ASUS rog g752vm

Mon­ster Ma­chine

HWM (Philippines) - - Gear - By Lionell Go Mac­ahilig

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.

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