• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS + G-Sync
  • Storage: 128GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4, 2400MHz
  • Weight: 2.34 kg (5.2 lbs)

ASUS ROG GL502VS - Specs

CPU Performance #7
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.5%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 2.7%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-6920HQ 1.1%
GPU Performance #5
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) 12.5%
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5, SLI) 25.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5) 4.9%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS + G-Sync
panel 1
LG LP156WF6-SPB6
Color accuracy 4.1
HDD/SSD
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
2x 8GB DDR4, 2400MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
64Wh, Li-Ion, 4-cell
Body material
Aluminum/ Plastic
Dimensions
390 x 266 x 30 mm (15.35" x 10.47" x 1.18")
Weight
2.34 kg (5.2 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • HDMI 1
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Web camera HD webcam
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Gifts Cooler
  • Gifts Mouse Pad
  • Gifts Mortar Mouse
  • Gifts Asus ROG Game Controller (Model TV500BG)
  • Gifts ASUS ROG SHUTTLE Backpack

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS + G-Sync

Name LG LP156WF6-SPB6
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 316 cd/m2
sRGB 88%
PWM frequency 20700 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 980:1
dE Color Checker 4.1
PWM Rating 5.0: (undesirable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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ASUS ROG GL502VS in-depth review

Shortly after the release of the original ASUS ROG GL502 with GTX 970M, which was featured in our full review a few months back, the company has released a refreshed version of the device with much faster GPU on board - the GTX 1070 with 8GB of GDDR5. However, there's one key selling point that's missing from the last generation - the price. While the previous model was one of the most affordable GTX 970M-powered solutions on the market, the GTX 1070 variant isn't exactly "budget-friendly[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Refreshing design for a gaming machine
  • Decent overall build
  • Excellent IPS panel with G-Sync support
  • Powerful hardware in a relatively small form factor and size
  • Supports PCIe NVMe SSDs
  • Brings various connectivity options including mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type-C

Cons

  • Noticeable coil whine under load
  • Some units ship witn an M.2 SATA SSD instead of PCIe NVMe drive
  • The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99% screen brightness (Health-Guard profile eliminates that)
  • The touchpad and keyboard aren't convincing enough for a notebook at this price range
  • No integrated graphics and thus lowered battery endurance
  • Somehow crippled GTX 1070 performance

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7700HQ

$4584.53+155%
price
8.28+1%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$4584.53+155%
price
738-0.8%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

Gameplay recordings with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

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