The pair, the ROG Strix GL702VM-DB71 and GL702VM-DB74, are almost identical to the recently announced ROG Strix GL502VS. The GL702 VM series feature an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, support for up to 32GB of memory, and storage slots for an HDD and SSD.
The August lineup was composed of high-end offerings, with each laptop sporting at least an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070; as such, the laptops had hefty price tags. In comparison, the two new GL702VM models are equipped with GTX 1060s, making them considerable more affordable. The GL702VM models also feature a wider 17.3-inch FHD G-Sync display than the 15.6-inch panels on the GL502 laptops, and therefore larger dimensions and greater weight.
The GL702VMs' larger size means more room, which Asus used for the laptop's triple-fan cooling solution; it'll be interesting to compare how well it fares against other similarly equipped laptops.
Additionally, the Strix GL702VMs feature a neon-accented "tactile keyboard" with illuminated WASD keys, anti-ghosting and 30KRO. As with all ROG laptops, the GL702VM will come with Asus's ROG Gaming Center software pre-installed. From here, users can edit lighting effects, overclock settings, key macros, and more.
|Processor||Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz (Turbo up to 3.5GHz)||Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz (Turbo up to 3.5GHz)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64-bit||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2133 MHz (up to 32GB)||16GB DDR4 2133 MHz (up to 32GB)|
|Display||17.3" FHD 1920 x 1080 G-SYNC with wide viewing angles||17.3" FHD 1920 x 1080 G-SYNC with wide viewing angles|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5|
|Storage||1TB 7200rpm HDD||256GB SATA III SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD|
|Networking||-Intel 8260 2x2 802.11ac-Built-in Bluetooth V4.1-Gigabit Ethernet jack||-Intel 8260 2x2 802.11ac-Built-in Bluetooth V4.1-Gigabit Ethernet jack|
|I/O||-Combo audio jack-USB 3.1 Thunderbolt Type-C -3x USB 3.0-Mini DisplayPort 1.2-HDMI-AC adapter plug||-Combo audio jack-USB 3.1 Thunderbolt Type-C -3x USB 3.0-Mini DisplayPort 1.2-HDMI-AC adapter plug|
|Audio||Dual speakers||Dual speakers|
|Battery||64Whr 4-cell Lithium-Ion||64Whr 4-cell Lithium-Ion|
|Power Adapter||180WInput : 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal||180WInput : 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||16.53 x 10.82 x 0.86~0.97 inches||16.53 x 10.82 x 0.86~0.97 inches|
|Weight||6.02 lbs||6.02 lbs|