Price Drop: Asus Gaming Laptop GTX1050 i5-7300HQ 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win10 - Full HD £659.94 - saveonlaptops
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Price Drop: Asus Gaming Laptop GTX1050 i5-7300HQ 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win10 - Full HD £659.94 - saveonlaptops

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Edited by:"RobertM0215"Found 18th Oct
Shame it doesn't have a SSD but otherwise a decent spec. I'll leave it up to HUKD'ers to decide whether it's a good deal. As always, would welcome comments, suggestions and advice. Thanks.

Specifications;
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core (2.5GHz, 6MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz)
Screen15.6" (1920x1080 FHD Resolution, LED Back-lit, Ultra Slim 200nits, Anti-Glare Screen)
RAM8GB (DDR4)
Solid State DriveNo SSD Storage Included
Hard Drive1000GB
Optical DriveNot Included (Designed To Be Thin & Light) - External Optical Drive Available Seperately for £29.99
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
GraphicsDedicated (NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated Memory), Integrated (Intel HD 630 Graphics)
Wireless LANWireless (802.11ac Wireless)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0Network Card10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam
MicrophoneCard Reader2-in-1 card reader ( SD, MMC )
USB Ports1x USB 2, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.0 Type C
SpeakersIntegrated Sound System
Charge Time2.5 Hours
HDMI Port1 x HDMI Port
Backlit KeyboardBacklit Keyboard
WarrantyASUS 12 Month Collect & Return Warranty (View More Information)
Battery Life3-4 Hours (up to 4 hours with power management)
Weight2-3 Kg (This Model 2.5 Kg)
Product TypeGaming laptopKeyboard TypeLaptop KeyboardColourBlack
Dimensions38 cm Width, 25.50 cm Depth, 2.10-3 cm Height

Top comments

This is a good deal. First you dont need an Icore 7 for gaming most games cannot make use of the extra cores anyway. So for the majority of time that extra CPU is just wasted.

In terms of the GPU 2 gig is more than enough for most games. The vast majority of the games wont go over this anyway those that do you can scale back the detail to suit the machine. You are working on a 15 in screen it is not as if you are trying to output in ultra high to a 4k monitor.

If you are that serious about gaming get a desktop or expect to pay 2,000 for a top range gaming laptop. This is a great laptop for what it is design to do play games on the go and to gives you a mobile platform. If you want to run battlefield and stupid resolutions you should not be buying laptops in the first place unless you have money to burn.
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How does this compare to the i5 currys deal a few days ago?

good price. heat from me

Same price at ebuyer

looks a great deal for me. I was looking on ebay yesterday and saw some 1050 for 550-600 range so this seems a great price for new. but I don't know much about the seller...

before people say "it's not an i7" the passmark on this cpu is 6825

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

and my home pc is a xeon with a passmark of 5000 that is perfect for everything at 1080p gaming at ultra (with an rx 470 gpu) except GTA V. And this is better than that!

some specs on graphics card here
hwbench.com/vga…470

(framerates at bottom)

it's a bit slower than my home graphics card but still more than capable. you can google plenty of youtube videos showing them (but I'm at work so cannot now)
Edited by: "jameshothothot" 18th Oct

Can an extra ssd be added after buying it?

For the price its a great deal as a general purpose laptop which will be able to do a bit of everything.

You are unlikely to find anything better for this price unless it is an insane deal - like some of the recent PCworld ones, which were very limited offers

I'm reasonably sure these have the space for 2 hard drives - elsewhere they are listed with both a SSD and 1tb drives, so should be able to add a SSD if you already have one - see geeks3d.com/201…50/

and scan.co.uk/sho…ops
Edited by: "fiqqer" 18th Oct

the gpu is just too weak for a full gaming laptop, a lot of games will eat that 2gb of vram and soon need more. It really needs to be the 4gb ti version albeit with a increased price tag.

TobiRIP1 h, 55 m ago

How does this compare to the i5 currys deal a few days ago?



If you mean the £499 deal then not very well.

TobiRIP1 h, 56 m ago

How does this compare to the i5 currys deal a few days ago?

that was a one off.... had this before i managed to snap the currys i7 so returned this to amazon

i had bought a 'like new' from amazon warehouse for £630
this seems decent but expect more deals on gen7 processors as gen8 laptops are released for christmas

hashman7 m ago

that was a one off.... had this before i managed to snap the currys i7 so …that was a one off.... had this before i managed to snap the currys i7 so returned this to amazoni had bought a 'like new' from amazon warehouse for £630this seems decent but expect more deals on gen7 processors as gen8 laptops are released for christmas

Yeah i got the i7 one but my gf wants a new laptop as well so wondering about this

riccom53 m ago

the gpu is just too weak for a full gaming laptop, a lot of games will eat …the gpu is just too weak for a full gaming laptop, a lot of games will eat that 2gb of vram and soon need more. It really needs to be the 4gb ti version albeit with a increased price tag.

