Asus ROG Strix GL503 Review

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

It’s astonishing how far gaming laptops have come in such a relatively brief time. Gone will be the days of tremendous energy for portability trade-offs. The bulky, steaming-hot monsters of yesterday look downright primitive compared with chargeur asus r510c/batterie asus r510c/batterie ordinateur portable asus r510c/batterie r510c today’s svelte machines. Even somewhat cost-effective laptops, like the Asus ROG Strix GL503, are bursting using the type of power that was simply not doable inside a laptop just a number 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’ element, sticking to a 1080p show in addition to a GTX 1050 graphics card, offered its price against essential rivals. It is not as highly effective 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 price in spite of it.

Design

From afar, the Strix appears way a lot more premium than you’d believe. That is simply because Asus took the lid from among 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 options a striking diagonal stripe plus the ROG logo inside a bronze color. Asus really needs to replace the ROG icon with pa5109u 1brs/batterie pa5109u 1brs/toshiba pa5109u 1brs one thing (something!) far more elegant, but even so, the general design is fairly good.

When you open the lid, you’ll locate the 15.6-inch, 1080p show surrounded by a thick bezel (with a different ROG logo — at least 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 on the deck that are not coated in soft-touch material are just plastic.

At 5.six pounds and 15.1 x ten.three x 0.9 inches, the Strix GL503 is in regards to the exact same size as its closest competitors. Both the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming (5.four pounds, 1 inch thick) and chargeur surface pro 3/alimentation surface pro 3 the Acer Aspire VX 15 (five.four pounds, 1.1 inches thick) are slightly lighter and thicker, although the Lenovo Legion Y520 (five.six pounds, 1 inch thick) is regarding the similar size.

Have a mouse? A hard drive? An external webcam? A monitor? The Strix has ports for all of those and much more. On the adp 120rh b/chargeur asus adp 120rh b/ac adapter asus adp 120rh b left side with the chassis are an Ethernet jack, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI output, a pair of USB 3.0 ports along with a headphone jack. The correct side is home to an SD card slot, a USB three.0 port, USB two.0 port and a Kensington lock slot.

If you wish to upgrade, it really is simple to do so, because the RAM and SSHD are hidden behind just a single screw around the bottom of the unit.

Display

The show on this laptop is a huge deal to get a less expensive gaming laptop. It’s also noticeably greater than the chargeur acer a13 045n2a/chargeur a13 045n2a displays ASUS has place into a number of its other laptops that have come across my desk in recent months (looking at you VivoBook S15).

It’s a 15.6-inch IPS panel at 1080p, which can be practically nothing out of the ordinary. It appears fantastic, and it supports 100% sRGB (more on that in a second). But exactly where it genuinely matters for gamers is definitely the chargeur lenovo adl45wcg/chargeur adl45wcg refresh price. ASUS has dialed it up to 120Hz, which suggests you’re having crisp, high framerate gameplay on one thing you could pack into your bag and take around the road with you.

It’s terrific to view that even in the decrease finish with the spectrum, ASUS is prioritizing features which pa5186u 1brs/batterie toshiba pa5186u 1brs blanc will matter to its consumers. It’s a noticeable distinction, also. Going back to my own, 60Hz laptop soon after using this for any week has my wallet cringing.

100 % sRGB is fantastic, and just what we’d hope to find out in a laptop that batterie dell latitude e7250/batterie dell e7250 expenses over $1,000. ASUS has let itself down previously with displays, however the GL503 does not stick to that trend.

As it is IPS you also get wonderful viewing angles, and chargeur asus adp 90yd b/ac adapter asus adp 90yd b/chargeur asus exa1202yh there is also extremely tiny flex thanks to the overall build high quality of the laptop.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The Strix’s keyboard is merely adequate. While it presents 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 together with the 800050 001/batterie hp 800050 001 force I’d like. Nevertheless, I typed at 108 words per minute on the 10fastfingers.com typing test (just above my usual 107 wpm) and maintained my standard 2-percent error rate.

The keyboard does possess a few touches I appreciate. As an example, it’s 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), plus the W important features a compact dot to locate the familiar WASD keys without seeking, equivalent towards the raised lines around the F and J keys for touch typists.

You’re in all probability going to make use of a gaming mouse together with the Strix, that is excellent, because the four.1 x 2.8-inch touchpad is unpleasant to utilize. Sure, it’s smooth and recognizes Windows gestures, but clicking on it’s among the chargeur asus adp 45bw c/chargeur adp 45bw c/asus ac adapter adp 45bw c worst feelings I’ve had making use of a device within a extended time. Left-clicking caused a crunching sound that created me worry anything was broken. This would generally disappear right after one particular click and after that reappear later.

Final verdict

As good as the screen and battery life are for the GL503, for the cost you will discover superior options. Motion pictures and games look amazing on its chargeur macbook pro 13 60w/chargeur macbook pro 13 2010 vibrant 1080p display, but contemporary games are stuck inside the medium to low settings, so it practically feels like a waste.

Even having a GTX 1050 with 4GB of video RAM, the GL503 fails to set itself apart in cost, exactly where it could have an benefit over additional effective competitors running far better specs. Price tag is nearly lockstep with chargeur asus ad890026/chargeur ad890026 upgrading to certainly one of the a lot more potent models, so even together with the high-end GL503 there are actually less costly, equally highly effective gaming laptops to think about.

Sadly, this gaming laptop’s wonderful screen and superb battery life can’t make up for its slow boot instances, entry-level elements given the price and a case prone to stains. The Asus ROG Strix GL503 looks the portion of a gaming laptop, but function doesn’t stick to its form.

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