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Review: Asus ROG Strix G17 G713Q

by Parm Mann on 23 April 2021, 14:01

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), AMD (NYSE:AMD), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Conclusion

...a 17.3in gaming laptop for those who appreciate the latest visuals at an ultra-high refresh rate.

The Asus ROG Strix G17 G713Q succeeds by knowing exactly what it wants to be; a 17.3in gaming laptop for those who appreciate the latest visuals at an ultra-high refresh rate.

Those core requirements are enabled through a combination of Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, a full-fat GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, and a super-fast, matte 300Hz 1080p display. A lovely set of ingredients for pro gamers who want to keep things moving as quickly as possible, and overall implementation is bolstered through a 1TB M.2 SSD, decent port selection, and all-day battery life.

An ideal setup for the target audience, but tailoring for a particular use-case does introduce limitations elsewhere. Those wanting a laptop that doubles for creativity may lament the option of a higher-resolution display with greater colour coverage, the absence of a webcam or biometric security is another potential downside, and as with most Asus gaming laptops, there's some bloatware to contend with.

Bottom line: at £1,900 the ROG Strix G17 G713Q proves that Ryzen gaming laptops are here to stay and represents a solid choice for gamers who favour high-refresh action at 1080p.

The Good
 
The Bad
Chart-topping Ryzen 9 5900HX
115W GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop
Silky gaming at 1080p300
Decent selection of ports
Respectable battery life
 
No QHD display option
No webcam nor biometrics
Nagging bloatware



Asus ROG Strix G17 G713Q

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All very nice and a good review, but this really does show the state of affairs with Nvidia's naming. The worst disparity between the two 3700s in use is 50%. I think selling laptop GPUs intentionally using desktop branding / status is misleading in itself. I think having such majorly wide variation in performance between two identically named parts is an outrage and should be illegal. The CPUs have at least a couple of letters after the name to let you know immediately there's a difference and you can look that up. The depth of knowledge and detail you require to make a buying decision is unreasonable for the average consumer.

I think it has gone to the point where this needs properly addressing by trading standards.
It wouldn't even be that difficult for them to make things a lot clearer with a minor change, just include M and the wattage in the model number so that it was immediately clear there was a difference e.g. the one in this laptop would be a 3070m115.

Obviously, this still wouldn't remove all confusion or be a perfect measure since the cooling systems in laptops can make a huge difference between models too, but it would simplify matters a bit if nvidia formalised the instructions to the oems.