Although 16gb is preferable, 8gb isn't that shabby.
Only 8 gb :-(
Nothing wrong with a 7th gen cpu!
This is not a gaming laptop... it's also a 7th gen chip... don't be fooled!
Although 16gb is preferable, 8gb isn't that shabby.
Only 8 gb :-(
Nothing wrong with a 7th gen cpu!
This is not a gaming laptop... it's also a 7th gen chip... don't be fooled!
It's a bit rubbish. Appreciate its beta. Can barely get newer titles to work . Gave up on it.
No, actually this person here meant that you can stream your origin games with geforce-now. Did that with bf1. And it also works streaming from the Pc. Both methods work
Not really, this way they get to charge you an ongoing subscription, lasting months/years! them having a constant cash flow is better for forecasts and shareholders. Some people only upgrade their graphics card every 5 years or more, plus this way you can game on any device anywhere (if it worked correctly!). You won't have to take your gaming rig with you when your away from home or have a spec'd up gaming laptop to play the latest games, this will in some instances with good internet, help the PC gaming market as a good reason its not as popular nowadays is because of people not having the money or time to upgrade their PC's to run the latest AAA titles. This will eliminate the need to have a decent gaming rig. Personally I hate the way the industry is going. Games that can only be played when connected to the internet or PSN/Microsoft services. Lack of Single Player games with good story driven content that isn't purposefully cut down in size to enable them to sell DLC along the way. Everything being reliant on an internet connection, if your internet is down you just cant play at all anymore on a lot of titles. I have stopped purchasing from publishers that use micro transactions/pay to win and drip feed their content out over DLC's.
thy are cuttng their own throats with this though? if it works well nobody is gonna shell £499 for a gtx 1160 are they? or maybe it kills intel and amd graphics ... and then .. profit!
Been in this for months, not a new deal.
Cold from me. Perfect for eSports. .. LOL
nothing special tbh.
Everyone knows you need at least 16GB on the GPU to run Minecraft
Ryzen 3 *system may not be delivered until spring 2019
Also... win 10 disc...but no optical drive lol!
Apologies. It totally escaped me that he was referring to a HDD. I was about to ask where I can get one from for £37!
Fair play, but each part also will have a warranty
Clearly a typo...there’s always one (lol)
1Tb SSD for £37?
I'd pay the extra £150 to have it ready to go and fully warrantied
After watching some YouTube reviews it says that TN screens have better grey to grey refresh rates than the IPS anyway. Still the closessed price for the same laptopwas over £300 anywhere else so I suppose I’m not bothered either way.
Type 'settings' in the search bar (bottom left of desktop) > click on 'Display' > click on 'Advanced Display Settings' (bottom of screen) It'll tell you there. Genuinely curious to see what screen it has. If it's 144hz it's even more of a bargain than it already is!
4 websites, 2 144hz and 2 120hz. I’ll report back after 2pm when I collect it. Not sure how I will know though as I’m a bit of a PC virgin, I’ve not had a PC for over 10 years as I’ve used Mac’s
Again though, it states 144hz in ASUS's marketing blurb which Overclockers have just copied into the description (no doubt where JL have gotten the 144hz from) If you look at the product spec info at the top of the Overclockers page you'll see it states 120hz. This particular laptop has a 120hz screen. If it was the 144hz screen option, the part number would be different (as far as I know) Tbh, it doesn't make a great deal of difference, 120 or 144hz, its still a great laptop at a great price and well worth a pop. *I've edited my previous comments swapping SKU with part number as that's more accurate. Sorry for the confusion mate.
I’ve looked and the 120hz panels are TN (with Matt finish) where as the IPS are 144hz and gloss finish. JL clearly states IPS Gloss finish. Suppose I’ll find this tomorrow when I collect from store That first link you’ve shown is the 144hz IPS panel version and the other 2 links 120hz panels.
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gtx 780 3gb for £95 in cex probably same perfomance as this if not slightly better and get 2 years warranty.
Totally, usually watching it very carefully, not just for gpus (: Ive literally just finished a new build, replacing my 2011 build, all second hand parts and all stable after hours of prime95, mem86 amd intelburn. Only had to return two lots of ram but im certain it was more compatability with my ryzen build, saved just shy of a grand thanks to warehouse & ebay.
There has definitely been more of this recently - I follow the scene and many miners in the UK gave up with the last drop in prices as electricity is expensive here, the other ones I spoke to said, get rid now while the prices are bad, have a break from mining and pick up when nVidia 11-series launches. Anyway a card that has been used for mining is probably better than one that's been used for gaming - mining: constant load, lots of airflow, undervolted and underclocked core vs. gaming: stuck in a case, fluctuating loads (heating/cooling), possibly OC'd (depends on gamer). Amazon Warehouse is a good place to look too and you get warranty - I've had an RX 570 for £155 recently from there, a GeForce 1080 Ti for £550, GTX 1070 for £270 (was sent back though as someone had done the 'swap it for a 1060 and see if Amazon notice' - they didn't) and a little one for the media PC - an RX 560 4GB for £49.
