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ASUS - 17.3" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 1TB Hard Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ASUS scores again

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    RobH
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this for a digital audio workstation (DAW) which is more CPU-intense than GPU. The machine dropped my application resource load on memory and processing from 100% to less than 10%. I am also able to use it for the Steam catalog. Total War Warhammer benchmarked at 117 fps, so the graphics are solid. I economized on the 1060 (6gb) vs the 1070 (8gb) and it seems to have been a good decision. The "Armory Crate" app is a performance monitor and it might be worth checking; I did see some wildly fast temperature swings, so I'm not sure of its accuracy, but it does report processor loads and RAM use for both the CPU and the GPU. Of note: I did have an initial issue with the graphics on Steam, but I found that there were a number of Windows updates missing. Once I processed the updates, the graphics ran fine. As with all initial setups of a Windows system, you may find you have to restart and apply patches a number of times to resolve issues. I probably ran about a dozen cycles before I was up-to-date. I read a whole bunch of reviews on all sorts of laptops where heat is a problem. Fearing a potential heat issue, I bought the squad protection for 3 years. I figured that if the box burned up, I'd be better off having the protection. About the only negative on this box is that the fans are loud when the GPU kicks in. However, I think this is a reality of the times: If you buy a hot box, you can expect a hot box. Final: The description has a misstatement about the size of the screen. This unit is 17.3"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy customer

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    CoBe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Runs like a dream. Graphics are beautiful and the extra storage comes in handy for gaming. Great audio quality. Fan is a bit noisy but easy to deal with.

    I would recommend this to a friend