Is it worth it to buy a RoG Strix for 1,175 USD?

It is the model GL503VM-ED218T with Nvidia 1060 (3gb), 8gb Ram, Intel I7-7700HQ, 1TB and no SSD.

I was looking for a gaming pc because the one I have right now is a 2 year old Ultra book with i5 7th Gen, 128 GB SSD and 940 mx, but as it is an ultra book I can't play more than an hour before it gets really hot.

I am not like a "pro" gamer or anything line that, the only titles I play is Gta V, Cities Skylines, Pay Day 2, League of Legends, etc, but also I like using Blendr or SketchUp.

I am just a student, and I am not studying anything about design, in fact, I use a lot of data bases so I work with" large" amounts of data in Excel, STATA, SPSS and Minitab.

I am not from an English speaking country, sorry for my grammar

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I own a similar model.

The Acer Predator and it cost just a little more and is very nice. My son has a prior generation ROG with the usual i7, 960m and it's doing quite well.

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Memorial day sale. Enticing isn't it?
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Plan on upgrading to SSD or find something else

Windows 10 performance is terrible on HDD's, maybe slightly better on a SSHD, but what's the point?
A 1TB SSD is only nearly $80-$200, sold separately.

Gaming on a laptop is nice if you like to move around or like the power saving options and mobility.
Samsung 970 EVO NVME SSD's, as of 2019, is where the thunder is at for laptops, in terms of raw data speed.

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