ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the launch of its latest compact gaming powerhouse – ROG Strix GL553 in India. The ultralight gaming notebook was a part of the product line-up showcased at CES® 2017. The 15.6-inch notebook features a distinct ASUS ROG gamer styling and is available at a starting price point of INR 94990. The company also plans to showcase the notebook at its Bangalore ROG Store launch scheduled later this month.
GL553 delivers powerful gaming performance accelerated by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti/1050 graphics for flawless gaming visuals. GL553 also offers a gamer-friendly keyboard powered by ASUS Aura with four distinct lighting areas for incredible gaming experiences in the dark, up to 32GB DDR4 plus 30-key rollover and positive 2.5mm key travel. The Cooling Overboost feature offers flexible fan speeds for custom control and better system stability.
The outer cover is stylishly brushed black aluminum with an illuminated ROG logo. The notebook is cooled by a state-of-the-art intelligent Cooling Overdrive system which gives customized fan speeds for better user-centric thermal management. Other gaming features include ROG’s latest Game Center, Audio Wizard and GameFirst IV networking technologies.
Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group – ASUS India commented, “The product is aimed at the young professionals who enjoy regular-through-heavy gaming sessions and premium entertainment when on the go, and in their spare time. In order to ensure this, we included a powerful, yet efficient set of hardware into a highly portable device that is easy on the battery as well.”
At its heart lies the ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (VD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (VE). NVidia’s latest ‘Pascal’ generation of graphics cards turn the idea of ‘slower’ notebook graphics cards entirely on its head – the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are both clocked higher than their respective desktop products, yet draw lower power. The notebook possesses features that make it great for entertainment, appealing gamer-centric keyboard design and a terrific gaming software package.
|Display||15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz IPS panel, 72% NTSC, 300nits,
Wide viewing Angles
|Operating System||Windows 10, 64 bit|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor/
Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Processor
Intel® HM175 Chipset
16GB/8GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
Expandable Up to 32GB DDR4(Total 2 DIMM Slots)
|Graphic Card||VD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 2/4GB GDDR5
VE: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB GDDR5
|Storage||1TB 7200rpm 2.5” HDD as standard
Optional SATAIII 128/256GB M.2 SSD
M.2 slot also supports PCIE 4x 3.0 SSD
802.11ac + BT4.0(Dual Band)
Manage network traffic and boost game traffic across wired or wireless connection
Use Multiple connections at any point with Multi-gate teaming
Reduce pings and lost packages
|Ports||1x Gigabit Ethernet with GameFirst traffic management
2x USB 3.0 with 1x Type-C port
1x USB 2.0
1x Headphone / mic in, 3.5mm combo port
2-in-1 card reader
|Camera||Front: HD camera (1280 x 720P @ 30fps)|
|Dimensions||38.3(W) x 25.5(D) x 2.10 ~ 3.00 (H) cm|
|Material||Aluminum & Polycarbonate|
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.