Asus ROG Strix GL553VD Review

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You don’t have to drop $2,000 on a laptop to play games, but you definitely get what you pay for. The $1,099 Asus ROG Strix GL553VD features Nvidia’s entry-level GTX 1050 GPU, which will let you play most games on medium settings. It’s also one of Asus’ first laptops with an RGB-backlit keyboard, which happens to be really comfortable. But its speakers are lackluster, and it has shorter-than-average battery life. It’s the least-expensive option we’ve reviewed with a Pascal-based GPU, but for the price, you’ll have to make some compromises.

Design

Who said that orange is the new black? The Strix gives you both colors, and it isn’t exactly a looker. Between its black-plastic chassis and bright-orange accents, Asus’ laptop looks like it’s ready for Halloween. The lid features two traffic-cone-orange stripes flanking the ROG logo, which is a bit extreme for my taste. When I lifted the lid, the 15.6-inch, 1080p display and the RGB-backlit keyboard were revealed. There are a few more orange accents throughout, including another ROG logo on the palm rest, a ring around the touchpad and the laptop’s rubber feet.

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