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I'm in the process of searching for a replacement for my 5.5 year old Samsung laptop that is running Windows 7 and is outdated. Plus, come January 2020 Microsoft will no longer provide updates and support. I've been checking Amazon and BestBuy but the reviews are so conflicting so I'm looking for some honest opinions. Below are the specs as to what I'm looking for. Price point is no more than $1200 usd.

* preference

17.3" * / 15.6"
Intel Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 * /  1050 Ti
256 * / 128GB SSD + 1TB HD
16 * / 8GB Memory
Backlit KB & not squishy to the touch
Speakers NOT underneath the laptop
Good cooling
Good wifi
Don't need or want touch screen or 2 in 1

I've looked at Asus, Acer, Alienware, MSI, Lenovo, and Dell.

Suggestions are more than welcome. Thanks guys.

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ASUS FX504 Thin & Light TUF Gaming Laptop, 15.6” Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB DDR4, 256GB M.2 SSD, Gigabit WiFi, Windows 10 - FX504GE-ES72


Screen Size 15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory Speed 2666 MHz
Hard Drive 256 GB Flash Memory Solid State
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
Chipset Brand nVidia
Card Description Dedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size 4 GB
Wireless Type 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand Name ASUS
Series TUF Gaming FX504
Item model number FX504GE-ES72
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Item Weight 5.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 15.1 x 10.3 x 1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.1 x 10.3 x 1 inches
Color Black Matter Edition
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 6
Computer Memory Type DDR4 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 256.00
Hard Drive Interface Solid State
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 10000 RPM
Optical Drive Type None
Voltage 19 volts
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


I just bought one of these and couldn't be happier. The only recommendation that I have for this laptop if you are using for other games alongside lineage or playing lineage on higher than low graphics settings is getting another 8gb of ram off amazon or eBay for an additional $50. All that and you're still under 1000 USD. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Dude just dont go for 1050ti i had laptop i5 7300hq and 1050ti its so weak for laptop go for 1060 and higher as cpu you must go for newest generation because the fps

drop is huge on 1050ti i dont recommend it. now i have pc desktop with i5 9600k and rx 580 8gb and have huge difference dont forget FPS is everyting !

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