ASUS ROG Zephyrus M Laptop 15.6" 240Hz FHD Core i7-9750H 16GB RAM 512 GB SSD GTX1660 Ti/6GB $2178.90 + Free Delivery @ Newegg

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ROG Zephyrus M GU502GU-XH74-BL Gaming Laptop - 15.6" 240 Hz FHD IPS, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16 GB DDR4, 512 GB SSD, Per-Key RGB, Windows 10 Pro, Glacier Blue

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  • Wow that spec and price.

    • Yes..

      Considering the last 5 gaming laptop posts with people complaining about specs, this one is not even "ordinary" but very below par being over $2k, last gen CPU and "only" a 1660Ti.

      In comparison, the Dell G5 was going for $1600, this really isn't a deal no matter what "Brand name" or 240Hz screen you throw at it.

      • The 240hz screen is really nice.

        8th 9th and 10th gen CPUs are literally the same and I wouldn't pay more than like ~$50 to go from an 8th to a 10th gen CPU.

        1660ti is still a decent card but it is the weakest part of the laptop. For a lot of people the good build, thin and light design will make up for that

  • That price for that spec doesn't seem worth it. Sure the monitor is amazing but still…

    • Please don't forget brand value, build quality and the color of this model, I am using the ROG Strix ($500 less) and it's an amazing machine.

      Surely if the Zephyrus model drops below $2000 that would be pretty sweet but for a random sale from Newegg (with free shipping) I think this isn't bad at all.

    • The CPU in your example will be slightly worse unfortunately. If you can find one with a Ryzen 4-series (e.g. Ryzen 4800h) it will absolutely obliterate the 9750h in this example. Nonetheless, it's still an excellent machine, though in both cases (the one in this bargain as well as the one you have linked) is still a little expensive IMO.

      For some reason, Ozbargain wont let me un-select that I am associated with Newegg. I absolutely have nothing to do with Newegg at all!

      • You can message a mod to get them to remove it

      • Has there been a Ryzen gaming laptop with a good build (especially with thin screen bevel like XPS) on the market yet?

      • Obliterate is an over exaggeration

        • The Ryzen 4800h is a 8 core 16 thread cpu (remembering that the 9750h is an Oc-version of the 8750h with only 6 cores and 12 threads of the older gen intel). If you were to do any productivity work at all, it wouldnt even remotely be close. Gaming? Maybe closer, but for 80% of computing tasks its MUCH more powerful

          You can look at any review you like, here is the first google result: https://www.techspot.com/review/2018-amd-ryzen-4800h/

          Full disclosure: I don't have a Ryzen laptop, my gaming laptop is running an i7-8750h which I find to be quite fine, but then again, I am not buying one now and measuring it up to anything else.

          • @holisticboy: not 'maybe closer' its not that big of a difference in gaming. Boost clocks are more useful in gaming than cores, anything more than 6 and most games doesnt care. Why do you think Ryzen 5 3600 is the most popular? Or why do you think the i5-10600k is now considered the best gaming chip? You can check any game benchmarking charts and you wont see freaking 80% performance increase ever.

  • for that promo code, it says with bitcoin payment?

  • The G14 can be had for a similar price. CPU is better in that but screen is better here.

    • The downside of a 240hz screen is that you need a system that can take a game and render it at 240fps to get that buttery smooth motion. The question is can you do that with a 1660ti? In some older games for sure, but newer ones are going to need a lot more grunt, even if you drop settings to lowest!

      • This is true.
        I bought the G14 GA401II and the only downside to it is the crappy response time of the screen.

        The keyboard has really uneven back light and the fans are always on, even when idling. These two are minor issues.

      • A higher refresh rate will benefit you even if you have less than 240fps. It will reduce the average time between a frame being ready and it being displayed. If you double your hz you halve the average time between a frame being ready and it being displayed.

        You don't need a system which can handle a 240hz screen, there is no down side to it.

        • The down side is you spent extra $$ on a screen that gets minimal benefit out of a graphics card that is unlikely to exceed 100 fps on new games.

          Dell recently did the same specs with 144Hz screen for 1600$. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/548197
          This same Dell laptop has also been on multiple deals earlier at 1500$ in April and earlier months.

          • @Gustybreeze: The comment implied there was a downside to a 240hz screen, not to a higher price. I was responding to that.

            • @Joker042: Yeah thats a good point, I mention it only because it is likely to be far more expensive than a 60hz or 120/144hz monitor (so would be a fair chunk of the value of that laptop). If it was there, its always good nonetheless!

    • I think the colour accuracy in the G14 is better but the refresh rates are lower in the g14 too. It's till 120hz which is amazing to use in day to day and in gaming.

  • Last years spec, no

  • I have a ASUS ROG Strix II and it's been back for warranty twice now due to the fans running at 100% and they cannot be controlled (e.g silent profile does nothing, and no apps register they're running at any RPM).

    They've replaced fans and mainboard. I would suggest checking for reviews on these ASUS laptops and make sure their isn't complaints of a similar issue.

    It's a shame because the one I have is a beast (similar specs but RTX2060)

  • This seems like a reasonably specd, well constructed laptop. It is a little pricey compared to the competition though, and a lack of thunderbolt 3 at this price is disappointing.

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