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Asus ROG G752VT review – Skylake hardware, new looks and a bit more

Asus ROG G752VT review – Skylake hardware, new looks and a bit more
By Andrei Girbea - @ andreigirbea , last updated on June 24, 2016
Summary: The Asus ROG G752VT is one of the better large-size entertainment laptops out there. It gets a 17-inch screen and it's not compact or light, but it's fairly powerful and easy to upgrade, includes a good screen and keyboard, and runs cool even under heavy load. So if you find it for the right price and it is the kind of laptop you want, this is a going to be a good buy.
Rating: 4 / 5   Price range: $1599-$1799


well built; great keyboard; very good display, a good match for the hardware; powerful; easy to upgrade; runs cool and quiet


VERY, VERY sharp front lip; rather small battery; the trackpad needs more work; more pretentious materials used for the case

Through the last years, the Asus ROG G7xx laptops have been some of the best 17-inch machines a gaming enthusiast could get for the money.

The ROG G752 is the latest addition to the family, unveiled at the end of 2015, with the launch of Intel’s Skylake hardware platform. In this post we’re going to analyse the mid-level version of the G752 series, the Asus ROG G752VT, configured with a Core i7-6700HQ processor, an Nvidia GTX 970M graphics chip and a 1080p matte display.

Other G752 models are available with Nvidia 965M or 980M chips and 4K screens, but hardware specs aside, all the G752s share the exact same traits. So even if you’re interested in a different configuration than the one we had for this review, you should still read this post.

Disclaimer: Our test unit came from Asus for the purpose of this review. It’s a retail model, identical to the ones you can get in stores, and I’ve used it for about a week before gathering my impressions here. The laptop went back to Asus after the review was published, but if you have any specific questions, get in touch in the comments section at the end of the post and I’ll try to answer.

The video review

The specs sheet

Asus ROG G752VT
Screen 17.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 px resolution, matte, IPS, non-touch
Processor Intel Skylake Core i7-6700HQ CPU, quad-core 2.6 GHz (3.5 Ghz TBoost)
Video Nvidia GTX 970M 3GB
Memory 8 GB DDR4 2133Mhz (4xDIMMs)
Storage 1TB 2.5″ 7200 rpm HDD
Connectivity Wireless AC Intel 7265 , Gigabit LAN, Intel Bluetooth 4.0
Ports 4x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1(Thunderbolt 3), HDMI, miniDP, mic, earphone, SPDIF, SD card reader, LAN
Baterry 67 Wh
Operating system Windows 10
Size 428 mm or 16.8” (w) x 333 mm or 13.1” (d) x 43mm or 1.69” (h)
Weight 3.99 kg or 8.79 lb
Extras anti-ghosting backlit keyboard with macro keys, 2.1 sound system, optical drive

Design and exterior

This new 17-inch model looks nowhere like any of its predecessors. Asus dumped the black theme and the aggressive design that’s been a trademark of the previous Gs for completely new looks, with a mix of mostly silver and orange elements, but also some black parts on the interior.

The lid cover is made from a sheet of brushed aluminum, the hinge is orange and gets a Republic of Gamers engraving, while the entire lower-body gets a plastic shell made from several different pieces well bound together. They kind of look like brushed metal, but that’s plastic nonetheless. On the bottom there’s also a strip of transparent plexiglass that showcases the heatpipes and part of the cooling fans. That’s a nice touch, but this window will scratch easily. And BTW, the metallic hood is also highly susceptible to scratches.

If you’ll lift up the screen you’ll notice the interior has been redesigned as well. The Silver elements on the sides get a textured finishing, while the black surface on the palm-rest and around the keys is soft and grippy, just like on the previous G751. It will show smudges and fingerprints very easily though.

With the exception of the metallic hood and the plexiglass window on the bottom, I feel this G752 is still overall a well built machine. The interior and the belly are made from different pieces, but the are overall well stitched together and the chassis feels solid. There’s a little flex in the keyboard area, but you’re probably not going to notice it in daily use. The aluminum lid flexes a fair bit though, so normally I’d advise extra care when carrying this laptop in a backpack. However, pressing hard on the outer-lid has absolutely no impact on the panel, so I wouldn’t worry about this aspect much.

