ROG gaming laptops drink infusions of Kaby Lake and Pascal


— 3:30 PM on January 5, 2017

A new year means new toys to play with, especially when Intel releases a new round of processors. To meet the needs of gamers everywhere, Asus refreshed its lineup of Republic of Gamers laptops, and they all come with the latest Intel processors and Nvidia graphics cards.

The GX800VH is full of drool-worthy components. One GeForce GTX 1080 wasn't enough, so Asus dropped in two in SLI. Along with a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor, those components produce a lot of heat, so Asus equipped this laptop with its Hydro Overclocking liquid-cooling system and thermal dock. The 4K display is an 18" IPS panel with G-Sync support. The MechTAG keyboard is equipped with mechanical switches and customizable Aura RGB LED lighting effects.

Asus's G752 and G701 laptops are slightly more modest machines, if laptops with unlocked Intel Core i7 processors can be called that. In both machines, Asus pairs the processors with DDR4 memory clocked at 2800 MT/s. Both models sport displays with 120Hz refresh rates and G-Sync support. The G752 packs a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 card and uses Asus's 3D Vapor Chamber tech for GPU cooling. The G701 steps things up a notch with a GeForce GTX 1080.

The company is also updating its smaller gaming laptops. Asus's 15" GL502 and 17" GL702 can be fitted with CPUs up to a Kaby Lake Core i7 model. Buyers will also be able to choose between Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 or GTX 1060 cards. Both laptops are equipped with 120Hz, G-Sync-toting displays.

The last two Asus ROG laptops to get the Kaby Lake treatment are the GL553 and GL753. Those machines also get upgrades to Intel Core i7 CPUs and a choice of GTX 1050 Ti or GTX 1050 cards. We reckon gamers are spoilt for choice these days—always a good thing.

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