you don't even have to worry about that 1% of the time you might move it around.


The suggestion of 1% was just to demonstrate it could be moved. The location usage will obviously differ between owners.

My main (17-inch / almost 5kg) laptop I used before my current model was used at home (for, maybe, four or five hours per weekday & for most of the hours of a weekend I was working) & I took it with me to a client site during weekdays for up to 12 hours per day.

tjc200504/10/2019 04:02

Or just buy a decent gaming laptop to use at the desk that isn't the …Or just buy a decent gaming laptop to use at the desk that isn't the weight and thickness of this thing, so you can still take it away in your bag with you.


The weight & size of this device (or mine, or others like it) is not a problem for me. Perhaps you just prefer a smaller form factor. It is subjective, of course.

tjc200504/10/2019 04:02

Those can be had around 1k to 1.5k for a good spec. With decent resale …Those can be had around 1k to 1.5k for a good spec. With decent resale value a year on.


I have never re-sold a laptop as I have neved needed to. If you do that, then fine, but not everybody does.

Equally, I would never buy a used laptop.

tjc200504/10/2019 04:02

I just can't see the advantage of a device this bulky anymore, who is it …I just can't see the advantage of a device this bulky anymore, who is it aimed at?


Me, for instance.

tjc200504/10/2019 04:02

Just pick one of the two options I said earlier. I highly doubt this will …Just pick one of the two options I said earlier. I highly doubt this will have anywhere near as good resale value as a slim lightweight good specced laptop. It already looks dated and most people will pick looks over a small increase in specs for laptops that will be outdated in a year or two. I still have my Alienware m15 32gb ram with a gtx 1070 which I'll be selling soon, and I'm likely only going to lose about £200 on it. Just shop around for better offers like November etc as you mentioned.


Again, not everybody wants/needs to re-sell their equipment. I buy above the typical specification required in order for my machines to be somewhat future-proof for a number of years.

I also don't care what it looks like. If you are driven by aesthetics, so be it, but the right specification to me is more important than a colour or a chassis style.

Good luck with your sale.


PS. For the record; I also have a mini tower PC with a similar specification. 64Gb of RAM, & a slightly slower processor, but with a better video card.
Edited by: "fanpages" 4th Oct
fanpages04/10/2019 06:28

The suggestion of 1% was just to demonstrate it could be moved. The …The suggestion of 1% was just to demonstrate it could be moved. The location usage will obviously differ between owners.My main (17-inch / almost 5kg) laptop I used before my current model was used at home (for, maybe, four or five hours per weekday & for most of the hours of a weekend I was working) & I took it with me to a client site during weekdays for up to 12 hours per day.The weight & size of this device (or mine, or others like it) is not a problem for me. Perhaps you just prefer a smaller form factor. It is subjective, of course.I have never re-sold a laptop as I have neved needed to. If you do that, then fine, but not everybody does.Equally, I would never buy a used laptop.Me, for instance.Again, not everybody wants/needs to re-sale their equipment. I buy above the typical specification required in order for my machines to be somewhat future-proof for a number of years.I also don't care what it looks like. If you are driven by aesthetics, so be it, but the right specification to me is more important than a colour or a chassis style.Good luck with your sale.


It's not about aesthetics for me, but it is about portability, and I'm sure most people would pick a light thin laptop over a bulky heavy one. It's all personal opinion, but a smaller laptop (and I mean thinner) with similar specs isn't going to drag behind this thing in performance.

I still don't see who it's aimed at seeing as you can get similar laptops in a thinner chassis but if you like it then who cares.
tjc200504/10/2019 06:40

It's not about aesthetics for me, but it is about portability, and I'm …It's not about aesthetics for me, but it is about portability, and I'm sure most people would pick a light thin laptop over a bulky heavy one.


The screen size adds weight. The increased fan components add depth of the chassis. It is only "bulky" compared with less powerful/lower-specified machines.


tjc200504/10/2019 06:40

It's all personal opinion, but a smaller laptop (and I mean thinner) with …It's all personal opinion, but a smaller laptop (and I mean thinner) with similar specs isn't going to drag behind this thing in performance.


Yes, as I said, it is subjective. Can you find a thinner laptop with similar specifications; including CPU, RAM, video card, & hard drive capacity? All of these components need sufficient cooling. A thiner chassis is not going to be able to cope as, from the comments on the Amazon (UK) product page, the fans on this machine are (also) loud.

tjc200504/10/2019 06:40

I still don't see who it's aimed at seeing as you can get similar laptops …I still don't see who it's aimed at seeing as you can get similar laptops in a thinner chassis but if you like it then who cares.


You care by the sounds of it as you cannot see why others do not share your view.

Again, that is fine. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. What you are failing to see is that your own viewpoint is not the only one.
fanpages04/10/2019 06:51

The screen size adds weight. The increased fan components add depth of …The screen size adds weight. The increased fan components add depth of the chassis. It is only "bulky" compared with less powerful/lower-specified machines.Yes, as I said, it is subjective. Can you find a thinner laptop with similar specifications; including CPU, RAM, video card, & hard drive capacity? All of these components need sufficient cooling. A thiner chassis is not going to be able to cope as, from the comments on the Amazon (UK) product page, the fans on this machine are (also) loud.You care by the sounds of it as you cannot see why others do not share your view.Again, that is fine. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. What you are failing to see is that your own viewpoint is not the only one.


Nah I really don't care, but still here's something you might be interested in on eBay with similar specs, there's actually quite a few similar specced ones on ebay that are thinner too. Anyway it seems to me like you're getting a bit worked up to defend your purchase, so I'll leave it at that.
Edited by: "tjc2005" 4th Oct
tjc200504/10/2019 06:58

Nah I really don't care, but still here's something you might be …Nah I really don't care, but still here's something you might be interested in on eBay with similar specs, there's actually quite a few similar specced ones on ebay that are thinner too. Anyway it seems to me like you're getting a bit worked up to defend your purchase, so I'll leave it at that.



I'm not looking to buy another laptop for many years as I mentioned above.

I have no need to defend my purchase to you, or to anybody else.

You don't care anyway so, yes, leave it to those that do.
tjc200504/10/2019 06:58

Nah I really don't care, but still here's something you might be …Nah I really don't care, but still here's something you might be interested in on eBay with similar specs, there's actually quite a few similar specced ones on ebay that are thinner too. Anyway it seems to me like you're getting a bit worked up to defend your purchase, so I'll leave it at that.


Used, and with a Korean keyboard...
Anyway, point being, this may not be to everyone's taste, and that's fine, but it IS a deal, because it's considerably cheaper than the normal RRP. If you don't like it don't buy it. Simple.
Edited by: "cod" 4th Oct
cod04/10/2019 10:31

Used, and with a Korean keyboard...


I said similar, it's easily changed anyway... And just look on ebay loads of others.
Edited by: "tjc2005" 4th Oct
cod04/10/2019 10:34

Anyway, point being, this may not be to everyone's taste, and that's fine, …Anyway, point being, this may not be to everyone's taste, and that's fine, but it IS a deal, because it's considerably cheaper than the normal RRP. If you don't like it don't buy it. Simple.


It's not about taste it's just ridiculously bad value. This site isn't just about value off rrp
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