The screen itself is strongly built as well and the hinge is smooth and sturdy. Based on the previous experience with the previous Gs, Asus use a strong metallic chassis for the hinge and assure us it’s going to survive “gaming environments”. Just like on the older 17-inch ROG laptops though, the hinge only allows the screen to lean back to about 120 degrees, which is enough for desk use, but might not suffice for other scenarios. Also, due to the overall design, the screen is positioned somewhat closer to the user than on other machines that have the hinges all the way to the back, which is another aspect I personally appreciate.

You should also know that the G752 is still a large and heavy laptop, weighing around 4 lbs in the tested configuration. In fact, it’s wider than most of the other 17 inchers, due to having the cooling system on the back, and has an overall larger footprint than the G751. It’s slightly thinner though, but it’s still around 4 cm thick.

Overall, I’m not entirely sold on this new design. It’s not ugly, just a bit too flashy for my taste, and some of the materials are more sensitive than I’d want on a computer that’s probably going to see a lot of hassle during its life. I’m not a big fan of the three the light bars on the hood either (two around the logo, one inside the cooling grill), but they can be switched OFF from the software. The backlit ROG logo on the other hand remains backlit all the time, but it’s at least fairly dim.

However, I also have a major nit with this computer: the front lip and the front corners, which are both tall and extremely sharp. My wrists didn’t like them all all, as you can tell from the picture below and I don’t know if there’s a solution to that. Perhaps if you have a large desk that would allow you to place the laptop towards its middle, so you’ll rest your elbows on the desk and thus limit the pressure on the wrists. That might work. Otherwise, you’ll probably have to use some sort of arm-pillow, which is far from ideal.

And one more thing: you probably noticed that Asus put some large rubber feet on the laptop’s bottom, which are extremely grippy. In fact, they are so grippy that a lot of effort is required to rotate the device while sitting on a desk, unless you just lift it up and placed it back down in the right position. I’m not telling this is an issue, it’s just an aspects I wasn’t very happy with, that you should be aware of.

OK, enough about the outer design changes. A close look at the sides will reveal a complete IO, with 4 USB slots, HDMI and miniDP video output, a ThunderBolt 3 connector, a card-reader and an optical drive, among others. There’s no VGA, in case that’s important to you. However, most of the ports are closely cramped together on the right edge, which on one side means that you might have trouble accessing all of them at the same time, in case you want to connect multiple peripherals (two external monitors, some USB accessories, the wired Internet), while on the other means the entire right side is going to be cluttered with cables that will get in the way of your mouse. Personally, I prefer layouts that put the ports on the left or on the back, or at least split them evenly around the sides, butthat’s not the case here.

Keyboard and Trackpad

Then there’s the keyboard and trackpad, which have been inherited from the G751. The keyboard’s layout is really close to perfection, with full-size keys across the board and properly spaced directional keys. There’s also a set of five configurable macro keys on the top-left side, this time placed further away from the Escape key that on the G751, so the chance of hitting the Screencast key while aiming for Escape is not longer that high.

The keyboard is backlit and the red LEDs can be adjusted to three levels of brightness. As a novelty, the font used for the writing on the keys is brand new and looks geeky, a good fit for a gaming machine.

But how does this keyboard type? Well, it’s one of the better ones I’ve ever tested. The keys are firm and have just the perfect amount of drop (2.5 mm). The feedback is great and there’s little flex in the frame, which all combined lead to an excellent typing experience, with no time required to get used to the keyboard’s feel and specifics. I also appreciated the enlarged Space key, which is easier to hit with my thumb, and the fact that this keyboard is fairly quiet.

Gamers will surely appreciate the Anti-Ghosting features as well, which means that you can hit up to 30 different keys simultaneously, and still have the commands correctly interpreted. Many other gaming notebooks lack this ability.

The trackpad is pretty good as well, but there’s some room for improvement here. Its surface is large, smooth and mostly responsive. It handles swipes and gestures well, but it does miss some taps here and there, and unfortunately there’s no way to adjust the sensitivity from the software. There are mechanical click buttons placed beneath the touchpad, but these are poorly made and rather wobbly, so unless you make sure to hit that properly and preferably in their middle, they won’t always register clicks.

