All things considered, the ROG GL552JX offers a well-balanced set of features and performance at its selling price – which is rather attractive. It's not the best gaming laptop out there, but at its offer price it's a recommendation worthy deal for sure, if you're looking to have a gaming laptop that dresses the part as well.
The ROG G55L2 notebook is a notable addition to ASUS’ gaming lineup. It has been built with a single-minded focus – mobile gaming on a laptop. The laptop’s shell is all-black, with its screen lid having a finely textured mesh surface that feels nice on touch. Inside on the keyboard deck and palmrest, the notebook has a smooth matte finish with a patterned design near its hinge. The ROG GL552JX feels to be very well built with a tight hinge, and weighs about the same as any other 15-inch notebook.
Apart from a quad-core CPU, oodles of RAM, fast-spinning hard drive, the GL552JX has a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M GPU with 2GB DDR3 memory. The GPU is certainly one of the better ones we’ve encountered on a notebook all year long, and gives this ASUS ROG machine some serious gaming chops. In synthetic benchmarks, it was similar to the ROG G551J, while real-world gaming benchmarks with BioShock Infinite and Hitman Absolution were marginally better.
As per our Datacolor Spyder calibrator, the ROG GL552JX screen brightness is at 273.2 cd/m2, contrast ratio sits at 840:1 and the display encapsulates 99% of sRGB color gamut space, which is quite good. No complaints with the notebook’s backlit keyboard, touchpad, but it has mediocre onboard audio, unspectacular battery life of 1 hours 49 minutes only. However, this is a very good deal at the price.
Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD LED display
CPU: Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6-GHz
RAM: 8GB DDR3
HDD: 1TB 7200rpm
GPU: Intel HD 4600 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
Connectivity: 2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet, SD Card, VGA, DVD Writer
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
Webcam: HD 720p
Weight: 2.6 kg
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