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Asus GX800VH-XS79K

Specifications

Asus GX800VH-XS79K
Asus GX800VH-XS79K (GX800 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-7820HK 4 x 2.9 - 3.9 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
Memory
64 GB 
, DDR4
Display
18.40 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 239 PPI, LCD, glossy: no
Storage
3 x 512 GB M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 45 x 457 x 337 ( = 1.77 x 17.99 x 13.27 in)
Battery
74 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
10.4 kg ( = 366.85 oz / 22.93 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 86.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 86%, performance: 100%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 97%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus GX800VH-XS79K

96% ASUS ROG GX800 Liquid-Cooled Gaming Notebook Review (GTX 1080 SLI)
Source: B2G English Archive.org version
Once all that sinks in, you’ll realize the value of the ASUS ROG GX800 is not with its performance but rather the flexibility you get in how you use it: even an ITX system with the same FPS horsepower will need at least twice the footprint the GX800 requires but with this one, you can just put at the side of your table and still have enough desk space to do other things without a monitor hampering your freedom.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 86% performance: 100% workmanship: 97%
84% Asus ROG GX800 review – ultimate Gaming Laptop and extremely pricey
Source: Gogi.in English Archive.org version
Overall this is a powerful laptop and you can play high end games (name any game and it will play – Rise of Tomb Raider, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon to name a few) for 24/7 without any issues or lags, plus this is with a 4K screen. The Liquid cooling system is packed inside a suitcase and the laptop can be packed inside the laptop bag. Overall both are quite heavy. If you recall I did the review of Asus GX700 that also came with liquid cooling system and there everything was packed inside the suitcase.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% ASUS GX800 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English Archive.org version
Yes, it is the world’s fastest and the best, but the price and its exclusivity makes us cryIt’s an all out assault from Asus, this GX800. We can’t seem to fault it...
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS Republic Of Gamers GX800 Review: Even Crazier Than The Last one
Source: Unbox English Archive.org version
After spending three weeks with ASUS’ latest monster, we can safely say that the ROG GX800 is better and faster than the previous generation. While externally there hasn’t been a lot of change, the insides of the notebook have been thoroughly revamped to give gamers with deep pockets the best performance possible. Sure, its Php 369,995 price tag is pretty ridiculous for a notebook, but the ROG GX800 is crazy enough that it actually deserves that price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2017

Foreign Reviews

Laptop cho game thủ giá 150 triệu về Việt Nam
Source: Zing VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent cooling system; comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2017
Review Notebook Gaming: ASUS ROG GX800VH
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good cooling system; excellent display; good connectivity; backlit keys. Negative: Heavy and bulky; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2017

Comment

Model:

While water cooling may seem like a normal affair for desktops it looks like ASUS may have broken the gaming notebook market with their water cooled enabled gaming notebook with its latest revision the GX800VH. Beginning with its CPU the ASUS GX800VH is powered by Intel’s 7th generation Core i7-7820HK processor. It is most uncommon for a K series CPU to ever be incorporated in a notebook but such is the case for the GX800VH which means users will be able to overclock the CPU to gain an additional boost to performance. As with overclocking comes additional heat which brings the water cooling part into play, along with the notebook itself the GX800VH comes with an external water cooling dock which allows users to hook up to keep temperatures stable and low all times while staying plugged at home. Moving along, the GX800VH is most definitely loaded for bear with its dual Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 in SLI mode which really brings a whole new meaning in smoking the competition, not only that, the GX800VH is most definitely VR ready. But of course, what good is a beefy GPU or CPU without ample memory to keep them fed, at 64GB worth of DDR4 memory it is plenty sure to keep the beast continuously fed.

Despite being a premium over the top notebook the chassis and construction is a mixture of plastics and metal which is a tad disappointing considering the fact one might have to part with a kidney to even own one. While it would have been better to have a full aluminium construction nonetheless the finish does feel premium as it should. The 18.4 inch 4K IPS panel is quite crystal clear with abhorrently small pixel patch it is undeniably a pleasant viewing experience. Along with its various premium themes is its audio which is handled by a top of the line ESS Sabre DAC amplifier capable of 32-bit/384kHz output which whether it is paired with a headset or simply running off the 2 large full range speakers provides the ultimate audio experience for users. Another welcoming change from its predecessor is the inclusion of a MechTAG (Mechanical Tactile Advance Gaming) RGB Mechanical Keyboard, although they aren’t your average Cherry MX switches nonetheless, these ASUS designed mechanical switches are a step-up from your run of the mill membrane keyboard which surely adds to the typing experience. Of course as it goes with the theme of yesteryear the keyboard is also RGB backlit. While it is standard for all notebooks to have an integrated trackpad, ASUS has included their ROG Gladius mouse as part of the package which is a bonus considering most people if not all game with a mouse. Going through the spec sheet of the GX800 is like going through a die-hard PCMR user, all in all the GX800 is power that is hard to beat although pricing might not.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop): Two high-end GTX 1080 graphics card combined in an SLI combination. The gaming performance depends on the SLI profile support for the used game and can range from nothing to nearly 90% gains compared to a single GTX 1080.

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.


i7-7820HK: 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.40": 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.


10.4 kg:

Only desktop devices or large monitors should have such a weight. 


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.


86.67%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-05- 5 (Update: 2017-05- 5)