I found these issues annoying in everyday use. Most of you won’t probably care that much about the trackpad though, as the G752 is a gaming laptop and you’re probably have a mouse plugged in all the time. But it’s something to keep in mind nonetheless.


As for the screen, well, the G752VT is available with a Full HD IPS panel at the time of this clip, and gamers will be happy to know that the display includes G-Sync support.

There’s little to complain about the panel’s quality, which is bright, provides deep contrast, surprisingly accurate colors and good viewing angles. It’s not a Wide-gamut panel and is not as sharp as the UHD options available on some other laptops, but the G752s will also get an UHD option on the higher end configurations.

This is a brand new LG Philips LP173WF-SPF3 panel, one that I haven’t found on any other laptops released in the past, and across the line an overall improvement of the previous FHD panel Asus used on the G751 lines. You’ll find a few more technical details about it below, measured with the Spyder4 Elite colorimeter and software.

  • Panel HardwareID: LG Philips LP173WF-SPF3;
  • Coverage: 94% sRGB, 70% NTSC, 72% AdobeRGB;
  • Measured gamma: 2.2;
  • Max brightness in the middle of the screen: 328 cd/m2 on power;
  • Contrast at max brightness: 650:1;
  • White point: 7200 K;
  • Black on max brightness: 0.51 cd/m2;
  • Average DeltaE: 1.61 uncalibrated, 1.20 calibrated .

The colors are pretty accurate out of the box, but if you want to try out my Calibrated profile, you can download it from here.

It’s also worth adding that this screen runs at 75 Hz and supports G-Sync, like mentioned before, both greatly appreciated features in games.

In conclusion, I feel this 1080p screen is very good match for the ROG G752VT. And that’s because it’s a really good panel and there’s only an Nvidia 970M graphics chip on this configuration, which can handle gaming at 1080p, but would otherwise struggle with higher resolutions. And with that in mind, let’s turn our attention onto the hardware and this laptop’s performance.

Hardware, performance and upgrades

Our test unit gets the Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor, only 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB HDD for storage. In other words, this is the most basic version that’s going to be available in stores and I believe it could a version of interest for many of you. And that’s because on the back of this laptop there’s a service bay which provides quick access to two of the RAM slots, the 2.5″ bay and the two PCIe M.2 slots. That means you can add more RAM and the type of SSD storage you might want, paying less than if you were to buy these upgrades from Asus.

There's a quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor on this laptop and Nvidia GTX 970M graphics

There’s a quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor on this laptop and Nvidia GTX 970M graphics

You should know that there are four memory slots on this laptop, however, two of them are on the other side of the motherboard and require a complete disassemble to get to them, which is not a very simple process. So, if you’ll require a lot of RAM on this computer, you could get a version that has those two slots filled up with two 16 GB of RAM DIMMs, and then you can add two more, for a total of 64 GB of RAM. Most users will probably be just fien with only 16 or at most 32 GB of RAM though.

The HDD available on our configuration is a Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630 drive, fairly fast for what it is, spinning at 7200 rpm and with 32 MB of cache. It can only do so much though and it’s rather noisy. Now, if you want a fast computer, you’ll want to add an SSD, and the G752 supports PCI3 3rd generation SSDs, or the so called NVMe SSDs. These are expensive, but can provide speeds of around 1 GBps. There are two PCIe slots, but based on what I’ve read online, the G752 does nut support RAID0 configurations, in case you want to double those speeds mentioned above.

The door on the back allows easy access to the internals

The door on the back allows easy access to the internals

So bottom point, there’s a lot of room for upgrades on the G752VT and buying a lower-end configuration which you would then upgrade yourself is definitely an option to consider.

Now, even with the lower-end specs, the reviewed G752 performs well. It handles everyday activities at ease, any kind of multimedia content and most of the recent games, but the HDD shows its limitations in multitasking and loading times. Benchmark results are solid though, as you can see below:

  • 3Dmark 11: P9043;
  • 3Dmark 13: Cloud Gate – 13046, Sky Diver – 14600, Fire Strike – 6700;
  • PCMark 08: Home Conventional – 3831;
  • CineBench 11.5: OpenGL 61.15 fps, CPU 7.47 pts, CPU Single Core 1.62 pts;
  • CineBench R15: OpenGL 74.07 fps, CPU 676 pts, CPU Single Core 140 pts.
  • GeekBench 3: Single Core – 3049 , Multi Core – 11884;
  • x264 Benchmark 4.0 32-bit: Pass 1 – 153.88 fps, Pass 2 – 42.14 fps;
  • x264 Benchmark 5.0.1 64-bit: Pass 1 – 68.74 fps, Pass 2 – 15.01 fps.

