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    Asus ROG G701VI

    An extreme 17.3in gaming laptop flaunting 120Hz G-Sync.
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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    This makes no sense to me at all. Wouldn't it have been fine with 16GB? 32 at a push, even though it would never use more than a small portion of that overhead?

    Then the SSDs. I put a 250GB one in my first SSD build, which I moved to the next build with a second 500GB. I thought I'd see great gains from separating Windows from the other installations, but I was wrong. So couldn't this laptop have been just as good, arguably better with the saved space, if it simply had a 1TB SSD?

    And with the money saved from the RAM, how about a proper desktop-grade CPU?

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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    "Worryingly, the G701VI costs more than my car, though to be fair, it's probably more powerful."

    came for the benchamrks, stayed for the glorious review

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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    Always thought that skipping HDDs and just loading up some decent SSD would make more sense for laptops. At the end of the day, storage is becoming really cheap and easy to get. A 1TB external hard drive is pennies compared to the cost of this laptop.

    Agreeing with Otherhand on this one though; 64GB is crazy. More money than sense. And this thing reaches only 11 degrees short of the last laptop I abused, factory new. Sigh.

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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    Agreeing with Otherhand on this one though; 64GB is crazy. More money than sense. And this thing reaches only 11 degrees short of the last laptop I abused, factory new. Sigh.
    I'm looking very carefully before I dive in on a purchase, given that I knew so little about laptop technology until very recently. But one thing is for sure - since I want to be able to run games on the thing as well as use professional software, I am going for the thickest, ugliest cases I can find! With the cooling problems of a laptop, I just don't trust the more visually attractive options. Even if they hit high framerates in the benchmarks, I suspect those figures are going to tumble about an hour into a gaming session.

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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    Seems a lot of wasted space with the touchpad, would you ever use a touchpas with this kind of machine, odds are you will be plugging in a mouse most of the time you use it so they could have stuck in a thinkpad style nub and two buttons for mouse clicks and made the keyboard more comfortable to use.

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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    well I bought my laptop from P.C Specialists and cost me £1777 and its every bit as fast as this Asus which is £3000 +
    my specks are below what do you think

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    well it an excellent price and runs great to this day 26/2/2017

    Tom G

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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    Tomthum - You would need to be doing something fantastically complex on your laptop to need 64GB RAM. Between what I do with large-scale 24-bit audio projects and my friends who make complex motion graphics and/or 4k video editing, I have never seen any processing on a PC that justifies 64GB. Games certainly don't. It'll be a long time before you need any more than 32GB, and right now 16GB is fine for any machine that does nothing but play games and maybe stream at the same time.

    The Asus's GTX 1080 will have skyrocketed the price on this one versus your 980M, so it has that major advantage, plus the 120Hz GSync panel. The Read/Write on this M2 SSD is way beyond your 850 Evo, and it's a pair of M2s in RAID 0 too so the striping ought to make it even faster still.
    Last edited by Otherhand; 27-02-2017 at 04:12 AM.

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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    I work in a game dev studio with artists, modellers, programmers, audio engineers and a whole bunch of other professions and nobody here has any more than 16GB of memory on their workstation. 64GB in a laptop is just pointless showboating. "More money than sense" is an expression which fits well here.

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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    Otherhand _ I have the Adobe CC full package and I do a lot of 4k video

    and You can never have enough memory for Adobe After Effects ( greedy for memory )
    yes I agree with your statement regarding Graphics card, and the hard drive etc
    but it suits my purpose
    I am in the process of upgrading the SSD to a faster drive and the 2nd drive will be upgraded at the same time
    also when the graphics card price is right it will upgrade,
    just bought a new 4k screen.

    this suits my purpose that's all that matters and with my new H/Drives its even quicker now

    have a nice day and I do agree with most of your comments

    Tom G

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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    For a big laptop that costs £3K I would expect a mechanical keyboard.

    Could 64GB RAM be put to good use on a laptop?

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    Re: Asus ROG G701VI

    Quote Originally Posted by bitbucket View Post
    I work in a game dev studio with artists, modellers, programmers, audio engineers and a whole bunch of other professions and nobody here has any more than 16GB of memory on their workstation. 64GB in a laptop is just pointless showboating. "More money than sense" is an expression which fits well here.
    Will that still be the case in say two years time? If you wanted to future proof it a bit?

    I bought 8GB on my Core 2 Quad Q6600 system back in 2008 I think and it's still fine to use for a bit of development and Video editing.

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