It’s really impressive to see the developments of gaming laptops lately. Now it’s not the hour again the size of a very large gaming laptop with a hot performance temperature. The look of such a laptop would look very primitive when we compare it to today’s much thinner laptops. Even laptops that come with quite affordable prices such as Asus ROG Strix GL503 (starting price around RP17 million) are capable of spouting a devastating performance where it seems unshaded it may be done by a laptop a few years The past.
Nevertheless, this one Strix laptop is not the highest performing laptop that Asus has released as a modern gaming laptop. GL503 still has several factors that make it a little left behind with other latest laptops. The Laptop still uses a 1080p-resolution display with a GTX 1050 graphics card so that it can compete in the middle class.
Design Asus ROG Strix GL503
Asus ROG Strix GL503 can be directly categorized as a gaming laptop by simply viewing it. This is because of the beautiful ROG logo at the lid. The cover is designed with a smooth striped metal and made more beautiful with a glowing logo.
Then the inside of this laptop is also not less interesting with the full-size RGB keyboard that can be programmed. The Keyboard that adopts the Chiclet style will be slightly flaccid when pressed, but the spacing is very fitting and still comfortable to use for typing and gaming. Then for the Trackpadnya already very capable without any advantages or disadvantages that need to be discussed.
But just like the problems experienced by laptops in general, the trackpad is also very easy to have fingerprints so it’s easy to look dirty. Even though you’ve washed your hands, but your fingerprint will still be visible every time you touch that black trackpad. You can still clean it using a soft cloth, so don’t forget to put it in your laptop bag.
Judging from its thickness, the GL503 is thinner when compared to the MSI Apache Pro and also slightly lighter. Weighing about 2.2 kg, this laptop includes having an average weight of a gaming laptop. Nothing different with the adaptors, but the size is quite small and easy to carry.
Then, the 1080p-resolution screen can be arguably the best feature on this laptop. Playing games and watching movies will look very impressive with crisp and clean colors.
Asus ROG Strix Performance GL503
The performance of a gaming laptop can be measured by how the laptop handles the latest game output. Unfortunately GL503 can not give a deep sense of contentment for its users.
Games like Middle-earth: Shadow of War can be displayed well on this laptop, but if you want a gaming device that can be showcased, then this laptop is less able to fulfill it.
You can also increase the graphics settings to touch the Ultra point if you don’t mind the classic frame rate aka 24 frames per second (fps). However, the GeForce recommendation settings make the game run smoothly on the Medium setting.
Asus ROG Strix Battery GL503
In the PCMArk 8 Battery Life test, this GL503 gaming laptop gets a 3 hour 21 minute score. However, when self-tested, the film Guardians of the Galaxy repeatedly get a pretty good result of up to 5 hours of usage before the laptop dies out of battery life.
Asus ROG Strix GL503 Specifications
Windows 10 OS
Intel Core i7 Processor type OnBoard Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad-Core, 6MB cache, up to 3.8 GHz)
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 630
Memory 16GB RAM DDR4 (dual channel; 2, 400MHz)
DDR4 RAM Type
1TB FireCuda SSHD HDD
Graphics GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5 VRAM)
Screen Size 15.6 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels Full HD Display resolution
Body Size 38.3 x 26.2 x 2.29 cm
Weight 2.2 kg
Color Options Black
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2 x 2)
Port 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x RJ-45 LAN, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Mini DisplayPort, 1 x SD card Reader, 1 x combination audio jack