Here's An i7 Gaming Laptop With A GTX 1070 For $700 Off

If you'd prefer something more portable than a fixed desktop for your gaming needs, here's a solid deal on an ASUS ROG laptop.

The ASUS ROG Strix G752VS is one of the more powerful gaming laptops around, packing an i7-7820HK with 16GB of 2800 MHz DDR4 RAM and an overclocked GTX 1070. It's more than enough to smash out a smooth 60 FPS at 1080p.

Usually priced at $3699, the Microsoft Store is selling it for $2999 until April 9. The full specs is as follows:

Display: 17.3 in Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080) Processor: Intel Core i7-7820HK 2.70 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.60 GHz
Memory: 16GB DDR4 2800 MHz
Hard drive size: 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Optical drive: Dual-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Media drive: SD/MMC
Audio: ICEpower
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (overclocked) with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
Ports: 1x USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt • 4 USB 3.0 • 1 HDMI • 1 DisplayPort • Headphone output/Microphone input combo • RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000)
Battery: 88WHr lithium-ion polymer
Camera: HD webcam
Wireless: 802.11ac
Bluetooth: Yes
Dimensions: 416.56 x 322.58 x 20.32-48.26 mm
Weight: 4.30 kg

There's also an Alienware 15 R3 and Alienware 17 R4 gaming laptops, with $300 and $400 discounts respectively. You can check out all of the laptops via the Microsoft Store.


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Comments

    Bit of a gaming laptop addict..

    Worth noting to anyone considering these that they're currently on sale because the new 8th gen CPU's have just been released. The new CPU's give about 60% better performance than 7th gen. Definitely something you'll notice in modern open world games.

    Also, these machines have bottom spec 60hz panels. Nothing wrong with FHD (still my preference), but you can get these same laptops with much improved 120hz panels. And brand new machines are coming out with 144hz panels.

    Which leads me to a hard lesson learned with gaming laptops - make sure the panel is good enough for the hardware. 'Cause you aren't upgrading them 6 months later ;)
    As these have GTX 1070's, they're going to be overkill for 60hz.

    I've never understood why it is worth the extra money though.
    Whilst noting the extra convenience, how often do people carry these around?
    How much would an equivalent desktop or small form PC (inc a monitor) go for? $1200-$1500 right?
    Nevermind the upgrading issues.

      Less carrying around and more taking from place to place, in a backpack or something similar. And not that it's a full comparison, but a lot of major retailers I'm seeing are charging $700 for a GTX 1070 - once you add the extra $700-800 for a requisite i7 CPU and appropriate motherboard, then throw in decent RAM and good storage, you're pretty close to $2000. Definitely if you've got multiple SSDs for Windows/Steam/other storage.

    Convenience is definitely the primary factor but the technological leaps we used to see don't occur as often now to invalidate your purchase. I bought a metabox (clevo rebrand) when the Witcher 3 was released and to this day it still keeps up with my $3000 gaming rig with a gaming G1 GTX 1080. It has 4 SSDs of various form factors and houses almost every game I own (over 200 on Steam alone). All up, it cost about $2500 when fully upgraded.

    Being a GTX 980m it does tend to heat up a bit and the fans can be noisy but no more than my PS4. The ability to easily connect it to my tv and play any game I own or hook it up for a mate to have a quick game of fortnite or battlefield 4 keeps it relevant in my day to day. The GeForce experience low power mode and game optimisation allows you to game on battery for a couple of hours at 30fps and I have fond memories of the train ride to work playing the Witcher 3 :)

      Yep. Clevo are great value for money and have all that I need. I've even upgraded my P370em from 680s to 970s. This 5 year old laptop probably cost me a bit more than a desktop, but it's been awesome and mobile. The thing that seems to be killing it now is the battery is marked May-13...

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