ASUS ROG GX700VO Review
Display and Multimedia
The GX700VO features a 17.3-inch 16:9 Full HD anti-glare display. Quality is sharp with accurate colors. Viewing angles are great as well which makes it good for gaming, as well as watching videos and viewing images. If you want to tweak the display, you may do so with ASUS Splendid Technology, but it doesn’t offer much customizability as you can only select from four presets (Normal, Theater, Vivid, Manual).
The speakers, which are located on the left and right-hand sides and facing upwards and sideways, are capable of producing great sounds with surround sound quality. When watching movies, listening to music, or playing games, we rarely found the need to attach an external speaker or use our headphones.
If you want to control the sound quality, the GX700 includes an audio software called the Sonic Studio II. From there you can select presets (Default, Movie, Music, Gaming), select an equalizer, or manually adjust Bass Boost, Smart EQ, Reverb, and Voice Clarity. There’s Sonic Radar II as well for a more immersive experience when gaming.
OS, Apps, Storage
Handling the software department is Microsoft’s Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. It comes with preinstalled ASUS software including the ones mentioned earlier in this review. Other software you can find in the GX700 are the ROG GameFirst III, CyberLink PhotoDirector 5, CyberLink PowerDirector 12, Evernote, Foxit PhantomPDF, Mcafee Internet Security, Microsoft Office, TeamViewer 10, and WPS Office for ASUS. These apps can be uninstalled so it won’t deal much damage when it comes to storage, however, the 512GB SSD might be limiting to heavy users. Below is the SSD’s benchmark scores under CrystalDiskMark: