ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers GL552VW Gaming Notebook

Model #GL552VW-DH71

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Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
Base Clock Speed 2.6 GHz
Max Boost Speed 3.5 GHz
L3 Cache 6 MB
System Bus 8 GT/s
Memory Installed: 16 GB
Memory Type 2133 MHz DDR4 SDRAM
Graphics Type Dedicated
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM

Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.25 x 12.7 x 3.75"
Package Weight 9.5 lb

Input/Output Connectors

Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C2 x USB 3.0 Type-A1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
Display 1 x HDMI
Media Card Slots SD/SDHC/SDXCMMC
Media Card Reader 3-in-1
Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack2 x Integrated SpeakerIntegrated Microphone


Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Battery 4-Cell (48 Wh)
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Security BIOS Booting, HDD User Password Protection, Kensington Lock Slot
Pointing Device TouchPad
Weight 5.6 lb / 2.54 kg
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.1 x 10.1 x 1.3" / 383.5 x 256.5 x 33.0 mm
Power Supply 120 W
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz


Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner with Dual Layer Support
Storage Drive 1 x 1 TB 7,200 rpm HDD
Storage Capacity 1 TB


Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Finish Matte
Panel Type IPS
Size 15.6"


Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Network 1 x Ethernet (RJ-45)
Webcam Yes1.2 MP Photo
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Expert Reviews
27 March 2016

Mainstream update. The affordable ROG GL series gets Skylake, DDR4, USB Type-C, and other small changes to bring it up to speed. We check out the updated model and its performance gains with an overclocked GPU from Xotic PC.

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    high quality matte IPS display; accurate grayscale and colors, factory overclocked GPU; excellent gaming performance, good Turbo Boost performance under stress, 2x storage bays (M.2 + 2.5-inch SATA III), accessible storage bays and RAM slots, bright backlight; great contrast, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen.

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    most internal components not easily accessible, high power consumption; short battery life, no native Thunderbolt 3 support, moderate backlight bleeding, case is a fingerprint magnet, system fan is never idle, no NVMe support, thick and heavy, weak speakers

16 March 2016

The Asus GL552VW performs well and runs cool and quiet in pretty much every situation. The IPS screen on this top end configuration is also a pleasure to look at. On the other hand, the design and especially the build-quality are a step backwards when compared to the the older G-series 15-inchers,...

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    great display; solid performance; easy to upgrade; runs cool and quiet; the battery is not encased; fair price

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    chunky and heavy body; very weak screen frame on the plastic covered version - get the metallic unit instead; mushy keyboard and not the best trackpad; rather small battery

19 February 2016

We've come full circle, and what was the question? Ah, yes, can one of industry's most recognisable brands nail the gaming laptop? The answer is almost, but not quite. At £875, the Asus Republic of Gamers GL552VW promises plenty but falls short in one or two key areas.

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    Looks like a proper gaming laptop, Quad-core Intel Skylake CPU, Solid 1080p gaming credentials, Good connectivity options, Removeable battery

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    Disappointing TN display, Single-channel memory, SSD is basic by today's standards

User Reviews
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28 April 2016

I was very happy with my older Asus laptop so wanted to stick with Asus. Big mistake! I already had to return one of their higher-end 4k UHD models recently due to defects. This model had all the specs I need for my editing work and I was excited to get it.

26 March 2016

Overall, it is a powerful beast without any driver issues like early 2016. Now is the best time to buy it, simply uninstall Geforce Experience and reinstall it, and remove GameFirst III (if it hasn't been patched yes, which is surely the case since all other problems seems solved).

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    Before buying this laptop (my first), I literally read hundreds of reviews switching from "Best machine ever" to "so much problems". All the problems seemed to be related to driver issues (which can be solved) so I gave it a try. Here is my feedback after a week.

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    -Yes it will get all your fingerprints (but the box comes with a little tissue to wipe them off easily) -Yes the speakers are not the best. BUT using the ASUS software and not only using presets (which sucks!) and customing your own curves can give a pretty decent sound.

10 April 2016

- The product turns off inexplicably, this has happened about 3 times within two weeks. I hope to be operating system problem. - Sometimes when I disconnect - the input of headphones the sound is not played on the speakers (OS problem).

22 March 2016

The first computer came in with a broken screen. I sent this back for a replacement and reprieved it with a broken left speaker. I'm without a computer now and frustrated. I don't trust to buy a THIRD one!

Product Highlights
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
  • 16GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 15.6" IPS Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU (2GB GDDR5)
  • 1TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner, 3-in-1 Card Slot
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.1 Type-C Port, HDMI
  • Windows 10 Home
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In The Box
  • ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers GL552VW Gaming Notebook
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year International ADP Warranty
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