ASUS ROG STRIX 15.6-inch G-SYNC VR Ready Core i7 2.6GHz Thin and Light Gaming Laptop [GL502VM] GeForce GTX 1060, 16GB DDR4, 1TB 7200 RPM HDD, Intel Core i7 6700HQ

Gaming and audio processing laptop for ~1k

Posted on: March 29, 2017 by WaffIes

I’ve had a ROG and and MSI and both were fantastic, granted they were both 2-2.2 USD. I have had issues with my MSI motherboard and laptop, though. 1k is a little low, but I’m flexible. If something is around that ballpark I may grab it. Maybe around 1350 is a more reasonable budget. This asus is a definite contender. It’s still got a bit of the gaming laptop aesthetic, but it isn’t as bad as some. This one seems good, but I wish it had an i7, since my 4770k at 4.5ghz is even having some issues in reaper.

As for US pricing, I’d say 1.4-1.5 there is about 1 here after importing/currency exchange.

EDIT: The more I look at that Amazon one the less I’m sure. Customer photos make it look more bulky than I am looking for. I’d like something that’s very portable.

Which laptop between these 3?

Posted on: March 13, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you are welling to go to 1200 then I would recommend this GL502VM because it comes with everything you need , i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for gaming, 16 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1 TB of HDD for storage, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, good heat management, 1060 GPU which should handle most AAA games on high settings with good FPS and even better than the 1050Ti on the Acer that DaZolo recommended, and it is within your budget

Laptop for College?

Posted on: March 13, 2017 by LonerIM2

> strength games

What games ? anyway, I would recommend this GL502VM because it comes with everything you need , i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for gaming, 16 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1 TB of HDD for storage, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, good heat management, 1060 GPU which should handle most AAA games on high settings with good FPS, and it is within your budget

Looking for a new laptop for $1500 or less. All help would be appreciated.

Posted on: March 13, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this GL502VM because it comes with everything you need , i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for gaming, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1 TB of HDD for storage, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, very good battery life(for a gaming laptop, when not gaming about 5 hours), 1060 GPU that should be able to handle the games you mentioned on high settings with very good FPs, USB type C, backlit keyboard, and it is within your budget

Is This Too Good To Be True

Posted on: March 12, 2017 by LonerIM2

It is not actually for 1300 (unless the price was updated before i comment), but there is laptops out there with the same specs and build quality for similar price, like GL502VM because it comes with i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for gaming, 16 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 1 TB of HDD for storage, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, good heat management, and it is within your budget

MSI GS43VR vs ASUS GL502VM

Posted on: March 12, 2017 by LonerIM2

the GS43VR build quality is lower than the ASUS GL502VM, but even the ASUS GL502VM can get a little hot, if weight and screen size is not a concern then I would got with this one.

MSI GS43VR vs ASUS GL502VM

Posted on: March 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

You are comparing too different laptops, the MSI GS43VR is smaller, lighter, but with lower build quality and the GL502VM is bigger, cheaper but with better build quality.

Got $2000 to spend, going to university this fall. What should I get?

Posted on: February 26, 2017 by thelphelper

I would go with the **ASUS ROG STRIX 15.6-inch** .It has beautiful GSync IPS display with strong graphical performance, relatively affordable, high quality components,NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphics to play the lastest games you want.Comes with a 1tb of storage and 16GB DDR4 ram as well 4.9lbs. The Intel Core i7 6700HQ is wonderful. However here are some things to watch about it,Subpar keyboard,not excellent audio quality,Stereo speakers are anemic.

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college).

Posted on: February 7, 2017 by LonerIM2

Yeah they do, since battery life and build quality is a concern then I would recommend this GL502VM or this Prostar-P650HP3 both have the needed power for your games, not too heavy to be carried around, very good build quality that can handle traveling with no issues, good value for money, and decent battery life (3 to 5 hours with light to medium non gaming usage) and both are within your budget.

Most and best recommended laptops (gaming, college).

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by LonerIM2

I assume you are referring to this if that is the case then a good point to note is that the battery life is not great (3 to 4 hours with non gaming usage), and if you have enough budget it is worth it to add a SSD or buy one pre configured with it.

Another good option is The GS43VR Phantom (because of the smaller screen size and light weight at 3.75 lbs)

[USA] ~$1400 for portable gaming

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2 which is a nice bonus, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is powerful enough for most modern games to run on high/ultra settings, good battery life (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

ASUS ROG GL753VE DS74 17.3″

Posted on: January 16, 2017 by LonerIM2

this ASUS GL502VM because mainly it comes with 1060 which is better than 1050 Ti

What Is The Consensus On Sager Laptops?

