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.