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Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC with AMD Ryzen 7 CPU released

by Mark Tyson on 21 November 2017, 10:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), ASUSTeK (TPE:2357)

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Asus has finally got around to releasing its ROG Strix GL702ZC gaming laptop. This 17-inch laptop is of particular note as it is the first to come packing an AMD Ryzen 7 CPU, melded with the "ROG gaming design legacy". Moreover, the Ryzen 7 1700 8C/16T processor is joined in this machine by an AMD Radeon RX580 graphics with up to 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM paired with a FreeSync display panel.

We first saw the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC showcased at Computex in the summer. Looking back at that story from almost six months back I've checked through the proposed specs and the actual shipping specs and there look to have been some adjustments. For example at Computex a wider range of Ryzen processors was proposed and the RX580 was said to come with 8GB of VRAM. The full final specs are listed below:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home - ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro.
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor,
  • Graphic: AMD Radeon RX580 , with 4GB, VRAM
  • Chipset: AMD B350
  • Memory: 16GB in 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion, up to 32GB RAM
  • Display: 120Hz (16:9) 17.3-inch with 72 per cent NTSC FHD Anti-Glare (1920x1080) with 178˚ wide-viewing angle display LED backlit Panel, (16:9), with IPS Technology, with FreeSync
  • Storage: Hard Drives: up to 1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD, Solid State Drives: up to 512GB SATA3 M.2 SSD
  • Keyboard: Chiclet keyboard with isolated Num key
  • WebCam: HD Web Camera plus array microphones
  • Networking: Wi-Fi, Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac(2x2), Bluetooth, Built-in Bluetooth V4.2
  • Interface: 1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack, 1 x Type C USB3.1 (GEN2), 3 x Type A USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1), 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1 x HDMI, 1 x mini Display Port, 1 x micro SDXC card reader, 1 x AC adapter plug
  • Audio: Support Windows 10 Cortana with Voice, ASUS Sonic Studio, Sonic Radar
  • Battery: 4 Cells Polymer Battery
  • Power Adapter: Output 19.5 V DC, 14.36 A, 280 W, Input 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal 3/ 2 pin compact power supply system
  • Dimensions: 16.3 x 11 x 1.3 inch (415 x 280 x 34 mm) WxDxH
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs / 3.1kg

In other details not provided within the tech spec list, we hear the cooling system uses a combo of heat pipes and dual fans to cool the CPU and GPU independently. Asus calls this its Hyper Cool Duo-Copper cooling system. While it has a wide range of storage configurations available with permutations of 2.5-inch and M.2 drives this laptop only uses SATA interface. Asus says the keyboard features 1.6mm travel keystrokes, red backlighting, specially designed WASD keys, 30 key rollover, and an expected lifetime of 10 million keypresses.

Users will benefit from the Asus Gaming Centre which helps you get the most out of this machine when gaming. The gaming centre rolls in apps such as ROG Game First IV, XSplit Gamecaster, and Splendid as well as letting you monitor system performance and so on.

You can buy the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC, as outlined above with 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD for £1,449.99 from Amazon UK today.



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Hang on. A Desktop Ryzen AND RX580 in a laptop? Jesus christ we've come a long way…
afiretruck
Hang on. A Desktop Ryzen AND RX580 in a laptop? Jesus christ we've come a long way…

Yup, although the RX 580 is cherry picked low voltage silicon and clocks ~ 200MHz (~ 16%) lower than a stock desktop RX 580. Both CPU and GPU have an advertised TDP of 65W,so it's a lot more power hungry than most laptops…

Just one query though - the article claims there's no choice of CPU, but Amazon are selling the same laptop with the Ryzen 5 1600 as well….?
scaryjim
Yup, although the RX 580 is cherry picked low voltage silicon and clocks ~ 200MHz (~ 16%) lower than a stock desktop RX 580. Both CPU and GPU have an advertised TDP of 65W,so it's a lot more power hungry than most laptops…

Just one query though - the article claims there's no choice of CPU, but Amazon are selling the same laptop with the Ryzen 5 1600 as well….?

In the US there's just one CPU, the Ryzen 7. But the global site mentions both Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7, as does Amazon UK. Sorry for the confusion.
You can buy the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC, as outlined above with 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD for £1,449.99 from Amazon UK today.

Very reasonable.
Here is a review of the laptop from September:

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-ROG-Strix-GL702ZC-Ryzen-7-1700-Radeon-RX-580-Laptop-Review.247548.0.html

scaryjim
Yup, although the RX 580 is cherry picked low voltage silicon and clocks ~ 200MHz (~ 16%) lower than a stock desktop RX 580. Both CPU and GPU have an advertised TDP of 65W,so it's a lot more power hungry than most laptops…

Just one query though - the article claims there's no choice of CPU, but Amazon are selling the same laptop with the Ryzen 5 1600 as well….?


OcUK have had both on pre-order for a while:

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/search?sSearch=ryzen+5+rog+laptop