Asus on Thursday launched its ROG GL552 gaming laptop in India, at a price tag of Rs. 70,999. The high-end laptop is available in Black+Gray colour variant to purchase from leading e-commerce websites.
The Windows 8.1-based ROG GL552 features a 15.6-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution IPS backlit display with an aspect ratio of 16:9, and a 178-degree viewing angle. It is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor (4 cores, 8 threads, 2.6GHz base clock, 3.6GHz Turbo) with 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (upgradable) and Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M (N16P-GT) for handling graphic intensive games and applications. Intel HD Graphics 4600 also comes integrated inside the laptop.
Besides an HD webcam, the Asus ROG GL552 houses a 1TB (7200RPM) SATA 2.5-inch HDD and an optical drive. In the connectivity section, the gaming laptop includes a RJ45 Ethernet jack, a headphone and mic combo jack, a VGA port (D-Sub), three USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and one HDMI port. A SD card reader alongside a built-in speaker and microphone is also included. It weighs 2.6kgs, and measures 382×255×16-32.6mm. It runs on a 48WHr 4-cell Li-ion battery.
Some of the other features bundled with the Asus ROG GL552 gaming laptop are SonicMaster and AudioWizard-powered audio, and easy-touch low profile keys including a highlighted WASD key group. It also comes bundled with a gaming headset, mouse, and carry bag.
"We are extremely elated to announce gaming without limits with the launch of ROG GL552. Backed by high strength, it takes design aesthetics a notch higher with F22 stealth fighter-inspired design that commands the game. It brings the best of Intel and Microsoft integrated into the device to endow it with maximum gaming capabilities," said Peter Chang, Regional Head, South Asia & Country Manager, System Business Group, Asus India during the launch.