Mobile PC gaming is always a balancing act: graphics capabilities, screen size, battery life and resolution versus size and price. The ASUS ROG GL552VW gaming laptop is designed to be on the less expensive end of the spectrum, but does affordability compromise its cred? Read my review to find out.
Around one year ago, I was introduced to Eurocom. I had never played a minute on their laptops but I was hooked immediately. With their user and upgrade friendly hardware and professionally driven designs, Eurocom have become one of my favourite manufacturers. With the new Monster 4, that success continues on. With a sturdy case design, beautiful 1080p displays and ability to take on all of today’s challenges, the Monster 4 packs a mighty roar with a mid range price tag. Check it out.
I see a lot of laptops come through my door and many of them try to impress with fancy sculpted cases and LED lighting effects. Granted, looking hot does get some points upfront, but after trying out my third Eurocom laptop in the past few years —this time the Shark 2— I’ve really come to appreciate this manufacturer’s approach. While the Shark 2 doesn’t look cheap, it is understated compared to many laptops aimed at the gaming and graphics professional crowd. It’s also a solid performer with a good display, high quality sound, a powerful Intel Haswell CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics card for gaming.