expired ASUS 15.6" Laptop (Ryzen 5 3550H GTX1650 8GB RAM 512GB SSD) $1023.20 + $15 Delivery ($0 with eBay Plus) @ Computer Alliance eBay

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PCOMP20

Good price for a decent gaming laptop with all the bells and whistles. You can also add an additional 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD for extra storage in addition to the PCIe SSD.

Promotional images and full list of features here at ASUS.

$15 postage or free with eBay Plus. First time users can get a 4 month trial here.

Specifications

  • ASUS FX505DT-BQ143T
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 2.1GHz (6M cache, up to 3.7GHz) Quad Core CPU
  • 15.6" FHD 60Hz (1920x1080) IPS Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5 Dedicated Video
  • 8GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM (2x SO-DIMM socket for expansion)
  • 512GB PCIe Gen3 M.2 SSD + 2.5" SATA Port
  • Wireless-AC, Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Lan
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack, USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0, LAN
  • RGB Backlit Keyboard
  • HD Web Camera
  • Windows 10 Home 64Bit

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Comments

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    so many laptop deals im afraid once i buy one there will be a better (better deals/similar spec but cheaper) ones comes up.

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    The same was available on ebay with the Bonus Strix headset but CA took it off ebay saying that cant have both 20% discount and headset

    BONUS ASUS ROG Strix Fusion Wireless Gaming Headset PN ROG-STRIX-F-WL

    https://www.computeralliance.com.au/asus-fx505dt-bq143t-15.6...

    I should have just bought on ebay when the bonus headset was mentioned in the listing, but on asking the rep got an arrogant reply that it is an Instore promo only. Lets see if CA makes the right move here !

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      I didn't see that before. I'd say it's a promotion CA are running rather than ASUS and the 20% takes away the amount that would have paid for the headset.

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      hmm, ill buy one if they chuck the headset it

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      Correct that the in store bonus items are usually not advertised or available on our eBay listing. Thats not just during promotions, its the general rule for our eBay listings.

      Some of the headset bonus image overlays related to a store promotion were pushed to eBay for a short time when that promotion started in shop - a mistake that we picked up and removed.

      The manufacturer offered promotions that are available by redemption are available for sales through ebay.

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        I bought this laptop when CA were advertising this price with the $100 cashback and Asus headset, both redemptions were through Asus but you had to choose CA as your purchasing store. Already received the $100 cashback and I have a confirmation email for the headset.

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    Is RAM upgradable?

    Also isn't ROG better buy?

  • -1 vote

    Hi - can anyone (PLEASE) advise of a cheaper laptop then this (8GB, min i5 and 250 SSD). Muchly appreciated as I do not know much about computers but need one for my daughter (grade 10 in VIC). Many thanks in advance.

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      You'd probably want to include a few more details on requirements such as primary usage, desired screen size etc.

      Eg. if primary usage is just word/excel and internet browsing, a dedicated graphics card is probably an unnecessary cost.

      However if she's using for arts/graphic design or playing some games might be worth it?

      Anyway whirlpool forums always have decent recommendations for laptops.

      https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/130

      "Hot laptop deals under $1k thread" https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/thread/9vnnrjr9?p=39

    • +1 vote

      Size/weight requirements?
      Aesthetics requirements?
      Battery life requirements?
      Usage scenario requirements? (e.g. text/office type usage, or arts/designs? and how game-able you want the laptop to be/to not be, if for school?)

      OzBargain also got similar thread on the community's recommendation for budget laptop however without specifying for what purposes (although the budget cap is $1200 instead, but if you look up the computers individually, some are under $800 during sales https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/444459).

      If you can provide answers to the above questions, it'll be easier to recommend.

      Cheers

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      Apologies - mostly used for assignments (Grade 10)- word/excel and presentations. No games but she says watching Netflix.

      https://www.amazon.com.au/Lenovo-Ideapad-S340-15-6-Inch-Note...

      Is the above any good please or is there anything similar. We are not PRIME members. Thank you.

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        I would not trust the quoted battery life, it'll likely be less. Usually budget laptops skimp out on the batteries, so it is likely it won't give 6 hour battery life (depending on usage).

      • +4 votes

        If you can raise your budget by $156, then this HP ProBook x360 440 G1, https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/173728927120 , is quite a contender. ProBook is HP's entry level business laptop, so customer support is expected to be better than the consumer lines.

        $956 (after 20% off Computer Alliance eBay promotion code, PCOMP20)
        +$15 delivery (free with eBay Plus)

        Brief spec meets your requirement, and on top of that, it also has a touchscreen and comes with pen.

        • Intel Core i5 8250U 1.6 GHz (8M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz) Quad Core CPU
        • 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Touch Screen (Stylus Pen included) [may or may not help with presentation work, but still a nice productivity feature]
        • Windows 10 Home 64Bit
        • 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
        • 8GB (1 x 8GB, 2 x slot) SODIMM DDR4-2400 Memory
        • Intel UHD Graphics 620
        • HDMI, Gigabit Lan, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth 4.2, SD Card Reader, HD WebCam, No Optical Drive
        • 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 (Gen1) Type-C
        • 3-cell, 48 Wh Li-ion Battery
        • 1.72kg

        Official product page: https://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx...

        The main reason of difficulty of finding a laptop within that $800 budget, is of the requirements <1.8kg (ie ultrabook class) and with long battery life of consistently and reliably >6 hours. If you can forgo these two criteria, there will be more options.