You’ll find a few details on inner temperatures and overall performance in various activities in the pictures below. When playing games on battery, the GeForce Experience settings are on default (frame rates limited to 30 fps).

I’ve also ran a couple of games on this laptop, and overall the numbers look good.

FHD High FHD Ultra
Shadow of Mordor 69 fps 55 fps
FarCry 4 65 fps 54 fps
Grid Autosport 75 fps 73 fps
Tomb Raider 75 fps 75 fps
Bioshock Infinite 75 fps 65 fps
Total War: Attila 32 fps 20 fps
Metro: last Light 60 fps 31 fps

Last but not least, I ran the stress tests with Prime95 and Furmark. At first I only ran Prime95, which pushes all the cores to 100%. The Cores run at 3.1 GHz most of the time, which is the maximum 4-Core TurboBoost frequency, with only occasional drops to around 2.7-2.8 GHz, still above the default frequency. So not trace of throttling. The Cores temperatures average around 70 degrees.

Then I ran Prime95 and Furmark at the same time, which pushed both the CPU and the GPU to 100%. In this case the CPU still mostly runs at 3.1 GHz, bur drop below more frequently, so the average frequency rests at around 2.9-3.0 GHz. The GPU averages a frequency of 770 Mhz, which is below its base frequency of over 900 MHz, so there’s some throttling here. CPU temperatures reach 87 degrees, while the GPU gets to 72 Degrees.

Overall, the G752VT barely shows any signs of throttling in our stress-tests and none at all in everyday activities, including demanding ones. That means the cooling system does its job well, with a headroom.

Noise, Heat, Connectivity, Speakers and others

That aside, let’s talk about the thermal and acoustic performance.

The G752VT gets a complex cooling system, with two individual fans for the CPU and the GPU, and fours heatpipes. The hot air is blows through the grills on the back, away from the user, just as it should be on a proper design.

In everyday use, both coolers are completely shut OFF. The laptop is passively cooled, yet the temperatures remain on the low side, with only some areas on top of the keyboard getting past the 30 degrees mark. However, despite that, on our test unit we could hear the HDD rambling, so it was never able to provide a completely quiet experience. If you opt for all-SSD storage though, that’s going to be an option.

Under load, each cooler is activated independently, based on whether the CPU or the GPU is put to use. That means that if you’ll perform an activity that only pushes the processor, the GPU fan will remain dormant and not cause any unnecessary noise. The fan will get fairly noisy in games and other tasks that tax both the CPU and the GPU, to a maximum fo about 48 dB at ear level. So you would either have to pump up the volume, or better yet, turn to some headphones. The temperatures remain reasonably low under load, as you can see in the following pictures.

temperatures-dailyuse temperatures-load*Daily Use – 1080p Youtube clip in Edge for 30 minutes
*Load – playing Need for Speed Most Wanted for 30 minutes

Now, onto those speakers. The audio system includes a subwoofer placed on the belly, and speakers placed just behind the screen, where there’s more room for them, plus a software package meant to give you the best of this configurations and allows tweaks. Overall, I’m happy with the results. The audio is loud (a maximum of around 88 dB at ear level) and the sound quality pretty good, even with some slight base. Audiophiles will probably want to turn towards headphones or an external audio system, where the SPDIF connector will come in handy.

As for the connectivity, there’s Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth and Gigabit LAN on this computer, and they all work well. The Wi-Fi is especially good, as it was able to easily maximize my connection near the router (110 Mbps), but also maintain top signal strength and similar speeds at 30 feets with 2 walls in between, where many other laptops start failing. So top scores here.

Last but not least there’s the webcam, which I found muddy and overall just bad. If you were planning on using it for some video streams, you should look somewhere else. For occasional Skypes calls though, it will probably do. The microphones are fairly good on the other hand, crisp and capable of capturing voices properly.