Problem is the gtx 1250 will be out in a couple of years for the same price with vr as standard. I always prefer to spend a bit less today and buy again tomorrow then buy something expensive with faster depreciation

I think the GPU is a bit weak, given the price.
I bought a Dell with 1050ti for less than this.
At this price level, I'd try to find something with 1060?
(or just buy a Dell with 1050/1050ti for much less)
That said some may value the the Asus styling/brand so voted hot for that...

Ebay has 899 quid for 1060. One 1060 for 742 2nd hand

xchaotic21 m ago

I think the GPU is a bit weak, given the price.I bought a Dell with 1050ti …I think the GPU is a bit weak, given the price.I bought a Dell with 1050ti for less than this.At this price level, I'd try to find something with 1060?(or just buy a Dell with 1050/1050ti for much less)That said some may value the the Asus styling/brand so voted hot for that...

I'm guessing you mean second hand?

Decent, shame about the 3-4 hour battery life.
Edited by: "shutupman" 18th Oct

I don't know why people are complaining about lack of SSD or battery life. The main and only drawback is actually the 2GB VRAM. Its a good deal otherwise. But I would rather wait and get 1050Ti

xchaotic1 h, 52 m ago

At this price level, I'd try to find something with 1060?(or just buy a …At this price level, I'd try to find something with 1060?(or just buy a Dell with 1050/1050ti for much less)


I don't think you'll get a 1060 in a laptop at this price point, unless it's a one off clearence or somesuch.

1050 gpu is not really that good for gaming.
There is a reason there are at least 4 other Nvidia GPUs ahead of this in their lineup.

Just out of curiosity how out of date is the 970m now? How would it hold up against the likes of the 1050 or 1060? Would it still be able to play new games at Decent fps? Many thanks

Hassann23 m ago

Just out of curiosity how out of date is the 970m now? How would it hold …Just out of curiosity how out of date is the 970m now? How would it hold up against the likes of the 1050 or 1060? Would it still be able to play new games at Decent fps? Many thanks

hwbench.com/vga…70m

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Great deal

This is a good deal. First you dont need an Icore 7 for gaming most games cannot make use of the extra cores anyway. So for the majority of time that extra CPU is just wasted.

In terms of the GPU 2 gig is more than enough for most games. The vast majority of the games wont go over this anyway those that do you can scale back the detail to suit the machine. You are working on a 15 in screen it is not as if you are trying to output in ultra high to a 4k monitor.

If you are that serious about gaming get a desktop or expect to pay 2,000 for a top range gaming laptop. This is a great laptop for what it is design to do play games on the go and to gives you a mobile platform. If you want to run battlefield and stupid resolutions you should not be buying laptops in the first place unless you have money to burn.

Redscoped1 h, 8 m ago

This is a good deal. First you dont need an Icore 7 for gaming most games …This is a good deal. First you dont need an Icore 7 for gaming most games cannot make use of the extra cores anyway. So for the majority of time that extra CPU is just wasted. In terms of the GPU 2 gig is more than enough for most games. The vast majority of the games wont go over this anyway those that do you can scale back the detail to suit the machine. You are working on a 15 in screen it is not as if you are trying to output in ultra high to a 4k monitor. If you are that serious about gaming get a desktop or expect to pay 2,000 for a top range gaming laptop. This is a great laptop for what it is design to do play games on the go and to gives you a mobile platform. If you want to run battlefield and stupid resolutions you should not be buying laptops in the first place unless you have money to burn.


I agree I don't play games and buy 2nd hand and upgrade where possible..each has money to burn

Win 10.no !
HHD no !

R2D2

Purchased one of these the other day, people saying this doesn't have a powerful enough GPU for new games are wrong. I've been playing BF1 multiplayer, Witcher 3 and Doom 2016 all at medium settings at 60FPS on this thing.
I changed the HDD to a Barracuda 2TB, and I added a 120GB M.2 SSD as the boot drive I just bought from Amazon at £50.

Pretty sweet laptop for £660! (+£50 for SSD)

hashman23 h, 56 m ago

that was a one off.... had this before i managed to snap the currys i7 so …that was a one off.... had this before i managed to snap the currys i7 so returned this to amazoni had bought a 'like new' from amazon warehouse for £630this seems decent but expect more deals on gen7 processors as gen8 laptops are released for christmas


Gen 8 processors wont be properly available until 2018, maybe even as late as q2

manowarbruno18th Oct

Can an extra ssd be added after buying it?


