ASUS ROG Strix GL553VE Gaming Laptop Review
Sorry G Strix, GL, 5, 5 3 ve laptop and find out what it's got to offer and how well it performs in games inside the box. We'Ve got the laptop itself manual and warranty information, rog, Sica gaming, mouse power, cable and power. Brick let's start with the specs of the laptop in my configuration here there's an Intel 7700 HQ quad core KB Lake CPU, which runs at 2.9 gigahertz and can turbo up to 3.8 gigahertz there's. Sixteen gigabytes of ddr4 memory available running at 2400, mega Hertz, with the option of 32 gigabytes available for storage, is a 256 gigabyte, SATA 3 m2 SSD and a one terabyte 7200 rpm hard drive. However, different sizes are available, there's an Nvidia 1050 Ti for the graphics which powers the 15.6 inch 60 Hertz 1080p IPS panel for network connectivity, there's a built in Gigabit Ethernet port and Intel dual band 72 65 Wi Fi, which supports 802 dot 11 AC, as well As Bluetooth 4.0, the laptop has a brushed black metallic look to it with some tasteful orange colored accents around it and overall, I think it both looks and feels nice. The physical dimensions of the laptop are thirty. Eight point three centimeters in width 25 point five centimeters in depth and three centimeters in height, which makes it just a little thicker than laptops, I've, recently reviewed, but it's still a decent size, not too thick. The total weight of the laptop with battery is advertised at 2.
5 kilos, and I found my particular model to weigh just under 2.6 kilos and when adding the power, brick and cable for charging, the total weight increases to 3.1 kilos, so it's still fairly portable. As mentioned, the screen is a 1080p panel, which I personally prefer at the 15 inch size it's a 60 Hertz display, which is fine, considering the Nvidia 1050 Ti inside as we'll see in the benchmarks, it doesn't often go too far above 60 frames per second. In many games anyway, I've performed my usual backlight bleed tests on the display, which involves having the laptop show a completely black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding around the edges. I then take a long exposure photo with my camera to help display any bleed. So basically, this is a worst case scenario test. We can see there's a fair of bleed, mainly from the top, but also nose corners, and I did notice this while using the laptop in a normally lit room during darker game scenes. This sort of thing can differ from laptop to laptop. I was curious and looked at some other reviews of this model and didn't see any others that were as bad. So it seems like your mileage may vary. The brightness of the screen can be adjusted quite a bit and I found the viewing angles to be quite good. I can see the image in colors clearly on any angle, thanks to the IPS display.
The screen also has a matte finish to it, which I personally prefer, as you can more easily see what you're doing, despite a lighting situation as reflections are harder to see while moving the display, I only found a little bit of flex nothing serious. However, all it feels pretty sturdy and the lid can be opened easily with one finger above. The display is a HD webcam, so it's only capable 720p video, even in a room with some decent lighting. It still looks kind of grainy and noisy the built in microphone. Doesn'T sound that great either but I'll. Let you be the judge of that. The keyboard has been pretty nice to type with it's. Definitely one of the better laptop keyboards that I've used it's a full sized chiclet keyboard with numpad and all of the keys are RGB. Backlit over four different zones allowing you to customise the look with the included ROG or a call software. The effects available are lacking a little hurtfully. They can be updated in a future. Software update, there's just a little keyboard flex, but it's only noticeable. If you push down quite hard, it wasn't a problem while typing normally the ROG button launches the seuss gaming app, which lets you view system, information and change the fan speed. I also liked the touchpad it felt nice and smooth to the touch and the left and right buttons are built in towards the bottom. In addition to this, you can left click anywhere on the touchpad, with one finger, press or right click with two fingers.
Additionally, I found the touchpad to work very well with the tracking working all the way right to the end of all edges. The front facing speakers actually sound pretty decent, at least for a laptop. They sound a little muffled and aren't as clear at latter volumes, but there is some bass now on to the available io on the Left. There'S, the power input, air exhaust rj45 Ethernet port HDMI port, two USB 3.0 type, a ports, a USB 3.1 gen2 on type C, port and 3.5 millimeter headphone and mic jack over on the right there's, a USB 2.0 type, a port, a DVD drive, which I was A little surprised to see in Kensington lock, as the US be point here, is close to the front. I found that I had to plug the included seeker mouse in on the left. Otherwise it got in the way while using the mouse. The front features some basic status, LEDs full size, SD card reader and the speakers are behind the orange mesh there's, nothing at all on the back, except some subtle Republic of gamers, branding up on top there's, some more ROG branding, which is LED backlit when the laptop Is on the aluminium lid was quite the fingerprint magnet, but nothing a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth. Couldn'T fix underneath there some air intakes to keep everything cool, as well as some orange rubber feet, which both stop the laptop from moving around on flat surfaces when in use and also rise it up slightly to help let cool air in there's a 48 watt hour For cell battery and with a full charge and doing basic tasks such as browsing the internet and watching YouTube with the screen on around half brightness keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for 4 hours and 24 minutes, while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings the battery lost in just 38 minutes.
