• CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB GDDR5) (Laptop)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS + FreeSync
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 3.20 kg (7.1 lbs)

Pros

  • Nice keyboard for typing
  • Excellent IPS display
  • No PWM across all brightness levels
  • Extremely powerful desktop-grade CPU with amazing multi-core performance
  • The CPU can be replaced as it uses standard socket

Cons

  • Hefty and thick
  • Extremely loud cooling system and runs even when idle
  • The parts of the interior get a little bit too warm during heavy workload/gaming
  • Suboptimal choice of materials for the base
  • Bad touchpad design
  • No FreeSync option for the display
  • Most laptops at this price range have significantly more powerful GPUs

ASUS ROG GL702ZC - Specs

CPU Performance #6
  • Intel Core i9-9980HK 11.7%
  • Intel Core i9-9880H 13.3%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • Intel Core i7-9750H 1.1%
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 1.9%
GPU Performance #23
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5) 1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5) 1.6%
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB GDDR5) (Laptop)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (3GB GDDR5) 2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (4GB GDDR5) 2.4%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS + FreeSync
panel 1
LG LP173WF4-SPF5 (ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC)
Color accuracy 4.3 -> 3.1
HDD/SSD
256GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slot See photo
RAM
16GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
76Wh, 4-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Aluminum lid, plastic base)
Dimensions
415 x 280 x 34 mm (16.34" x 11.02" x 1.34")
Weight
3.20 kg (7.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS + FreeSync

Name LG LP173WF4-SPF5 (ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC)
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness 391 cd/m2
sRGB 89%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast 1070:1
dE Color Checker 4.3 3.1
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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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.

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Gaming and Movie Nights

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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 GL702ZC in-depth review

It's been a while since AMD released anything exciting for the notebook market so we are excited to see how their top-tier desktop-grade CPU performs in a standard gaming laptop and paired with the Radeon RX 580. We are also pretty curious how the normal-sized 17-inch chassis will handle all that horsepower and does the RX 580 stand a chance against the alternative GTX 1060 configurations. Why the GTX 1060 you ask? Well, since the ROG GL702ZC costs just about what a standard Intel Core i7[...]

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CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB GDDR5) (Laptop)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
116 fps
77 fps
44 fps
29 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
123 fps
88 fps
45 fps
26 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
61 fps
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29 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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