Battery life

The G752VT gets a 67 Wh battery, a significant downgrade from the 88 Wh one on the G751. That, combined with the fact that there’s no Optimus on this laptop (the integrated chip within the CPU is deactivated, and the dedicated chip is active all the time), leads to pretty poor battery life results. More details below:

  • 15 W (~5 h 15 min of use) – idle, Power Saving Mode, screen at 0%, Wi-Fi OFF;
  • 21 W (~4 h 15 min of use) – very light browsing and text editing in Edge, Balanced Mode, screen at 30%, Wi-Fi ON;
  • 20 W (~4 h 20 min of use) – 1080p fullscreen video on Youtube in Internet Explorer, Balanced Mode, screen at 30%, Wi-Fi ON;
  • 19 W (~4 h 30 min of use) – 1080p fullscreen .mkv video in VLC Player, Balanced Mode, screen at 30%, Wi-Fi ON;
  • 29 W (~3 h of use) – heavy browsing in Edge, Balanced Mode, screen at 30%, Wi-Fi ON;

The laptop is paired with a large 180 Wh power brick and a full recharge takes around 2 hours.

Despite packing a smaller battery, the battery life is not that bad

Despite packing a smaller battery, the battery life is not that bad

Price and availability

The Asus ROG G752VT is already available in stores around the world at the time of this article.

The base version tested here is only available in some region of Europe and sells for around 1600 Eur.

Most other regions get a configuration with the same Intel Core i7-6700HQ proccesor, 8 GB of RAM and Nvidia 970M graphics, but also a 128 NVMe SSD and the 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD. This is listed for $1799 in the US, but quite a few stores list it for under $1550 at the time of this post.

Follow this link for up-to-date configurations and discounts.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the Asus ROG G752VT gets a new set of clothes, a slightly improved display and a few hardware improvements over the ROG G751 series. The implementation of the Skylake platform also brings along support for 64 GB of RAM and NVMe storage, for those in need of more speed. Some of the other appreciated elements are the excellent keyboard, the excellent cooling system, the complete IO and the upgrade friendliness.

On the other hand, the G752VT has a large footprint, a smaller battery than before and not the best of trackpads. However, I could live with these. The extremely pointy corners and front-lip on the other hand gave me numbs wrists during my time with this laptop, while the IO design, with all the ports crammed on the right edge, is going to be a headache for those who use multiple peripherals.

Asus have had a strong foothold in the 17-inch gaming laptop’s segment for a few years now, but the competition hasn’t been slackening. The ROG G752VT with its Nvidia 970M chip is a good pick for those of you who absolutely need the large screen, don’t care much about portability and have around $1500-1700 to spend for their machines.

The ROG G752VT could be a good buy if you're into the market for such a laptop and find it for the right price

The ROG G752VT could be a good buy if you’re into the market for such a laptop and find it for the right price

However, these days you can get a quad-core configuration with Nvidia 970M graphics for as low as $1100. The Asus ROG G751JT or the MSI GE72 Apache Pro are two of the 17-inch options, while the Gigabyte P55W is the one to consider in case you’d rather get a smaller 15-inch device. Yes, those lack Skylake hardware or NVMe storage, but in games those won’t matter that much anyway.

Then there are the Dell Alienware AW17R3 and the Acer Predator G9-791, both a close match for the Asus G752VT in terms of specs and features, but more affordable.

So, at the end of the day, while the Asus ROG G752VT is without a doubt a great computer, it’s not necessarily going to be the ideal buy for everyone. There are plenty of competitors out there, make sure you compare prices and read reviews, so you’ll know exactly what you’ll be getting, if you want to get the best value for your buck. And if you have any questions or anything to add to this post, get in touch in the comments section, I’m around and will help out if I can.

Andrei Girbea, aka Mike, Editor-in-Chief and a huge fan of mobile computers. Since 2007, I've only owned smaller than 12.5" laptops and I've been testing tens, if not hundreds of mini laptops. You'll find mostly reviews and guides written by me here on the site.


