As an introduction to this analysis
Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests on ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T…What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T to surf the Internet?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T. With this ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Asus is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
A medium-sized, 15 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i7-10870H. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. A standard equipment with 16 Gb of RAM. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
For hard drive sizing, Asus decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Last point about the autonomy. the ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T for videos?
With this laptop, Asus offers a product oriented toward general use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
The computer proposed by Asusis of average size. This diagonal of 15 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 2.3 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Core i7-10870H is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Asus installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Asus has made efforts with available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
It ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T compatible with on the move use ?
It ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the Asus didn’t really take into account in the design of this ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.3 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. For a laptop it »s bulky to move. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 15inches.
Well thought out, the backlit keyboard will ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T be handy for use in the dark. In addition, it is well designed with quality materials.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
The processor Core i7-10870H is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Asus is optimistic about the autonomy of this ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Asus; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
With this model, Asus definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T is right in the middle compared to the competition with 15 inches and an acceptable weight.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T for travel use.
The ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T may be fine. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i7-10870H that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 500 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Asus could have done much better.
On the connection side, the ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237Ti s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T the right choice to play online?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T is one of the average laptops you can play with. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
A better access to wifi on this ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With 2.3 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T the right choice for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Asus in this product line. It ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. With a weight of 2.3 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Asus chose the matt tile option for this ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T that does not reflect light. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
About storage, this model has average space . Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Finally, the ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T….
This ROG Strix G15 G512LV-HN237T will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– office tasks