Finally, the Asus GX700 notebook is here! This is probably one of the most powerful laptops from a reputed manufacturer and is priced at a whopping $4,300. Asus takes the game of providing high-end laptops infused with external water-cooling technology to a higher level! It is said to be one of the heaviest laptops. If sources are to be believed, Asus didn’t employ an automated production line for the Asus GX700; instead, the whole system is assembled manually, which not only adds a personalized note to the laptop but also adds to its appeal
So besides this, what does the laptop have and is it worth all the hype? Let’s find out detail
Six Things You Should Know About Asus GX700
1. Power-packed performance
The Asus GX700 comes packed with an Intel core i7 processor with an overclockable desktop-class NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, which enables it to function like a gaming laptop.
An external clock, when connected to the laptop, pumps liquid coolant to the laptop; thereby, fans and pipes are converted into a secondary clock.
2. Design and build
The laptop flaunts a brushed copper and metal-effect-like body. The laptop comes with a full- fledged keyboard that has a number pad.
The machine, as expected, is heavy, weighing around 4kg. It goes without saying that this is not an ordinary machine that can be carried here and there, but even carrying it within the home is troublesome. However, considering what we are getting with this laptop, it is worth the effort!
If you expected some out-of-the-box features in the screen, you will be rather disappointed. As high-end as the laptop is, the screen is not extraordinary, with ordinary contrast and viewing angles.
As far as the performance of the laptop is concerned, it will surely leave you overwhelmed. It has a base clock speed of 2.7 GHz and can boost up to 3.6GHz depending on the thermal conditions.
The laptop comes with four performance modes:
Standard: This mode is perfect when the laptop is operating on power. The processor in this mode works at its base clock speed.
Optimized: This mode is activated when the laptop is plugged in, but without a dock.
Extreme: This mode is activated when the liquid coolant is connected. In this mode, the performance of the processor enhances the processor clock speed of 4GHz.
Custom: In this mode, all options get unlocked.
It comes with three USB 3.0 ports and a USM 3.1 port with type C and a thunderbolt 3 port. The card reader that comes with the laptop is powerful and can manage 260B/s. The laptop’s Bluetooth connectivity is somewhat mediocre. The range is not very convincing.
The Asus GX700 comes with a warranty period of 24 months.
To conclude, the Asus GX700 is undoubtedly a power-packed laptop, but might fail to impress the masses. If you want to experience liquid coolant technology, it is the perfect match. However, if you would rather save £1,000 and get a laptop delivering performance in the same range, it is your choice!