expired METABOX Prime P650RP/P650RP-G 15.6" FHD, GTX1060 6GB, i7-6700HQ, 512GB SSD, 16GB, BYO Windows - $1879 Shipped @ Kong Computers

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OzBargain10 Special

This offer has an extra FREE 8GB DDR4 RAM over the base spec model, so 16GB DDR4 RAM all up!
Finishes at Midnight this Friday night 25th November.

Metabox Prime P650RP / P650RP-G (with G-Sync screen)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (2.60GHz up to 3.5GHz 6MB L3 Cache)
Intel Quad Core i7-6820HK also now available as a +$229 option
Nvidia GeForce GTX1060 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
Diamond Compound applied to processor and graphics
15.6" FHD 1920x1080 IPS WVA Matte 60Hz LED (Upgradeable to G-Sync or 4K Screen)
16GB 2133Mhz DDR4 Memory 1x16GB, 4 slots Max 64GB
Sandisk X400 512GB SATA3 M.2 SSD (Up to 4 storage options)
Intel 8260 AC Dual Band WIFI/BT (up to 867 Mbps)
Multi-coloured RGB Keyboard
BYO Windows or select from the customise menu on the right of product web page

Please allow 7-10 business days for build and testing before shipping.

Cheers
Kris

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  • +28 votes

    For those that are wondering, the GPU in this laptop is basically a desktop level graphics card, meaning you can expect it to run almost as fast as a Founders Edition GTX 1060 found in a desktop PC (just a few percent behind).

    It's fast enough that a regular 60hz display won't do it justice — for maximum enjoyment I'd recommend a 1080p 144hz monitor. Or VR headset, if you are rich enough for that kinda thing.

    This is probably the cheapest GTX 1060 laptop you can buy, the next cheapest branded laptop being the Gigabyte P55w sold at MSY for $2000 (clearance EOL product)
    http://www.msy.com.au/notebooks/17804-gigabyte-p55w-1060-601...

    • +5 votes

      @scrimshaw

      We like you :) Well said!
      I just checked our website and we have the new Gigabyte P55W at $2299. That's the next cheapest GTX1060 laptop that we have available.
      http://www.kongcomputers.com/product-detail/gamers/gigabyte-...

      Please remember though, if you don't have a copy of Windows then it can also be bought and installed on the P650RP at +$139. So factor that in as well on the $1879 price.

      Cheers
      Kris

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        Hi Kris,

        Any reason why you are not throwing in the OS like other laptop manufacturers?
        It is not that we are personally buying PC components from a shop to perform an individual build and require an OEM OS.

        Cheers

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          Mainly because only very large laptop manufacturers can buy enough of Windows licenses that they can qualify for volume discounts.

          Kong is just a small shop that resells laptops made by Clevo, a Taiwanese company. They don't run any manufacturing plants.

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          Metabox do custom laptops so it's almost like an individual build. So I'm assuming it still costs them more to include it.

        • +9 votes

          @vinni9284

          The reason Metabox sell their laptops without Windows already installed is because they are marketed as one of (if not the most) upgrade-able laptops on the market.
          We have a lot of students who get Windows for free or discounted and so they don't want to pay for it twice or pay for something they already have.
          There's also a lot of IT customers and professional users in the same boat and already have Windows. So Metabox/Kong (as a base spec) offer the laptops without Windows and you can add on for +$139 if required.

          Cheers
          Kris

        • +6 votes

          I wish some other other manufacturers would sell without Windows, actually.

        • -2 votes

          @Janko:

          If that was the case, do you think the manufacturers will remove the OS cost off the overall price or would it still be the same?
          You can always extract the key and reformat :-)

          Cheers

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          @vinni9284: Dell seems to - on the Latitude 7000 I just had a look at then, choosing Linux instead of Win 10 Pro will knock off $212.30. Lenovo IIRC just allow the choice of Windows version.

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          @Janko:

          I am referring to "Non" customisation manufacturers like Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and the like ….

          Dell gives you some room to customise however you have to look at the overall package holistically as you might pay more for a basic build with all the extras rather than a pre-higher spec'ed version with minimal upgrades/extras..

          Cheers

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          @vinni9284: Yeah, who knows. All can we do is compare one spec and its price versus another. I've already got valid Windows licenses on dead laptops, I have no want to buy again.

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          @Janko:

          Yeah, I totally understand you.

