Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Sensation. While AMD's Ryzen architecture has already been available in the desktop range for several months, the notebook range had to wait patiently for a long time. The waiting is over now: Asus is the first manufacturer who provided us with a gaming laptop with 8-core CPU and Radeon RX 580. Our review will reveal whether the bundle is able to challenge a combination of Intel and Nvidia hardware.
All this laptop had to do is compete with similarly priced Intel offerings, and it certainly did. It beats Intel in the multi-tasking and rendering, and it’s almost as fast when it comes to gaming. Throw in a few bonus features like an LED lit keyboard, punch speakers, impressive cooling, robust connectivity, and FreeSync, and you’ve got a great value for money bundle. It’s not as light and mobile as some may desire, but few 17.3-inch display laptops are, if any!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2017
Source: Laptop Media
If you came to read this review looking for a confirmation of why you should buy the GL702ZC for gaming, you are going to be disappointed. From all the data that we’ve gathered, it seems like the ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC is more of a workstation than a gaming laptop for two main reasons.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2017
Source: Hardware Zone
The ROG Strix GL702ZC is a pretty well-built laptop. The speakers are excellent, and the display doesn’t annoy you with poor viewing angles or washed out colors. The keyboard also feels good to type on, so the overall user experience is quite positive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 75%
Source: Laptop Logic
The Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC has a desktop-level CPU and plays most games well, but it gets hot fast and has slow storage speeds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
ROG Strix GL702ZC is far from perfect, yet it echoes AMD Ryzen's penchant for disruption. Where else can you get an eight-core, 16-thread laptop for under £1,500?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2017
Again, ASUS has deveoped a purpose-built notebook that completely closes the gap between desktop and laptop. Normally when we say desktop replacement, we normally refer to the gaming performance of a system but in this case its a complete top-down solution bringing true desktop class performance on the go thanks to its 8-core Ryzen CPU. While it may identify as a gaming product, the ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC 8-core gaming laptop is a professional workstation thoroughbred capable of delivering so much more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 97% performance: 98% workmanship: 98%
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent speakers. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2017
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; solid workmanship. Negative: Noisy under loads; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2017
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2017
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high performance; good cooling system; nice display; backlit keys; good connectivity. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2017
CommentAMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop): Polaris 20 based high-end graphics card for laptops, manufactured in an improved 14nm process (LPP+). Should be similar to the desktop Radeon RX 580 and perform similar to a RX 480. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
1700: Desktop 8-core CPU based on the Zen architecture. Clocks with 3 to 3.75 GHz (XFR) and offers SMT (16 threads). Fastest Ryzen CPU at launch in early 2017. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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).
81.15%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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