[refurbished] Asus Q550LF 15.6″ gaming laptop, 1080p IPS display, GT 745M, 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR3 for $600

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Asus Q550LF main specifications
CPU I7-4500U
GPU GT 745M
RAM 8GB DDR3
HDD 1TB 5400RPM
Screen 1080P IPS
Keyboard Backlit
Weight 6.0 lbs (2.7 kg)
Asus Q550LF Reviews

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For $600 currently, though refurbished, it’s a very good deal:

  • 1080P IPS display which you won’t find in a $600 laptop
  • GT 745M – low/medium midrange gaming performance
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • I7-4500U which is a more energy efficient I5 actually
  • 1TB HDD
  • 90 days warranty

You can’t find such a combination currently for $600 – if you are looking for a moderate gaming performance with a good 1080p IPS display, this is an excellent choice for you.

  • Alvaro

    MMMM is not in stock anymore, looks like the Laptop im looking for… Im looking a 600 usd or less gaming laptop. The del 3540 looks nice, but the vga video output look so outdated and bad lol? is the dell 3540 better than this asus?

  • charles

    hey junky! great website 🙂 How and why is the i7-4500U more efficient than the i5-4200U? I thought it would heat less. I’m planning to get the new acer v7-582 (the 15 inches version) with 850m when it comes out but i’d rather take the i5 version if it heats less

    • Hi!

      The V7-582PG is already available! check here!
      http://www.adorama.com/ACV7582PG765.html

      Wait for price to go down and get a version with an I5!!

      • charles

        cool, thanks! Do you know if the i7 is more efficient (ie: heats less) than the i5 version?

        • depends on the scenario!
          In this case, the I7-U is simply a higher clocked I5-U, so there should be a lot of difference. The I7 might be a little more energy efficient, but not by much, if at all

          In case of usual I5 vs I7 (4 vs 8 cores), in applications that make a good use of the I7 8 cores, you’d get close to x2 performance in some cases, while paying only around 30%-40% more in power, but that’s not the case

          The problem with the Dell and Acer models with I5-4200U/I7-4500U is that they are heavily throttled, making it underperforming compared to other laptops

  • CharlieFox

    🙁
    23 for shipping. 86 for import fees to Canada. 709 total.
    Owell, I can wait. 🙂
    Thanks for updates!

    • is that the kind of stuff are you looking for?

      • CharlieFox

        Yes and no?
        I’d mostly be playing GW2 and D3, but those dont really require these types of cards. It’s the tendency and urge to future-proof and get something better which makes me indecisive and unspecific about specs.
        The best way for me is probably to just check back occasionally for updates to see if something is cheap enough.

        Eg. There was this http://www.ebay.ca/itm/360930750846?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1435.l2649
        It got my interest, but wasnt sure of its value due to cracked vents and missing power adapter.

        • so you want something for $700 CAD delivered? a bit problem, but sometimes NCIX (for example) has some good deal and if you are ok with a refurbished you might find something

  • RegisteredMeh

    Does this perform the same as the Shark 2? So I could play Bf4 Dota 2 and Skyrim/Elder scrolls online on high settings?

    • no (-:
      it’s only a good option for $600

      Besides, the Shark 2.0 is now outdated

      • RegisteredMeh

        kk Tyvm