MSI Gaming Laptop GL66: 15.6″ 144Hz FHD 1080p Display, Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 16GB, 512GB SSD, Win10, Black (11UGK-001)
It’s smaller than my last one, so it fits my cooling board. I love that the keyboard can change color. The screen has no glare which is amazing. Never had a laptop that didn’t have glare. My games look fantastic, it’s almost like starting a new game. I haven’t done a lot with is yet, but its worth the money. Very happy I didn’t go with the other laptops I was looking at. This is by far the best one I have owned. I love how loud it can get. My last laptop even with the sound all the way up I can’t hear the games or shows. Very happy with this laptop. It loads things very fast which is nice. It’s much lighter than my last one, so it’s easier to move around. Not big and bulky. Very excited to have this. It has an extra fan you can turn on and off if it gets hot as well.
Asus Tuf Gaming F17, Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz Full HD IPS-Type, Intel Core i7-11800H Processor, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Gigabit Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10 Home, TUF706HEB-DB74
I bought this to correct tech problems trying to do sound editing with my 7 year old Toshiba laptop. Even with an i7 cpu, 16GB ddr3 and a 1TB Samsung SSD, I think it was just kinda tired.
This new Asus F17 with 16gb DDr4, 512gb NVME M.2 drive and an I7 1100-something cpu has the pop. Plus I’ve added a 1 TB NVME samsung 980 as a second drive (5 times faster than my trusty old Samsung 830 SSD!) and 32 GB DDR4 (2×16) GSkill Ripjaws mem upgrade so I’m happy.
Yes, The reviews about the screen are accurate : it’s an undersaturated screen and a curious choice by ASUS for image-intense gaming. But I’m not a gamer. And I photoshop on my desktop unit. And this beautiful, rugged lappie has the muscle to last me some time, plus I bought a four year warranty offered by Amazon to back it up.
Also bought a Health-guard screen profile (cheap) for it on laptopmedia that supposedly neutralizes harmful eye straining screen freq or something like that. It does seem to warm the screen images a bit and feels “smoother “ if that makes sense.
I’m happy with the F17. Going into the case to do upgrades is a snap. (Watch an online video or two first so you don’t screw the pooch.)
Highly recommend this laptop also for its big 17” screen, which I wanted for more viewing real estate in my sound booth without having to stick a sound-bouncy 24 or 27” monitor in there.
So for $1500 I’ve got a powerful new laptop that should last for years.