The $5000 Gaming Laptop

The $5000 Gaming Laptop

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Last year I took a look
at the most ridiculous
over the top gaming laptop
that I had ever seen.
However fast forward to
2018 and we have this.
The new most ridiculous, powerful,
over the top gaming laptop
that I have ever seen.
This is the ASUS ROG G703.
And let’s get the elephant
out of the room immediately.
This laptop, as it’s spec’d
right now, costs $5,000.
Now if that doesn’t
immediately put you off
from spending as much as some used cars,
there’s actually a ton
to like with this laptop.
Now I’ll freely admit,
I spent a lot of time on the channel
reviewing some very budget laptops.
And while that’s fun,
this is so ridiculously
overkill in every possible way,
that I kinda don’t wanna give it back.
So when you’re spending this kind of money
you should expect to get all the bells
and whistles out there and
this pretty much does deliver.
So to start out with it has
the awesome new Intel Core i9 Processor.
Now that on a laptop is
going to get you six cores,
and ASUS has actually
overclocked it even farther.
So this guy will run up to 4.8 gigahertz
right out of the box.
Now that’s not some kind of baby overclock
where it just kind of hits
it every once in a while.
It will hit 4.8 all the time.
It’s so, so ridiculous for a laptop.
The crazy overkill
doesn’t stop there either.
So inside this guys also rocking a full
desktop class GTX 1080 graphics card,
with a full eight
gigabytes of GDDR5X memory.
Yeah, this is no joke.
And because, of course,
that’s not going to be enough,
things get even crazier from there.
As far as memory goes,
this guy has a full 64 gigs of RAM.
And on top of that it has SSD’s.
Three of them.
In addition to the two terabytes
of puny, mere mortal
SSHD storage in this guy,
you’re also going to be
getting those three PCIe SSD’s
together in RAID.
So, in total that gives you 1.2 terabytes
of full SSD storage in RAID,
which combined can run it up
to 8.7 gigabytes a second.
For context, a normal
SSD is going to give you
around 600 megabytes a second.
So, yeah, this is fast.
And yeah, it’s probably so fast
that you really won’t be
able to tell the difference.
But, it’s cool.
All of this adds up to
what is very possibly
the smoothest, nicest Windows
experience that I’ve ever had.
So, of course, stuff like booting
up is pretty much instant.
Well, not instant, but I
mean, it takes a few seconds.
But things like opening up a program
or just minor little
things that you kind of
get used to taking a half second
or full second on normal Windows PCs
even higher-end ones with SSD’s
are done almost instantly with this thing.
It’s kinda hard to get across on video,
but using this thing for a couple days
it’s kinda hard to go back to a normal PC.
It is just that fast.
Of course, all this is in hardware
that is not exactly thin nor light.
This is easily one of the biggest
gaming laptops you can get.
However, it is really nicely built.
Which it should be, to be fair,
because it does cost $5,000.
Because this laptop is
so obscenely powerful,
ASUS took a page out of my playbook
and they include dual
power supplies in the box.
And my friends, you are definitely
going to need dual power supplies
because between the Core
i9, which is overclocked,
as well as the GTX 1080,
which is also overclocked,
this guy absolutely destroys battery.
I mean, for context,
this has been literally
sitting here and idling for 15 minutes,
and right now we’ve burned
about 13% of the battery.
Doing nothing besides sitting
on the Windows start screen.
And if you’re the kind
of person who’s put off
by trying to carry a giant 17 inch laptop
which probably weighs like 10 pounds,
as well as dual power supplies everyday,
then this is probably not
the $5,000 laptop for you.
However, for the rest of us
who are ridiculously insane
and want one of these, myself included,
there’s actually a lot of other cool stuff
that’s included with the laptop.
Of course, you’ve got all the
ports you could ever hope for,
including Thunderbolt 3, HDMI,
a mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, USB,
you name it, this has got it.
This also applies to the
basic stuff like the keyboard.
It’s got good travel, nice spacing,
and of course it does have
the full RGB treatment.
But what’s also impressive
is the trackpad.
Not only is it giant,
but this is legitimately
the best trackpad that
I’ve ever used on Windows.
It has the Windows
Precision Touchpad drivers.
But importantly,
it has the awesome sounding
left and right click.
It’s really mechanical and
this legitimately feels
like an expensive laptop,
which of course, it is,
as I will remind you for the
fourth time in this video.
– When you go below a thousand
dollars, typically you have to
– Ha, below a thousand dollars,
for mere mortals who don’t
have $5,000 to spend.
These speakers are pretty
solid here as well,
although, generally speaking
it does get a little loud,
so you’ll probably
wanna hook up a headset.
But not only do you have two speakers
that are sort of on the bottom chassis,
but you also have two front
firing speakers directly at you.
That being said, when
you’re gaming it gets loud
so, you know, buy a headset.
Remove this little rubber flap,
as well as the single screw underneath,
and you’ll have access to most
of the expandability with the laptop.
So you’re going to find
your one, two, three SSDs,
as if that wasn’t enough,
you’re also going to have
your 2.5 inch SSHD bay.
And on top of that you’re
going to have access
to 32 of your 64 gigs of RAM.
Now of course with a computer
that’s going to be this powerful
you also have to have a screen to match.
So while it’s only at 1080p display,
you are getting a full 17.3 inches.
And it supports not only G-SYNC,
but also a 144 Hertz refresh rate.
And with a GTX 1080 to
power it it has no problem
taking advantage of that full frame rate.
So here on Fortnite at full epic settings
we’re getting somewhere
in the neighborhood
of 130 to 140 frames per second.
Just right in the sweet spot
of what this display can handle.
But if, for some reason, you have
some super demanding game
because you have G-SYNC
it will kick in to sort
of smooth things out
if you do go down, to say, some mere
mortal frame rate like 60 or 70.
Man, PUBG stands absolutely no chance
against a laptop like this.
So we’re easily in the
100 frame per second range
as we’re running around here
on those full epic settings.
And of course a big part of that
is because we do have the GTX 1080 inside,
but it’s also being
backed up by that Core i9.
Considering that we’ll
easily hit 4.8 gigahertz
that does sort of bring
up the general settings
in pretty much any game you throw at it.
But keep in mind, that actually
we have different modes.
So right now we’re running on silent mode
and it’s actually reasonably quiet.
However, if we want
the maximum performance
and if mere 109 frames per
second isn’t good enough
I can just switch it over to
either balance or overboost.
And as you’ll hear, it gets a lot louder
but we’re also going to start to see
the frame rates go even higher.
Generally speaking, I actually
like to use it on quiet mode.
Yeah, you’re giving up some performance
but in exchange it’s
going to be a lot quieter.
However, if you have a
good pair of headphones
this actually is not a bad way
of getting a little bit
of extra performance.
Although you better have
some pretty solid headphones.
Even though it’s a slightly older game,
GTA V can still be fairly taxing
when you crank everything up.
And here we’re running
on full ultra settings,
we’re getting somewhere
in the neighborhood
of around 60 frames per second.
Now that, actually still
doesn’t look too bad
especially because we do
have the G-SYNC panel.
But it’s crazy that this game,
which started on XBOX 360,
looks this nice a few years later.
Provided you have a lot of
hardware to throw at it.
Another game that can be quite demanding
is Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.
Now here, running on full
ultra settings at 1080,
again, we’re actually staying somewhere
in the 90 to 100 frame per second range.
That G-SYNC panel looks super smooth
and keep in mind that
this is still running
on the quiet mode.
There’s definitely a little
bit more performance there
and some better thermals
if you don’t mind letting
the fans crank to hyper speed.
This thing is absolutely ridiculous.
Between the massive size,
the dual power supplies,
the terrible battery life,
and the eye-wateringly high price tag,
it’s just not a good idea
for anyone to pick up.
And yet, I kinda love it.
ASUS went all out to
make something awesome
and I’ve gotta give them props for that.
Well, at least until they
make me send the laptop back.
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me send the laptop back?
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100 thoughts on “The $5000 Gaming Laptop”

