Asus’s latest set of ROG compact gaming machines, the Strix GL553, that were recently introduced at CES 2017 have now been launched in India starting at Rs. 94,990. The new ROG Strix GL553 is the first from ASUS to offer a backlit RGB keyboard. The lights are spread across the keyboard in four zones and can be customized using ROG Aura software.



The top model (GL553 VE) will have the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (with 4GB GDDR5) and Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor. On the other hand, the base variant (GL553 VD) will employ Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (with 2/4GB GDDR5) graphics.

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Other features include 48 Whr battery, 300 Nits bright 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz IPS LCD display, 16GB/8GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory, expandable Up to 32GB DDR4(Total 2 DIMM Slots), 1TB 7200rpm 2.5” HDD storage, optional SATAIII 128/256GB M.2 SSD and usual set of connectivity ports.


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, South Asia & Country Manager, ASUS

Asus ROG Strix GL553 Detailed Specifications 

Features Asus ROG Strix GL553
Display 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz IPS panel, 72% NTSC, 300nits bright
Operating System Windows 10, 64 bit
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor/
Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Processor
Intel® HM175 Chipset
16GB/8GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
Expandable Up to 32GB DDR4(Total 2 DIMM Slots)
Graphic Card VD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 2/4GB GDDR5
VE: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB GDDR5
Storage 1TB 7200rpm 2.5” HDD as standard
Optional SATAIII 128/256GB M.2 SSD
M.2 slot also supports PCIE 4x 3.0 SSD
Networking Gigabit Ethernet
802.11ac + BT4.0(Dual Band)
Ports Gigabit Ethernet with GameFirst traffic management, 2x USB 3.0 with 1x Type-C port, USB 2.0, HDMI, Headphone / mic in, 3.5mm combo port, 2-in-1 card reader
Camera Front: HD camera (1280 x 720P @ 30fps)
Dimensions and Weight 38.3(W) x 25.5(D) x 2.10 ~ 3.00 (H) cm; 2.5KG
Battery 48Whrs (Embedded)
Price Starts At 94,990 INR


  1. Would you please tell me whether the 8 GB RAM which could be preinstalled in ASUS GL553VD (core i5 variant) is divided into two 4GB RAMs and have been inserted in the two RAM slots available in the laptop or there is an 8 GB RAM in only one slot and the other is empty?


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