Do you have high demands for your laptop device and it needs to be able to handle the latest games flawlessly? If that sounds like you then maybe the ASUS ROG GL502VS-RB71-CB is exactly what you are looking for. This high performing laptop is geared towards the serious gamer and comes packed with all of the technology that you would expect in a laptop that tips the scale on cost. Below we will review this laptop a bit closer and see just how well it stacks up and if it is worth shelling out top dollar.
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ
Memory: 16 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA plus 256 GB SSD
Screen: 15.6 Inch Non-Touchscreen
OS: Windows 10
A high end gaming rig needs to have high end gaming rig horsepower and the ASUS ROG GL502VS-RB71-CB doesn’t leave you disappointed with what is packed under the hood. Asus has put in a top performing Intel Core i7 processor and doubled the memory you expect to find in a typically laptop by going with 16 GB of DDR4 memory. With this combination you shouldn’t have any trouble throwing just about anything its way and having it handle it with ease.
Gamers and power users alike usually need both large capacity but still wanting to squeeze every bit of performance they can from there machine. Asus has addressed this by not just adding a large 1 TB hard drive to store all your files but by also including a top performing 256 GB SSD which can store all your critical and often accessed files such as the operating system to increase performance.
No gaming laptop is complete without a top end video card and luckily an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card has been included with 8 GB of dedicated video memory to give you perfect picture quality even when running complex games.
It takes plenty of space to pack in everything that we see above in the ASUS ROG GL502VS-RB71-CB and that makes us end up with a laptop that isn’t exactly light as a feather or overly compact. With a total weight of 2.4 KG and a thickness of 1.2 inches we feel Asus done pretty good for what it had to work with but it is still much bulkier then your typical 15.6 inch laptop.
Gamers love big screens so the decision to go with a smaller 15.6 inch screen over a large 17 may be a concern for some. While it still has the ability to plug into a large display that won’t be helpful if you are in a location where this isn’t an option.
If you are in the market for a gaming or just a powerful laptop and want to avoid the large screen which many of them feature then the ASUS ROG GL502VS-RB71-CB probably has everything you are looking for. The price may not be cheap but there is no question it is packed with some of the best hardware available on the market.