          It would be more fun to build it as I have done before. Especially buying some second hand high-end dead laptop that has a cooked daughter graphics card, just of out warranty and they tried to repair themselves and looks like a dog's breakfast.

          At the end of the day, this laptop is a good deal and focused on the laptop savvy market.

          Cheers

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          Thank you for not including Windows - not everyone wants it.

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      just a few being 10%

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      But … there is no OS that comes with it and is at least $139 extra so if you add that is will equate to $1879 + $139 = $2018. (I assume the Gigabyte has an OS pre installed)

      Having said that, going by the specs at a glance, the Metabox seems to have a better sound card, a Bluetooth, SSD HD, memory expansion to 64GB and warranty support. :-)

      If you start customising this using their drop down menus then check other laptops like Alienware holistically as the price will skyrocket quick.

      I would steer away for a 4K screen as IMO the graphics doesn't cut it for 4K gaming (unless you drop some settings) and with a 15.6" screen you will start to squint.

      The CPU is not upgradable is it is a HQ - BGA soldered.

      Cheers

      • +1 vote

        Yea. Which will be a better deal depends on whether you need the OS or not. Some of us might already have 'acquired' Windows for a much cheaper price from more obscure sources (whether legit or not, is up to your imagination).

        If you already have a spare key lying around, no doubt the Metabox is a better deal. Who wants a mechanical spinning disk in a gaming laptop? Yeewch.

        • +1 vote

          Yeah, I hear you however your original post is comparing another gaming laptop so in my view the price should be compared holistically. Therefore $139 should be factored additionally.

          I'm certain that the popular laptop manufacturers throw in an OS however the good thing about this laptop manufacturer is that you get a choice of the OS. However most importantly you get a DVD where the others are embedded in the HDD and need to create an image/DVD from your own media.

          Cheers

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          @vinni9284: The gaming laptop he posted was clearance stock (probably less than 5) of old displays or in some way damaged stock. These are brand new.

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        …. SSD HD? It's just SSD.

  • +2 votes

    Am I the only one who read this title as MEATBOX ?

  • +5 votes

    Great deal. Have one of the older models which is flawless. Just out curiosity, what's the battery life like on this one?

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      It's a 4 cell battery. Manufacturer claims 325 minutes but I think you'd be hard pressed to get that. More like 4 hours, and 1 to 1.5hours when gaming.

      http://www.clevo.com.tw/clevo_prodetail.asp?id=958&lang=en
      Power
      • Full Range AC adapter, AC in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 10.5A , 200W
      • Embedded 4 cells Polymer battery pack, 60WH
      • Battery life: 325 minutes (with UMA mode, 60WH Battery)

      Cheers
      Kris

  • +2 votes

    Nice website Rep. Would love to see future specials on other systems like desktops? :)

  • +2 votes

    I bought a Metabox back around 2010 and it was unbranded which was great. Can you still get unbranded ones?

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    Any ideas if this setup would support Hackintosh (separate SSD running Mac OS X)?

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    1060 is pretty amazing.
    But if you can score a deal on the 1070 laptop, that would be sweet Jebus.

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    yes interested in 1070 GPU too

  • +1 vote

    I am not associated with kong computers.

    But will highly recommend products from kong computers and exceptionally great customer service and updates provided during pre and post sales by kris.

    Keep up the great work Mate.

  • +3 votes

    Just curious but isn't this the exact same as this one from 3 months ago? https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/263055
    Same model and same price. If so no price drop in 3 months or even a better deal for OzBargains 10 year?

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      Yeah it's close, this new one also has the Intel AC 8260 Wi-Fi
      We don't run these deals all the time, just periodically.
      Kris

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        Maybe so but still not much of a Super Special for the 10 year.

        • +16 votes

          We make a lot more profit on MSI and Gigabyte models so there's more room to move with those models. Metabox margins are much less so we simply can't offer that much more. If we did then my profit would be close to $0 or I'm reaching into my own pocket to pay for your order :)
          Kris

        • -1 vote

          @Kong Computers:

          Nice…
          @Ravesbane : OWNED?!

