Benchmarks: Vitals and Battery Life
The Nvidia GPU runs a little on the warm side, but there's no obvious detriment as clock speeds remain healthy and the chassis doesn't become overly hot to the touch. Fan noise, however, does become clearly apparent when gaming.
We use a pair of PCMark 10 benchmarks to gauge battery life; Modern Office, which intermittently uses the writing, web browsing and video conferencing workloads from the main PCMark 10 benchmark; and Gaming, which uses the common Fire Strike test to stress the GPU until the battery is drained.
In order to make the results comparable between laptops, each system is configured with a purpose-built power plan, wireless radios disabled, and screen brightness set as close to 200 nits as possible using a calibration device.
What do you know? Not only is the ROG Strix G17 G713Q the most potent gaming laptop in our line-up, it also tops the battery chart. It's not exactly the kind of laptop we expect to use away from the mains, yet it's good to know there's more than enough juice for a full day's work.