Behold, dear readers, the world’s first AMD Ryzen-powered gaming notebook by Asus. It’s called the ROG Strix GL702ZC and aside from being equipped with an Ryzen processor, this notebook is also fitted with a Radeon graphics card as well – making it a full on AMD-powered notebook.
The AMD CPU that was bestowed upon the ROG Strix GL702ZC is the Ryzen 7 1700 processor, which if you remember, has 8 cores and 16 threads. Unfortunately, no synthetic benchmarks were shown, so it’s still unknown whether this Ryzen CPU comes with the same performance as its desktop counterpart.
Another interesting feature about this notebook is its GPU. Asus’ ROG Strix GL702ZC features the Radeon RX 580 notebook, which again, is also a world’s first. That said, it’s worth noting that the RX 580 GPU in this gaming notebook only comes with 4GB of VRAM. Before we go any further, it’s worth mentioning that the Asus notebook that’s on display isn’t a finished product yet, so specifications may change in the future.
That aside, other specifications of the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC include a 17-inch 1080p display (with support for AMD’s FreeSync 2), up to 32GB of DDR4 SDRAM, 1TB 5400rpm SSHD, and a choice of either an M.2 or a standard SATA SSD. The dimensions of this notebook are 41.2cm x 27.2cm x 3.4cm.
When it comes to design, the ROG Strix GL702ZC looks pretty much identical to any other ROG notebooks of late. It’s bulky, filled with red and black accents all over, and its keyboard is backlit. Oh, and it also weighs 3kg.
Unfortunately, no specific pricing and date of availability was mentioned by Asus. Despite this, we do expect the ROG Strix GL702ZC to be made available by the end of July to early August.