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Asus ROG  Zephyrus GA502 120hz 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Ryzen R7, Gtx 1660Ti 8GB Gaming Laptop £849.99 @ Amazon
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Asus ROG Zephyrus GA502 120hz 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Ryzen R7, Gtx 1660Ti 8GB Gaming Laptop £849.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 1st Oct
This was 999 when I got it on 'sale'. It recently spiked up a lot but just rapidly dropped a few hundred bucks.
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  • The all ROG Zephyrus G with potent performance to bring an ultra-slim gaming laptop with high power; home to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6 GB graphics and powered by AMD Ryzen R7-3750H processor
  • The NVIDIA GeForce 1660Ti 6 GB graphics, make it the ideal gaming companion for those who play Battlefield V; Apex Legends; The Division 2
  • Packing a whopping 512 GB PCI-e SSD, the Zephyrus G will not struggle with your favourite games, videos and photos
  • Travel effortlessly between work and play with a compact body that's just 20 mm thin and weighs a mere 2.1 kg
  • Super-narrow bezels shrink to just 6.2 mm on three sides, giving the ROG Zephyrus G an 81 Percent screen-to-body ratio that draws you deeper into the action

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There's a gtx2060 version costs £40 more on Amazon, strongly recommend that one
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There's a gtx2060 version costs £40 more on Amazon, strongly recommend that one
Can you point me to the Rtx2060 please?
ltji01/10/2019 07:16

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-tuf-56-fhd-120hz-thin-bezel-gaming-laptop-amd-r7-3750h-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2060-6gb-512gb-pci-e-ssd-16gb-ram-88899-at-amazon-3302739


This is not the Asus rog but the Asus tuf. Does anyone have recommendations about which one to buy?
timsou01/10/2019 07:35

This is not the Asus rog but the Asus tuf. Does anyone have …This is not the Asus rog but the Asus tuf. Does anyone have recommendations about which one to buy?


It depends on your intended usage. Zephyrus is thinner and lighter than TUF so easier to carry around. The TUF is a lot thicker. Personally, I don't see the point of bulky laptops; it's better to get either a powerful desktop for home use and gaming and/or a light laptop for carrying around and mostly for work things / light gaming. However, the sleeker laptop designs often attract a price premium, and are noiser/less performance. i.e. I would strongly recommend not getting ANY laptop mostly for gaming at home, nor a bulky gaming laptop if you are going to be using it for work on the move.
Edited by: "Scottc123" 1st Oct
timsou01/10/2019 07:35

This is not the Asus rog but the Asus tuf. Does anyone have …This is not the Asus rog but the Asus tuf. Does anyone have recommendations about which one to buy?



The ROG has a bigger battery (76w vs 48w) and the 1660ti has a lower power draw, so the rog will have much better battery life but the TUF will outperform it in GPU intensive games by about 30-40% (but the CPU might end up bottlenecking the 2060 at 1080p)

EDIT: Ofc the TUF also has more RAM, but you could get another stick of RAM (£30) and install it as the ROG has a free slot. Another issue of the ROG is that it has a terrible wifi card which you might need to replace (£20) depending on how much of an issue you experience. As Scottc123said the TUF is much thicker, personally the thickness and low battery life of the TUF are a deal breaker for me as the whole point of getting a laptop was portability.
Edited by: "jak.kostrzanowski" 1st Oct
Scottc12301/10/2019 08:12

It depends on your intended usage. Zephyrus is thinner and lighter than …It depends on your intended usage. Zephyrus is thinner and lighter than TUF so easier to carry around. The TUF is a lot thicker. Personally, I don't see the point of bulky laptops; it's better to get either a powerful desktop for home use and gaming and/or a light laptop for carrying around and mostly for work things / light gaming. However, the sleeker laptop designs often attract a price premium, and are noiser/less performance. i.e. I would strongly recommend not getting ANY laptop mostly for gaming at home, nor a bulky gaming laptop if you are going to be using it for work on the move.