Posted on: January 15, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2 which is a nice bonus, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is powerful enough for most modern games to run on high/ultra settings, good battery life (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

Thin,Light,GTX 1060 For College

Posted on: January 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2 which is a nice bonus, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is powerful enough for most modern games to run on high/ultra settings, good battery life (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

Looking for Gaming/Art/Music Computer, $1500 or under, USA

Posted on: January 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market and recommended for VM, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

$1300 (Lightweight) Gaming for College

Posted on: January 14, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market and recommended for VM, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

Light laptop with good GPU for gaming/machine learning.

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market and recommended for VM, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

Is this laptop good for my needs? Or is there a better one?

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by LonerIM2

Specs wise you got a great choice, but it has lower build quality than other options in the same price range so I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market and recommended for VM, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

USA, <$1500, 13"+ : light game dev, programming/cybersecurity student, some gaming, windows/ArchLinux

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market and recommended for VM, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

[USA] [15"+] [$1200-$1500 budget] Looking for something to game on, mainly using Steam.

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend either this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market and recommended for VM, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

[USA] Looking for a quality laptop for gaming ($1300-$1700)

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend either this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market and recommended for VM, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

Or this Clevo Prostar P650RS-G because it comes with 1070 which is much more powerful than the 1060 usually found in your budget, and it comes with high build quality, and very good heat management, and the rest is very similar to the Asus in terms of the rest of the specs.

[USA] 15" w/New kaby lake + 1050/60 gpu <$200

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

How long battery life are you looking to get ? because usually I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market and recommended for VM, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

[$1'600 to $1'800 USD | USA] - Portable Gaming and Content Creation, 15.6" or less

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market and recommended for VM, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop (some reviews say that battery will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

Looking for a sloid laptop <$1800

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market and recommended for VM, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop(some reviews say it will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during night or non gaming usage.

2 in 1 with gaming and a stylus

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by LonerIM2

For 2 in 1 with a stylus, I would recommend this Acer Aspire R13 because it comes with Intel Core i7-5500U which is powerful enough for your usage (outside of gaming), 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 256 GB for faster boot up and loading, very good battery life, Backlit Keyboard, Full HD Backlit IPS which means great viewing angels and of course works with a stylus and for gaming I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop(some reviews say it will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during class.

Gaming laptop for 1200-1500$?

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop(some reviews say it will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during class.

Possibly purchasing a new gaming laptop, need a second opinion

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop(some reviews say it will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans can get loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage so it will not be issue to use them during class.

What's wrong with my post? No replies/views twice

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by LonerIM2

Nothing is wrong, as Orangematz said international requests don’t get much attention because we don’t know what is available for you in your country and for what price, for example for your budget I usually recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop(some reviews say it will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage.
But that is most likely either is not available in your country or it is but for much higher price point.

I need a gaming laptop with great battery life. My budget is $1700, and I am buying in the United States.

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by LonerIM2

Getting such a high budget on a gaming laptop will be hard, but what about the this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop(some reviews say it will last 4-5 hours on light usage), backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage.

Which gaming laptop should I buy? [15.6", US, <=$1500]

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by LonerIM2

1 and 3 has the same answer, G sync main issue is that it draws more power and the non G sync versions have optimise in them which switch between the dGPU and iGPU to save power, so if you want battery life go with a non G sync version,
5: the cooling on Sager are pretty good, but they are usually heavy and bulky and I wouldn’t recommend them for college.
4: I am not sure, we would need to do some digging, but as I said, I wouldn’t recommend them for your usage.
2: the reason that you don’t know much about them is because they are somewhat niche company and they sell under different re branded companies and experience with each one varies.

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage.

Laptop for Gaming, School, and Video. $1200

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage.

Laptop for Development and some Gaming

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by LonerIM2

Well your budget is way higher than the specs you need, so you can go two routes, either higher speced laptop to “future prof” your gaming like this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage.

Or you can pay more for a premium feel and build quality like the Dell XPS 15

A good gaming laptop with SSD?

Posted on: January 1, 2017 by Orangematz

I’m not quite sure what would be causing that. Maybe you just got a lemon, I don’t know.

