ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH74 15-Inch Gaming Laptop Review

Due to its compactness and affordable price, the Asus ROG GL552VW-DH74 has become the talk of the town. Usually, gaming laptops possess a high price due to additional features such as backlit keyboard and extra keys, but Asus is trying to make things a little convenient for its customer by making its product easily accessible. Below is the review of the Asus ROG GL552VW-DH74 gaming laptop.

ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH74 Review

Design

The Asus ROG GL552 looks like a smaller version of the top-end Asus G752. However, the GL552 possesses some different features and is cheaper in price. The exterior surface is just like other gaming laptops produced by Asus. The lid is coated with a brushed metal-styled panel of plastic. However, from the inside, there are red patterns and strips around the lower side and corners of the keys as well as around the touchpad.

It has a weight of 2.5 kg, which is considerably heavier than the other gaming laptops, making it difficult to take around with you on a regular basis, yet it is easy enough to carry around smaller distances such as inside the house. The plastic used on this device somewhat feels like of lower quality as compared to previous models that are pretty sturdy. You might feel that the area around the lid is slightly flexible, but the inside build feels pretty solid, and that’s what really matters. The interior looks fairly expensive than its exterior, and there is virtually no flex whatsoever.

Apart from the build, the Asus GL552 comes with a USB-C port, two full-size USB 3.0 ports, one full-size USB 2.0 port, a full-size HDMI socket, and a Gigabit Ethernet. There is also a DVD writer optical drive for the people who like to buy retail software and games rather than purchasing online. Lastly, on the underside of the front, there is an SD card reader for the ease of users.

 


Performance

Whether you like playing non-stop games for hours or you love to use heavy software to do your photo editing work, the GL552VW delivers an excellent performance. You will notice the fact that its system will rarely get slow, even when you run a few programs simultaneously. It exhibits the graphics excellently, and the overall screen looks great too. It also possesses a lower rate of latency, which makes it possible to get through the trickiest battle zones of your games effortlessly. Moreover, due to the bright and crisp screen, you can conveniently do graphic designing work or edit your picture as it depicts each and every detail clearly. Moreover, it has an excellent chiclet keyboard, which allows users to press the desired keys without any physical exertion while playing the game.

 


Pros

  • Crisp and clear matte display
  • Solid regular and full HD gaming performance
  • High-quality and sturdy keyboard
  • Moderately priced as compared to the previous gaming models
  • Doesn’t get slowed down even when the heavy apps are in operation

Cons

  • Vent may get hot during long gaming sessions
  • Bulky body, so might be hard to carry outside in a backpack for long hours on a daily basis
  • Weak exterior plastic, so the lid is easily flexed when pressure is placed
  • Mediocre battery life

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