ASUS ROG Strix GL553VE-DS74 Gaming Laptop General Review

ASUS ROG Strix GL553VE-DS74 is a 15.6 Inch display gaming laptop with latest 7th generation Intel core processor, 16 GB DDR4 RAM and with other amazing specs. This is similar to 17.3 Inch display ASUS ROG Strix GL753VE-DS74 model. Lets see this laptop's general review.

This model is about 0.8 Inches thin and weighs around 5.5 pounds. So, it is not travel-friendly and you feel the weight while carrying it. This is suitable for playing at home or working in an office. A powerhouse for playing video games with amazing specs.

Design is good with an attractive color and colorful backlit keyboard keys. You can adjust the backlit color of this ROG Aura keyboard. Features a cooling system to cool the processor and the GPU, all in 0.8 thickness. Overall, looks and design are good for this gaming laptop.

15.6 Inch Full HD display with 178 degree viewing angle is acceptable for the price and for other amazing specs of this laptop. If you want a big display (17.3 Inch) with these specs, take a look at ASUS ROG Strix GL753VE-DS74 model.

Coming to its performing specs, this model is powered by 7th generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and comes with 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 1 TB HDD @ 5400 RPM + 256 GB SSD storage and powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU with 4 GB VRAM.

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Intel Core i7-7700HQ is better and faster processor than previous generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor. So, you are getting the best processor possible for the price at the time of this review. 16 GB DDR4 RAM is enough for most of the high-graphic video games. If you want more RAM, you can expand up to 32 GB.

In ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD-DS71 and ASUS ROG Strix GL753VD-DS71 models, we have only 1 TB HDD storage. But in this model, we are getting 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD storage. SSD storage is recommended for gaming laptops. So, you are getting an SSD storage with a HDD storage drive. The only drawback is that this 1 TB HDD is only 5400 RPM. So, you have to use SSD for installing games and 1 TB HDD for storing data.

You are getting better GPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti. 1050Ti is better than 1050 GPU. You can see the FPS difference between these two GPU's. Please note that both these GPU's are not VR Ready, means you can't play VR games in these laptops. If you are going for a 15.6 Inch display ASUS gaming laptop with around $1300 budget, we recommend you this laptop. If you want even more bigger display, take a look at ASUS ROG Strix GL753VE-DS74.

Connectivity options are good and advanced. This model features a Type C port, USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 ac WiFi adapter, DVD drive and other common ports. If you stream your games, you can take an advantage of HD webcam, fast WiFi and LAN connectivity for better streaming. You can control the laptop via ROG gaming center.


Overall, this is an ultimate budget-friendly gaming laptop from ASUS. We definitely recommend this gaming laptop for a gaming laptop under $1500 budget. Also take a look at bigger display (17.3 Inch) display gaming laptop with same specifications and features, ASUS ROG Strix GL753VE-DS74.