ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix GL502VS Laptop

ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix GL502VS Laptop

ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix GL502VS Laptop

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Product Highlights

  • 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM | 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080 G-Sync Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Multi-Format Media Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 3.0 | USB Type-C | HDMI | Mini-DP
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
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ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix overview

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With the advancements in mobile graphics, the 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix GL502VS Laptop from Asus demonstrates a combination of performance and portability. Its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM offers similar performance to the desktop variant, allowing you to max out a game's visuals settings so you can enjoy it at its best. The 15.6" display has an anti-glare coating and a 1920 x 1080 resolution for crisp and clear Full HD content. Furthermore, it's built with NVIDIA G-Sync technology, which syncs the display's refresh rate with the graphics card's frame rate output to reduce tearing, stuttering, and laggy gameplay. Overall, the notebook measures 1.2" thick and weighs roughly 5 pounds, which makes it relatively easy to carry around in a backpack.

Equipped with a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core processor and 16GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, the ROG Strix GL502 can efficiently multitask and quickly access frequently used files and programs. When handling a heavier workload, the CPU can reach up to 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology. To enhance this system's performance even further, you can replace the preinstalled RAM modules with 16GB versions for a max RAM capacity of 32GB. For storage, it has a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. SSDs are constructed without any moving parts and can thus endure more and perform faster than a traditional hard drive. The large capacity of the hard drive, however, makes it ideal for storing photos, videos, and other large format files.

Should you run out of storage space, you can connect external storage devices with its multiple USB ports as well as its multi-format media card reader, which can quickly transfer files between mobile devices. Pair compatible wireless peripherals using Bluetooth 4.1 technology and free up the USB ports for other devices. Connect to the Internet via 802.11ac Wi-Fi or the Gigabit Ethernet port for a more stable and reliable wired connection. Other integrated features include a webcam, speakers, microphones, a backlit keyboard, and a HDMI and Mini-DisplayPort for connecting external displays. The operating system installed is Windows 10 (64-bit).

NVIDIA 10-Series Graphics Card
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards can deliver up to a 40% increase in performance over the previous generation. Not only are they powerful, they can deliver similar performance to their desktop counterparts with a slight performance difference. This changes mobile gaming, allowing you to max out your game's visuals settings so you can enjoy it at its best. Furthermore, 10-series graphics cards are VR ready so plug in your favorite headset for a new computing experience.
NVIDIA G-Sync Technology
NVIDIA G-Sync technology syncs the display's refresh rate with the graphics card's frame rate output to reduce stuttering, screen tearing, and input lag for a more responsive and lag-free experience.
USB Type-C & Mini-DisplayPort
The USB Type-C interface features a reversible connector so that you can plug in devices in either orientation. Furthermore, with support for USB 3.1 standards, it's capable of transferring data at speeds of up to 10 Gbps. The Mini-DisplayPort can be used to connect a larger display for a more immersive gaming experience or multitasking capabilities.
Hyper Cool Duo-Copper
The Hyper Cool Duo-Copper cooling system features multiple heat-pipes and a dual fan system to cool the CPU and GPU. With it, the notebook will stay at comfortable temperatures so you can game for longer periods.
Tactile Keyboard
The ROG Strix GL502 has chiclet-style red-backlit scissor-switch keys that offer 1.6mm of travel distance. It also features highlighted WASD keys so you can easily know where your hands should be.
Immersive Audio
Hear and be heard with the built-in microphones and speakers. The microphones are capable of filtering out outside noise while the speakers, powered by IcePower, are positioned so you can enjoy crisp and clear audio.
ROG Gaming Center
Enhance your gaming experience with ROG Gaming Center. This downloadable software provides you with a control panel to multiple functions such as system information, hotkey setup, audio settings, recording options, and more. In addition, ASUS GameFirst III technology optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. You'll be able to choose between four preset package priority modes (Optimization, Game, Media Streaming, and File Sharing) to better suit your needs.

Windows 10

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana, can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the Internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information-gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
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ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix GL502VS Laptop
  • Power Cable & Adapter
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  • 30-Day Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
  • Free 2-Way Standard Shipping
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.8 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.8 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 16 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 32 GB
    Memory Type DDR4 SDRAM
    Memory Speed 2133 MHz
    Available Memory Slots 2
    Memory Slot Type 260-Pin SO-DIMM
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce 1070 with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Touchscreen None
    Finish Matte
    Total Capacity 1.128 TB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 128 GB M.2 SATA
    Hard Disk Storage 1 x 1 TB 2.5" SATA (5400 rpm)
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x Mini DisplayPort
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Integrated Microphone
    Integrated Speaker
    Media Card Slots SD
    Network 1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
    Webcam User-Facing: 1.2 MP Photo
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Watt Hours / Type 62 Wh
    Cells 4
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Supply 1 x 230 W
    Operating System Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
    Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Features: Backlight
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.4 x 1.2 x 10.5" / 391.2 x 30.5 x 266.7 mm
    Weight 4.9 lb / 2.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.402 x 12.835 x 3.937"

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix reviews

    15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix GL502VS Notebook is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overheating problem! This thing will be wonderful if it doesnt have a massive overheating problem. CPU & GPU can easily reach over 90 while playing PUBG under low effect, and it cause a huge FPS drops or game crash which is something we should not expect on a gaming laptop with this pirce. You can search on Google and easily find a lot of others having the same problem with the GL series. When I put my hand over the fan, I can barely feel the wind blowing out of the port even at MAX fan speed, the dual fan just doesn't work as what Asus promised. Anyway, this will be my last time buying an Asus product, and for anyone who is interested in this laptop, you should probably go check MSI.
    Date published: 2017-07-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It does the job This worked out to be a good demo laptop, for my VR projects. However I did not take into account the weight of the charger itself, aside from the laptop. I was looking for a light weight laptop to carry around and this seemed to be the lightest most reasonably priced laptop with the Nvidia GTX1070 card, but the final weight is over 2.5Kg. The plastic body of the computer isn't as appealing to me as I had thought. However overall it gets the job done.
    Date published: 2017-06-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from color problem The biggest problem with this computer is not inside, but outside. The picture is serious and does not match the picture they show. The real color is more like between brown and light copper. And the build is not as thin as the picture show
    Date published: 2017-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again Perfect nbk for games. Amazing.
    Date published: 2017-08-10
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