30 May 2017
Following up last year's GX700, Asus has launched the new liquid-cooled ROG GX800 gaming laptop with better specs and almost twice the price of last year's laptop. The GX800 is available only on-demand (so no mass production), and can be yours for INR 797,000 or around $12,250.
The GX800 is no ordinary laptop. It is for the most serious gamers out there, who absolutely have to have the best specs irrespective of size, weight, mobility, or even the price. Especially the price. Here's a summary of the laptop's specs - which are sure to get some people swooning over them.
- Quad-core 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7-7820HK (overclockable up to 4.4 GHz)
- Two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs
- 64 GB RAM
- Three 512 GB PCIe SSDs
- 18.4 inch 4K LED screen
- Mechanical keyboard with RGB LEDs for each key
- 4 speakers + mic. ESS Sabre DAC for headphones
- Thunderbolt 3.0 + 10 Gbps USB 3.1 ports
- 3 USB 3.0 ports
- Gigabit Ethernet
- HDMI + Mini-DisplayPort video outputs
- 74Wh battery - powered by two 330W power bricks for maximum performance
- 5.7 kg weight
What sets the GX800 apart from competitors like the Predator 21X, is its Hydro Overclocking dock. It contains a pair of liquid cooling radiators, can be used to pump coolant into the laptop when connected (much like the coolant in your car that keeps the engine cool). This mechanism allows the laptop to be overclocked and run at maximum capacity safely.
Only a few laptops will be sold in India, which is no surprise because it is the highest-priced laptop in the market to date, even more expensive than Acer's gigantic Predator 21X gaming laptop with similar features (minus the liquid-cooling dock).
I haven't yet seen 64GB RAM in any PC or laptop so far. No wonder, it carries that tremendous a price tag. And so many jaw-dropping specs too.
The specs are awesome and so is the price. But is it primarily targeted only for gamers?
Oh that's crazy price for a gaming laptop along $12,250!!! What makes it so costly?
And that's why it'll be available only on-demand. And it's understandable that there won't be mass production.