Asus ROG Strix GL503 Review

The Asus Rog Strix G503 fails to set itself apart from the crowd of entry-level gaming laptops in any meaningful way,chargeur asus exa1208eh/ac adapter asus exa1208eh from price tag to energy, regardless of sturdy battery life along with a attractive screen.

It’s astonishing how far gaming laptops have are available in such a somewhat short time. Gone will be the days of tremendous power for portability trade-offs. The bulky, steaming-hot monsters of yesterday appear downright primitive compared with chargeur asus r510c/batterie asus r510c/batterie ordinateur portable asus r510c/batterie r510c today’s svelte machines. Even comparatively economical laptops, just like the Asus ROG Strix GL503, are bursting with all the type of power that was just not probable in a laptop just a handful of years ago.

While potent in comparison with the laptops of yesteryear, this year’s Strix does not stand out against the asus a32 k53/batterie a32 k53/batterie asus a32 k53/a32 k53 backdrop of modern gaming laptops. The GL503 lacks ‘wow’ issue, sticking to a 1080p display plus a GTX 1050 graphics card, provided its price tag against important rivals. It’s not as strong as neither the MSI GE62 Apache Pro, which sports a GTX 1050 Ti, nor the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming with its GTX 1060, and it lands among the two in cost in spite of it.

Design

From afar, the Strix looks way additional premium than you’d believe. That’s mainly because Asus took the lid from one of pa3817u 1brs/batterie pa3817u 1brs/batterie toshiba pa3817u 1brs 48wh its flagship notebooks, the ROG Zephyrus, and copied it right here. The black aluminum lid capabilities a striking diagonal stripe and also the ROG logo in a bronze colour. Asus actually must replace the ROG icon with pa5109u 1brs/batterie pa5109u 1brs/toshiba pa5109u 1brs one thing (something!) far more sophisticated, but even so, the overall design is pretty nice.

When you open the lid, you are going to find the 15.6-inch, 1080p show surrounded by a thick bezel (with yet another ROG logo — a minimum of Asus is constant), a soft-touch deck and batterie asus a32n1405/batterie a32n1405/asus a32n1405/a32n1405 battery an island-style, sRGB backlit keyboard. The parts of the deck that aren’t coated in soft-touch material are just plastic.

At 5.6 pounds and 15.1 x 10.3 x 0.9 inches, the Strix GL503 is regarding the very same size as its closest competitors. Each the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming (five.4 pounds, 1 inch thick) and chargeur surface pro 3/alimentation surface pro 3 the Acer Aspire VX 15 (five.4 pounds, 1.1 inches thick) are slightly lighter and thicker, though the Lenovo Legion Y520 (five.six pounds, 1 inch thick) is concerning the exact same size.

Have a mouse? A tough drive? An external webcam? A monitor? The Strix has ports for all of these and more. On the adp 120rh b/chargeur asus adp 120rh b/ac adapter asus adp 120rh b left side in the chassis are an Ethernet jack, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI output, a pair of USB 3.0 ports and a headphone jack. The ideal side is dwelling to an SD card slot, a USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port and a Kensington lock slot.

If you’d like to upgrade, it’s easy to do so, as the RAM and SSHD are hidden behind just a single screw around the bottom of your unit.

Display

The display on this laptop is really a significant deal to get a more affordable gaming laptop. It is also noticeably much better than the chargeur acer a13 045n2a/chargeur a13 045n2a displays ASUS has place into some of its other laptops which have encounter my desk in current months (searching at you VivoBook S15).

It’s a 15.6-inch IPS panel at 1080p, that is practically nothing out from the ordinary. It looks good, and it supports 100% sRGB (extra on that within a second). But exactly where it genuinely matters for gamers could be the chargeur lenovo adl45wcg/chargeur adl45wcg refresh rate. ASUS has dialed it as much as 120Hz, which means you’re having crisp, higher framerate gameplay on one thing you may pack into your bag and take around the road with you.

It’s great to see that even in the reduce finish of your spectrum, ASUS is prioritizing options which pa5186u 1brs/batterie toshiba pa5186u 1brs blanc will matter to its buyers. It’s a noticeable difference, too. Going back to my personal, 60Hz laptop just after employing this for a week has my wallet cringing.

100 % sRGB is outstanding, and just what we’d hope to view in a laptop that batterie dell latitude e7250/batterie dell e7250 fees over $1,000. ASUS has let itself down previously with displays, but the GL503 does not follow that trend.

As it’s IPS you also get terrific viewing angles, and chargeur asus adp 90yd b/ac adapter asus adp 90yd b/chargeur asus exa1202yh there’s also very little flex thanks to the overall construct excellent from the laptop.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The Strix’s keyboard is merely sufficient. Though it delivers a deep 1.9 millimeters of important travel and demands 68 grams of force to press, it feels soft and squishy and does not pop up with all the 800050 001/batterie hp 800050 001 force I’d like. Nonetheless, I typed at 108 words per minute on the 10fastfingers.com typing test (just above my usual 107 wpm) and maintained my regular 2-percent error rate.

The keyboard does possess a handful of touches I appreciate. For example, it really is RGB backlit, with batterie a41 x550a/batterie asus a41 x550a per-key customization in the ROG Aura Core. (Most low-end laptops do only red backlighting.) You will discover dedicated keys for adjusting volume, muting a headset and accessing the Gaming Center (but no macro keys), and the W essential has a modest dot to discover the familiar WASD keys with no hunting, comparable for the raised lines on the F and J keys for touch typists.

You’re possibly going to work with a gaming mouse with the Strix, which can be superior, since the 4.1 x 2.8-inch touchpad is unpleasant to utilize. Sure, it really is smooth and recognizes Windows gestures, but clicking on it’s certainly one of the chargeur asus adp 45bw c/chargeur adp 45bw c/asus ac adapter adp 45bw c worst feelings I’ve had working with a device in a extended time. Left-clicking brought on a crunching sound that created me worry anything was broken. This would frequently disappear after one click after which reappear later.

Final verdict

As fantastic because the screen and battery life are for the GL503, for the value you can find better alternatives. Movies and games appear wonderful on its chargeur macbook pro 13 60w/chargeur macbook pro 13 2010 bright 1080p display, but modern day games are stuck inside the medium to low settings, so it almost feels like a waste.

Even having a GTX 1050 with 4GB of video RAM, the GL503 fails to set itself apart in price, exactly where it could have an benefit over more powerful competitors operating superior specs. Value is pretty much lockstep with chargeur asus ad890026/chargeur ad890026 upgrading to certainly one of the a lot more strong models, so even using the high-end GL503 there are actually cheaper, equally potent gaming laptops to think about.

Sadly, this gaming laptop’s terrific screen and superb battery life can not make up for its slow boot occasions, entry-level components offered the cost plus a case prone to stains. The Asus ROG Strix GL503 appears the element of a gaming laptop, but function does not comply with its kind.

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