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Ok my tower took a crap quite awhile ago stuck in boot loop.  Time to build a new one anyway (2014) build. So for now I have nowhere to set it up anyway. So going forward I never gamed on a laptop I only pretty much just play COD4 so need help picking one I want a 17.3 inch and have about $1000 maybe couple hundred more if needed don't want a bottom end junk. Suggestions please. Miss playing.

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This one is about the best you can get for the money.  It's last years model that's why it's on sale for $1,264 from it's original price of $1,799. There are only 2 in stock so if you want it you better hurry.

 

HP Omen 17t Gaming Laptop 2019 Flagship, 17.3'' Full HD 144Hz G-Sync IPS Display, Intel Six-Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, 16GB Optane PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD, 8GB GTX 1070 Thunderbolt Backlit KB BT 4.2 Win 10

https://www.amazon.com/HP-17t-Flagship-Six-Core-Thunderbolt/dp/B07XYXQSLR/ref=sr_1_27?dchild=1&keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1587631482&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin%3A7817234011&rnid=2242797011&s=electronics&sr=1-27

 

That thing would kick my desktop PCs ass. And it has a SWEET 17.3" Full HD 144Hz G-Sync ISP display panel. Asus has a few decent looking gaming laptops around that price point but the reviews are not the best. Lots of dead power brick problems and overheating issues.

 

 

This fella did a bunch of real gaming benchmarks on 1. Very impressive for a laptop. 

 

Edited by J3st3r

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1 hour ago, J3st3r said:

This one is about the best you can get for the money.  It's last years model that's why it's on sale for $1,264 from it's original price of $1,799. There are only 2 in stock so if you want it you better hurry.

 

HP Omen 17t Gaming Laptop 2019 Flagship, 17.3'' Full HD 144Hz G-Sync IPS Display, Intel Six-Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, 16GB Optane PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD, 8GB GTX 1070 Thunderbolt Backlit KB BT 4.2 Win 10

https://www.amazon.com/HP-17t-Flagship-Six-Core-Thunderbolt/dp/B07XYXQSLR/ref=sr_1_27?dchild=1&keywords=gaming+laptop&qid=1587631482&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin%3A7817234011&rnid=2242797011&s=electronics&sr=1-27

 

That thing would kick my desktop PCs ass. And it has a SWEET 17.3" Full HD 144Hz G-Sync ISP display panel. Asus has a few decent looking gaming laptops around that price point but the reviews are not the best. Lots of dead power brick problems and overheating issues.

 

 

This fella did a bunch of real gaming benchmarks on 1. Very impressive for a laptop. 

 

Looks great. I was looking at the Asus tuff also.

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I think I'd go with the ASUS TUF, Mule.

You lose a bit on the GPU and display specs but that AMD 4800H CPU is much better and faster.  i7-8750H vs R7-4800H

AMD has really come up with a winner with their 4000 series CPUs.

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Graphics with ROG Boost
  • 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor 45W (8M Cache, up to 4.2GHz)
  • 17.3” Full HD (1920x1080) 120Hz IPS-Type display
  • 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD | 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM | Windows 10 Home
  • 90WHr battery | Up to 8.7 hours web browsing and up to 12.3 hours video playback
  • Durable MIL-STD-810H military standard construction
  • Self cleaning dual fans with anti-dust technology to extend system longevity
  • RGB backlit keyboard rated for 20-million keystroke durability
  • Easy Upgrade Design | Easily add or replace memory and storage
  • Gigabit Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  • $1119 at Amazon

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3 hours ago, CW4 said:

AMD has really come up with a winner with their 4000 series CPUs.

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Graphics with ROG Boost

AMD actually put an nvidia vid card in this?

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Reviews on Amazon are 50/50 for the 2017-2019 Asus TUF series. Lots of problems with overheating,black screen and dead power bricks.

The Asus TUF series with the Ryzen 7 3750h had problems with overheating and thermal throttling due to having only 2 small intake ports on the bottom that are nowhere near the fans. They quickly get up between 80c-100c+ while gaming.

Asus under full benchmark load 85.5c average 101c max and throttling.  HP under full benchmark load 70c average 88c max at full turbo. Heat is what kills most laptops.   

 

This is the 1 that @CW4 is talking about. It does look really really good.

