Since its launch in March 2017, the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti has proved to be one of the best graphics cards ever made for enthusiast gamers – it even earned one of our coveted Best in Class awards.
Extending its gaming lineup today, Asus launched the ROG G701 in India. The notebook is powered by mighty hardware specs and an overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphic card. For amazing gaming visual, it has a 4K UHD display with wide viewing angles and a new Bio-Armor design in “Armor Titanium” and “Plasma Copper” colour scheme. Similar to its hardware, the price is also premium, it is priced at Rs 3,49,990.
Last August we saw the first few gaming laptops with 120Hz displays hit the scene, alongside the introduction of Nvidia’s 10-series Pascal graphics. Now little more than a year later, Asus is upping the ante with the 144Hz ROG Chimera – and we don’t ever want to go back to the regular world of 60fps gaming.
The 17-inch gaming laptop from Asus is among one of the fastest in the world not only because of its high refresh display, but also thanks to the pairing of an Intel Core i7-7820HK processor with a Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU. Although Asus hasn’t revealed pricing or availability, you can expect to pay a pretty penny above $2,000 bucks for all this power.
If there’s one underlying theme of IFA 2017 in the laptop space, it’s that it seems every machine and their mother is getting a discrete GPU. The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition might appear to be just another Windows 10 device that's got a discrete GPU upgrade, but it arguably makes the best use of its new found graphical prowess.
This year was the first time we saw gaming laptops with 120Hz displays and now Asus is going even further with the world’s first 144Hz gaming laptop, the Asus ROG Chimera, which was just announced at IFA 2017.
The introduction of Max-Q gaming laptops fulfilled the promise of uncompromised graphics performance with thin designs and quiet noise profiles, but we wouldn’t call them cheap. Thankfully, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop is shaping up to be the most affordable Max-Q machine starting at $999 (about £770, AU$1,250).