Behold the gaming behemoth that is the Asus ROG GX700

How do you control a gaming laptop's raw power? Introduce it to a liquid cooling system

A decade ago, you would have scoffed at a laptop that claims to be a gaming system. We dare you to do that with Asus's new ROG GX700.

This is no mere gaming laptop, for it's powered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics card with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM and Intel Core K-SKY processor. Yes, the full works, which gives you desktop-like gaming powers on this portable system.

Well, portable to some, maybe. The GX700 does weigh a hefty 3.6kg, contributed by the sheer size of its body and 17.5in anti-glare full HD IPS display with Nvidia G-Sync. That's not even counting the ROG Hydro Overclocking System, which totals 4.8kg once it's docked.

What's the Hydro Overclocking System? Sounds fancy but believe us, it's more than that. The Hydro Overclocking System is essentially a liquid cooling system that attaches easily to the rear of the GX700. Once latched, the system pumps and circulates coolant into the GX700.

That's right, inside. Don't freak out, it's perfectly safe. In fact, the said coolant provides corrision protection for the GX700's internal components. Plus, the overclocking kicks in with a 48% boost by bumping up the processor speed from 3.2GHz to 4.0GHz.

Other features that form the GX700 package include a high-speed M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe 256GB storage, reducing boot times of games to a fraction of your normal HDDs.

So the million dollar question is, how much does the GX700 cost? If you have S$6198 to spare, you get both the gaming laptop and the cooling system. Not a tiny sum but surely it's worth investing if you want the best for your gaming tournament needs.