Bearing the top of the line Republic of Players (ROG) mark, the most current laptop from Asus guarantees to play “top computer games” at 1080p effortlessly – in any case, surprisingly, costs under £1,000.
Likewise, Asus isn’t just pitching the GL552 at players; it has its eye on creatives as well. That is no stun, given the measure of energy inside this framework.
Asus gaming is dependably acutely planned, with a decent soundness between gaming laptop overabundance and great nuance.
It’s a decent look, and Asus has accomplished to stack the outline accompanies powerful network alternatives.
The left-hand side has a two USB 3 ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C attachment, and a HDMI yield, and the right-hand edge has USB and a DVD and sound network drive.
It accompanies a 15.6-inch with great precision, top-level brilliance, and spot-on hues.
It makes both watching movies and gaming delight, and since the non-touch screen additionally includes a matte covering, you are never forced to gaze back at your individual reflection.
When I watched the trailer for the creepy crawly man, the Asus ROG GL552 show nailed Russell Crowe’s turquoise blue suit in a way that shouted the 1970s much louder than the mystery’s retro text style.
TouchPad and Keyboard
The ROG GL552 console streams vile red light and highlights an additional band of red features along the base of the A, S, W, and D keys. Writing on the dark plastic keys felt smart, on account of a truly ordinary incitation commonplace 1.87mm of key travel and weight of 60 grams. Asus likewise figured out how to crush a 10-key Numpad on the correct side of the console.
That is really awesome since my typical writing pace ranges from 75 to 80 words for every moment.
Though it doesn’t get the indistinguishable backdrop illumination treatment as the console, the 4.1 x 2.75-inch touchpad highlights a same level of responsiveness. The cushion precisely and in a flash enlisted my swipes, clicks and multitouch signals, for example, two-finger looking over.
Graphics and Gaming
On this value run, you are not going to show signs of improvement designs card than the GL552’s Nvidia 960M GPU including 2GB of VRAM, which puts Asus’ laptop on the indistinguishable balance at its rivals.
When we performed Metro: Last Light on low settings at 1920 x 1080, the GL552 scored 59 outlines for every second. This was somewhat behind the V15 Nitro’s 67 fps and about the indistinguishable as the Inspiron 15 7000’s 58 fps. In any case, when we pumped up the designs to high, every one of the three frameworks fell under 20 fps, which isn’t playable. In any case, on a less requesting diversion like Dota 2, the GL552 essentially drifted in the vicinity of 80 and 70 fps on max settings. It’s just for designs hungry recreations like a Metro or GTA 5 that you should venture down the settings on the off chance that you wish to achieve a steady 60 fps.
The Asus ROG GL552’s stereo speakers include SonicMaster tech that should offer rich, high-devotion sound, in any case, in my experience, both music and computer games sounded somewhat shallow.
When I tuned in to Ratatat’s “Cream on Chrome,” the twangy guitars and pounding bass didn’t have the indistinguishable profundity and effect that I got notification from various frameworks. Changing to the front line present in the AudioWizard application gave a slight change in the bass, however still didn’t do adequate to enable the general sound to involvement.
On less requesting obligations like gushing HD video from Hulu, the ROG GL 552 strayed just 5 degrees over our ordinary 95-degree help edge on its base. The space between the G and H keys and touchpad were cooler at 92.5 and 90 degrees.
The issue is that while gaming, temps close to the vent on the left half of the framework shot as much as more than 125 degrees. On its base, temperatures climbed just two or three degrees, which implies you’ll have the capacity to in any case get in some laptop gaming; you essentially should be mindful so as to avoid its super-hot left side.
Hardware and Performance
Asus put a Skylake Core i7-6700HQ processor under our test unit, matched with Nvidia GTX 960M illustrations, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and mixture stockpiling, with an M.2 SATA SSD and a 2.5″ HDD. The PC runs Windows 10, and the preinstalled programming bundle is thrifty, with an Office and McAfee Trial, Dropbox and just a couple of various projects.
With such an exceedingly successful setup, the laptop feels extremely smart in every day to utilize. It effectively handles perusing and sight and sound substance, together with 4K or HEVC cuts.
With a period of 4 hours and 44 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, the GL552 fell between the quality numbers handed over by Acer and Dell. It endured about 2 entire hours longer than the iron deficient 2:40 characteristic of V15 Nitro, in any case, happened shy of Inspiron 15 7000 (6:45) by around a similar edge.
When you’re set up to go above $1,000, there’s a $1,249 form of the GL552 which knocks up capacity with a 128GB SSD + 1TB half-breed and a Nvidia 960M GPU with 4GB of video RAM, as an option of the 2GB you get for the base model.
The Asus RoG GL552 is a cheaper, bring down spec go up against the RoG G752, which is one of the best gaming laptops money can purchase at this moment. Any likeness is, for the most part, visual, however. It’s not the ideal laptop. Be that as it may, with respect to offering a strong gaming background for your cash, it’s a better than average purchase.
The GTX 960M GPU hits the sweet spot, where it cam handle requesting computer games at moderate settings without costing as much as a second-hand auto. One you’d need to drive, in any case. Show quality is a staying level at this cost. Evidently, £900 isn’t adequate to have an IPS screen, despite the fact that prior GL552 models (and current ones in various nations) utilize such a board. So when you see an alternate rendition of the GL552 including an IPS screen, it’s probably going to be a superior buy than this correct one.