Monday, 04 July 2016 13:54

ASUS ROG 4K gaming notebook – for everyone


If you want a 15.6”, 4K notebook with all the go-fast goodies and flashing lights, ASUS’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix GL502VT is a natural choice.

ASUS has released a highly specified, compact, 15.6” gaming notebook. The $2699 GL502VT has almost everything except the kitchen sink.

It is hard to know where to start – except to say that it has Intel Core i7 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU; M.2 NVMe PCIe x 4 SSD; and a superb 15.6” 4K, 3840 x 2160 IPS LED/LCD screen.

Strix is the newest member of the Republic of Gamers family; it features bold designs and bright colours. It embodies ROG’s premier performance, innovative technology, and leading quality and equips players with the necessary speed and agility to dominate their game.

But ASUS has made more than a gaming laptop; it is suitable for all consumers seeking quality hardware, better graphics, and smooth computing from a lightweight powerhouse.

The screen has a 178° viewing angle, 98% Adobe RGB and 100% SRGB – it is one of the best. The CPU and GPU have heat pipe “Duo-Copper” cooling suitable for intense gaming marathons. It uses DDR4 memory.

It has USB-C (3.1), Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB 3.0 ports. A SATA 2TB 2.5” hard disk is available in addition to the superfast NVMe SSD.

Gamers (and typists) will appreciate the 1.6mm throw, scissor switch, keyboard for tactile and positive keystrokes. It is "red" backlit for low light conditions.

Audio is by ICEPOWER and dual array microphones selectively filter out ambient noise.

ASUS provides ROG gaming centre to monitor all system information and to set up four profiles (Optimization, Game, Media Streaming, and File Sharing).


  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor 2.6 GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel HM170 Express Chipsets
  • Memory: DDR4 8GB (up to 32GB)
  • Display: 15.6”, IPS, LED, 300nits, 4K UHD 3840X2160 (note a lower cost model is available with HD 1920x1080)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M (N16E-GT) 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Storage: PCIEG3x4 256GB M.2 SSD
  • Card Reader: SD, MMC, MS
  • Camera: HD web camera
  • Networking: AC Dual-band, 2*2, Intel WIDI, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Interface: 3.5mm Audio Combo Jack, RJ45 LAN, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, USB3.1-Type C(Gen1)
  • Audio: Built-in speaker, Built-in array microphone, Bang & Olufsen
  • Battery: 64WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion Prismatic Battery pack – 10+ hours
  • Power Adaptor: 180W AC Adapter, Output : 19V DC, 9.5A, 180W
    Dimensions: 39.0(W) x 26.6(D) x 2.35 (H) cm
  • Weight: 2.20 KG (with 4 cell battery)
  • Security: TPM (Trusted Platform Module)
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
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