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ASUS ROG GL553VD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of ASUS ROG GL553VD. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the portability and screen, while the touchpad and battery get less positive views.

performance, price, usability, design, keyboard

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS ROG GL553VD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ROG STRIX GL553

 

Asus ROG STRIX GL553 review: This GTX 1050 laptop is the best we've seen so far, and comes in at under £900

Good performance ; Attractive design ; Quality screen

Mediocre battery life ; A little noisy ; So-so build quality

A great all-rounder of a gaming laptop.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Asus ROG Strix GL553VD-DS71 review

 

The Strix features an excellent display, rich stereo sound, and a handful of bizarre eccentricities.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Sam Medley (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ROG Strix GL553VD (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

 

Pricey budget gamer. Budget gaming notebooks are becoming increasingly popular thanks to GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, and Asus has decided to throw their hat into the budget ring with the GL553VD. The notebook packs modest hardware into a...

excellent, tactile keyboard ; RGB blacklighting options ; solid and sturdy chassis ; good thermal design ; bright and color accurate matte IPS display ; easy maintenance ; easily upgradeable

expensive for its specs ; middling battery life ; incredibly slow hard drive speeds ; loud, annoying fan ; poor port placement ; mediocre speakers ; disappointing touchpad

The Asus GL553VD is a prince among paupers. While its graphics card is targeted at the budget-conscious, its price is not. The same hardware can be found in the MSI GL62M about $100-150 less. that price can be even lower if users are willing to forgo...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

Asus Republic of Gamers Strix GL553VD-DS71 Review and Ratings

 

The GTX 1050 graphics in this Strix laptop tramples its previous-gen GeForce kin, and an RGB keyboard and IPS screen boost the appeal. But we need to see a lower price, given the performance falloff versus the GTX 1060.

Nice-quality IPS screen ; Includes USB Type-C port ; Relatively quiet cooling ; Zone-customizable RGB keyboard lighting

Expensive, given GeForce GTX 1050 graphics ; No SSD at this price ; Display lacks Nvidia G-Sync support ; Keyboard-layout quibbles

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Good but with some reservations

 

I am not into gaming at all but wanted a powerful laptop and in most respects it is just what I had hoped for as I do a lot of multitasking, edit photos, videos and music etc. However the screen display is a disappointment - the spec says it has a...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Best gaming laptop for the price

 

I did a lot of searching and this is the best gaming laptop for less than £1000. Mostly because it actually has a decent screen, 91%sRGB colourspace, 280nits brightness. Full review on notebookcheck. All of the other laptops in this price range may...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus GL553VD-FY047T

 

RGB Keyboard - Amazing! Very nice design and configured to go straight from the box.

Poor battery life - wish this was better. Played one game of Overwatch and the battery went from 100% to 12%

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR4 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:N / Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N / Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.3 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7300HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:97185 / 97456
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC,SD / SD / SD, MMC / SD,MMC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 2000 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

USB connector type:USB Type-A,USB Type-C

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:254 / 255
Height :30
Height (front):2.03 / 2.1
Height (rear):3 / 3.05
Weight:2 / 2.49 / 2.5
Width:383 / 383.5