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Asus ROG GL502

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of Asus ROG GL502. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and durability. The screen and portability are also appreciated. The connectivity and touchpad get critical reviews. Comments are divided on the size.

performance, portability, screen, durability, price

battery, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus ROG GL502 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ROG GL502

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Asus ROG GL502 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The keyboard and portability also get good opinions, but there are some negative reviews about the connectivity and reliability.

performance, portability, keyboard, durability, screen

size, reliability, connectivity

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus ROG Strix GL502VM-DB71-HID5 15.6" G-SYNC i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz (FHD/1060 6G/PCIe 512G SSD+2T HDD/16G RAM)Asus ROG Strix GL502VM-DB71-HID5 15.6" G-SYNC i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz (FHD/1060 6G/PCIe 512G SSD+2T HDD/16G RAM)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus ROG GL502

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Asus ROG GL502 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and battery. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the keyboard. There are some negative opinions about the touchpad and usability.

performance, design, battery, reliability

portability, usability, touchpad

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ROG GL502VS-DB71 15.6" Full­HD Gaming Laptop,Intel Core i7­6700HQ,NVIDIA GTX 1070,256GB PCIE SSD+1TB HDD,Windows 10,BlackASUS ROG GL502VS-DB71 15.6" Full­HD Gaming Laptop,Intel Core i7­6700HQ,NVIDIA GTX 1070,256GB PCIE SSD+1TB HDD,Windows 10,Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Strix GL502VM-DS74 Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

 

Kaby Lake gamer. 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.

strong CPU and GPU performance ; steady fan noise under low loads ; G-Sync standard w/ no Optimus ; FHD and UHD display options ; NVMe SSD + 2.5-inch SATA III ; GTX 1060/1070 options ; easy serviceability ; relatively thin ; rigid chassis

no 120 Hz/5 ms display options ; relatively soft keyboard keys ; loud fan noise when gaming ; no Killer WLAN options ; speakers lack bass ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; short battery life

Similar to our conclusions between the Skylake XPS 13 9350 and Kaby Lake XPS 13 9360, the Skylake GL502VM and Kaby Lake GL502VM are essentially interchangeable. Even gamers will be hard pressed to find any real-world performance advantages from the...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ROG Strix GL502VM Notebook Review

 

Powerful and Slim. The Asus GL502VM is a slim, 15.6-inch gaming laptop which can run games smoothly on its matte, FHD screen. The hardware needs a lot of cooling, so the laptop can become noisy.

matte IPS screen ; fast SSD ; lot of storage space thanks to the extra HDD ; G-Sync ; slim case ; fast WLAN module

relatively high power consumption while idle ; during times of high usage, the laptop gets loud

The Asus GL502VM is a slim 15.6-inch gaming laptop.The powerful hardware allows this model to run most games at high to maximum settings. In addition, Nvidia G-Sync enables smoother processing of frames. At load, the laptop gets really loud and the...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ROG Strix GL502VS Notebook Review

 

Let the games begin. Asus sent us one of the first 15-inch notebooks with the extremely fast Pascal GPU GeForce GTX 1070. The informed reader expects big performance gains and is not disappointed. The manufacturer focuses on continuity for the other...

comprehensive and modern port selection ; pretty frugal for the performance ; excellent maintainability ; nice and well-built chassis ; very good 3D performance ; decent multimedia speakers ; generally good input devices ; high-contrast IPS display ;...

response times might be too slow for ambitious gamers ; creaking sounds from the rear of the chassis under pressure ; gliding capabilities of the touchpad not perfect ; no accessories despite the high price ; rather mediocre SSD performance ; only 2...

Asus' new ROG Strix GL502VS left a convincing impression in general. One main aspect is the enormous performance of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. Gamers that are not too noise-sensitive should be very happy with the device.We already mentioned in the...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ROG Strix GL502VY-DS71 Notebook Review

 

GTX 980M update. The higher-end SKU adds G-Sync, a GTX 980M, and one more SODIMM slot over the lower-end GL502VT. Its lack of both an 8 GB GDDR5 option and external G-Sync support can be a bit of a bummer. Is this the 15-inch gaming notebook to get for...

faster display response times than GL502VT ; Nvidia G-Sync; no Optimus ; 2x DDR4 SODIMM slots ; no system throttling ; USB Type-C Gen. 2 ; good build quality ; easy accessibility

non-replaceable or upgradeable CPU and GPU ; GeForce GTX 980M w/ only 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM ; narrower color gamut than GL502VT ; shorter battery life than GL502VT ; louder fan noise than GL502VT ; touchpad a fingerprint magnet ; moderate backlight bleeding...

