ASUS FX553VD Laptop Is Actually A GL553VD At A Way Cheaper Price

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Sometimes taking steps into the right direction creates a huge difference & looks like ASUS is determined to take right steps differently.  The latest example of this, is the ASUS FX553VD that is literally the ROG GL553VD minus the ROG branding.

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ASUS FX553VD Laptop Is Actually A GL553VD At A Way Cheaper Price

 

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You may haven’t heard of it but, this thing has simmilar hardware & even design aesthetics match upto 90% with the ROG GL553. Let’s have a look at the Specifications of the FX553VD,

  • Display: 15.6″ (1920×1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 7700HQ
  • Chipset: Intel® HM175 Express
  • RAM: 8GB (Upto 32GB Supported)
  • ROM: 1TB HDD @7200 RPM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 , with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • I/O: 1 x Type A USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1), 2 x Type A USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1), 1 x USB 2.0 port(s), 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1 x HDMI
  • Battery: 4 Cells 48 Whrs Battery
  • OS: Endless OS (Linux)

So, the main difference seems to be that, the FX553VD has 2 Gigs of VRAM (Update: A 4GB VRAM model was released later) while the the GL553VD ships with 4 Gigs. But, there is actually more to it. The screen is also different. Though both devices have a 15.6 inch 1080P display, the NTSC color gamut is actually 72% on the GL553VD while the screen on FX553VD is having 45% NTSC. Also, you’re not getting the RGB keypad on the FX553VD.

 

ASUS FX553VD Laptop Is Actually A GL553VD At A Way Cheaper Price

So, the FX553VD is definitely not for color accurate work like photo & video editing but, it’s actually a pretty good deal for gamers. Consider this, the FX553VD is priced at almost 75K INR at amazon.in. Add 8K INR more for a copy of Windows 10 & it’s sill at 83K. But, the GL553VD is priced at almost 100K at amazon.in. That means you can save 17K INR if you get the FX553VD instead of the GL553VD.

So, if you want to play games & the ROG branding is not crucial for you, the FX553VD is probably a better choice.

 

 

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  1. Today, I saw a version of FX553vd, ie. FX553VD-DM628 on Amazon, Flipkart, and Paytm. The specs are same as that specified above, but it has a 4GB GTX 1050 and a 128GB SSD. The price is arount 80k in flipkart and paytm and 84k in amazon. When we compare it with gl553vd, the only difference is the RGB lit keyboard (in a gamer’s view) and Windows 10. I got the price of GL553vd as 87k from a retailer.
    So,
    here, if you opt for a non genuine win10, you get a 128GB SSD if you pay 7k lesser. and even if you buy a win10, the deal is great in the case of FX553VD.

    (The above dm628 version specs are not shown in Asus india website. Don’t know whether this model is available with a retailer.)

    which one would you buy????

    • Depends on my requirement. Apart from the keyboard there are other differences between the GL and FX as well. Firstly GL comes with a much brighter IPS panel with 72% ntsc and 100%srgb Colo gamuts plus 178 deg wide viewing angles, whereas the fx comes with a TN panel with about 50%ntsc and viewing angles are not as good as the IPS in the GL. Another difference that might matter to some is that GL comes with a optical disc drive whereas FX does not. Thirdly the build – GL is Aluminum + plastic build with the ROG Bling, where as the FX is a plastic build with no ROG branding and lights.. so there it is..if one has his own copy of Windows and can sacrifice on display quality, Optical drive and can forgot the design and looks, FX is a much better deal – valuewise, otherwise he can go for GL if he needs these features.

  2. Is there any overall performance difference between the two model FX553vd & GL553vd?
    i can’t decide which one should i buy.i am call of duty and battlefield fan.
    pls,suggest me.

    • Hi Parth,

      The FX553 is purely a gaming laptop. Talking about the ASUS UX530, it’s a Zenbook series which comes with the GTX 950 sires graphics and up to 7th Gen i7.

      The FX553 comes with GTX150 which is quite higher in terms of performance. If you are looking for compact laptop that looks stylish then UX530 is the option for you, but remember the UX530 will cost you higher that the FX553.

      Let ue know if you have any other doubts….

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