Asus ROG Laptop: Take your mobile gaming to the next level with expansive memory and high-speed wireless connectivity. Dedicated graphics and a Full HD display featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology offer immersive gameplay with vivid visuals.
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Intel 6th Generation Core i7
Windows 10 operating system
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17.3" Full HD display
NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology offers smooth visuals. 1920 x 1080 resolution provides impressive color and clarity. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ 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.
16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming
Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
1TB hard drive and 128GB solid state drive (SSD) for a blend of storage space and speed
The hard drive provides ample storage, while the SSD delivers faster start-up times and data access.
Efficient, effective cooling for reliable performance
Mobile 3D Vapor Chamber, along with a copper heat pipe, delivers efficient cooling for advanced GPU performance and smooth visuals.
NVIDIA GTX 970M graphics
Fueled by 3GB dedicated video memory for vivid in-game visuals.
Nahimic Sonic Suite 2 features Sonic Studio and Sonic Radar to offer an immersive gaming experience.
Weighs 9.5 lbs. and measures 1.9" thin
Compact power to go, so there's no need to compromise on visual real estate or gaming power to gain portability. 6-cell lithium-ion battery.
Bluetooth 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.
4 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB Type-C 3.1 port maximize the latest high-speed devices
USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
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.
Also reads and writes a wide variety of other media formats, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW and double-layer DVD.
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Best Buy Customer Reviews
The kids love it!
Posted by: spoiledkids from: on
More money than I would have liked to spend, but bought 1 each for 2 kids and they love them. Graphics are great. Screen looks very good. Operations are fast. Very neat looking laptop.
Big and heavy, but have not heard any complaints. They have had no problems having the PCs on their laps. Temperature also has not been a problem. Seems like the venting design works well.
Will read the manual to find out for sure, but 1 strange thing may be 2 rubber plugs tethered by very thin plastic tywraps are supposed to be pulled out of the rear vents when the PC is in use to allow cooling and then put back in after use to prevent dust from getting in. My concern is that the kids will forget to pull them out when in use and then cause overheating. Also the very thin tethers seem likely to break and then the plugs could be lost.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: JayDee from: on
I purchased this computer for photography. I have not had the time to get it fully running but so far everything is working great. I mainly purchased it for the way it handles graphics and how the monitor stays consistently one brightness no matter where you view it from. The only down side, and the reason it didn't get 5 stars, is that it did not come with a Blue Ray DVD as advertised. Then when I went to look at the original wording on the specs it was taken off. Kind of a bait and switch. But I see there were other complaints on this same issue. If it's in writing that is what you get, then that's what you should get. Not worth messing with so I kept this one. I'm sure it would work fantastic for gamers but it will never have a game played on it with me. If games come in Blue Ray then it would be a problem. It is a great computer for handling my portraits and sports photography. It gets 5 stars for performance.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Awesome Gaming laptop
Posted by: Momo2k from: on
It is a spectacular laptop! Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is b/c the build quality could be better as far as some of the plastic used on the bottom half. The edge where your wrists rest is very sharp, making it uncomfortable. Finally the fact that the lighting on the keyboard cannot be changed. Other than that, is an excellent machine!
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Awesome Gaming Laptop!
Posted by: Coreydt from: Seabrook TX on
This is the second laptop and I am just as happy as I was with the first one. This one however looks much nicer than last years model. Bought it for my son and he is super happy with it. Fast, fast, fast! All game settings are on the max and it does not even flinch! Not sure why the last guy gave it 1 star as that is not fair for this laptop at all.
15 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Posted by: clemsworld from: mobile, al on
Just got the laptop today, I like the large screen, and it can handle Entropia Universe on very high settings, so I am really happy, game looks awesome compared to 5 years of safety mode due to old laptop.
The touch pad on this is a work in progress. I haven't figured it out yet, 1 tap starts the process, but seem to have to double tap everything. and use 2 figures to scroll. myabe somethign im missing there, so not dockin for that
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
What can I say, other than ASUS ROG Laptop
Posted by: Snakeye127 from: on
This laptop is amazing for the price you're paying. Packs alot of features and a smaller price tag. This is my third Asus Rog Laptop and I have no complaints. Will continue to use them as along as that keep up to this standard. Upgrade slots are easily accessible and gaming on ultra setting has been very enjoyable. Didn't notice much lag or screen freezing during my 4-6 game sessions.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Black Screen Issues
Posted by: DB89 from: on
I bought this laptop about a month ago. The first day I started it everything worked fine. About a week after having it, the screen did not turn on every time it powered on. After about 1 to 3 hard restarts it begin to work normally. I read online that this was a driver issue with Nvidia and Win10, but I have yet to find a fix.
Up until now I just deal with it. everything works great on the computer besides the minor issue with the display. Definitely a great computer for gamers and computer enthusiasts who also want to be mobile with out losing the power of a desktop.
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
its alright but..
Posted by: mraq from: on
after a month of light usage all i can say is that is alright.
-performance is great.
-cooling system is great too.
-keyboard feel is nice not too noisy when typing.
-sound is amazing its loud.
-all the ports are functioning well..i hope..
-screen bleeding top right and bottom right corner
-g-sync is not automatically turned on, i have to manually turn it on in the system bios.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Great picture, tons of RAM - processor lags a bit
Posted by: Missy from: on
I got this unit to do CAD drafting and 3D modeling with the ability to take the laptop to client meetings and onsite. A little heavy to lug around - still need to get a larger monitor for daily drafting. Apparently the trade-off is processor speed for memory. I occasionally notice a lag drafting big files with a lot of hatch or fill. Overall I am very happy with it - if I had another grand to put down I would up the processor speed.
4 out of 8 found this review helpful.
I got it for the Graphics Card... Still Awesome.
Posted by: KodeZee from: on
4/5 Stars: I really don't like Win 10. I think it's a buggy garbage OS and would happily go back to 8.1 and it's tablet-y UI if I was certain all of my device drivers were compatible. Win 10 Explorer crashes on a brand new computer... WHY?! Other than that, computer is amazing 10/10 would buy Asus ROG again.
My original search query was "GTX 970M" because that was the advised graphics card for VR development. It's something I'm going to get into in the near future, so I needed a workhorse that was up to spec. The Intel SkyLake processor, 16GB ddr4 RAM, and 1TB HD were icing. This beast is on the cutting edge (as of early 2016) within the $2,000 on LAPTOPS. (Before the desktop people scream at their monitors, I'm well aware of what can be accomplished with less tthan $1500 and some know-how) This is my third Asus ROG laptop since 2011. First was death by "Free Repair by Friend" after the power jack started loosening, second was passed off to my Lil Bro after hard drive crashed and wiped. Hopefully I won't need to replace this powerhouse for another 3-5 years... Laptops are getting expensive.