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Asus G703 Series

Asus G703GX-XB96KProcessor: Intel Core i7 7820HK, Intel Core i7 8750H, Intel Core i9 8950HK, Intel Core i9 9980HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 4.4kg, 4.65kg, 4.7kg, 4.72kg, 4.8kg
Price: 4000 euro
Average Score: 78.09% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 99%, features: 71%, display: 86%
mobility: 55%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 73%

 

Asus G703VI-XH74K

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

“Professional gamers, come here! We have something to show you!”. I would not be surprised if Asus were to use a similar language to that sentence when introducing G703 models. Because, this model is in my opinion a true translation of what Republic of Gamers should mean. I am not just talking about hardware or keyboard etc. There are a few things that may separate G703 from the rest. Sure, first hardware: 7820HK processor with GTX 1080 graphics card. 32 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD blazing fast SSD. All this sounds boring to me, since all this be found in competitors as well. To me what differs this model from the rest is hidden inside its specifications sheet. First thing that I liked about this model the Anti Dust cooling system that Asus brags about. If it is to be true and if you are someone like me that can not tolerate to open hardware just to clean dust, it is amazing. Think about it, you do not have to open your laptops internal every 3-6 months just to see dust. On the other hand this assures that your CPU and GPU do not get overheated because of dirt. Your fan noise will never change and so on. The other feature that I liked, as a gamer, is the possibility to use Xbox controllers directly. Asus claims they have included a built in Xbox Wireless controller module, so gamers can directly use their Xbox controllers for playing games. It is nice to have, and useful in real life scenarios. You do not have to use a USB port just for a remote connector. G703 comes with latest technologies; HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3, mDPI 1.4. So in terms of being future proof, you are in good hands. Let us talk about what might change your mind about this device. First of all it is bulky, actually, not bulky it is total bulk. It weighs around 5 kg and has a thickness of close to 4 cm. So its base unit is pretty huge. The buying decision starts with, if you are not going to be mobile with this device, is it worth purchasing it? Device is great, do not get me wrong. Case, workmanship, everything about it is good. But its price tag is high. For such a price tag, you do not even get a 4K screen and stuck to a FHD panel. Since it is heavy and to get full performance you need to keep it plugged in all the time, should you buy a desktop model instead? Well, if you are not going to be joining gaming parties and not planning to move your laptop from your desk anytime soon, you should question this option. Asus G703VI-XH74K has everything a gamer can ask for. All the performance you need, but well in a relatively low resolution. Does the price tag worth the purchase? You need to decide it on your own.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

The Asus G703VI-XH74K is a new ultra-high-end gaming laptop that combines an overclocked CPU with a 17.3” display featuring a 144 Hz refresh rate. It is meant to deliver gaming desktop-like performance. Its price is higher than advanced desktop PCs due to the display and portability. Many leading gaming laptop vendors have started to offer FHD panels with 120 Hz refresh rate. This time, ASUS and AUO up the ante once again and roll out the industry’s first laptop with a 17.3” AHVA panel featuring a native 144 Hz refresh rate. This is combined with G-Sync, allowing for a variable refresh rate based on game performance. The ROG G703VI-XH74K is the only laptop in the world with such a high refresh rate so far. To further appeal to gamers, the ASUS ROG G703 comes with a keyboard featuring keys with a 2.5 mm travel, N-key rollover, customizable RGB backlighting as well as dedicated buttons to start the XSplit Gamecaster, program AURA lighting, adjust the ROG settings or wirelessly connect to Microsoft’s Xbox One controllers. At the heart of the ASUS ROG G703VI Chimera, there is Intel’s Core i7-7820HK processor that is factory overclocked and runs at up to 4.3 GHz in single-core burst mode (400 MHz higher than recommended by Intel), which could be useful for some games. The processor features unlocked multiplier theoretically enabling users to increase frequency for all four cores. Moving on to memory and storage, the ASUS ROG G703VI-XH74K comes with 32 GB of DDR4-2800 (expandable to 64GB), two 256 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs running in RAID 0 and a 1 TB 2.5” hybrid drive. As for the graphics processor, it is equipped with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU that will be able to operate at up to 1974 MHz in boost mode (up from 1733 MHz recommended by Nvidia) and push its memory to 10.3 GT/s data transfer rate (up from 10 GT/s). The GPU supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync dynamic refresh rate technology, which will be helpful for the 144 Hz display panel. To guarantee proper cooling of the components and ensure stability in the long-term, ASUS has equipped its G703 with its new Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system that can clean itself from dust and provide better cooling performance in general. The ADC uses two 12 V blowers (instead of regular 5 V blowers) that can create a very high air pressure when needed to exhaust dust and other particles sucked into the chassis, or just spin faster when extra cooling performance is needed. For connectivity, the ROG G703 has a Gigabit Ethernet port, an 802.11ac Wi-Fi module, one Thunderbolt 3 port, four USB 3.0 Type-A connectors, an SD card reader, a mDP 1.4 port, an HDMI output and so on. With three display outputs and the GPU, this means a total of four monitors are supported.

