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October 2, 2013

ASUS ROG G750 Gaming Laptop Hands-On

ASUS has a legendary lineup of gaming gear called Republic of Gamers (ROG). If you are looking for gaming desktops, laptops, headsets, keyboards, mice, motherboards, or even high performance SSD storage ROG has you covered. In this article I’ll share my first-hand experiences with the ASUS ROG G750JX gaming laptop.

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The ASUS G750 gaming laptop showing the Windows 8 Start Screen

The exterior of the G750 has some great lines which were inspired by stealth fighters, a very bold and cool look for a serious piece of gaming gear!

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ASUS ROG G750 – notice air vents that are reminiscent of stealth fighter jet exhaust ports (click/tap to enlarge)

Graphics and Gaming

ASUS ROG laptops are built to be great gaming rigs, so I thought I would share some information about the graphics hardware and some of my experiences gaming on this PC. The ASUS G750JX-DB71 laptop that I used ships with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M dedicated graphics. Here are the specifics for this graphics setup as seen in GPU-Z:


With 960 cores and 3GB GDDR5 memory, this is a powerful graphics setup. In order to see how this setup would do with DirectX 11 games, I ran BF3 with settings on high and screen resolution set to 1920×1080. BF3 ran great at these settings with frame rates in the 50-60fps range.


BF3 running on the G750 (click/tap to enlarge)

I was happy with this performance, and could tell that the G750 is setup for serious gaming! With an Intel Core i7 CPU, powerful dedicated graphics, and included dual-storage configuration I could envision using this laptop for almost any task in my daily work (and play).

Exterior Features and Ports

The ASUS ROG G750 has a lot of great features on the inside, but it’s also very well designed on the outside. Here I’ll walk through the main features on the exterior of this laptop.

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Left side, from left: security port, USB 3.0 ports (2), DVD writer, card reader (click/tap to enlarge)

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Right side, from left: Analog audio ports, USB 3.0 ports (2), Thunderbolt port, HDMI port, Ethernet port, VGA port, power jack (click/tap to enlarge)

One of the nice details that I liked about the ASUS G750 was the offline charging capability that’s included with one of the USB ports. Below you can see my Nokia 920 charging while the computer is turned off. Nice!

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With offline charging you can charge devices via USB even while the laptop is asleep or turned off (click/tap to enlarge)

Another detail that I like on the outside of the G750 is the ROG logo which is on the lid of the laptop. It’s a great example of a quality detail that reflects the overall pride in craftsmanship for this laptop.

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ASUS ROG logo – this tells everyone that you’re a serious gamer (click/tap to enlarge)

Highlight: Dual Storage

When it comes to storage, you can’t have it all in one package. I really like to put my OS and apps on an SSD for blazing fast app launches and system boot times. I also like to have a lot of storage for videos, photos (RAW + JPEG at 30MB per shot!), and other bulk data. The ASUS G750 comes with a dual storage solution (SSD + HDD) which addresses these tradeoffs and is perfect for my mobile storage needs. Here you can see the partitions in Windows Explorer:

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Drive partitions on the G750 that I used

For editing video, this would be a great partition arrangement with OS/apps/scratch on SSD, and project files on HDD.

Specifications – ASUS G750

  • Model tested: G750JX-DB71
  • Operating System: Windows 8 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 770M, 3GB dedicated memory
  • Memory: 16GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM
  • Display: 17.3” at 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Storage: 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD

Full specifications HERE.

My experience with the G750 was great, the only thing I didn’t like was giving it back! Hardcore Windows gaming laptops are great all-purpose mobile workhorses, and if you’re looking for portability and power, check out the ASUS ROG laptops!

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