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ASUS ROG Strix GL702VT 17.3in Gaming Notebook Review

The ASUS ROG Strix GL702VT is an attractive package. Gaming is very capable, and you would need a much heftier beast to get better in a portable. The Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics deliver plenty of grunt, but still allow a useful battery life in excess of three hours, which is good for a notebook this size.

We would have preferred the RAM in dual-channel configuration, as this will have an effect on performance in some areas. But with 16GB included, you won’t be having RAM-related issues for the foreseeable future, and there’s room for upgrade too. The lack of a SSD is another slight performance drawback, although at least the supplied hard disk has a healthy 1TB capacity – plenty of room for games downloads and a media collection.

Aside from these two issues, the ASUS ROG Strix GL702VT gets the balance about right between gaming performance you could take to a LAN without losing respect, and proportions that won’t give you backache on the journey there. At £1,099 inc VAT, it’s great value too.

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Pros:

  • Very good gaming for a notebook that is still portable.
  • Good battery life with productivity apps for a gaming notebook.
  • Healthy 16GB of memory.
  • Reasonably light 2.73kg for 17in chassis.
  • USB 3.1 Type C port.
  • Very reasonably priced.

Cons:

  • Faster 17in notebooks are available.
  • Single-channel memory.
  • No SSD for booting and main applications.

KitGuru says: The ASUS ROG Strix GL702VT provides very good gaming in a package that has the battery life and weight to make it still portable, and it’s reasonably priced too.

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Rating: 8.0.

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