  1. Mikel

    January 12, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I have $2000 to spend on a gaming laptop. I can’t decide between the ASUS ROG G751/G752 series and the Acer Predator. I want to be able to play all the latest games on high or even ultra with no issues. I plan to play mostly while sitting in my recliner at home, so the laptop will actually be on my lap most of the time. I’d like something that stays cool and is fairly quiet. Battery life isn’t an issue, as I’ll have it plugged in most of the time. Any advice? Are there other models you’d recommend?

    • Andrei Girbea

      January 13, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Hmmm, from what I can tell, $1999 can get you a Predator with the GTX 980M graphics, but I couldn’t find any version of the ROG G752VY in this budget. Could you?

      • Mikel

        January 13, 2016 at 4:31 pm

        Here’s one of the G751 ROGs I’m looking at. It has a 980m with 4GB for less than $2000. But you’re right. I can’t find a G752 ROG with a 980m for that price.


        What sells me on Asus ROGs is the cooling. All the reviews I’ve read or seen say it has the best cooling in it’s class. I’ve heard different things about the Predator. Some say the cooling is great, others say the extra fan doesn’t help the much. But I think one of the downsides to a ROG is that the fans can’t be accessed for cleaning. The G752 models seem to address this with a dust release system, but like you mentioned, you can’t find a G752 model with a 980m for my budget lol. I’m torn.

        • Andrei Girbea

          January 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm

          Not the same thing. The G751 is built on Haswell processors, the Predator gets the latest Skylake platforms.

          On the Predator, the cooling system is very good and YES, the extra optical-bay fan doesn’t do much, but again, that’s because the main cooling is well done. Imo, the Predator G9 and the ROG G751 have many things in common, design wise. Personally, I’d probably go with the Predator, albeit I admit there’s little we can tell right now about its reliability. Still, it makes sense getting the newer hardware with DDR4 memory, nvme storage, etc.

          Update: On a second thought, that G751JY sells for $1569, while the Acer Predator sells for $1999. If the two were close in price, I would have recommended the Predator, as mentioned above. But in these conditions, I think the G751JY is the better deal for the money.

          • Mikel

            January 13, 2016 at 5:53 pm

            Thank you very much for your input. It helps a lot.

  2. Richard Dauler

    January 22, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I’m looking to find a laptop that I can use for flight simulation (Xplane, MFS) as well as normal home computing such as financial apps. and email/printing. Is the Asus G752VT overkill for what I’m looking for. Thanks for your time.

    • Andrei Girbea

      January 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Could be. Depends whether you want a large computer and how much you’re willing to spend.

      The MSI GS60 offers similar performance is a more compact body. Or if you’re on a lower budget, there are plenty of Skylake laptops with Nvidia 960M graphics, both 15 and 17 inchers. Frankly, I don’t know what are the requirements of those flight simulators, so you should start by finding out whether the 960M is powerful enough for the job or you’d rather need a 970M chip

      • Rich

        January 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm

        Thanks Andrie. Guess it would have been helpful to give you the requirements. There asking for a quad core 3.0 GHz or faster, 16-20 GB RAM, high performance,DirectX ll capable video card with at least 4GB of on board RAM. I’ll take a look at the MSI G60. Thanks again for your time.

        • Andrei Girbea

          January 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm

          In this case you’ll need something like the Asus G752VT (gets only a 970M graphics chip wioth 3 GB of VRAM, but should be enough), or you can look at the Asus G751VY/Acer Predator G9-791 or G9-591 with more powerful graphics (Nvidia 980M). The MSI GS60 and GS70 are also options to consider.

          • Rich

            January 22, 2016 at 3:28 pm

            Thanks for the info and your prompt replies.

  3. Jon

    February 9, 2016 at 4:53 am

    I recently purchased the laptop. The store offered a $300 instant rebate that brought the price to $1300.00. Very happy. Battery life could be better. Playing the 1st Tomb Raider and got the sequel free as part of the purchase as well. So deals definitely can be found.

    Those lights on the hood also is something I particularly don’t like and been trying to find out how to turn them off. However, I can’t find that software you mentioned. Where is it?

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 9, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Hmmm, it’s one of the ROG programs, it’s hidden among the options. I don’t have the laptop around anymore and don’t remember exactly where to find it

  4. Freddy

    February 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Hi Andrei.
    Yesterday I saw in Tokyo a model G752 VT 30980.
    I see in the web page but I don´t find it

    The Price is very expensive: US$ 3098
    On more thing. What about the battery performance?
    Is it a better versión tan G 750 jy

    Do you agree with that?

