Creative-oriented black gamer laptop, the Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LU-H7015T with a 17-inch IPS Full HD screen whose frequency of 120Hz improves fluidity in games takes advantage of fast SSD storage (however limited in capacity) which strengthens its reactivity. It is able to support recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Turing GTX 1660 Ti graphics card which also speeds up processing just like the high-performance core combining a Hexa Core i7 Comet Lake-H processor with a good amount of RAM. Backlit chiclet keyboard as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity are also on the program for this black computer.
Specifications Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LU-H7015T
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 120Hz 3ms 100% sRGB (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 2 free M.2 slots|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB 4 zones N-Key Rollover|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 4.2W) SmartAMP|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 66Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.83 Kg / 399 x 293 x 22-26mm|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LU-H7015T
Equipped with a chassis resulting from a collaboration with BMW, it sports a gamer allure by taking up the codes of the genre with its black color and its angular lines.
It is cooled by ROG Intelligent Cooling technology via the use of liquid metal thermal paste at the level of the processor, 2 pale n-Blade 83 fans, heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
This gaming laptop PC is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB 3.1 Type-C, its wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely , its HDMI video output useful for easily connecting it to a TV for example, its audio and Ethernet ports as well as its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit so that its keys can be distinguished correctly in the event of reduced ambient light, here via a 4-zone RGB solution.
As it adopts 1204Hz refresh rate, the screen improves smoothness in games compared to the 60Hz standard. With its 100% sRGB and IPS specifications, it also reproduces colors more faithfully than average while ensuring wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles. It is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content and especially videos because of its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in bright environments (eg outdoors) and is more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, battery life of Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LU-H7015T
The Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LU-H7015T targets those looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop that performs well, is gaming and creative oriented.
Thanks to the dedicated GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDIA Turing graphics card, processing is accelerated in software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, which is the case for example in Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is also able to run a maximum of games if we agree to adaptations under the titles demanding in graphic resources to obtain a good playability.
Like the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti of course allows you to view photos and videos.
The Intel UHD 630 is used to the maximum by the on-board NVIDIA Optimus technology because it is more energy efficient than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and therefore promotes autonomy. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is therefore activated to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630.
The heart of this designer and gamer-oriented laptop also delivers global power capable of satisfying demanding users. It is indeed built around an Intel HM470 chipset, a good amount of 16 GB RAM and a Hexa Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H processor.
This duo guarantees much faster processing than with 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad Core processor, the difference being particularly noticeable in areas that are greedy in RAM and CPU resources using multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
In games, however, it should be borne in mind that the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable compared to the Quad Core.
On the storage side, Asus has chosen an SSD that provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we take advantage of much faster game / software launches, processing and starts / stops or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more robust and silent. Here we are dealing with a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks.
However, 512 GB may be insufficient for some. In this case, one or two SSDs can be added via the free M.2 slots.
We also have the possibility of using an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally on the autonomy side, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer which is not the most easily transportable because of its heavy weight. However, its large 17-inch format is particularly comfortable for predominantly sedentary use (eg at home).
It should also be borne in mind that this PC is heard and heats up when it is heavily used (eg games, processing) but at reasonable levels for this type of laptop.