If ever there was a luxury range for mass market PC gamers, the GX700 would fit perfectly amongst all the items in the world you never realized you needed.
This latest offering from ASUS would mark its 10th anniversary of products under the Republic of Gamers (ROG) line-up. The GX700 is a liquid-cooled notebook for high-end performance on-the-go and desktop level performance at home. Considering that it packs a desktop grade GeForce GTX 980 graphics into its innards that’s plenty of power to bring on the go.
In order to push this laptop to its limits, we would need the ROG Hydro Overclocking System which uses a pump to circulate coolant around heat-generating components within the laptop itself.
These knobs are all the system has to handle all the liquid. Despite looking rather complex, the laptop itself detaches quickly from the overclocking system. I quite like to think this is sort of like a MegaMan suit of armour that will bring on the pain once equipped.
But wait there’s more! It wouldn’t be much of a laptop if you can’t carry it around.
Packed with protective foam, included in the whole bundle would be a suitcase that allows you to transport every single component around and leaves a small amount of space for your mouse.
The GX700 is certainly aimed at a different class of gamer and with a retail price of SGD$6,198 from ASUS brand stores and selected ASUS authorised retailers, I’d love to be friends with any individual who splashes out for this.
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK Processor, overclockable up to 4.0GHz|
|Chipset||Mobile Intel® CM236|
|Memory||DDR4 2400, overclockable up to 2800MHz, up to 64GB|
|Display||17.5-inch anti-Glare LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM|
|Interface||3x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 2) with Thunderbolt
1x Microphone-in jack
1x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
mini display port
|Size||429(W) x 309(D) x 33 ~ 35 (H) mm|
|Weight||3.6kg (with an 8-cell battery)
4.8kg (The docking – ROG Hydro Overclocking System)