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Asus TUF Gaming A15 144hz Gaming Laptop RTX 3060 $1998 + Delivery ($0 to Selected Areas/ C&C) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Decent price for a decent gaming laptop.

15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H processor (3.3 - 4.3 GHz)
512GB SSD storage
16GB RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 graphics
1 x HDMI port
3 x UBS-A 3.0 ports
1 x UBS-C 3.1 port
Bluetooth v5.2
Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax
Windows® 10 Home

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Comments

  • almost $2k and still not 17" ? laptop should be more affordable ….

    • +1

      17" is a trade off not a direct upgrade

    • desktop 3060 is retail for more than $1000 and arguably weaker than laptop 3060 (which is strange I know).

      So make that that of what you will

  • +1

    Noted that RTX 3060 TGP on this model is only 95W.

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Comprehensive-list-of-all-lapt...

    • +2

      You can get a 125w 3060 from Dell for $1761 via eBay sales.

  • +3
    • Same model.

  • +5

    https://online.acer.com.au/refurbished/refurbished-gaming/ac...

    cheaper way to get a 95w 3060

    I have this exact model, and i5 is perfectly good enough for 3060 for 1080p gaming

    I got mine for $1149, so it might dip to that price again

    for the diff in price, buy another plank of DDR4-3200 RAM and rejoice

    • +2

      Can’t have a laptop post without a Shabaka Acer comment.

      • +3

        because it's an awesome value, and I want to save money for my fellow Ozbargainers

        so you all can buy more eneloops ad free resistance bands of course

    • when did you get it for 1149?

      • +1

        3 weeks ago I think

        maybe 4

        time is relative these days

    • @shabaka, the existing 8 gb ram that the acer comes with, Is it rank x16 or rank x 8?

  • I'm looking for a g14 which is on sale but not the k2069t version I want . hoping to get any feedback as the one on sale is ryzen 7 5800hs vs ryzen 9 5900hs and screen is 1080 vs 2k..will I miss out much?

  • +1

    Wonder if the tuf line has fixed their cheap crappy keyboard and build quality for ~2k.

    • No they haven't :(

      Forget the keyboard….the touchpad is the worst!

      • yeah see? that's why I am pushing this Acer option

        it has a serviceable keyboard and touchpad

        build quality is also solid, unlike previous gen

        • I also hate Acer - they also have bad build quality (but that is just my opinion).

          Asus build quality gets better when you go higher in the range. I've had 3 Asus laptops over the years and the TUF series is a "you get what you pay for" (unfortunately).

          • +1

            @ssx: I know, I had the last gen Nitro 5, and it was trash. flimsy build, unusable keyboard

            this one is built much better (I know it was quite a gamble purchasing it considering the previous experience)

  • As mentioned the last time a TUF A15 deal was posted….. I have the TUF A15 3070 model (FA506QR-HN035T). It was not my first choice laptop…. wasn't even on my radar (I was stupidly considering the 2020 version for $1600 as my second choice lol), miraculously saw that the 2021 version was out AND in stock so I spent a little bit extra (well a lot, but I figured it was money well spent). I can say that I am very happy with the purchase, both gaming and general use (from internet browsing, to other adhoc tasks like video encoding). I'd imagine the 3060 model would be just as good (in terms of battery life, I get 12+ hours of battery use between charges… obviously if planning to game off the battery it'll drain a lotttttttt faster).

    I'm satisfied with the keyboard and mouse track pad (granted I've bounced between Toshiba and Dell over the last 9 years), I'd hope that the keyboard doesn't fail on me even though it probably will after long term use. I'm trying to off set using the laptop keyboard by using a wireless keyboard more often (especially when I've got the laptop connected to my main tv, means I don't have to continue to get up and down - because I'm lazy after all).

    Here's the thing about the deal though that has me scratching my head….. JB Hifi's normal price for the laptop is $2598 ? LOL That's MORE than the price for the 3070 model!!!! You'll find most (computer stores at least) have it for $1999-$2099 (maybe $2199 at most). If one was interested but was willing to hold off until early next year, it'll probably be $1500-$1699 by then.