ASUS ROG Strix 17.3in Laptop, i5, 128gb SSD/ 1TB HDD, 8gb RAM, GTX 1060 6GB DDR5 for under a grand  @ Currys/eBay
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ASUS ROG Strix 17.3in Laptop, i5, 128gb SSD/ 1TB HDD, 8gb RAM, GTX 1060 6GB DDR5 for under a grand @ Currys/eBay

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Edited by:"lump"Found 9th Oct
Granted you can get this sort of spec for cheaper, but ASUS make good laptops and use good components.

I have this particular model, and the slim bezel makes it seem smaller than the 17.3 inch screen suggests.

The processor is an i5 6300hq, which in my experience has never been an issue. The dedicated graphics are the powerhouse here.

There are only a few left so be quick

Spec for reference:
Intel Core i5 6300hq Skylake
8GB RAM
128 GB mSATA SSD and 1TB HDD
nVidia GTX 1060 with 6GB DDR5
Backlit Keyboard
3 x USB, 1 x Thunderbolt, 1 x USB C
17.3in Full HD IPS Panel with G Sync


BIG UPDATE - this has been reduced to £679!! Amazing bargain if there are any left

Top comments

Omg I totally agree with Ritchie here.
This is a completely unbalanced CPU/GPU combo. Rather than this crap i5/GTX 1060 combo (LOL are u kidding me ASUS?!), I would rather invest in a laptop with a better CPU and could maybe compromise on the GPU a little bit.
Since this is a 17.3 inch laptop I would look for one with a 16 core i9-7960x paired with a GT 730. Sure, the GT 730 isn't quite as powerful as this 1060 here, but the CPU is decent enough for some light video editing.

Like Ritchie, I do enjoy some casual bicep flexing from time to time, so it would be nice to at least come home from the gym to enjoy some downtime on my gaming laptop, and give my guns a little bit of a rest. In fact, the i9-7960x would be perfect for enhancing the contours on my arms using MS Paint (i'm not all brawn, you know.. I HAVE ADVANCED PAINT SKILLS).

The issue is, I do suffer from social anxiety, so I'm a little hesitant to purchase such a laptop on the highstreet (OMG I hate talking to people pls send help), so I'm hoping my boi Richie could lend me a hand. I heard once that "Roadman Ritchie" walked into Maplin and slammed the manager to the floor because he tried to sell him an i5. LOL, as if Ritchie would accept that crap in 2k17.

Come on Ritchie, help a brother out and get me a sick laptop deal.

ritchiedrama7 m ago

60 fps is not a good gaming experience.


Totally agree. Heck, even 144Hz is awful. I don't think I will enjoy gaming until the standard refresh rate of monitors is at least measured in GHz.

ritchiedrama2 m ago

Always a compromise with laptops it seems. Decent-ish GPU, crap CPU.All a …Always a compromise with laptops it seems. Decent-ish GPU, crap CPU.All a waste imo.

How is that a crap CPU? You know an i5 is the sweet spot for gaming... You don't NEED an i7 you know? And also it's a 6th gen proper quad core HQ version...

Bloody good spec for this money really!
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Always a compromise with laptops it seems. Decent-ish GPU, crap CPU.

All a waste imo.

ritchiedrama2 m ago

Always a compromise with laptops it seems. Decent-ish GPU, crap CPU.All a …Always a compromise with laptops it seems. Decent-ish GPU, crap CPU.All a waste imo.

How is that a crap CPU? You know an i5 is the sweet spot for gaming... You don't NEED an i7 you know? And also it's a 6th gen proper quad core HQ version...

Bloody good spec for this money really!

api1821 m ago

How is that a crap CPU? You know an i5 is the sweet spot for gaming... You …How is that a crap CPU? You know an i5 is the sweet spot for gaming... You don't NEED an i7 you know? And also it's a 6th gen proper quad core HQ version...Bloody good spec for this money really!


