The Asus ROG FX502 is one of the newest powerful laptops in the market and definitely the newest Asus product. Competition at the laptop market or rather gaming laptop market has never been tighter but this notebook will surely be one to be considered. The fact that it is affordable makes the deal even better as the price is usually one of the most significant factors that people consider. Asus has labeled it as ‘Power and Style on the Go’. However, it does not matter whether it is powerful, stylish or whatever quality it is labeled. The main issue is, will it impress the customers enough to convince them to purchase it?
Asus ROG FX502 – Beautiful Design:
The outside impression is key for any product and this is a quality that arguably all consider when designing their products. It has been no different for Asus with the sleek design of the Asus ROG FX502. First of all, this laptop is thin about 23.5 mm, which is very convenient for fitting in backpacks. To add on to that, it measures about 2.2 kg with the battery which is a fairly convenient weight for a laptop or notebook of its caliber. Other dimensions are 390 x 266 mm for the width and depth. The external body is made of smooth plastic with the Asus Trademark Logo clearly engraved.
Further, the keyboard on Asus ROG FX502 has been designed with red LED backlights. The WASD keys (which are usually the main keys during typing or gaming) have been clearly highlighted which for ease of use. Besides, the keys favor tactile keystrokes with a 1.6 mm distance between them making it more interesting and better to use. At either side, it has a headphone jack and two USB ports that are a 3 x USB 3.0, a 1 x USB-C 3.1 (Gen 2) on the right and a mini DisplayPort is on the left.
Asus ROG FX502 – Display and Specifications:
The display features a 15.6-inch panel that is LED backlight offering FullHD resolution and with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 plus 45% or 75% NTSC. The screen offers up to 178 degrees of viewing angles, this is beautiful since from extreme position the color does not shift. For audio needs, the speakers have been effectively positioned plus the array microphone filters out ambient noise which means that one can easily communicate in an internet session like video call better.
One of the major focus of a laptop or a notebook(which is the case here) is the performance. For the satisfaction of the users’ needs, the performance must be top notch. The Asus ROG FX502 comes with the sixth generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor or Intel Core i5-6300HQ processor and uses the Intel HM170 chipset. The GPU is the powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 3 GB of GDDR5. The onboard computer memory 8 GB of RAM but there is a 1 x SO-DIMM socket that allows expansion of up to 16 GB of RAM. In terms of the storage, that is the hard disk, the options available are 1 TB 5400 RPM SATA or 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA. The solid state drives (SSD) available offer 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB SATA3. The battery is a 4-cell battery about 64Wh.
Asus ROG FX502 – Operating System and Price:
The operating system is usually optional but the custom one for this laptop is Windows 10 Home and Windows Pro.
The prices for the Asus ROG FX502 are about $1704 for the core i7 version and about $1520 for the core i5 version. This is quite an affordable price as mentioned before.
The Asus ROG FX502 is quite a beautiful and powerful laptop even though it might have some few defects. It still has the chance of commanding a share of the market due to its affordable price.