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          We are now offering the i7-6820HK CPU as well.
          +$229 which is my cost price, usually +$249.
          Kris

  • +1 vote

    any chance of deals on the Prime-X line (and what's the diff between P775 and P870 line, esp with regards to thermal design)? I'm guessing hell-no but figured I'd ask :P

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      =p I wanna know too

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        Not sure on this, will have to check, which model/s are you looking at?
        Kris

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          Send me an email or PM.
          support@kongcomputers.com

          Kris

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          @Kong Computers:

          Hey @Kris,

          I was probably looking for a Prime-X P775 with these specs

          • No windows (BYO)
          • 17.3 QHD 2560x1440 IPS WVA Matte 120hz w/ G-Sync
          • 6700K
          • GTX1080
          • 32GB DDR4 2400mhz 2x16gb
            • Needs 2x16 as I'd like to keep option upgrade to 64gb later open
          • No HDD or M.2 SSD (will use existing)
          • Intel 8260 AC Dual Band Wireless/BT 4.2
          • Spare AC Adapter
          • 3Yr Platinum Onsite pickup
          • Free shipping option to BNE

          General comments:

          • The intended use is 85% for engineering simulation computing (CPU processing mainly, but some graphics) and 15% for VIVE/VR.
          • I am a little concerned about thermal throttling issues which is why I was considering the the P870 chassis which I ASSUMED would be better even though it is intended for SLI. But not certain on this and haven't really been able to find much discussing the differences in thermal characteristics. At face value the cheaper and lighter P775 is more attractive though (extra usb/lan is not that useful for me)
            • And I guess the possibility of future-proofing with another card for SLI in the future is nice (although I have thought this several times before and never executed on it) - especially in the face of
          • GTX1080 was mainly for the VIVE/VR aspect. Was also considering going with the 1070 which would be fine for my work purposes and honestly not sure how much of the 1080 was e-peen vs practical.
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          @adante:

          Just by the by folks Kris PM'd me and did a small deal for me. Impressed with the Kong service thus far!

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      The P775 and P870 are very similar in regards to specs but the P870 can handle 2 x GTX1080's. So it's a hefty machine to handle all that grunt and cooling that's required.
      I'd recommend the P775 unless you're a mega hard-core gamer wanting all that graphic card power :)

      Kris

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    Hope you can do a deal on the 670RS-G in the near future. Waiting for some decent deals before i purchase

  • +1 vote

    How's this compare to the aldi desktop?

    • +1 vote

      Slower, but that's a apples to oranges comparison.

      You can't expect a computer that sits on your lap to have the same performance as a full ATX, 12-kilogram tower that draws 450 watts of power at peak load.

      • +1 vote

        Actually you can, there are a number of laptops that exceed most desktops. The aldi one mentioned is only a locked 6700 and 1070, nothing special. Laptops with dual dekstop GPUs exist like the new acer with dual 1080s. And a few had dual desktop 980s before that.

        Expensive and heavy for sure, but they exist.

        Oh and the 6700 1070 aldi PC isn't going to draw anywhere near 450W. More like 250 max.

  • +1 vote

    I am typing this on my week old Metabox Prime P650RP purchased from Kong. Can vouch for the excellent communication and support offered by Kris.

    Here are the specs of my beast:

    15.6" FHD IPS 60HZ Matte LED
    NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
    Core i7-6700HQ Processor (6M Cache up to 3.50 GHz
    32GB DDR4 2133MHZ (2 x 16GB)
    Intel 600p 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
    Intel 8260 AC Dual Band WIFI/BT
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

  • +3 votes

    Whats the specs/ sRGB & AdobeRGB values on the 4K screen for this one? At the moment have my eye on the Dell XPS 9550 which covers 100% on both sRGB/Adobe colour space which I need for photo/video work but graphics card on this one considerably stronger.

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    This has everything I wanted, at a decent price.
    Does the "Extended Premium Warranty" cover dead and live pixels? I'm not sure if normal warranties do, I think it's normally something like within 60 days

  • +3 votes

    We are now offering the Intel Quad Core i7-6820HK upgrade as well, it's a +$249 option.
    Kris

  • +1 vote

    Thinking between this or waiting for a decent alienware on dfo. Wonder whats the build like compared to an Alienware?

    How quick is the warranty if we do need to send the laptop back? Does it get fixed in australia and sent back?

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      It gets sent back overnight to Metabox in Perth. Give it 1-2 days to fix and retest, then overnight back to you. So about a week all up.
      This is provided the required parts are available.
      Parts are usually in stock.

