ASUS ROG G752VS (G752VS-XB72K and G752VS-XB78K) OC Edition Gaming Laptops Review

ASUS ROG G752VS OC Edition features two models G752VS-XB72K and G752VS-XB78K at the time of writing this review. These are ultimate gaming laptops for hardcore gamers. Here OC, means Over Clocked, so you are getting the over-clocked processor, high RAM and ultimate GPU for gaming. So, in this article we are writing a general review of both ASUS ROG G752VS-XB72K OC Edition and ASUS ROG G752VS-XB78K OC Edition gaming laptops combinedly cause both are same with same specifications and design other than RAM and storage.

ASUS ROG laptops are powerful gaming laptops with unique design. These models costs over $2000. If you want 17.3 inch display ASUS ROG models under $2000, take a look at GL702VM-DB71 and GL702VM-DB74 models. But the models which we are reviewing here, G752VS-XB72K and G752VS-XB78K are different from those thin models.

These two models weigh around 9.5 lbs each and are about 1.98 inch thin (each). So, don't think of carrying it around. Gamers will definitely like these models 3D Vapor Chamber Thermal System and Anti-Ghosting Keyboard with 30 Key Rollover. 3D Vapor Chamber cooling system is more advanced than normal cooling system which we find in other ASUS ROG laptops. This cooling system can cool GPU up to 7 degree and CPU up to 2 degrees. So, you can push the performance of this laptop without worrying about heat from CPU and GPU. These models body is also designed in a way to have free air flow.

Coming to its keyboard, this is an advanced backlit keyboard with 30-key rollover. Means you will get precise response for your commands even if you press 30 keys simultaneously. An amazing keyboard for hard-core gamers.

These are gigantic 17.3 inch (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) display with IPS display and G-Sync technology. With GTX 1070 GPU, you can play games even at 4K resolutions. So, this Full HD display is accepted. You can watch Full HD videos, do your creative work like designing, drawing etc in high clarity. With G-Sync technology, there will be no tearing, no stutter and no lag while playing games.

Performance-wise, these models deliver the best performance in terms of gaming or heavy multi-tasking. As we said earlier, these two models have same specifications, but differ in storage and RAM. Both models are powered by 2.7 GHz Intel Quad Core i7-6820HK processor which can reach up to 3.6 GHz. This processor is the best processor to get in late-2016 gaming laptops for the price. This processor outputs slight higher performance than Intel i7-6700HQ processor.



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The main difference between these models is their RAM and storage. G752VS-XB72K model which is priced around $2400 at the time of writing this review comes with 32 GB DDR4-2400 RAM and 256 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB @ 7200 RPM HDD storage drives. Whereas, higher-end model G752VS-XB78K is priced around $2900 at the time of this review comes with 64 GB DDR4-2400 RAM and 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB @ 7200 RPM HDD storage drives

You can see that, higher-end model (G752VS-XB78K) comes with extra 32 GB RAM and 256 GB NVMe PCIe SSD storage. DDR4-2400 is the highest RAM standard to get in any PC or laptop and 32 GB or 64 GB is ultimate RAM to get in a laptop. NVMe SSD is the latest technology used in SSD's, means better performance than PCIe SSD's.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM is an ultimate GPU for playing high-graphic games. You can play high-graphic games at high display resolutions without any issues. These are VR-Ready models, so play VR games also. You can also control the performance of these amazing CPU and GPU through ROG gaming center. Choose appropriate performance profiles while playing games, watching movies or doing your creative work. Choose different display modes, audio modes and performance modes to get the best output.

Live stream or make HD video calls with HD webcam. Experience high quality audio from two built-in speakers and for better audio tuning, ASUS developed Sonic Studio and Sonic Radar. You can enjoy high quality gaming sounds.

You are getting all general connectivity options. Four USB 3.0 ports and one Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.1-Type C(Gen 2) port are the best connectivity ports to consider. All connectivity options can be seen in below specifications table. In normal usage conditions, these models give around 3 to 4 hours of battery life. Battery life totally depends on your usage. Well, for gaming laptops, battery life is always low.

Pros:
  • Everything about these models are pros.
  • Large display, high-end processor, unusual RAM capacity, large storage capacity and top end GPU.
  • You will find almost all connectivity options.
  • Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.1-Type C(Gen 2) port for faster data.
Cons:
  • Average battery life even for normal usage.
  • Heavy.
Specifications:

Technical Specification of ASUS ROG G752VS (G752VS-XB72K and G752VS-XB78K) OC Edition
Display 17.3 inch (16:9) LED backlit IPS FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 100% Adobe and G-Sync Technology
Processor 6th Generation 2.7 GHz Intel Quad Core i7-6820HK Processor
RAM 32 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (G752VS-XB72K)
64 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (G752VS-XB78K)
Storage 256 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB HDD @ 7200 RPM (G752VS-XB72K)
512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB HDD @ 7200 RPM (G752VS-XB78K)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Webcam 1.2 MP HD Webcam
Audio Two built-in stereo speakers
Sonic Studio and Sonic Radar
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi
Built-in Bluetooth V4.1
Interface Four USB 3.0 ports
One RJ45 LAN Jack
One HDMI port
One SDXC Card Reader
One Thunderbolt 3 over USB 3.1-Type C (Gen 2) port
One mini Display Port
One Headphone In jack
One Headphone Out hack
Battery 88WHrs, 4S2P, 8 cell Li-ion battery (Up to 4 hours of battery Life)
Dimensions 12.7 x 16.4 x 1.9 inches
Weight Approx. 9.5 lbs

Conclusion:

These are ultimate gaming notebooks under $3000 in late-2016. Very high specs with awesome keyboard and cooling system. If you want a budget-friendly thin gaming laptop, take a look at GL702VM-DB71 and GL702VM-DB74 models or 2016 Razer Blade (GTX 1060) Gaming Laptop.

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