Specifications

Asus G703VI-XH74KNotebook: Asus G703VI-XH74K
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.8kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Asus ROG G703 review
Source: Techradar English
There aren’t many gaming notebooks that can beat the G703 for speed or quality, but this laptop is hugely expensive – and just huge, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus ROG G703 – Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
The Asus ROG G703 is a huge, heavy and powerful laptop, and that means it certainly won’t be for everyone – especially with a price like this. But if you do want a reliable and capable machine for high-end gaming and don’t mind paying extra for high quality, this heavyweight contender is excellent.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2018
80% Asus ROG G703
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus ROG G703 is a large and imposing laptop, but it’s a superb choice if you’re not willing to make any compromises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus ROG G703 : Intel Core i7-7820HK et une GTX 1080 overclockée
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; excellent display; high performance. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2017

 

Asus G703VI-XH78K

Specifications

Asus G703VI-XH78KNotebook: Asus G703VI-XH78K
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Test af: Asus ROG G703VI-XH78K
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Test av: Asus ROG G703VI-XH78K
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

Asus CHIMERA G703VI-GB008T

Specifications

Asus CHIMERA G703VI-GB008TNotebook: Asus CHIMERA G703VI-GB008T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 4.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Обзор игрового ноутбука ASUS ROG CHIMERA G703VI-GB008T: четыре ядра еще в моде
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; comfortable keyboard; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/03/2018

 

Asus Chimera G703GI

Specifications

Asus Chimera G703GINotebook: Asus Chimera G703GI
Processor: Intel Core i9 8950HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.72kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

88.3% Asus ROG Chimera G703GI (i9 8950HK, GTX 1080, Full HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Like a shot of adrenaline. Asus' new ROG Chimera G703GI is currently one of the fastest gaming laptops on the market. Thanks to its Core i9-8950HK and overclockable GeForce GTX 1080, even the most demanding games run fluidly. G-Sync and a 144 Hz monitor round out the package.
80% Asus ROG G703GI review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus ROG G703GI is one of the most powerful gaming laptops we’ve ever tried, which also makes it one of the most expensive. If you can get past the high price tag and short battery life, you get an amazing portable gaming machine that can handle the latest games with ease.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Review Portátil ASUS ROG Chimera G703GI
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Revue de test : Asus ROG Chimera G703GI
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Nice performance; long battery life; good cooling and silent system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2018

 

Asus G703VI-E5010T

Specifications

Asus G703VI-E5010TNotebook: Asus G703VI-E5010T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

85% Asus ROG G703VI, Recensione Del Laptop Da Gaming Con Schermo A 144Hz
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Review Notebook Gaming: ASUS ROG G703VI
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high performance; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Heavy and bulky; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/21/2018

 

Asus ROG G703GX

Specifications

Asus ROG G703GXNotebook: Asus ROG G703GX
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.65kg
Price: 4000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score:
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

87.8% Asus ROG G703GX (i7-8750H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Thanks to a hexa-core processor and GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, the G703GX brings all the current games smoothly to the matte 144-Hz IPS screen. We also like the rest of the equipment: an NVMe SSD, SSHD, 32 GB of RAM, and Thunderbolt 3. If needed, you could still upgrade the working memory and storage media.
0% Asus ROG G703GX Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus ROG G703GX delivers impressive performance, and it has rock-solid build quality alongside a good screen. It’s bulkier than rivals, though, and some components offer minimal performance gains. Battery life is poor, thermal performance is disappointing, and it’s hugely expensive. It’s tricky to recommend – unless you do need all of its showstopping components inside a single laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2019
Asus ROG G703GX Review
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2019
Review Asus ROG G703GX: Laptop Sultan dengan GeForce RTX 2080 Pertama di Indonesia
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice gaming performance; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2019

 

Asus G703GI-E5013T

Specifications

Asus G703GI-E5013TNotebook: Asus G703GI-E5013T
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Asus ROG G703GI [TEST]: Et gaming-monster uden hæmninger
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% performance: 100%

 

Asus G703GX-XB96K

Specifications

Asus G703GX-XB96KNotebook: Asus G703GX-XB96K
Processor: Intel Core i9 9980HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.72kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Asus ROG G703GX review (i9-9980HK, RTX 2080 200W, 144Hz screen with GSync)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The updated ROG G703 is one of the most powerful notebooks on the market. It's an excellent implementation of the 8-Core unlocked Core i9 processor and 200W variant of the RTX 2080 graphics chip, and the included power profiles allow users to easily joggle with the performance, thermals, and noise-levels according to their needs. On top of that, this also checks the boxes gamers would expect in a 2019 model, in the screen, speakers, keyboard, IO and build departments. It does have its flaws, though, as the G703 is a bulky and heavy oddity on today's market, dominated by thinner and lighter implementations.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Comment

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop): Pascal based laptop graphics card using GDDR5 graphics memory. Should offer a similar performance to the deskto GTX 1080. However, there is also a more power efficient "Max-Q" version that performs worse than the normal GTX1080 and is used in thin and light laptops.NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop): High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,944 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Intel Core i9:

8950HK: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.9980HK: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 2.4 - 5 GHz (4.2 GHz with 8 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.4 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

4.8 kg:


78.09%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-02-28 (Update: 2018-02-28)