CNET First Look
The Asus GX700 brings liquid cooling to gaming laptopsPowerful desktop-grade components could make this gaming laptop an intriguing pick.
[MUSIC] I'm Sean Hollister with CNET, and we're taking a look at the Asus GX700, a gaming laptop with desktop-grade components. Not only does this laptop have a quad core Intel processor inside that can be overclocked, unlike most [UNKNOWN] chips It has a desktop rate NVIDIA GTX 980 graphics chip, the same kind you'd find in a giant graphics card you'd put in a desktop PC. That can be overclocked too, and the memory can be overclocked, thanks to a liquid cooling system. This is one of the first gaming laptops with liquid cooling and it get's that by connecting to an external dock The laptop actually has two different power adaptors in it. 180 watt power adaptor you can drop into your backpack and take with you on the go, and a 330 watt power adaptor that slots into the back of the docking system to get the liquid cooling radiator going. Oh, you get access to a lot of extra power with it connected to the dock. You can still use it when it's unplugged. It'll just revert to the performance of a mobile graphics chip when you do so, the one thing it has that you don't see on a lot of gaming laptops is a 4k or 1080p screen with g-sync technology. It's an NVIDIA technology that tries to smooth out the image by eliminating the tearing and stuttering you might usually see when the graphics chip is trying to send images to the display. Right now, we can't tell. ASUS didn't actually have any games running on this system in our brief demo. We're looking forward to trying it out soon. You'll be able to find the full review on CNET when it ships later this year. [SOUND]