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Asus G752VS-XB72K


Asus G752VS-XB72K
Asus G752VS-XB72K (G752 Series)
Intel Core i7-6820HK 4 x 2.7 - 3.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
32 GB 
, DDR4-2400
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF3 (LGD04E8), a-Si TFT-LCD, G-Sync, glossy: no
Intel CM236 (Skylake PCH-H)
Realtek ALC668 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones, microphone, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 51 x 428 x 333 ( = 2.01 x 16.85 x 13.11 in)
90 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 1.2 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, 30-Key Rollover, Keyboard Light: yes, Quick-start guide, Gaming Center, ROG MacroKey, Asus Sonic Suite, Asus Splendid, USB Charger +, Asus Smart Gesture, XSplit Gamecaster, 24 Months Warranty
4.3 kg ( = 151.68 oz / 9.48 pounds), Power Supply: 780 g ( = 27.51 oz / 1.72 pounds)
2300 Euro


Price comparison

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus G752VS-XB72K

80% Asus ROG G752VS OC Edition Review
Source: Laptop Mag English version
The $2,499 Asus also sports a sleek and refreshing gunmetal and copper design, a bright, 17.3-inch full-HD screen and a ton of customizable settings and overclocking utilities, thanks to the ROG Gaming Center app. As new gaming laptops with 1070 GPUs come out this fall, the G752VS OC has set a higher bar for what other laptop makers will have to beat.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ROG G752VS Review: Desktop-class Gaming
Source: Unbox English version
The ASUS ROG G752VS certainly is an impressive notebook. With the new Pascal GPUs from NVIDIA, gaming notebooks can finally claim to have the equivalent performance to desktops, though obviously you’ll still be paying a premium for the privilage of enjoying “mobile” gaming. In this case, you’re looking at a steep price tag of Php 189,995. At that price you can probably build your own gaming PC with a bit of cash left over, but then again it’s not the same thing as being the proud owner of an ROG-branded machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2016
90% Review: Asus ROG G752 OC Edition - Faster than many desktop gaming PCs
Source: Good Gear Guide English version
The G752VS is certainly impressive. It offers almost double the a level of gaming performance over previously available single-GPU notebooks, which is insane. It’s not a one-trick pony, either — both its quad-core CPU, DDR4 memory, and PCIe SSD are top-shelf all the way.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Review: Asus ROG G752 OC Edition - Faster than many desktop gaming PCs
Source: PC World English version
The G752VS is certainly impressive. It offers almost double the a level of gaming performance over previously available single-GPU notebooks, which is insane. It’s not a one-trick pony, either — both its quad-core CPU, DDR4 memory, and PCIe SSD are top-shelf all the way.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
ASUS ROG G752VS Review
Source: Yugatech English version
The ASUS ROG G752VS is definitely a powerfyl gaming laptop packed with a generous display, beefy specs, and a premium body with a cool design that just screams gaming. Performance-wise, it can run some of the most demanding games at above 30fps at UHD resolution and 60fps at an easy Full HD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2016
80% Faster than most gaming PCs (including desktops)
Source: PC World English version
The G752VS is certainly impressive. It offers almost double the a level of gaming performance over previously available single-GPU notebooks, which is insane. It’s not a one-trick pony, either—both its quad-core CPU, DDR4 memory, and PCIe SSD are top-shelf all the way. This notebook is a desktop replacement, with the same amount of performance. And it’s priced quite fairly, even though $2,500 might seem exorbitant to people not used to gaming laptops. All of the fully loaded GTX 1070 notebooks we found online fell between $2,200 and $2,600, and almost all of them had the exact same specs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Republic of Gamers G752VS OC
Source: Computer Shopper English version
As far as big gaming notebooks go, the Asus RoG G752 OC Edition is something of a classic. It’s big in every way, from its expansive G-Sync display to its stellar performance. Its 1.5-inch thick, 8.9-pound chassis isn’t something you’ll want to transport often. But if you do, it had enough battery life in our testing to keep it going for at least four hours if you choose to use it off a power plug for ordinary tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Asus ROG G752VS med Nvidia GTX 1070
Source: NO→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2016


Model: Asus has just celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Republic Of Gamers (ROG) brand last year (2016) as reported on page HotHardware. According to this page, they supposed that the manufacturer, Asus, launched its ROG line in 2006 and developed a wide range of gaming products of under the brand, including some monstrous gaming notebooks. Developed from the predecessor G752VY, which gets fourth ranking in the NotebookCheck’s Top 10 gaming laptops, the ROG G752VS improved the most highlight product with the most significant upgrade to the newest Pascal architecture GPU, the NVIDIA GTX 1070. Even though its design is still similar to our familiar ROG’s design, the Asus ROG G752VS sports some new specifications and more powerful performance in order to reach the higher objective for gamer users. Do you feel excited? We will help you to point out several special specs of this model.


