With its balanced configuration for gaming and its beautiful 17-inch 144 Hz screen, the Asus ROG Strix G731GV-EV027T does not lack elements to seduce. Indeed, it puts end to end several arguments at the service of performance. Its architecture based on Hexa Core i7 and GeForce RTX 2060 is in the foreground, with the reinforcement of a reactive and consequent storage (1.2 TB) and a generous RAM (16 GB). Add to that a 144 Hz borderless screen, a neat and colorful design, a multicolored backlight and advanced cooling technologies and you benefit from an ideal package to accompany you in the heart of the action, provided that you go beyond sound autonomy and its limited connectivity and not to look for the ultimate details in AAA games.
Specifications for the Asus ROG Strix G731GV-EV027T
|Screen (s)||17.3 “Full HD LED IPS 144Hz (1920×1080, matt / anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe x4) 1 TB 5400 rpm FireCuda SSHD with 8 GB SSD cache|
|Connectors||3 USB 3.1 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 4 RGB zones|
|Audio system||2 speakers of 3.5W, Smart AMP|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 66Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.85 Kg / 399 x 293 x 26.2|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ROG Strix G G731GV-EV027T
The DNA of the Asus ROG Strix G G731GV-EV027T is resolutely gamer with its diagonal which splits the brushed effects of the aluminum cover in two as well as the backlit ROG logo on the back on the side. The chassis is drawn in a beveled silhouette with aggressive edges and geometric shapes. Asus declares to have worked with BMW Designworks Group for the lines of its PC to answer a main problem: ventilation. At first glance, the aesthetics are sober with a black color but wait to turn on the PC, the lower part of the base lights up, like the backlit 4-color multicolored keyboard and the logo on the back for an effect Christmas tree insured.
Another detail that is important, to preserve the balance of its borderless screen, Asus has simply removed the webcam . This is detrimental even if its impractical positioning on the GL704 had left us a little perplexed.
The PC measurements are well optimized for a 17 inch. It weighs only 2.85 kg with a thickness of 26 mm . Thanks to the thinner borders, you get a width of 399 mm which still allows you to slide a physical numeric keypad thanks to the large format of the screen.
Then let\’s talk about the 17.3 inch screen that sports high-end specifications on this ROG Strix G G731GV-EV027T with its vivacious IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144 Hz . Intensive gamers will most certainly appreciate the additional 24 frames per second compared to the more widely crossed 120 Hz. Especially since the viewing angles are excellent thanks to the IPS panel which, we emphasize, was previously not noticed for its liveliness. Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) is the most suitable for players and allows you to make the most of your High Definition content while the mat processing prevents ambient light from being reflected on the screen, improving comfort. of play (especially in dark scenes).
The PC provides an adequate connection but not as diverse as expected, distributed on the left side and rear. There is a Gigabit Ethernet port, an HDMI 2.0 output, three USB 3.1 ports and a USB Type-C (Gen2) port (without Thunderbolt 3 support). The latest generations of Wifi AC and Bluetooth 5.0 modules are also on the menu. So we say goodbye to the MiniDisplay Port and the SD card reader.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ROG Strix G G731GV-EV027T
The Asus ROG Strix G G731GV-EV027T is above all a PC for gaming and this vocation is served as it should be by the Turing GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card . This exceeds the capabilities of a GeForce GTX 1070 in most scenarios as demonstrated by our test dedicated to the MSI GL63 8SE . Expert players will therefore be able to launch the most recent and greedy titles in Ultra with 60 FPS minimum.
Next comes the very heart of this PC and its 9th generation processor Hexa Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh . The gain compared to the previous generation is not necessarily significant performance issue but it still allows to glimpse large resources in multicore tasks, in the service of versatility. Indeed, its 6 cores (12 logic in multi-threading) are precious when you work on greedy applications such as 3D modeling, parallelization, video editing … Especially since the RAM is present in quantity. With 16 GB of RAM , you have scope in multitasking and what to see coming the next years serenely.
To give a boost to the whole and offer all the space you may need, storage relies on a hybrid solution. On the one hand, the dedicated 256 GB SSD (NVMe PCIe) is responsible for hosting the operating system and all programs and games and contributing to more responsive execution, shorter loading times and an overall brighter environment. On the other, the 1 TB SSHD FireCuda hard drive will combine Flash technology (8 GB SSD cache) and mechanical storage to provide shorter-than-normal load times and increased productivity, not to mention its significant capacity allowing archive a large amount of data.
Finally, for a 17 inch of this ilk, the battery of 66 Whr should not exceed 4 to 5 hours of autonomy in web browsing with active Wifi.