Gaming laptops have gained immense popularity over the past few years. With great performance, and greater portability, gaming laptops can form a perfect companion for those who are constantly travelling but do not want to stay away from their beloved titles. To this, ASUS ROG have introduced their own beast of a laptop, the ROG G752.
This 17.3″ laptop comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM, perfect for high-resolution gaming at fast frame rates. Moreover, it uses vapor cooling technology to keep the GPU temperatures low, maintaining a smooth and stable gaming experience. It’s loaded with the Intel i7-6700HQ “Skylake” processor with a base clock speed of 2.6 GHz and max boost clock speed of 3.5 GHz.
|6th-generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|RAM Upgradable to||64GB|
|Hard Drive Size||1 TB|
|Hard Drive Speed||5,400rpm|
|Secondary Hard Drive Size||256GB|
|Secondary Hard Drive Type||SSD|
|Optical Drive||Super-Multi DVD|
|Graphics Card||Nvidia GeForce GTX980M|
|Touchpad Size||3.5 x 4.75|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Ethernet|
|Ports (excluding USB)||HDMI|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Headphone/Mic|
|Ports (excluding USB)||USB 3.0|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Line-in|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Thunderbolt|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Audio-in|
|Ports (excluding USB)||DC-in|
|Card Slots||2-1 card reader|
The laptop packs three USB 3.0 ports, a 2-in-1 card reader, an Ethernet port, an HDMI port and headphone, microphone and line-in connections, ensuring that you’ll be able to connect any accessories and external displays you have on hand. The future-ready notebook also packs both USB Type-C and Thunderbolt connections, allowing for extra-speedy connections to storage drives and high-resolution displays. If you’re still clinging to physical media, there’s an included Super-Multi DVD drive.
The G752 has a crisp IPS display with a native resolution of 1080p, offering wide viewing angles and all the colours you can imagine. In terms of both performance and design, the laptop is an absolute beast. With a Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme, it looks absolutely badass.
Thanks to the GTX 980M, the laptop can easily run games like Dark Souls 3, Witcher 3 and Far Cry Primal on max settings in full HD, at about 60 FPS while plugged in. For Fallout 4, it runs the game at a comfy 75 FPS constantly with all the settings cranked up to max. For fast booting, it comes with a 256 GB SSD complimented by a 1 TB SATA hard drive to take care of all your storage needs. The speakers are conveniently placed behind the screen and provide a crisp audio experience whether you are watching movie, listening to your favourite music or lost deep in a game.
It comes with the proprietary ROG Gaming Center software which you can easily use you create different profiles as you need. It can be accessed through the ROG key conveniently placed with the numeric keypad. The keys are responsive and backlit, with customizable brightness for the red backlight LEDs and highlighted “WASD” keys. You can also customize it in such a way so it only lights up a specific set of keys, to keep you focused on your game. For esports enthusiasts, the keyboard houses five macro keys that can be set as per your requirements, saving you that quick fraction of a second you might need to get that winning blow.
With it’s 17.3″ screen and the amazing IPS display, it can serve as the perfect partner for all your entertainment needs. A big screen means you can invite more friends to watch movies and sports matches, and the speakers deliver an amazing experience without being a nuisance to your neighbors.
The only drawback, as we feel, that the ROG G752 might have is that it might not be perfect for those who want a lot of portability. It weighs a little more than about 4kg, meaning that the laptop might give your lap some problems. Also, the form factor, coupled with its weight may make it a little difficult for you to fit it in a bag and carry it around easily. More focus on gaming also implies a shorter battery life, which means you’ll have to constantly shuffle around for your charger so your laptop doesn’t drain out quickly. But for those who do not have enough space at home to actually install a complete desktop setup and have bucks to shell out, this just might be perfect companion. It doesn’t take enough space for it to be a problem, and it may be heavy, but it’s still more portable than any desktop you’ll find.
With these amazing specs, the ROG G752 should last you at least 3-4 years, should you choose to invest in it. And though it may be impractical for a lot of gamers due to it not being as upgradable as a desktop. But for those who actually find this more convenient, it does not get any better than this.
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