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ASUS ROG G701VI : AN INCREDIBLE MACHINE

 

ASUS ROG G701VI

ENGINEERED FOR ULTIMATE SPEED

The name says it all. ASUS has recently released its new ROG series laptop-G701VI, and its awesome. Its everything a gamer wants. High configurations have been a tradition for ASUS ROG series, but this one is way too extreme! It’s the best from ASUS ROG series.

First take a look at the specs of this monster.



OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 10 Pro

 

CHIPSET

Intel® CM236 Express Chipset

 

MEMORY

DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM, up to 64 GB SDRAM

 

DISPLAY

17.3″ (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920×1080) 120Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 72% NTSC with G-Sync

 

GRAPHIC

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, with 8GB VRAM

 

STORAGE

Solid State Drives : 512GB PCIE Gen3X4 SSD RAID 0 Support

 

KEYBOARD

Chicklet keyboard with isolated Num key

 

CARD READER

Multi-format card reader

 

WEBCAM

HD Web Camera

 

NETWORKING

Wi-Fi : Integrated 802.11 AC

 

INTERFACE

1 x USB 3.1 TYPE C port(s)

3 x USB 3.0 port(s)

1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert

1 x HDMI

1 x mini Display Port

1 x micro SDXC card reader

1 x Thunderbolt port

1X AC adapter plug

 

AUDIO

ASUS Sonic Studio

 

BATTERY

6 Cells 93 Whrs Battery

 

POWER ADAPTER

Output : 19 V DC, 16.9 A, 330 W

Input : 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal

 

DIMENSIONS

16.88 x 12.16 x 1.29 ~1.37 inch (WxDxH)

 

WEIGHT

8.37 lbs~3.8Kg with Battery

 

VR

VR Ready

 

GAMING SERIES

G Series

 

I told you! It is a monster!

Now let’s see what it actually has in it.

 

DESIGN
Asus undoubtedly stands apart in terms of design. Its design is new. As you can see from the picture, it has got a gunmetal grey colour(Yes! That’s what they call it.) lid. It has got the awesome ROG logo in between two orange stripes. On the lower backside there are large vents(with high performance comes high heat emission :D).

Inside we’ve got a 17.3 inch, full HD(1080p) display. It has got a dual-tone(gunmetal aluminium and black soft-touch material) keyboard. It weighs 8.37pounds(~3.8kg). Its lighter than many other machines in its range.

On the left are two USB 3.0 ports, separate headphone and microphone jacks, and an SD card slot. On the right, there’s another USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port and a mini DisplayPort for video output; a pair of USB Type-C ports (one of which supports Thunderbolt 3); and an Ethernet jack.

 

DISPLAY
The machine’s 17.3 inch 1080p display, with NVIDIA 120Hz G-sync displays incredibly sharp images with 178-degree viewing angles(that’s serious). The screen covers an excellent 112% of the sRBG colour gamut. The brightness is 287 nits which is dimmer than the average 298 nits. Its Delta-E score is 2.4, and it doesn’t offer the most exact shades(0 being the ideal score). The average score is 1.3.

 

AUDIO
ASUS  ROG G701VI comes with Sonic Studio II and Sonic Radar II for truly immersive gaming audio. Sonic Studio provides high-quality gaming audio, as well as improved streaming and audio recording for perfect voice pickup and noise reduction. Sonic Radar helps you detect opponents through an on-screen overlay that shows the relative position of gunshots, footsteps and other in-game sound effects. However, like most other ASUS notebooks, if you set the volume to full, the sound tends to get a bit distorted.

 

KEYBOARD AND TOUCHPAD
ROG G701VI has an anti-ghosting keyboard with 30-key rollover technology so up to 30 keystrokes can be instantaneously and correctly logged, even when you hit several of them at once. Each key is ergonomically designed to ensure solid and responsive keystrokes when typing or entering commands – making it easy for you to dominate any game. And with a new Record key and more macro keys at your disposal, everything you need is at your fingertips.

The keyboard has a shallow 1.3mm of travel and 62 grams of force is required to press the keys. ASUS has given us five macro keys at the top left, that can be customized using the ROG MacroKey software. Changes to the backlight can be made using the ROG Gaming Center only to illuminate the keys placed on the left that are most commonly used for gaming (Red is the only colour we’ve got!).

There is a 4.6X2.6-inch touchpad. Its provides enough space to move through the entire 17.3 inch display.

 

GAMING, GRAPHICS AND VR
ASUS ROG G701VI boasts a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with  8GB VRAM. The GTX 1080 is the highest end graphics card in NVIDIA’s Pascal series. Its appropriate for VR headsets.

 

PERFORMANCE
With 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-6820HK, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, two 512GB PCIe M.2 SSDs in a RAID0 setup and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with 8GB VRAM, the ROG G701VI is your dream machine. It’s enough for any productivity task (actually its more than enough).

 

So, its a brilliant machine. If you want smooth, lag free gaming with vivid colours and best viewing angles, you should surely get one for yourself (spoiler alert:$3500 laptop ;D).

 

What do you think about this machine? Drop down a comment below and stay updated with Headline Authority!

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