ROG Strix GL553VW is the next laptop under the ROG Strix badge after the highly popular GL502. In appearance it can be easily mistaken for its cousin, however, upon closer inspection you'll find that the GL553VW has a slightly smaller footprint (-7mm in width / -11mm in length) despite also having a 15.6-inch display albeit being slightly thicker. This means a thinner bezel all round and the possibility of fitting in smaller backpacks.
While the GL502 is obviously more powerful, it can be overkill for some. Strix GL553VW can come with up to a 6th Gen. Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor, discrete NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics with 2 or 4GB of GDDR5 video memory, and up to 32GB of 2133MHz DDR4 memory. For storage and connectivity, GL553VW also features up to a 512GB PCIe Gen3 x4 solid state drive (SSD), dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 Type-C and two USB 3.0 ports.
The Full HD 15.6-inch IPS panel with wide 178° viewing angles has a matte finish to eliminate glare and reflections. The keyboard comes with the classic ROG red backlighting and scissor-switch keys with 2.5mm travel distance for tactile, responsive keystrokes. Anti-ghosting technology with 30-key rollover ensures all the keys you press are registered in the heat of the battle.
The new ROG Cooling Overboost lets you adjust fan speeds, and features an intelligent thermal design for maximum cooling efficiency to give ROG Strix GL553 the stability required for intense gaming marathons, or perhaps your lap is getting too warm for your liking. ROG GameFirst III provides lag-free gameplay by prioritizing game packets and allocating more network bandwidth for games. It features four preset packet priority (Optimization, Gaming, Media Streaming, File Sharing) modes, along with a manual setting to give users total control over their network.
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