ROG Strix GL503 Hero Edition Gaming Laptop for MOBA Gamers is one of the newest release from Republic of Gamers and I finally get to try if firsthand!
15.6-inch 1,920×1,080 display
2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ
16GB DDR SDRAM 2,400MHz (Easy Upgrade)
6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
256GB SSD+1TB hybrid (Firecuda), SD card slot
4 x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1 x USB-C, 1 x Mini DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI 2.0
Ethernet, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
The laptop is compact and lightweight compared to other gaming laptops in the market. The ROG logo illuminate when you turn on the device. It has Mayan-inspired patterns which extends until the keyboard area. The pattern is divided in half which I think is an idea of a professional laptop and a gaming laptop in one. The RGB keys are an eye candy!
This little monster is about to surprise you with its features.
After 5 hours of continuous gameplay, though fans blow noisily, the surface remains cool the whole time which is a good thing. ROG Strix GL503 Hero Edition Gaming Laptop is proud of its anti-dust fans and easy upgrade feature which I personally think is convenient for everyone most especially to those non tech gamers. My personal favorite is the Gaming Center. In one click, you can easily manage a profile, edit settings and monitor your hardware.
I find the keyboard outstanding in this new gaming laptop. It’s not as satisfying as a mechanical keyboard but I find the keys’ responsiveness very accurate. As it is built for MOBA gaming, the QWER keys are highlighted, and considered the most overused keys in games like Dota 2 and League of Legends and so on. Surprisingly the battery is another thing to acknowledged in this laptop since it lasted almost 3 hours. Other laptops to note usually tends to stay 2.5 hours at maximum.
I have mixed reactions about its speakers, so I will note down my own experience on this. On the Gaming Center, you can actually adjust your audio preference in the “Sonic Studio”. Though yes, the speakers themselves should have been better. It doesn’t really something you should be wary since ROG Strix GL503 Hero Edition Gaming Laptop is built for MOBA, my Dota 2 experience was still exceptional.
ROG Strix GL503 Hero Edition Gaming Laptop is a versatile laptop that can definitely compete with massive gaming laptop on a smaller frame. Build for MOBA gaming, it has earned my respect in terms of built and performance. The battery life is a game changer as this makes a huge difference. Making this compact and lightweight gaming machine handy.