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Asus ROG Strix GL502

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Asus ROG Strix GL502. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and screen. The price and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, portability, price, screen, durability

reliability, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus ROG Strix GL502 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ROG Strix GL502

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Asus ROG Strix GL502 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and keyboard. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the connectivity and reliability get less positive reviews.

performance, portability, screen, keyboard, durability

size, reliability, connectivity

74% 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)

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus ROG Strix GL502

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Asus ROG Strix 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. Reviews about the reliability and battery are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the keyboard. Many are critical 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

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Asus ROG Strix GL502 review

 

It's hard not to love a gaming laptop this good

Rocks Full HD gaming ; Deliciously vibrant screen ; Surprisingly powerful speakers

Poor battery life

Asus' first Strix-branded laptop is a Full HD gaming rock star complete with an amazing screen and booming speakers to bring the noise.

Sep, 2016

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 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 case gets noticeably hot. Overall, we like the GL502VM...

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, decent...

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 RAM...

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.

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, no...

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...

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: 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

Expert review by: Koh Wanzi (hardwarezone.com)

ASUS ROG Strix GL502 gaming notebook preview: Orange is the new black

 

ASUS has updated its ROG Strix GL502 gaming laptop with NVIDIA's latest Pascal graphics cards. The ROG Strix GL502 combines a fresh new design with powerful performance, and it also happens to be one of the slimmer gaming notebooks on the market today....

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Anthony Agius (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Asus ROG Strix GL502 Gaming Laptop

 

15.6in laptop that'll play all your favourite games and won't break your back.

it's hard not to recommend a gaming laptop that won't break your wallet or your back.

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

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

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
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):1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / 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 802.11ac / 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:N / No

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
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

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:9.23
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:180 / 230

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / 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:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
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 / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / 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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 97185 / I7-6700HQ
Processor code:SR2FQ
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
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 III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.6 / 265.9 / 266
Height :23.5 / 3 / 3.01 / 30 / 30.1
Weight:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.34 / 2.4
Width:389.8 / 39 / 390