Today we have one of ASUS’s mid to high-end options in the ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713, which has many of the flagship features but still has some cutbacks, in order to make room for the ROG Strix SCAR 17, which is the true ASUS flagship gaming laptop. WIth some of the best hardware that you can get in 2021 and a spectacular screen, you’ll have a blast gaming on this beast.
Today we are presenting you with LaptopMedia’s Top 5 picks about the ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713.
4 reasons to BUY the ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713
1. The Design and Build quality
Being a ROG device, you have to expect a “gamer” design and an overall aesthetic that will be noticed as soon as you walk into a room. The build quality here is what you would expect from a renowned name like ASUS. While you get a plastic base, it doesn’t feel cheap at all and provides a rigid structure, to hold those big boy internals.
The aluminum lid is very non-intrusive with just a ROG logo in the corner. There is also an RGB strip on the bottom, which spices things up a little bit. Weight and dimensions-wise, the laptop stops the scales at 2.70 kg and has a profile of 27.5 mm at the thickest. The laptop is offered in three colors: red, pink, and black (the main color is black, with the offered colors being complimentary).
2. The Battery life
Considering the hardware that comes with this ROG Strix G17, the battery life is some of the best that we have seen from a gaming laptop. The huge 90Wh battery lasts for 13 hours and 20 minutes of Web browsing, 9 hours and 24 minutes of video rendering, and only 82 minutes of gaming, which is just fine. In comparison to the older model, the numbers are more than impressive. You can see the Strix G17 (G712) against the Strix G17 (G713), in terms of battery life.
In order to simulate real-life conditions, we used our own script for automatic web browsing through over 70 websites.
For every test like this, we use the same video in HD.
3. The Display
The display options here are all fantastic, with the minimum refresh rate being 144Hz, with our model featuring a 300Hz Full HD IPS panel with a size of 17.3 inches. The panel had comfortable viewing angles and a good contrast ratio. Being a gaming laptop, it has a very quick pixel response time of 8.1 ms. In terms of color coverage, it covers 95% of the sRGB color gamut and the backlight doesn’t use PWM at any brightness levels.
As for the color accuracy, we measured the panel with both the factory settings (left) and with our “Gaming and web design” profile applied (right).
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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.
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.
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. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.
4. The Upgradeability
As with most gaming notebooks, upgradability is one of its strong suits, with both the RAM and SSD storage being available for expansion in the future. There are two RAM SODIMM slots that can support up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, working at 3200MHz, according to ASUS, but we are sure that you can double that number. In addition to that, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for SSD storage expansion.
We will leave our teardown video here, in case you need help getting access to the RAM and SSD slots. It has all the essential steps that you have to take in order to upgrade the memory on the device.
1 reason NOT to buy the ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713
1. The Cooling
Keeping the trend of showing you the insides of the laptop, in terms of cooling, we see a giant solution, that consists of a total of six heat pipes of various sizes. One of them is common for the CPU and the GPU. There are two more for each processor, and one cooling the graphics memory and the VRM chips.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070||GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min)||GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)|
|ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713||1649 MHz @ 83°C @ 130W||1646 MHz @ 84°C @ 130W|
As you can see from the table above, the RTX 3070 warms up pretty quickly, but the cooling solution manages to keep it in check even after 30 minutes of testing, but 84°C is still quite hot.