The latest ROG laptop comes with a giant water cooler

ASUS is one of a rare few companies that's both a mainstream PC manufacturer and a respected name among the gaming community. Its ROG (Republic Of Gamers) line is a favorite, with giant laptops like the G751 earning top marks from gamers and reviewers alike. We're looking forward to its replacement, the ROG G752, but first let's talk about the GX700 in the image above. ASUS is only teasing this laptop, but it's going to have an overclockable Intel K-series Skylake processor, the latest graphics from NVIDIA and, a 17-inch 4K display. Oh... and that giant thing you see next to it? That's apparently a water-cooling system. Details are scant, but an educated guess would suggest you'll only be able to overclock the GX700's processor and graphics when you're docked to it. I don't know whether to laugh or take out my wallet.

On to the thing you're more likely to buy some time soon: the ROG G752. It takes the basic premise behind the G751 -- throw every spec you can into a giant laptop -- and updates it for 2015. It's got a far sleeker profile than last year's model -- it's still chunky of course, but this looks much more like a laptop and much less like a riot shield.


You'll be able to kit it out with your choice of SSDs and HDDs, sixth-generation Core i7 processors (up to i7-6820HK), NVIDIA GPUs (up to GTX 980M 8GB), and (up to) a 17.3-inch 4K display (that supports G-Sync). Other specs include Thunderbolt 3.0 and a revamped keyboard with much deeper keys. Expect to hear more on the G752 before it launches this winter from $1,499. ASUS says the GX700 could appear before the year's out also, but is making no promises.

Edgar Alvarez contributed to this report.

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