ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VT-DS71 15.6-inch

ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VT-DS71 15.6-inch

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  • Intel Skylake i7 CPU
  • Vibrant Full-HD display
  • Free slot for an M.2 SSD
  • USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Thin and light


  • ASUS bloatware
  • Built out of plastic
  • Heats up under load
  • No SSD
  • Battery life

Bottom Line

The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VT offers a thin and light design with a powerful i7 processor and a decent dedicated NVIDIA graphics card. But the reduced size means that it will heat up more than some of the other ASUS ROG laptops on the market.

The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VT-DS71 is a bestselling 15.6-inch gaming laptop that has been praised for its powerful Intel Skylake processor, its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 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 4.8 pounds and a mere 0.94 inches thick, the ASUS ROG Strix GL502 does struggle with heat build-up when you push the frame rates while gaming.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • NotebookCheck June 8, 2016

    Please note that this review covers the 6GB NVIDIA card version with the 128GB SSD: Thin, but not too thin. Asus seems to have struck a perfect balance in the race for a thinner and thinner gaming notebook while still maintaining case rigidity and enthusiast-level Nvidia GPU options. Inevitably, some important features have been omitted along the way.

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  • 90
    TechRadar September 14, 2016

    Asus' first Strix-branded laptop is a Full HD gaming rock star complete with an amazing screen and booming speakers to bring the noise.

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Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Discrete
Graphics Memory Dedicated
RAM 16GB DDR4 2133MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight 4.8 lbs
Battery Life 4.25 hours
Hard Drive 1 1024 HDD 7200
Display Size 15.6 inch
Display Type IPS
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Technology LED backlit | In-plane switching
Connectivity 3x USB 3.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 2) | Mini DisplayPort | HDMI | Gigabit Ethernet | Dual Band AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
Audio Stereo speakers | ASUS SonicMaster Technology
Webcam HD 720p
Additional Features Backlit keyboard | Multi-format card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 15.35 x 10.47 x 0.94
Warranty 1 year

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