Asus has brought in another range of high end laptops with impressive configurations in India. Out of the two new laptops launched, first is the Asus ROG Strix GL553 for hard core gamers and the second is the Asus ZenBook UX300 for regular and professional use. The ROG Strix GL553 comes in two different variants with a starting price of Rs. 94,990 where as the ZenBook UX330 comes in 5 different variants with a staring price of Rs. 76,990. Both the laptops are available for sale across all major online and off-line retailers in the country.
Asus ROG Strix GL553:
The ROG Strix GL553 (seen in featured image) is an out and out gaming laptop similar to its predecessors in the ROG series. The laptop comes with a 15.6 inch Full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display and a sturdy gamer-friendly keyboard which consists of four different lighting areas, 30-key rollover and 2.5 mm key travel.
The laptop bears seventh generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ and Core i7-7700HQ processors depending upon the variant along with 8 GB and 16 GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM with extended support of up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM. There is a choice for the graphics processor between an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 video memory, or a GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB of GDDR4 video memory.
For connective there is Gigabit Ethernet (with GameFirst traffic management software), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.0, two USB 3.0 ports (including 1xUSB Type-C port), one USB 2.0 port, and one HDMI port. There’s also a headphone/ microphone combo jack, and one 2-in-1 card reader.
The base model comes with a ROM of 1-TB with 2.5 inch 7200 RPM HDD. There’s also an option to choose 128GB or 256GB SATA III SSD. It weighs 2.5kg, and measures 383x255x21 mm. The Asus ROG Strix GL553 sports an HD web CAM and is powered by 48WHr battery. The price of the top-end model goes up to Rs. 1,36,990.
Asus ZenBook UX330:
The ZenBook Ux330 is regular as well as professional use laptop which comes in 5 different variants depending upon the specifications. First in the line up is the ZenBook UX330-FCO82T which has a 13.3-inch Full HD display and is powered by a an Intel Core i5 7200U CPU, clubbed with 8GB of RAM. The FCO82T is available in Grey colour.
Then comes the FB132T and FB157T, priced at Rs. 83,990 each. Both the laptops bear a 13.3-inch QuadHD+ (3200×1800 pixel) display along with Intel Core i5 – 7200U CPU with Intel HD 620 graphics, 8 GB of RAM and 512GB SSD storage. The FB132T comes in Gray color where as FB157T comes in Rose Gold color.
Last and the top most variants in the line up are the FB089T and FB088T which are priced at Rs. 96,990 each. Specifications of both the laptops are almost similar to that of the FB132T and FB157T except the fact that, the FB089T and FB088T are powered by Intel’s ‘Kaby Lake’ Core i7 7500U CPU.
The laptops come with USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity along with Wi-Fi 802.11 and Bluetooth v4.1. They contain a 3 cell battery and are equipped with ASUS SonicMaster Audio System and also have audio tuned by Harman/Kardon.