        EDIT: Sorry, I don't know why but I thought I saw and kept thinking your budget is $800. Saw your post on the other ASUS Zenbook deal post too and realised more $700-$900. This ProBook is quite a contender, and personally I think is better than the ASUS down the line.

        The ASUS may look more aesthetically pleasing (subjective), but its battery is lesser (47Wh 2-cell VS HP's 3-cell 48Wh), and its memory is soldered which means is NOT upgradeable. While the HP is a lot more serviceable if components are to be replaced or upgraded.

        • +1 vote

          Many many thanks for your detailed response and advice. We are seriously considering this unit. Cheers

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          I just noticed your comment.. "The main reason of difficulty of finding a laptop within that $800 budget, is of the requirements <1.8kg (ie ultrabook class) and with long battery life of consistently and reliably >6 hours. If you can forgo these two criteria, there will be more options"

          What are the top 2 options if we forgo the weight and 6 hours battery life please? Just so, we can have a measure of what we are getting at $956 vs forgoing the 2 criteria. Thanks again. Ps. just hope the comparison is a bit robust.

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            @FBI: While 6 hours requirement is quite good for on-the-road, but it is also reasonable (?) to expect the school to have power point outlet available for charging during class/presentation if needed.

            The battery life requirement, if can be eased to 4-5 hours, it will enable options of the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform (more specifically e.g. the ThinkPad E series, https://www.ozbargain.com.au/brand/lenovo) which offer great values for performance and usage experience, usually <$800 when on sale (although you may need to wait for another 2-4 weeks for delivery).

            Other AMD options:

            Still HP ProBook line (non-Touchscreen), AMD Ryzen Mobile platform (previous gen, 2000 series), https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/173862276572
            $639.20 (after 20% off), however this one definitely more caveat as expected battery life is more 3-5 hours depending on task, so probably bit risky regarding battery life.

            AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 2GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.6GHz) Quad Core CPU, 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS LED Display, 8GB DDR4 (1 x 8GB) SODIMM 2400MHz Memory, 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD, Integrated AMD Radeon Vega Graphics, No Optical Drive, D-Sub (VGA), HDMI, Gigabit LAN, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth V4.0, HD Web Cam, Card Reader, 3 x USB 3.1, 1 x USB 3.1 (Gen1) Type-C, Windows 10 Pro 64bit


            Just found a few more INTEL options just as worthwhile to consider (especially the MSI, which should still enable 6 hours battery life and fit <1.8kg requirement):

            Lenovo L480 14" Core i5 Notebook Win 10 Home PN 20LSS0P200
            $796 after 20% off Computer Alliance eBay code
            https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/173902572753

            Intel Core i5 8250U 1.6 GHz (8M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz) Quad Core CPU, 14" FHD (1920x1080) IPS Display, Integrated Intel HD620 Graphics, 4GB DDR4 (1 x 4GB, 2 x slot) Memory, 128GB M.2 SATA SSD, Lan Port, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth v4.2, HDMI, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0, HD Camera, Windows 10 Home, Starting at 1.68 kg, 335 x 235 x 22.5 mm (as long as you don't mind thinkness)

            MSI PS42 8MO-065AU 14" Core i5 Notebook Win 10 Home
            $879.20
            https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/173946056863

            Intel Core i5 8265U 1.6Hz (6M Cache, up to 3.90GHz) Quad Core CPU, Intel HM370 Chipset, 14" FHD (1920x1080) IPS Level Display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 2666MHz (8GB onboard + 1 Slot) SODIMM Memory, 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD, No Optical Drive, HDMI, No Lan Port, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth v5, 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen1) Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen1) Type-A, Windows 10 Home 64Bit, 1.18kg, 4-Cell 50 W/Hr Battery

            Dell Outlet Refurbished Inspirons options (although can't see any that's particularly recommended over the above): https://www.dell.com/en-au/outlet/SystemsStockRoomDetails?~c...

    • +1 vote

      This one is $550 from dell with code DBINSP15AMD which should do the job.

      https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/inspiron-15-5585...

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    Anyone knows how is the battery life on the laptop?

    • +1 vote

      Always the con of gaming laptops. There are a lot of different variants of this laptop with many reviews saying 3-6 hours of general web/video usage. For gaming it's going to be a lot less.

    • +2 votes

      So far I haven't hit any problems with it. I've run it for about 5hrs doing general browsing and office tasks, haven't tried gaming on it in battery mode yet though.

  • +1 vote

    Very happy with this laptop from the EOFY sale. Paid about the same.

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    Apologies - mostly used for assignments (Grade 10)- word/excel and presentations. No games but she says watching Netflix. Below 1.8 kg and robust (high school student :-) - 6 hours battery life..

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Lenovo-Ideapad-S340-15-6-Inch-Note...

    Is the above any good please or is there anything similar. We are not PRIME members. Thank you.

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    What is best laptop buy for around $1000 - for gaming? (Don't care about screen or keyboard as it plugs into an external monitor)

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    Does anyone know where does the GTX1650 sit with the GTX1060 Max Q? Is it still worth getting a laptop with GTX1060 Max Q (assuming deep discounts for the laptop) given there's now 1660Ti on some affordable models?

    • +1 vote

      Not a real major difference according to benchmarks. The 1650 is a few fps less than the 1060 Max Q and uses less power.

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    Anyone know how much of a difference is compare to ROG?

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    Does this have Sdcard slot?

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