  5. Gonzalo

    March 28, 2016 at 6:10 pm


    I’m looking for a great gaming laptop for several years and I think that g752vt could be a good choice. I like its design, its low noise and temperature and its performance. However I’m a bit worried about the weight and if it could accept a eGPU.

    ¿Do you recommend another laptop?

  6. Kevin

    June 5, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Please this laptop G752 it is good for 3D and Multimedia applications like 3Ds Max, after effects and Photoshop ??

    • Gonzalo

      June 12, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      I don’t expect you have any problem of performance with this laptop.

  7. Steve

    June 29, 2016 at 10:50 am

    1st off, my model is the G752VL-DH71. Basically the same computer.

    Has no one else noticed the specs for this “Thunderbolt 3” only read 20 Gbit/s, twice the bandwidth of USB 3.1? asus.com/us/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-G752VL/ bottom of the page

    Those are definitely TB2 transfer rates.

    Upon looking further into say, the GX700, they have an identically formed spec page that states the correct Thunderbolt 3 at 40Gbit/s, four times the bandwidth of USB 3.1.

    asus.com/Notebooks/ROG-GX700VO/ bottom of the page again

    Anyone have anything to add on this? ASUS Customer service has been blowing me off for over 6 days now on this question so I am turning to the community for some guidance. Also, the only reason this is such a big deal to me personally is because I want to hook up my GTX 1080 as an eGPU solution through the Razer Core or another 3rd party solution in order to use the Vive/Rift at full potential. Thanks for any input!

    • Andrei Girbea

      June 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      personally, I haven’t tested the TB3 connection, so I can’t comment on the speeds. It should be 40 GBps though, otherwise it wouldn’t be a TB3 port.

      I found this thread online: rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?78890-G752-Thunderbolt-3-only-20-Gbit-s, but it doesn’t offer a clear answer to the question.

  8. John

    July 24, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Hello Andrei, does the G752VT standard 8gb ram version has the ram chip inside the laptop, or on the outside where is easier to access? If you buy G752VT and fill all 4 slots, removing the case, will you loose the warranty?

    I’m thinking of buying G752VT and adding 24gb rams more, 1 ssd and 1 m2 drive but i am afraid that I will loose the warranty… is it ok ?

    Buying the G752VT and maxing it out yourself is cheaper than buying it maxed out from Asus (G752VT + ssd + m2 = 1800E, compared to 2600E from Asus)

    • Andrei Girbea

      July 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      1. I don’t know where the RAM is placed on those version. Could try to ask the shop. It would make most sense to be placed in the least accessible slots, but I can’t tell if that’s the case or not.
      2. If you have to access the ram slots beneath the motherboard I’m pretty sure you’ll void warranty.

  9. Anthony Pearce

    August 21, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Hello. I am a volunteer in the South Pacific and my family just recently came to join me, and brought me the G752VT. I realized after buying the laptop that the Benq projector I had my wife purchase was 3D compatible. I couldn’t find evidence that this laptop would play 3D titles, so I had her purchase an LG external 3D Blueray player. I also have some Elephas active 3d glasses. However, with all of this I am not able to view the 3D movies properly. Can you help me with what I am missing?

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 21, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Well, I never used a 3D projector, but I do have a regular 3D TV and it plays 3D videos well via HDMI, there’s no need for specialized hardware or software for that. All I have to do is get into the 3D mode (button on the remote). I use digital content though, not Bluray disks, but I can’t see why that would matter.

      So do you have the content in a digital format? If yes, you can try putting it on a stick and play it from the projector. You can also look for a 3D trailer online, download it, and see if it works on your setup. Also, did you try with more than one disk? Like I said, the laptop should be capable of dealing with this just fine

  10. Uber

    September 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm


    please, how can i calibrate colours without spending money in physical calibrator ?

    thank you

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 10, 2016 at 4:50 am

      IF you have the exact screen tested here, there’s a ICC calibrated profile available for download in the Screen section, which you can add to your laptop. Here’s how: pcmonitors.info/articles/using-icc-profiles-in-windows/

  11. Jove Tyson

    October 11, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Hello Andrei,

    Great article. I am a filmmaker shooting mostly HD footage, but the occasional 4K project. I use Premiere and other Adobe apps for editing. I am in need of a portable workstation and have come to the realisation that Apple might not be my best option for value. What are your thoughts on a gaming laptop to do the above requirements. I appreciate your input on your above comments greatly and am fully aware this is essentially free info you’re offering, but nonetheless its really helpful and I am glad people like you take the time to educate the market.

