ASUS ROG GL702VI - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (2280)
RAM
up to 32GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro
Battery
88Wh, 8-cell, 88Wh, Li-Ion, 8-cell, 88Wh, Li-ion, 8-cell, 88Wh, 88 Wh, 8-cell
Dimensions
415 x 280 x 37 mm (16.34" x 11.02" x 1.46")
Weight
3.30 kg (7.3 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Aluminum lid, plastic base)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD/MMC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD webcam
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Digital array microphone
  • Speakers 2x 1W stereo speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock
  • Dual 12V fans
  • 30-key rollover

All ASUS ROG GL702VI configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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ASUS ROG GL702VI in-depth review

The ROG Strix GL702VI may be ASUS' current top-tier gaming notebook with the most powerful GPU on a laptop from NVIDIA but it fails to impress in almost every other aspect while carrying a price tag similar, or even higher in some regions, to its direct competitors - Acer's Predator 17 X and Alienware 17 R4. Both notebooks have been on the market for quite some time and offer top-notch premium experience so it's not going to be an easy task for the ROG Strix GL702VI to overtake its rivals. [...]

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Pros

  • Generally sturdy build
  • Ligther than the competition by at least 1 kg
  • Excellent IPS display with great properties like wide sRGB, high contrast, 120Hz refresh rate, G-Sync support, etc.
  • The screen doesn't use PWM for regulating brightness
  • Good cooling performance
  • Keyboard with tactile and clicky feedback (only good for typing, though)

Cons

  • Suboptimal choice of materials, cheap feel
  • Shallow keyboard with no macro keys and unisolated arrow keys (not the best for gaming) and unsatisfactory touchpad
  • Loud cooling fans
  • Only one M.2 SSD slot while the competition comes with two
  • Lacks USB-C Thunderbolt 3
  • Short battery life

 

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