Updating the driver is very easy (I use GeForce Experience) so I'll agree that's not it.
The issue sounds like a bad laptop. If you are able to return it, do so since Sager used to be quite bad about in warranty repairs. The 1060 is rather new so I would not expect this to be a heat issue. Besides it crashes on loading of the game.
Diagnosis? Bad laptop. Get a refund and try another model.
Lately been having this issues where any game that I turn the graphics up causes the laptop to do a hard shutdown. (completely powers off)
Here are the specs ...
OS : windows 10 Home
RAM : 16 GB
Processor: i7-7700 2.80GHz
GPU GeoForce DTX 1060
*note- always play with it plugged in(never on battery)
an example that demonstrates what is happening ...
I play Fortnite with settings set to 60fps ... plays perfectly ... turn it up to 144fps .. instantly shuts down and goes black as soon as the lobby starts to load ...
this happens with other games as well if the settings are too high (presumably over 60fps)
I have checked many forums which mentioned that the GPU driver needs to be updated and there is possibly dust in the fan, but it doesn't seem to be the reason in this case... Anyone have any ideas?