You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? Man, get out of here, if you still think an i5 is the sweet spot for gaming in 2017, then you go ahead and waste your money on crap, I don't even care.

ritchiedrama2 m ago

You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? …You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? Man, get out of here, if you still think an i5 is the sweet spot for gaming in 2017, then you go ahead and waste your money on crap, I don't even care.

Hey relax guy take a load off

ritchiedrama3 m ago

You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? …You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? Man, get out of here, if you still think an i5 is the sweet spot for gaming in 2017, then you go ahead and waste your money on crap, I don't even care.


Keep taking those steroids...

Bilbo196856 s ago

Keep taking those steroids...


What? You think because someone points out stupidity of others comments that must mean 'steroids'? lmao

you probably suffer from social anxiety and are scared of confrontration and the real world.

Woah... this is 6000 passmark
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

and it's a 1060 for gpu

that is fairly balanced to me!

i have a xeon e5620 (slightly worse cpu 5000 passmark) with an rx470 (similar gpu) and everything runs at 1080p max. The only game my GPU is bottlenecked by my CPU is GTA V but I still have graphics at highest settings for 30fps

If you would use a gaming laptop regularly eg play while travelling, this is pretty good.

I have personally bought a cheaper laptop and use a desktop but that's because I mainly play games at home

ritchiedrama15 m ago

Always a compromise with laptops it seems. Decent-ish GPU, crap CPU.All a …Always a compromise with laptops it seems. Decent-ish GPU, crap CPU.All a waste imo.


I strongly disagree. That CPU is more than capable of pairing with a 1060. It's also a 6gb non max-q GPU.

For under a grand that's a solid deal. Don't quote me but doesn't this model also have IPS @ 75hz w/ gsync?

Depending what you want it for, this is a decent deal in my opinion.

ritchiedrama17 m ago

Always a compromise with laptops it seems. Decent-ish GPU, crap CPU.All a …Always a compromise with laptops it seems. Decent-ish GPU, crap CPU.All a waste imo.


That's a silly comment.

quite a few gaming videos on youtube this is overwatch but several others by same author

ritchiedrama33 m ago

You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? …You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? Man, get out of here, if you still think an i5 is the sweet spot for gaming in 2017, then you go ahead and waste your money on crap, I don't even care.

What an idiot...

What do you expect from a laptop at this price?

My desktop with its 4670k and GTX 1070 is still giving me Ultra @ 1080p on all the latest games and that's a 4th gen i5!

So seriously, wtf are you on about? This is a solid deal at this price and spec!

api1827 m ago

What an idiot... What do you expect from a laptop at this price?My desktop …What an idiot... What do you expect from a laptop at this price?My desktop with its 4670k and GTX 1070 is still giving me Ultra @ 1080p on all the latest games and that's a 4th gen i5! So seriously, wtf are you on about? This is a solid deal at this price and spec!


you're the kind of person that thinks 60fps is ok.

ritchiedrama3 m ago

you're the kind of person that thinks 60fps is ok.

Yep!

I'm also the kind of person that's married, has kids, a mortgage and a life outside of gaming so at some point compromises are happily made...
Edited by: "api182" 9th Oct

api18216 m ago

Yep! I'm also the kind of person that's married, has kids, a mortgage …Yep! I'm also the kind of person that's married, has kids, a mortgage and a life outside of gaming so at some point compromises are happily made...


Didn't ask for yer life story fella.

i5 6300 is perfectly fine for 1080p/60fps

It's a well reviewed laptop and has been selling by the bucket load. Decent price - although this particular spec was selling for £899 back in August on A.O.com (price inc the £100 cashback) It's probably the lowest priced 1060 laptop in the UK right now.

This is a great machine for 1080p gaming

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Should also add, Asus deem this spec worthy of their VR Ready sticker, not that I'd ever try.

It also has a G-sync screen.

Another good thing is I won't need the central heating on over winter when this is running - nice and toasty.