First of all, “Clad in gunmetal gray and copper, the ROG G752VS OC sets itself apart from all the red-and-black gaming laptops we’ve seen from Acer, Lenovo and MSI”, commented page LaptopMag. And the laptop, regarding page HotHardware, has so many angles and colored accents that it actually gives off a bit of a Transformers vibe, which is perfect for a gaming machine. Also, as a remark on page NotebookCheck, a ROG logo and two red accents, which can optionally be emphasized by the integrated light, adorn the stable aluminum lid: “Base unit and lid do not twist and we did not find anything to complain about in the pressure test, either”. For page TechSpot, Asus has tried to hide most of the ROG G752VS thickness through aggressive angles, particularly on the base, which works to a certain extent: The laptop does not look like a 53mm-thick brick from all sides. However, this page also added that when placed near an ultraportable laptop or even a smaller gaming notebook, the size of the G752VS was immediately apparent. Besides, LaptopMag’s reviewer wrote in his review that the back of the G752VS OC featured his favourite design choice on the whole system - glowing red lights that shine through copper and red venting: “While some may think these lights are a bit silly, they remind me a bit of Lamborghini Reventon”. In the same point of view, “The majority of this laptop’s body has been constructed from plastic of various types, colors and finishes, with some metal thrown into the mix. The largest metal panel is the laptop’s lid, which looks respectable and gives good protection to the display”, said TechSpot.


“Although the ROG G752VS’s display has an ordinary 1920 x 1080 resolution, it’s a beauty. If you’ve been using a smaller laptop, the 17.3 inch panel feels absolutely spacious, and the display is more than bright enough for a great video streaming experience” (page HotHardware). LaptopMag evaluated that the 17.3 inch Full HD G-Sync display on the ROG looked so sharp that sometimes it seemed like it had a higher resolution that it actually did. Following a comment on page TechSpot, the model that the writer received to review was the 1080p 75Hz variant, which is a good mix between affordability and performance: “The GTX 1070 should actually be powerful enough to run games at 4K, however you’ll get significantly higher frame rates running at 1080p”. Furthermore, the reviewer of HotHardware left a positive evaluation that the bezel surrounding the display was fairly wide, but Asus had kept it free of clutter, so it faded into the background when you were watching video. Recorded by LaptopMag, “At 326 nits, the G752VS OC’s screen is a tier brighter than other VR-ready gaming laptops. Its closest competitors are the Acer Predator 17 X and MSI GT72 Dragon Edition, which both sported brightness of 288 nits, while the Origin Eon 17 SLX was further behind at 275 nits”.

Keyboard and Touchpad

About the keyboard, the page HotHardware reviewed that gamers were notoriously picky about their keyboards, but this page thought that most would like the ROG G752’s layout since the full-sized keyboard features large, responsive keys and a row of macro buttons that gamers can customize with included software. Nevertheless, “The one thing I’m missing is the RGB backlighting that you get on other premium gaming laptops, because on this ROG, all you get is red”, stated LaptopMag. Similarly, NotebookCheck left a remark that a glance at G752VS’s keyboard did not show changes: “The layout is identical to the predecessor’s. The keys are sufficiently big and there is a gap of 3mm between them. The key travel is just under 2.5mm. The surface of the keys is matter and makes for a high-end experience”. Also, as commented on TechSpot, there’s a good amount of travel in each key, however the rubber dome keycaps aren’t as clicky as I’d like from a gaming laptop keyboard, and there’s a small amount of flex in the keyboard assembly.

“The touchpad is also positioned slightly left.”, said HotHardware, “The result is that when we typed, we found ourselves sitting closer to the left side of the laptop to keep our wrist straight”. In addition, LaptopMag showed their mind that the 4.7x2.6 inch (11,94 x 6,6 cm) touchpad sports an appealing trapezoidal shape with a smooth matte surface and accurate gesture recognition. The reviewer from this page also complained: “Below that, the mouse buttons feature separate discrete buttons, but because they felt a little loose, clicks were never as smooth or as crisp as I would have liked”.


