ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM-DS74 15.6-inch

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The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM-DS74 is a bestselling 15.6-inch gaming laptop that has received positive reviews for its sleek silver color, powerful seventh generation Intel CPU, dedicated 10-series NVIDIA graphics and for its SSD and HDD combo. However, some users have voiced their concerns that the laptop does run hot while playing games and that the screen quality is not as good as on their higher end ROG laptops. While the screen bleeding is a letdown and the heat buildup is only a minor letdown, the ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM-DS74 still manages to offer good performance all-round.


  • Powerful i7 CPU
  • Dedicated NVIDIA GPU
  • VR-Ready
  • SSD + HDD combo


  • Heat buildup
  • Display bleeding
  • Battery life

Bottom Line

The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM-DS74 wears the ROG name with pride, however it does have known issues with heat buildup and the display does suffer from some backlight bleeding.

Positive Reviews
(as of 31-05-2023 19:06 UTC) Details
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Critic Reviews

  • NotebookCheck January 25, 2017

    Asus has refreshed its portable GL502VM series with Kaby Lake and... not much else. Don't expect any tangible benefits in gaming performance or even battery life out of this Xotic PC SKU.

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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 6GB GDDR5
RAM 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight4.9 lbs
Battery Life5.25 hours
Hard Drive 11000 HDD 5400
Hard Drive 2128 SSD
Display Size15.6 inch
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlight | NVIDIA G-SYNC
Connectivity3x USB 3.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 2) | HDMI | mini Displayport | Gigabit Ethernet | Dual Band ac WiFi | Bluetooth 4.1
AudioStereo speakers
Additional FeaturesSD card reader | backlit keyboard
Dimension (LxWxH)15.4 x 10.5 x 0.9
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