Totally agree, partly what I was hinting at without being obvious. Like anything used, do your research and check out your seller thoroughly. Even a miner's (ooh white flamingo) card could be more than adequate as a stopover, if you buy safe (second hand) you can always have protection, just check everything out on receipt, if that was your worry, quickest check is too monitor temperatures for a day or two and compare to others. If you pop it in and your card starts screaming, "make it stop", send it back.
going used with crypto miners dumping cards on the market. You might get a good deal but you also might get a card that has been on mining day after day for 2 years. Not saying dont do it but just understand the risks.
Inside source says 1180 only be 30% stronger than 1180 meaning its pointless to go for new gpu which will cost double when you can go 1080 ti as its about 25% over 1080
It's more that the pricing and seeming desperation to sell, does tally with those supposed leaked reports about Nvidia overstock issues and then wanting to sort it before dropping 11xx. It just feels like a time where buying a 1080 is fraught with risk. I'm in the market for one, but I've lasted this long now that I'll only be annoyed if the 11s are absolute dynamite or the 1080 price drops off a cliff.
When Bestbuy was around in the UK the prices were at Currys levels or higher so I doubt we would have seen those prices regardless.
Its just the Gaming version, they also have the Gamin X version for alot more https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-geforce-gtx-1080-gaming-x-rgb-8gb-gddr5x-vr-ready-graphics-card-2560-core-1683-mhz-gpu-1822-mhz- The only difference is a slight clock boost and can push a bit further with its built in OC mode. There is also a Gaming X + but I don't think that is available anymore.
I know it's not an apples for apples comparison, but Best Buy in America were doing weekend specials, selling 1080s below $400 a couple of days ago. It may never manifest here (doesn't help we don't have Best Buy obviously) but it may at least be indicative of where the prices with the 1080s are going sooner rather than later with the major retailers.
Now in stock at £240 on Amazon.
£240 now on Amazon, Albeit out of stock. Agreed £302 was over priced for what this is. A budget CPU in terms of brands.
the best edition ever
Just so you know this is the special edition. The ningkumpoop edition!
Even Amazon themselves are selling it £60 cheaper on the same deal page
that been said every week for months now.
I would wait for the new Nvidia cards to be announced in a couple of weeks or so, before buying a new card of any sort.
Do you need a small system? What’s the budget? Probably best to PM me.
Thanks for the build Ollie. I think I'm going to go with something like this. Could you recommend a build using a Ryzen 5?
You can also buy licence keys off ebay for about £3.
That's just your opinion Ollie. I see plenty of 15.6" laptops on the train every day. Just for my info, how much does a mITX weigh?
Any "laptop" over 13 inches is too big to be truely portable. It's not just about weight.
At first they will be at a higher price I would suspect. As Nvidia will release there founders edition before everyone else. Like they have done on past releases. But when Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and others release there cards. The prices will settle like before.
I think your price predictions could be way over-optimistc I'd like you to be proven right but I suspect you could be very dissapointed in a few weeks time
The 1170 will just be as fast as this card and cheaper also. And even a little faster with driver updates The 1180 will be released first maybe on the 20th of this month. And will be the same price or less with an average 30% speed increase. So end of line and a waste of money. Now if this card was at about £500 or less. Then it might be a good buy.
I got mine for £550 inc VAT so about the same after the VAT’s come off. I think it’ll still hold it’s own for a while. Expecting mostly efficiency gains this generation rather than raw compute power. £709.99 is a crazy price to be paying right now. And while I expect the new cards to be announced imminently, I don’t think they’ll be widely available for a while, at least not at a realistic price, nVidia still has that old stock to clear down - they won’t write it off.
Prices are already falling dramatically on the used market and miners are ditching cards on eBay. I picked up a 1080Ti for £460 delivered yesterday. I expect that to be similar to the 1170 in performance and perhaps £100 cheaper.
Just look at that new seller's storefront - loads of items at prices that indeed are too good to be true. I'm 99% sure ordering anything from that seller will result in a no-delivery and having to claim a refund as it'll be a scam.
Nope. Intel is expected to announce a whole new bunch of processors in September/October the i9 will have come down to “regular” consumer (whatever that means) in all categories, their next launch. I’m stopping myself from going for a new Desktop (long overdue, current is a decade old) till September/October. Then I could invest in current highest spec Intel (which will have been a “previous” version by then). Heat added for someone looking for now, though.
