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Asus GL552JX-CN154H

Specifications

Asus GL552JX-CN154H
Asus GL552JX-CN154H (GL552 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M - 2048 MB, Core: 993-1124 MHz, Memory: 1800 MHz, DDR3, ForceWare 347.25, Nvidia Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, 1600 MHz, Dual-Channel, 2 slots, both occupied
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 141 PPI, Samsung 156HL01-102, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM86 (Lynx Point)
Storage
Micron M600 MTFDDAV128MBF, 128 GB 
, + 1 x HGST HTS541010A9E680 1 TB
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 2x 3.5 mm stereo jack, Audio in + Audio out, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita DVDRAM UJ8G6
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 33 x 385 x 255 ( = 1.3 x 15.16 x 10.04 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Zip tie, Micro fiber cloth, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds), Power Supply: 449 g ( = 15.84 oz / 0.99 pounds)
Price
1400 Euro

 

Average Score: 75.88% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 81%, features: 47%, display: 89% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Asus GL552JX-CN154H

81.5% Asus GL552JX Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Gaming with limits. The Asus slogan for the new 15-inch ROG device is "Gaming Without Limits", which is unfortunately not the case because of the GeForce GTX 950M. If the limited performance is sufficient for you, you get a well-balanced multimedia notebook with an SSD, great input devices and a convincing display for 1,200 Euros (~$1354), which is, however, not without some flaws.
82% ASUS ROG GL552JX Review
Source: Think Digit English
All things considered, the ROG GL552JX offers a well-balanced set of features and performance at its selling price – which is rather attractive. It's not the best gaming laptop out there, but at its offer price it's a recommendation worthy deal for sure, if you're looking to have a gaming laptop that dresses the part as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
60% Asus ROG GL552 gaming laptop review
Source: Gadget Show English
The Asus ROG GL552 doesn't scream as fast as some of its Republic of Gamers siblings, and the cheaper build quality feels flimsier, but it's still capable of punching through the latest games with relative ease. Still, it's mighty expensive at £1199.99, the plastic chassis doesn't scream quality to us and the abysmal battery life will keep you tethered to a wall. It’s a hard sell as there are cheaper, much more powerful portable options out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo Y50 (GTX 960M) vs ASUS ROG GL552 (GTX 950M) in-depth comparison
Source: Laptop Media English
As expected, buying the more expensive notebook here, the Lenovo Y50, will bring you better performance and overall user experience due to the excellent build quality, design and superb sound. On the contrary, the GL552 excels in other important areas like screen quality and cooling system which is a big deal to consider when you add up the price tag. But keep in mind that the screen quality comes at a price as our tests indicate the presence of PWM (screen flickering) across all brightness levels except 100%. The same applies for the Lenovo Y50, but the frequency of the emitted light there is 21.6 kHz and can be considered way less harmful to your eyes.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2015

Foreign Reviews

Играем экономно. Обзор ноутбука ASUS ROG GL552JX
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; good design; productivity enough for most modern games; quiet and efficient cooling system; decent standard battery life. Negative: High price; poor display; noisy touchpad; poor speakers.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2015
80% Asus GL552JX teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%

Comment

Model: The Asus GL552JX-CN154H is a solid gaming laptop with impressive hardware and compactness. Overall design is edgy yet not over the top. The lid is textured and features a brushed metal inlay and the Asus branding. The dark-grey colour scheme is accentuated by red highlights. The Asus GL552JX-CN154H comes with a comfortable keyboard with superior response. Asus also opted to make upgrades easy with a slide-off panel. Depending on the model, the Windows 8.1 system comes with a beautiful 15.6 inch 16:9 HD, Full HD or IPS FHD panel, but either option will serve gamers well.

There are two processor options; an Intel Core i7-4720HQ or an Intel Core i5-4200H processor support by DDR3L 1600MHz RAM up to 16 GB in total. Graphics on the Asus GL552JX-CN154H is a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M with either 2 or 4 GB VRAM. There is a huge selection of internal storage devices ranging from 1 TB HDD to 256 GB SSD in M.2 format. Other features include an optical drive, a card reader, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI out and Mini-DisplayPort. There is also an HD webcam and the audio quality is good with the built-in SonicMaster speakers. The Asus GL552JX-CN154H comes with a 4-cell battery rated at 3200 mAh.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.  
4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

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.
2.6 kg:

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).


75.88%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-08-24 (Update: 2015-08-24)