Asus starts shipping the ROG Strix GL702ZC gaming laptop with Ryzen 7 1700 dekstop CPU
Back in May, Asus was first to announce a Ryzen 7 gaming laptop for the second half of 2017, and everyone started seething with anticipation, as AMD has not presented much of a competition in the mobile gaming sector for quite some time now. The ROG Strix GL702ZC could not have come soon enough, but now Asus is finally beginning to ship this model and the company also revealed the full specs.
We’re not talking first mobile Ryzen CPU gaming laptop here. No, the ROG Strix GL702ZC is powered by the desktop version of the octa-core / 16-thread Ryzen 7 1700 processor clocked by default at 3 GHz, but can go up to 3.7 GHz in Turbo Boost mode, so this system can easily replace a desktop rig. The CPU is coupled with 16 GB of DDR4-2400, which can be upgraded to 32 GB. Asus wanted to keep all the essential features in house and included the AMD Radeon RX580 4 GB GPU (desktop version, as well) instead of the usual Nvidia counterpart. Complementing the GPU is the 17.3” 1080p IPS display with AMD’s Freesync tech for tethering-free images. As for the storage solution, Asus opted to offer a 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD + 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD combo.
Other notable features include:
• AMD B350 chipset
• multi-format card reader
• 720p webcam
• Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2
• Asus Sonic Studio audio technology
• gaming-grade backlit keyboard
• 76 Wh 4-cell battery
• 1x Type-C USB 3.1 (Gen2), 3x Type-A USB 3.1, Ethernet jack, HDMI port, miniDisplayPort
• 1.3-inch thickness
• 6.6 lbs weight
The Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC is now available for US$1,499 from major retailers. You can also check out our extensive review for this model.