Asus announced on Tuesday that it is now shipping the Republic of Gamers (ROG) G751 Series gaming laptop. There are four models in all, three of which sport the Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor and one that uses the Intel Core i7-4860HQ processor.
The G751JT-CH71 and the G751JT-DH72 include Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970M GPU with 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, whereas the more expensive G751JY-DH71 and G751JY-DH72X use Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980M with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The former two also have a DVD Super-Multi optical drive, while the latter two offer a Blu-ray burner.
The specifications also show that the CH71 and DH72 include 16 GB of DDR3 memory, the DH71 has 24 GB of DDR3 memory and the DH72X has 32 GB of DDR3 memory.
On the storage front, the CH71 has a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive, the DH72 and DH71 have a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive and a PCIe 256 GB SSD, and the DH72X has a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive and a PCIe 512 GB SSD.
All four models sport a 17.3-inch anti-glare IPS screen with LED backlighting and a 1920 x 1080 resolution. They also include a built-in HD camera with an array microphone, an 8-cell battery, a one-piece Chiclet keyboard and Windows 8.1. These laptops range in thickness from 0.9 inches to 1.7 inches, depending on the model.
"The G751 demonstrates exceptional thermal efficiency with minimal noise thanks to copper heatsinks and intelligent dual fans that expel hot air via rear vents, keeping CPU and GPU temperatures low even under overclocking conditions," said the press release.
In addition to the gaming notebook, Asus is also shipping the Transformer Book T200. This 2-in-1 "laptop" includes a detachable 11.6-inch IPS display, allowing customers to use this solution as a laptop or tablet. The T200 includes a full-sized keyboard and an upgradable hard drive that resides in the keyboard.
The specs show that the T200TA-C1-BL includes an Intel's Atom Z3795 "Bay Trail-T" quad-core SoC, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, a 2MP camera on the front and a 5MP camera on the back.
The display has multi-touch capabilities and a 1366 x 768 resolution, backed by a 38 Wh Li-polymer battery promising up to 8.5 hours on a single charge. There's also dual-band Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
On the tablet portion, Asus provides a microUSB port, a microHDMI port, a microSD card slot and a headphone/microphone combo jack. The keyboard dock adds one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port and an Ethernet port for wired networking.
Pricing for the Transformer Book T200 starts at $499 while the pricing for the ROG G751 starts at $1,499. Both will be made available at select retailers.
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Even the 16GB is kinda overkill for a gaming laptop.
Some of us do more than game on these machines. I use VMWare. Point made.
Thank you, finally someone here that thinks beyond gaming. I'm a gamer but also a sysadmin and work with VMs often, more RAM never hurts. Besides, 32 GB is the maximum config, it will also be sold with 8 and 16. And no, EasyLover, 16 GB is not always sufficient, did you not read the comment about VMWare? If you run several big VMs at once, this 16 GB will quickly become not enough.
... which means this machine is not for you, since it IS made for people who need it portable. The only reason I bought a gaming desktop instead of laptop 3 years ago is because laptops are horribly overpriced where I live ($1500 G-series becomes $3000). As much as I love my desktop, I can't take it to my frequent trips abroad or to a friend's house for a LAN party. If I could, I'd swap for a gaming-capable laptop in a heartbeat, especially with Maxwell.
Yeah, thanks for pointing out that it is not for me. None of notebooks are for me actually :) Anyhow, buying gaming laptops and then using them for something like business oriented apps certainly deem more resources but don't make sense. My contention was only from gaming perspective. Honestly, for gaming 16 gigs is more than plenty.
Downsize your computer to mini-itx in a shoebox-sized case; traveling is a bit of a pain but can be done, and LAN parties are a breeze. :)