I've had my Asus ROG since before CV1. It had Optimus and thank god for the mini DisplayPort and a good HDMI adapter or my CV1 would be dark.
But now I really need to upgrade. Don't get me wrong, I can play HL: Alyx on this laptop with no problem. The hinges however, are starting to give a little.
So I'm still going for a laptop - Asus ROG I thought, but they still pack the Optimus crap. Why? I don't have a laptop for gaming on the go. I've never used it without the power connected - except a few times when I forgot it wasn't plugged in :-)
Anyway, there are many laptops that don't have Optimus. But do Optimus work with VR, or is it still a killer and I should keep a great distance from it when VR in mind? I still do have a CV1 if that matter. I would really like to have the option for an Asus ROG, but if no Optimus, then they are completely excluded and I have to go for something else. I just cannot believe that Asus still use Optimus if it doesn't work with VR.