So it is a heavyweight bit cruncher you want, especially for serious gaming? ASUS ROG G752VT-DH72 might be an answer to that. The laptop is full of “things” that impress even the most demanding users, such as Intel Core i7 processor, solid-state drive and the best of all, GeForce GTX970M graphics card. These offer ridiculously high performance for sure, but does it make sense to pay so much for a laptop in the first place…?
A full array of premium components is found in the engine room of this ASUS. To begin with, the storage solution is a 128GB solid-state drive (M.2 PCIe) and separate 1TB 7200RPM SATA hard drive. Now you can put all the files you want loaded quickly on the SSD part while bigger, less frequently accessed files on the HDD. Operating system is installed on the solid-state drive. Both drives can be upgraded.
Processor isn’t bad either, it’s the quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ with 2.6GHz clock speed and 3.5GHz turbo. In terms of performance, it almost beats the old master Core i7-4720HQ which receives 8150 CPU Mark grade while the new Core i7-6700HQ gets around 8000 points. Indeed, this Core i7 is one of the fastest CPUs in the market, you don’t need to worry about it slowing down no matter the use.
16GB RAM is installed on this machine. Bear in mind it’s DDR4 type, faster than the common DDR3 at least on paper. That is installed on two 8GB modules and there are still two empty slots on the mainboard. The maximum RAM this system supports is a whopping 64GB as DDR4 sticks go as high as 16GB per unit.
So is it good for gaming?
The ASUS surely works for gaming, after all it’s meant for that. The dedicated GeForce GTX970M (3GB GDDR5) is a high-end graphics card and in short, can keep nice 60FPS pretty much on any game using high settings. And even the most heavyweight title, The Witcher 3, played on ultra high settings and 1920×180 resolution will end up at ~30 frames per second. Another example, with ultra settings and Full HD, Grand Theft Auto 5 will play at ~50FPS.
What ports does it have?
You will find five USB ports in ASUS ROG G752VT-DH72. Four of those are USB 3.0 and one is USB 3.1 (Type C), meaning also Thunderbolt is supported. A separate HDMI-out is available, and the RJ-45 jack (Gigabit speed) can be used for wired Internet connection. Of course, also integrated dual-band A/C WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 card is there so feel free to access Internet by wireless means, too.
The laptop includes a DVD burner for CDs and DVDs (but not for BluRay discs). SD/MMC card slot is there as well, you can use that to upload stuff from or to memory cards.
The built-in webcam supports 1.2MP video.
What other things you should know?
The ASUS has a big screen, 17.3 inches diagonal, and it supports the only acceptable resolution 1920×1080. Panel type is IPS like it often is in these fancier displays. The screen has anti-glare coating and refresh rate of 75hz.
The keys light up on this model.
Bear in mind this unit weighs a ton, 8.8 pounds to be exact. You don’t want to travel with it. The 66Whr 6-cell battery lasts a maximum 4 hours but that’s only in the case of web surfing. Under gameplay you’re likely to get 1-2 hours before a recharge is required.
ASUS ROG G752VT-DH72 works for gaming – its main job – very good. You can use high settings and Full HD resolution all the way, so strong is the graphics card. The other components contribute to the beastly performance and there are also useful ports available, such as the new USB 3.1 Type C for various devices. All in all, this ASUS is very expensive, but if you want the best and nothing less, you have a good reason to choose it for hardcore gaming.