ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 15.6-Inch

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The ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 is a bestselling 15.6-inch laptop that received positive reviews for its lightweight and sleek design, powerful hardware and impressive screen and graphics.  It has, however, received some criticism for the trackpad design and build quality and the red back lighting isn’t right for everyone.  The laptop runs cool and quick on most games and can make the perfect gaming machine for any gamer that likes to take their games with them wherever they go.

The ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 does come in at just above $1k, but it is still a worthwhile laptop to make this list.  It features the latest Intel Core i7 6700HQ processor and a full 16 GB of RAM along with a 1 TB hard drive running at 7200 RPM.  This means that you can not only store almost anything you want on this laptop, but everything should load relatively fast.

Backed by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, you will easily be able to run all the latest generation of games at relatively high frame rates and only the latest next gen titles will really tax your system.  On top of that, this device includes the latest and fastest USB 3.1 Type-C port to allow for some of the fastest transfers using compatible devices along with next generation DDR4 RAM for additional performance boost over older machines.

If you are on the hunt for a gaming powerhouse and you have a little extra to spend, you can’t go wrong with the ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71.  It provides all the specs you need for the perfect all around laptop and gaming powerhouse in one and, with its newly released Skylake based chipset, your hardware won’t be left in the dirt for some time to come.


  • Lightweight
  • Powerful Specs
  • Relatively Cool Running


  • Trackpad
  • Red Back Lighting
  • No Ethernet

Bottom Line

The ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 15.6 is a powerful gaming machine with amazing hardware and design that runs very cool for a gaming laptop but the trackpad feels somewhat cheap and the red back lighting isn't for everyone.

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Critic Reviews

  • 78
    TrustedReviews February 1, 2016

    Asus gaming hardware is always keenly designed, with a good balance between gaming laptop excess and smart subtlety. The GL552VW is no different. The lid is made from dark, mottled plastic, with a brushed metal centre-panel that's home to the Asus and Republic of Gamers logos.

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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 2GB Dedicated
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight5.6 lbs
Battery Life4.25 hours
Hard Drive 11024 HDD 7200
Display Size15.6 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyMatte IPS FHD display
Connectivity2x USB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | USB Type-C | HDMI | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioICESound support
Additional FeaturesBacklit keyboard, memory card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)10.10 x 15.10 x 1.30
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