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ASUS - ROG G531GT 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 - 512GB Solid State Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Laptop, BUT !!!

    Posted
    Jay4
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Let me start off by saying that this budget laptop is definitely top notch for the price I paid ($850) at the end of the day. Like many others have commented, we all thought that it had 120hz monitor refresh rate but that's a lie. I even spoke to a BestBuy agent online and told me that it was. BestBuy has always been great in providing specifications on products, but this time they dropped the ball. I did not return it because I still felt I got an amazing deal. Here are my pros and cons: PROS: Amazing aesthetics, feels like a premium laptop. Asus did not cut any corners on the build. It comes with an i7 cpu at this price range. The gtx 1650 can play most game medium to high quality. The ips monitor makes the games pop visually, I have been playing Division 2 and it looks great. Keyboard comes with back lighting, the laptop is very slim and weighs barely nothing, very easy to store anywhere. CONS: They lied about the refresh rate, it's only 60hz. I wish ASUS provided a manual for tips and tricks about the laptop. Battery life is not that great if you plan to game on it, so you always have to be connected. Asus logo on the outside of the laptop does not light up. In conclusion, if you can get this laptop under $850 it's definitely a bargain. If you plan to game on it, I suggest getting a keyboard and mouse. Overall, I am pleased with my purchase and would recommend to anyone seeking a budget gaming laptop

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Blue screen at day 1

    Posted
    Mark
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm writing this at day 3 of the laptop. It was great at first use but after windows auto updated, I got blue screen because of gpu failure. I thought I have to go back to Best Buy to return it but I managed to fix it by uninstalling all gpu drivers and reinstalling them. So far everything is good but I'm seeing it jitters sometimes that it bothers me, I still have a window to test it and watch for other failures, hopefully everything works out right as I'm seeing other reviews with it not working after some days. I will update my review after a week. Pros: Great value for the specs, fast (but there are noticeable system jitters, rare), good for casual gaming, can play games at 60fps (highest it can get) Cons: Asus app Armoury Crate cannot detect gpu stats so i have to download a 3rd party software to check gpu temp and load, Fairly weak chasis cause its all plastic (doesnt bother me), jitters, will get blue screen after windows update (need to uninstall and reinstall all gpu drivers to fix this), gaming gets up to 100fps reading but looks 60fps because screen is just 60hz and it was capped. Cannot be used to play on battery mode cause of performance drop (need to configure battery setting to max to get close performance when plugged in)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Misled by ASUS Representative

    Posted
    Dekota
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased this on sale for 849.99 thinking it was such a steal. I am in the market for an upgrade to a current laptop which handles my needs very well. One of the main features I want my upgrade to have is a higher refresh rate on the display. Seeing this advertised at 120hz and the Asus rep. who also stated it was 120hz in the Q&A, I bought it early this morning before my local Best Buy opened to secure what I thought was an incredible steal. However, upon setting it up, it is indeed only a 60hz panel. I probably should have expected as much from the price point, but man am I disappointed. It's still a solid unit for what it's worth, but I will be returning this as the main specification I bought it for does not exist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Bargain

    Posted
    John
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have had this laptop for close to a month now and I really enjoy it. My main use for this comes via light gaming, Microsoft office use, Schoolwork, and programming as well. This computer is able to handle it all and then some. The only complaint I have is the battery life. You will definitely have to back the charger with you if you plan on staying somewhere for more than 3 hours. From full charge to 0%, I'd say I get about 4ish hours out of this laptop. A bit of an inconvenience, but all the others specs make up for it. While I for one don't really mind the refresh rate misleading, it is still a quality display. All in all, I am happy with the purchase and this seems to be my daily driver for the foreseeable future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Asus G531gt

    Posted
    Ronin944
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is my second Asus gaming laptop, the first being a G46. Since the first one was impressive, I had no doubt in purchasing a second. This G531gt slimline gaming laptop is a crowning point in their legacy brand. I'm so impressed with the speed, graphics and lightweight aspect of this monster. I play Division series on it and it's been flawless. The fans are quiet, the FPS is a rock steady 60FPS and that's without using their OC system that it comes with. 120Hertz refresh on a laptop is awesome.... geez my desk top doesn't have that! Asus hasn't disappointed me yet, neither will they for you !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Price, Poor Keyboard

    Posted
    Gremlin
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this laptop on 15th of May for $1k. 7 days later, during an update cycle, the keyboard stopped working. The keyboard lights stayed on but none of the keys would respond. A system restore was performed but did not fix it. A full reset of the laptop back to factory (wiping out all personal data) resolved the keyboard issue. Yesterday (3 days outside of the return window) the keyboard has once again stopped working so I returned it. Thankfully BestBuy has great CS and they gave me the purchase price back on gift cards. Thought it was a fluke until I just read another review that has the keyboard issue as well. Won’t be buying another one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value with a buggy Keyboard

