ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces GL552 15-inch Ultraslim Gaming Laptop

Asus ROG has announced GL552, an ultraslim 15-inch gaming laptop with up to 4th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M DirectX 12 graphics, low-profile backlit keyboard with WASD key group, exclusive GameFirst III network optimization, up to Full HD IPS display, up to 2TB hard drive storage and optional SSD, exclusive ASUS SonicMaster audio, and quick-release panel for easy upgrades.

Read the full press release below.

Taipei, Taiwan (12th March, 2015) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced GL552, a high-performance gaming laptop powered by up to 4th-generation Intel® Core i7 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M graphics with DirectX 12 support. GL552 has ASUS-exclusive GameFirst III network optimization, a highly-responsive, low-profile, red-backlit keyboard with specially-marked WASD keys, and an up to Full HD IPS display with wide viewing angles. It bears the distinctive G Series lines and has a user-friendly design that provides access to the drive bay and memory slots for easy upgrades.

Full-on ROG gaming performance and classic design

ROG GL552 is made for gaming and primed for creativity, with up to 4th-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processors for the performance to power the latest gaming titles and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics with Microsoft DirectX 12 for sharper visuals and smoother in-game animations.

The new gaming notebook retains the classic stealthy F-22 Raptor-inspired lines popularized by ROG’s G Series, with angled surfaces giving GL552 a dynamic, powerful stance — for a design that’s as attractive as it is strong.

Commanding keyboard, maximum storage flexibility instant upgradability

GL552 sports a stylish low-profile keyboard, with easy-touch keys that operate with a travel distance of 1.8mm for a perfect gaming response. The marked WASD key group and dedicated numeric pad enable fast, full control. Manufactured as a solid, one-piece construction, the entire keyboard is illuminated by a ROG-red backlight for anytime visibility.

GL552 also offers maxed-out storage options, with an up to 2TB hard disk drive and an up to 256GB M.2 solid-state disk (SSD) available as an option — fulfilling users’ desires for both maximum storage and maximum speed.

It’s also simple to push GL552 even further, with a slide-off panel offering instant access to M.2 SSD, hard drive and memory slots.

 

Faster frags, the widest views and total audio immersion

GL552 features ASUS-exclusive GameFirst III technology, which optimizes networks to give users lag-free gameplay. It prioritizes game packets and allocates more bandwidth for smooth, lag-free gaming. GameFirst III features four preset packet-priority modes, and manual settings for users who want total control over their network.

GL552’s large 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display has a matte-black finish that eliminates glare for stunning visuals without distraction. This superb display offers wide 178-degree viewing angles for minimal color shift even when viewed from extreme angles. ASUS SonicMaster provides rich, crystal-clear high-fidelity audio, while ROG AudioWizard features five easy-to-use preset modes with settings tailored to suit different game genres to give an even more immersive experience.

SPECIFICATIONS 1 for ASUS ROG GL552

ProcessorIntel® Core™  i7-4720HQ (2.6GHz-3.6GHz)

Mobile Intel® HM86 Chipset

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M with up to 4GB GDDR3 VRAM

Operating systemWindows 8.1/ Windows 8.1 Professional
Display15.6-inch IPS FHD (1920×1080) panel

15.6-inch TN HD (1366×768) panel

All panels feature an anti-glare coating

CamerasBuilt-in HD camera
Memory &
storage
2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 16 GB DDR3L DRAM

1 x SATA Slot for 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbit/s HDD up to 2TB or SATA 6Gbit/s SSD 128GB/256GB

1 x M.2 (2280) Slot for SATA 6Gbit/s SSD 128GB/256GB

Wireless802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0

802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0

Interface1 x D-sub VGA port

2 x USB 3.0 / 1 x USB2.0

1 x HDMI

1 x Headphone-out and mic-in

1 x RJ-45 LAN port

BatteryFour-cell lithium-ion, 3200mAh
Size385 x 255 x 32.4mm (for non-touch models)
Weight2.5kg (estimated)

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