Powered by an i7-6820HK CPU, which is a four core, eight thread Skylake part built on a 14nm process and featuring a 45W TDP, Intel has given this CPU a base frequency of 2.7GHz with a 3.6GHz single-core boost clock, although Asus has factory overclocked this processor to 3.8GHz (TechSpot’s quote). According to LaptopMag, with a base 32 GB of RAM and an overclockable i7-6820HK CPU, there’s effectively no limit to the number of browser tabs we can have opened. Specifically, in multitasking situations, for example, playing a game while downloading another in the background wasn’t even a challenge. “Base on Epic’s Unreal Engine 3, BioShock Infinite takes you to the mysterious, flying city of Columbia. The ROG G752 blew past all of the systems in our comparison pool, producing an average frame rate of nearly 145 fps” (HotHardware). As expected, TechSpot remarked the GTX 1070 absolutely dominated the GTX 980M, which was the fastest mobile GPU the reviewer had tested: In the most demanding test they used, Fire Strike, the GTX 1070 was a staggering 77% faster. Like that reviewer said earlier, he expected to see around 30% better performance than the GTX 980 as well. As the result of the performance test on page LaptopMag, in Rainbow Six: Siege at 1920 x 1080 and very high settings, the G752VS OC pumped out 187 frames per second, so “That’s nearly 50 fps ahead of its next closest competitor, the Predator 17 X, which reached 129 fps”. Lastly, like a review of page TechForPennies, there is no doubt that the Asus ROG G752VS is excellent at gaming because it has a desktop-level gaming card, the GeForce GTX 1070 speeding up the games you throw at it: “You can use ultra-settings with all eye candy on and expect 60+ fps on heavy games such as The Witcher 3 and 90+ on types like GTA5, Battlefield 4 and Doom”.


Equipped with Asus own Sonic Studio speakers, LaptopMag showed their perspective that the G752VS had pumped out decent, but unimpressive audio: “The Asus’s bass was often a little lacking, as was overall volume, which made listening to anything from Ratatat to REO Speedwagon less than exciting”. Moreover, as commented on page NotebookCheck, the two stereo speakers are behind the display on the rear side of the notebook. And due to the case size, bigger speakers could be incorporated. A separate subwoofer, which makes for decent bass, sits on the underside of the G752VS. By contrast, a complaint on page HotHardware about the ROG G752VS’ sound is: “One feature that disappointed us is the laptop’s audio, which didn’t produce the fullness-of-sound we expected from a large laptop”. They also added they should be clear that the audio wasn’t poor - it’s not tinny or hard to hear, but they could not describe the sound rich, either.


Talking about the heating, “During everyday use, the G752VS OC’s thermals were well in check. On the LaptopMag heat test (15 minutes of streaming HD video), the hottest spot on the laptop was the plastic paneling on its bottom that measured 94.5 Fahrenheit degrees (34.72 C)” (quoted from LaptopMag). For HotHardware, as for noise, the ROG G752VS got a little noisy when they played games. The fan noise didn’t distract them, but if we are looking for a silent laptop, this isn’t the one for us. Even so, the fan noise will likely be a non-issue for most gamers.

Battery Life

With a time of 3 hours and 42 minutes in LaptopMag's battery test (continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi), the G752VS OC’s longevity isn’t good, but it’s not worse than other high-powered gaming laptops, like MSI GT72 (3:31), the Origin Eon 17 SLX (2:54) and the Acer Predator (3:13). With the same viewpoint, HotHardware have finally found a chink in the ROG G752’s armor: “The laptop burned through its battery fairly quickly and didn’t impress our video loop test, either”. They also advised not to plan on long gaming sessions away from a power outlet.


Overall, “The $2499 Asus also sports a sleek and refreshing gunmetal and copper design, a bright, 17.3 inch Full HD screen and a ton of customizable settings and overclocking utilities” (LaptopMag). Despite featuring the powerful Intel Skylake Core i7-6820HK processor, the overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 discrete graphics card, and the Full HD IPS screen with G-Sync, the Asus ROG G752VS still has some unexpected problems. For instance, its weight is pretty heavy (more than 4 kilograms), or the audio is not impressive enough. However, “The GTX 1070 is extremely fast, providing desktop-class gaming performance. Huge cooler is overclocking friendly. G-Sync should be a must have for gaming laptops. They are all the advantages coming from G752VS”, page TechSpot concluded.

Press Review by Capuchino Saber

Series: The Asus G752 Series consists of fully customizable, stylish looking, high-performance gaming laptops. Modern in design, the devices come in a beautiful Armor titanium color and brushed metal finish highlighted with plasma copper accents. The lid sports the ROG emblem and there is a dust-release thermal fan on the rear. The backlit, anti-ghosting keyboard is responsive and ergonomic. The Asus G752 Series models can be configured with various 6th generation Intel Core i7 processors, up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and anywhere from a NVIDIA Geforce GTX956 up to a GTX980 GPU with dedicated VRAM ranging from 2 GB DDR5 to 8 GB DDR5.

You can choose from several storage setups ranging from HDD to HDD + SSD combinations with total capacity from 1 TB up to 1.5 GB. Display on the Windows 10 system is a 17.3 inch FHD IPS display panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution and G-Sync capability. The matte display delivers beautifully vivid colors and perfect contrast levels. Together with solid audio by Sonic Studio, this gives a complete multimedia package. Other features on the Asus G752 Series are Bluetooth 4.0, a 1.2 MP HD webcam, a DL DVD drive, a card reader, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, four USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI out. Battery life on the device is provided by a 6-cell Li-Ion pack rated at 66 Wh.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile: Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.  

6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.3 kg:

A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.

84%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-08-18 (Update: 2016-08-18)