Asus GM501 or GL703GS

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  1. LUCKASS

    LUCKASS Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi everybody and sorry for my bad English.
    I've just sell my Alienware 15 R3 to buy a new gaming laptop, 8th Gen, with full GTX 1070, and I've done some research between Asus, Alienware, MSI, and in conclusion I hesitate a lot between these two models :

    - ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS M00040
    - ASUS ROG Strix GL703GS SCAR M00160 (does it exist in 15" ?)

    I came here to hear your advices and critics about these two laptops, and what models would you choose ? Thermals are good on these two laptops ? Because my AW had horrible thermal issues (99°C in game) and that matter a lot for me because I hate throttling when gaming (not just me I assume)
    Last thing : I can do a Liquid Metal Repaste but I heard that will affect the guarantee on Asus Models (and it's not good when you move your laptop in a backpack ???)
    Thanks in advance !
     
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  2. Starrbuck

    Starrbuck Notebook Consultant

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    I just got the GL703GS just like you linked above but the US version and it's great! Thermals seem to be fine. Fans are not too loud. The Zephyrus is in a different class and more expensive, so it really just depends on how much you want to spend.

    I don't think you would have any troubles with re-pasting. There are just a ton of screws to remove but if you are reasonably talented it should be no problem for ya.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. Gnomesley

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    @Starrbuck I ordered the GL703GS, so that's good to hear. I couldn't find much info about it so far. Could you tell me if it has dedicated click buttons on the touchpad?
     
  4. Br3adNButt3r

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    It does I've had mine for 3 days. I play fortnite and runs ag at good 80°C throughout. Fans can get a bit loud
    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    Good to know. The cheaper version (GL703GE) seems to lack the dedicated buttons for some reason. How is the screen?
     
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    It's so beautiful!! And games run smooth!! [​IMG]

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    I recognize that picture! Would you happen to be the first reviewer of this laptop on Amazon? Honestly, you partially convinced me to get this laptop with that review.
     
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    That's me!

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    One more thing (sorry for derailing the thread a bit, but maybe this will help other people deciding in the future) - have you tested the 8750H under full load / tried undervolting it? Does it throttle?
     
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    No I have not. I want to really undervolt it, but to be honest, I don't know how.

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