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MrRuckus
09-07-2017, 05:43 PM
Really want to see a release date and price for this laptop. Excited for the announcement and may stick with Asus as long as the price is in line with the G701. Besides the sightly different chassis and display, the internal hardware is very similar. If they can keep this around $3k, I may go for it instead of trying the Acer Predator line.

Faberge
09-07-2017, 06:12 PM
Doubt that. With 144Hz screen it's more likely to be around $4k price tag.

Darnassus
09-08-2017, 03:13 AM
Eh, they screwed it too..

They didn't give it a wedge design, most likely everyone's going to break their wrist on it..

MrRuckus
09-08-2017, 03:46 PM
Eh, they screwed it too..

They didn't give it a wedge design, most likely everyone's going to break their wrist on it..

Bah. I use a mechanical keyboard for the more important tasks (gaming). Only use it without a keyboard for work. The G752 is already pretty high. I dont think it will be that much taller.



Doubt that. With 144Hz screen it's more likely to be around $4k price tag.


I really hope not. 144Hz isnt worth $1k difference. It also brings back the extra 2.5inch bay which I would really like to keep as it is in the G752. The GX800 is ridiculous because they dropped the 2.5inch drive bay. For a rig with SLI 1080's, its main use, you would think would be gaming. NVMe storage just for gaming would be extremely costly. Then again at $6k, the laptop is too expensive for most to begin with.

The display also being 1080p in the Chimera, I dont think the cost would be that significant of a difference compared to a 75Hz 1080p GSYNC display. The 4k option supposedly also available may be a large amount more. I guess we'll see.

Faberge
09-09-2017, 08:16 PM
Well, as far as I know all modern monitor designs with such high refresh rates are based on FPGAs due to their minor quantities. And thats why they cost so much compared to regular monitors with IC wafer logic. But yeah, I will agree that 144Hz isnt worth +$1000.

DeltaActual
09-09-2017, 08:47 PM
Prices will start at $2.999

MrRuckus
09-11-2017, 06:40 PM
Prices will start at $2.999

Is that a guess or did you read that some where?

gilpkr
09-11-2017, 06:43 PM
Any possible date to release the news laptop to retail store like bestbuy?

MrRuckus
09-11-2017, 06:48 PM
Any possible date to release the news laptop to retail store like bestbuy?

It just says coming soon on the website. :/

Wish they would just post a damn month at least. Worst thing about it is I go through my work for it and they use CDW. Normally CDW is slow to the punch and gets it a little bit AFTER everybody else. But they also normally drop ship directly from Asus so that's a plus. At least the last 2 I picked up were.

DeltaActual
09-11-2017, 08:19 PM
Is that a guess or did you read that some where?

https://youtu.be/Tvbo5Y6Fuxs
Go to 1.38

MrRuckus
09-11-2017, 09:36 PM
https://youtu.be/Tvbo5Y6Fuxs
Go to 1.38

Sweet thanks for that. Mid October. The G701VO I was looking at was a little over 3k. So this should fall right in line. I dont think it will be offered with anything less then a GTX 1080. It wouldnt make sense to utilize the 144Hz. Looking forward to when its released. :D

Tindreal
09-15-2017, 08:11 AM
78C peak temperature without gaming or stress test? That is rather bad imo...

MrRuckus
11-07-2017, 11:06 PM
This laptop has been released btw and is showing up @ retailers. I put in an order for one. We'll see how it is once it comes. A bit pricey as the one I picked up was $3499, but that's ok. We'll see if its worth..

MrRuckus
11-21-2017, 06:49 PM
Laptop should be here today. Will post some pics once it arrives.

Svan
11-21-2017, 10:09 PM
Hi,

Received mine in switzerland model G703VI-E5060T. Delivered with Windows 10 Home, no backpack, no mouse and no headphones in the box. Really disappointed compared to my G751JY who got Windows 8 Pro and all accessories. Got stuttering sound issues and driver xbox wireless missing on asus support website (save all drivers with "dism" command before reinstall a fresh windows 10 or save "eSupport" directory). Will be my last asus product. Sound trouble too with Realtek drivers on G751JY when it was released. Look like asus is selling products without testing them !

Cheers.

MrRuckus
11-21-2017, 11:26 PM
Svan, sorry to hear that man. You're scaring me now. Haha. This is not a cheap laptop by any means. I would not be happy if I have the troubles you describe. So far I havent done much though, just getting it ready and copying over my steam folder. Hopefully I'll get some use in the next few days before the holiday weekend.

Just curious why did you reload? This factory install seems to be free of any bloat that I can see? The cleanest factory install I have come across.

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MrRuckus
11-21-2017, 11:31 PM
I have to say the build quality to me so far is the best yet for a ROG laptop for me (which I would really expect for the price..). The brightness of the screen may be slightly less then the G752, but doable. The smoothness of scrolling is pretty amazing. A difference from the 75Hz GSYNC on the G752 for sure.

Falkentyne
11-24-2017, 06:43 AM
How locked down is the Bios? Do you have options like Loadline Calibration, negative voltage offsets, IA AC/DC Loadline (not the same as Loadline Calibration, one works on VID one works on vcore directly), Power Limit overrides, ICCMAx (CPU Current Limit), RSR, watchdog timer, DDR4 voltage, RAM timings, RAM multipliers, etc?