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Asus ROG Strix Hero Edition Review

A gaming laptop that is combined with steadfast performance

Laptops date May 16, 2018 Vikram Khajuria

MSRP $ 1599.00
MSRP $ 1599.00

Pros

  • Capable performer
  • Remarkable keyboard
  • Sturdy build quality

Cons

  • Disappointing battery life
  • Flaky touchpad

Rating

4.5

Gaming laptops are the prime craze among PC lovers. Who doesn't want their laptop be loaded with unparalleled hardware and software? But if we try to fit such a laptop in our budget, most of us will start looking out for some other alternatives to satiate our gaming needs. Choosing among the vast pile of gaming laptops available in the market will surely exhaust you fully. Now, Asus comes to your rescue with its new gaming ‘notebook’ series, ROG Strix Hero Edition GL503VM. ROG Strix is a perfect example of a powerful machine and elegant design. 

 

Display and build quality are the standout features of this laptop

It is fine general-purpose gaming laptop with optimized hardware for big arena battles, cleverest strategizing and hardest roles to play. The laptop can well manage games like MOBA and DOTA 2. 


Reasons to dump your old laptop for Asus ROG Strix

In this price bracket, build quality of Asus ROG Strix Hero edition is as good as any other laptop. The blend of brushed aluminum and plastic makes perfectly defines a gaming laptop. A decorative pattern on the lid in the “Hero Edition” comes complimentary from Asus.

For power-packed performance, Asus has stuffed this machine with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU processor with 16GB of RAM. Additionally, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, a 256GB SSD and a 1TB SSHD compliments the overall performance of the laptop. The CPU performance of ROG Strix is quite formidable. But still, its overall performance has a drop of 10-15 percent as compared similarly specced machines.

 

Asus ROG Strix Hero Edition keyboard is quite impressive

The display looks brilliant and RGB backlight is of the finest quality. What else you need on a screen? The laptop's backlight is strong enough to give be competed among best laptops.

 

Asus ROG Strix keyboard is one of the best among laptops which I have used. The keys response time is quite splendid. The not to miss another crucial feature is the audio quality of this laptop. It does offer convenient sound quality for the user.

The only dark spot in Asus ROG Strix Hero Edition is the battery performance. On an average, use of the laptop for general purposes like browsing the internet and watching movies, the laptop was getting exhausted in less than three hours. That surely won’t go well with any laptop user. And being a gaming laptop that offers NVIDIA Battery Boost doesn’t allow you with such a flaw. 

Final Verdict

The ASUS ROG Strix Hero Edition stands out for its excellent build quality and design. The laptop fits perfectly between entry-level and high-end laptops. The highlights of this device are Great display and solid performance. While the battery performance is disappointing for a gaming laptop like this.

The pricing of this laptop has redefined the gaming laptop segment and moreover, the price range in which Hero edition falls is quite competitive. It will be a true acid test for Asus to come out thriving with its ROG Strix Hero Edition.
 

Where to buy: MSRP $1599.00

$1499.00 Amazon https://www.amazon.com/ Buy Now
$1599.00 Excaliberpc https://www.excaliberpc.com Buy Now

Vikram Khajuria

A typical boy and tech enthusiast, Vikram is totally fascinated by the journey of his day from miseries to joys. Covering the journalism field, he writes at MobileAppDaily and keeps surfing the trends to understand tech and inventions better. Don’t forget his driving skills, he is a professional car rallyist. Life has just got better, breath it!!

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