      Kris

    • -4 votes

      I've never bought a Metabox in particular, or from Kong computers, but I have experience with custom laptops and a bit of experience with Dell, and Alienware. I bought my first custom laptop in 2003 or so, and my most recent laptop is a custom Gigabyte. I used to get mine in the USA, because there used to be no stores in AU that were good value for money compared to US sites like Newegg etc, until very recently. I highly recommend custom PCs. Desktop especially, but if you need laptop, I still think they're better. No bloatware, high customization, you can usually keep it going a bit more than a manufactured PC. There usually is a niggly issue with at least one of the parts, but then, I haven't had a prefab computer without some issue, either.

      In-between my two customs (About 2009), I had a Dell Inspiron, built for gaming. I paid a ton, and the only feature that was better than my customs is the screen, which I paid extra for. It was a double edged sword though because the high-res (1920x1200) made it really hard to game with. It also had a power adapter error on startup, which meant the computer wouldn't charge or get full power if the adapter got jiggled slightly, which was irritating but I didn't fix because I used to have to just unplug it and plug it in again to get it to charge properly. But it was a known glitch, and they shipped it that way. Not to mention, they gave me 32-bit Windows on a 4GB RAM system at the time. I know, right? It took me about a year to get another OS, and finally it used the full 4gb. Also the DVD stopped working very soon after, and my HD suffered a critical failure a few years in, and I had to get a replacement part because it was out of warranty. I finally replaced my Dell last year with a custom Gigabyte and I'm a lot happier. (Except Windows 8.1/10 are both awful but that's not the laptop's fault). So far so good.

      When I met my fiance (2 years ago), he'd just bought an Alienware Desktop, which he paid a lot more than my (better spec) laptop price. His computer has had a lot of issues; he's had to reformat it about 6 times, we're not sure if its the Power, or the HDD dying, but he's having a lot of trouble on boot-up. It is conveniently out of warranty also. It looks likely we'll need to replace the part soon.

      I mean, this is all anecdotal, but I personally think Dell is a rip for the money you pay. I didn't feel I got a superior or more quality product at all; it seemed all the same stuff (maybe some of it even cheaper) for more money than the customs. You get a lot more bang for your buck with custom, not to mention I find custom laptops a lot easier to self-fix than other PCs because parts are often much more interchangeable and common, cases are meant to be open, etc. I don't think I'd ever go back to a prefab PC, never again.

      My current laptop is a similar build and price to this (I paid a bit more, but it was a year ago). I really like it. That said I'd personally go for a desktop next time. As a gamer, they're a bit more upgrade-able, I don't have to just scrap a desktop at the end of its use (unlike a laptop), you can usually swap something out and get a bit more out of it, and it overheats less. The only reason I got a laptop is because of convenience, as I may be moving countries soon. And this is a really great deal, honestly. I'm slightly jealous since its better than my custom.

      In fact, I was going to build my next PC myself, but I may get my next desktop from here instead, since the prices seem really fair. Anyway, I hope that helps somewhat.

  • +2 votes

    bought a p650se with a 970m ealier this year xD little regret
    although i dont game much on it

    highly recommend this store they are known on ocau for grea tthings and the guys there are very helpful :)

  • +1 vote

    I have always tried to keep up with metabox's growth and progression.
    You guys always have good deals and allow more "custom" laptops to be affordable and still powerful.

    Great to see you guys on ozb too.

  • +1 vote

    Hi Kris, if you could pass on feedback to Metabox that some of us would like a 13" laptop with a 1366x768 screen and a GTX 1050ti in it that would be great. Even a 960m would be great at that resolution!

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      Sure thing. They do have the 14" which is their smallest model at the moment.
      http://www.kongcomputers.com/product-detail/gamers/metabox-p...

      Just having a quick sqizz at the Clevo website they mainly have 14", 15.6" and 17.3" laptops.
      http://www.clevo.com.tw/clevo_pro.asp?lang=en

      There are 2 x 11.6" models but the CPU is quite weak.
      http://www.clevo.com.tw/clevo_prodetail.asp?id=977&lang=en
      http://www.clevo.com.tw/clevo_prodetail.asp?id=976&lang=en

      Kris

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        The problem I have is that the 965m struggles to get 60fps on a 1080p screen. It would easily smash 60fps in the latest games on a 1366x786 screen though. Sure, it's not as detailed but give me smooth gameplay is far more important than extra resolution any day.

