Lots of gamers who make a PC as the main gaming device, especially in Indonesia, which most people like with a variety of multifunctional tools as well as to save the budget. Moreover, lately gaming laptops are increasingly compact but also balanced with a significant increase in performance over time.
As always, every year ASUS is always present to enliven the gaming laptop market with its ROG variant. In early 2018, ASUS has released GL503 with Original variants, Hero and Scar. In mid-2018, ASUS made an update and added this variant, armed with the latest 8th generation Intel Coffee Lake processor, which certainly offers increased performance.
In this article, we will review the latest gaming laptop from ASUS, the ROG Strix GL503GE Hero, which will pamper gamers with the various features it has. Especially for you gamers who are struggling in the MOBA genre game. The gaming laptop comes with an enhanced range of specifications. So, what is the ability of this gaming laptop? Come see our review!
In terms of design there seems to be no difference that is too striking from the previous version. But because of this 15.6-inch version, this gaming laptop looks slimmer. For the design of this Hero Edition, ASUS adds a slightly different unique style as the gaming laptop identity that is targeted for gamers who are struggling in the MOBA game. In addition to the little style given, ASUS provides a glossy black color on the ROG Strix GL503GE Hero.
With a body that looks more slim, the ROG Strix GL503GE has only 2.6kg in weight. Moreover, this gaming laptop has a premium design and looks thinner with very significant changes like a super premium gaming laptop. Stylish, sturdy, and gahar is the right word to describe the ROG Strix GL503GE.
For business keyboards, the ROG Strix GL503GE still uses a full-size chicklet keyboard that is equipped with an RGB backlight that can be set in 4 different zones and a press distance of 1.6mm which ensures user comfort in playing. On the other hand, the power button and volume are overhauled by separating it from the main keyboard for the convenience of playing a better game.
Enter the connectivity section, this gaming laptop has also been equipped with features that are quite complete to support daily activities. On the left side there is a MicroSD slot, 2x USB 3.1, USB Type C, and Kensington Lock. On the right side, there are power plugs, RJ45, mini Display ports, HDMI, 2x USB 3.1, and audio jacks. While at the top of the keyboard and rear there is an exhaust to release hot air.
This gaming laptop is sold for under $1500. We think the laptop is sold at good price. For you gamers, if you have limited budget this laptop can be your choice. This best gaming laptop under 1500 will give you great experience when playing games.
As we have emphasized on the previous page, the ROG Strix GL503GE has got a variety of specifications, especially on the latest 8th generation Intel Coffee Lake processors which certainly offers increased performance. ROG Strix GL703GM is powered by an Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake has 6 cores and 12 threads that run at 2.2GHz with turbo boost up to 4.1GHz. If on the Kaby version Lake speed memory only runs at 2400Mhz, in this version the memory speed is running at 2666Mhz with a capacity of 8GB.
If you already have the latest and newest processor and faster RAM memory, of course you have to balance it with a fast graphics card, of course. The ROG Strix GL503GE is equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB. A fairly good graphics card is enough to play current games at 1080p resolution.
For the latest components above, the ROG Strix GL503GE has been embedded with a 128GB SSD M.2. Non Volatile Memory Express or called NVMe is the fastest type of storage media technology at the moment and that is what is used on the ROG Strix GL503GE. While for storing large files, the gaming laptop has been equipped with 1TB capacity SSHD.
One interesting part besides the various components above, there is one “perfecting” this gaming laptop. Yep, especially if it’s not the screen as one of the most important components for gamers.
ROG Strix GL503GE has a 15.6-inch screen with TN panel technology, which unfortunately is not as good as an IPS panel for viewing with the best colors from various angles. Interestingly, the TN screen also has a fast refresh rate up to 120Hz with 3ms response time. Even though it does not support the NVIDIA G-Sync feature, the screen has up to 100% sRGB to produce a real level of color accuracy.