CNET First Look
The Asus ROG G752 is a slightly slimmed gaming giantA little lighter and sleeker, this is still a workhorse PC gaming laptop that can do some heavy lifting.
[MUSIC] Gaming laptops are big, there's no denying that. Among the biggest is the Asus line, the ROG of republic gamers laptops. They're gigantic. This big gaming laptop slab right here is actually the new slimmed down version. It's the G752, sequel of course to the G751. You'd really have to see them side by side to realize that This is actually a little bit slimmer and lighter although it's still a real back breaker. They've also lightened up the design a little bit. Now you've got instead of just matte black, you've got kind of these brushed metal and copper accents all over it. Obviously cool backlit keys. They've got macro keys here. I never use them but if you want to pre-program things to like hit the A multiple button president wants to launch a specific program, well, he's got some keys for that. I also like how they have a separate app for checking out if your CPU or GPU temperature and clock speed and doing a lot of little adjustments like that, and you can have multiple profiles if you're one of those obsessive types that wants to switch You know between game playing and media viewing and have different profiles that set up for that as well. Now this is not an inexpensive gaming laptop, this configuration is 1799 and for that you don't actually get. The top, top, top of the line gaming parts. You get a new current gen Core I7 CPU, but it knocks the graphics card down to an NVIDIA GEFORCE 970M. For this kind of money, I'd like to get a 980, at maybe just a little bit more at about $2000 you can get that from somebody else. You can of course buy a more expensive configuration of this as well Although, for regular everyday gaming, even games like Fallout 4, we were able to crank it up to high detail levels, played at full 1920 by 1080. Of course, being a high end gaming laptop, you're going to get good performance, good parts but you don't get more modern things like a touchscreen or a higher resolution or 4k screen. Usually see those more in multi-media laptops rather than gaming ones. That is the Asus ROG G752. [MUSIC]