Asus has recently added a new gaming laptop to its product lineup, and it’s quite a gaming beast. The company dubs this new product the ROG Strix GL502, and it is Asus’ very first gaming laptop with the Strix branding. The best part is, the GL502 may be making its way to Malaysia soon.
Branding aside, the GL502 packs some serious hardware. These include a Skylake-based Intel Core i7-6700HQ or i7-6820HK processor paired with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 15.6-inch IPS display (the GL502 can be configured with a 1080p or 4K panel), an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, up to 512GB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage coupled with a 1TB or 2TB HDD, and of course, support for Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.
The ROG Strix GL502 is definitely a capable gaming machine, and Asus also touts it as a portable laptop: the GL502 is 23.5mm thick and weighs 2.2kg. While these are quite respectable for a gaming machine, Asus’ other gaming laptop, the ROG G501, is actually slimmer and lighter at 20.6mm and 2.06kg respectively.
Interestingly, while the GL502 has just been announced by Asus, the gaming laptop has actually been registered with SIRIM in March this year. Of course, it is still too early to tell if Asus will officially launch the GL502 in Malaysia, but based on the SIRIM certification, a local launch is very likely.
Unfortunately, Asus did not disclose the availability and retail price of the ROG Strix GL502. Hopefully, the Taiwanese company will reveal more information on the gaming laptop at Computex 2016, which is set to take place at the end of this month.