ROG Strix GL702ZC is the world’s first gaming laptop featuring the AMD Ryzen™ 7 processor. Combining the sheer power of AMD’s revolutionary Ryzen platform with ROG’s gaming design legacy, ROG Strix GL702ZC is designed to deliver amazing performance to satisfy the needs of hard-core gamers and users with demanding, multimedia-heavy workloads. With a 17-inch, wide-view panel for incredible visuals, an anti-ghosting backlit keyboard for fast, accurate control, and ROG Gaming Center with a wealth of gamer-oriented features, ROG Strix GL702ZC is a finely tuned weapon backed by eight-core power for gaming a competitive edge. This beast come with AMD B350 chipset for their motherboard and you can choose Ryzen 5 1600 or Ryzen 1700 as processor.
Experience ultimate computing power with the AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700 processor and Radeon™ RX580 graphics card. With eight cores and 16 threads, the Ryzen 1700 CPU features a maximum turbo speed of 3.7GHz. Together with the brand-new Zen microarchitecture with simultaneous multithreading technology (SMT) and SenseMI technology that intelligently optimizes performance and energy consumption, Ryzen 1700 delivers stand-out performance that enables ROG Strix GL702ZC to outpace the competition. AMD Radeon RX580 graphics with up to 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM maximizes visual experiences on ROG Strix GL702ZC, even with the most demanding virtual reality applications.
The GL702ZC looks like most of the other devices in the ROG Strix line, which means it’s mostly black with a handful of orange accents here and there, like the ROG logo on top of the keyboard, the speaker’s grills or the framing around the clickpad, as well as some silver branding, like the Republic of Gamers under the screen and the Strix logo beneath the arrow keys. They’re not obtrusive though and if it weren’t for the big logo and light bar on the lid, which are backlit by the screen’s panel and cannot be shut off, this laptop could probably fly under the radar even in stricter business environments.
Keyboard & Trackpad Design
The tactile gaming keyboard on ROG Strix GL702ZC also features stylish red backlighting, specially designed WASD keys, and a 1.6mm travel distance. Our engineering team performs meticulous keyboard tests, ensuring ultimate durability and reliability with an expected lifetime of 10 million key presses. ROG Strix GL702ZC will arm you with a keyboard that you can trust.
The keys feel nice to the touch and even seem to perform well, but it’s a combination of their stroke depth and slightly higher resistance that I couldn’t get used to. You should keep in mind I’m accustomed to shorter and softer strokes, so there’s a fair chance many of you will actually find this keyboard a good match, especially if you’re coming from an older full-size laptop. The keys are at least very quiet. They’re also backlit with red LEDs and three intensity levels to choose from. The illumination is activated by hitting a key or by swiping fingers across the touchpad, as it should be.