Best ASUS Gaming Laptop

Best ASUS Gaming LaptopThese are the top ASUS gaming laptops on the market. ASUS dedicates the ASUS ROG G Series to the gaming community with a robust and versatile selection of ROG gaming computers. The computers feature the latest technology and are jam-packed with the most up to date features and customizations. ASUS is certainly one of the best laptop brands for gaming. Features include the ASUS Turbo-Master technology, GPU Overclocking, and a dual-fan cooling system.

A Note on ASUS Gaming Laptops

ASUS, like MSI gaming laptops, entered a market dominated by Dell's Alienware. However, although late to the party, ASUS still manages to offer highly competitive, feature packed, and sometimes affordable gaming laptops (far more affordable than most Alienware). ASUS' gaming laptops are sufficient to fulfill the entertainment needs of most gamers and, as you see from the list, they offer some of the best specs and features. Here are the best ASUS laptops for gaming on the market.

Things to Consider

For gaming you need:

For best gaming experience you need:

Other important factors to consider include the display, design, keyboard, software, selection, and customization as well as the innovative features that the laptop brings to your experience. Before we go into the list, we explain how each of these is important.

Display

Asus gaming laptops offer some of the most vivid/bright displays on the market. The ROG G752VS OC Edition, for example, tops 476 nits. A more affordable choice, the ROG Strix, tops 300 nits. However, one caveat that may turn off buyers is that most of Asus' displays are 1920 x 1080 resolutions. There are many competitors that offer more options with QHD (2560x1440) and 4K  displays. You can learn more about nits and brightness here.

Keyboard

With regard to keyboards, Asus' laptop keyboards are almost always of premium quality and design. They typically measure 2 mm for key travel and 61g of actuation force. Some of the laptops even offer backlit keyboards that you can customize. No worries, we tell you which ones on the list has the feature.

Innovation

Asus is a brand that brings new features to the table in new releases. For example, the company offers full VR-ready gaming across all the ROG systems. The ROG Zephyrus is one of the first to use Nvidia's Max-Q technology. Furthermore, it features an exhaust port that flips out when the lid opens and a touchpad that transforms into a numeric keypad. You learn more about the Zephrus gaming laptop below.

Software

 Asus' Gaming Center app provides a wide array of tools. For example, there is the GameFirst IV feature. This feature allows you to prioritize which programs get access to your Wi-Fi networks. There is also software to allow you to change the system CPU, GPU, and fan speeds. And, get this, Sonic Radar overlay shows you where sounds, like gunshots or enemy footsteps, come from in-game! There are also tools to broadcast to Twitch, YouTube, and other services. So, you see, there's really lots you can do with an Asus gaming laptop. And, these are just a few.

Selection and Customization

From the 15- to 17-inch systems and their 18-inch laptop with the removable water-cooled dock, Asus has your gaming wants and needs covered. With systems starting at $1,099, their notebooks are some of the most affordable. Asus even lets you configure certain laptops like the ROG G701VI with 64GB of RAM. Now, without further delay, here are the top Asus gaming laptops.

ASUS ROG GL552VW

The ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 is one of the powerful laptops for gaming. With a 15.6-inch display and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card, gaming visuals are always sharp. With regards to power/performance, the ROG GL552W-DH671 runs on a 6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor (Turbo up to 3.5GHz). Also, with 16GB RAM, there is no space for lag or delays and the 1TB hard drive with 7200 rotational speed is more than enough for storage. This laptop also made it on our Best Laptop for Video Editing list.

ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop, ASUS Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop

Performance

The ROG GL552, with its quad-core 6th-generation Intel Core™ i7 processor and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics with Microsoft DirectX 12 support, is truly gamer proof. What we like about this computer, as you see in the below video, is that you are able to play any game and use any application at the highest visual and performance settings without any problems. See for yourself in the test video.

Video: Asus Rog GL552VW-DH71 Gaming Test (Grand Theft Auto)

Here is a test video featuring Grand Theft Auto 5. The video demonstrates how smooth gameplay on the Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71 is. The settings are at a maximum. I.E Ultra. best resolution, sound, and features.

As seen, you can smoothly run GTA V on the Asus Rog GL552VW. The laptop can also run games like Overwatch and H1Z1 without any issues. And, for the Skyrim fans, there's no delay or graphical issues on the GL552W. It runs games similar to Skyrim at the same performance level as well.

Design & Keyboard

The ROG GL552VW features a backlit keyboard. It has easy-touch keys that offer swift response times. There is a 1.8mm travel distance between each key and touch-button beneath.

