Designed to play and create, the Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QM-HX038T gaming laptop PC features a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with 144Hz frequency that improves gaming smoothness. This computer embeds the high-end GeForce RTX 3060 NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing graphics card capable of running recent games and speeding up processing just like the Ryzen 7 AMD Cezanne Octo Core processor and the right amount of powerful 16 GB RAM. This laptop PC for gamers and creators also incorporates fast SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness, an RGB backlit chiclet keyboard as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity. However, he skips the webcam.
Specifications the Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QM-HX038T
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 45% NTSC 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare / matt)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 1 free M.2 slot|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 4-zone RGB|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x4W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.7 Kg / 395 x 282 x 23.4-27.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QM-HX038T
It sports a relatively elegant and discreet design for a creator-oriented gamer laptop PC of which it nevertheless adopts the codes with its angular lines, its dark color and its aluminum frame.
This computer entrusts its cooling to 2 Arc Flow fans (84 blades), heat pipes and air vents.
On the other hand, it does not integrate a webcam and to take advantage of this functionality, we must therefore turn to an external webcam .
This PC has a good connection with 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 connecting it easily to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports, its USB-C but also its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if the USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit, which is very practical for discerning its keys in the dark.
The screen is adorned with a frequency of 144Hz which improves fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. It also lends itself very well to displaying High Definition content such as videos due to its 16: 9 format. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also offers large horizontal and vertical viewing angles as well as more faithful than average colorimetry. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, battery life of the Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QM-HX038T
The Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QM-HX038T may be of interest to those who want to equip themselves with a powerful versatile laptop PC of large format oriented game and creation.
Recent games can run on this 17-inch laptop because it features the GeForce RTX 3060 , a high-end NVIDIA Ampere dedicated graphics card with ray tracing.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3060 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus gives maximum preference to the Radeon Vega 8 solution integrated into the AMD processor (more efficient than the Intel UHD 630) while its performance is very modest in comparison because it is energy efficient and thus promotes battery life.
In this area, expect around 7 hours on battery power in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3060 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Radeon Vega 8. With either one, it is of course possible to view photos and videos.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power. This is for example the case with Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.
The Radeon Vega 8 is housed within the AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor , here coupled with 8 GB of RAM.
The global power provided by this core is able to appeal to demanding users, including gamers and creators.
They will appreciate that this core ensures much faster processing than a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4. We particularly feel the difference in areas that are greedy in CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of multi-core, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
In terms of storage, there is a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in phase with the standard of hard drives. But compared to the latter, an SSD is, let us remember, silent while being more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we take advantage of much faster game / software launches as well as start / stop and processing, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games for example.
If more space is needed, a second SSD can be added to the free M.2 slot. You can also use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally, if the large format of this computer is not the most easily transportable, it is particularly comfortable in the context of mainly sedentary use (eg at home).
In any case, keep in mind that in the event of heavy loads (eg games, processing), this creative-oriented gamer laptop heats up and is heard.