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The First Ryzen Gaming Laptop

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At Computex 2017 Asus ROG shows off the Strix GL702ZC-- the first gaming laptop featuring an AMD Ryzen CPU, as well as a Radeon Polaris GPU and a FreeSync display panel.

Asus ROG StrixAs something of an AMD flagship, the laptop comes in cofigurations including an 8-core Ryzen 7 1700 CPU, 6-core Ryzen 5 1600 or the Ryzen 3 1200. The CPU is paired with a Radeon RX 580 GPU with up to 8GB GDDR5 memory, while the motherboard offers dual SO-DIMM slots with support for up to 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM, an M.2 slot for NVMe SSDs up to 512GB (throughput to 2200MB/s) and a 2.5-inch drive bay.

The machine is built around a 17.3-inch display (in either 4K or 1080p resolution) featuring a matte coated IPS panel and MAD FreeSync support. The chassis is 33mm thick and weighs around 3.2kg, and carries a Hyper Cool duo-copper cooling system and a backlit keyboard with 1.6mm travel and 30 key rollover.

Connectivity comes through DisplayPort and HDMI outputs, as well as gigabit ethernet, 802.11ac wifi, Bluetooth 4.1, x1 USB-C port, x3 USB-A ports, card reader and 3.5mm audio jack.

The Strix GL702ZC should hit the market "later this summer."

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