Asus ROG GX700 review – with liquid cooling system

The Asus ROG GX700 is a unique laptop made of gaming users, well not really for ordinary gamers. This is the world’s first liquid cooled gaming laptop. The GX700 comes with detachable cooling module, use it for extreme over clocking.

Unboxing

This is probably the only Laptop that comes inside a suitcase. Yes – and here are the contents that you will get inside the suitcase : Laptop, power cord, liquid cooling system, adapter for liquid cooling, adapter for laptop, user manual, warranty card and Asus mouse.

Asus ROG GX700 features and specifications

This laptop has got a metallic finishing with a very good build. GX700 is heavy and gets even more heavier with the cooling module. You can connect the laptop with the laptop power cord in case you don’t want to use the liquid cooling module.

Asus ROG GX700 suitcase Asus ROG GX700 unboxing

And in case you want to use the liquid cooling module, you will need to connect the module to laptop (check video) and connect the special power adapter to the liquid cooling system. The laptop will derive the power from the cooling module.

Asus ROG GX700 review

Specifications

Processor : Intel Core i7 clocked at 2.7GHz
GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5)
OS : Windows 10 Home
Screen : 17.3 inches IPS UHD 3840 x 2160 p (Led Back-light / Anti Glare)
RAM : 64GB
Storage :   1TB
Connectivity : WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
Ports : SD card reader, HDMI, RJ45, Mic Jack, headphone jack, USB 3.1 Type C, Thunderbolt, mini Display, 3x USB 3.0.
Other: Asus Sonic Studio.
Battery: 6 Cells 93Whrs

Asus ROG GX700 Asus ROG GX700 with liquid cooling system

Performance and Benchmark

The Asus ROG GX700 supports 4K resolution, specially made for gaming. Performance is impressive. The GTX 980 GPU can be over clocked using the liquid cooling module, you can get up to 20% GPU performance boost with exceptional stability.

Asus ROG GX700 backlight

The liquid (hydro) cooling system helps decrease GPU temperature by 33% and the CPU Temperature by 31%. The 3D mark 11 score without the liquid cooling module will give around 14000 score and when using the liquid cooling module and setting the performance to extreme, the GX700 can achieve 3D mark 11 score of up to 20,000.

Asus ROG GX700 right ports

Add to this the Anti Ghosting keyboard with 3D key rollover helps achieve max key logging (up to 30), even when they are hit almost instantly. This is a perfect hardware for gamers that gives them more control via the Gaming Center application. The users can use any of the predefined over clocking modes – standard, extreme and optimized and there is also manual option that they can use to manually set the parameters as required.

Asus ROG GX700 left ports

Xsplit Gamecaster is also supported that allow gamers to easily record / stream game play with a touch of dedicated Xsplit button. Plus the Asus Sonic studio II sound provides high quality audio and the sonic Radar II helps gamers detect the position of specific sound via on screen overlay.

Asus ROG GX700 is also VR Ready.

Asus ROG GX700 keyboard

Verdict

The Asus ROG GX700 is a perfect gaming hardware that serious gamers would want to own. It is kind of really bulky and all of its components fit into a suitcase. Over clocking and getting a boost of up to 43% GPU performance with the liquid cooling system is something unique.

The GX700 is for gaming users, but not really for ordinary gaming users.

Rating 4.2 out of 5

Asus ROG GX700 price in India is Rs. 4,12,990.

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