ROG GL552VW Features Ultra Responsive Keys - 1.8mm Travel Distance

ROG GL552VW Features Ultra Responsive Keys - 1.8mm Travel Distance

Furthermore, there is a marked WASD key group and a dedicated numeric pad which enable fast and full control over the keyboard. You get visibility at all times, due to the red backlighting, and quick and effortless control due to the design.

ASUS ROG GL552VW Backlit Keyboard and Highlighted WASD Keys with Dedicated Numeric Pad

ASUS ROG GL552VW Backlit Keyboard and Highlighted WASD Keys with Dedicated Numeric Pad

Storage

The ROG GL55VW features up to 1TB of hard drive storage with the option of up to 128GB M.2 solid-state disk (SSD). The hard-drive write speed is 7200 rpm. It also features a USB 3.1 Type-C port. It is a reversible Type-C port that guarantees a precise connection every time, right-side up, or upside down. Furthermore, it offers a slide-off upgrade panel for instant access. Hence, fit in an M.2 SSD, a bigger hard drive or more memory whenever you want. It's as easy as popping off a lid with the ROG GL55VW.

ROG GL552VW Easy Access Upgrade Panel

ROG GL552VW Easy Access Upgrade Panel

Other Features

Other features worth mentioning are the GameFirst III technology. It prioritizes network traffic for games. In addition, there is the SonicMaster technology and ROG AudioWizard. Each provides endless sound customisations for your gaming experience. Check out the full specifications below.

ASUS ROG GL552VW Specs

Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Max Screen Resolution 1920*1080 pixels
Processor 2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ
RAM 16 GB DDR4-SDRAM
Memory Speed 2133 MHz
Hard Drive 1024 GB HDD 7200 rpm
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA GTX960M 2GB GDDR5
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description dedicated
Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2

Video: Asus GL552VW Gaming Laptop Review

ASUS ROG GL752VW

One of the best selling ASUS gaming laptop, the ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71, makes the list thanks to its 16GB RAM and 1TB hard drive (expandable up to 2TB). We can't mention this laptop without talking about 6th generation 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card. The ROG GL752VW comes with Windows 8.1 and is upgradable to Windows 10. It is also one of the best gaming laptops under 1500 USD.

Performance

Just like the ROG GL552, with its quad-core 6th-generation Intel Core™ i7 processor and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics with Microsoft DirectX 12 support, the ROG GL752 offers optimal performance both visually and under the hood. You can play any game and use any application at the highest visual and performance settings without any problems. See for yourself in the below test video.

Design & Keyboard

The ROG GL572VW also features a backlit keyboard. It has easy-touch keys that offer swift response times. There is a 1.8mm travel distance between each key and touch-button beneath. Additionally, there is a marked WASD key group and a dedicated numeric pad which enable fast and full control over the keyboard. You get visibility at all times, due to the red backlighting, and quick and effortless control due to the design.

ROG GL752 Backlit Keyboard and Marked WASD Keys

ROG GL752 Backlit Keyboard and Marked WASD Keys

Storage

The ROG GL55VW features up to 1TB of hard drive storage however, the GL572 takes it a step further with 2TB. The option of up to 128GB M.2 solid-state disk (SSD) remains the same. The hard-drive write speed is 7200 rpm. It also features a USB 3.1 Type-C port. It is a reversible Type-C port, Lastly, it offers a slide-off upgrade panel for instant access.

Other Features

Other features worth mentioning are the GameFirst III technology. It prioritizes network traffic for games. In addition, there is the SonicMaster technology and ROG AudioWizard. Each provides endless sound customisations for your gaming experience. Check out the full specifications below.

 

ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 Technical Details

Screen Size 17.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Max Screen Resolution 1920*1080 pixels
Processor 2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ
RAM 16 GB DDR4-SDRAM
Memory Speed 2133 MHz
Hard Drive 1024 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M 2GB GDDR5
Card Description dedicated
Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1

Video: Asus GL552VW 17" Budget Gaming Laptop Review

 

ASUS ROG G752VY

The ASUS ROG G752VY-DH72 swoops in with a 17.3-inch display and 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU. This is a high-performance gaming laptop with a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Turbo up to 3.6GHz) processor. The RAM sits at 16GB and the ROG G752VY-DH72 comes with a hard drive of 1TB with 7200 rotational speed + 128GB SSD.

Performance

While the above two installments of the Republic of Gamers laptops offer high-end performance, the ROG G752VY offers super-high-end performance. As seen in the specs, it has a better GPU and higher performance CPU. So, you can expect increased performance when compared to the previous ROG laptops. Check out the gameplay video below.

Design and Keyboard

The first backlit anti-ghosting keyboard sits neatly on the ROG G75VY. Anti-ghosting keys ensure your commands are instantaneously and correctly interpreted – even if you hit up to 30 keys simultaneously. And with more macro keys at your disposal, everything you need is at your fingertips.

