This seems decent considering the 2019 version is on sale in NZ from PB Tech for $2564.50, $2774 from Harvey Norman, and $2599 from Computer Lounge. For some reason PB Tech says 60Hz refresh rate whereas Computer Lounge has 144Hz (Part number: NH.Q53SA.002).
This 2020 version (PH315-53-72XD) comes with:
- RTX 2060 6GB instead of a 1660Ti
- i7 10750H instead of the i7 9750H
- 512GB NVME SSD instead of 256GB NVME + 1 TB HDD? (I think)
- 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 5. 0GHz) with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
- Overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM
- 15. 6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display (144Hz Refresh Rate, 3ms Overdrive Response Time, 300nit Brightness & 72% NTSC)
- 16GB DDR4 2933MHz Dual-Channel Memory, 512GB NVMe SSD (2 x M. 2 Slots | 1 Slot Open for Easy Upgrades) & 1 - Available Hard Drive Bay
- 4-Zone RGB Backlit Keyboard | Wireless: Killer Double Shot Pro Wireless-AX 1650i 802. 11ax WiFi 6 | LAN: Killer Ethernet E2600 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN | DTS X: Ultra Audio | 4th Gen All-Metal AeroBlade 3D Fan
- Connectivity technology: Bluetooth
I don't have any experience with buying laptops from Amazon or gaming laptops in general.
NZD $1863.28 + $83.82 shipping (to Hamilton) + $359.03 GST = $2306.12 (As at 9/8/2020 1124AM, USD $1 = NZD $1.5527).
In stock on August 13, 2020.Laptop first released June 16, 2020.
An equivalent in NZ might be this ASUS TUF Gaming A15 for $2296.55 from PB Tech (Ryzen 7 4800H + RTX 2060)
This thread on Reddit comparing Asus Tuf 15 vs Acer Helios 300 (2019) is also helpful