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No lo compres, Walmart has the sexy Asus ROG Zephyrus G with Ryzen 7 CPU and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti on sale right now for $900 USD. Partnering up with BMW Designworks, the laptop looks like a simple, muted grey rectangle from afar, but boy does it have details that only will be appreciated with your hands on it. But more importantly: all the vents are functional. On the positive side, you can totally upgrade both storage and RAM. Although not as loud as the more powerful G531GW with RTX 2070 graphics, expect fan noise to be about 51 dB(A) when gaming which is still on the loud side. Many of our comments about the 17.3-inch Strix G GL731 apply here for the 15.6-inch Strix G GL531 since they share the same overall design language with similar internal hardware. These are where the big copper heatsinks are letting off the heat, and anywhere else on the surface is fine for the touching. Thankfully, the SSD is blazing fast so running Windows 10 is a smooth operation. The rear quadrants of the chassis are much warmer than the front since the vents and heat pipes are towards the back of the system. We recommend setting the system to Silent mode in order to keep fan noise as low as possible during these undemanding sessions. In comparison, the minimum GPU option for the G531 is the GTX 1660 Ti. Servicing is user-unfriendly much like on the G731, GL731, and G531 because of the fragile ribbon cables that attach to the LED lights along the bottom panel. Nonetheless, the silky smooth 120 Hz refresh rate is a tangible improvement over the typical 60 Hz panels on most entry-level gaming laptops like the MSI GF75. Recharging from empty to full capacity takes about 1.5 hours. Similarly, the uneven backlight bleeding along the bottom edge of the display on our test unit is also minor enough to be easy to ignore. This is some great thermal management here. All Rights Reserved. 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If you want to reach a stable 120 FPS to fully exploit the 120 Hz panel, however, be prepared to reduce the graphics settings substantially. Huh. The ROG Strix G G531GU is the second-highest variant available in Malaysia. Price is the main advantage. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news. We stress the system to identify for any potential throttling or stability issues. ASUS ROG continues to shower the market with a big variety of gaming laptop ranges. Texture streaming or in-game loading issues rarely happened. | ZenBook on Steroids: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 Laptop Review, The hero we deserve? While it offers a 40 percent boost and 70 percent boost over the GTX 1060 in DX11 and DX12 titles, respectively, it's still about 20 percent slower than a proper desktop RTX 2060. Unveiled at April of this year, the GL531 series is available in at least 5 different SKUs with GTX 1050, GTX 1650, GTX 1660 Ti, RTX 2060, and RTX 2070 graphics. It's worth noting that 3DMark benchmark rank the RTX 2060 within just a few percentage points of the often more expensive RTX 2070 Max-Q. Around the bottom front and sides of the laptop is a long strip of RGB lighting. The WASD keys, palm rests, and clickpad remain cooler at about 27 C to 33 C for comfortable fingers when gaming. Direct competitors include other mid-range to upper mid-range 15.6-inch gaming laptops like the Lenovo Legion Y740, HP Omen 15, Aorus 15, Acer Predator Helios, MSI GP series, or the Dell G7 15. Tis the season of the gaming laptop refresh for 2019. Brushes of two asymmetric parallel lines make up the texture of the top of the body and its keyboard surface. Wait, it can do that too, for some reason. We didn't experience any software or hardware issues during our time with the unit save for the annoying Asus pop-ups when first connecting to the Internet. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. The GL531 sits in between the budget TUF FX505 and flagship GX531 or G531 in Asus' expansive lineup of gaming laptops. We recommend working under shade if possible to avoid squinting and washed out colors. As mentioned above, the chassis of the GL531 is identical to the G531 save for these notable differences: Top 10 LaptopsMultimedia, Budget Multimedia, Gaming, Budget Gaming, Lightweight Gaming, Business, Budget Office, Workstation, Subnotebooks, Ultrabooks, Chromebooks, under 300 USD/Euros, under 500 USD/Euros, 1.000 USD/Euros, Top 10 SmartphonesSmartphones, Phablets, ≤5-inch, Camera SmartphonesThe Best Smartphones for Less Than 160 Euros. Now, the pricing. Now, they are adding an even lower entry point to the ROG lineup with the ROG Strix G. Purely premium no more, as the ROG Strix G line offers brevity of variants for specs that most reasonable people would- and could- pay for. The ROG Armoury Crate is a one-stop app for all your unique software features on the ROG Strix G. Monitor CPU/GPU usage and temperature? Running on batteries will impact performance. Blue, magenta, and cyan in particular are represented less accurately than other tested colors especially at higher saturation levels. frequency)Highs 2 - 16 kHz(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. A Fire Strike run on batteries returns Physics and Graphics scores of 9983 and 4423 points, respectively, compared to 17042 and 15913 points when on mains. We therefore recommend checking out our existing reviews on the G531 and GL731 for more details on the design, keyboard feedback, port options, speakers, and other physical properties since almost all our comments will apply here on the GL531. This is explained in more detail on our reviews of the G731 and G531. Hearing footsteps or other key in-game audio cues is difficult when the fans are blasting above 50 dB(A). This is indeed the case as the center keyboard hot spot on the GL531 stabilizes at about 37 C when running Witcher 3 compared to 41 C on the G531. Yeah, like those neon lights you can put on cars in a Need For Speed game. The ROG Strix G is the new benchmark for great gaming laptops within a reasonable budget.