Asus Rog Strix GL703GS-E5036T is a laptop from the year 2018 that is perfectly suitable for gaming and demanding tasks (so that it makes a great desktop replacement). It incorporates the new i7-8750H(Q) processor that has 6 cores and a much better performance than i7-7700HQ. And for video processing it has the GTX 1070 8GB graphics card.
The GL703GS-E5036T is a laptop from this year that has the best components, including a six core processor, a 144Hz screen and DDR4 RAM.
The CPU is from the 8th generation, meaning that it has better performance and autonomy than the 7th generation. It’s about 20% or more… better than previous generation.
In games you need a screen that it’s not good but the best. So, we get a 17.3 inch display with IPS panel and a refresh rate of 144Hz.
On the memory part it comes with 16GB of RAM, 1TB + 512GB internal storage and 8GB dedicated memory for graphics. You can see that you’re covered in terms of memory and don’t need more.
The portability is not great with a weight of 2.9kg and a battery that lasts up to 5 hours. Weight could not be lower because of the big screen, but we will see with future versions.
Because of the big 512GB SSD it costs a little bit more. So, if you want something cheaper you can choose the 256GB SSD variant.
If you’re in search for a laptop that looks good and has great performance than a laptop like this would be my recommendation. As mentioned many times in the rows above it has the new i7 Coffee Lake processor that means better speeds.
Having Windows 10 (Pro) preinstalled you can do the work from the first time you get it out of the box. It can be used for games or for work tasks (like CAD, video editing or game development).
Another recommendation would be a gaming mouse like the Asus Rog Sica.