Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus GL552JX-DM120
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The laptop isn't designed to be carried around all the time (although there's nothing stopping you from doing that) and battery life is pretty weak too. Other than these two factors though, it performs well in gaming, if you don't have very high expectations. It also has a very good anti-glare screen, looks stylish, and is upgradeable. We strongly recommend adding another stick of RAM and an SSD for better overall performance if you do plan on getting it, but then again this will push the price up by quite a bit. Also, given how quickly Asus refreshes its lineup, we wouldn't be surprised to see a Skylake version of the GL552JX in the near future.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Laptop Media
Our first opinion on the notebook stays the same – it looks like a ROG device, but doesn’t leave the same impression. The build quality isn’t what we are used to seeing on a ASUS ROG notebook – the plastic feels cheap (except for the interior, the interior feels pretty nice), it’s heavier (2.6 kg) and bulkier than most of its competitors with even more powerful hardware, and finally the lid bends too much when the smallest amount of pressure is applied. The touchpad is also awful with the wobbling effect getting in the way all the time. It makes it a challenge when using the left and right mouse buttons. At least the keyboard is good with the right amount of key travel and tactile feedback.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2015
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good price; comfortable keyboard; relatively good IPS display; good cooling system; M.2 SATA slot. Negative: Plastic fabrication; "Wobbly" touchpad; mediocre battery life; bulkier and heavier than expected.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/27/2015
Model: Beautifully simplistic in design, the Asus GL552JX-DM120 is a full specification gaming laptop that doesn't look aggressive and gimmicky. Inspired by a stealth fighter, the laptop comes in dark grey and houses a full sized backlit keyboard that is ultra-responsive. The Asus GL552JX-DM120 also has easy-access for instant upgrades with a bottom hatch held in by screws. When it comes to gaming, it is the inside that matters and the device certainly delivers. The Windows 8.1 system comes with an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, up to 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M with either 2 GB or 4 GB DDR3 VRAM. As with most gaming laptops, each individual specification can be customized by the end user.
Storage on the laptop is no different with several options ranging from 500 GB HDD to a 1.5 TB HDD combining with either a 128 GB SSD or 256 GB SSD, both in M.2 standard. There are several display options with all being 15.6 inch in size either in HD, Full HD or IPS FHD. Other capabilities include an optical drive with Blu-Ray DVD Combo to a Blu-ray writer options, a card reader, a HD webcam, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI out and a VGA/Mini D-sub combo port. Audio quality is good with SonicMaster technology and the Asus GL552JX-DM120 comes with a 4-cell battery pack rated at 3200 mAh.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
15-16 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).
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.