The Asus has finally unveiled its new extreme gaming laptop known as “Asus ROG GX800VH”. While many people still consider Alienware as the best gaming laptop yet, the Asus has set a new benchmark by designing an impeccably powerful laptop. The Asus ROG GX800VH comes with an amazing configuration and features meant only for a diehard gamer. This Company has upgraded it’s 17- inch liquid cooled laptop which was launched last year, with an even more powerful machine, the ROG GX 800VH. It has updated with a new mechanical keyboard, and it has also optimized the laptop by adding two GPUs for an even better graphical performance. It is bigger and better, or in simple words, it is the most extreme laptop in every sense.
Asus ROG GX800VH – Design and Hardware:
From the outside, the laptop looks almost similar to its predecessor and not too many visible changes can be noticed. However, the Asus has made ROG GX800VH a little bigger enhancing the size to 18-inch. The liquid cooled base stays the same. It is 50% heavier than its previous model. The Asus has used a combination of rubberized plastic and metal to manufacture the case. The only thing people may dislike in this otherwise perfect laptop is the bright highlights made of copper. One of the major visible changes which one can be noticed is the new mechanical multi-colored keyboard.
The backlit of the keyboard can be tweaked on the per key basis. The keyboard has been designed keeping in mind the way people use the keys while playing the game. Also, the new mode has endowed keyboards with MeshTAG and anti-ghosting technology to prevent any keystroke from falling through cracks.
The display of Asus ROG GX800VH is even better and comes with a UHD panel and G-Sync Support. At 3840 x 2160 pixels with amazing clarity, which the finest for any gaming laptop.
There are adequate connectivity options with an HDMI 2.0, a Thunderbolt 3.0, a couple of USB 3.1 (TYPE-C) ports and also three USB 3.0 ports. As the back is for liquid cooling, the Asus has also distributed the ports on both the sides. A headphone jack and a microphone jack along with a card reader are also there on the left side of the laptop. The wireless communications are based on the modern wireless module and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac along with the Bluetooth 4.1 is supported.
Asus ROG GX800VH – Performance and Battery:
Undoubtedly the Asus ROG GX800VH comes with some serious specifications and features. It comes with an i7 Processor from Intel and a whopping 64 GB of DDR4 RAM. The 1.5 TB SSD storage makes it even faster.
A laptop is not a gaming laptop unless it is equipped with a good GPU and keeping this in mind Asus has configured the ROG GX800VH with a couple of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU in SLI and the company claims that it is the one of the best GPU currently. It also has a lot of potential when it comes to the software. The several system settings can be adjusted quickly and monitored via the gaming center. However, the turbo gear feature enhances the clock speed of the processor by up to 22%. The Asus ROG GX800VH comes with an 8-cell battery and the battery time is still unknown.
Specifications of Asus ROG GX800VH:
Processor – Quad Core Intel Core i7 K Series (Skylake generation) with the maximum clock speed of 4.4 GHz.
RAM – DDR4 64 GB RAM.
Storage – Samsung SSD (3 x 512 MB) RAID 0.
Display- 18.4 inch UHD Panel with the 4K resolution.
GPU – 2x GeForce GTX 1080 by NVIDIA.
Connectivity- Dual Band WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1.
Camera- HD Webcam, 720p.
Weight- 5.7 KG.
> Better keyboard with better illumination and MeshTAG technology.
> Better 4k Display with G-Sync.
> Powerful storage with 3 SSD in RAID 0.
>Very responsive trackpad.
> A sufficient number of ports for better connectivity.
> Very fast processor and RAM.
> Overall Excellent performance.
> Very heavy not meant for carrying everywhere. > Very high power consumption
Asus ROG GX800VH – Price Range and Conclusion:
The Asus has taken the game to the whole new level and going by the specifications, the intent of Asus is clear that it wants to focus more on the performance rather than the hardware specifications. The Asus ROG GX800VH is not for an average gamer but a hardcore gamer. Although the battery life may be an issue for this laptop, who cares if it is high on its performance. The final price details are still to be announced by Asus.