GL702VI with GTX1080 is out. Anyone?

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  1. IKAS V

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    This is the closest thing to a review I’ve found so far.



    Found one for under $2000 and would love to see more reviews.
     
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    Any other reviews found?
    For a fairly cheap GTX1080 laptop its like no one has one yet.
     
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    Not really. Small run high end laptops often don't get seen much, especially Asus models that only ship in certain regions, or take a long time to release like new models. Sometimes Asus gets the engineering samples out too early, then we wait a long time, or Asus ships before sending the out for review, either way it's frustrating.

    Keep looking, reviews will show up eventually, or Asus will pump out a new variation and we will see reviews for that :)
     
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    I just ordered this laptop a few days ago from Ibuypower. Built tons a of desktops over the years, but never had a laptop. Finally decided to get a gaming laptop for mobile gaming. This is going for a really good deal right now. Once i get the laptop, i can hopefully answer some of peoples questions about this model. Report back if undervolting helped or not. It's still being processed at the moment.
     
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    Have you received the laptop yet? Any positive/negative feedback?
     
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    Hello, yes I have received this laptop. So far it's been fantastic. It has actually far exceeded my expectations of how well it was going to perform. I would have loved the 7820HK over the 7700HQ, but it still does the job very well. It essentially performs around the same as my old desktop i5 3570k overclocked to 4.5 GHZ. Which is not too bad. The gtx 1080 delivers on the fps very well for the 120Hz screen. Been playing Warhammer vermintide 2. Only setting I lowered where sun shadow effects since those are on high cpu demand. From extreme to high. Do not really even see the difference and it really smoothed out the experience. Frostbite engine games are really fast, BF1 and Battlefront 2 run awesome. Things to mention. I ordered my laptop with a clean OS install from ibuypower since I hate bloatware. This kinda backfired on me however. The RGB features are not guaranteed by Asus to work without the OEM version of windows (I had no warning of this) that comes pre-installed from ASUS. So I have a red led keyboard that I CANNOT modify. I tried everything to get that crap to work right with no luck. So that's a bummer. I also had them apply thermal grizzly paste on the inside of all the thermal connections to the cpu and gpu. temps can hit up to 85'C, but not usually much higher in normal gaming use. The craziest part is the boot up. I'm not sure if the stock laptop boots up as fast as mine, but there is this PTI boost from ibuypower that's installed. I have not researched it yet. But the laptop honestly boots in about 4-5 seconds fully into windows. My super overkill desktop is not even that fast to windows. Also, my cpu idles at 3.5Ghz and not the normal 2.8GHZ of the 7700HQ. When running any game is throttles up to the max 3.8GHZ instantly and will stay there as long as I have a game running. So I'm not sure what's that's all about but I'm happy it's that way. Saved me from doing that myself. I was also able to undervolt the cpu to keep temps lower. If the RGB had been able to work on my clean OS install, this laptop would be essentially perfect for the money.

    Coming from a guy who runs a 8700k @ 5.0GHZ, overclocked Aorus 1080 ti, 16gbs trident 3600 ram, Asus hero X z370 mobo, with 1 tb Samsung PM961 NVME, on a x34 3440x1440 100Hz g-sync ultrawide panel. This laptop at it's native 1080p 120hz g-sync panel plays near the same experience in gaming, sometimes feels faster oddly in some situations and not in others. If you don't have the extra $500 to get the bigger G701VI-XS72K with the lovely 7820HK, then this will be a great slight step down. I do recommend this laptop. Just be warned that a clean OS will F over your ability to use the Asus Aura Core software and features and I don't think I will ever be able to access without installing the OEM version of windows. I'm not really sure if I care at this point, but I would like the features I paid for to work.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that the IPS glow at the edges, particularly the bottom right and top left are rather bad. Totally fine in gaming as long as there are no real dark scenes. It's totally livable, but the only real part where you can tell they tried to save on cost. The screen clarity is really great otherwise. Very crisp and sharp, even for 1080p. I also had my panel calibrated with a spider elite 5. I just increase NVidia vibrance to really help games pop beyond natural color. Turn vibrance back to default if I edit any photos.
     
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