Anyways, don’t go with anything lower than a 1060. You’d be downgrading.

What about this? You may want to add an SSD, though.

[USA] 16" Gaming Focused Laptop <$1200

Posted on: January 1, 2017 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned and to future prof your laptop, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming) but it is not loud on light usage.

If you want something on lower budget I would ecommend the **Dell Inspiron i7559** because it offers great value for money , it comes with quad core i7, great battery life, 8 GB of ram for smooth multi tasking, 8 GB SSD for cache and to help with load times(you can add SSD if you want more storage), 1TB for your large files, backlite keyboard which is a nice plus, 1080P screen (wouldn’t recommend any less at this price point), 960M GPU that should handle Dota 2 on high settings with high FPs with ease.

Need Advice on the ASUS ROG GL702

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Also, if you are planning to connect this to an external monitor there is no need for you to get the 17 inch version, that way you get more portability when you are talking it with you to school.

Student looking for 2 in 1 laptop also capable of programming/gaming

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you can live without touchscreen and tablet mode then I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Looking for a new Laptop for college

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Or if you want to budget a little then I would recommend The **Dell Inspiron i7559** because it offers great value for money , it comes with quad core i7, great battery life, 8 GB of ram for smooth multi tasking, 8 GB SSD for cache and to help with load times(you can add SSD if you want more storage), 1TB for your large files, backlite keyboard which is a nice plus, 1080P screen (wouldn’t recommend any less at this price point), 960M GPU that should handle video/photo editing..

US 1500ish or less gaming laptop?

Posted on: December 31, 2016 by LonerIM2

Since you like the websites available from google how about an article about the best gaming laptops under 1500.
I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

[US] Looking for a gaming and music production laptop around $1200-2000

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by LonerIM2

Since EGPU is a must then I would recommend a razer blade if it is not a must and just a good plus, then I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

What's the best laptop i can buy for 16,000$ dollars worth on Best Buy? (Usa, any screen size)

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by LonerIM2

As other mentioned I hope this is a typo, or for some reason you are planning to buy several laptops for some reason, in either case I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

GE72VR or GP72VR

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by LonerIM2

I assume you are referring to the MSI VR Ready GP62MVR if yes then some configurations of it comes with only 3GB of Vram vs 6GB of VRAM which won’t have a major impact for your usage if you are only gaming, but if you are planning to do video editing or 3D modelling then you would be better with 6GB of vram, and overall I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Tossup between Razer Blade 14, XPS 15, and MBP 2015 (and any other suggestions)

Posted on: December 29, 2016 by LonerIM2

Your needs and usage are kindda mix and match, so I would recommend buying two laptops, one for college from this list of good college laptops and this ASUS GL502VM for gaming because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which more than powerful enough for the games you mentioned, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

General Use/Slight Gaming laptop? $1,000-1,500

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by LonerIM2

Your budget is too high for just this one game, so you want something with high build quality, or more performance power ? if you want power then I would recommend this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the XPS 15, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Should I wait until January? (Kaby Lake + GTX 1050s?) - 15+" $1100-ish USA

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by LonerIM2

Kaby lake’s main advantage is battery life, and now matter the improvement in this area your battery life in a gaming laptop will always be week, so instead I would recommend push your budget a little and getting, this ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the XPS 15, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Photo/video editing, 13-15", Max $1600 USD

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the XPS 15, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with SSD) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Beast All-Around <2000

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by LonerIM2

If battery life is slightly more important than gaming performance then I would recommend the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is powerful enough for most modern games to run on 1080P with 60 FPS but it is a step down of the 1070 you will see in your budget range, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

If you prefer gaming power over battery then I would recommend one of the laptops on this list of best gaming laptops under 2000

Need Replacement Laptop ~$1.2k US. School/Gaming/Video editing

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by LonerIM2

I was just recommending this to someone else, so allow me to repeat myself If you can push your budget a little I would recommend the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the Asus mentioned by Shopineer that will give you higher settings, higher FPs and “future prof” your gaming, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Looking for a new game setup. USA, <$1200

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by LonerIM2

I was just recommending this to someone else, so allow me to repeat myself If you can push your budget a little I would recommend the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is very powerful GPU that will give you higher settings, higher FPs and “future prof” your gaming, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Replacement for MacBook

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by Orangematz

Yep, would also suggest the XPS 15. Wait for the GTX 1050 refresh on it.

Or if you need something with some more horsepower, something such as this is a fine choice.

