ASUS ROG G703 gaming laptop: when play is work

 In  the new Asus ROG laptop, serious gamers  will find a good combo of  design and performance

Bangalore, November 12 2018: The need for  horsepower under the hood, has been   hampering   the growth of the Indian gaming industry .  Yet, ironically,  the numbers of gamers  has increased exponentially in the last five years across mobiles, gaming consoles, laptops and desktops. Asus has been  shrewd in tapping into this  burgeoning market.

Its latest addition to the Republic of Gamers (ROG) collection, the Asus ROG G703,  could well be the portable gaming beast that could take on  gaming desktops, thanks to what's under-the-hood: an Intel 8th generation Core i9 processor which can be overclocked up to 4.8 GHz and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB graphics over clockable to 1974MHz. We are a bit surprised to find that the Operating System in a high-end machine like this, is the rather basic Windows 10 home edition rather than the professional version, which is cheekily recommended by Asus ( at extra cost no doubt).

The Full HD Virtual Reality-ready panel of G703 features 17.3 inch screen  that also provides an ultrafast 3 millisecond response time that reduces motion blur and ghosting.

The  machine offers  64 GB RAM along with a 3 x 512 GB Samsung SSD and 2 TB hard disk for storage. So, you don’t  have  to worry about memory or storage running out. Asus has also included 1 Type  C Thunderbolt 3 port, 3 USB 3.1 ports, 1 mini display port, 1 HDMI port and a SD card reader to ensure you have no shortage of input options.

In the audio department, the G703 has two 2W tweeters located at the base of the display channel to deliver high-frequency audio directly to you while the two large 4.5W woofers in the chassis reflect sounds to deliver a balanced

The Keyboard uses Aura RGB lighting technology, which allows you to customize light effects right down to individual keys. It also allows you to create unique colour patterns for each of your games, that can help you find and master the controls. An Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system cleans the machine of  dust and particles.

Although a gaming  platform, this device is still basically  a heavy duty  laptop and requires twin 280 W power adapters to keep it going. The average battery life provided by this device is 3 hours. Priced at  Rs  4,99,999, the G 703 could end up being a heavyweight  ( literally too -- at 4.7 kg!)  gamers' platform   as long as   one has  the deep pockets for it. Neel Neeraj AG