Storage

As mentioned, the G752VY supports up to 2 TB of hard-drive space. This is ample space for lots of PC games, videos, and pictures. Moreover, with support for up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, you really cannot complain about underperformance. This is total overkill.

The ROG G752 employs the latest NVM Express (NVMe) SSD technology to give you blazing-fast data read and write speeds. NVMe maximizes sequential read and write speeds, and minimizes random reading and writing latency. The result – faster system processes, and of course, faster gameplay.

The Onboard Intel Thunderbolt technology gives you single-cable data and signal transmission rates of up to 20Gbits/s – twice the bandwidth of USB 3.1. ROG G752 gives you both Intel Thunderbolt and USB 3.1 Type-C for increased compatibility with your various devices.

Other Features

This gaming laptop also features a temperature uniformity vapor chamber. Commonly used with high-performance, high voltage graphics cards, it increases cooling efficiency. The 3D mobile Vapor Chamber, together with the copper heat pipe, create an effective and efficient cooling system that improves GPU performance by up to 6 percent for smooth and stable gaming.

This iteration of the G752 also has a dust-release tunnel to keep it away from internal components. We all know how much trouble clogged vents and components can be. This feature improves the laptop's lifespan and enhances overall stability of the laptop.

The ROG G752 comes with a lifetime XSplit Gamecaster account for you to record or stream games. All it takes it one keystroke for you to get into it and stream your gaming session to the world. It is really that simple.

From the ROG Gaming Center, you can set up hotkeys for faster in-game commands, adjust audio settings, or record gameplay from a single dashboard. Y9ou also see an overview of the system information (GPU, CPU Speed, Temperature, Memory).

Video: ASUS ROG G752VY Review

 

ASUS ROG G752VL

Ah, another one of the best ASUS gaming laptops under 1500, the ASUS ROG G752VL-DH71 makes the list with a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and 2GB NVIDIA GTX965M GDDR5 graphics. With a RAM of 16GB and a 1 TB hard-drive (7200 rotational speed), the ROG G752VL is an affordable gaming laptop for beginners. The DH71 runs Windows 10 out of the box.

Performance

The ROG G752VL houses a 6th-generation Intel® Skylake Core™ i7 processor and 2GB NVIDIA GTX965M GDDR5 graphics card. A future-proof laptop, you can easily upgrade any of the components to newer versions with no issues. You can enjoy games at the highest settings and broadcast live over YouTube, Twitch, etc. (you may want to check your Internet is good enough for streaming). Have a look at the gameplay video below.

Keyboard and Design

Like the above D752VY, the G752VL features a backlit anti-ghosting keyboard. Both gaming laptops' have keys with 2.5mm of key travel. It also supports the 30-key rollover.

ROG-G752VL Keyboard

ROG-G752VL Keyboard

Storage

The ROG G752VL features four DDR4 slots, allowing you to upgrade to 64GB DDR4 RAM. It also supports the latest NVM Express (NVMe) SSD technology for super-fast speeds.

The Onboard Intel Thunderbolt technology gives you single-cable data and signal transmission rates of up to 20Gbits/s – twice the bandwidth of USB 3.1. ROG G752 gives you both Intel Thunderbolt and USB 3.1 Type-C for increased compatibility with your various devices.

Other Features

The ROG G752VL comes with a lifetime XSplit Gamecaster account for you to record or stream games. All it takes it one keystroke for you to get into it and stream your gaming session to the world. It is really that easy. It also has a dust-release tunnel and supports the ASUS ROG Gaming Center.

Video: Asus G752VL-DH71 Gaming Laptop Test

ASUS ROG GL503VD

The ASUS ROG GL503VD features an Aura RGB lighting keyboard and lightweight 4.9 lbs body. Inside, there is a  powerful 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core 2.8GHz processor. The graphics card is none other than the latest 4GB GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. It has 16GB RAM  (caps at 32GB) and a massive 1TB SSHD FireCuda Hybrid Drive (6x faster than HDD). The only caveat? It has a 15-inch screen. Small, but do not underestimate this laptop's performance.

Also, the GPU is S VR-ready and that delivers smooth and stutter-free gameplay during virtual reality experiences.  The Strix GL503 also comes with ROG GameVisual, an easy-to-use tool that contains six presets that apply your preferences for a variety of game genres, enhancing sharpness and color performance.

With regard to sound, the built-in smart amplifier technology delivers louder in-game audio — up to 200% higher volume — and minimizes distortion to ensure smooth operation. The system automatically monitors and reduces the intensity of output to prevent potential damage from overheating or overloading.