Please help me find a <1.2k laptop for gaming/coding

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little I would recommend the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the Asus mentioned by Shopineer that will give you higher settings, higher FPs and “future prof” your gaming, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

USA, budget: $1500 or less, around 15"

Posted on: December 22, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend either the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the Asus mentioned by Shopineer that will give you higher settings, higher FPs and “future prof” your gaming, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Or one from this list of best gaming laptops under 1500.

Looking for a light weight gaming laptop under 1500 USD

Posted on: December 21, 2016 by FallsZero

Hi OP I recommend the ROG Asus Strix

1500$ was your limit and the strix is nice.

Laptop for gaming/school - ~$1500 USD

Posted on: December 21, 2016 by LonerIM2

Usually I would recommend the ASUS GL502VM but since it is already mentioned I would suggest you look at MSI GT62VR Dominator because it comes with similar build quality, specs and cooling management but it also comes with SSD for similar cost if you upgrade the Asus on your own.

Looking for a new laptop for school and gaming

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend either the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the Asus mentioned by Shopineer that will give you higher settings, higher FPs and “future prof” your gaming, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one) and it is 4.8 lbs so not so heavy to be carried around on a daily basis, the fans are loud under heavy load (intense gaming and heavy video editing) but it is not loud on light usage.

Or one from this list of best gaming laptops under 1500.

Portable gaming laptop

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little I would recommend either the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the Asus mentioned by Shopineer that will give you higher settings, higher FPs and “future prof” your gaming, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one) and it is 4.8 lbs.

Or one from this list of best gaming laptops under 1500.

Looking for a 5 year laptop (14-15 inch, USA, $1500)

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by LonerIM2

I was just recommending this to someone with similar needs, so allow me to repeat myself, I would recommend either the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the Asus mentioned by Shopineer that will give you higher settings, higher FPs and “future prof” your gaming, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one).

Or one from this list of best gaming laptops under 1500.

Laptop for school with good computing power and gaming on the side, <$1300

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend either the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the Asus mentioned by Shopineer that will give you higher settings, higher FPs and “future prof” your gaming, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one).

Or one from this list of best gaming laptops under 1500.

Looking for a laptop for my friend for college and gaming ARMA, Battlefield

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend either the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the dell mentioned by Shopineer that will give you higher settings, higher FPs and “future prof” your gaming, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one).

Or one from this list of best gaming laptops under 1500.

Budget $800-$1200. North America

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by LonerIM2

If you can push your budget a little I would recommend either the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the dell mentioned by Shopineer that will give you higher settings, higher FPs and “future prof” your gaming, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one).

Or one from this list of best gaming laptops under 1500.

Heavy duty photo and video editing and rendering (US, ~15in, und $3000)

Posted on: December 18, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend either the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming or video editing, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the dell, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one).

Or one from this list of best gaming laptops under 1500.

15.6/17" Gaming/Photo Editing (<$1500 USD)

Posted on: December 17, 2016 by LonerIM2

1 don’t compare brand vs brand, rather model vs model, 2, 960M is powerful enough for the games you mentioned to run on medium settings with high FPS, however, I would still recommend getting one with 1060 GPU because 960M would be outdated too fast since 1060 is already so much more powerful, and new games are coming out all the time, if a new game comes out and you are unable to play it you will hate yourself for getting a 960M, and your budget allows for higher build without compromise specs, now I would recommend either the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the dell, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, and you can add a SSD later on if you would like (or buy one preconfigured with one).

Or one from this list of best gaming laptops under 1500.

Computer systems engineer in desperate need of help

Posted on: December 16, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend the ASUS GL502VM because it comes with very good build quality, very good cooling even during gaming, and with great specs for the price point like quad core i7 which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM for smooth multi tasking, USB Type-C Gen 2, 1TB HDD for games storage, and of course 1060 GPU which is much more powerful than the 960M on the dell, backlit keyboard which is a nice plus, but it pushes your budget a little

School/Portable Gaming Laptop (15.6, USA, ~$1400)

Posted on: December 13, 2016 by TheArtillery

https://www.amazon.com/GL502VS-DB71-Full-HD-Gaming-i7-6700HQ-Windows/dp/B01KB0WJ1G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481562771&sr=8-2&keywords=gtx%2B1070%2Basus%2Blaptop&th=1&psc=1

Edit: fixed

Asus ROG Strix worth it?

