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Asus ROG G752VS Laptop Review: GeForce GTX 1070 Inside

By Scorpus
Sep 13, 2016
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  1. The biggest thing to happen to gaming laptops this year is the launch of Nvidia’s GeForce 10 series. Bringing performance parity with their desktop counterparts, Nvidia’s new graphics chips are a revolutionary step for mobile PC gaming that will allow laptops to be treated as first-class citizens for the first time.

    Case in point, the new Asus ROG G752VS is a massive 17-inch system that packs a GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. The GTX 1070 replaces the GTX 980 (the more powerful, non-M variant) in Nvidia’s mobile line-up, with both chips featuring similar TDPs near the 150-watt mark. This is a lot of power to dissipate, hence the G752VS' use of a sizable cooling solution.

    The unit we received for testing packs some beefy hardware including an overclocked Core i7-6820HK processor, 64 GB of DDR4 2400 MHz memory, a 1 TB PCIe SSD, 1 TB hard drive, a 17.3-inch 1080p IPS LCD with G-Sync, and USB 3.1 Type-C.

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  2. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 382   +342

    Interesting that there s no battery life test, although I can guess that it isnt very good.

    I've never understood these kinds of "gaming" laptops. Regular gaming laptops I understand, even 17 inchers, but when they get this big and heavy that they live on a desk, it's literally a desktop, and about as easy to move as one. Why not just build a desktop?

    especially "gamer" models like this, that thing is just...ugly. It looks like a 12 year old designed it. Who would be seen in public with one of those? At least with the LEDs turned off, the new alienwares resemble normal laptops. Not that it would matter with short battery life, this thing will never go outside except to go to LAN parties, and those are pretty rare nowadays.
     
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,518   +506

    I do not understand the bulkiness in gaming "notebooks", they are almost meant to be stationary because your back will eventually kill you, when I'm updating mine I'll get something like the Razer Blade (Although I do not like Razer as a brand anymore, it's definitely slick, thin and lightweight, something you want in a mobile device.

    The 6700 is not typical on the $2k< price range. Also on the basic that starts at $2k doesn't come with a 6820, that one will set you back almost another $k with a similar configuration.
    I do enjoy it having the refreshed video card though.
     
  4. Capaill

    Capaill TS Addict Posts: 292   +93

    I have to wonder, if a laptop is going to spend all of its time plugged in, would it be better to remove the battery and save it for when you need to go mobile rather than constantly recharging it?
     
  5. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 382   +342

    It wont constantly recharge it. once that battery is full, the charging circuit will stop charging the battery. Same thing smartphones do. Storing it with a full charge is also advised against, as it will cause more damaged if kept full. You are supposed to discharge it to ~60% or so before storing it.

    Keeping the battery plugged in wont have any negative effects VS keeping it in a box.
     
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  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,518   +506

    Hi and welcome to the future, where li-ion batteries don't need to be disconnected and all that crap is no longer good advice but more on the grandpa saying "in my days we used to remove the battery to keep it in top shape for the full half an hour it lasted".
     
  7. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 382   +342

    "what is this lithi thingy you're talking about youngster? We used NiCd batteries and we LIKED em! none of this fancy lidium eye-on business."
     
  8. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,624   +378

    Interesting review thanks. Wouldn't be in the market for a laptop that large and heavy but it's always nice to know what you can do at the pointy end.

    Do you know the model of NVMe SSD they use?
     
  9. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 1,829   +189

    It's a Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 and Samsung MZVPV512 in RAID 0

    As for battery life, it sucks, and considering the weight you wouldn't want to move it anyway
     
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  10. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,624   +378

    Wow seems a little odd 2 different SSDs for RAID-0!?
     
  11. Vladislav

    Vladislav TS Rookie

    Easy: cooling. It is always a design decision and an engineering compromise. Modern video cards and CPUs unavoidably produce a lot of heat, and slim notebooks have small, fast spinning, very noisy and less efficient cooling fans (small overstressed fans will not last as long as larger, slower fans, and are difficult to replace). It is up to a user to decide which compromise is acceptable, which is not. Of course there are a few designs with external GPU casing (not many at the moment) for stationary use, but again, this is another compromise some people may like, some not.
     

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