ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD 15.6-inch

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The ASUS ROG Strix GLGL553VD 15.6-inch gaming laptop as received positive reviews for its Aural RGB backlit keyboard, its rich 15-inch IPS 1920X1080 display, its included USB Type-C port, its comfortability, and its powerful hardware, which includes an Intel Core i7-7700HQ that is paired with 16GB of RAM, along with a decent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050. However, for the price, one would hope for an SSD, but instead you get a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive. Furthermore, its battery life is poor and the sound quality is said to be average at best. Some also noted that the fans can get loud when the laptop is getting pushed with games or demanding tasks. For the price, one would have hoped for a solid state drive, but all-in-all, the ASUS ROG Strix GLGL553VD drives a commendable performance overall.

Positive Reviews
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  • Powerful Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Beautiful FHD display
  • USB Type-C port
  • RGB backlit keyboard
  • GeForce GTX 1050 is decent


  • No SSD
  • Poor battery life
  • Price
  • Mediocre speakers
  • Loud fans

Bottom Line

For the price, ASUS have cut some corners with the mechanical hard drive, but otherwise the ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD is a decent gaming machine with a powerful CPU.

Critic Reviews

  • 60
    LaptopMag February 2, 2017

    The Asus ROG Strix GL553VD is a budget gaming system that will play games on medium settings and has a comfy keyboard, but its weak speakers and poor battery life leave more to be desired.

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  • 80
    NotebookCheck March 14, 2017

    Budget gaming notebooks are becoming increasingly popular thanks to GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, and Asus has decided to throw their hat into the budget ring with the GL553VD. The notebook packs modest hardware into a well-built chassis with some nice extras, but are these factors worth the additional cost?

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  • 80
    TrustedReviews August 10, 2017

    The ROG STRIX GL553 is part of 2017’s new breed of sub-£1000 gaming laptops that can play the latest AAA games at Full HD resolution.

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  • 50
    DigitalTrends February 15, 2017

    Asus has made a name for itself as a manufacturer of reliable, affordable, and surprisingly capable gaming machines, under the Republic of Gamers brand. The latest, the ROG Strix, has all the makings of an excellent gaming laptop. This is a notebook that weighs in at 5.5 pounds, and is slightly over an inch thick, yet it boasts a GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, and 16GB of RAM.

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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 4GB GDDR5
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight5.5 lbs
Battery Life5 hours
Hard Drive 11000 HDD 7200
Display Size15.6 inch
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlight
Connectivity2 x USB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | USB-C Gen1 | HDMI | Wi-Fi | Bluetooth
Webcamintegrated webcam
Additional Featureskeyboard, touchpad, microSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)15 x 10.1 x 0.8
Warranty1 year international warranty

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