Looking for a dedicated gaming laptop? The Asus GL503 Strix Edition could be the one serving your purpose. Find out about this latest technology laptop in this review from JustInReviews.
Appearance and Display:
At 2.6kg, it is a workstation that falls on the bulkier side, however, doesn’t feel very heavy. Why is it known as the Scar Edition? There’s a slanting crease on the metal cover and henceforth the name. The laptop has nuance as far as looks are concerned and doesn’t come with too ‘blingy’ lights with the ROG logo just illuminating when the system is turned on. The design is ruled by the 15.6-inch screen which possesses thick plastic bezels.
There’s the standard exhibit of ports on either sides of the gadget – 4 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3.0 port, Gigabit Ethernet, video output through HDMI cable and in addition a small- DisplayPort, an SD card slot plus a 3.5mm combo sound socket.
The keyboard accompanies a carbon fiber finish and is handy to use. The key travel time between the keys is found to be adequate. The trackpad and keyboard are vital for any gaming workstation and in case of the GL503 Scar Edition, both of them have been reported to perform well.
There’s a devoted shortcut button above the console which facilitates the launching of the Asus ROG Gaming Center.
The GL503’s screen, Asus claims, can produce 72% of the NTSC colour combo. The screen has got a refresh rate of 144Hz and provides a nice feel to the entire gaming stint. The laptop display impresses on the whole as it offers you with a crystal clear performance. The visuals appear smooth and precise and the refresh rate proves to be useful for first person shooter games as there are no slacks and motion obscures are additionally not noticeable.
The battery life of the laptop, in any case, can be said to be pretty much abysmal. Users found it hard to run the laptop sans a charger for even 60 minutes. The max time one could work on it without connecting it to power was said to be 62 minutes. Indeed, even going by the gaming laptop measures, that is considered to be a low. That’s where a technology update is required. Despite the fact – and we keep this saying for gaming workstations – it’s an element that doesn’t appear to trouble majority of the gamers.
Talking about the specifications, the GL503 hosts Windows 10, is fueled by Intel’s Core i7-7700HQ processor and GeForce GTX 1070 GPU from Nvidia. It’s got 16GB RAM alongside 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD and a 1TB Seagate hybrid hard drive.
The GL503 Scar Edition is known to deliver good performance and there aren’t an excessive number of complaints with it. It does not warm up despite the fact that the noise levels were somewhat above satisfactory.
Those who attempted their hand at a few of FPS or first person shooter games such as Call of Duty and Counterstrike claimed that as far as having a “competitive edge” is concerned, they were not sure whether the Scar Edition provides that. However, by and by they were happy with its performance. There weren’t any falters or slacks and the entire experience was said to be truly smooth.
The brand has launched a Strix Scar Edition and a Strix Hero Edition. The laptops carry with it a sticker price of Rs 92,990.
– No issues related to heating
– Good Display
– Up to the mark performance
– Heavy to hold
– Battery life needs improvement
With this, we come to the end of this technology review from JustInReviews.