The ASUS ROG G752VS Overclocked Edition is reminiscent of a futuristic spacecraft, featuring lots of onboard power to match its ambitious design. Sporting a variety of new upgrades and additions over its predecessor, this laptop is a semi-portable desktop replacement that will surely meet all your gaming needs.
While the gaudy design of the ASUS ROG G752VS OC Edition may seem a little overdone, the Armor Titanium and Plasma copper finish leaves the impression that this machine is housing the newest, most powerful “space-age” computer technology available on the market. There is some legitimacy to this approach, as the ASUS ROG G752VS OC Edition features an overclocked 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor as well as a Nvidia® GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics card inside. If that wasn’t enough, the memory comes factory overclocked and advertises a 20% increase in performance and a 30% increase in active power saving, according to their website. The display has also been updated with high-speed wide-view panels and a 120Hz refresh rate, allowing for a crisp image even when viewed from different angles. When combined with Nvidia® G-Sync™ technology, the result eliminates many visual bugs experienced by gamers on older systems.
With all this power under the hood, the ASUS ROG G752VS OC Edition requires a substantial cooling system to keep the components running at optimal efficiency and temperature. Inside this laptop is an ROG-exclusive thermal cooling system that utilizes fluid dynamics to create an effective solution for managing heat in a small space. The 3D Vapor Chamber is filled with a coolant that shifts between a liquid and a gas when heated, spreading across the components and providing a stable temperature throughout the system. Combined with the internal copper heat pipe, this system can effectively dissipate heat from the processor and the GPU. Additionally, the CPU and GPU have dedicated cooling modules that expel heat through the massive rear vents and away from your person. It’s still not an ideal candidate for gaming on your lap, but it’s going to keep you relatively cool; there’s nothing worse than when a high-end laptop vents directly onto your hands during a gaming session.
Keyboards are sometimes not a priority when designing a high-end gaming laptop, but fortunately the designers behind the ASUS ROG G752VS OC Edition did not forget about it. The keys are ergonomically designed with 2.5mm of key travel, ensuring the best experience when typing or playing games. It also features anti-ghosting keys to guarantee that your inputs are correctly received, which is always an important characteristic when playing competitive video games. The keyboard itself is backlit solely in red and does not support RGB customization. While this isn’t a deal breaker by any means, it’s certainly unfortunate that such a relatively simple feature did not make the cut.
Like any gaming super-machine, the ASUS ROG G752VS OC Edition weighs a substantial amount. Clocking in at about 9.5lbs, it’s not going to be a fantastic option for portability. Ultimately this laptop is meant as a desktop replacement, but if you want to pick and game somewhere else it’s not overly difficult. You should avoid straying too far away from an outlet, as the battery life ranges between 3.5 to 4 hours; not terrible for a high-power gaming machine, but not great either.
For a complete list of system specifications, check out this page on ASUS’ website. Keep in mind that the latest iteration of this laptop may have better specifications than what is listed on their site. This laptop aims to be a complete replacement of a high-end custom desktop, and with everything inside, it is absolutely a great option.