on high end parts from Intel and nvidia are always over priced even for computer manufacturers more excited for the 6 and 8 core zen laptops coming F Intel and Nvidia tired of the price gouging just like Samsung did and does with TV's, Monitors and SSD's and have been sued billions all over the world for forcing market to hold LCD TV's at an extremely long and high price margin.
"its thinnest, lightest, and most powerful gaming laptop"
Thinnest and lightest I can give it but it is certainly NOT the most powerful gaming laptop from Asus. That title would go to the GX800 which is a beast of a laptop but is certainly more powerful than this one. If the caveat of it MUST be a thin and light laptop to be compared had been added in then this is probably correct.