Reviews for the Asus GL502VM-FY377T
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Positive: Large screen; decent hardware; good price; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2017
Model: The Asus GL502VM-FY377T is a high-performance gaming laptop. A user can enjoy the latest games with a compact and lightweight format. It features unparalleled performance with the 7th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics with Microsoft DirectX 12 support. The latest hardware is capable of providing powerful and efficient performance for hardcore gaming sessions, live streaming, video editing and other multitasking productivity scenarios. With a profile of 2.3 cm and a weight of just 2.2 kg, the ROG Strix GL502 is an ultraportable device that user can transport comfortably in any backpack or shoulder bag. Users can enjoy their games while waiting for a flight, relax in a cafeteria or compete in a LAN party with the ROG Strix GL502. As for material, the cover of the laptop is made of aluminum, whereas the chassis is made of plastic. The ROG Strix GL502 incorporates a gum-type gaming keyboard with very comfortable and precise scissor-type keys with red backlighting. The keyboard also includes a clearly differentiated WASD area. The anti-ghosting keys guarantee the registration of up to 30 presses in an instant and correct way, even if users press them all at the same time. The ROG G502 incorporates the Nvidia G-SYNC technology, which eliminates delays and jerks that often accompany V-Sync. Nvidia G-SYNC synchronizes the refresh rate of the screen with the GPU to eliminate choppy images and reduce jerks and delays. Hence, users can enjoy perfect action without affecting system performance. To pair the G-SYNC technology, the gaming laptop includes a 15.6-inch panel with very fast response time and exceptional color fidelity from any angle.
The laptop features the Hyper-Cool Duo-Copper cooling system which incorporates copper heat pipes and a system with two independent fans that separately cool the CPU and GPU. This design promotes a more efficient cooling that guarantees the stability needed for more intense gaming marathons. As for memory, the ROG Strix GL502 includes 12 GB of DDR4 RAM, the most advanced memory standard. With expanded capacity, faster memory and reduced power consumption, the laptop is capable of delivering enhanced gaming experience. For storage, it features a high-speed 128 GB SSD drive and also a 1 TB HDD SATA drive, so the user has all the space they need. For software, the ROG Gaming Center control center is provided which improves gaming experience by providing system information, the ability to configure key shortcuts, audio settings and game recording from a simple interface. Thanks to network traffic optimization, the ASUS GameFirst III technology provides faster online gaming without delays. Its intuitive interface allows a user to choose between 4 priority modes, which are Optimization, Game, Streaming and File Sharing.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): 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. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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).
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