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Asus ROG G752VS returns overclocked and ready to gameThe big 17-inch gaming laptop offers big performance in an even bigger body.
$2500 buys you a lot of laptop. In the case of the Asus ROG G752VS OC Edition I mean that both inside and out. Built around Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 and an overclocked Intel core i7 processor and running Windows 10 Pro, this laptop doesn't come Come up short on performance with your gaming or doing some other graphically demanding tasks, but let's face it. With something like this, you're probably considering it for conquering distant planets or wandering around shooting things and this is awesome for that. What it's not awesome for is enjoying any sort of audio because its speakers are pure terrible. I'm not a fan of its touch pad, either, which is somewhat small for such a large keyboard deck and it has weak palm rejection, leading to frequent jumpy cursor moves. This laptop is also on the wrong side of travel friendly, though that's forgivable given its internals and that allows for this nice, bright full HD matte display with 120 hertz refresh rate and a large comfortable keyboard that is backlit in red. The keyboard also has these programable macro keys and a quick launch for Xplict Gamecaster and the company's gaming center software for system tweaking. And since it is such a big. System. You get lots of ports and an optical drive. Battery life isn't stellar, coming in at just over four hours when streaming video. But if you wanted all-day power, you'd be looking at an ultra-portable. This Asus is about gaming performance, and that is plentiful.