    Posted
    JohnSnow
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I really wanted to give this laptop a 5-star review, However, the keyboard is so buggy! It works like 80% of the time then it decides to not respond at all! I have to restart the computer multiple times before the keyboard starts to work again. I looked up to see if there were any fixes for this issue and apparently its a known Asus laptop issue. I uninstalled/reinstalled keyboard drivers as well as reformatting the computer. I hope no one else gets this issue. I might return this mofo for another model. Lets see if I can figure this keyboard issue out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid laptop, not 120 HZ Screen refresh rate

    Posted
    Reo83
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    this is my first gaming laptop, and i want to to leave a true feedback about it. fast laptop with SSD. Screen is amazing but it's 60 HZ not as advertised 120 HZ. I played PUPG on it and it was great at medium and high level. cooling fans are kind of quiet. i give 4 stats because of the screen refresh rate and they could've add numeric pad to make it more comfortable. it is light wight and the plastic that made of is good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

    Posted
    foganime
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is a great laptop, however, I knocked off one star for the following reasons: * Tacky pulsing keyboard LED backlight on every reboot * Not sold with enough RAM (I upgraded to 32 GB using Corsair CMSX32GX4M2A2666C18) * Can't expand by adding another SSD or spinning disk (there is an internal bay and motherboard port but no SATA or power breakout)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price.

    Posted
    Danny
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It's the perfect paptop. From battery life to screen quality this computer has it all. The 9th Gen i7 has insane clock speeds and stays rather cool and quiet. The 1650 geforce from nvidia is the perfect mobile GPU for any average / competitive gaming. 4gb a Vram u cannot beat that in a 1000 dollar laptop . Wish it had more ram though but it is upgradeable

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gaming Laptop for the price!

    Posted
    BoostedPatron
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The G531gt is everything I could ever want in a laptop. It runs so smoothly and have ran many things at the same time while playing games and have not gotten one lag spike. It also has an awesome rgb keyboard that looks so great. The display is amazing as well, way better than my last laptop. This has the latest I7 making so powerful for the price range as well as the new GTX 1650. I would recommend you buy it. You won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much improvement than my older laptop

    Posted
    Wicket35
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am enjoying my new laptop. Although it didn't come with a webcam and only has 512 SSD storage, I mainly use for gaming anyways. I normally keep an external drive for documents and saves. I do plan to upgrade the RAM at a later date. I like how quickly the operating system boots up. I give it a 4 star simply because it didn't come with a user manual and I couldn't find it on their website.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant laptop, especially at the price

    Posted
    Thunderstrike9
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    ASUS never disappoints with quality; the laptop just works perfectly. It’s quick enough to run most casual games and can even reach into some more advanced gaming. The only downside to this machine for me is the low RAM, but it’s hardly a problem, as it’s very quick, and is paired with a fast SSD. It stays cool and looks very clean and solid. Would recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming laptop for the price! 849.99

    Posted
    Ballerman12
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    When I saw this laptop go on sale I knew that I needed to have it, 849 for a brand new 9th gen I7 and a solid state drive, while also being asus so you know they wouldnt cheap out on it. And as well with the 1650 you can play almost any game you want in 1080p at 60fps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid laptop

    Posted
    Azwade
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I haven't had it very long but I enjoy to the screen size, the central control buttons on top are cool. My only negative review is the lack of any USB ports on the right side of the laptop, which makes little sense for anyone who likes to use wired mouse. Overall, this is incredibly fast and it downloaded my games so fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buggy Keyboad, Noisy Fan

    Posted
    AVKMac
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Not a recommended laptop for games. Keyboard gets stuck in between and doesn't work at all when you try to login after hibernate. Fan is too noisy even for this lower end gaming machine. Only positive about this laptop is display even though its not 144hz as Asus website mention but for the price, display is good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome economy streaming laptop

    Posted
    HOBO
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    For the price, this laptop is perfect for handling console game streaming to various platforms, including FB, Twitch, and YouTube. The USB hubs work well with capture cards and webcams at the same time, which isn't always possible with some older laptops. All in all, great value for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so great

    Posted
    seedoo
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So I am not a hardcore gamer by any standard, but I am in love with this product. The hardware is beautiful from the keyboard to the display to the brushed finish on the lid. The reboot insignia is a little loud and obnoxious, but the computer is an overall wonderful purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price..

    Posted
    MrTrinidad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got it on sale for 849.99 but I got misled by a ASUS rep on here saying it was 120Hz but nope its only 60hz.. But I’m still happy with it. I also added 16gb of ram and a 1TB SSD. It comes with the accessories to add an SSD or HDD . Pretty solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful for casual gaming

    Posted
    Edbro87
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Absolutely perfect. I’ve purchased a few laptops lately for casual gaming and I’ve come into problems with terrible keyboards or heating issues. This baby, is perfect and runs great!! Definitely recommend to anyone with a tight budget looking for gaming!

    I would recommend this to a friend