View Full Version : G752/GL502/GL702 - Which one is the best? silent in idle w/good display?

01-05-2017, 12:25 AM
I want to buy one of the following notebooks, but it's pretty hard to make a choice

The most important thing for me is, that the notebook should be silent in idle and should have a good display.

- Asus ROG G752VM-GC056T, 17,3 inch FHD matt, Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB VRAM, BluRay
- Asus ROG GL502VS-FY045T, 15,6 inch FHD matt, Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 8GB, 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1070 8GB VRAM
- Asus ROG GL502VM-FY035T, 15,6 inch FHD matt, Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 8GB, 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX1060 6GB VRAM
- Asus ROG GL702VM-GC017T, 17,3 inch FHD matt, Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB VRAM

Any advices?

01-05-2017, 03:59 AM
Well it really sounds like you want a Video performance notebook, these gaming notebooks have good screen and good cooling. So the 15" models and 17" models there is no comparison 15" are so so good for gaming and portable. 17" is good for gaming but a beast to pack around daily. So your intended purpose should answer your question. Some do pack around a 17" models. I wouldn't have anything less than a 17" but I only pack it around once in a while from place to place where it gets set up and stays that way. I haven't even tried the battery on my G752 and seldom used the battery in my G75. Sacrifices are made to put it all in a 15"

01-05-2017, 10:23 AM
I recommend you buy another brand. Just look around these threads. ROG laptops can very very unreliable. Many, including me have so many issues that are unsolvable, including non stop screen replacements, non stop popping sounds from the speakers, constant stuttering/lag spikes in all games on the HDD, etc.

I bought the ROG because it was the cheapest option compared to all others. So far, after 5 months of owning my brand new G752VY, the keyboard and screen have been replaced. After 2 months (now), the screen is showing signs of failure again. I recommend building your own desktop pc. ASUS may not be the best at gaming laptops, but their pc desktop chipsets are top notch, ive been using them since the 90s.

Whatever you buy in the future, i wish you the best of luck. No one deserves what im going through.

01-09-2017, 12:37 AM
The notebook will be a desktop replacement and will be not carried around. The best ROG notebook that I ever have had was the G55VW. So quiet and cool in idle and while gaming. I think I will give the G752VM a try.

@ Armesis: What would you recommend?

01-09-2017, 02:44 AM
For ROG series, G models are the best

01-09-2017, 03:28 AM
There are G752V(S?) models with UHD displays. These panels are 8 bits / channel and the colors are pretty good.
If you manage to solve all the configuration and software problems, the laptops are good and silent in idle, 30-40 Celsius CPU temps

That is, don't get one if you're not a computer enthusiast and just want a tool to do graphics

01-09-2017, 02:48 PM
Personally I found a great deal on a G752VY DH72 got it for $1579 on Amazon The G752VS oc are newer but not really that much better and seem to have more issues than the VY models. Shop around I watched for this one and saw it go on sale for this price about every 2 weeks and finally decided that was the lowest is was going.

01-10-2017, 06:46 PM
I have the G752VM-RB71with the 17" FHD backlit LED display. It is very quite and the display is excellent. No problems so far with it that didn't come from wonky ASUS driver updates (e.g. - Keyboard Flash Update). My only complaint is with the keyboard. I have a hard time typing on it and the red color is almost impossible for my color blind eyes to see. I pump up the keyboard backlighting ASAP on startup to help and use an external keyboard when I can.

01-11-2017, 08:54 AM
The notebook will be a desktop replacement and will be not carried around. The best ROG notebook that I ever have had was the G55VW. So quiet and cool in idle and while gaming. I think I will give the G752VM a try.

@ Armesis: What would you recommend?

Im sure most of us (well me anyway) bought these ROG laptops because they are by far the cheapest vs all the other competitors. I recommend anything else, trust me, the extra money spent will be worth it. I even went into competing laptop forums to see if they have bad hardware issues like ours are there were none.

Sorry to everyone here, but i cannot in the right conscience recommend these ROG laptops, not after everything i have been through. Even at the ASUS repair center, i had to get in line after 4 people to drop off my laptop. 4 people were dropping off 3 phones, and 1 other laptop. This was in the middle of the week, at about 3-4pm ( I wake up very late).

Again, whatever your purchase, i wish you the best. Just dont try to be cheap like me, i paid the price...

01-11-2017, 02:56 PM
I'm happy with my G752VS. I do not have a 4K display though. I can tell you it's exceptionally quiet in both idle and gaming. I think it helps that the vents point straight out the back and not the sides like other brands.

I didn't buy the cheapest laptop, my ROG was more than MSI or Gigabyte. What I got though, was a better value. For my purchase, I spent $100 more and got a 512 GB SSD (vs 128 and 256GB) and I got an IPS display. MSI at the $2K price point only had a TN. So I spent more and got more for it. I'm quite happy with the gaming experience and performance of the laptop, but I was pretty let down by Asus support. Just keep in mind that unless you live near a support center, you'll have to send it in for a few weeks for issues you have. I have a minor issue with my power supply that it would trip a GFI breaker on another separate electric circuit. Asus wouldn't just trade me out a power supply but instead told me that I had to send the whole thing in to them, at my expense. Yeah right. I literally shut power off to the house and swapped the lines in the breaker panel left to right so that the GFI breaker was on a separate feed.

In response to Armesis's suggestion to look at other brands, just go visit their support forums. Most the people in support forums are unhappy and have complaints. Maybe try something like Notebookcheck if you want some reviews.

01-12-2017, 11:47 AM
I already have 3 asus laptops. G74SX (bestbuy ed), G752VT and a X540LA. No complaints here.

What I would recommend to you is to get the one with the highest GPU you can afford. It will take some time before you need to upgrade.

01-12-2017, 03:03 PM
Im somehow happy since i dont have any hardware problems where i need to replace something as in screen or keyboard but the cooling system in the gl702vm might not be the best i recommend you buying another brand with a better cooling system or the best choice which is building your own desktop.
You might also undervolt the devices for a better cooling if u do end up buying any of those notebooks but its not 100% sure that would work.
Best of luck and choose wisely!