ASUS ROG GL502VM-DB71 Review is a brand with high reputation and generally you will not make a mistake if you choose one of their products, because they are usually very good. But for this review I had to try out the ASUS ROG GL502VM-DB71 which is slightly different than what I usually test.
The reason why is because this model comes with the Nvidia GTX 1060, but it has only 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM (most models come with 6GB), and I wanted to see if that kind of memory makes any difference in gaming, or not. Anyway, the GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) is a very powerful video card and for this reason I have to say that the ASUS ROG GL502VM-DB71 offers great value.
I played a lot of games and most of them were tested in 1080p (1920×1080) and some in 2K (2560 x 1440), because I wanted to see how it performs when you play on higher resolution.Well, I can tell you that the ASUS ROG GL502VM-DB71 works like a charm. It comes with a fast Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and 16GB of DDR4 RAM.
The ASUS ROG GL502VM-DB71 also manages the heat very well. The only downside is that you have to use it on an external cooling pad because it gets pretty hot under load, but still I am impressed by the performance.
The ASUS ROG GL502VM-DB71 features a 15.6 inch IPS display with 1080p resolution or in other words Full HD (1920×1080). At first I thought that it is not very sharp, but after some research I found out that most of the gaming laptops have this kind of resolution. So if you are looking for a crisp display you have to pay more for something like 4K.
The touchpad is great, but the ASUS ROG GL502VM-DB71 has no touchscreen which means that you can’t use Windows 10 gestures. The good news is that it comes with three USB 3 ports (1 x USB3.1 Type C), an HDMI port, a card reader and also a VGA-out.
One good news from this laptop is that it comes with a 66 WH battery which means it should last up to 5 hours of web browsing or 7/8 hours when you are watching movies. And in fact I managed to get about 6 hours of work (Google Chrome, MSN News and YouTube), which is pretty good anyway.
The ASUS ROG GL502VM-DB71 comes with a 802.11 AC WiFi card and Bluetooth 4.1, nothing much to say about this because these days all the laptops have these kind of connectivity options by default.
The ASUS ROG GL502VM-DB71 has the Nvidia GTX 1060 (3GB) which is not bad at all. You can play most of this year’s games in 1080p and some even on 2k. If you are looking to buy a laptop for this kind of power, then I think that your choice should be the the ASUS ROG GL502VM-DB71 Review