Taiwanese company ASUS has launched a new ultralight gaming laptop, ROG Strix GL553 in their Republic of Gamers (ROG) series of Strix laptops in India at the Indian Gaming Show 2017 on Thursday. The compact aluminium and polycarbonate laptop which was earlier showcased at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The Asus ROG Strix GL553 comes with the new NVIDIA GTX1050Ti and GTX1050 graphics processor and some really good specifications at a starting price point of Rs 94,990.
The compact gaming machine is aimed at professional gamers and enthusiasts, as it comes with dedicated gaming powers. The company also plans to showcase the 15.6-inch notebook at its Bangalore ROG Store launch scheduled later of this month. The Rog Strix GL553, also offers up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, while the gamer-friendly keyboard features ASUS Aura and offers four distinct lighting areas for good gaming experiences in the dark. In India, ROG Strix GL553 comes in two variant models — the ROG GL553VE and the ROG GL553VD.
“The product is aimed at young professionals who enjoy regular-through-heavy gaming sessions and premium entertainment on the go,” Peter Chang, Regional Head-South Asia and Country Manager-System Business Group- ASUS India, said in a statement.
“In order to ensure this, we included a powerful, yet efficient set of hardware into a highly portable device that is easy on the battery as well,” he added.
Asus ROG Strix GL553 Specifications::–
ASUS AURA KEYBOARD
Asus ROG Strix GL553 comes with 64-bit pre-installed Windows 10 and it offers a gamer-friendly keyboard powered by Asus Aura with 4-zone customizable lighting to dramatically enhance user’s gaming experience. The Asus Aura keyboard specially-designed with red-backlit scissor-switch keys that offer you 2.5mm of travel distance for tangible keystrokes. And 30 N-Key Rollover ensures that all your keystrokes will register, even when hitting multiple keys simultaneously. On top of that, a larger space bar and isolated arrow keys ensure that everything you need is kept within easy reach.
ROG Strix GL553 is powered by the new Intel 7th generation (Kaby Lake) i5 and i7 processor, users can choose from 7th-Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ and Core i7-7700HQ processors. The ROG GL553VE model is equipped with 7th-Generation (Kaby Lake) 2.8GHz Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050Ti graphics coupled with 4GB of GDDR4 video memory for powerful performance and flawless gaming visuals.
The ROG GL553VD model comes with a 7th-Generation 2.5GHz Intel® Core™ i5 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 graphics coupled with 2GB / 4GB of GDDR5 video memory. ROG Strix GL553 delivers superior gaming performance and power efficiency with NVIDIA’S most advanced GPU architecture, called “Pascal” compared to previous generation GPUs. As for Rams, users have the choice of 8GB or 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM – though the ROG Strix GL553 supports up to 32GB DDR4 RAM that gives you faster speeds.
ROG Strix GL553 notebook sports a 15.6-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS LED display with 60Hz refresh rate and 300nits brightness. It also features a wide 178° viewing angles and a matte finish panel ensures glare/reflection free superior clarity during gameplay with unbelievable color accuracy and deep and rich contrast.
INTELLIGENT THERMAL DESIGN
ROG-exclusive “Cooling Overboost” feature offers flexible fan speeds for custom control and better system stability. The notebook’s rear cover is stylishly brushed black aluminium finish with an illuminated ROG logo. The compact gaming machine is cooled by a state-of-the-art intelligent Cooling Overdrive system which gives customized fan speeds for better user-centric thermal management.
The ROG Strix GL553 offers a proper Gigabit Ethernet port (with GameFirst traffic management software), Intel 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band), 2x USB 3.0 ports (including 1xUSB Type-C port), 1xUSB 2.0 port, and 1xHDMI port connectivity options. USB Type-C port gives you hyper-fast data transfer speeds and easier device connections. User can connect the laptop with a secondary display using HDMI, apart from a 3.5mm combo audio port for headphone and microphone, user also get a 2-in-1 card reader.
OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIFICATIONS
For storage ROG Strix GL553 (base model) keeps a 2.5-inch 1TB 7200rpm HDD as standard, though users could opt for a 128/256GB SATA3 SSD. It bears a 1280×720 HD Resolution webcam, weighs in at 2.5kg and its dimensions are as follows 38.3 (W) x 25.5 (D) x 3 (H) cm. The laptop is backed byan embedded 48Whour battery which can provide decent battery life. The laptop also features built-in speakers that direct sound towards you to make games come to real world with ASUS SonicMaster Technology.