Published on June 30, 2013 11:31 AM

The G750, the New Gaming Laptop from Asus

The 17" is king

Asus shrunk its range of notebooks. The firm decided to let go of the 14” and 15” options, so the 2013 generation includes only the 17” G750, the notebook we talked about at Computex 2013. Now that we know a little more about the G750, we’re back with a few updates.

The chassis is made from a rough, black plastic, while the lid is covered with soft-touch plastic. Only the mechanical scissor-switch keyboard and its contours benefit from brushed aluminium coating.

Asus G750 - screen
Asus G750 - keyboard

The matte 17” display has Full HD resolution. Asus claims to have paid particular attention to the colour reproduction, which is something we will definitely test in our lab. Just below the keyboard lies the touchpad, which offers a really nice glide and recognises all the Windows 8 shortcuts.

Asus G750 - right ports

The sides of this hefty 4.5-kilogram baby house four USB 3.0 ports, a VGA port, an HDMI port, a Mini DisplayPort (with the option of upgrading to Thunderbolt), an Ethernet port (RJ45) and headphone and microphone jacks.  In addition to all of these ports are an SD card slot and a DVD burner (with the option of upgrading to Blu-ray).

Asus G750 - subwoofer
Asus G750 - battery

Under the hood, in addition to the speakers there's also a small subwoofer for a more immersive listening experience. Along the same lines, The RoG AudioWizard software offers numerous pre-configured settings, each adapted to a certain type of game (racing, FPS, etc.).  

The whole machine is powered by an 88 Wh (5,900 mAh) battery and benefits from Nividia’s Optimus technology, which automatically switches the task over to the more energy-efficient Intel HD 5000 graphics chipset when the dedicated Nvidia graphics card isn’t necessary, thus saving battery life. 

One chassis, many possibilities

Different configurations for the G750 are available for various prices, from €1,199 (about £1,025) to €2099 (about £1,795). Let’s take a look at some of them.

At the lowest price, the G750 offers 4 GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor (used in all other G series notebooks), a GTX 765M graphics card (the same that we tested in our MSI GE60 review) and a 750 GB hard drive with 7,200 rotations per minute.

If we bump up the price a little more, say £50, then we can treat ourselves to the G750JW-T4016H. It’s identical to the previous notebook except for having 8 GB of RAM. 

For €1,799 (about £1,540) you can switch over to the G740JX-T4045H. The graphics card will be bumped up to an Nvidia GTX 770M and storage options will include a 750 GB hard drive and a 256 GB solid-state drive.

Finally, at the very top of the price range we find the G750JH-T4024H, equipped with 32 GB of RAM, Nividia’s fastest graphics card, the GTX 780M, a Blu-ray/DVD drive and a 1 TB hard drive accompanied with a 256 GB SSD.

Asus G750 - underneath

If you aren’t afraid of cracking open the chassis to dig into all of the technical bits, Asus gives you access to the two hard drive compartments, as well as the RAM. So you can purchase the least expensive option and then add extra RAM, an SSD or a bigger hard drive, all at a lower cost.

The G750 should be coming soon to UK retailers and we'll be getting it in our labs just as soon.

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