  1. Huge shoutout to NordVPN for sponsoring the video, if you aren't already using a VPN give them a shot! or use code austin and save 77%!

  2. Lol. A lot of people are saying that just buy a PC. The point is I want to buy a laptop not a PC.

    P.S. I did bought this laptop. And i bring this everyday to college.

  3. its a 5000$ gaming PC, out of all the cool high tech games you can play, you chose the worst game you can play on a 200$ PC and that's Fortnite battle royal. Fortnite's a foolish kid's game. "I know the excuse its rated T"

  4. Yeah but.. What is the point of a laptop when the battery drains THAT fast? They should include an option for power saving that disables the nvidia GPU and lowers the clock speed of the CPU so you don't burn through the battery that fast..

  5. I wish i could afford that kind of laptop… I'm pretty sure thats one sick laptop… Alas i only make 50 dollar a month not an exaggeration.

  6. I wouldn't buy no thick ass laptop for $5,000 regardless of the power the most I have spent is $1,799.99 on a laptop

  7. You would have to be absolutely stupid to get this though, although the machine may be great in regards to spec's. You are not getting anywhere near the value for money that a desktop could offer. If you are really into gaming and totally loaded with money then i suppose you should give it a try, for everyone else though there are so many better options for the money.

  8. When I first saw this I didn’t read properlsy and clicked on it immediately, reading $500 gaming laptop and I was like I need me some of that

  9. Bruh, why him… WHYY HIMMMM, he gets almost everyday some cool crazy and expensive fucking tech, why do people buy them??? To be able to play games at good frame rate or being able to play modern games! But who would even send a 5000 dollar laptop to a guy that is a noob on almost every single game. Unfortunately the world is like that now, if you're poor then you're a pro but when you are very rich and buy the best tech, you can beraly play thosr online games!! You know why? Because you are a noob

  10. i finally knew that the g703 can handle a little bit of heavy gaming so i am gonna get it but i am not gonna do heavy gaming straight away because i don't want to burn it out that quick because i will be doing heavy gaming on a gaming monitor anyway

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