First revealed at IFA in September, ASUS is now selling its Republic of Gamers G752 laptop in the UK. The Windows 10 notebook is available from several retailers, including Scan, Overclockers, Dabs and Amazon, which has a starting price of £940.52.
The 17.3-inch notebook is meant to be a desktop replacement for hardcore PC gamers. Inside, there's Intel's 6th-generation Intel Core i7 'Skylake' processor, and optional support for dedicated graphics chips, including a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GPU. The notebook can support up to 64GB of RAM and up to 1TB of hard drive storage.
ASUS says the ROG G752 is the first laptop with vapour chamber support for its cooling system:
"The ROG-exclusive mobile 3D Vapour Chamber, together with the copper heat pipe, create an effective and efficient cooling system that helps improve GPU performance for smooth and stable gaming."
"ROG G752 has a unique thermal design that directs dust into a dust-release tunnel to keep it away from internal components. This prolongs component lifespan and enhances overall stability of the laptop. In addition, dedicated cooling modules for the CPU and GPU help cool each component. Hot exhaust is managed efficiently and expelled through the rear vents to direct heat away from the user for more-comfortable gaming sessions."
The notebook also has a backlit keyboard that includes anti-ghosting and 30-key rollover features, along with a dedicated record button and a number of macro keys for more complex gaming commands.