Budget 90k+ Asus ROG GL551VW vs Asus ROG GL552VW


Jkjaikrishna

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I am planning to buy an Asus ROG laptop and I am confused between the ROG GL551VW-FI242T and the ROG GL552VW-FI242T. What are the major differences between the two and which one is worth the buy ?
 

iPwnz

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I am planning to buy an Asus ROG laptop and I am confused between the ROG GL551VW-FI242T and the ROG GL552VW-FI242T. What are the major differences between the two and which one is worth the buy ?
can you post direct links to the products? I couldn't find them.
 
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b_naresh

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I've bought GL552VW for 79K from an ASUS dealer in Pune and have been using it for more than a month now. I'm happy with the performance and haven't had any issues so far. The Flipkart link is: http://www.flipkart.com/asus-rog-g-series-gl552vw-cn426t-core-i7-6th-gen-8-gb-1-tb-hdd-windows-10-4-gb-graphics-notebook-90nb09i3-m05010/p/itmegypsr6z8aexb?pid=COMEGYPSE7QEUMYV&otracker=hp_pmu_You Recently Viewed_5_Asus ROG G Series GL552VW-CN426T Core i7 (6th Gen) - (8 GB/1 TB HDD/Windows 10/4 GB Graphics) Notebook 90NB09I3-M05010_14

The image in the FK link is wrong though. It has a full metallic grey lid instead of the plastic-metal dual tone lid shown in the picture.

Also, I wouldn't go with GL551VW due to the display specs mentioned here: https://www.asus.com/in/Notebooks/ROG-G551VW/specifications/

15.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768)/IPS UHD (3840 x 2160) anti-glare

1366x768 isn't good enough these days for a 15 incher and 3840 x 2160 is too high for GTX960M
 
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princeoo7

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I didn't find any MSI/Lenovo laptops with the same feature set and in the same price range.
Bro share the source na i was quote 82k for the same but don't know wether its fiber or metallic panel on back ! I too want metallic one
 

b_naresh

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82,490 is the MRP. When I had bought it, Flipkart was selling it at around the MRP. Now, even Flipkart is selling it at approximately 79K only. I got it from Real Computers at Tilak Road, Pune. You can check the registered ASUS dealers in your area on the ASUS India website: https://asus.in/where-to-buy/
Also, only the metallic versions are sold in India. The exact model number of the one I bought is GL552VW-CN426T(8GB RAM, 1TB HDD). There is another model GL552VW-CN430T which has 16GB RAM and 1TB HDD+128GB SSD whose MRP is 93K.
 

princeoo7

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I am still on the hunt ! Never bought it as was thinking of getting rog itself with metal back really happy to know its metal back selling around in india
 

princeoo7

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82,490 is the MRP. When I had bought it, Flipkart was selling it at around the MRP. Now, even Flipkart is selling it at approximately 79K only. I got it from Real Computers at Tilak Road, Pune. You can check the registered ASUS dealers in your area on the ASUS India website: https://asus.in/where-to-buy/
Also, only the metallic versions are sold in India. The exact model number of the one I bought is GL552VW-CN426T(8GB RAM, 1TB HDD). There is another model GL552VW-CN430T which has 16GB RAM and 1TB HDD+128GB SSD whose MRP is 93K.
Two queries i have about the lappy !
1) does it come with a Rog laptop bag ?
2) how is the battery backup , keyboard and mouse ?
 

b_naresh

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Yes, it comes with a ROG laptop bag.
Battery backup is OK, nothing great. This is due to the space taken up by the optical drive. A lot of new laptops have started to skip optical drives and putting a bigger capacity battery instead. But, this was not a deal breaker for me because I'm used to having my laptop always plugged in - my previous laptop was lenovo y460, also a gaming laptop.
Keyboard and mouse is good, though I always use a separate mouse.
 

saravana

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How does Asus ROG GL552VW compare with MSI Apache GL62 6QE..
Is ROG better than MSI they both seem to have same spec though.
 

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