I was about to say they were the same dimensions, as they say they are on the Amazon page, but after checking on the official ASUS spec page the TUF is actually much thicker. It's concerning that they are basically lying on the Amazon page even if accdientally.
Nice to look at machine but not surprised on the large price drop especially when it has noise, dim display and bad wifi issues. Thanks but no thanks
I was interested in the 16GB version as it’s on offer at curry’s too. However after reading and watching multiple reviews this version of the processor is actually sluggish compared to i7. Also the main problems do seem to be connectivity and battery life. So depends what you want / need
jak.kostrzanowski01/10/2019 08:04

The ROG has a bigger battery (76w vs 48w) and the 1660ti has a lower …The ROG has a bigger battery (76w vs 48w) and the 1660ti has a lower power draw, so the rog will have much better battery life but the TUF will outperform it in GPU intensive games by about 30-40% (but the CPU might end up bottlenecking the 2060 at 1080p)EDIT: Ofc the TUF also has more RAM, but you could get another stick of RAM (£30) and install it as the ROG has a free slot. Another issue of the ROG is that it has a terrible wifi card which you might need to replace (£20) depending on how much of an issue you experience. As Scottc123said the TUF is much thicker, personally the thickness and low battery life of the TUF are a deal breaker for me as the whole point of getting a laptop was portability.


Depends, if you need the power and are probably only moving the laptop from one office to another then big and fast can be good. I agree though i would try to avoid it for anything else.
ImmyDealHunter01/10/2019 08:52

I was interested in the 16GB version as it’s on offer at curry’s too. How …I was interested in the 16GB version as it’s on offer at curry’s too. However after reading and watching multiple reviews this version of the processor is actually sluggish compared to i7. Also the main problems do seem to be connectivity and battery life. So depends what you want / need


Intel mobile processors are still better than the AMD version. At least for the moment.
ltji01/10/2019 06:55

There's a gtx2060 version costs £40 more on Amazon, strongly recommend …There's a gtx2060 version costs £40 more on Amazon, strongly recommend that one


You can’t compare a tuf to a Zepharus, totally different class of machine. Zepharus is premium and thin
CoeK01/10/2019 08:59

Intel mobile processors are still better than the AMD version. At least …Intel mobile processors are still better than the AMD version. At least for the moment.


Intel 10th generation laptop CPUs come with Thunderbolt built in . With Thunderbolt you can use external graphics card. No need to buy expensive laptop with expensive graphics card inside.
sam_of_london01/10/2019 14:37

Intel 10th generation laptop CPUs come with Thunderbolt built in . With …Intel 10th generation laptop CPUs come with Thunderbolt built in . With Thunderbolt you can use external graphics card. No need to buy expensive laptop with expensive graphics card inside.


Sure there is, it saves carrying an external graphics card around with you.
CoeK01/10/2019 17:22

Sure there is, it saves carrying an external graphics card around with you.


It is very flexible. You can connect lots of peripheral s with a Thunderbolt hub .
ltji01/10/2019 07:16

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-tuf-56-fhd-120hz-thin-bezel-gaming-laptop-amd-r7-3750h-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2060-6gb-512gb-pci-e-ssd-16gb-ram-88899-at-amazon-3302739


Eh... too big and heavy
sam_of_london01/10/2019 17:31

It is very flexible. You can connect lots of peripheral s with a …It is very flexible. You can connect lots of peripheral s with a Thunderbolt hub .


True, but if all you plug in is a mouse then not really much point.
Damn, i just bought it, lets see how it is
Very good price but: few days ago had ao.com the same model but 16 GB of RAM for the same.
Only 8GB ram?
deankdhdd02/10/2019 19:53

Only 8GB ram?



Single channel so the performance hit is significant.

