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|GPU||GTX 860M 2GB Maxwell|
|HDD||256GB SSD + 1TB HDD|
|Screen||1080p LG IPS (LP173WF4-SPF1)|
|Weight||6.61 lbs (~3 kg)|
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I7, 128GB SSD
This version comes with an I7-4710HQ, 1080p IPS display, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD for $1100 from from Newegg. A deal for the 15.6″ version vn7-591G is also on the run for around the same price.
Gaming performance of the GTX 860M 2GB + I7 is very good for 1080p gaming, running most games on very high settings. The VN7-791G does not suffer from throttling even under full load and it’s also very quiet. Thermals are good and so is the keyboard. The 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD combination is excellent for both high responsiveness of the machine and enough storage space for stuff that does not require speedy HDD.
The battery performance is not that good currently at around 3-4 hours tops, depending on your way of use, but it might get better.
Overall, this machine is a very good deal for those who want a more complete 17.3″ gaming laptop with an M.2 drive included – the 256GB SSD is enough for the OS and many programs. The 16GB RAM will also probably prove itself for those video/photo editors who use very RAM demanding software.
A very good deal.