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Awesome deal? Really considering buying this laptop that just appeared on Newegg.

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Well, I bought the laptop. 

Still considering on whether or not to buy the cooling pad, if not just to give the laptop better airflow. 

I don't like the gamer aesthetic and it looks thick as fuck, but other than that it's not bad.

Other than that it's really not that bad of a deal. Probably your best way to get a decently priced gaming machine IMO.

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Just now, dizmo said:

I don't like the gamer aesthetic and it looks thick as fuck, but other than that it's not bad.

Other than that it's really not that bad of a deal. Probably your best way to get a decently priced gaming machine IMO.

I don't mind thick, my current laptop is a thick laptop already. An old ASUS ROG G751JT-WH71(WX). I actually prefer the thick laptop. I've heard the new G17s can produce a lot of heat though, so I'm considering buying a cooling pad for the laptop as well. 

As for the gamer aesthetic, I like it.

And yeah, I noticed that ASUS 30 series have been delayed, and I've been wanting a replacement laptop for a little while now. Thinking on settling for this puppy. 

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That is a fantastic deal and an excellent PC.

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22 minutes ago, GoldForest said:

I just found this awesome deal: ASUS ROG Strix G17 Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 144Hz FHD IPS Type Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, Intel Core i7-10750H, 32GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD, RGB Keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10 Pro, G712LW-XS78 - Newegg.com

It has everything I want. At least 1 TB SSD, 32 gigs of memory and it's 17 inches. 
Best part is it's on sale for $400 bucks. 

It's on sale for $400 *off*. The price is $1600.

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Just now, Aereldor said:

I don't want a refurb, and definitely not a dell.

Just now, Chris Pratt said:

It's on sale for $400 *off*. The price is $1600.

Right, my mistake lol.

1 minute ago, LWM723 said:

I wouldn't bother with a cooling pad, they only cool the outside no benefit at all.

Hmmm. It would help with air flow though, and giving the laptop more room to breath, right?

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16 minutes ago, GoldForest said:

I don't mind thick, my current laptop is a thick laptop already. An old ASUS ROG G751JT-WH71(WX). I actually prefer the thick laptop. I've heard the new G17s can produce a lot of heat though, so I'm considering buying a cooling pad for the laptop as well. 

As for the gamer aesthetic, I like it.

And yeah, I noticed that ASUS 30 series have been delayed, and I've been wanting a replacement laptop for a little while now. Thinking on settling for this puppy. 

 All laptops produce an ungodly amount of heat though when packed with horsepower, Just the nature of the business. 

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Just now, Skiiwee29 said:

 All laptops produce an ungodly amount of heat though when packed with horsepower, Just the nature of the business. 

True. 

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23 minutes ago, GoldForest said:

I don't want a refurb, and definitely not a dell.

Cheers, though $450 is a big premium for no extra performance.

 

24 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

 All laptops produce an ungodly amount of heat though when packed with horsepower, Just the nature of the business. 

100%, but it can be mitigated to a huge degree by undervolting components, running the fans at max, and using some kind of external cooling like OP suggested - even those cheap $2 aliexpress 'cooling pads' that are just a mesh stand with a fan or two - make a big difference. 

 

 

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Well, I bought the laptop. 

Still considering on whether or not to buy the cooling pad, if not just to give the laptop better airflow. 

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39 minutes ago, GoldForest said:

Hmmm. It would help with air flow though, and giving the laptop more room to breath, right?

No, it won't. It might be useful on laptops that transfer tons of heat not over fans, but also as much over putting it out to the case. The integrated fans and the cooling system are made in a way that they work at their best when the laptop is situated on a clean, even surface like a table. These things do nothing good. Besides cooling the bottom (which no one touches anyway during usage, lol), they don't do anything. There are people that do recommend them but it's rather a minority because it's usually a rather subjective "hey, I bought this!" kind of thing but not because they're all that useful.

12 minutes ago, GoldForest said:

Well, I bought the laptop. 

Still considering on whether or not to buy the cooling pad, if not just to give the laptop better airflow. 

Congratulations on your new laptop! 🙂

I wouldn't bother with these useless things.

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18 hours ago, Benji said:

Congratulations on your new laptop! 🙂

I wouldn't bother with these useless things.

Thanks and okay.

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20 hours ago, GoldForest said:

Well, I bought the laptop. 

Still considering on whether or not to buy the cooling pad, if not just to give the laptop better airflow. 

Congrats for your new laptop

 

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1 hour ago, Ivorz said:

Congrats for your new laptop

 

Thanks

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22 hours ago, GoldForest said:

Well, I bought the laptop. 

Still considering on whether or not to buy the cooling pad, if not just to give the laptop better airflow. 

I'd buy the cooling pad, it makes a prety big difference. Doesn't have to be expensive, it's literally just fans blowing at the laptop to cool it down. Mine was $5 and it lowers temps significantly.

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