Yes, as long as it is of the M.2 variety :). I bought a £120 SSD from Amazon for this laptop

Sam.Pickering1 h, 15 m ago

Gen 8 processors wont be properly available until 2018, maybe even as late …Gen 8 processors wont be properly available until 2018, maybe even as late as q2

already shipping in the u.s
so in a few weeks in uk probably

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I received everything that is published here

I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot of knowledge and i'm desperate for advice. I have 2 sons. 1 wants a laptop and the other a PC. They both play games such as Overwatch which they are currently obsessed with. Usually they play on a xbox one but want to change this year to something they can play games on and do homework. I'm disabled so don't have much money. Any recommendations on what to get or what spec i should get? One of them is asking for an alienware or msi laptop but they are way too expensive for me. I don't really have a set budget just as cheap as possible but still good. Thanks for any help
Edited by: "LouisaLewisWasAston" 20th Oct

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Entry-level graphics, but the CPU election AMD RYZEN or Intel eighth-generation processor?

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LouisaLewisWasAston11 h, 3 m ago

I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot …I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot of knowledge and i'm desperate for advice. I have 2 sons. 1 wants a laptop and the other a PC. They both play games such as Overwatch which they are currently obsessed with. Usually they play on a xbox one but want to change this year to something they can play games on and do homework. I'm disabled so don't have much money. Any recommendations on what to get or what spec i should get? One of them is asking for an alienware or msi laptop but they are way too expensive for me. I don't really have a set budget just as cheap as possible but still good. Thanks for any help


Hi, No problem with posting here although the deal is now aging so it may be worthwhile asking the same question on a newer deal.

If they're looking for a decent gaming laptop, then I haven't seen one cheaper than this. The cheaper laptops tend to have a poorer graphics card which then limits the kind of games it's capable of running. If this is outside your budget then you'll need to compromise the spec to say a i5 processor, 4 GB RAM (absolute minimum - 8 is better) and say a GeForce 940MX or even a GeForce 940m graphics card. However, just to be clear, the lower spec will not be able to play xbox one standard games. Think PS3/Xbox and that's nearer the capability of these cheaper graphics cards.

If you want some kind of gauge then try videocardbenchmark.net and type in the processor or graphics card. Fyi, I'd say you want a processor that "benchmarks" beyond 4500 and graphics card that benchmarks in the region of 2000+. These figures are absolute minimum in my view but I'm happy to be corrected by those with greater expertise than I.
Hope that helps and good luck with searching.

LouisaLewisWasAston11 h, 4 m ago

I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot …I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot of knowledge and i'm desperate for advice. I have 2 sons. 1 wants a laptop and the other a PC. They both play games such as Overwatch which they are currently obsessed with. Usually they play on a xbox one but want to change this year to something they can play games on and do homework. I'm disabled so don't have much money. Any recommendations on what to get or what spec i should get? One of them is asking for an alienware or msi laptop but they are way too expensive for me. I don't really have a set budget just as cheap as possible but still good. Thanks for any help

I will help you find something later on ebay. I bought an old refurbished desktop and put a graphics card in it. Some will have them already. There are loads of youtube channels I watch talking about budget builds. A few years ago nvidia released a graphics card (750ti) powerful enough to play games at full hd graphics on an old business pc as did not use much power. That was my first entry into pc gaming.

Ignore what most people say on here. Youtubers show that a 2nd generation i5 is no different for games than a modern one. The graphics card is where the change has been.

I think for 300 you should easily be able to get a refurbished business pc with a graphics card already done as that is a decent mark up for any ebayer.

I would advise your son not to get a gaming laptop as laptops cannot be upgraded and batreries run out so encourage a better desktop for value for money

LouisaLewisWasAston11 h, 14 m ago

I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot …I hope you don't mind me posting this on here. You all seem to have a lot of knowledge and i'm desperate for advice. I have 2 sons. 1 wants a laptop and the other a PC. They both play games such as Overwatch which they are currently obsessed with. Usually they play on a xbox one but want to change this year to something they can play games on and do homework. I'm disabled so don't have much money. Any recommendations on what to get or what spec i should get? One of them is asking for an alienware or msi laptop but they are way too expensive for me. I don't really have a set budget just as cheap as possible but still good. Thanks for any help

Look at this on eBay ebay.co.uk/itm…395

320 quid for 2ns gen i5 and 1050ti should play most games 1080p medium. If anyone says this gen i5 too slow I will show them youtube videos showing that there has been little gain since 2nd gen i5 for gaming performance but at work now
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