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by LonerIM2

I will assume you are referring to this version with the 1060 GPU, if that is the case then yes, I would recommend it, it is on my list of best gaming laptops under 1500 if you want to check a more detailed review of it.

Asus ROG Strix worth it?

Posted on: December 12, 2016 by xMeowImDaddyx

This one
Wasn’t aware that it wasn’t a specific type, sorry about that.

Need a higher end laptop for college

Posted on: December 9, 2016 by Michiganders

If you want something on the more powerful side, maybe look into something like the ASUS ROG STRIX for $1275. It has more powerful specs with a quad core i7-6700HQ processor, 16gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It also has a GTX 1060 GPU which will be quite a bit more powerful and able to play just about any game on the market (also work well for graphic video work). It also has a full 1080p IPS display, and an okay battery life. It is lightweight at 4.8 pound as well.

Looking for PC with gaming and programing abilities for $1000-1500.

Posted on: December 9, 2016 by LonerIM2

I would recommend you get this ROG Strix GL502VM because it comes with 1060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM (GPU is the main component to for when you are gaming or doing any heavy editing, the 1060 is very powerful and will be able to run the games you mentioned on high to ultra settings with high fps, and very new and the extra VRAM makes it faster for you to editing video and 3D effects, Intel Core i7-6700HQ which is one of the best CPU in the market, 16GB DDR4 RAM which is the main thing to look for if you mutli task often (few chrome tabs while watching YouTube and running couple of programs in the background, and 16 GB is more than enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 1TB 7200RPM HDD that is your storage, it is recommended that you get and install a SSD to get faster booting and and overall performance and it is cheaper to buy and install it then to buy it pre configured.

Beginner needs help choosing buy (for editing film, recording music, playing games on)

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by LonerIM2

Is the 1500 an easy budget for you to achieve ? or are you pushing it ? if you are not pushing your budget then I would recommend you get this ROG Strix GL502VM because it comes with 1060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM (GPU is the main component to for when you are gaming or doing any heavy editing, the 1060 is very powerful and very new and the extra VRAM makes it faster for you to editing video and 3D effects, Intel Core i7-6700HQ which is one of the best CPU in the market and is the main thing to look for when you are thinking about recording and editing music, 16GB DDR4 RAM which is the main thing to look for if you mutli task often (few chrome tabs while watching YouTube and running couple of programs in the background, and 16 GB is more than enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 1TB 7200RPM HDD that is your storage, it is recommended that you get and install a SSD to get faster booting and and overall performance and it is cheaper to buy and install it then to buy it pre configured.

Thoughts on this: CUK MSI GE62VR Apache Pro VR Ready

Posted on: December 7, 2016 by LonerIM2

I wouldn’t recommend it, I would recommend this ROG Strix GL502VM because it has better build quality and heat management, and it comes with similar specs (expect in SSD) and price, it comes with Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 16GB DDR4, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, just like the MSI (minus the SSD), but also comes with good battery life (advertised 5 hours of light usage), backlit keyboard and USB Type-C.

Laptop for school/gaming, $1150 (United States)

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by Orangematz

Would also suggest spending a little more for a 1060 machine. This should do fine.

College Laptop

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by The---Technician

Simple game.This ROG Strix GL502VM will do a fantastic job for you. It has a powerful i7 processor, great memory, nice storage and a powerful gtx 1060 graphics card. This laptop will run Hearthstone on max as well as the latest and most demanding games. The battery is not thew best though- 4-5 hours.

Laptop for school/gaming, $1150 (United States)

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by The---Technician

Can you spend a little bit more ?
Just that I would really want you to get a machine with a gtx 1060 graphics card. Something like this ROG Strix GL502VM would be an awesome pick,.It will do a great job at running those games as well as Microsoft office and you can look for it remaining a top performing laptop for a while (future proof).

$4,000 budget, looking for maxed out Macbook Pro equivallent in the most possible ways (sleekness, screen quality, battery quality, processor, better graphics card so I can game with it)

Posted on: November 23, 2016 by ArbyCreeper

What about an ASUS ROG Strix? Although it is heavier than the macbook (4.9lbs instead of 4.46lbs) it is way more powerful as it has a GTX 1060 and an i7 6700HQ inside. You will have no probably when it comes to 1080p gaming on this laptop, since it has a full desktop GTX 1060 included. However, the battery life maybe an issue and you may need to plug it in often.

