ASUS ROG Strix G17 17.3″ FHD 144Hz Gaming Laptop with RTX 2070, G712LW-ES74 Review

ASUS ROG Strix G17 17.3″ FHD Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) Gaming Laptop



The 2020 release black ASUS ROG Strix G17 (G712LW-ES74) is a premium gaming laptop with a streamlined design, a 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate, RTX 2070 graphics card, Intel i7-10750H processor, 51GB Solid State Drive, 16GB DDR4 memory and Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system.

It also has the RGB backlit keyboard + Light Bar and very modern connectivity options. Asus ROG Strix is currently rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 63 users and the reviews are mainly positive. You have different options offered to you on the Amazon product page, including the 244Hz refresh rate, 300Hz with RTX 2070 Super, RTX 2080 Super, and with 512GB, 1TB and 2TB SSD. You also have the tenth generation Intel i7, 9th generation Intel i7 and the 10th generation Intel i9 processor options.

The latest 2020 release tenth generation advanced Intel i7-10750H processor works at the speeds between 2.6 GHz and 5.0 GHz with the turbo boost function. It has an average CPU Passmark benchmark score of 12705 and will work very smoothly and quickly with any tasks you may have. And the typical Thermal Design Power- TDP is 45 watts. 16GB DDR4 SDRAM at 2933MHz offers decent multitasking power for you to run a few applications and browser tabs simultaneously without any lagging or freezing.

512GB PCIe NVMe SSD is very fast and is a large amount of local storage space if you will not be saving a lot of games and videos. Windows 10 Home operating system is the best Windows so far with its user-friendly interface, Windows 7-type Start menu, Cortana Personal Assistant, Microsoft Edge browser and more. This ROG Strix G17 has some great features like the ROG Intelligent Cooling thermal system and the ROG Aura Sync System. You can use this powerful gaming PC for intensive work and play.

The 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display has the 1920 x 1008-pixel resolution, 3ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate, 16:9 image aspect ratio and 178-degree viewing angles. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card has the 8GB GDDR6 dedicated memory with ROG boost from a base of 1260Mhz to ASUS ROG Strix G17 (2020) Gaming Computer1455Mhz. It has an impressive video card benchmark score of 16204, which means you can play all the Windows games on the market at high settings and resolutions very smoothly and at high frame rates per second.

Connectivity options include the 802.11ax WiFi 6 with RangeBoost, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB 3.2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4, 3 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, an HDMI 2.0b port that lets you connect to a 4K monitor or TV at up to 60Hz refresh rate, a Media Card Reader and headphone/microphone combo. You have three SSD spaces inside for easily expanding your storage capacity. It supports up to 32GB memory and you can just replace the 2 x 8GB with 2 x 16GB.

Asus ROG Strix G17 Gaming Laptop weighs 6.28 pounds and measures 15.7 x 11.6 x 1 inches and will probably need a permanent desktop space, although it can be moved around without dramas when you need to. There is no built-in webcam on this gaming laptop. You can add three more m.2 nVMe SSD drives but not a SATA hard drive. This specific model we’re reviewing has an 230-watt power supply and you’ll get 280W power supply on the Intel i9 model. You have a month of free Game Pass subscription that is included with your purchase that gives you access to more than 100 great quality PC games on Windows 10. It is an expensive gaming machine but you’re definitely getting good value for your money.

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