The Asus ROG Strix GL702VM is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop PC. It’s a bigger brother of the 15.6″ GL502VM, with the same crucial specifications and design. The star of the show in both laptops is the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB dedicated video card, offering top-class gaming performance.
In general, the GL702VM and available GL702VM-DB71 and GL702VM-DB74 configurations are typical 17.3″ gaming laptops. They feature Full HD display resolution, IPS technology for wide viewing angles, Intel’s quad-core i7-6700HQ processors, 16GB of system memory, hard drive and solid state drive-based storage, keyboard backlight, and a generous networking and connectivity set. The only difference between the GL702VM-DB71 and GL702VM-DB74 is storage. The former comes with a 1TB hard drive (7,200rpm), while the latter additionally includes 256GB of fast SSD storage alongside the 1TB HDD.
As for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 video card, it’s one of the fastest on the market. Generally, the card delivers completely smooth playing of the latest demanding game titles on “high” to “ultra high” graphics detail settings and Full HD display resolution. Gaming on Ultra HD 4K resolution and high settings will however require some of the next level GPUs – the GTX 1070 or 1080. The GL702VM incorporates Nvidia G-Sync technology for improved game rendering smoothness based on GPU/display refresh rate synchronization.
The black laptop with orange accents sports a metal display lid, whereas the keyboard deck is made of plastics. It houses stereo speakers, a 720p web camera, 802.11AC wireless module, Ethernet LAN port, three USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C 3.1 port, HDMI and mini DisplayPort video connectors, a Thunderbolt port, multi-format media card reader, a combo mic / headphones connector, and Bluetooth.
There’s no info on battery life, but it is known the battery has a very decent capacity of 74 Whr.
As for physical characteristics, a thickness of 0.9″ and 6-pound weight make the Asus Strix GL702VM(-DB71/-DB74) a very portable gaming-class 17.3-incher.