ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS-DB71 Gaming Laptop Review

ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS-DB71 is a high-performing gaming laptop of ASUS ROG GL502 series laptops. This model is completely similar to ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM-DB74 model other the Graphics card. GL502VS-DB71 features a higher graphics card than GL502VM-DB74 model.

GL502VS-DB71 design is similar to GL502VM model. This is compact, thin and lightweight model in gaming laptops category. This model weighs around 4.8 pounds and is about 1.2 inch thin. By it looks, everyone can feel its power. Gamers will have best experience with this models tactile keyboard with red-backlit scissor switch keys. You can play in dark too.

Another major problem which gaming laptops face is its 'heating'. But this model will not face that problem, cause this model's CPU and GPU are cooled using Hyper Cool Duo-Copper cooling system. This cooling system uses heat pipes and two cooling fans to cool the CPU and GPU. So, push the power of CPU and GPU without worrying about heating problem.

In gaming laptops, high resolution display with better screen refresh rates is compulsory. This model comes with 15.6 inch (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) 60 Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 72% NTSC, G-Sync Technology and WideView Technology. Display supports the gameplay at higher resolutions. G-Sync technology eliminates lag, reduce stutter and tearing of display while playing games. Amazing display with technologies to give better gameplay experience.

ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS-DB71


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As we said earlier, this model is similar to GL502VM-DB74 model in its design and specifications other than Graphic card. So, in performance-wise, this model will work similar to them. This model is powered by 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor which can go up to 3.50 GHz using Turbo Boost technology. And comes with 16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM, 1 TB @ 7200 RPM + 256 GB SSD storage and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphic card with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM.

This model is enough for heavy computing and running demanding applications. You can edit videos, do your programming work, multi-task and can do many more on this performing model. At the time of writing this review, these specification are only found in high-end laptops. So, you are getting the best for the price. Coming to the graphic card, GTX 1070 is considered as one of the best graphic card in mid-216. It has the power to support many high graphic games at higher resolution up to 4K display resolutions. Getting a GTX 1070 graphic card in this model is a big deal.

Have all connectivity features which are useful while playing video games or while using in normal usage. All three USB ports are USB 3.0 and also comes with a USB 3.1 Type C (Gen 2) port. Have faster and better internet connectivity with 802.11 ac WiFi. Features other common ports for connectivity which you can see in below specifications table. Battery life is low. You can expect about 3 to 4 hours of battery life.

For better live streaming of your game, this model comes with an HD webcam and a microphone which can filter-out ambient noises. So, you can have better video calls even in noisy surroundings.

Pros:
  • Lightweight and thin design.
  • Tactile keyboard for quick responses while playing video games.
  • Hyper Cool Duo-Copper cooling system to keep the laptop cool.
  • Full HD display with G-Sync.
  • Fast and best processor to get in a laptop at the time of this review.
  • 16 DDR4-2133 RAM, 1 TB @ 7200 RPM + 256 GB SSD storage is a big deal for the price.
  • VR-Ready gaming laptop with one of the powerful graphic cards of mid-2016. Can be easily optimized for Virtual Reality gaming.
  • Good connectivity options.
  • HD webcam for better live streaming and video calls.
Cons:
  • Low battery life.
  • No DVD writer.
Specifications:

Technical Specification of ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS-DB71
Display 15.6 inch (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) 60 Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 72% NTSC with G-Sync and WideView Technology
Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor (6M Cache, can go up to 3.5 GHz)
RAM 16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM
Storage 1 TB HDD @ 7200 RPM + 256 GB SSD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM + Intel HD Graphics 530
Webcam HD Webcam with Integrated Microphone
Audio Two Stereo Speakers
Headphone Jack
ASUS SonicMaster Technology 
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi
Built-in Bluetooth V4.1
Interface One COMBO audio jack
Three USB 3.0 ports
One USB 3.1 Type C (Gen 2) port
One RJ45 LAN Jack
One HDMI port
One Mini Display Port
One Multi-Format SD Card Reader
Battery 4-cell Li-Ion battery (Up to 4 hours of battery Life)
Dimensions 10.5 x 15.4 x 1.2 inches
Weight Approx. 4.8 lbs

Conclusion:

If you want a gaming laptop to play high-graphic games in Full HD resolution or want a laptop for running demanding applications, this model is more-than-enough for you. In gaming laptops category, this model features a good combination of price and specifications. So, if you like GL502VM models, then you should see this GL502VS model too.

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