On 20 July ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced and launched the ROG Strix GL702 gaming laptop in Singapore. This is a laptop designed for gaming on the go. Whilst sporting a 17.3″ screen, the Strix still manages to remain compact and portable without compromising on performance. With a 6th generation Intel i7 quad-core processor and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 970M graphics, performance remains high.
GL702 New Features
ROG’s new gaming laptop is certainly portable, weighing at a relatively light 2.7kg without compromising on screen size. It sports a satisfactory 8GB DDR4 RAM which will be able to handle the high intensity graphics of modern gaming. Meanwhile its dedicated GPU brings in 3GB of DDR5 vRAM that comes with DirectX 12 support, so there are no worries of being left behind graphically. The GL702 also comes with ROG’s triple-copper cooling system, which ASUS says maximises cooling efficiency even during prolonged gaming sessions.
The newest additions are in the ports. The GL702 comes with the latest Thunderbolt 3 Type-C USB ports. This allows for very fast data transfer even when using external graphics card support. For those overclockers out there, ASUS has included its exclusive program Turbomaster to make overclocking even simpler.
In terms of its keyboard, the GL702 comes with a specially designed chiclet gaming keyboard with scissor-switch keys. ASUS says this offers 1.6mm travel distance for keystrokes which should make gaming super responsive. Even the WASD keys are highlighted to make sure your hands travel to the right location quickly.
|Processor||Quad Core Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor 2.6GHz
(6M Cache, up to 3.5GHz)
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home (64-bit)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 970M|
|Display||17.3-inch LED Full HD (1,920×1,080) Anti-Glare IPS Display|
|Memory||DRAM DDR4 8GB|
|1TB SATA 7200RPM 2.5′ HDD|
|Connectivity||1x HDMI 1.4 Port
1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x RJ45 LAN Port
1x Mini Display Port 1.2
1x USB 3.1 Type C (Gen 2) Port
3x USB 3.0 Ports
|Power Supply||180W AC Adapter
76WHrs 4-cell Lithium Ion Battery
|Size||42.0(W) x 27.5(D) x 2.20 ~ 2.47 (H) cm|
|Warranty||2 Years International Warranty|
Availability and Pricing
The ASUS ROG GL702 is retailing at S$2,198 at all ASUS brand stores as well as official retailers around Singapore.