Asus ROG GX800 review – ultimate Gaming Laptop and extremely pricey

The best things in this world does not come for free, same is the case with the Asus ROG GX800 gaming laptop. Key high light is it supports 4K UHD, comes with liquid cooling system and using dual Graphics (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI.

Though gaming laptops are meant for performance and portability, this Asus ROG GX800 though can be moved around is not that light weight. Since this ROG gaming laptop comes with mechanical keyboard it increases the overall weight. The Laptop weight is 5.7 Kg with built in battery and the Cooling system weight itself is around 4.7 kg.

The Screen is 18.4 inches and resolution is 4K UHD. The hardware is very powerful and with dual graphics the games run buttery smooth, not to forget on a 4K  resolution. The system is also packed with high end specifications mentioned below.

Asus ROG GX800 review

Asus ROG GX800 specifications

CPU : Intel® Core™ i7 7820HK Processor
Chipset : Intel® CM238 Express
GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI , with 16GB VRAM
Screen : 18.4″ (16:9) LED backlit UHD (3840×2160) Anti-Glare Panel with 100% Adobe with G-Sync
RAM : DDR4 2800MHz SDRAM, up to 64 GB SDRAM
Storage : 1.5TB PCIE Gen3X4 SSD (RAID0)
Keyboard : Mechanical Keyboard W/ROG AURA
Other Feature  :
Card reader, Mic, Headphone jack, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, HDMI, Mini Display, RJ45, docking port, 3W speaker, ASUS Sonic Studio, 8 Cells 74 Whrs battery
Connectivity : WiFi, Bluetooth, External Antenna
Weight : 5.37 Kg Laptop and Thermal Dock 4.7 Kg
OS : Windows 10 Home

Asus ROG GX800 with cooling system

Asus ROG GX800 Performance

You can either connect the adapter directly to the Laptop or mount the Cooling System that will provide better and a much stable performance if you intend to play high end games for a longer period of time.

It is recommended to use the Liquid Cooling system that helps keep the GPU / CPU temperature under control offering a non-interrupted, lag free and smooth gaming experience 24/7.

Asus ROG GX800 light on lid

I ran the 3D Mark 11 benchmark app and got the score of 19818 that is very good considering the 4K resolution. Furmark benchmark app also showed that both the GPU temperatures were stable at around 67 degrees and 64 degrees.

Asus ROG GX800 mechanical keyboard

The mechanical keyboard on this laptop is something unique, they also light up. Check the video review for more details.

Asus ROG GX800 design

Verdict

Overall this is a powerful laptop and you can play high end games (name any game and it will play – Rise of Tomb Raider, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon to name a few) for 24/7 without any issues or lags, plus this is with a 4K screen. The Liquid cooling system is packed inside a suitcase and the laptop can be packed inside the laptop bag. Overall both are quite heavy. If you recall I did the review of Asus GX700 that also came with liquid cooling system and there everything was packed inside the suitcase.

Coming to the price, specs are impressive high end and so is the price around Rs. 8,00,000.

Rating 4.2 out of 5

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