ASUS ROG GL753VE-DS74 17.3-inch

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The ASUS ROG GL753VE-DS74 is a bestselling 17.3-inch gaming laptop that has been praised for its Kaby Lake processor, larger display, RGB backlit keyboard, 10-series NVIDIA graphics card and for its great cooling system. However the mechanical hard drive that ships with this model is a slower 5400rpm drive and you might want to replace it with something faster if you intend on installing your games on it. While some laptops in this price category struggle with extracting the heat from the powerful hardware, the ASUS ROG GL753VE-DS74 features a very effective cooling system that ensures that this laptop operates to its full potential.

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  • Dedicated NVIDIA GPU
  • Kaby Lake processor
  • Good amount of RAM
  • USB 3.1 Type-C


  • Slow 5400rpm HDD
  • Not the loudest speakers
  • SSD too small for hardcore gamers

Bottom Line

The ASUS ROG GL753VE-DS74 offers decent performance for a great price, however the slower 5400rpm hard drive will need to be replaced if you intend on installing your games on it.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 75
    Laptop Mag January 25, 2017

    If you're looking for a gaming PC but don't have the cash to drop on something that's VR-ready, you can still find a laptop that will play most games. The Asus ROG Strix GL753 ($1,099 to start, $1,299 as tested) is one of the first notebooks on the market with Nvidia's GTX 1050 Ti GPU, along with the company's first RGB-backlit keyboard to add a bit of color. It's a solid laptop, but other systems are on the way with similar specs for under $1,000.

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  • 78
    CNet March 8, 2017

    Other laptops offer the same mainstream graphics power for less, but the Asus ROG Strix GL753 dresses it up with a nice display and game-friendly extras.

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  • 80
    TechRadar January 13, 2017

    The GL753 is a stellar 17-inch laptop with a price almost too good to be true. If you're looking for a big screen and solid full HD performance, it's a great choice.

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  • 60
    PCMag February 21, 2017

    The Asus ROG Strix GL753V is a reasonably priced entry point to Pascal graphics and performance. This gaming laptop includes plenty of storage and port options, but doesn't physically look or feel worth its price.

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Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 4GB GDDR5
RAM 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight6.60 lbs
Battery Life5 hours
Hard Drive 1256 SSD
Hard Drive 21024 HDD 5400
Display Size17.3 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlit
Connectivity3x USB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 2) | Mini DisplayPort | HDMI | Gigabit Ethernet | Dual Band AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers | Dolby-powered ICEPower Audio
Webcam720p HD
Additional FeaturesBacklit RGB Aura Keyboard | Memory card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)16.30 x 10.70 x 1.30

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