If you want a laptop that has a longer battery life, then I would recommend Razer Blade It has the almost same exact spec, and lighter than the ASUS ROG, but it would be more expensive and might be hotter when running games.

[USA] Programming, light gaming

Posted on: November 15, 2016 by LonerIM2

Well if you can push your budget a little I would recommend this ROG Strix GL502VM because it has the almost perfect combination of great value, CPU power, and GPU power, if you can’t then you next best thing is this ASUS FX502VM because it better match for your budget, comes with 1060 GPU which should be able to run Fallout on high settings with high FPs like you wanted and has quad core i5 to handle your matlab work, has the screen size you want, good keyboard with numbad and fits well inside your budget.

If you want other options you can view other good gaming laptops under 1500 here

Wait for Black Friday sales or buy now? Intended for moderate gaming and flexible budget.

Posted on: November 15, 2016 by LonerIM2

I wouldn’t wait for black friday for this budget, a new laptop with the new GPU is unlikely to drop on Black Friday, and I would recommend this ROG Strix GL502VM because it has a lot of what you need, it comes with 1060 GPU which is as “future prof” as you can get for this budget, and it offers great value as it can run most new games on medium to high settings with high FPs, it also has the other specs to supports it like quad core i7, has more than enough ram for smooth multi tasking, USB type C, advertised 5 hour of battery life with light usage, and light for a gaming laptop at 4.8 lbs and it fits well inside your budget.

Wait for Black Friday sales or buy now? Intended for moderate gaming and flexible budget.

Posted on: November 15, 2016 by Jinh0o

I guess you can wait for bf, since it isnt far from now. 1500 should get you a pretty decent gaming laptop with the gtx 1060. I recommend the Asus GL series. The one with the 1060 should be around 1300 if I’m not mistaken. It’s a slim 15 inch laptop that should be able to run everything you’ve listed at a very good fps on the highest settings(native 1080p).

If you want something smaller in size for portability, look at the msi 14 inch laptop .

Some of these laptops are already on sale.

Asus GL502 w/ 1060 gtx

MSI GS43VR

Requesting for casual gaming laptop.

Posted on: October 15, 2016 by Orangematz

Grab something with a GTX 1060 or better. What about this?

Requesting for casual gaming laptop.

Posted on: October 15, 2016 by The---Technician

This **ROG Strix GL502VM** seems like exactly the machine you are look for. It is much more than a casual gaming laptop as it will run just about any game available today on great settings. It comes with an i7 quad core processor, nice 16 GB RAM, decent storage and of course, the big-bad gtx 1060 dedicated graphics card. It also has a nice build quality with a decent keyboard and good quality screen.. It weighs under 5 lbs which is very good for a laptop with such power and it is not bulky at all..

Military move overseas. Looking for laptop to jump into gaming that will last a while. $1200ish USD

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by LonerIM2

I agree with you the 1060 is the way to go, but you won’t find good ones at 1200, I would try to push budget and get this ROG Strix GL502VM it is a little over budget, but it is worth it, because it comes with NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB(one of the best GPU in the market and should be more than enough for your gaming), Intel Core i7-6700HQ(one of the best CPU in the market), 16GB DDR4(great for multitasking), 1TB 7200RPM HDD, Up to 5 hours battery life.

[US] $1500 with i7 for MATLAB

Posted on: September 29, 2016 by LonerIM2

I am not 100% sure how beneficial a 1060, but its performance is huge jump from previous GPU, so if it is not offering a benefit now, I am sure it will soon, and on that note I would recommend this ROG Strix GL502VM because it comes with i7 quad-core processor(one of the best CPU in the market), and GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics with 6GB GDDR5(one of the best GPU in the market),
15-inch G-SYNC panel with wide 160° viewing angles and Windows 10 pre-installed,
16GB DDR4 RAM(great for multitasking), and 1TB HDD and relatively light at 4.8 lbs and with more than 3 hours battery life.

Worth buying expensive laptops?

Posted on: September 28, 2016 by LonerIM2

Then this would be a great option.

Worth buying expensive laptops?

Posted on: September 28, 2016 by LonerIM2

I will assume you are referring to this ROG Strix GL502VM if yes, then I would say not really if you are only going to play OverWatch, since it can be played with 970M on medium, which is less by about 300 USD, like this MSI GE62 Apache but if you can freely getting it (not pushing your budget too much and money won’t be tight if you bought it) and you want to “future prof” your laptop then yes, I would get it.