The I7 similar spec version is only £650 new from a marketplace dealer (must be a mistake surely https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B071ZPXBNS/ref=olp_twister_child?ie=UTF8&mv_size_name=0&mv_style_name=2
Lol, I'm not, I just thought it to be a good price,saw it and posted it, maybe I have too much time on my hands. I'm currently using an old Samsung chrome book I bought 4 years ago, and it's still going strong for me. I'm more of a mobile phone person, so will probably stick to them from now on. Great to have people like you on hand to keep (non clued up) people like me in the loop *sort of speak* :)
If you are thinking of buying it, what will you plan to use it for? Maybe I can explain better, whether and how suitable it would be for you... (nerd)
Hmm Looking at the review model, that has more ram and also an ssd, so not EXACTLY the same model... " It packs an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU, and augmented by a 256 GB NVMe SSD and 16 GB of DDR4 memory. "
You know what it is, I could talk all day long about mobile phones, but everything you have just said there, I have no idea about, I'm not ashamed to say. But I appreciate your comments nonetheless, and maybe I should start learning the ins and outs of laptops and such like. Cheers :)
Looks quite good. But no OS, European keyboard, and buying from amazon abroad, may all bring it back on par with the UK retail prices... i7 good, 1050ti mediocre for gaming but probably OK for work and casual gaming (not AAA titles at full resolution and max settings). I was tempted as looking for a replacement laptop, with decent gaming (and reasonable work) capabilities, but for me, I think 1060 at 6gb is my personal minimum.
I have the asus fx503vm so not quite the same version but same specs and looks like a similar chassis too. I believe what you get with the strix version is an unlock bios. I cant remember my stock temps with stock thermal paste but they werent great in the high 80s if i remember correctly but i changed the thermal compound to thermal grizzly kryonaut and undervolted the cpu by 0.120v and my max temps are 76c cpu and 74c gpu so quite a stable and good temperature and thats in this heatwave in a very hot room so when the temperature outside starts dropping my max temps may well go lower. With the strix version i believe you can control your fans so dont have to wait till the hardware gets hot for them to start cooling it off.
Does this get relatively hot /overheat or somewhat stays cool?
It's their second attempt at making a laptop but they have made computer components for years. It's got good reviews and hits a good price point.
Possible £30 cashback via topcashback 😁
Without checking I doubt it due to lack of space, if it has an m2 slot you might be in luck.
Is it possible to add an SSD in addition to the HDD already installed?
us style enter key
Is the OP an Asus rep, lol ............ soooo many posts for Asus lappies?
I think the mining of bitcoins may have had a blanket effect on the whole of the GPU market Definitely impacted the higher end anyway
I started looking for a mid to lower end card recently and was staggered by the prices. I honestly thought I’d find an entry 1050 for about £60 secondhand but it’s more like £95 !
They will release the high end cards first which won't impact pricig on the low end cards.
for another £47 you could have a 4GB 1050ti which will play anything on 720p/1080p medium settings, I view this as a "good price but waste of money" unless all you want to play IS old games https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Ceberus-GTX1050-Advanced-PCIe3-1442MHz/dp/B078ZT22SS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1532543136&sr=8-2&keywords=1050ti or this one already posted even less of a price difference https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/palit-nvidia-gtx-1050ti-4gb-graphics-card-only-13595-delivered-from-amazonit-2980731
I dont remember the release of the 10xx series doing anything to reduce the prices of the 9xx cards. I was waiting for a good deal for a 950 but it never happened. I cant see the prices going down by much personally.
Why does this say Screen Resolution: 1366x768 in the description? Is it not full hd?
what's the cheapest laptop with thunderbolt 3?
Quality laptop for this price. If you want an ultrabook but don't have a grand or so to spend, you'd struggle to do better than this at this price. It's not all about raw specs - this is a nicely built laptop.
Info on website also says 1366x768, cannot be bothered to check, but just might be worth double checking this is full HD if buying.
Depends. Not necessarily... Though surely, eventually, but that's like with most aspects of pc hardware...
I do understand, with the prices sky rocketing and all that. It is wise to wait, but prices have come down a lot, but they still need to come down a lot. I can remember when I bought 16GB DDR4 sticks for £90, and now the same sticks are worth £150.
cold - ssd is almost worthless they are frequently on sale for £20 or less nowadays and 1060 6gbs are popping up for £230-240 so it's regular price even if the ssd is useful at all for you.
Is that seriously your pic!? If so wow I love you.
Depends what you class as bog standard resolution. A 1060 6gb will max out games at 1080p...just not 1440.
Lol i hope ur not turning off the fan cause it was too cold earlier this year... just kidding btw
Recently got a 144Hz monitor, would this be good for most games 1920x1080 @ 144fps or would I need something a bit beefier? I have a GTX 970 at the moment which is ok but nowhere near 144fps for most stuff unless I do some serious tweaking (obviously, I bought the monitor with a view to using it's 144Hz capabilities with a future graphics upgrade).
Lol mods removed my comment... this site is a joke
I got this from Amazon a few weeks back - Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 1060 WF2 3GB /dp/B01KHWOAR4 for £189. Fans start rattling over 30% PWM. Should I return it and wait for a month or so until the GPU prices go down? I can manage without a GPU for a short while :)
I gave this deal heat but it doesn't mean to say I will get it for myself I will wait for a 10 Ti series before the 11, you just know they will come down even more yet. Nvidia GeForce GTX11 release dates: GeForce GTX 1180 on 30th August GeForce GTX 1170/1180+ on 30th September GeForce GTX 1160 on 30th October
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