No confirmation that the screen is IPS.Should have been listed in specs if it was. Deal breaker.

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Bully5 m ago

No confirmation that the screen is IPS.Should have been listed in specs if …No confirmation that the screen is IPS.Should have been listed in specs if it was. Deal breaker.


I have this exact laptop. Typing on it now. It is 100% IPS goodness.

Omg I totally agree with Ritchie here.
This is a completely unbalanced CPU/GPU combo. Rather than this crap i5/GTX 1060 combo (LOL are u kidding me ASUS?!), I would rather invest in a laptop with a better CPU and could maybe compromise on the GPU a little bit.
Since this is a 17.3 inch laptop I would look for one with a 16 core i9-7960x paired with a GT 730. Sure, the GT 730 isn't quite as powerful as this 1060 here, but the CPU is decent enough for some light video editing.

Like Ritchie, I do enjoy some casual bicep flexing from time to time, so it would be nice to at least come home from the gym to enjoy some downtime on my gaming laptop, and give my guns a little bit of a rest. In fact, the i9-7960x would be perfect for enhancing the contours on my arms using MS Paint (i'm not all brawn, you know.. I HAVE ADVANCED PAINT SKILLS).

The issue is, I do suffer from social anxiety, so I'm a little hesitant to purchase such a laptop on the highstreet (OMG I hate talking to people pls send help), so I'm hoping my boi Richie could lend me a hand. I heard once that "Roadman Ritchie" walked into Maplin and slammed the manager to the floor because he tried to sell him an i5. LOL, as if Ritchie would accept that crap in 2k17.

Come on Ritchie, help a brother out and get me a sick laptop deal.

This looks like the 17" version of my year old gaming laptop. I got the i7 and 16gb (instead of i5 and 8gb) but no SSD. I remember that there are some heat issues with the 17" laptop to be wary of but in terms of value for money, this costs less than my 15" for a comparable spec. I reckon that most games will run almost identically on the two machines.

Horses for courses, as already mentioned this would be great for gaming on the go, but if this is for home/stationary gaming save yourself some money and get a desktop.

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ritchiedrama2 h, 1 m ago

You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? …You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? Man, get out of here, if you still think an i5 is the sweet spot for gaming in 2017, then you go ahead and waste your money on crap, I don't even care.


To be fair, this is a 2016 model...

hanpan9993 m ago

Omg I totally agree with Ritchie here.This is a completely unbalanced …Omg I totally agree with Ritchie here.This is a completely unbalanced CPU/GPU combo. Rather than this crap i5/GTX 1060 combo (LOL are u kidding me ASUS?!), I would rather invest in a laptop with a better CPU and could maybe compromise on the GPU a little bit. Since this is a 17.3 inch laptop I would look for one with a 16 core i9-7960x paired with a GT 730. Sure, the GT 730 isn't quite as powerful as this 1060 here, but the CPU is decent enough for some light video editing.Like Ritchie, I do enjoy some casual bicep flexing from time to time, so it would be nice to at least come home from the gym to enjoy some downtime on my gaming laptop, and give my guns a little bit of a rest. In fact, the i9-7960x would be perfect for enhancing the contours on my arms using MS Paint (i'm not all brawn, you know.. I HAVE ADVANCED PAINT SKILLS).The issue is, I do suffer from social anxiety, so I'm a little hesitant to purchase such a laptop on the highstreet (OMG I hate talking to people pls send help), so I'm hoping my boi Richie could lend me a hand. I heard once that "Roadman Ritchie" walked into Maplin and slammed the manager to the floor because he tried to sell him an i5. LOL, as if Ritchie would accept that crap in 2k17.Come on Ritchie, help a brother out and get me a sick laptop deal.


LoL i9/GT730

lump3 m ago

To be fair, this is a 2016 model...


Almost every AAA game runs at max settings on 1080p. Even GTA V, Rise of Tomb Raider and Watchdogs 2 run at high/very high settings still at 60 fps.

