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Asus ROG GL502

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Asus ROG GL502. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the price and durability are generally positive. The portability and screen are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, screen, portability, durability, price

size, 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 really like the screen and durability. The keyboard and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts 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)

Oct, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and battery. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the touchpad and usability, while there are some mixed reviews about the keyboard.

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

Oct, 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

Camera

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

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: Yes
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88959 / 88967 / 88969 / 97185 / i5-6300HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor package size:42

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Language:ITA

Storage

SSD form factor:M.2