Looking for a gaming laptop with an original design? The Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LV-EV adopts a bluish color and takes advantage of a 17-inch IPS Full HD 100% sRGB screen with frequency of 144Hz to improve fluidity in games. It is able to run recent games thanks to its NVIDIA Turing RTX 2060 graphics card with ray tracing which also speeds up processing. This is also the case with the Comet Lake-H Octo Core i7 processor and the good amount of RAM but also the fast SSD storage (of limited capacity, however) which reinforces the responsiveness of this laptop for creator-oriented gamers. Backlit chiclet keyboard and Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity are also on the program for this computer.
Specifications Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LV-EV
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 100% sRGB 300nits (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10875H Comet Lake (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 2 free M.2 SATA / NVMe combo slots|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 4-zone RGB, N-Key Rollover|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 4.2W) SmartAMP|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 66Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.85 Kg / 399 x 293 x 22-26.5mm|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LV-EV
It sports an original design with its Glacier Blue chassis which changes from the black of the gaming laptops of which it nevertheless takes certain codes by its angular lines, its design having been carried out with the assistance of BMW.
ROG Intelligent Cooling technology takes care of cooling this gaming laptop PC by combining liquid metal thermal paste at the processor level, 2 pale n-Blade 83 fans, heat pipes but also air vents.
This designer-oriented laptop PC for gamers has good connectivity including Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax ( newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, an HDMI video output useful for easily connecting it to a TV for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C not to mention 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 plugged into it.
Of course, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, here via a practical 4-zone RGB system to discern its keys in a dimly lit environment.
But beware: no webcam is integrated. To benefit from it, you will therefore have to use an external webcam .
Gamers will appreciate that the fluidity in games is enhanced thanks to the screen’s 144Hz frequency higher than the 60Hz standard. Creators, for their part, will be delighted that the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average while still having large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
As it adopts a Full HD definition and a 16: 9 format, the screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos.
Performance, battery life of Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LV-EV
The Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LV-EV may be of interest to those looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop that performs well in creative-oriented gaming.
Recent games can indeed run on this gaming laptop PC because it is equipped with the dedicated NVIDIA Turing high-end GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card with ray tracing.
As a bonus, the GeForce RTX 2060 speeds up processing under software using GPU computing power (eg Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere / Photoshop) which will interest creative people.
Depending on the tasks performed, the onboard NVIDIA Optimus technology switches automatically and in real time between the GeForce RTX 2060 and the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor.
Optimus uses the Intel UHD 630 as much as possible, while its performance is very modest because it is energy efficient and thus promotes battery life. The GeForce RTX 2060 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform the graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. You can of course watch photos and videos with one or other of these graphics solutions.
Built around an Intel HM470 chipset, a good amount of 16 GB RAM and an Octo Core i7-10875H Comet Lake-H processor, this gaming laptop PC delivers overall power capable of appealing to demanding users , whether they are players or creators.
They will be greatly interested in the faster processing performed here compared to an 8 GB DDR4 and Quad / Hexa Core. We particularly feel the difference in areas that are greedy in RAM and CPU resources taking advantage of multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
As for storage, Asus makes the logical choice to offer an SSD. Because it guarantees much better responsiveness and fluidity in games than a simple hard drive, under processing and more generally on a daily basis.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we get faster on the cards of online games than with a hard drive for example and we benefit from much faster game / software launches as well as start / stop and processing.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive while being more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and silent. With its 512 GB, the integrated SSD offers a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks.
If, however, this proves to be insufficient, up to 2 additional SSDs can be added via the free M.2 slots.
We also have of course the possibility of relying on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.
Finally in terms of battery life, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this laptop which is noisy and heats up when pushed strongly (eg games, treatments).