This ASUS RoG Strix GL502VS-DB71 laptop has to be the “steal” of the century at only $1700. Mobile Pascal in the form of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 along with the Intel i7 6700HQ CPU and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. I was also lucky enough to get a Samsung SM951 (MZVPV256) 256GB NVMe SSD for my OS drive (I’ve seen Sandisk and LiteOn) and a 1TB HGST (HTS721010A9E630) 7200RPM HDD for my storage drive. All that wrapped in a “decent” plastic shell (a bit chunky) with a “pretty good” 15.6″ IPS G-SYNC panel.
Unboxing pics below, some CPU-Z, GPU-Z, and AIDA64 shots plus links to ARK: Survival Evolved gameplay videos on YouTube…the performance is definitely a bit “WOW” for the price!! EDIT: Added 3DMark benchmarks…
CPU-Z, GPU-Z, and AIDA64:
ARK: Survival Evolved gameplay videos:
Time Spy – 4743 – http://www.3dmark.com/spy/303405
Fire Strike Ultra – 3604 – http://www.3dmark.com/fs/9837651
Fire Strike Extreme – 6703 – http://www.3dmark.com/fs/9858276
Fire Strike – 10853 – http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/14278593