ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS-AH73 17.3 laptop

ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS-AH73 17.3-inch

NINJA SCORE
84
Positive Reviews
$1699.00$1599.99
(as of 24-06-2018 15:27 UTC) Details
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Pros

  • Great price for laptop with NVIDIA’s GTX1070
  • Lots of muscle
  • G-Sync display
  • Portability
  • Great construction

Cons

  • Runs hot
  • Slower mechanical HDD
  • Small SSD
  • Disappointing touchpad

Bottom Line

Heating issues are commonplace amongst ultraportable gaming laptop designs, but the included NVIDIA GTX 1070 at this price makes the ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS-AH73 one mean gaming laptop.


The ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS-AH73 17.3-inch is a bestselling gaming laptop that has received positive reviews for its incredible power, with users finding it handles majority of AAA titles and demanding content editing applications without breaking a sweat thanks to the inclusion of the NVIDIA GTX 1070 that is combined with a strong performing 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor and 12GB of DDR4 RAM. Users thought that its 17.3-inch G-Sync display that has a 75Hz refresh rate is fantastic, and its portability is a major plus for those who are on the go. Most found that it runs quiet and the construction is great, making it all the more portable. The chiclet-style red-backlit keyboard is also said to have have good feedback and it is quiet overall. However, as we have seen with the ultra-portable, heating issues persist that inhibit the overall performance, especially under heavy load. The touchpad has also presented a few with problems, with some noting that it does become unresponsive at times. While it does comes with a SSD and HDD combo, the SSD is rather small and will fill up quickly, and the HDD is a slower mechanical HDD that could make your machine feel tired. Lastly, the battery life is poor, but this is the general trend with gaming laptops of this class. Overall, the ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS-AH73 17.3-inch is a powerful multitasking productivity machine that provides a stellar performance for the price.

  • Weight: 6.4 lbs
  • Display Size: 17.3 inch
  • RAM: 12GB DDR4
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 84
    NotebookCheck March 24, 2017

    The Asus GL702VS is one of many options for gamers hunting power in a portable package. Equipped with high-end components in a relatively thin and light chassis, the notebook brings high details in modern titles without breaking backs. Can the device keep its cool, or will it melt under pressure?

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Specifications

Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 8GB GDDR5
RAM 12GB DDR4
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight6.4 lbs
Battery Life6 hours
Hard Drive 11000 HDD 7200
Hard Drive 2128 SSD
Display Size17.3 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlit
ConnectivityBluetooth | Wi-Fi | 3 x USB 3.0 | HDMI | 1x mini DP | 1 x Thunderbolt port
WebcamHD
Additional Featuresmicro SDXC card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)16.2 x 10.9 x 1.2
Warranty1 year

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