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ASUS 15.6" Laptop (i5-7300HQ, GTX1060, 8GB, 256GB SSD,120Hz) $1079.10 + Delivery (Free with eBay Plus) @ Computer Alliance eBay

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PLASMA

Same as this deal several months ago but now cheaper. Potentially stack with 10% off eBay gift cards for an even larger discount.

Excellent choice if you're after a budget gaming laptop around the $1000 mark that doesn't break the bank. You can also add an additional 2.5" HDD in for extra storage. I recommend sticking a 1TB+ 2.5 HDD in or larger SSD.


Specifications

  • ASUS FX503VM-ED191T
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) Quad Core CPU
  • 15.6" FHD 120Hz (1920x1080) Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 3GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video
  • 8GB DDR4 (1 x 8GB, 2 x slots)
  • 256GB M.2 SATA SSD + 2.5" SATA Port
  • Wireless-AC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Lan
  • SD Card Reader, HDMI, 3 x USB 3.0 Type A
  • HD Web Camera
  • Windows 10 Home 64Bit

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closed Comments

  • +7 votes

    The lack of type c is so peculiar! Otherwise amazing performance for the price! Top notch gaming laptop. If $1k is your budget…im not expecting any 20xx of a comparable performance to land at this price point for a while.

    • +3 votes

      Definitely great for $1k. 15" display and dedicated GTX 1000-series graphics and M2 Sata. They cut down on the CPU. but for real world performance on gaming, it doesn't matter as much as a dedicated graphics card.

  • +3 votes

    Don't i get a little credit for this ;)?

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      I was waiting for you to post it.

      • -4 votes

        ah >.< There were a lot better black friday deals so i avoided it :)

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      Here have an upvote

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    Nice new pin-up poster Clear :P

    • +5 votes

      Yes I snapped a picture of TA on the staff wall at Cashrewards.

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        TA's looking good these days, I like what he's with his hair.
        Tell me does TA still have, well you know the thing?

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          A "Tight Arse"?
          Well yes he does!

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    Bought this last time, girlfriend has been playing path of exile on it just fine. Fan is a little noisy when it's hot is about the only negative I can think of.

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      Tried replacing the thermal paste? noctua/arctic silver paste are my favourites.

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        before thermal paste get a laptop cooler.

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          In my experience they've been useless. However quality thermal paste replacements have always dropped temps to up to 5-20C depending on how bad the stock paste is.

  • +1 vote

    I paid $1299 for mine before black friday. Nice laptop but the display is a bit dissapointed, the colour is a bit washed out, and not as vivid as my dell monitor. I sent it to asus for display replacement, waiting for having back

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    I wonder how much a used i5(3rd Gen), DDR3 16GB, SSD 128GB, Windows 10 Pro is worth these days?

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      Depends on the gpu, and how much effort you want to put in to grab one. At least last month I found "off the shelf" (eg buy it now/gumtree) laptops here in WA were all about $1k…which makes absolutely no sense.

      After much pain and anxiety, I managed to get a 960m/8gb/i7 4xxx for $500…but honestly the effort involved, no warranty, performance difference, etc, id just have got this 1060 for 1k!

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    Nice laptop, not that I'm a gaming laptop expert.
    Bought this a few months back when the red gaming Dell's were going around the same price.
    One thing that put me off, was in the pics it looked quite boring.
    I was considering getting the lower spec Dell just cause it looked better (I'm sorry)
    Bought this though….and on opening the box and using it, it's quite a looker.
    The pics in the add do not do it justice.
    Love it :)

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      Would you know if you can add another hard drive in addition to the one installed? I have an old SSD I would like to add in if I get this model (looking at this or the MSI GF63, which already has an additional drive).

      Thanks

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        Yep, has m.2 included, i've added an Crucial 500gb SSD…into an empty bay ready for it

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          Oh wow, thanks for the reply!

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          I just bought this and am new to upgrading storage. Can I just buy any ssd?

