Gaming laptops come in all shapes and sizes these days. The ASUS ROG G752VY for example, a top-of-the-line gaming machine that’s purpose-built for the most demanding of games. The ROG G752VY is a desktop replacement which doesn’t care to make compromises for the sake of portability.
The laptop has an Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper colour scheme and a 17.3” display. If you’re one of those people who expect portability from a laptop, given that it weighs over 4kg.
The 17.3-inch IPS display has a matte finish so reflections aren’t much of a problem.Due to the larger size of the display, Microsoft Windows doesn’t need to bother with scaling so older programs don’t have that fuzzy effect that smaller, high-resolution displays tend to result in.
No gaming laptop is complete without macro keys and the G752VY has five of them located above the function keys. These can be used to either launch Windows applications or websites, or trigger macros. The button with the video camera on it fires up the XSplit Gamecaster application for recording and streaming your gameplay. You also get 30-key rollover and three levels of backlighting. You can’t change the backlight colour though, so those who don’t like red are out of luck.
All the ports are on the sides of the laptop, and these include four USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) port, HDMI, Mini-DP, Gigabit Ethernet, microphone-in, headphones/ SPIDF out, and a line-in port. The laptop also gets a DVD writer, an SD card slot, and a 2.1 speaker system with some enhancements from Asus.
Specifications, which is the main center of attraction after the attractive design made by Asus to induce customers to buy this beast. It comes with Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, two Samsung 256GB NVMe SSDs plus a 1TB hard drive, and an Nvidia GTX 980M GPU with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 RAM. The storage and RAM are both upgradable as removable flap has been provided on the bottom of the laptop. Ram can be expanded up to 64GB if you want to get more out of your machine.
The ROG G752GV ships with Windows 10 Home 64-bit along with some promotional offers and freeware that we’ve seen before such as limited-time free space in Dropbox, a one month trial of Office 365, Foxit Phantom PDF viewer, WPS Office, and McAfee.
When comes to performance, this laptop provides what a $2500-3000 laptop cannot provide in its range. This laptop is powered by a Skylake Intel Core i7 6700HQ (2.6GHz) and GeForce GTX 980M.
Coming to games, this laptop doesn’t seem to have a problem while maxing out graphics in games like Far cry Primal, Battlefield 4 and Gta V. While plugged in, the laptop has no issues hitting a constant 60fps at close to max settings.
The speakers are interestingly placed behind the screen and look very, very cool. The audio sounds crisp and the placement gives it a good, clean effect overall.
We weren’t expecting great battery life since the Nvidia GPU is always on duty but the 8-cell, 88WHr battery actually managed to push the laptop to 1 hour and 57 minutes, which is very good. With regular usage, we managed to get roughly 4-5 hours of battery life.
When accounting its dimensions and weight you’re going to have a tough time finding a bag to fit it in, and even if you do, you’re probably not going to get very far lugging it around. Add a low battery life into the equation and you get one very impractical laptop. This, along with its price of INR 1,79,900 would make one wonder if it wouldn’t just make better sense to shell out a bit more and get a desktop.
This is especially for those who travels a lot and do not want to be left without their games. In such cases I’d say this machine does its job of giving me a desktop-worthy performance in a considerable smaller frame.
Thanks to it’s processor and graphics card, this beast is likely to last you around 3 years without any issue. Though if you do shell out more and get a desktop you’re likely to get better longevity due to better upgrade options. This beast is only suitable for gamers who travel a lot otherwise, it is better to go with building your own PC. Not a sensible choice for serious gamers.
- Excellent Gaming Performance
- Display supports Nvidia G-SYNC
- Heavy and Bulky
- Cost inefficient
- Speaker Quality
Ratings(Out 0f 5):
- Design: 4.5
- Specifications: 4
- Performance: 4
- Value for money: 3
- Overall : 4