Our fears of a throttling system can be put to rest as the GL502VY performs at its maximum when under gaming loads. Both core and surface temperatures are kept in check by louder and faster fans, so headphones are recommended even more so than on the...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-DS74 Notebook Review

 

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...

very accurate colors; nearly complete sRGB coverage ; relatively thin considering the hardware ; GTX 970M w/ 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM ; no major throttling issues ; high quality matte panel ; respectable runtimes ; easy serviceability ; good build quality ;...

poor bass reproduction; no dedicated subwoofer ; PWM on all brightness levels except maximum ; slow sequential write rates from Lite-On SSD ; no native Thunderbolt 3 support ; only two internal storage bays ; only one DDR4 SODIMM slot ; no dedicated...

The Strix GL502 series is Asus' answer to the Aorus X5S for a cheaper price and better build quality without all the bells and whistles. Indeed, the system strips away many features that hardcore gamers may find difficult to let go of including RAID 0,...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

ASUS' ROG Strix GL502VS is a mid-range (and VR-ready) gaming laptop

 

The Strix is an excellent mid-range gaming laptop. It may not have a premium build, and it suffers from middling battery life, but it has more than enough power to handle any game you might care to throw at it. Even in virtual reality.

Fast and powerful ; Lightweight for its size ; VR ready

Disappointingbattery life ; Finicky trackpad ; Distractingbright orange accents

ASUS' Republic of Gamers brand has a strong pedigree for reasonably priced, powerful gaming laptops, and the GL502VS Strix is exactly that: a mid-range gaming rig that can handle just about anything you might throw at it, even virtual reality. Some...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS Review: Mainstream GTX 1070 with G-SYNC

 

ASUS offers a wide assortment of gaming laptops under “Republic of Gamers”, or 'ROG', with models such as the G752 lineup, the liquid cooled models in the GX800 series, and a few models for those who need more gaming per dollar. Today we are looking at...

Despite the less than amazing chassis, the ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS does offer a competitive value for what is offered. The pricing is reasonable for a powerful gaming laptop, starting around $1275 for the GTX 1060 GL502VM with no SSD. The GTX 1070...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Asus ROG Strix (GL502VT-DS74) Review

 

Don't be fooled by its slim 0.9-inch profile. The Asus ROG Strix GL502VT is a miniature behemoth. This gaming laptop delivers a high-end Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics performance despite its svelte frame. Starting at $1,399 ($1,599 as tested), the...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Asus ROG Strix GL502VS Review Tim Schiesser

 

The Asus ROG Strix GL502VS sits towards the top end of the performance and price scale. It doesn't have any ludicrous dual-GPU setups inside, but its GeForce GTX 1070 discrete graphics chip offers better performance than your typical gaming laptop or...

GTX 1070 is perfect for 1080p gaming up to 120 FPS. 1080p 120Hz G-Sync display complements the GPU. Lightest 15.6-inch GTX 1070 laptop available. Attractive price.

Weak SSD performance. Disappointing keyboard. Plastic construction looks a bit cheap.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Asus ROG Strix GL502VS

 

The 15.6" Asus ROG Strix GL502 is a thin and light gaming laptop with the new NVIDIA Pascal generation GeForce GTX 1070 8GB DDR5 dedicated graphics. This is one of the more powerful 15.6" laptops on the market, which is particularly impressive since it...

Insanely powerful for a 5.5 lb. 15" gaming laptop. High quality components, good keyboard and display. NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphics

Battery life is short. Stereo speakers are anemic

For years we've had PC specialists--the desktop for really heavy work and the best gaming quality, the 15" jack of all trades home or work laptop with a screen big enough to see easily and a roomy keyboard, and the 13" Ultrabook (or convertible) for...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ASUS SonicMaster Premium Technology / SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:5000 / 62 / 64
Battery capacity (Watt hours):62 / 64
Battery life (max):6
Battery performance:5000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:UL, TUV, CE, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, GOST-R, CB, Energy star, WEEE, RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey, Metallic / Titanium
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:9.23 / 9.5
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:180 / 230

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 24 / 32 / 64 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 24 / 32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Other Features

Audio system:ASUS SonicMaster Premium Technology

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:9.23 / 9.5
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:180 / 230

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Chipset:Intel H170 / Intel HM170 / Intel HM175
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel H170 / Intel HM170 / Intel HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-6300HQ / i5-7300HQ / I7-6700HQ / i7-6820HK / i7-7700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6300HQ / i5-7300HQ / I7-6700HQ / i7-6820HK / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:R0
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
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 Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88959 / 88967 / 88969 / 97185 / 97456
Processor code:SR2FL / SR2FP / SR2FQ
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Language:Italian
Trial software:Microsoft Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSDXC, SD / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), SD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDXC / MMC, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
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:PCI Express / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express / SATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 1512 / 2512 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Height:0.917 / 0.925 / 1.18 / 1.19
Weight:4.41 / 4.81 / 4.85 / 4.94 / 5.07 / 5.16 / 5.29 / 52.9
Width:15.3 / 15.4