ASUS’s ROG series is one of the best when it comes to gaming. They have made excellent laptops and desktop that cater to the needs of gamers. In this Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71 review, we are analyzing their latest laptop that already got a few fans.
This new gaming notebook comes with some powerful hardware and is aimed at serious gamers. The price may not be that high when compared to other higher end notebooks, but the laptop promises to be a real gaming machine, and we figure that out in the rest of this review.
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The design is just as good as any other ROG laptop from ASUS. You get the premium looks and feel which will be pretty cool for a gamer. Unlike other laptops, this model is not that bulky when viewed from the sides. This might help if you also plan to use this as your daily driver for work or school/college.
When you open the notebook, you are greeted by the full keyboard and the trackpad. The keyboard is pretty decent and is neat for use. The red backlight might impress you or not depending on your taste. The trackpad is very ordinary and might feel out of place for some.
The laptop weighs about 5.6 pounds. This is not heavy considering this is a gaming laptop. You can take it with you as this isn’t that demanding in terms of weight. Overall, the design is neat and very usable.
Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71 Specs
The Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71 comes with a 15.6-inch full-HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is an IPS display, and you get really impressive viewing angles as a result of it. The picture quality is stellar, and you will, without a doubt, enjoy playing your games on this display.
The laptop is powered by an Intel Skylake processor. This i7 6700HQ processor comes with a default clock speed of 2.6GHz, and it can be increased with the help of Intel’s turbo boost technology. It comes with a cache of 8MB which can be more useful when you are busy with your everyday tasks.
This is one of the latest processors from Intel to hit the market. You get the advantage of getting your hands on one of the latest chips, and it is also a very powerful processor. You can run almost anything that is available in the market right now. This processor will also be very useful if you intend to use this laptop for things other than gaming as well.
Being a gaming laptop, the Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71 comes equipped with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M with a dedicated video memory of 2GB DDR5. This is an excellent high-end graphics card that can help you with some serious gaming.
You can play games like Star Wars: Battlefront, Fallout 4, FIFA 16, World of Warships, Metal Gear Solid V, GTA V and other similar games with good frame rates even at high settings. At this price range, you really can’t ask for more. If you are an online gamer, famous titles run smoothly as well.
All this power is well complimented by the memory department here. There are 16 gigs of DDR4 type RAM that should keep you busy for the coming few years. This is a generous amount of memory and as it is DDR4 you should so well even with the most demanding games out there.
If we have to point out a con, then this is it. The Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71 comes with a 1TB hard drive, and that’s it. There is no solid state drive here. This may not be a problem for a lot of people, but having an SSD in place will help you with the performance. The hard drive comes with Windows 10. This is the very best you can get in the Windows ecosystem right now.
Battery life is not something people are so keen on a gaming notebook. You can get around 5 hours of battery life when you are not playing and doing some light work. If you are gaming, then expect around 2 to 2.5 hours which isn’t that bad to be honest.
The laptop comes with all the necessary connectivity options you expect in a notebook. You can connect to the internet without wires, thanks to the 802.11a/c standard support. Bluetooth 4.0 comes in handy when you need to pair some external devices. You will also find the regular ports as well.
Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71 Review: Verdict
This is a gaming laptop that has all the features a serious gamer would expect. It has a brilliant processor, DDR4 memory, a high-end GPU and much more. If you are a hardcore gamer who needs a reliable gaming machine, this one is highly recommended.