ASUS ROG Strix GL753VD Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅05-10-17
Closer Look (Continued)
The right-hand-side houses 2x USB ports (1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0), an optical Blu-ray drive (do people still use optical media?) and a Kensington lock adaptor.

The left-hand-side is much more focussed on connectivity, offering up a 4-pole 3.5mm audio connector, an RJ-45 port, HDMI, mini Display Port, 2x USB 3.0 and a USB 3.1 Type-C. The power adaptor also finds itself on this side, located further to the rear.

Along the front, there’s a couple of small accents within which is housed the speakers, in that bright orange used on the lid, along with an SD card reader. ASUS has also used this region to place 5 small, white indicator LEDs; these are used to display the current status of the display being active, battery power, HDD/SSD activity, flight-mode and CAPS lock.

Flipping over the laptop, there are 11 screws on the underside. One of which is obstructed by a small rubber foot in the centre. Removing these screws allows access to the internals for repair or replacement, should you ever require more storage or extra DDR4 memory.

The GPU and CPU are both cooled by a pair of heat pipes and a single heatsink and fan arrangement.

A vast portion of the laptop is taken up by the optical drive on the left. The battery is located under the black plastic shield at the top of the image.

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