You can customize the keyboard in various colors. So, if you are happy, sad, mad, you can set the backlighting to match your gaming style or mood. Moreover, the keyboard features a highlighted WASD key group and anti-ghosting technology.

 ASUS ROG GL703VD

For a little more screen real estate, the ASUS ROG GL703VD offers 17 inches and features an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. It has 16GB RAM (caps at 32GB), 256GB SATA SSD, and 1TB HDD. It comes with a slim as well as a lightweight design that makes it comfortable when traveling. Windows 10 Pro is preinstalled.

It has all the features of the GL503VD. Including the ROG Sonic Studio software with in-game noise cancellation and voice-volume stabilization technology, to deliver clearer, louder and more enjoyable audio and chat. A slide-off upgrade panel, just like all the ASUS gaming laptops on this list. Four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports867Mbps 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi for wireless speeds that are up to 6X faster than 802.11n. With two antennas supporting two simultaneous data streams and wider range. The GL753VD and GL503VD are basically identical in components save the screen size.

ASUS ROG G752VS

ASUS ROG G752VS-XS74K is a 17.3-Inch VR Ready gaming laptop. Also, it comes with the latest 7th generation overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK 2.7 GHz processor and 8GB NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphics. It can overclock up to 4GHz. In addition, it has 16GB of RAM (caps at 64GB) installed along with an SSD of 512GB. Windows 10 already installed on this gaming laptop.

On top of that, it has enhanced gaming experience due to the NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology. It synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the NVIDIA GTX GPU’s frame rate for ultra-smooth visuals. G-SYNC helps prevent lag, minimizes perceived stutter, and eliminates visual tearing. It solved the issues for gamers when using V-Sync:

  • Stuttering since the GPU might render frames at rates other than once every 1/60 sec
  • Input response is fixed and limited to 1/60 sec

Hardware-wise, it has a 3D vapor chamber. If you remember, the 3D Vapor Chamber technology enables higher-end GPUs with higher TDPs (Thermal Design Power) to be efficiently and effectively cooled to safe operating temperatures, extending component, and product life.

ASUS ROG GL502VS

The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS-DS71 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop. It comes with an 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card and the latest 7th-Generation 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor (Turbo up to 3.8GHz). The hard drive is 1TB with 7200 rotational speed + 128GB SSD and the DDR4 RAM is 16GB (caps at 32GB). It has full Microsoft DirectX 12 support.

It has all the features of previously mentioned Strix gaming laptops. However, the reversible USB Type-C port gives you easier device connections and hyper-fast 10Gbps data transfer speeds via USB 3.1 Gen 2. Transferring a 2GB movie file just takes less than 2 seconds to complete. Furthermore, you can connect the ROG Strix GL502 to a larger display via the mini DisplayPort.

With regard to the keyboard, the GL502VS features a specially-designed chiclet gaming keyboard with red-backlit scissor-switch keys that offer you 1.6mm of travel distance for tactile keystrokes. It also features highlighted WASD keys.

Asus Ultimate Gaming Laptop

The ROG Zephyrus takes thin-and-light gaming laptops to a whole new level. It is just 16.9-17.9 mm thin and weighs only 2.2kg. However,  despite its petite frame, it packs the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with Max-Q design — an innovative approach to designing the world’s thinnest, fastest, and quietest gaming laptops.

An innovative hinge and fan module help keep the high-end GPU cool, resulting in a gaming laptop that’s portable enough to carry with you anywhere yet mighty enough to compete with powerful gaming desktops.

The keyboard features Aura RGB lighting which lets you customize colors and dynamic effects for the entire keyboard, and you can adjust the QWER and WASD clusters separately to adapt to MOBA, FPS, and other games. It also supports anti-ghosting. The keys have 1.4mm of travel.

It has all the features of the other laptops on the list as well as the ability to stream console games from the Xbox One, and it includes a dongle that lets you connect wireless Xbox controllers to complete the experience. Moreover, the USB Type-C port delivers up to 40Gbps to Thunderbolt devices — four times the bandwidth of USB 3.1 Gen 2 — while four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports are ready for all your existing gear. You can also run DisplayPort monitors over Type-C USB or use HDMI 2.0 to connect 4K TVs at 60Hz.

Conclusion

These are some of the best ASUS laptop computers for gaming. Choosing any computer from this list is sure to provide users with the best gaming experience. Each laptop includes high-performance components like an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM or more, NVIDIA Graphics and 1TB+ Hard Drive. If you need help selecting one, leave a comment below. If you think that your favorite laptop is not on the list, drop us a comment and we'd be sure to consider adding it. Thanks for reading, the Best ASUS Gaming Laptop here on OrDuH! Enjoy the fastest ASUS gaming laptops and stay tuned for more!