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ASUS ROG GX700 — The world’s first water-cooled laptop has hit our shores

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UPDATE: Details of the ASUS ROG Champions Cup Malaysia has been revealed.

Revealed last year, ASUS made waves with their new ROG GX700VO laptop because it was the first laptop in the world to have a water cooling solution which ASUS says is capable of improving performance by up to 20% thanks to its Hydro Overclocking System. Now, this highly anticipated laptop has finally made its way to Malaysia.

In the past, water cooling had always been a desktop-only affair for a multitude of reasons, one of them being the space required to run the liquid coolants. With the ROG GX700VO, ASUS opted for a slightly different approach.

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Instead of finding a way to cram all the gear necessary for a water cooling solution, ASUS has decided to opt for a water cooling dock which you can hook the GX700VO up to. With this plug-and-play solution, ASUS has managed to keep the GX700VO itself portable — at least by gaming laptop standards — when you just want to bring it to Starbucks with you for some lighter productivity work.

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Without the water cooling dock, the laptop weighs in at about 3.6kg (almost 1kg less than the newly launched Acer Predator 17X) but that weight gets bumped up by 4.8kg if you attach the dock (total weight: 8.4kg).

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Being a gaming laptop, the ROG GX700VO doesn’t skimp on specs. It packs a sixth-generation Intel Core i7-6820HK processor clocked at 2.7GHz with 32GB of RAM (expandable to 64GB) and a desktop-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. It gets two 256GB M.2 SSDs in raid0 for mass storage.

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That said, all of this comes at a price though as the ASUS ROG GX700VO will cost RM18,999. The good news is that ASUS will be throwing in a cabin-sized four-wheeled trolley bag to help you transport your massive gaming laptop and it’s water cooling unit. It will be available from today onwards at all authorised ASUS retailers. For more information, you can head on over to the product site.

ASUS are also holding their first League of Legends Champion’s Cup tournament which is taking place at the Sunway Pyramid Ice Rink on 25 June 2016 with prizes worth up to RM60,000. For more information, check out The Hyped Geek‘s breakdown of the tournament.