IFA 2017 Asus's new gaming laptop

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  1. DRevan

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    Codename: Chimera

    Hey all!
    The new Asus laptop will be revealed next week.

    So far these are known:
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    My guesses are:
    1) it will have a 17.3" screen with HDR support (or they might be just using the same 120hz IPS AUO panel they have been using for a year now, but what is the point of that?)
    2) according to the power adapter connector it will use a 330W power brick
    3) it has 2 fans and 4 heatvents, probably to cool a 7820HK CPU and a GTX1080
    4) it has an rgb keyboard and unlike with the Zehpyrus this time it is placed at the usual position
    5) unless they want to move backward, it will have a modern UEFI bios like desktop motherboards (G701VIK has a bios like this)
    6) it will have a built in dongle for XBox controller
    7) it is NOT a MaxQ laptop however it will be full bga

    What are your thoughts?

    Edit:
    New info!

    Rog Chimera G703
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    17.3" 1080p screen with 7 ms gray 2 gray response time (current 1080p 120hz TN and IPS panels have 11-20ms g2g response time) and 144 hz refresh rate with G-Sync support
    - 7th gen 7820HK CPU+gtx 1080
    - built-in support for Xbox Wireless to connect an Xbox One controller

    Official specs: https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-Chimera-G703/specifications/
     
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  2. DukeCLR

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    The rear view make it look like my GT73, it will be interesting to see more details.
     
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    Unless it's a dongle that supports both the 360 and Xbox One controllers, I don't see this happening since all current versions of the latter, save for the Elite, use Bluetooth.
     
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    What about the GL503 and GL703 that was supposed to release by now. There is no information in regards to release date to be found.

    Either way, Asus better step up its thermal design game. All of their laptops for the past 2 years run hot as hell.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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  5. DRevan

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    Their G701VI thermal design was indeed pathetic.
    The reimagined thermal design of the G701VIK was not that bad. CPU run a bit hot but there was no throttle in games even when the CPU was overclocked.

    This new laptop has more airvents so hopefully the thermals will be even better than the G701VIK.
     
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    Looks pretty beefy, nothing slim about that puppy :)

    Maybe a 1080ti slightly detuned for laptop use? Greater than 1080, but not quite 1080ti?

    Or, a Ryzen 7/5 + RX Vega? :D
     
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    I wonder if we will ever get gaming notebook that has 18.4" screen in 17.3" form factor.
     
  8. DRevan

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    Asus just confirmed that it will be a 17.3" laptop.
    1 tip taken off the list :)
     
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    This unit is thick and has a decent PSU. Maybe a page out of Clevo's book with a desktop processor? Excited to see what happens (But I know that it'll probably just be an HK / BGA lol)
     
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    I have just realized that the ROG Show will be on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 2:00 p.m., so if all goes well this beast might be revealed tomorrow :O
     
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