ASUS ROG Strix GL553 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Black (Intel Core i7-7700HQ/1TB HDD/12GB RAM/Windows 10)

  • Model #: GL553VD-BS71-CB
  • Web Code: 10573742
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Take your gaming exploits to new heights. This 15.6" ASUS ROG Strix GL553 gaming laptop is packed with power. Under the hood you'll find an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and a GTX 1050 graphics chipset with 4GB of dedicated video memory. The 15.6" Full HD 1080p presents games and movies in crystal-clear detail.

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  • 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor and 12GB of DDR4 RAM offers the power and performance you need for marathon gaming, smooth multitasking, and effortless everyday computing
  • 1TB hard drive provides tons of space for you to store a giant digital arcade of games, save files, and other multimedia
  • GTX1050 with 4GB of dedicated video memory delivers mesmerizing, true-to-life visuals and buttery-smooth onscreen motion to unlock mind-blowing gaming experiences
  • 15.6-inch Full HD display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 presents games, movies, websites, software, and apps in crystal-clear detail
  • Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi makes it easy to wirelessly connect to your home network, office network, school network, or hotspot networks around town
  • Dedicated 10/100/1000 Ethernet port lets you connect directly to a network, so you can enjoy potentially faster speeds and a more reliable connection
  • Integrated Bluetooth and 2 USB 3.0 ports let you connect a range of additional peripherals, such as gaming headset, printer, or desktop speakers
  • USB 3.1 Type-C port makes connecting compatible device easy and supports USB 3.1 to deliver blazing fast transfer speeds
  • HDMI output lets you connect the laptop to an external HD monitor or HDTV for use as a secondary display
  • ROG-exclusive Cooling Overboost lets you adjust fan speeds and features an intelligent thermal design for maximum cooling efficiency and stability over those longer gaming sessions
  • Specially-designed chiclet gaming keyboard with 4-zone customizable scissor-switch keys, a larger space bar, isolated arrow keys, and highlighted WASD keys
  • Preinstalled with Windows 10 Home (64-bit) operating system, which features a refined internet browser, improved Start menu, digital assistant with Cortana, universal Windows apps, and much more

What's in the Box?

  • Manual
  • Power Cables
  • AC Adapter

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

3.8 / 5
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22 Reviews

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  • from Windsor, ON


Great laptop! The screen is great, handles games easily, and fast. One of the best gaming laptops on the market IMO. Works great as a portable workstation.

  • from Toronto, ON


I have never had a better computer than this one!!!!

  • from Burnaby, BC

So far so good with one problem

Everything for me is going good so far but when I use the Laptop while charging, the charging speed can't catch up to the battery usage. It even says (Plugged in, not charging) when I hover over the battery sign.

  • from Charlottetown, PE

Great Laptop

I purchased this laptop about month ago and have had no issues with it. It is very fast and easy to use. The keyboard lights up in the dark which makes it easy to use.

  • from Regina, SK

Dont buy insurance until they give you all the details

I bought the computer for my son. They convinced me to buy the accidental damage insurance, but I don't know what I bought. They gave me no documentation (just a very general geek squad brochure). Learn from my mistake and ask for full documentation before you buy anything.

  • from Toronto, ON

Not a gaming laptop

Purchased this as a portable workstation (not for gaming). However, Strikefire score with default settings (nvidia enabled) is worse than an overclocked 950 GTX on an 8 year old LGA 775 PC running Windows 7! Haven't encountered any of the problems described in other reviews (so far) but it is plastic and is a fingerprint/smudge magnet. You get what you pay for.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Overall bad!

After two weeks laptop started freezing. The batteries are built in so if you use laptop while connected to power, it will die. The batteries have a very short life 2 hours while just browsing. The laptop is very heavy. I knew some of the drawbacks while purchasing like its heavy weight and short battery life. I needed a very fast and powerful processor at the same time I needed portability, this was the only i7 quad-core 7700HQ in the market when I bought it. I just did not expect it to freeze like this!

  • from Mississauga

Do not buy!

Would give a zero if I could! Do not buy worst purchase every. One month into owning would just start to shut down anytime i adjusted the screen, picked it up or someone even nudge the desk I would working on. Called customer serves at ASUS. All they would was tell me to ship it in the be repair and nothing else. What company expects you to purchase a product brand new and when it stops working almost initiatedly after purchase to have to send it in for repairs. They refused to replace there defaulty broken product and said the will replace parts if needed. So I got to pay full price for a refurbished computer. Not to mention who knows what will happens when my warranty is up! What a joke when my Apple computer broke and was under warranty I would walk into the store and walk out with a brand new working model. This will be the first and last Asus product I ever buy.

  • from Kitchener, ON

Not What I Was Expecting

This laptop was not what I was expecting. The graphics, keys, and design were awesome. But my laptop froze on the first day I tried to use it; the keyboard deck was flimsy and flexed if I pressed a little harder; the sound was disappointing; the touch pad was not very responsive - felt like there was a delay; it's loud when running something that needs a bit more CPU power; and there is a lot of bloatware causing it to start and load everything slowly (I was told when I returned it).

  • from abbotsford

So good

Got it a couple weeks ago and I love it works good and runs games good

  • from Saint Catharines, ON

Great mid gaming pc nice rgb to

This gaming laptop is great for its price... it plays csgo at 200+ frames at max settings and most other games it achieves exactly the same performance. fan in my opinion is very quite for a laptop.

  • from Toronto, ON

So far, I Love it!

There haven't been any issues yet. It's powerful, the screen is so much more better than my old laptop. Plus that backlit keyboard :D

  • from Toronto, ON

Good Laptop

Good Laptop. the screen is really awesome compared to other laptops in this price point. Optical drive in 2017 is not useful. Would have preferred additional cooling or battery. Overall its really good. .Except those draw backs.

  • from Best buy

Crashy laptop

Idk what the problem is but it keeps crashing.

  • from Mississauga, ON

Great Computer, Hdd holds it back

Its an amazing computer for the price, but the only thing really holding this computer from really good performance is the hdd drive,it should have came with an ssd.

  • from Montréal

Good laptop

Runs the witcher 3 im happy

  • from Coquitlam, BC

Not bad

pros: - good for gaming - good design - good price for its specs cons: - low battery life, doesn't even last 2 hours while web surfing/watching video - loud - republic of gamers (other people might see you as a weirdo) I have used it for 2~3 days. I value battery life and noise a lot so I am going to return this one and buy either acer or dell

  • from Barrie


I love this laptop so much it looks great perform's like a beast and outperforms my old pc by a long shot and it's freaking upgradable! I highly recommend this machine

  • from Brampton, ON


So far so good. no problems with the laptop yet. Installed a few games and they are working great.

  • from Scarborough, ON

overall good, camera problem

Overall a nice laptop. Problem with a grainy camera. Returned laptop and was told it would go back to the manufacturer for repairs.

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