ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD-DS71 Gaming Laptop General Review

ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD-DS71 is a 15.6 Inch display gaming laptop, powered by latest 7th generation Intel Core processor, fast and budget-friendly GPU and with amazing specs. Lets see this gaming laptop's general review.

ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD-DS71 is a 15.6 Inch model and we have another 17.3 inch display model ASUS ROG Strix GL753VD-DS71 with same specifications. So, you can go for 15.6 Inch or 17.3 Inch display based on your interest.

This laptop weighs around 5.5 pounds and its not good for carrying around. Use this laptop at home for playing games or for doing your creative work. Features an attractive design and has specially designed chicklet gaming keyboard with 4-area RGB lighting and red-backlit scissor-switch keys, good for gamers. This model has intelligent Thermal design to keep the system cool even in extreme conditions.

Gaming laptops need best display quality and you are getting Full HD display resolution for a budget-friendly price tag. Coming to its performance, this ASUS gaming laptop is powered by 7th Generation 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and comes with 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 1 TB HDD @ 7200 RPM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 4 GB VRAM.

In previous generation gaming laptops, we have considered Intel Core i7-6700HQ as the best processor for heavy usage and hard-core gaming. Now, we have 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and this processor is better over Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor. So, you are getting the best processor (at the time of this review) in a gaming laptop.

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16 GB DDR4 RAM is another best spec to consider in this gaming laptop. 16 GB is enough for most of the gaming. But if you want more RAM, you can upgrade up to 32 GB. 1 TB HDD @ 7200 RPM has better read and write speeds and are capable to handle top games. If you don't want any lags while playing high-graphic video games, go for a gaming laptop with an SSD storage drive.

And the main spec to consider in gaming laptops is its GPU. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU is a budget-friendly GPU, which can support many graphically demanding games with out any issues. If you can afford extra bucks, go for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU as GTX 1050Ti is better than GTX 1050 GPU.

You can see a frame rate difference between these two GPU's. If you can't afford more money, go for this ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD-DS71 model. But if you can, take a look at ASUS ROG Strix GL553VE-DS74 and ASUS ROG Strix GL753VE-DS74 models, which feature better GPU and better storage drives. Please note that, these models are not VR Ready, so you can't play VR games.

Other specs and features like Audio, HD Webcam, Type C port, USB 3.0 ports etc are good for gamers as well as normal users.


Overall, this is a 15.6 Inch budget-friendly gaming laptop from ASUS. If you want large display with same specifications, take a look at ASUS ROG Strix GL753VD-DS71.

If you can afford extra money, take a look at ASUS ROG Strix GL553VE-DS74 and ASUS ROG Strix GL753VE-DS74.