        FWIW, I have a WA50SC I bought from you guys about 16 months ago - I love the laptop but sadly its GTX950m couldn't even do 10fps on DooM in low detail at 1080p. That pretty much made it unplayable - and decreasing the resolution from native makes everything so blurry.

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          Aah OK, I see your point with this now.
          I was going to recommend downsizing the screen res but you have tried that.

          I had a look at this site.
          http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphi...
          Yeah the GTX960M or GTX965M would give you 57FPS and 68FPS respectively for Doom at 1366x768.

          You'd be looking at about $1500 for a laptop with at least the GTX960M graphic cards.
          Hey just as a bit of a left field solution, would you be interested in a small form factor MSI desktop? There's a new GTX1050Ti model at $1399.
          http://www.kongcomputers.com/product-listing/Desktops.aspx
          I could offer you a small discount.

          Kris

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          Thanks, but I've got a pretty kickarse desktop - I custom built an i5-3570k overclocked to 4.2ghz with 16gb RAM and a GTX 970 and a HTC Vive attached. I'll be travelling a bit next year and was hoping to play some of my games while away - but given the performance of the 950m it's going to have to be older games, that's for sure… :-/

          The reason I wanted to pass that feedback on was that I know I'm not the only one would would like a small, light laptop that can do decent gaming framerates, even at a lower resolution. I was discussing the exact requirement over quite a few pints the other night with a group of friends!!!

  • +1 vote

    Can vouch that Kris from Kong Computers is very responsive and helpful with any queries and to be honest sell a helluva a product. Am keen to be buying my next laptop from these guys soon.

    Great to see them of ozb and looking forward to seeing more deals in the future

  • +1 vote

    is this really just 25mm high - what about cooling/overheating issues?

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      I just confirmed off the manufacturers website.
      It's actually 25.4mm.

      Dimension
      • 385(W) x 271(D) x 25.4(H) mm
      • 2.6Kg, Including Barebone and 60WH Battery

      Customers are very happy with the cooling.
      There's are few P650RP customers adding to this chat list, they might be able to inform you better and confirm the temperatures/cooling for you.

      Cheers
      Kris

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    Whats the advantage of the Intel Quad Core i7-6820HK vs IntelQuad Core i7-6700HQ ?
    seem to be unlocked and can over clock.

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Skylake-for-Notebooks-Core-i7-6...

  • +1 vote

    Yes the i7-6820HK can be overclocked.
    Obviously there are warranty implications if you fry the CPU.
    It has a faster clock speed and 8mb cache, instead of 6mb on the i7-6700HQ.
    I think the best benefits would be seen if you were a video editor and had to render and export out a lot of projects/files. Or did a lot of calculations or CPU intensive tasks.

    You can compare the two here at CPU Boss.
    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6820HK-vs-Intel-Core-i...

    Kris

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    What's the display panel used?

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      Panels are -

      FHD - LCD 15.6" FHD/IPS/EDP/LED LG LP156WF6-SPB1 (N7)" SUPPORT S/W G-SYNC "
      4K - LCD 15.6" UHD/PLS/EDP/LED SAMSUNG LTN156FL02-101 " SUPPORT S/W G-SYNC "

      Kris

  • +1 vote

    This is tempting

  • +1 vote

    Hi Kris,

    I bet lots of folks ask you this before but what's the difference if I order from you instead directly from Metabox? Besides you are one of the authorised reseller.

    Thank you.

    • +1 vote

      Hey Speedz,
      Warranty, build time and delivery is the same between us and Metabox.
      We have slightly better pricing than metabox as well, plus we have free shipping that saves you a further $30.
      Metabox isn't offering this deal at the moment either, so only we have it.

      Cheers
      Kris

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        Hi Kris,

        I'm interested in the Metabox Prime P650RS-G and spec it up, is there a better deal on this particular rig? Looking to really set it up as my work and play while I'm away on assignments.

        Also how will the 4k screen handle speadsheets on the 15'6 screen (too small?) and intensive gaming on the 1070 ie will it look weird if I change the resolution to 1920x1080 on the 4k screen?

        Thanks.

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    Any idea if the display panels use pwm or if g-sync helps with pwm?

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    How much would the equivalent desktop rig cost?
    Can i use this like a primary desktop gaming device?
    I can salary sacrifice this laptop so it actually comes down to $1,042 for me !!

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