Asus Laptop: Work and play on this laptop, which features powerful NVIDIA graphics, a rapid processor and dual speakers with a subwoofer for smooth multitasking and immersive entertainment. An intelligent cooling system helps maintain an optimal temperature during marathon sessions, and the Bluetooth interface enables wireless connectivity.
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Intel 6th Generation Core i7
Windows 10 operating system
Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
17.3" LCD display
Delivers vivid colors for viewing your photos and videos. 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. IPS technology. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700 processor
Powerful quad-core, eight-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
12GB system memory for full-power multitasking
Plenty of high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
1TB hard drive for ample file storage space
Holds a significant collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and DVD-quality movies.
Cloud support lets you access your files anywhere
Store your photos, videos, documents and other files on Dropbox for secure access across multiple devices. Fees may apply.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M graphics
Backed by 2GB video memory for a fast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
Dual speakers with a subwoofer
Rock out to crisp, clear audio with thumping bass tones.
Weighs 8.82 lbs. and measures 1.54" thin
Prioritizes screen size without sacrificing portability, so you get lots of viewing space without the laptop being too hefty to move around. 6-cell lithium-ion battery.
Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
USB 3.1 port maximizes the latest high-speed devices
Also includes 3 USB 3.0 ports which are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives
This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 6x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N (150 Mbps). Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
Built-in 1.0MP array webcam
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
Backlit keyboard with a 10-key numeric keypad
Type comfortably, input numbers quickly and maneuver through games with ease. Wide Type touchpad.
Reads and writes to a variety of media formats, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW.
Intelligent thermal system with dual intelligent cooling fans
For optimal cooling during intensive use or long sessions.
3 audio jacks (microphone input, headphone output and surround).
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Best Buy Customer Reviews
Posted by: Charles from: on
This laptop is probably the best gaming laptop I have ever owned. It very easily runs the latest games at high rates and does not get hot. I have played COD Black Ops 3 and GTA 5 both with zero lag and no heat from it. I was kinda mixed about Windows 10 as well but after using it for a while I really like it. It only has 12gb RAM however, it's DDR4 so I have no issues with it at all. The GTX 965 video card again handles anything I throw at it. The i7 speaks for itself. The screen is amazingly bright and pixel density is great. Colors are vibrant and for gaming it really just looks amazing. The speakers are very loud and crisp and i have not heard any crackles at all out of them. The battery life of this is absolutely amazing for a gaming laptop. It goes a lot longer than expected really. Like all gaming laptops it does have some weight to it. Again expected for a gaming laptop so not an issue. The only problem is finding a bag as with all ROGs the body is bigger than that of a normal 17.3" but if you search around an 18.4 bag/backpack fits it perfectly. Overall I am very impressed with this laptop the style, the functionality, everything. If your looking for an amazing gaming machine this is it and I would definitely recommend it.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great for gaming (ESO example in review)
Posted by: Gamera from: on
I bought this for my son and he loves it...he can play everything he's downloaded so far from steam at max graphics and he also plays Skyrim and Oblivion at max graphics with no lag. He's also download Shaders(?) for Minecraft and they all work great. I've played Elder Scrolls online with it and had no issues at all with lag (screen never stops to load while running around). To give an example from the game...with maxed everything (shadows, water, distance, etc...) and my steeds speed maxed at 60%, I can run through Glenumbra at full speed and npc's ahead of me load before I get there. I personally play on a laptop with 4k ultra graphics and had no idea before this new laptop that the movement could be so fluid and smooth (found out the hard way that just cause it's a 4k card doesn't mean it's meant for gaming). In ESO. the fps tend to be around 30 and I've maxed out in a dungeon while standing still at 100.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Fantastic Portable Gaming Computer
Posted by: Rubix from: on
This computer is fantastic for someone looking to do some gaming on the go. The problems with most other "gaming" computers that I've used has been heat; after only an hour or two, it will heat up the bottom of the computer, which is uncomfortable for the user and potentially dangerous to the unit. With the Asus ROG series, the GIANT exhaust fans prevent this. Gaming performance was excellent! Scored mine for $250 at the time, which is more than a great value. The only con is the battery; I would think doing only simple web browsing it would have at least a 5-6 hour battery but it estimated only about 2.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
TV tray/Laptop/Smooth operator
Posted by: Will from: on
Had this computer for a few weeks now and it runs nearly every game I throw at it without a problem. Plus it's large enough to accommodate a place setting for dinner.