To anyone going for most of these gaming laptops, please check to ensure they run dual channel memroy config. Generally if its 8GB its almost certainly a single stifck, thus single channel. In dual channel you can see upwards of 40% performance gains, and for gaming it is usually around 15% which is definitely a lot.

The RTX 2060 (mobile version) is barely a few % faster than the 1660 Ti (also mobile) so don't waste your money on that "upgrade".
Edited by: "3anana" 2nd Oct
sam_of_london01/10/2019 14:37

Intel 10th generation laptop CPUs come with Thunderbolt built in . With …Intel 10th generation laptop CPUs come with Thunderbolt built in . With Thunderbolt you can use external graphics card. No need to buy expensive laptop with expensive graphics card inside.


Egpu is comically expensive
3anana02/10/2019 20:56

Single channel so the performance hit is significant. To anyone going for …Single channel so the performance hit is significant. To anyone going for most of these gaming laptops, please check to ensure they run dual channel memroy config. Generally if its 8GB its almost certainly a single stifck, thus single channel. In dual channel you can see upwards of 40% performance gains, and for gaming it is usually around 15% which is definitely a lot.Also the RTX 2060 mobile version is barely a few % faster than the 1660 Ti so don't waste your money on that "upgrade".


Risk of stating the obvious, but this 1660 Ti is also the mobile version?
wassupjg02/10/2019 22:27

Risk of stating the obvious, but this 1660 Ti is also the mobile version?



Yes I know, editted post to be a little clearer.
Any other alternatives with similar specs whilst being around this thin & light?
Edited by: "FooFighter" 3rd Oct
Also available from AO but 16gb RAM for £899.10
Scottc12301/10/2019 08:12

It depends on your intended usage. Zephyrus is thinner and lighter than …It depends on your intended usage. Zephyrus is thinner and lighter than TUF so easier to carry around. The TUF is a lot thicker. Personally, I don't see the point of bulky laptops; it's better to get either a powerful desktop for home use and gaming and/or a light laptop for carrying around and mostly for work things / light gaming. However, the sleeker laptop designs often attract a price premium, and are noiser/less performance. i.e. I would strongly recommend not getting ANY laptop mostly for gaming at home, nor a bulky gaming laptop if you are going to be using it for work on the move.


I'm the opposite having a gaming laptop means I can play from any point/room in the house, if I want to got to a friends and play along side them (lan party style) I can.
As a primary controller user (not needing the keyboard) if I want to play on a bigger screen I can plug it into my tv in any room without problem.
So I'd say there's plenty of reasons to get one
Obviously if your into getting the best fps latency ect ect then get a desktop but for those that just enjoy the game and go along for the ride laptops aren't a hard no
L00Thunter04/10/2019 01:31

I'm the opposite having a gaming laptop means I can play from any …I'm the opposite having a gaming laptop means I can play from any point/room in the house, if I want to got to a friends and play along side them (lan party style) I can.As a primary controller user (not needing the keyboard) if I want to play on a bigger screen I can plug it into my tv in any room without problem. So I'd say there's plenty of reasons to get oneObviously if your into getting the best fps latency ect ect then get a desktop but for those that just enjoy the game and go along for the ride laptops aren't a hard no


well said.
So after a couple days with it and initially being impressed I think I will be sending this back, anyone know what amazon is like for returns like this?

Positives
- screen dispite what reviews say is actually pretty nice to look at.
- does run all games nicely when plugged in.
- really fast to boot up
- keyboard dispite having a US Enter key is quite nice to use.
- laptop itself looks really nice and feels well put together.

Negatives
- boy does this get hot and loud under load
- when not plugged in it struggles to even get 30 fps in not demanding games with no way to turn this power saving mode off (that I have found)
- trackpad is terrible and not very responsive even on clicks
- drops wifi randomly

Really thought this was the one when I got it but now I dont really see me using it because of the trackpad and wifi frustrations, so it's time to send back and see if I will get a full refund.
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