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15.6" Metabox Alpha N850HJ (i7-7700HQ, GTX1050, 256SSD+1TB, 8GB, BYO OS) - $1229 Free Shipping (Save $150) @ Kong Computers


Receive a further $50 off the current "Metabox - It's Massive! Big Storage! Big Savings!" Promotion. With upgraded 256GB SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD, 3168AC WIFI & Instant $100 Discount

So that's $150 off in total, normal price is $1379.
The Metabox Alpha N850HJ is at the budget end of the Metabox range so not a lot more can be reduced by us price wise, however with the below specs they are hard to beat. With the GTX1050, Quad Core i7-7700HQ CPU, 256GB SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD, 8GB RAM, plus most specs are upgrade-able so you can upgrade/downgrade to build your perfect laptop.
Please note that the base model comes with NO Windows OS. A lot of customers already have Windows 10 or can get a student copy. It is available to select from +$139 (installed) from the customise menus on the right of the N850HJ web-page.

Please allow 7 business days to build and test each laptop from the Perth Metabox factory. Orders get insured air delivery (with required signature) direct to you from the Perth factory. Which is overnight delivery to most destinations.

  • No Windows installed (Please select your preferred Operating System from the customise list on the right)
  • Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz up to 3.8GHz 6MB L3 Cache
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (Supports 4 active displays)
  • Diamond Compound applied to processor and graphics
  • 15.6" FHD 1920x1080 IPS WVA Matte 60Hz LED
  • 8GB RAM DDR4 2400MHz, 1x8GB, 2 slots (Up to 32GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory)
  • 256GB SK Hynix SC308 SATA 3 M.2 SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD 7mm (Max 2 storage options)
  • No Optical Drive
  • Intel 3168 AC Dual Band WIFI/BT (up to 433 Mbps)
  • Full sized isolated RGB back-lit keyboard with Numeric Key Pad
  • Sound Blaster Cinema 3
  • Webcam: Built-in 2.0M High-Resolution Digital Video Camera
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x HDMI, 2 x Mini Display port 1.2, 1 x USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) port (Type C), 2 x USB 3.0 ports (Type A), 1 DC-in jack, 1 Headphone Jack, 1 Microphone Jack, 1 RJ-45 LAN
  • 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC, RSMMC, SD, mini SD, SDHC, SDXC)
  • Size: 378(W) X 267(D) X 26.9(H)mm
  • Weight: 2.3Kg with built in 6 cell 62Wh Battery Pack
  • 2 Year Premium Warranty
  • Free Insured Air Freight Delivery

Please ask any questions below.

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  • +5

    anything in similar range with a 1060

    • +3

      I will have to confirm this with Metabox on Monday.
      At this stage just offered on the GTX1050.

      • +2

        Can you also check re: a price for 4 gig 1050 graphics, and 16gig ram? Happy to lose HDD too?

        • Just sent you a PM.

        • What was the quote? Thanks

    • Just sent you a Personal Message.

  • +7

    Just a little review about the seller in case people don't know a lot:

    Metabox laptops are pretty good for their specs, but do come with a not-so elegant design unlike ASUS or MSI (so they are cheaper than the very-well known sellers). But the trade-off is pretty nice (after all, most people want performance over design). And design is not bad at all, it does do fan control well enough.

    You can also customize them (RAM, HDD and SSD, even the screen - G-Sync or no G-Sync etc) too. Also you'll get a 2 year warranty as well.

    Kong Computers are great sellers too, always willing to answer questions and help out as possible as they can.

    Source: Recently bought a Metabox P650HS-G.

    • Lbo folded shortly after i purchased my laptop. The hinge and screen have since broken. The fan is making strange grinding sounds. I bought extended warranty, which became void after bankruptcy. Looking at xiaomi now

      • +1

        Have you talked with the Metabox Support to see what you can do? these laptops are based or Clevo and Sager laptops, so you can find parts to fix some of these issues (like the screen). Warranty or not, i think they could help you at least to replace the screen by yourself.

        • +1

          no never bothered. it served me well for 2 years. laptop parts have come a while since purchasing so id be happy to upgrade.

          initially it had problems with the bios. LBO told me to patch the BIOS, but if anything went wrong, it would void my warranty. i told them to piss off.

        • @tomkun01:
          Sorry to hear that mate.
          Yes definitely hit up Metabox if you want to get the old laptop bought from LBO fixed. They would definitely have the parts.

        • +1

          @Kong Computers: thanks. Still works when hooked up to a monitor but it's disappointing that the hinge broke so easily. Still better than my old Lenovo

    • do come with a not-so elegant design unlike ASUS or MSI

      Have you seen Asus and MSI gaming laptops bro? Elegant lel …

      • I meant their designs are very polished, whereas Metabox's ones are bland. Also it's going to leave a lot of fingerprints, so get ready to clean them off too (not tedious to do though, and they come of pretty quickly with a towel - no liquid required).

  • +6

    Can confirm that Metabox laptops are awesome, and Kris from Kong Computer always provides exceptional customer service :)

  • +4

    Just here to confirm that seller is top notch and Kris offers great service and knows his shit. However, Kong does have surcharge for cc payments.

    Would buy again.

  • +3

    Just bought a p650hp and couldn't be happier with the laptop and service. Machine is a solid build and handles anything thrown at it. Came here to share kudos for the Kong guys and can only say good things about them, cheers again Kris

  • +4

    Purchased my current metabox from Kong. Like others, can attest to very good customer service and overall experience! Happy customer, will buy again.

    • awe shucks guys….you're making me all choked up! I'll pay you the $20 next week haha!
      Seriously though, thanks for the kind words. It makes all the effort we put in very worth it indeed.

  • +1

    Wish I had a need for one of these. Specks look amazing for the price!

  • +3

    The sale downgrades the WiFi, rep pls……..

    • HI Dyl, the base WiFi is the onboard non AC WiFi.
      Last month Metabox offered the better 8265AC, but swapped a few specs around this month to also now add on the 1TB HDD.

      • +1

        Understood, but all your laptops usually come with a free 1x1 AC as standard, so when I read upgraded WiFi I think 8265AC… Still a great deal, even if it is ~$1258 after WiFi upgrade instead of $1229.

        I guess if people want to be fancy, they can remove the HDD (-$60), add in the WiFi upgrade (+$29) and pay $1,198, so it's still a great deal.

        • Thanks Dyl, Your response had me thinking about the Wi-Fi. I went back though the old promotions and the last time Metabox offered the base on-board Wi-Fi was way back in September 2016. So it has been the 3165AC, 3168AC, 8260AC or 8265AC since then on various promotions. Good pick-up :)

  • Screen colour accuracy?

    • +1

      Thanks, I'll find this out for you on Monday and reply back.

      • Aaaand?

        • +1

          The sRGB is around 55%

  • Can this play Dota 2 max settings?

  • +2

    Note this is the GTX 1050, not the GTX 1050 Ti, which has lesser CUDA cores and such.

  • +1

    10/10 would buy again
    Top notch service.

  • +2

    At $1120 (if you cut the ssd out) its BARGAIN for cost-effectiveness

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