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Enet52 s ago

Almost every AAA game runs at max settings on 1080p. Even GTA V, Rise of …Almost every AAA game runs at max settings on 1080p. Even GTA V, Rise of Tomb Raider and Watchdogs 2 run at high/very high settings still at 60 fps.


Yea I know, I was calling out silly boy ritchiedrama

Enet19 m ago

Almost every AAA game runs at max settings on 1080p. Even GTA V, Rise of …Almost every AAA game runs at max settings on 1080p. Even GTA V, Rise of Tomb Raider and Watchdogs 2 run at high/very high settings still at 60 fps.


60 fps is not a good gaming experience.

ritchiedrama7 m ago

60 fps is not a good gaming experience.


Totally agree. Heck, even 144Hz is awful. I don't think I will enjoy gaming until the standard refresh rate of monitors is at least measured in GHz.

ritchiedrama11 m ago

60 fps is not a good gaming experience.


Hey Mr Drama - you do realise people on here have tried and enjoyed 60fps gaming, and that your nonsense isn't impressing anyone, right?

Of course that's probably just my social anxiety speaking. If I were as comfortable in my rippling skin as you, I'd settle for nothing less than the 1000fps achieved by the human eye in real life.
Edited by: "thekitkatshuffler" 9th Oct

Good deal. Hot!

thekitkatshuffler6 m ago

Hey Mr Drama - you do realise people on here have tried and enjoyed 60fps …Hey Mr Drama - you do realise people on here have tried and enjoyed 60fps gaming, and that your nonsense isn't impressing anyone, right?Of course that's probably just my social anxiety speaking. If I were as comfortable in my rippling skin as you, I'd settle for nothing less than the 1000fps achieved by the human eye in real life.


People also enjoyed 30fps once.

Nice to know you'll settle for something that is not good tho!

guys cbeebies has confirmed the human eye cant see more than 40 frames per second so your all wrong!

Serious note

Nice spec for the price, i would say very balanced CPU/GPU and who buys laptops to run in 144hz use your 980ti spare rig for that shiz rickiedama lad

ritchiedrama16 m ago

People also enjoyed 30fps once. Nice to know you'll settle for something …People also enjoyed 30fps once. Nice to know you'll settle for something that is not good tho!



So what laptop under a grand is better than this?

Crikey STOP FEEDING THE TROLLS!

Bully9th Oct

No confirmation that the screen is IPS.Should have been listed in specs if …No confirmation that the screen is IPS.Should have been listed in specs if it was. Deal breaker.


Can also confirm it's IPS. 75Hz Panel. Mine is the i7 version though.

This CPU is a bottleneck. By about 15%. Those claiming it isn't... I don't know what you're talking about.

A site like thebottlenecker.com will tell you this for sure.

To be honest here, for this price and a G-sync screen it's probably ok.

SomeRandomISHere21 m ago

This CPU is a bottleneck. By about 15%. Those claiming it isn't... I don't …This CPU is a bottleneck. By about 15%. Those claiming it isn't... I don't know what you're talking about. A site like http://thebottlenecker.com will tell you this for sure. To be honest here, for this price and a G-sync screen it's probably ok.


Interesting. The 15" i7 version is only 6%.

Enet9 m ago

Interesting. The 15" i7 version is only 6%.



Laptop CPU's are a little misleading. The top range I7 is probably like a desktop I5.

In fact - cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com…503

Hopefully, with such a big leap in the "U" series (they are now quad core rather the duel as well) the 8th gen HQ CPUs will be a leap for gaming as well.
Edited by: "SomeRandomISHere" 11th Oct

ritchiedrama9th Oct

You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? …You think an i5 is a sweet spot for gaming and on top of that old tech? Man, get out of here, if you still think an i5 is the sweet spot for gaming in 2017, then you go ahead and waste your money on crap, I don't even care.


I wish there was a way to downvote people on this site.

OOS at £679.
How much was this when the deal was originally posted?
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