The brand new Asus G750 Republic of Gamers (RoG) gaming notebook series with a 17.3-inch display and the latest Intel 4th Generation Core processors codenamed “Haswell” is now available in the US in form of two models: the G750JW-DB71 and G750JX-DB71.
Both laptops have the Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz quad-core processor, with ability to run at up to 3.4GHz if needed due to intensive game scenes or other demanding tasks. The i7-4700HQ is a performance-class member of the 4th Gen family, but it isn’t the fastest one. It has the i7-4800MQ and i7-4900MQ series above itself in the hierarchy, as well as the fastest Extreme Edition i7-4930MX. Besides energy efficiency and performance improvements thanks to Haswell, the notebooks also bring to the table new video cards. The lower-end G750JW-DB71 comes with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory, whereas the more powerful G750JX-DB71 incorporates the GTX 770M with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM. Other important differences between the two mobile gaming rigs are system memory and data storage. The G750JW-DB71 has 12GB of DDR3 1,600MHz RAM and a 1-Terabyte hard disk drive, whereas the G750JX-DB71 includes 16GB of the same kind of RAM and storage solution combining a 1TB HDD and a 256GB solid state drive. The Asus G750 series has dual HDD/SDD bays and a built-in optical drive, DVD burners in this case.
Visual and audio performance are the most important aspects of this kind of laptops. The provided video cards belong to the gaming class, but they’re not the fastest mobile GPUs around. In NotebookCheck’s tests the GeForce GTX 765M scores 2,479 3DMark 2013 points, whereas the GTX 770M is significally faster with a score of 3,392 points. Both parts, however, greatly lag behind the top-of-the-line GTX 780M with a score of 5,244. Please keep in mind that these numbers are affected by the CPUs used in tests. The results for the 765M and 770M were achieved in conjunction with the i7-4800MQ, while the GT780 test was done with help of the slower i7-4700MQ.
It’s worth noting that both configurations include 1080p-resolution displays with anti-glare coating and a pair of stereo speakers helped by a built-in subwoofer for richer bass sound. In addition, Asus has included an onboard amplifier for improved sound on the headphone jack.
When it comes to design, the Asus G750 doesn’t differ much in terms of Stealth Fighter-inspired chassis from the previous 2012 G75 series. The black-colored G750 just looks a little bit simpler than the G75 because of single-piece brushed aluminum covering the palmrests and area around the keyboard. Other parts of the notebook are made of plastics and exhaust vents remained on the rear side. While we are at the keyboard, let’s say that it is a chcilet-style one with backlight.
The hardware is powered by an 8-cell 88Whrs 5900mAh battery, which is able to deliver autonomy of up to 3.5 hours on both configurations, according to Asus.
Other less interesting features of the notebook are ports, slots, and networking parts. The G750 has four USBs 3.0, HDMI, VGA, and Display Port video connectors, with the latter also supporting super-fast Thunderbolt I/O connectivity. There is also a 3-in-1 media card reader, while for Internet connectivity it uses the latest generation 802.11AC wireless and Gigabit LAN. Bluetooth 4.0 is also present.
This beast weighs 9.9 pounds almost twice as heavy as a standard 15.6-inch notebook. It measures 2″ at is thickest point, about three times thicker than an average ultrabook.
The specs differences between the G750JW-DB71 and G750JX-DB71 greatly reflect on pricing. The cheaper version is $1,499 and is available for purchase now, while the higher-end model costs $1,899 and currently has a pre-order status at couple of retailers. For instance, the G750JW-DB71 at ABT Electronics has an “Add to Chart” button on the product page. However, its delivery time is between 7 and 14 days. The second model has a pre-order status and an estimated arrival time of June 24th on Excaliber PC.
UPDATE: You can purchase the Asus G750 now via Amazon, too.
If you are not satisfied with the included GPUs but want the Asus G750 RoG anyway, you’ll have to wait for the G750JH top model with the 4GB GTX 780M and optional 3D display. It is not available yet. Also, some models cheaper than $1,499 will be very likely available, because Asus has announced earlier that the laptop will be optionally offered with smaller 750GB HDDs and lower 1600×900 display resolution.
Another great thing about the duo is the included Asus 360 (1 0 2 24) Warranty package, with One Year Accidental Damage Protection, free 2-way overnight shipping for warranty related services, 24/7 tech support, and 0 days Zero Bright Dot Guaranty LCD replacement.
Finally, you can take a look at the unboxing, review, and benchmarks video of a G750JW by GenTech PC seller.