Asus ROG GL552VW review – Skylake multimedia 15-incher


  1. agus

    November 2, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I want to upgrade ssd on my 552vw-dh71 tomorrow..
    Does it work with samsung m.2 850 evo sata 3?

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 3, 2016 at 4:38 am

      it should

      • Roland

        November 5, 2016 at 6:58 pm

        If I want that same SSD (Samsung 850 EVO), how can I know the maximal compatible storage? Will it work with a 500 GB SSD?

      • Andrei Girbea

        November 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm

        It should work with a compatible drive regardless of its storage capacity.

  2. Bill McMilleon

    November 12, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Will this laptop accept an SSd in the M.2 NVME PCI format, or does it only use SATA ssd?

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 12, 2016 at 5:22 am

      It uses a B+M key 80 mm SSD, which means it should accept PCIe sticks as well, but it's been a long while since I reviewed it and I can't 100% back this affirmation.


        January 10, 2020 at 4:52 pm

        Hi i would like to ask if my laptop ROG GL552VW can accept a 500 GB m.2 NVME PCIE. I would like to upgrade my SSD. Also the hard drive can accept 2 TB with 7200 rpm? Thanks for the reply in advance.

      • Andrei Girbea

        January 10, 2020 at 6:04 pm

        Sry, It's been a while since this review, I can't be entirely sure, but yes, both of those should work. I'd do some research on compatible M.2 SSDs, just to be sure.

  3. Plamen

    November 23, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    what is the right model with metal lid(ASUS G552VW-CN287D)?

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 23, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Yes, that's one of them. There are multiple model-names for this laptop and from what I can tell, all the available ones come with a metallic lid now.

      • Plamen

        November 24, 2016 at 4:11 am

        I want to buy a laptop for the game which to choose:
        ASUS ROG G552VW-CN287D
        ACER ASPIRE V15 NITRO VN7-592G
        HP OMEN 15-AX005NU-gtx965m
        HP Pavilion 15 Gaming

      • Andrei Girbea

        November 24, 2016 at 6:37 am

        Pick the one that best fit your needs, you'll find plenty of reviews on each online

  4. Nicu

    November 27, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Salut Andrei , crezi ca merita 800 e ? ori o sugestie mai buna de alt brand ca si utilizator de CAD,3D soft, si ocazional gaming WOT

    Un articol bun! Merci

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 27, 2016 at 9:51 am

      The GL552VW is overall a good laptop, I'm not familiar with the prices in your country, but it looks like a fair deal. However, that core i5 processors lacks HyperTHreading and it would be probably better to get a Core i7-6700HQ configuration if possible, which runs at higher clock speeds and includes HT, as these should prove useful in that 3D rendering software you mention. You'll also need to add more RAM to that configuration.

      PS: Please keep the discussion in English, so others are also able to read the comments. Thanks :)

      • Nicu

        November 27, 2016 at 1:58 pm

        I have ordered today ASUS ROG GL702VT 16gbRAM/i7-6700HQ/GTX970/1TB+256ssd for an extra 300 e for sure is worth it .
        Thanks for advise ! :)

  5. Leon

    December 6, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Very hood laptop i use it for work whi h isnt graphics intensive but i do play world of warcraft and the fps stays around 90fps and smooth graphics in populated areas. Excellent choose!

  6. Rebecca

    January 5, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Does the ASUS ROG GL552VW CN430T model come with a metallic lid or a plastic one?
    Kindly help me please..

    • leon

      January 10, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Metallic lid.

  7. Syrdzio

    March 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    I heard the metallic version is not really metallic and the monitor frame is just as weak as the plastic version, is this information true? cause i cannot find any credible source or video on the metallic version. If it really is metallic and not a surface brushed/coated plastic.

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 5, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      that's a plastic frame with a sheet of aluminum on top. It's still rather thin and there's still some flex in it, but I'd be alright with it in daily use.

    • Leon

      March 5, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Hello I think its sturdy enough I mean it's an electronic. I wouldn't throw it across the room.I keep mine in a padded laptop case when traveling and I sit it on a table when in use. I drive a tractor trailer and the roads across the country aren't friendly at all. But with a bit of protection my laptop still looks,feel and operates like it did out of the box.

  8. Ildjer

    March 7, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    where can i buy the original IPS screen for this laptop model because mine just failed on me. I called Asus but they don't sell to end users. Since you said this panel is LG type. Any recommendations where to get it? Your input is appreciated. Thanks


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  10. Alberto Rodriguez

    September 5, 2020 at 4:36 am

    anyone know where I can get a copy of the pre-installed software the gl552vw comes with , or someone that can do me the favor of coping theirs , I purchased a laptop wiped clean of everything

  11. Jeffery A Struve

    September 12, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    I don't recall that there was any

  12. Mahdi

    April 15, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Hey can i changing my ram from 16 gig to 32gig ???? Or higher than 32 ????

  13. Leon Glass

    April 16, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    I don't see why not.

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