This one: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ND01X1Y/
I don't consider the screen dull. It's good to great here and has Gsync to work with the 1060.
My only complaint is it still required a knowledgeable owner. That is, I had to run the GeForce Experience to clear up some graphic issues. The industry is not there yet on delivering a ready to run gamer PC IMO.
HP? They never came back to me over my last HP. It only solidifies my position that HP is a non-player today. Read https://www.cnet.com/forums/post/e2f56129-a715-405f-a7fb-b59044e1165d/
I thought it high time I upgraded my old Asus ROG750JM and get a newer, shiny one. My budget is around £1k (comfortable), stretching to £1,200 (if it's absolutely essential to go for the higher one). I won't be gaming much these days as I don't get much time for it, however I've always been of the mind where with tech, buy the best you can at the time to future proof it. So, what I'm looking for is a powerful machine that doesn't overheat, is user-friendly, and I've got that peace of mind that it can handle XYZ game if I need to. The main games I play (usually with mates) are PubG, LoL (not essential for good graphics here), Rocket league (same) and Civ5. I play Skiyrim SE offline (and want to be able to mod it) and a few other titles. If my new machine stands up to the task, though, I may move onto this platform more and get new titles like assassin's creed, switch fifa on to this, and maybe a few COD/Battleground titles.
I just bought a HP Omen an013na (17.3 inch, GTX1060, i7-7700HQ) and returned it was I was simply not happy with it - it kept crashing and just generally felt bad (the graphics were gorgeous on ultra, however) and the fans spun constantly.
With all this in mind, I've stumbled on the laptop in the title. It's a touch over £1,000 and all i can find "wrong" with it is a dull screen. I'm wondering why it's £2-300 under the rest of the GTX1060 models (Lenovos, MSIs, Gigabyte saber).
What I want to know is is it a good model to buy? If not, are there any good alternatives that are generally decent that I can browse some reviews on that won't break the bank? £1,200 is really the upper limit here. I did wonder at dropping to a 4Gb GTX1050i, but I wanna future proof and make this last as long as possible, and so far the Helios (minus the poor screen) is ticking those boxes.
Tl,DR: bought an omen recently, didn't like it. Helios looks good. £1,000 preferred price, £1,200 at a push, £1,300 at an absolute max. Don't have time for much hardcore gaming these days, but want to be able to play new releases and have peace of mind that it can handle these. Would a cheaper GTX1050i be a better option, or would the GTX1060 be better, even for a "non hardcore" gamer.