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Asus ROG Strix G17 17-inch Gaming Laptop (G712LV-BS71-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G17 17-inch Gaming Laptop (G712LV-BS71-CB)

Built for performance, this large laptop delivers rich interactive performances even with the latest triple-A titles. On top of that, its extra horsepower will also come in handy when tackling visual creation projects.

Given its size, I would be more inclined to recommend this PC as a pop-up gaming station for those of us lacking space to dedicate to a computer at home than for someone looking for a laptop to carry out of the house several times a week. It also, as far as I can tell, doesn't come with a built-in webcam, and while it's true that external cameras are usually much better, the built-in option can be convenient in many situations.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $50 on accessories, for a total cost of $1450.

Who it's For

  • Hardcore Gamer
  • Serious Video Editor
  • Tinkerer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck99th percentile
Versatility94th percentile
Power (General Purpose)99th percentile
Power (Graphical)99th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
Storage Space54th percentile
Portability16th percentile
Battery Autonomy6th percentile
Ease of Maintenance90th percentile
Longevity96th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck98th percentile
Versatility96th percentile
Power (General Purpose)93th percentile
Power (Graphical)96th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability46th percentile
Battery Autonomy5th percentile
Ease of Maintenance86th percentile
Longevity73th percentile

Specs

Screen

17.3", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), 127.34 PPI, Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H, 6 cores clocked from 2.6 to 5 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

66Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w39.88 × d29.21 × h2.54

Dimensions (in): w15.7 × d74.19 × h6.45

Weight (kg): 2.862

Weight (lbs.): 6.31

Features

  • Backlit
  • RGB Lighting
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax
  • Upgradable and Maintainable

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A technician can help you with that

Local Storage: Easy project for an enthusiast

Memory: Easy project for an enthusiast

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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