The arrival of Pascal has allowed NVIDIA to shove nearly full powered desktop GPUs into the hands of laptop manufacturers. Asus combining a GTX 1070 with an unlocked Core i7 mobile processor and an SSD allows you desktop levels of performance in a form factor that allows you to move around a lot more freely than most “desktop replacement” laptops of the past. You’ll be hard pressed to beat the pure numbers that this laptop will crank out, but it comes at a hefty premium price.
With that all said, there are many things that I feel Asus needed to do to truly make the G752VS a leader in its role. The number one downfall is the absolutely lackluster display. While an external monitor is definitely an option, you are tacking on another extra cost and losing out on mobility. Secondly, a little bit of curvature to the keys would make the keyboard feel more gaming oriented than the plain chiclet style makes it feel. Lastly, as a personal preference, a subtler appearance would do wonders for those who want to buy a single “be-all end-all” laptop to cover everything from the office to the LAN party.
Overall if all you desire is raw performance, this laptop is everything you could imagine and more. The aesthetics and sub par panel quality may leave people looking at similarly spec’d competitors such as the MSI GT72VR Dominator Pro.