ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM-DB71 15.6-inch

The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM is a bestselling 15.6-inch gaming laptop that has been praised for its powerful Intel Skylake processor, its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards, its great audio and thin and light gaming design. But like all gaming laptops the battery life is rather poor and it is more suited as a desktop replacement. Weighing in at 4.9 pounds and a mere 0.92 inches thick, the ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM is well below the category average.

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  • Intel Skylake i7 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Thin and light
  • Empty M.2 slot


  • No SSD as a standard
  • Heats up under load
  • Plastic design
  • Battery life
  • No optical drive
  • ASUS bloatware

Bottom Line

The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM offers powerful hardware in a thin and light design, but the reduced size means that it will heat up more than some of the other ASUS ROG laptops.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 90
    TechRadar September 14, 2016

    The Asus ROG Strix GL502 can be configured with a variety of components. But, with a starting price of $1,399 (about £1,055, AU$1,850), it definitely isn't a budget buy even if it nets you a 1TB hard drive disk (HDD) and 6GB Nvidia GTX 1060. For a slightly lower price, you can get the highest-end version of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 or Lenovo Ideapad Y700, but you'll be limited to the Nvidia GTX 960M for graphics. (Please not that the review features the more powerful GeForce GTX 1070)

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  • 85
    NotebookCheck December 17, 2016

    The Asus GL502VM is a slim, 15.6-inch gaming laptop which can run games smoothly on its matte, FHD screen. The hardware needs a lot of cooling, so the laptop can become noisy.

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Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 6GB GDDR5
RAM 16GB DDR4 2133MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight4.9 lbs
Battery Life5 hours
Hard Drive 11024 HDD 7200
Display Size15.6 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlit | In-plane switching | G-SYNC
Connectivity3x USB 3.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 2) | Mini DisplayPort | HDMI | Gigabit Ethernet | Dual Band AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers | ASUS SonicMaster Technology
WebcamHD 720p
Additional FeaturesBacklit keyboard | SD Media Card Reader
Dimension (LxWxH)15.35 x 10.47 x 0.92
Warranty1 year

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