Kidding aside, I love the full-size keyboard, large screen and dedicated fans. The battery life is sad, but then given the great performance, that's an understandable trade-off. Trying to find bags and covers which fit the laptop has become a bit of an issue though.
This is definitely a desktop replacement but you sacrifice some portability. It's basically a much more portable desktop, which is exactly what I was looking for.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Bhans from: on
This is a great laptop. It has many upgrade options available: you can add 2 m.2 SSD's, 2 extra RAM modules, and upgrade the SATA hard drive. I added a Samsung 950 pro m.2 drive and this laptop is blazingly fast. It is a little large and heavy, but it is worth it for the power and options. Beautiful display, especially when calibrated. It would be even better if it had a 970 or 980 graphics chip, but for most the 965 is more than adequate. It was good enough to replace our desktop system. It's that good.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Malfunctioned / Went Dead after 6 months.
Posted by: gameplayer1000 from: on
Has a nice matted non reflective screen. Computer is pretty fast. After a few months Minecraft started to lag. After 6 months of carrying it around and using it to play Minecraft, programming and other applications, the computer would not boot-up into Window 10. The Asus 1 year warranty permitted BestBuy to fix it. They replaced the motherboard. memory and hard drive but the computer still did not work as we received the BSOD. They sent it in to re-fix the computer, but I received a refund instead. Asus tech support was completely useless and wasted a lot of my time. Prior to refund could not use the for almost 2 weeks.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
As advertised and even better.
Posted by: Zach from: on
The staff on the floor up to management was part of my experience and it was excellent which led me to my selection based on what I needed which was lots of memory and something that also was designed for picture resolution and image quality. Everything on this computer is better than advertised. If you want a fast no nonsense laptop that yields to nothing and has the capacity to add on anything you need and still have tons of memory, this computer will not disappoint. Thank you Best Buy in Eatontown, NJ.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Perfect for the price!
Posted by: GreatNate from: on
I needed a laptop to run adobe cc and my games, but i did not want to spend $2,000 on a Alienware. This laptop has far surpassed my expectations, it can run all adobe programs i use, and i have got it to run new games on higher settings (Arma 3, Fallout 4, etc...) and still have no major slowdowns, or any heating problems. One thing that others have mentioned is that it is bigger than normal, that's because the graphics card requires a big cooler to keep it from overheating the whole laptop, so keep this in mind when buying a bag or carrying case for this. Overall this laptop keeps surprising me with its power, especially at its price.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: gobears from: on
I had bought an HP ;laptop and had trouble with the hinges breaking. So I was looking for a more robust laptop. A gaming laptop is very robust. I don't game but it has everything you could want and it is very robust. I did have a little trouble but ASUS tech support was the best I have ever dealt with and was able to fix my computer in a matter of minutes.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Beautiful performance & great price for gaming sys
Posted by: theAries from: on
This is my 1st gaming pc and I am highly satisfied with how it handles games. As flawlessly as a console. I use Steam, so the only issue is when they decide to update, the game (Resident evil 6) jams.
Office 2016 works beautifully on this system. As well as other apps. The only one I find faulty so far is Microsoft Edge, which jams and crashes too often. Seems like an app issue.
Ultra HD Screen resolution is outstanding. System runs quiet and cool. And I love the backlights on back of the monitor and in the keyboard. The keyboard is really comfortable and easy to press.
I love my Asus.