Asus ROG G752 with vapor cooling now available for pre-order
Asus had previously revealed the ROG G752 early last month and is once again showing it off for good measure in San Francisco as the manufacturer is now beginning to take pre-orders.
The ROG series holds some of the best gaming notebooks, especially the revered 17.3-inch models. The G751, for example, currently sits high on our Top 10 gaming list and we see no reason why its successor won't take the same spot again. The G751 and even its predecessor are quiet notebooks despite the high-end hardware underneath. The new G752 ups the ante with vapor chamber cooling as found on certain GTX 980 video cards for desktops. Most of the notebook is now brushed aluminum, which is similar to the G501 series. This means that the signature rubberized matte black surfaces of the G751 are now only reserved for the palm rests and keyboard portions of the notebook.
Additional hands-on time with the notebook reveals a keyboard with surprisingly more travel than the GX700. The massive grilles on the rear edge and the optical drive on the left edge mean that nearly all ports have been relegated to the right side of the notebook. This can be an issue for right-handed players as table space can be of concern. Also, we've been told that the GPU was not made to be upgradeable as the small maintenance hatch underneath will only allow access to the HDD, 2x M.2 slots, and 4x RAM slots. It's too bad that the notebook can be equipped with up to the GTX 980M only instead of the desktop GTX 980.
The G752 starts at $1499 and will ship later this month. Expect our full review to come as we move closer to launch time.