ASUS VivoBook S14/S15

Introduction

Hey – remember the world’s first liquid-cooled laptop? That was launched about a year and a half ago. That laptop is ridiculous for its time –  but that doesn’t stop ASUS from pushing the limit. Fast forward to now and there is actually quite a lot of difference in terms of hardware technology that’s available in the market. That’s where the brand new ASUS ROG GL701VI – specifically the G701VIK beastly gaming laptop fares out with the current top-of-the-line hardware available for mobile form factors.

It’s an insane gaming laptop, but we’ll try to make do it justice by taking a look at what the behemoth ASUS ROG G701VIK can do.

Unboxing

The box itself is a pain to deal with. The entire box with all the contents in it weighs more than 5 kilograms for sure, and it’s not small either. One tip before you unbox this monstrosity – make sure your desk has enough space first.

ASUS ROG G701VIK
I’ll just lay it on the floor…

Opening up the box reveals the beast. Digging everything out reveals a humongous power brick, a power cord, a free ROG Sica mouse, and some documentation.

ASUS ROG G701VIK

By the way, you’ll get a free ROG backpack to carry this giant along with your journeys. Unfortunately, we do not have that backpack in this review kit – which also made lugging around the humongous ASUS ROG G710VIK a very difficult task.

ASUS ROG G701VIK

With that said, the I can’t help but highlight again – the power brick is seriously huge! Carrying it around will definitely be a problem. However, don’t think about leaving it behind and just take the laptop out. You’ll need both the ASUS ROG G701VIK and its power brick together.
More on why later, but take a guess. You’ll probably get it right.


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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Packaging
9
Design
10
Connectivity and ports
10
Screen
10
Trackpad, keyboard
9
Performance
9
Battery
6
Portability
4
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1 COMMENT

  1. […] From here we can see that the ROG Zephyrus GX501 does indeed pack a heavy punch. Equipped with the top-of-the-line Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and a NVIDIA GTX 1080 with Max-Q design. Encased together in an ultra-thin body with a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display that is G-Sync enabled, the ROG Zephyrus GX501 is defined as a “high-end gaming ultrabook”. This is indeed starkly different than the GL701 that we reviewed here. […]

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