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Inside ASUS ROG G752 – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

ASUS’ new flagship ROG G752 is in our lab and the first thing we wanted to do is a full disassembly. The latter gave us answers about the build quality, the design of the cooling system and the upgrade options. The first one wasn’t as impressive, the second one seems just like its predecessor while the upgrade options were a big surprise here. There’s a significant update to that. Check it out…

All the available configurations and prices can be found at Amazon.com.

1. Removing the service cover

Just like most of the notebooks from this class and its predecessor, the G752 offers easy access to the most common upgrade options like RAM and storage. The cover is removed when unscrewing the bolt that hides under the silicon cap in the middle.


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When removed, you can proceed with messing around with the two RAM slots, 2.5-inch HDD and the two M.2 PCIe slots. Note that since this notebook supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, the other two chips are located on the other side of the motherboard so full disassembly is required. Anyway, we found a 2.5-inch Samsung Spinpoint 2TB HDD, two 16GB DDR4-2133MHz RAM chips by SKhynix. As for the M.2 slots, one of them is occupied by an OEM version of the Samsung’s EVO M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs with M-edge key connector, 2280 standard. And the other one, you can insert one of your choice but unfortunately, the motherboard doesn’t support RAID 0 configuration which is a bit of a letdown. In contrary, the Alienware 15 R2 and the new 17-inch variant support RAID 0 setups.


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2. Removing the bottom cover

After all the screws are removed around the bottom piece, get out the optical drive and unscrew the three bolts that hide underneath. Then proceed with removing the aluminum cover that’s behind the screen hinges – it comes off without any hassle and makes it easier for you to pry up the keyboard tray that needs to be removed.


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When you are done with that, lift up the keyboard tray and watch out for all the attached cables and as you can see from the image below, there is a handful of them. You will also easily distinguish the rest of the RAM chip slots, which in our case are occupied.


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3. Removing the motherboard

Here comes the tricky part. It’s practically the same as the Alienware notebooks and its G751 predecessor. Removing the screws around the motherboard won’t be enough. You will also need to remove the whole screen.

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To do so, unscrew all the bolts that are shown on the image below and don’t forget the ones on the sides (left and right near the loudspeakers). Also, before detaching the display make sure you’ve disconnected the Wi-Fi antennas.

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When the display has been removed, you can proceed with the battery, which is 6-cell unit rated at 66Wh and it’s a step down from last year’s G751 with 88Wh. And, of course, you can remove the motherboard as well. You can see the design of the cooling system below. No significant changes have been done since the G751 but why should there be any changes when the cooling system is good? Don’t fix anything that’s not broken, right?

All the available configurations and prices can be found at Amazon.com.

Disassembly video