    Kind Thanks,


    • Andrei Girbea

      October 11, 2016 at 7:20 am

      Depends on your budget. If it’s really big, you’d probably be better with a workstation like a Dell Precision or an HP ZBook.

      If it’s around the $2000 to $2500 mark, I’d get a gaming laptop with the fastest processor possible (probably a Core i7-6820HQ in that budget), lots of RAM (32 GB will probably suffice) and a decent graphics chip, but the CPU and RAM are more important for graphics works. A good screen will probably help as well. There’s a list of modern gaming laptops with Nvidia 1060 graphics here: http://www.ultrabookreview.com/11702-laptops-nvidia-1060/ , and another with 1070/1080 here: http://www.ultrabookreview.com/10939-laptops-nvidia-1070-1080/ , should be a good place to start your search.

      Also, If you don’t care much about portability you can also look at the Clevo/Sager/Schenker options with Core i7 K series desktop grade processors.

      • Jove Tyson

        October 11, 2016 at 7:27 am

        Thanks Andrei, this is incredibly useful information.

        Portability is paramount in this case. Interesting, so CPU and RAM more than graphics card. I was under the impression I would need at least 16GB Ram and a 970M graphics card with a I7.

        I appreciate the links and will get in touch to tell you which one I purchase. My budget is around $2000.

        Kind Thanks,


  12. Steve C

    October 11, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I was recently in the same boat as yourself. I decided to go with an Alienware 17R3. They have several different models, but I decided on the 1080p screen, i7 6700hq processor, I upgraded to 16GB of G.Skill RAM (cost ~$70 and literally took less than 3 minutes start to finish), 970m graphics. I use DaVinci Resolve 12.5 with no major lag issues and as long as you “Create Optimized Media” this baby FLIES! Like Andrei said, the CPU and RAM are a big deal, but the new programs that can take advantage of GPU acceleration will benefit hugely from a more powerful graphics card. I would HIGHLY recommend getting into one of the 10 series NVIDIA laptop chips for this purpose. Another viable option, which is what I personally do, is use an eGPU solution (Alienware Graphics Amplifier) which only costs $200 and lets me JUICE up my performance when stationary at home by using my GTX 980 desktop card in conjunction with the laptop hardware. Just some food for thought, and good luck!!

    • Jove Tyson

      October 14, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Steve, apologies for the lag in delay for this. This is unbelievably good information you’re sharing, and so helpful! Alienware…never thought of them for editing. How are they compared to say Asus Rog’s? And you’re so right about Thunderbolt 3, looks like thats the way the industry will be heading.

      Can I ask a very dangerous question, that holds no intended ignorance. Why would you say, these laptops would be better than a top spec Apple Macbook Pro? I only ask as, its so easy to be tempted to get one as everyone uses one and bangs on about how good they are for editing. But, I am educating myself around software and can see why they’re not the best choice. YOur thoughts would be very appreciated.

      Kind Thanks,


  13. Steve C

    October 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Jove, also another thing you will want to keep in mind is a Thunderbolt 3 port. I am using the port on my AW 17R3 to transfer my media to the new Samsung USB type C 3.1 portable hard drives (Samsung SSD T3 250gb or 500gb) and get a constant 480-490mbps WRITE speed using a USB C 3.1 GEN2 cable, which is about $10 on amazon. Not to mention all of the other peripherals coming out which will be able to take advantage of this EXTREMELY high bandwidth connection. Thunderbolt 3 WILL be the future so I would go ahead and get one with that port. There is some confusion a lot of people have over the exact specifications so here is an article to help explain the differences ( pocket-lint.com/news/134112-thunderbolt-3-explained-double-speed-usb-3-1-friendly-dual-4k-support-and-more.amphtml?client=ms-android-att-us )

    Good luck!

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