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            @28kb: Yes. I ordered this 1TB SSD for the one I ordered for my son.
            https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/426120

            Ended up costing me ~$210 for the SSD and a 8GB Crucial RAM. Not bad. All up ~$1180 for everything with the eBay discounts and using 10% off eBay gift cards to pay for everything. That also includes the $45 cash back from the Samsung SSD.

            I ended up getting this because DELL cancelled my G5 order from November due to a system error and I only recently discovered. The DELL was $1600, so I am saving ~$420 for the sake of a 3GB video card instead of a 6GB and a 7th get CPU instead of 8th get. However, he has faster secondary storage. I used the $420 and picked him up a Nintendo Switch on sale and some games. So a win-win (he's only 10 so the laptop should be sufficient for his gaming needs).

            Just to clarify, he had $1000 saved which he put toward the laptop (which he doesn't know he is getting yet, he thinks he still needs to save more money).

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              @luztra: Thanks for the reply. I also bought the same SSD. I'll see how I cope with 8gb ram. My right speaker is not working on the laptop though :( pretty disappointed and touch pad has a fair bit of play

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                @28kb: I've also noticed the issue with the touchpad. I've posted my thoughts on this down below.
                Were you able to get your issue with the right speaker resolved?

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      boring? I think this looks much better than almost any gaming laptop out there

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        No RGB performance though, no one likes losing in PUBG because their RGB didn't work.

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          Yeah idk how people can game on this trash when it doesn't have rgb lighting and red accents all over it. Disgrace!

  • +1 vote

    Awesome price to performance.

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    Great value for a gaming laptop, just make sure you use headphones while gaming, this thing turns into a vacuum cleaner/ jet engine under load!

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    Almost perfect - I'd just chuck in extra ram and more storage (HDD or SSD) if you are going to be gaming. USB C would've been nice but oh well.

    Great deal!

  • +1 vote

    People should be aware that this is the 3gb version of the 1060. Might not make a big difference at 1080p, but most likely would if using a 1440p external monitor.

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    Has anybody tried gaming with a WMR headset on this laptop?

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    What's the next step up?

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    I cant believe this is better than any of the black friday sales. I feel ripped off now tbh.

  • +1 vote

    lol I like how this has 128 upvotes (computer based reference).

    • +1 vote

      When it was 1 upvote and 0 downvotes, you must have nearly fallen off your chair! ;)

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    just received mine a little dissapointed with the quality for example the power plug adapter and touchpad, and screen hinge. oh well you get what you pay for

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      Basically what all the reviews said 😋

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      That’s a shame to hear. The one I received had no issues (and I did check it thoroughly). I’m not a fan of the screen, but it’s for my ten-year-old so it should be fine.

      I installed an extra 8GB RAM (Crucial) and a 1TB SSD (Samsung). For the ~$1180 it cost all up I think it’s good value (discounted gift cards = $970 + $80 + $133).

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        Ok, so an update after having had this for a few weeks.

        Still not happy with the quality of the screen, after using my MacBook Pro the ASUS looks shit (there is a few thousand dollars difference in price, so is to be expected).
        The build quality is 'OK' - I suppose it is inline with the price and comparable to similar specced Windows laptops I looked at in person.

        Not really happy with the touchpad, it is appears to always be unresponsive/slow. Did a complete Windows re-install (not a restore). Did not resolve the issue of the touchpad being unresponsive (correct drivers are installed). Ended up purchasing a mouse (Logitech G502 Hero - my sons choice, not mine). Works much better, but a hassle having to always have a mouse plugged in.

        The computer runs quite hot and the fans immediately kick in on high as soon as Steam or Fortnite is opened (kind of expected, but didn't think it would happen as soon as the program is opened). Opening up the laptop to apply thermal paste is not really an option due to the 'void warranty' stickers placed during the manufacturing process by ASUS. Only RAM or an SSD can be added without voiding the warranty. A cooling pad may help and I'll probably pick one up this week.

        Overall, I suppose it was good value for the price I paid, and considering it is for a ten-year-old, but I think when it is time to purchase his next laptop I'll consider another brand or build him a desktop PC (was not a consideration this time round due to lack of space at home).