It would have been nice to have a bigger battery personally. I'D have been cool if they removed the DVD Drive and used that for battery space instead, based on the specs and size, I thought the laptop would have adequate cooling space during normal use with an ambient room temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, both the CPU and GPU Idled at 40 degrees Celsius, while benchmarking for an hour with the same room temperature, the CPU reached a maximum of 87 degrees Celsius. While the GPU peaked at 75, which was a little warmer than I expected, but not too serious. The laptop was warm underneath, but fine on top, so no issues using it on a table. I also found the laptop to be fairly quiet at idle thats at around the 30 to 32 decibel mark, and I could barely hear it with the fans maxed out. It went up to 53 decibels. I also didn't notice any coil whine, while playing games. Finally, let's take a look at some benchmarks. Well, first cover some real worlds: gaming benchmarks, followed by tests with various benchmarking tools. All tests will run at the 1080p resolution with all windows and Nvidia updates to date installed I've been playing a lot of player, unknowns, battlegrounds lately, so let's stop there even playing at high settings we're sitting around the 60 frames per second sweet spot, though, of course, This can quickly dip, depending on what's happening in the game and how many people are in the area in battlefield.
One we're getting decent frame rates, even with ultra settings, were still close to 60 fps. The Witcher 3 is a bit different, even at the lowest settings. We'Re only just starting to get close to 60fps, however, it was still very playable up to hi watchdogs. To is another game that likes more resources again we're almost at 60fps, on the lowest settings. However, I had no issues playing it high to very high and everything still looked great and played well enough. Ashes of the singularity seems to be quite CPU intensive and again to get a decent framerate. We have to play with low to high settings shadow of mortal. On the other hand, what well even at Ultra settings, but I needed to swap to very high to sit around the 60fps Mark Tom Clancy's, Ghost Recon was another that only reached 60fps at low settings. You could play on medium or high or Barret, but it wasn't a pleasant experience going up any higher with doom. I was easily able to average above 60fps 7 ultra settings, so no real need to play any lower we've seen that some of the games tested play at 60fps even with maximum settings, while others barely reached this target at minimum settings. So it really depends what games you'll be playing on the laptop if you're curious, just look up benchmarks of your favorite game with the 1050 TI and 7700 HQ CPU, and you should expect similar results with this laptop now on to the benchmarking tools, while a useful Indicator note that the results are less practical compared to the real world gaming results previously shown.
This is how the laptop performed in heaven benchmark with a tessellation set to extreme and anti aliasing Sat 8, and this is how valley benchmark performed with anti aliasing on 8. At various graphic settings, i ran both the firestrike and times by benchmarks from 3d mark and got scores of 6 thousand three hundred and seventeen and two thousand four hundred and six respectively in crystal disk muck. The 256 gigabyte hynek's SSD performed around 560 megabytes per second. In sequential reads and 255 megabytes per second in sequential writes, which is about what you'd expect for a SATA 3 based SSD for the read speed, but the write speed seems quite a bit lower. After looking at the details for the particular model installed, it is performing exactly as advertised so worth noting. If writes, are important to you. The one terabyte 7200 rpm hard drive gets around 146 megabytes per second and sequential reads and 1' megabytes per second in sequential writes, which is about all you're going to get from a mechanical disk. Overall, I think we've got a pretty good laptop here. The build quality is nice and it feels quite sturdy. The orange accented coloring is fairly subtle compared to other gaming. Laptops have seen the IPS screen looks great apart from the noticeable backlight bleed that was present in my model, and the battery is large enough fee to get a fair amount of work done away from power, but not too much gaming.
If you are going to be doing a lot of gaming depending on your games, you might want to look at a higher model with a 1060 instead of a 1050 Ti, as I've found that to provide a better all round 60 FPS gaming experience at 1080p. But, of course, that will cost more with these exact specs I've, seen this laptop for sale in Australia for anywhere between 1900 to 2100 Australian dollars, which, at the time of recording, translates to roughly 1520 to 1680 u.s. dollars. For my international viewers, as mentioned, you can get different discs and memory sizes, so the pricing can still vary a bit. So what did you guys think of the asou? Sorry G Strix GL, v, 3v gaming laptop. I found it to work pretty well. It offers a decent gaming experience with fairly good battery life at the size and specs. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments or simply leave a like or dislike on the video to. Let me know what you thought, thanks for watching and don't.