Still One Of The Few Ways To Get Your Hand On An RTX 3070
You could search around to buy an RTX 3070 for $2000 from a reseller of questionable ethics, or you could spend the same amount and get not only the GPU but also a Ryzen 9 5900HX, a 1TB SK Hynix M.2 NVMe, and 32GB of DDR4 in a handily portable 17.3″ form factor with the ASUS ROG STRIX G17. The RTX 3070 is the mobile version, specifically the 115\130W model with 8GB of VRAM which drives a 1080p screen with a top refresh rate of 300Hz.
ASUS chose to include most of the ports you could possibly need, 3.5mm audio, HDMI 2.0b, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C for display out or power in, three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and wired LAN; they’ve also included 802.11ax WiFi and Bluetooth 5.1. At just under 6lbs the ASUS ROG STRIX G17 isn’t the lightest 17.3″ laptop on the market, however part of that weight is the 90Whr battery which provided an impressive 11 hours of usage under the PCMark 10 test.
Thermal performance on the G17 is quite good, the GPU hit a high of 90C, the fans are not exactly quiet once it hits that temperature but KitGuru wasn’t overly bothered by the acoustics. While the price may feel a bit steep, what doesn’t cost more lately? The full review awaits those that are interested.
In a world where desktop graphics cards are still difficult to find at sensible prices, high-end gaming laptops are making increasing sense to many budding PC gamers. That is where the £1900 ASUS ROG STRIX G17 gaming laptop comes in.