New Asus ROG Ryzen Laptops On The Way!

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  1. Deks

    Deks Notebook Virtuoso

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    I would prefer if the price was indeed lower than the competing Intel and 1060 laptop.
    And realistically, we COULD get that considering the 1700 is cheaper than the 7700hq - but it would also depend on one's configuration (larger or lower capacity SSD for example and amount of RAM).

    I would love the price to be at £1000 for a model with 256 GB SSD.

    £1250 can also be dealt with.

    Most expensive models in the range of say £1400 to £1600 would likely have 512GB SSD and 32GB RAM.

    But much lower ROG prices with such hardware would definitely be a slap in the face to not just Intel but also other OEM's (and a well deserved one at that).
     
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  2. Miguel Pereira

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    https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ROG-Strix-GL702ZC/specifications/

    Pre-order prices:
    1399£
    • 17.3" HD IPS Freesync 1920x1080
    • Ryzen 5 1600
    • AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB GDDR5
    • 256GB M.2 SSD
    • 1TB 5400RPM HDD
    • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4
    • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
    1589£
    • 17.3" HD IPS Freesync 1920x1080
    • Ryzen 7 1700
    • AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB GDDR5
    • 256GB M.2 SSD
    • 1TB 5400RPM HDD
    • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
    • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
    Bit too steep. It steps into GTX1070 prices. And I guess it doesn't really stand a chance against it...
     
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  3. Deks

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    Hm... a bit steep indeed.
    Why is 8GB RAM still a baseline offer in 2017?
    I installed that into my Acer about 5 years ago.

    The RAM speeds are throwing me off a bit as Ryzen could use faster memory to work better.

    Alternatively, one could configure the 1700 laptop with 4GB RAM (if configuarbility is offered) and then just buy 16GB of 3000 Mhz one off Amazon if Asus won't offer them.

    A same desktop 1700 Ryzen system (with a 1080p freesync monitor, keyboard and mouse) would come out to about £1100 -£1200. But forget portability in those desktop systems.


    I guess the trade-off here is that you either need more graphics power (in which case you'd go for the system with GTX 1070, or you go for the more powerful CPU (1700).

    1600 system seems like I could manage it... though I'd really prefer 1700 due to 8 cores.


    Although, the battery seems weak.


    BTW Miguel... where did you see those pre-order prices?
    I don't see them on the asus website.
     
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  4. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Prophet

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    4gb vram? really?
     
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  5. jaug1337

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    Basically a death sentence from the start.
     
  6. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    It's BGA right? Could they have run out of room on the board?
     
  7. Deks

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    We don't know if the 580 is bga though. But we knew it will have 4gb vram. It's probably one of the reasons they were able to bring it down to 65w tdp (in addition to undervolting and clocking it to 1200 MHz).

    I wonder though what the temperatures will be.
     
  8. Tanner@XoticPC

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    I just haven't seen the boards supporting mobile AMDs lately, hopefully we can get a look at one.
     
  9. Kevin

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    Dead On Arrival.

    You could just buy a laptop with a GTX 1070. Good job, AMD and ASUS.

    As a wise the wise philosopher Conor McGregor once said:

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  10. hmscott

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    Asus / AMD are using PGA, so you could swap in another CPU at some point in the future :)
    They are selling the laptop based on the value of the CPU, not the GPU.
     
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