First introduced to the world last year, the ASUS ROG GX700 is quite a unique gaming laptop. Touted as the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming laptop, one can’t just simply ignore the huge external dock that houses the laptop’s cooling apparatus. Based on a recent listing on SIRIM’s database, it is possible that we might be able to see this beast in Malaysia really soon.
Listed on 22 February, the laptop was registered as GX700V to ECS Astar which is one of the main distributors for ASUS products in Malaysia. It was also registered under two other distributors, Servex Malaysia and Build Technology Supply.
Built with 17-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display that supports NVIDIA G-Sync technology, the GX700 also features Intel Core i7-6820HK processor and desktop-level NVIDIA GTX 980 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. The laptop is also able to support up to 64GB worth of DDR4 RAM and four PCI-Express solid state drive.
When connected to its dock, GX700’s custom-designed liquid-cooling system apparently able to lower down the temperature on the laptop’s CPU and GPU by 31% and 33% respectively. This will apparently allow users to overclock the GX700 which will unleash up to 48% of additional performance, according to ASUS.
Not enough with that, the GX700 also comes with a built-in ESS Sabre headphone DAC and amplifier as well as 6-cells 93Whrs battery. The laptop is also equipped with plenty of I/O ports including Intel Thunderbolt and USB 3.1 Type-C. Due to its size, each GX700 comes with its own travel suitcase that is fitted with foam liners to protect both the laptop and liquid-cooling dock.
Since ASUS Malaysia has yet to share its latest product guide online, we can’t really say for sure if ASUS will actually release GX700 in Malaysia despite the listing on SIRIM. Nevertheless, we do have one advice for those who are seriously considering getting their hands on a GX700: make sure your wallet is able to handle its price tag.
As a reference, the GX700 is listed at SGD 6,198 in Singapore which is about RM 18,553 and we don’t expect it to cost any less in Malaysia if ASUS decided to release the laptop in our market. So, again, make sure your wallet is ready.