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-IPS-Type-GeForce-Battery-TUF706IU-AS76/dp/B0863DFMV7/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1587707462&refinements=p_n_intended_use_browse-bin%3A9647497011%2Cp_89%3AASUS%2Cp_n_size_browse-bin%3A7817234011%2Cp_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A18107821011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A18107802011&rnid=676578011&s=pc&sr=1-1&swrs=D03F9F06E1FF0BA6655F9DEC4D763720&th=1

 

You can order it now but it's not available until June 4, 2020 which is a little over a month from now.

Asus did a complete redesign of that laptop for the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU. It cools much much better than last years ASUS TUF gaming laptops. And they put a 90WHr Battery which is almost twice the size that they had in last years model.

 

Very tough choice because the HP has a better display and much better video card but I would have to pick the Asus. The asus has a kick ass 8 core CPU,a Huge battery,larger 1tb nvme pcie ssd,a really nice low profile RGB backlit keyboard and 1 more usb port than the HP has. Really both should come with at-least 2 type C ports which neither one has. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, [PUNKS]CuteFuzzyBunny said:

I  have the 15 inch version, and I love it.   Very powerful.  and very capable.

I added a 1 tb  nvme boot drive and a 2 tb sshd  for storage though.... 

 

Thanks but they don't carry it at my Micro Center and I got refurbished up before not much luck with it it's had a problem so that's why it's refurbished

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No worries,   i just didn't see one listed non refurbished...    I actually got a referb one myself.  I don't know why it was refurb... actually, it was listed as open box.  I think whoever got it first, didn't like the bleedthrough on the monitor.  its only 6 bit color, and had lots of edge bleed.   But otherwise,  it was brand new.  But it stuffed the 1tb drive and 2 tb drive in it anyways.  It was better than my 590 amd i believe.   I have not gamed on it since i got my amd radeon 5700 though.   but still... I can.   Its sweet,  but only 15, but i wanted the smaller footprint. 

 

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19 hours ago, J3st3r said:

Very tough choice because the HP has a better display and much better video card but I would have to pick the Asus. The asus has a kick ass 8 core CPU,a Huge battery,larger 1tb nvme pcie ssd,a really nice low profile RGB backlit keyboard and 1 more usb port than the HP has. Really both should come with at-least 2 type C ports which neither one has. 

HP (Hewlett Packard). I thought that company was long gone. I used to have an HP computer back in the day like 20 years ago. Worst computer I ever purchased.
Not that hard of a choice between the 2. ASUS is the only way to go!!!

Edited by Angelz

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For what its worth... ive sold my gaming PC back in 2015 and bought an MSI gaming laptop (GE72 2QC Apache). Im still playing on it now (mostly COD 2 / COD 4) and it is doing it perfectly!!

since mine is 5 years old you will be just fine with todays model. 

good luck! 

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Glad you didn't get the Asus Full-Sized notebook. Asus designed the ASUS TUF Gaming A17 off of the smaller Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502I which is a notebook with a decent 144hz ISP FHD 15" panel. The motherboard even has the same part # as the smaller G15 notebook. They actually put the G15 board in a larger chassis with a cheap 60hz display and overdrived or overclocked the display to get the 120hz rating and added a larger battery to take up the extra space.  

1/2 the people that bought them returned them because of how horribly washed out and overly bright the display is at anything over 60hz and it's 30+ ms response time @ it's listed 120hz is absolutely horrible. And the overall build quality of the chassis and upgrade-ability is horrible.  IPS-Type display lol. Another word for Generic,Made in some sweat shop in China from recycled parts? No wonder that laptop is now priced at $1099 with that awesome CPU in it. A similarly spec'ed laptop is $1700-$2000+. Asus fucked the A17 up by trying to build a sub $1200 "gaming laptop" out of a 15" Notebook.

It has 1 of those damn worthless 2 in 1 Mic/Headphone jacks and only a single USB 2.0 port on the right side for a mouse. They should of atleast put a separate headphone and mic jack and a USB 3.0 port or 2 on the right side.

Don't get me wrong, the Asus A17 is still a decent gaming rig but not nearly as good as it looks. 

 

@Mule needs help picking out a good wireless mouse and headset. Anyone?

 

 

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Posted (edited)

I bought my wife this one about a month ago. Has been pretty decent so far.

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