Asus ROG GX700
Asus ROG GX700, The Gamer’s Delight
A water-cooled gaming laptop? No kidding, there is one, and that is the Asus ROG GX700. Water cooling a PC is the one thing that separates a casual gamer, from the dyed-in-the-wool gaming enthusiast. With integrated water cooling and a generous 17.3” monitor, this gaming laptop will stir up any enthusiast. The design is wholly unreserved, as this sleek gaming device is surprisingly thin, considering the substantial internals, conventional heat sinks, as well as the new water cooling channels, packed within.
The Asus ROG GX700 can easily be a superb gaming machine for the near future, as it leaves the door wide open for a wholly brave new world of immense possibilities, in the field of laptop gaming.
Now there is only one thing is remaining to ask: Can you afford it?
• Insane performance
• Excellent styling
• VR gaming
• System fails to drain while undocked
• Unrealistic price
Asus ROG GX700, Water Cooling
Of course, what really steals the show is the water-cooling module that seems like something out of pure Sci-fi. The water cooler that needs attaching to the PC is so huge that you’ll require at least three feet of space, merely to ensure that the cooler and the notebook can occupy your desk. There is a radiator and water pump inbuilt into the shell, for the dissipation of the extreme heat generated by the powerful desktop-grade Nvidia GTX 980, integrated into the Asus ROG GX700.
By connecting the water-cooling system, the whole gaming apparatus will be truly unlocked for over-clocking on its Intel Core i7 6820HK processor as well as the Nvidia GTX 980 graphics card. Thus the laptop is enhanced to gain the most powerful gaming experiences that include powering virtual reality headsets, such as HTC Vice and the Oculus Rift.
The Premium Gaming Laptop
Apart from water-cooling, the Asus ROG GX700 remains a true gaming notebook that comes with all the appropriate stuff. The built-in screen is bright and sharp with an amazing 17.3” G-Sync screen with a 4K resolution. At the same time, the trackpad imparts a feeling of lubricated smoothness, deep and dynamic mouse buttons, along with a keyboard backlit in red, and 2.5mm key travel.
If you like, you can configure the GX700 with a maximum 64GB, DDR4 RAM and storage up to 1TB, SSD. As to ports, the laptop is equipped with a whole spread of HSMI ports, USB Type-C, USB 3.0, and mini DisplayPort. The one thing sorely lacking, is an optical drive, and according to Asus, this was not included because, it wanted to ensure that the laptop always remained always portable.
Multiple Power Adapter
The GX700 comes with two power adapters, one is a small unit of 80-watt unit designed to power the machine, as also a larger 330-watt adaptor to be used while the liquid-cooling module is being used. This is a welcome addition, as you can use the smaller adaptor for conventional computer use, thus saving power.
One thing is for sure: the Asus ROG GX700 was not made with the average gamer in mind. Rather, it is more interested in gaining a truly dedicated audience, longing to have the finest experience in digital gaming. And the GX700 can deliver this admirably well, whether you wish to go for games at 4K, or the still more exciting VR space.
Possible Coolant Leakage
The Asus GX700 has coolant water flowing through a radiator, so there is always the fear of a leak out occurring, although those who tested the laptop say that there is no risk of such a thing from happening. However, it is still possible to find a little of the liquid leaked inside. To this, Asus states that the coolant is of a non-conductive nature, so there is no danger of short-circuiting the system in any way.
The GX700 is not at all light in weight and without the water cooling, it weighs 3.9 kgs. While the water-cooling module is in place it will be limited to your desk. Although Asus provides a black travel suitcase, transporting it is no joy as the full system weights almost 6 kg.