Inside ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022) – disassembly and upgrade options
The option to upgrade a laptop down the line is a quite important aspect. It allows you to stay up to date, and not spend as much money in the first place.
1. Remove the bottom plate
To access this notebook’s internals, you need to undo a total of 11 Phillips-head screws. One of them is captive, and slightly lifts the bottom panel, so you can start the prying process from there. Be gentle, while you lift the panel, as you will need to undo two ribbon cables that connect the LED strip to the motherboard.
Inside, you will find a 90Wh battery pack. First, unplug the connector from the motherboard. Then, undo all 4 Phillips-head screws, that secure the package to the body.
3. Memory and storage
In terms of memory, there are two SODIMM slots. According to ASUS, the laptop supports up to 32GB of DDR5 RAM. Storage-wise, you have access to two M.2 PCIe x4 slots. They both support Gen 4 SSDs.
4. Cooling system
As for the cooling, there are six heat pipes, four heat sinks, and two fans. It’s good to see that even the VRMs and the graphics memory are being actively cooled. Moreover, the CPU gets a liquid metal treatment.
ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713R (2022) in-depth review
The last couple of years has been really generous for the mobile gamer. While laptops may never be as powerful as their desktop relatives, the competition in the hardware industry made them a really good option for gaming. Not to mention the fact that it is now extremely difficult to get top-notch desktop graphics cards. ASUS seems to be really on it, as they pushed one of its best-selling gaming notebooks to the shelves really early on. At least, when compared to the competition. Probably one of the reasons for that is that they didn't really bother changing much, compared to the older un[...]
- Ryzen 6000H CPUs with liquid metal thermal compound
- 2x SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4 slots
- Wi-Fi 6E + 2.5G LAN port
- Covers 96% of the sRGB color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (BOE NE173FHM-NZ6 (BOE0A00))
- 360Hz panel with blazingly quick response times and Adaptive-Sync (BOE NE173FHM-NZ6 (BOE0A00))
- PWM-free (BOE NE173FHM-NZ6 (BOE0A00))
- RGB all around the place
- Very good battery life
- No Web camera
- No SD card slot and Thunderbolt support