Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus FX502VM-AS73
No-frills gaming. The FX502VM offers nearly everything that comes with the GL502VM without significantly impacting performance. The SKU with the lowest-end TN display, however, should be avoided due to its very poor contrast.
The ASUS FX502 is a looker in terms of physique and form factor — it’s got a nice brushed metal look commonly seen on high-end gaming laptops and has great color accents. Its back-lit keyboard is also a plus for gaming even at night. Stereo speakers are effective and can be an alternative to wearing headphones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2017
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Slim size; solid workmanship; good price; decent hardware. Negative: Poor display; mediocre touchpad; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Model: The Asus FX502VM-AS73 is a reasonably priced entry-level gaming laptop. It packs the latest 7th gen Intel processor, Windows 10, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics in a compact and lightweight design. With a profile measuring just 23.5 mm and tipping the scales at a lightweight 2.2 kg, the Asus FX502VM has an ultra-portable design that fits snugly in a messenger bag or backpack. The jet-black chassis of the FX502VM contrasts the silver and orange found on higher-end ROG models like the G75x or G701 series. Its build quality is solid including its relatively strong base and rigid hinges. The design concept of the notebook is generally the same as the one of the ASUS ROG GL502, which features a brushed aluminim lid and plastic all around. The aluminum plate, which is also a huge fingerprint magnet, bends under pressure, but not enough to produce a ripple effect on the LCD screen. The Asus FX502VM has a specially-designed chiclet keyboard with red-backlit scissor-switch keys that offer 1.6 mm of travel distance for tactile keystrokes. It also features highlighted WASD keys so users know where their hands need to be. The keys feel clicky and stable and typing on this keyboard won’t take much time adjusting to it.
For display, the Asus FX502VM gives superior images with lifelike colors thanks to 100% sRGB color gamut. It utilizes a 15-inch panel with a super-fast wide-view panel to give wide 178° viewing angles so there's no color shift even when it is viewed from extreme positions. It features Full HD (1920×1080) resolution leading to a 0.18 x 0.18 mm pixel pitch and 142 ppi. Under the hood, there are a seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 discrete graphics card with 3 GB of DDR5 VRAM and full Microsoft DirectX 12 support, 16 GB DDR4 RAM, which is upgradable to 24 GB, a 128 GB Solid State Disk and a 1 TB Hard Disk Drive with 5400 RPM. Hence, games achieve good frame rates when they are played with high details. The laptop’s Hyper Cool Duo-Copper cooling system uses heat pipes and a dual fan system to cool the CPU and GPU independently. This design maximizes cooling efficiency to give the Asus FX502VM the stability required at any need. Although the laptop is quite thin, it offers all the needed connectivity options. Despite being thin and light, this laptop packs a decent amount of ports. It even features a LAN port, something that is not so common anymore. The Asus FX502VM-AS73 is meant to be an entry level gaming laptop but its specs suggest that this machine is made to fight in the mid-range category. After all, the GTX 1060 graphics card is definitely no entry level graphics card.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile: The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
81.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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