ASUS Rog Strix GL553 Review

Making a name for themselves in the PC gaming world with various types of gaming machines, ASUS remains one of the best brands for everything from graphics cards through to gaming laptop that really pack a punch with processing power.

This week we are looking at the Rog Strix GL553VE, which already tells us it’s all about gaming with the ROG (Republic of Gamers) logo on the back. Besides that, the 15.6” laptop delivers an attractive metal finish on the outside and includes an excellent and easy to type keyboard from Steel Series. It also has a full RBG keyboard, offering any colour you could possibly decide, and the option to split the colours into 4 with the special software ASUS includes with the laptop.

The screen impresses with 1080p resolutions and a full ISP display that allows for angles up to 178-degrees. As you can see, the basics of the laptop are highly impressive but as we all know it’s more about the hardware that makes it all come to life.

CPU, Graphics, Ram and More!

The ASUS ROG Strix GL553ve is certainly an impressive machine, but it’s more for the mid-range in gaming laptop. At the same time, don’t underestimate the processing power it provides with its i7 7700HQ chip and DDR4 ram that runs at 2400Mhz.

The graphics card in this specific model offers all the gaming power you need, thanks to the Nvidia GT1050ti card with 4 Gb DDR5 ram, memory speeds of 7 Gb and 768 CUDA cores. ASUS also includes an Intel 630 HD graphics card that runs the laptop in most standard forms use, but when it comes to gaming and processing graphics, the 1050ti jumps in and impresses with huge amounts of power to run just about any game of your desires at max settings.

It also comes with a NvMe M.2 port that can accommodate the impressive Samsung Evo range of SSD drives that won’t make you substitute your 1 Tb 7200 RPM drive or the ultra-fast dvd drive it comes with as standard. It’s well worth considering the SSD as it just allows the incredibly fast chip and ram run at the speeds they are meant to operate at, turning every click into instant responses for a truly enjoyable experience, no matter what you do.

Living with the ASUS ROG Strix GL553ve

For day to day use, the laptop offers excellent features that allows you to do anything lightning fast. While you’re gaming, the fans at the back makes quite a lot of noise, but with the right headphones, you’ll never even know about it.

If you’re someone who types a lot, the keyboard is sure to become your new best friend, thanks to the chicklet keyboard with longer stroke on the keys. Some of you might miss the separate home and end keys but getting used to the shift+1 or 7 won’t take long at all. It also comes with a special ROG key that opens the ROG gaming software where you can set up your keyboard and other features for the best results during those spontaneous gaming sessions.