Asus' 17-inch ROG Strix fills your basic gaming needs... and then some
Asus Rog Strix GL 753 is part of the first crop of gaming laptops running at 4 gigs GeForce GTX1050TI graphics card.
One of Nvidia's new entry level cards using it's past architecture.
The card doesn't meet the needs for VR, but playing modern games at full HD resolution, that it can do.
With the Strix you're getting the 1050 Ti Kaby Lake quad core Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processor, 16 GB of memory and a 256 GB SSD Plus a terabyte hard drive.
And this nice full HD matte finish 7.3 inch display with wide viewing angles, all for about $1,300.
Outside of the components, what you're Paying for here are extras like Isuzu's Game Center for control over the hardware, including fan speeds and it's keyboard with its four-zone RGB LED backlighting and scissor switch keys.
A quality keyboard usually gets cut from entry-level models, so it's nice to have one here, even if its number pad is oddly small for the laptop size.
The plastic and metal body makes it a little lighter and it doesn't get as hot as slimmer 17-inch laptops.
It's still a big laptop, though that means there's room for an optical drive, an Ethernet jack, and other ports, including a faster Gen 1 Type-C USB and an SD card slot.
Performance is solid for gaming and day-to-day stuff, but don't expect long battery life with this configuration.
Overall the Strix GL753 is a very good package but it's worth hunting around if you wanna spend less or get more graphics power for its price.
The Acer Predator Triton 900 has a flippin' practical design
Back-to-school MacBooks get faster, cheaper
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo foreshadows our multiscreen future
Dell XPS 15 and 13 2-in-1 bring OLED and HDR
Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED
HP's Spectre x360 puts a premium on design and battery life
Razer makes its Blade Pro gaming laptop future-ready
Asus updates every gaming laptop it can think of
Alienware Area-51m promises power and upgrades
HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop is more interesting than its name