ASUS has launched a new gaming laptop in the Republic of gamers (ROG) series. The new laptop is named “Asus ROG G701” and carries a price tag of Rs. 3,49,990. The laptop will be available exclusively via Asus ROG stores across India. It will be available in two color schemes: ROG Armor Titanium and ROG Plasma Copper. The Asus ROG G701 features cutting edge hardware catering to the needs of high end games. It comes with the latest 7th generation Intel Core i7 (Kaby Lake) processor paired with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. The compact gaming laptop is designed for professional gamers and gaming enthusiasts.
The Asus ROG G701 comes in a premium Bio-armor design paradigm. The laptop is 33.5 mm thick. It comes with anti-ghosting keyboard with 30-key rollover technology. This ensures that all keystrokes are registered while hitting key combinations. This is essential for playing modern games. Further, the keyboard also comes with a large spacebar and isolated keys for easy access and preventing wrong presses. The laptop features a C Part asymmetric keyboard which also comes with a palm rest for optimal comfort during usage. The ergonomic keyboard present on the laptop makes users type and use the touchpad and keypad with optimal comfort.
Coming to the specifications, the ASUS ROG G701 comes with a 17.3-inch wide angle 4K UHD screen with a resolution of 380×2160 pixels. A variant with 17.3-inch full-HD display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels is also available. The 4K UHD screen has a refresh rate of 60Hz and offers 100 percent NTSC color output. On the other hand, the full-HD screen comes with 120Hz refresh rate with 72 percent NTSC color output. The screen of the laptop also supports NVIDIA G-Sync technology that syncs the refresh rate of the screen with the frame rate of the GeForce graphics card. This provides enhanced gaming visuals and performance.
The Asus ROG G701 gaming laptop features the 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i7 7820 processor and up to 64 GB of DDR4 2800 MHz RAM. The processor is unlocked and therefore overclocking is possible. The Asus ROG G701 features a desktop grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card which has up to 8GB of GDDR5X video memory. The graphic card provides virtual-reality (VR) gaming performance and cutting edge gaming visuals. When it comes to storage, there are several options. Users can choose 256GB SSD storage, 512 PCIe NVMe SSD storage with HyperDrive RAID 0 support for faster data access speeds and boot-up times.
The laptop comes with two USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port (USB Type-C 3.1), one Gen 2 USB 3.1 Type-C port, one RJ45 LAN port, one HDMI port, 2-in-1 card reader, one mini Display Port, and one 3.5mm headphone jack port. The USB Type-C port provides fast data transfer speeds and enhanced device connectivity. The laptop can also be connected to a secondary display using the HDMI port. Connectivity features include 802.11 ac (dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz) and Bluetooth 4.1. The Asus ROG G701 is powered by a 93WHrs 6 Cells battery which provides decent backup. The laptop features ESS Audio DAC technology and speakers that direct the sound towards the user. The audio system and speakers are designed with games in view. The Trinity Display Technology with 4K2K output makes the laptop capable of providing output to three displays simultaneously, using HDMI, Thunderbolt and mini Display connectors.
The Asus ROG G701 comes with a dedicated button to access the ROG gaming center. The ROG gaming center is an online portal for accessing apps, tools and utilities for the laptop. It also allows users to fine-tune their machine, manage gaming profiles, Splendid Display and Audio Equalizer profiles and for setting Internet packet prioritization.