ASUS Republic of Gamers unveils Strix GL553 compact gaming notebook in India

Abhishek Baxi

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced the launch of its latest compact gaming notebook, the ROG Strix GL553 in India. The ultralight gaming notebook was first showcased at CES last month, and is now unveiled at Indian Gaming Show 2017.

The 15.6-inch notebook features a distinct ASUS ROG gamer styling with brushed black aluminum with an illuminated ROG logo.

The GL553 packs in a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti/1050 graphics and offers a gamer-friendly keyboard powered by ASUS Aura with four distinct lighting areas for incredible gaming experiences in the dark. There’s also the Cooling Overboost feature which offers flexible fan speeds for custom control and better system stability.

The product is aimed at the young professionals who enjoy regular-through-heavy gaming sessions and premium entertainment when on the go, and in their spare time. In order to ensure this, we included a powerful, yet efficient set of hardware into a highly portable device that is easy on the battery as well.

– Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group, ASUS India

ASUS ROG Strix GL553 Specifications

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Display: 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz IPS panel | 72% NTSC | 300nits
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ/Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 2/4GB GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB GDDR5
  • RAM: 16GB/8GB 2400MHz DDR4 | Expandable up to 32GB
  • Storage: 1TB 7200rpm 2.5-inch HDD | Optional: SATAIII 128/256GB
  • Ports: 1x Gigabit Ethernet | 2x USB 3.0 | 1x Type-C port | 1x USB 2.0 | 1x HDMI | 1x 3.5mm combo port | 2-in-1 card reader
  • Camera: HD (1280 x 720) @ 30fps
  • Weight: 2.5 kgs
  • Dimensions: 38.3(W) x 25.5(D) x 2.10 ~ 3.00 (H) cm
  • Battery: 48Whrs

The ROG Strix GL553 is available at a starting price of ₹94,990 ($1410) in India. ASUS plans to showcase the notebook at its Bangalore ROG Store launch scheduled later this month.