ASUS FX502VM VR Ready Gaming Laptop

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  • 15.6" Full HD 178° View Angle Display (1920 x 1080)
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
  • 16GB RAM with 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 5400rpm HDD
  • Windows 10 x64

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Introducing the Asus FX502VM Gaming Laptop

Strike the balance between gaming firepower and practical portability with the Asus FX502VM gaming laptop, featuring the latest 7th-generation Kaby Lake Intel Core i7 processor and GTX 1060 graphics to give you powerful performance and flawless gaming visuals.

Intoducing Asus FX502VM Gaming Laptop
GTX 1060 Graphics

Next Generation Processor and Graphics

Asus FX502VM is equipped with future-proofed features, including a 7th-Generation (Kaby Lake) Core i7 processor and latest GTX 1060 graphics for stunning gaming performance and high frame rates.

Breathtaking Wide view Display

The Asus FX502VM features a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS-like panel with wide 178° viewing angles. The panel ensures great contrast and color consistency, and there's no color shift even when you're viewing it from extreme positions. It ensures superior clarity during gameplay with unbelievable color accuracy and deep and rich contrast. It has a matte finish too, so there's no glare or reflections to distract you during gaming.

Breathtaking Wide View Display
Responsive Chiclet Keyboard

Responsive Chiclet Keyboard

ASUS FX502 features a specially-designed keyboard with red backlighting and scissor-switch keys with 0.63" of travel distance for tactile keystrokes. It also features highlighted WASD keys that stand out when you're in the thick of the action.

Newly Redesigned for On-the-Go Gaming

The FX502VM features a sleek new design that's less than 1 inch thin (0.94") and at just 4.9 lbs., you can game wherever you go!

Newly Redesigned for On-the-Go Gaming
Item Condition New
UPC 889349653340
Manufacturer Part Number FX502VM
Display 15.6" Full HD 178° View Angle Display (1920 x 1080)
Hard Drive 128GB M.2 Solid State Drive + 1TB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive
CPU / Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6MB Cache, 2.8GHz-3.8GHz) 45W
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
RAM 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
Operating System Windows 10
Optical Drive None
Keyboard Illuminated Chiclet
Webcam HD Web Camera
Bluetooth Yes
USB Ports 3 x USB 3.0
VGA / Display Ports 1 x HDMI
Ethernet Ports 1 x RJ-45
Wireless LAN Dual-band 802.11 AC + Bluetooth 4.1
Dimensions 15.4 x 10.5 x 0.9 inches
Weight 4.9 lbs
Power / Battery 4-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (48WHrs)

Customer Reviews

Very happy, you can get better only at much higher prices Review by Eugenio
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Here is my review of ASUS GL502VMZ (modified by CUK: RAM is 24 GB, 1xSSD 256 GB M.2, 1x1TB SSD).

My requirements.
Gamer-like performances, except for the video card, older models like NVIDIA 960 grant longer time on batteries.
As light as possible, for a 15”.
A “neutral” look (not flashy style of almost all gamers laptops).

The choice.
The ASUS GL502 is the best compromise for my requirements. Pretty much, it’s the younger twin brother of the ASUS ROG models, without the flashy cover, USB-C, and a few things that I don’t need. It’s much lighter than equivalent computers from other brands. There was a nice $150 discount that I used to upgrade the hard drives (I’ll never go back to traditional slow HD).

Testing
I’m not a professional tester and my benchmark is probably unusual, but still it’s a test.
As a gamer, my reference is a heavily modded Skyrim (STEP, for those who know the mod package). It runs flawlessly at no less than 60 FPS (if I understand correctly, the modded game is hardcoded at a maximum of 60 FPS)
For my job. I write and run scientific programs written in FORTRAN 90, depending on the application my software can easily have to run for several hours. My reference is a dedicated remote server. The server is a few-years old linux machine with a branded fortran compiler. My laptop is a Windows machine and hosts a linux virtual machine, in addition I use the gfortran compiler. My codes run faster (~35%) on the (old) dedicated server, it’s not disappointing considering that branded compilers are ~30% faster and that I’m using a virtual machine on my laptop.

Comments.
I’m very happy with my computer. It gives me all the power that I need within a reasonable weight (and price), I would definitely buy it again.
As a gamer I have all I need (I don’t miss “downgrading” from a ROG).
Professionally, I can run all editing and data analysis software without the slightest problem and I have a reliable backup for the dedicated server (when it’s under maintenance or when I cannot access the network).
The two SSDs are not top brand (who says Samsung?) but I cannot say that I miss the extra kick in my everyday computer usage. Perhaps they’ll last less, but probably I’ll change computer before they fail.
Some additional considerations about using professional upgrades. First, they saved my warranty and I didn’t have to deal with one additional disk (the original HD).
(Posted on 7/3/2017)
Awesome but not excellent Review by Diego
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I have the problem that the microphone of the laptop is so low, I was connected on skype and the people that i was talking heared me but too low. (Posted on 3/30/2017)

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