ASUS FX502VM-AS73 15.6-inch

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The ASUS FX502VM-AS73 is a bestselling gaming laptop that has received positive reviews for its fast Intel processor, dedicated 10-series NVIDIA graphics, brilliant Full-HD display and for its great price. Some reviewers have mentioned that the keyboard layout is a bit weird and that the trackpad can be prone to misclicks. Another criticism is the fact that the ASUS FX502VM-AS73 offers subpar battery life, however this is not uncommon for gaming laptops with their power hungry hardware. Lastly, some noted that under load it can run a little too hot for their liking.


Gaming laptops have become extremely popular among gamers who want their rigs to be more portable, yet still powerful enough to play the latest game releases. ASUS are known for their mammoth ROG gaming laptops and while they are highly in demand with gamers, the company does offer the more affordable FX range of laptops.

The ASUS FX502VM-AS73 is one of their more powerful FX models and features a powerful seventh generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and an SSD and hard drive combo. While the processor and the memory are more than enough for gaming, the 128GB SSD is arguably too small for modern games which can take up over 50GB of storage space each. The ASUS FX502VM-AS73 also features a 1TB hard drive, however it is a slow 5400rpm drive and installed games on it will be noticeably slower when loading. The key to any good gaming laptop is its dedicated graphics and the ASUS FX502VM-AS73 features a powerful GTX 1060 from NVIDIA.

This VR-Ready GPU will easily allow you to play the latest 2017 games on the highest settings, though if you are using a 4K monitor you might want to turn down those settings. However, the ASUS FX502VM-AS73 has been criticized by some users for its subpar battery life and for its slightly odd keyboard layout, though the odd keyboard layout will just take some getting used to if you use the arrow keys for racing games.


Pros

  • Dedicated NVIDIA graphics
  • Powerful Intel i7 CPU
  • Attractive price
  • Great Full-HD display
  • SSD and HDD combo

Cons

  • Battery life
  • Tiny SSD
  • 5400rpm hard drive is slow
  • Odd arrow keys layout
  • TN panel offers narrow viewing angles
  • Poor cooling system

Bottom Line

The ASUS FX502VM-AS73 offers great gaming hardware for a great price, though the small SSD is not ideal for installing all of your favorite games and the keyboard layout is not ideal for those games that require the arrow keys.


NINJA SCORE:
77
Positive Reviews
$1249.00
(as of 05-08-2021 19:03 UTC) Details
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Critic Reviews

  • 82
    NotebookCheck March 5, 2017

    The FX502VM offers nearly everything that comes with the GL502VM without significantly impacting performance. The SKU with the lowest-end TN display, however, should be avoided due to its very poor contrast.

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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 3GB GDDR5
RAM 16GB DDR4
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight4.9 lbs
Battery Life4 hours
Hard Drive 11000 HDD 5400
Hard Drive 2128 SSD
Display Size15.6 inch
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlight
ConnectivityBluetooth | Wi-Fi | 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack | 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert | 1x HDMI | 1x mini Display Port | 3x USB 3.0
WebcamIntegrated webcam
Additional FeaturesSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)15.4 x 10.5 x 0.9
Warranty1 Year International Warranty
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