ASUS ROG G752 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅18-01-16

Having looked at quite a few gaming notebooks which are assembled with Intel’s Skylake Core i7-6700HQ and the GTX 970M just lately we’ve seen how capable this hardware can be and today it’s been intriguing to see ASUS’ stance in this mobile gaming arena.

This is our first outing with an ASUS gaming notebook but looking at previous generations its clear to see a significant overhaul to the aesthetics and styling. The ROG G752 is far more distinguishable, with the ROG team revising the physical appearance significantly. From a build quality and construction point of view this notebook is brilliant – though it is rather bulky and weighs a burly 4KG.

Casting an eye down either side of ROG G752 we have a wealth of functionality which includes a good helping of USB 3.0, 3.1 Type-C and a super charger port. There are also video outputs which come in handy if you’re needing to project onto an independent screen, though we are somewhat disappointed that HDMI 2.0 hasn’t been used to optimise capabilities with UHD.

Adopting that Intel Core i7-6700HQ, the 16GB DDR4 and the GTX 970M yields great results for cross-platform usage. Whether you are using this notebook for casual browsing or operating under more demanding tasks such as photo editing or gaming – these components are reliable and will deliver the performance expected. Under closer inspection we discovered that ROG G752 makes use of the Samsung PM951 for its NVMe M.2 SSD. This drive isn’t as well-known as the more prominent SM951; the PM951 also lacks the horsepower of its counter-part and for very little extra cost we’d have liked to see ASUS equip ROG G752 with the faster option for primary storage.

Something which stands out as a particular highlight on ROG G752 is the keyboard. ASUS have not only provided an LED backlit option but have tied in anti-ghosting features and a plethora of hotkey functionality; allowing users to even assign macros to designated keys at the top of the keyboard.

Hitting shelves with a price-tag of £1400 GBP / $1600 USD, ROG G752 is marginally more expensive compared to other gaming notebooks with similar specifications we have tested just recently but there are some notable differences with what ASUS brings – G-SYNC technology built into the display, lifetime membership to X-Split and options to expand storage/memory. Though other solutions out there do have slightly faster primary storage and bigger warranty – ROG G752 offering just 1-year warranty.

Vying for your attention, the ROG G752 brings a striking design and packs in a strong-line of features including ground-breaking G-SYNC technology to really enhance the gaming experience.


+ Stylish design
+ G-SYNC ready
+ Skylake-powered
+ Great in-game performance
+ Comes with 16GB DDR4
+ USB 3.1 Type C
+ Card slot reader
+ LED backlit keyboard w/macro functionality

- Heavy
- Primary storage could be faster
- HDMI 1.4 used instead of 2.0

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