My Review For ASUS FX502VM Gaming Laptop

How can a midrange gaming laptop like the ASUS FX502VM-AH51 beat the competition without necessarily dominating the obvious gaming criteria tests? By staying competitive, while coming in for far much less, and avoiding rivals on a feature-by-feature basis. That’s how. The FX502VM features a sixth-generation Intel Core i5-6300HQ processor and the latest Pascal-based Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB discrete graphics.

To that, it includes 16GB of memory, a 1TB storage disk drive, a 15.6-inch In-Plane Changing (IPS) display screen, and ergonomic functions that make gaming more comfy. The fact that it loads so much and still is available in at an affordable rate, provides it the zest to jump to the top of the heap, changing the ASUS K501UW-AB78, as our most current Editors’ Leading pick for midrange gaming laptop computers.

Design and Features

ASUS FX502VM laptop review

The ASUS FX502VM undoubtedly looks husky, thanks to a design that imitates the Republic of Players (ROG) line with its imposing curves and the ‘ASUS’ label on the lid. Its matte-black chassis steps 0.9 by 15.4 by 10.5 inch (HWD) and weighs 4.9 pounds. The 15.6-inch, matte-finish In-Plane Switching (IPS) display gives you the benefit of both a wide viewing angle (up to 160-degrees) and decreased reflections from ambient lighting.

It’s an intense screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, which on very first flush can appear a little small when high-end ultraportables have 4K screens like the MSI VR Prepared GS73VR Stealth Pro, however 1080p is better for mobile gaming. For such a little maker, butter-smooth 3K or 4K animation would require at least three GPUs, which is quite impractical on a laptop computer. For example, the GS60 GHOST PRO 3K-097 has problem staying up to date with smooth frame rates at its native resolution of resolution of 2,880 by 1,620. The FX502VM does a fine job at native resolution with all the eye sweet switched on.

The red, backlit, chiclet-style keyboard is comfortable blends well with the black chassis, and is among the comfy keyboards have utilized lately (offering up to 1.6 mm key travel range), with adequate space for a complete numerical keypad. The touchpad is really responsive, and it features highlighted WASD keys, making it comfortable throughout long video gaming sessions. Speakers are , with a subwoofer for a little extra low-end noise. The system has double rear vents, so heated air is funnelled far from the user. If you need to bring it around, you can move it into the Bonvince 18.4 ″ Laptop computer Backpack, which has perfectly put compartments for the power adapter, mouse and other peripherals.

Connectivity is exceptional. The sides are choked with I/O ports, including: an Ethernet port, a headset jack, an HDMI port, a line-out jack, one USB Type-C (Gen 2) port, D-Sub and a mini DisplayPort. Wireless connectivity comes via Integrated 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.0. If you sometimes binge on motion pictures, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 can increase to four display screens at the same time (the internal screen, HDMI and mini-DisplayPort/Thunderbolt and D-Sub), permitting you to have game screens, instant messaging, Web surfing, and a film all dipping into when).


The quad-core Intel i5-6300HQ processor performs at 2.3 GHz stock speed, paced by 16GB DDR4 system memory. It has potential to make processing faster, as much as 3.1 GHz in Turbo Mode, however we tested the system in the stock setup. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB discrete graphics is based upon the most recent Pascal-architecture, and it brings desktop efficiency to mobile devices. In screening, the system delivered smooth frame rates per second (FPS) on a lot of modern-day titles, such as Rise of the Tomb Raider (48 FPS); Shadow of Mordor (87 FPS); Hit man (49 FPS); and, Grand Theft Vehicle V (59.2 FPS).

Its gaming criteria are way better than a lot of Core i7-powered laptops geared up with Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M GPUs. Likewise, the FX502VM-AH51 being a light-weight laptop, it does suffice as a well-rounded quick performer for work and media projects. The system comes with a 1TB 7,200 rpm SATA hard drive. That’s a lot of area for games, film files, music, images, and myriad other programs.

Battery life is typical for a gaming laptop, at 3 hours 7 minutes on our battery rundown test. That’s within a couple of minutes of the 3 hours and alter amassed by the Alienware 17 (2014) and the Origin EON 17-S. The outliers are the Origin EON17-SLX (1:13) and the battery champ Asus ROG G750JZ-XS72 (5:32). Basically, all these systems will work untethered for a short time period. Large screens and gaming-oriented processors have the tendency to drain pipes battery life rapidly.