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Asus ROG GL552VW Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 680 reviews of Asus ROG GL552VW Series. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and screen are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some negative reviews about the connectivity and sound. Views about the touchpad and reliability are mixed.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

battery, size, sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus ROG GL552VW Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ROG GL552VW Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Asus ROG GL552VW Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and price are on the whole positive. The design and screen also get good opinions. There are some critical opinions about the touchpad and reliability, and opinions about the portability and usability are different.

performance, screen, design, price, size

durability, reliability, touchpad

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71-HID13 Metal Grey 15.6" i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz 2GB GTX 960M Windows 10 (512GB SSD + 1TB HDD / 16GB RAM / BLURAY)Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71-HID13 Metal Grey 15.6" i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz 2GB GTX 960M Windows 10 (512GB SSD + 1TB HDD / 16GB RAM / BLURAY)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus ROG GL552VW Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 user reviews of Asus ROG GL552VW Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. The connectivity and battery get less positive opinions, while opinions are divided on the sound.

performance, price, usability, screen, durability

reliability, size, battery, connectivity

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 15-Inch Gaming Laptop, Discrete GPU GeForce GTX 960M 2GB VRAM, 16GB DDR4, 1TB (ROG Metallic)ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 15-Inch Gaming Laptop, Discrete GPU GeForce GTX 960M 2GB VRAM, 16GB DDR4, 1TB (ROG Metallic)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus ROG GL552VW Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Asus ROG GL552VW Series from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the price and design. Many are critical about the portability, while reviews are divided on the reliability.

design, price

portability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 15.6" Laptop (Metallic)ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 15.6" Laptop (Metallic)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Asus GL552VW Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

 

Mainstream update. The affordable ROG GL series gets Skylake, DDR4, USB Type-C, and other small changes to bring it up to speed. We check out the updated model and its performance gains with an overclocked GPU from Xotic PC.

high quality matte IPS display; accurate grayscale and colors, factory overclocked GPU; excellent gaming performance, good Turbo Boost performance under stress, 2x storage bays (M.2 + 2.5-inch SATA III), accessible storage bays and RAM slots, bright...

most internal components not easily accessible, high power consumption; short battery life, no native Thunderbolt 3 support, moderate backlight bleeding, case is a fingerprint magnet, system fan is never idle, no NVMe support, thick and heavy, weak...

Our analyses and conclusions are based on the conditions of the notebook out-of-the-box. Since Xotic PC units come overclocked and ready to go, our measurements related to temperatures, fan noise, performance, and battery life may be different from a...

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Asus ROG GL552VW review – Skylake multimedia 15-incher

 

The Asus GL552VW performs well, runs cool and quiet in pretty much every situation, and the IPS screen is a pleasure to look at. On the other hand, the build-quality is only average, and the keyboard and trackpad could use a breath of fresh air. Asus...

great display; solid performance; easy to upgrade; runs cool and quiet; the battery is not encased; fair price

chunky and heavy body; very weak screen frame on the plastic covered version - get the metallic unit instead; mushy keyboard and not the best trackpad; rather small battery

As we draw the line on the Asus ROG GL552VW, I can’t really recommend the unit tested here, with the plastic lid cover. And that might sound harsh, but shows how one bad design decision can ruin an otherwise good laptop.

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus RoG GL552VW review

 

What sits between cheap gaming laptops and ultra-expensive beasts you desire but can't really afford? That's what we're finding out today: it's the Asus RoG GL552VW review.

The Asus RoG GL552 is a more affordable, lower-spec take on the RoG G752, which is one of the best gaming laptops money can buy right now. Any resemblance is mostly visual, though.Superficial parts of the build are worse, the screen is nowhere near as...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus Republic of Gamers GL552VW (ROG) review - mid-range gaming

 

The ROG GL552VW is a good value mid-range gaming laptop let down by a mediocre screen

The GL552VW is still great value overall, but if you do have the extra budget, you should probably spend a little more on the admittedly larger MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro , which can be bought for about £200 more. As a gaming system, it’s better...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ROG GL552VW

 

Bearing the high-end Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand, the latest laptop from Asus promises to play "top games" at 1080p without a hitch – but, unusually, costs less than £1,000.

Solid 1080p gaming pace ; Fast, versatile Core i7 processor ; Smart design throughout ; High-quality keyboard

Disappointing and inconsistent screen ; Underwhelming speakers ; Spongy trackpad

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

Asus ROG GL552VW laptop review: An Alienware alternative in a budget - The Times of India

 

We tested the recently launched powerful Asus ROG GL552VW gaming laptop for a few days and here's our review.

*Impressive design ; *Affordable price ; *Powerful specifications

When it comes to factors like cooling system and looks/design, the laptop leaves no stone unturned to impress users. Performance-wise there is a little difference on the surface as compared to competitors. The display is decent, Windows 10 brings more...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Hardik Singh (digit.in)

Asus ROG GL552VW

 

Brilliant Budget gamer

Good Performance ; Looks Good ; Keeps temperatures under control

Bulky

The Asus ROG GL552VW is quite simply one of the best gaming laptops out there, under a budget of Rs. 1 lakh. We would have preferred better battery life, but one can make it work.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Leo Waldock (kitguru.net)

Asus ROG GL552VW Laptop Review

 

So you fancy an Asus Republic Of Gamers laptop but you don't much fancy spending £1,500 on your new purchase. We feel your pain, but honestly can't you trim your expectations? Surely you know an Asus ROG laptop is an expensive proposition? Well no, not...

Entry level pricing for a ROG laptop.

Screen has a tight viewing angle.

Asus delivers a cheap ROG laptop that provides decent value for money.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Bennett Ring (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Asus GL552

 

Gaming is all about the GPU.

This is an overall solid contender let down by the choice of GPU.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Derek A. (newegg.com)

Excellent Product!

 

-Upgraded the OS and System too SSD Sandisk m.2 2280 400x 512gb Runs better then ever load speed cut in half.. -Battery life is bad but replaceable battery Makes a bad to an ok/good.. -Love this lap top top only had for a week.. But SO far so good.

-Love the Speed -Very Cool Lookin -Easy Too upgrade -DDR4 RAM

-No wrist support -No bass For speakers -Screen quality Avg too low.. -No SSD -MSI Offers Same specs with a Free back back and Mouse Pad :O but i wanted asus..

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaste / SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3200 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):3 / 5
Battery performance:3200
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.2
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:UL, TUV, MIC, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, WEEE, Erp 2013 / UL, TUV, MIC, CE, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK/A-Tick, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, WEEE, Erp 2013
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Silver / Metallic
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
CUDA cores:640
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 960M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 20 / 24 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:SonicMaste / SonicMaster
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d / Y / Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Chipset:Intel H170 / Intel HM170
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel H170 / Intel HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-6300HQ / I7-6700HQ / i7-6700T
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6300HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440 / LGA1151
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:R0
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Tcase:66
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88959 / 88967
Processor code:SR2BU / SR2FP / SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015A

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home
Trial software:Microsoft Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / SATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 1512 / 2000 / 2048 / 2128 / 2256 / 2512 / 256 / 480 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1
Height:1.28 / 1.3
Height (front):0.921 / 1.27 / 1.28 / 1.29 / 1.35
Height (rear):1.3 / 1.37 / 1.57
Weight:5.62 / 5.71 / 5.73
Width:13.7 / 15.1 / 15.2