Asus GL702VM (17.3″) : Skylake I7-6700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1080p IPS + GSync, Thunderbolt 3, 1TB HDD, Win 10 for $1250

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Asus GL702VM-DB71 main specifications
CPU I7-6700HQ Skylake, 4C/8T, 2.6-3.5GHZ
GPU Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
RAM 2x8GB 2133MHZ DDR4
HDD 1TB 7200RPM (free M.2 slot)
Screen 1080p, eDP, IPS, non-touch, GSync
Keyboard Backlit
Weight 6.02 lbs (~ 2.75 kg)
Asus GL702VM-DB71 Reviews

 

asus gl702vmThe new Asus GL702VM-DB71 is a 17.3″ gaming laptop with a GTX 1060 and I7-6700HQ. One of the its main features are the relatively low weight and small frame compared to other laptops with such a hardware. It also comes with a GSync support (like many laptops from the new generations for such a price)

It’s rather new, but according to previous generation reviews we can know that this model is average, with ok but not exceptional thermal performance and build quality. The price of $1250 is pretty low for this model and hardware.

According to the manufacturer and reseller’s specifications, the GL702VM-DB71 has a Thunderbolt 3 port (including a USB 3.1 gen 2 port) and maybe an HDMI 2.0, but I’m not sure that’s correct about the HDMI port.

The GTX 1060 + I7-6700HQ is a good combination of hardware which will run most/all modern games on some very high graphics settings @ 1080p resolution pretty smoothly. So, bottom line, if you are looking for a a 17.3″ machine with such a performance level, I’d recommend looking into this deal, as it’s pretty good. Slap in some cheap M.2 SSD and you got an excellent 17.3″ machine for less around $1300. If you want a 14.0″/15.6″ laptop, there are some other options and it’s better to wait