An Nvidia graphics card was all the rage when I was a teenager. We haggled at the computer store to get the best deal on various different components to assemble that perfect PC at pocket money budgets. The days when we put together the perfect recipe for a gaming PC that could one-up your friend’s were sure fun. Touching and feeling each and every component that went into your PC was a strangely satisfying experience, much like fettling around with the mechanicals of your car.
Times have moved on since and no one has that kind of time anymore to put into a computer. Thankfully though, the solution is a much simpler one. Today, the computer market is flooded with a whole range of options for gaming PCs and laptops that come with the best hardware combinations to let you play the most demanding of games all day long without breaking a sweat.
And we have just such a machine with us here, the Asus ROG GL553VE-FY127T. Armed with Nvidia’s new affordable NV GTX 1050Ti 4G graphics card, running 16GB of RAM being powered by an Intel core i7 7700HQ processor, the Asus ROG GL553VE-FY127T comes with enough firepower to offer a very capable gaming experience. Asus offers this laptop with a 256GB SSD and a 1 TB hard drive.
The Asus ROG Strix with its new Nvidia graphics card is capable of running modern games in full HD in a seamless manner through its 17.4-inch matt finish display screen with wide viewing angles. The display is actually pretty clear and serves well for watching high quality HD videos as well. Playing heavy games doesn’t result in the laptop overheating as it has a capable cooling system. However, intensive gaming is best done with the power adapter connected as it can drain the battery quickly. Aside from the adequate hardware the gaming laptop comes with Asus’ game centre for control over hardware which allows you to adjust cooling fan speed and more.
Moving onto the aesthetics of the laptop, I think this Asus ROG Strix model looks fairly cool with its red accents owl eye logo marking the Asus Strix model and metal finish exterior which gives the unit an upmarket touch. The other party piece here is the four-zone RGB LED back lit keyboard which beings in the bling factor. The laptop feels very well built actually, fit and finish is good too and the whole thing feels very solid.
All in all, the Asus ROG Strix GL553VE-FY127T offers good gaming capability that will satisfy all your gaming needs as it is quite a capable product.