ASUS rog g752vm
Hot on the heels of the Shootout last month, wherein we featured the ROG Strix GL702VM, ASUS sent us another ROG gaming laptop to review, this time the G752VM.
the G752VM is a hulking behemoth that weighs 4.06kg and has a thickness of 43mm, much heavier and thicker than the GL702VM (2.7kg heavy, 24mm thick). In spite of the fact that the two laptops carry the same 17.5-inch display size, the G752VM also comes with a larger lid size. What substantially contributes to the heft of the G752VM is its cooling system that consists of dedicated modules for the CPU and GPU. Quite visible through a smoked panel underneath, the cooling system is complemented with a large air vent at the back. Adding also to the weight and thickness of the G752VM is the optical disc drive (bluray reader/super-multi DVD) which is not present on the slimmer GL702VM.
Like the GL702VM, the lid of the G752VM flaunts a brushed metal finish. Its Full HD display has a matte surface to ward off ambient glare. Sitting below the screen is the red-backlit keyboard. According to ASUS, the G752VM’S keyboard is the first of its kind to feature antighosting with 30-key rollover. this means that even if you hit up to 30 keys simultaneously while gaming, all of them will be recognized and the intended command will be interpreted correctly. ASUS also supplied the G752VM with five macro keys that are essential when programming complex combos.
Cpu-wise, the G752VM is powered by an Intel Core I7-6820HK (Skylake). It is a bit slower than the Kaby Lake Intel Core I7-7700HQ (2.7GHZ vs 2.8GHZ) of the GL702VM, but it is packed with a larger cache size than the latter CPU (8mb vs 6mb). the G752VM is also loaded with 32Gb ram, doubling the 16Gb memory size of the GL702VM. equipped with an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070, the G752VM also has a more powerful GPU than the GL702VM which uses a Geforce GTX 1060.
Combining a powerful CPU, larger memory size, and faster graphics, the G752VM managed beat all of the laptops that were tested in our past Shootout. In Pcmark
10 and 3Dmark, it scored 4656 and 4107 respectively. It also scored 2415, 15483, and 16521 in Unigine Heaven 4.0, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, and Resident Evil 6. On the downside, the G752VM registered only 116 minutes of stamina (1 hour, 56 minutes) in our battery test.
In spite of its weight and short battery life, the ASUS ROG G752VM successfully showcased its potentials. We look at it not only as gaming notebook, but also as a desktop replacement system.