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Why G800VI cancelled?

eldielel
Level 7
Any official comments or any news regarding G800VI? Not everyone can pay almost 10k for GX800 and it is simply not mobile enough to carry.
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Clintlgm
Level 14
looks like there still advertising it https://www.asus.com/us/Notebooks/ROG-G800VI/
G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
980m GTX 4 GB
32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
Windows 10 Pro
Z97 -A
Windows 10 Pro

It seems that it can be found only on google search but not from the laptop list at asus webpage

Ancients
Level 10
How is the GX800 any less portable than the G800? It isn't permanently attached to the dock and can run on air cooling via internal fans. In general a 17.3-18.4 inch that is around 4 kilos/9 pounds isn't seen as easily portable to most.

Ancients wrote:
How is the GX800 any less portable than the G800? It isn't permanently attached to the dock and can run on air cooling via internal fans. In general a 17.3-18.4 inch that is around 4 kilos/9 pounds isn't seen as easily portable to most.


Do they sell without dock? I think no. So it still increases the price quite a lot. And I dont know how many fans in GX800 but if is only 1 for a SLI option, I dont think that we can get a decent perfomance with decent temperatures.*

I believe that G800VI is a must product.

Ancients
Level 10
Also, I am seeing the GX800 on Amazon for 6K, not 10k. I found one listing for the G800VI that had a price for around 4.5k, but I have no way to tell if that was legitimate or not. If you are spending 4.5k on a laptop is another 1.5k really the dealbreaker? Either way I would hardly call it a must product. That is in the price range of "Eh, we made it because we can and some people might buy it, but this was really just to generate buzz about our brand." like Acer's Predator. Some people say that a 21" curved screen laptop with SLI 1080s and a mechanical keyboard is a must, but it didn't stop Acer from making just 300 of the thing.