The best ASUS ROG gaming laptops are featured in this post, which also explains the main hardware featured of each one of this powerful gaming machines
Let’s check what is new among the best ASUS ROG gaming laptops available in 2017. If you like VR ready laptops and extreme processing speed, you will be more than glad to know the details of the latest ASUS ROG releases.
What Does ASUS ROG Stand For?
You have certainly heard of ASUS, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, but you may not know the ASUS ROG sub-brand, if you new to gaming. ROG stands for Republic of Gamers, which somewhat explains what is the aim of this brand.
When a user gets to the ASUS ROG website, it gets pretty clear what kind of products the brand is offering. Powerful laptops, motherboards and desktop PCs, the Republic of Gamers has it all.
The Republic of Gamers brand was introduced by ASUS in 2006, and has built a reputation ever since. They are also involved in a number of gaming events and its gaming community is pretty broad.
Other major computer manufacturers have similar sub brands building gaming oriented devices. Some of them are Alienware (owned by Dell) and Acer Predator (obviously owned by Acer). If you want to check, we have recently made a post about the best Alienware gaming laptops of 2017.
ASUS ROG Gaming Laptops
Now that we know a bit more of the brand behind this powerful laptops, let’s analyze them. More precisely, let’s analyze what makes a gaming laptop worth the money invested.
First of all, the latest PC games are some of the most demanding software released. Their complex nature and graphics are very resource demanding, especially when it comes to graphic processing. Therefore, the best gaming laptops are very high-end, and have the latest technology in their components, especially their CPU and GPU.
The ASUS ROG brand, as one of the best in its niche has a varied number of gaming laptops available, and almost all of them have pretty impressive hardware specs. Let’s analyze some of the main hardware characteristics you should consider your ASUS ROG laptop.
ASUS ROG Gaming Laptops: CPU and GPU
The processor (CPU) and the graphics card (GPU) are the main hardware components of every PC. They will determine the laptop’s benchmark and the capacity of running heavy games with high graphic settings. There are other components which are also extremely important (RAM, storage, cooling system) but you should start analyzing every gaming laptop by its CPU and GPU.
For 2017, ASUS ROG has laptops using the latest technology in terms of CPU and GPU. ASUS ROG has a number of models available using the latest processors part of the Kaby Lake generation of Intel chips. Recently released, the Kaby Lake series brings a number of technological advances compared to its previous generation, named Skylake. If you want to read more about Kaby Lake chips, check this article.
When it comes to GPU, ASUS ROG is also at the cutting edge of the latest technologies. There are a number of ASUS ROG laptops already powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce 10 series, which has amazing benchmarks and results for most games released this year.
There are also some good ASUS ROG laptops available with Skylake chips and GeForce 900* series GPU. However, the best ASUS ROG gaming laptops currently available already use both Kaby Lake chips and GeForce 10 GPUs.
*The GeForce 900 series is the predecessor to the GeForce 10 series.
Choosing an ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop
Now that we have covered a little bit of the brand’s history and what to expect from it in 2017, let’s check our list with the best ASUS ROG gaming laptops of 2017.
All the models listed below are extremely powerful, but they have some hardware differences. These also reflect on their price difference. However, all the laptops below are great gaming machines and will be able to run virtually all games released in 2017 with good graphic settings.
When it comes to gaming laptops, ASUS ROG offers one of the widest range of models. In other words, you can find a laptop that matches exactly your requirements in terms of display, dimensions, weight, design, etc.
Below we have some of the best ASUS ROG gaming laptops currently available, with a brief explanation of their main hardware aspects.
ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS, 17.3″, FHD, G-SYNC, 120 Hz, VR Ready, Thin and Light Gaming Laptop, NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Backlit keyboard
Considering that this is a 17 inch quad core laptop, this ASUS ROG Strix has extremely compact dimensions. It is thinner than most gaming laptop, and a very elegant chassis. It is certainly one of the thinnest among the best 17 inch laptops this year.
Apart from its 17.3 Full HD display, this VR Ready laptop has a very powerful hardware setup. It includes one of the latest GPUs available (GTX 1070) and the i7-7700HQ quad core processor.
Other than that, it also has a quite impressive storage setup. Its 1 TB hard drive disk combined with a 512 GB solid state drive will guarantee a lot of storage space, but also fast access to frequently used software and booting, thanks to the SSD.
If you want to buy a gaming laptop with a large display, but you still want a thin, easy to carry device, this is probably the best laptop in its niche currently available.
For its dimensions and specs, it certainly deserves a place among the best ASUS ROG gaming laptops in 2017.
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700HQ|
|Display||17.3 Inches Full HD|
|Storage||1 TB HDD + 512 GB SSD|
ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD 15.6″ Gaming Laptop GTX 1050 4GB Intel Core i7-7700HQ 16GB DDR4 1TB 7200RPM HDD RGB Keyboard
The ASUS ROG Strix is one of the best options for gaming enthusiasts looking for a brand new quad core laptop. This model is one of the most affordable among the best ASUS ROG laptops in 2017, but it still quite powerful.
It uses the extremely powerful and now already popular i7-7700HQ quad core processor. Part of the Kaby Lake generation of chips, the i7-7700HQ is a guarantee of smooth gaming performance even in pretty complex gaming environments.
This laptop also uses a GPU from the GeForce 10 series. The GTX 1050 is a dedicated GPU with an overall good performance for most games released in 2017.
One of the highlights for this model is its RGB backlit keyboard, usually found in more expensive laptops. If you are new to the ASUS ROG series and want a reliable all-round machine, the GL553VD can be an excellent choice.
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700HQ|
|Display||15.6 inches Full HD|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4|
|Storage||1 TB HDD|
ASUS ROG GX800VH Liquid-Cooled Gaming Laptop 18.4”, 4K, G SYNC, Core i7-7820HK, Dual GTX 1080 SLI, 1.5 TB SSD, 64GB, RGB KB
This is probably one of the most brutal gaming laptops available in 2017. Its hardware specs are certainly very impressive, featuring some of the best components built to date. This ASUS ROG is certainly not made for the occasional gamer, as this machine can deliver unreal graphics with sharp quality and very high FPS.
To begin with, this laptop is powered by the i7-7820HK quad core processor, one of the fastest built by Intel to date. You can check its benchmark on PassMark and see it for yourself how powerful it is. Currently, there are very few laptops using this processor, but I expect it to become more popular among extremely high-end machines throughout 2017.
When it comes to GPU, this ASUS ROG is equally impressive. The Dual GeForce GTX 1080 (SLI) is more than you will probably need regardless of what your favorite game is. This laptop is liquid-cooled, using the Hydro Overclocking System, to guarantee that your laptop maintains its temperature regardless of what game you are playing.
Finally, this laptop has 18.4 inch display with Ultra HD resolution. Needless to say, your gaming experience will be more than optimal in this unique gaming machine. This is not only one of the best ASUS ROG gaming laptops currently, but also one of the best gaming laptops ever built.
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7820HK|
|Display||18.4 inches UHD (4K)|
|RAM||64 GB DDR4|
That is it for our list of the best ASUS ROG gaming laptops in 2017. If you are looking for a gaming laptop you might also want to check our list of the best GTX 1070 laptops and best 17 inch laptops.