ASUS ROG GL552VW - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 256GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 SATA III (M key)
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10
Battery
4-cell, 47Wh, 3200 mAh, Li-Polymer, 47Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell
Dimensions
385 x 255 x 32 mm (15.16" x 10.04" x 1.26")
Weight
2.59 kg (5.7 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum / Plastic
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 1
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive optional
  • Security Lock slot

All ASUS ROG GL552VW configurations

 

Display Profiles

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 and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the ASUS ROG GL552VW series.

$1229.00
price
4485
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$1229.00
price
14401
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$1229.00
price
1332
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

ASUS ROG GL552VW in-depth review

The ASUS GL552 is a budget-oriented gaming notebook, part of the premium Republic of Gamers lineup, that hooked us for its really lucrative price-to-performance ratio. A lot of things changed since the last generation (you can read our in-depth review here). ASUS has bumped up the specs to a new quad-core Skylake CPU - Core i7-6700HQ, that should bring a marginal increase in performance and a little improvement over in the battery department. Also, the CPU is now accompanied by DDR4 RAM and[...]

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Pros

  • Same comfortable keyboard and improved touchpad
  • High-quality IPS panel
  • Clear sound and excellent (for a laptop) high, mid and low frequencies
  • Improved battery life as far as Wi-Fi browsing is concerned
  • The cooling system seems to work fine even with more demanding hardware
  • Still maintains good performance/price ratio
  • M.2 SATA SSD slot and USB Type-C port for fast data transfer and external display

Cons

  • We expected more premium materials and sturdier construction
  • Slightly thicker than its predecessor (34.75 mm, 2.6 kg)
  • PWM across almost all brightness levels

 

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