• CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 128GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2133 MHz
  • Weight: 2.59 kg (5.7 lbs)

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

ASUS ROG GL552VW - Specs

CPU Performance #34
  • Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
  • Intel Core i7-5700HQ 1.4%
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ 1.3%
GPU Performance #54
  • AMD Radeon RX 460M (4GB GDDR5) 1.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (4GB GDDR5) 2.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.5%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG LP156WF6-SPB5
Color accuracy 0.72
HDD/SSD
128GB SSD M.2 + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 SATA III (M key)
RAM
16GB DDR4, 2133 MHz
OS
Windows 10
Battery
4-cell, 47Wh, 3200 mAh, Li-Polymer
Body material
Aluminum / Plastic
Dimensions
385 x 255 x 32 mm (15.16" x 10.04" x 1.26")
Weight
2.59 kg (5.7 lbs)
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 DVD burner
  • Security Lock slot

 

 

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name LG LP156WF6-SPB5
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 327 cd/m2
sRGB 91%
PWM frequency 20600 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1100:1
dE Color Checker 0.72
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).

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

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

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

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

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

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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

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-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.

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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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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6700HQ

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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)

Some games you can play on this laptop

GTA V
quality
average
109 fps
45 fps
33 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
120 fps
111 fps
92 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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