A Comprehensive Review of Asus ROG Fx503 (Nvidia GTX 1060)

Asus ROG FX503 is a gaming laptop that is manufactured keeping in mind the balance between performance, design, and budget. Asus released this laptop in 2017 and made considerable improvements as compared to its previous model FX502.

Equipped with some of the latest technology at the time, the Asus ROG FX503 quickly made its way to the hearts of laptop gamers. So, yeah, if you belong to the laptop gaming community and want to know more about this model, you’ve clicked on the right review blog.

In order to write a review on this device, we had our team test this laptop. The model contained an NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card. So, now, you’re going to know comprehensive details about our experience with it. So, let’s get straight into it.

Asus ROG FX503 Specifications Overview:

Let’s start with a general overview of the specifications of Asus ROG FX503. After that, we will go into details about them individually.

  • Design: Lightweight and has a well-built body. The weight is about 2.3 kg with the dimensions of 15.55” X 10.39” X 1.28”.
  • Display: A screen of 15.6” with an anti-glare panel.
  • Processor: 7th-Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ (and i7-7700HQ for some models). A turbo frequency of 4.1 GHz.
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 with 6GB of VRAM
  • RAM and Storage: 16GB DDR 4 RAM. 512GB SSD and up to 2TB of HDD storage
  • Battery: A 4-cell Li-on battery of 48Wh.

These are the general specifications of this gaming laptop. Now, we’re going to provide comprehensive details on our experience for each of them.

A Comprehensive Review of Asus ROG FX503:

Our team tested the Asus ROG FX503 for both gaming and professional tasks. Let’s study their experience.

The Design:

One of the key aspects of the Asus ROG FX503 that most struck us was its design. It is a very thin and lightweight laptop as compared to other gaming laptops. Its lightweight and well-built quality make it a perfect choice for people who want to purchase a laptop both for gaming and professional tasks.

Asus ROG FX503

It provides its user with essential connectivity ports including:

  • HDMI 2.0
  • USB 3.1 Type C
  • Three USB 3.0 Type A
  • A headphone jack

 Fitting all of these features and hardware in a relatively slim body is an engineering marvel in itself.

The Performance:

Let’s discuss the main point now. With the specifications that this laptop provides, we observed no major issues in its performance. The i7 process which has 4 cores and 8 threads provides us with a very smooth experience for both gaming and professional tasks. The multitasking is also very smooth on this laptop due to the 16GB of DDR4 RAM even when you switch between heavy software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, etc.

Laptop performance

This processor and RAM combined with its NVIDIA GTX 1060 makes the gaming experience smoother than ever. If you are someone who does not want to ruin the gaming graphics and frame rate without paying a lot of money, choose Asus ROG FX503 is the right answer for you in our opinion.

We had some issues playing heavy games such as Flight Simulator and Cyberpunk 2077 because of their high system requirements. You might be able to play these games with reduced graphical settings, though. The storage is more than enough to download and install different games and software on this laptop.

The Multimedia Experience:

Gaming is nothing without having stunning visuals. FX503 provides a decent screen of 15.6 inches that has a full HD display with a resolution of 1920×1080. Besides this, what made our gaming and multimedia experience even smoother was the 120Hz refresh rate of the screen.

You can not only enjoy videos on this laptop with great color contrast but also editing videos and making 3D animations is also a good experience. That is because this laptop has an IPS panel that provides wide viewing angles. Moreover, it is also anti-glare according to Asus. This feature reduces the reflections caused by other light sources which makes the laptop ideal for use in bright spaces.

 The Battery Life:

Although this laptop provides a 48Wh Li-ion battery, we experienced a little issue with the battery life. It may not be a major issue but the battery drained a little faster than our expectations.

Battery Life

However, this depends on various factors such as the environment heat, the nature of the game and software being running or maybe a malfunction in the unit we bought. It could be because of different reasons. That’s why we recommend you do your research on the battery before buying this laptop.

What is this Laptop Good for?

This laptop is good for the following things:

  • It is good for budget gaming.
  • You can create quality content on it with maximum efficiency.
  • It is a good laptop for portability. If you work in different places, it’s a good choice for you.
  • It is good for working in bright spaces due to its anti-glare screen panel.

What is this Laptop not Good for?

The following uses for this laptop are not recommended:

  • It is not a good device for working on big software such as the ones used in engineering and whatnot.
  • It is not a good device if you want to play high-end gaming at full graphic settings.

Decent Alternatives for Asus ROG FX503:

There are a few decent alternatives for Asus ROG FX503 also available in the market and you can consider checking them out. Here are some of these alternatives:

Acer Predator Helios 300:

Acer Predator Helios 300 provides a similar gaming experience as Asus ROG FX503. It has a 10th generation i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. The reason why you should consider choosing this laptop as an alternative is that it provides a 144Hz frame refresh rate which is more than 120Hz of ROG FX503.

Clevo NH 70:

If you want to buy a laptop with a relatively better processor, you can consider the Clevo NH 70. This laptop provides you with a 9th generation Intel Core i7 and an 8Gb of RAM. The upgraded processor generation combined with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card levels up the gaming experience.

Dell G5 15 SE:

Dell G5 15 SE is a good choice as an alternative if you want an even higher processor generation. That is because it provides an 11th-generation Core i5 processor. This laptop also provides you with a 144Hz frame refresh rate. So, the multimedia experience is also going to be amazing on this laptop.

Clevo PA 71:

The reason why we have placed Clevo PA 71 on our list is that it provides you with a better RAM option (32GB). This upgrade in your RAM will help you not only in gaming but also will make your multitasking process smooth. Besides an upgrade in the RAM, you also get a 4K display option on its screen.

HP Omen 15:

If you want to take your gaming experience to a whole other level, the HP Omen 15 as an alternative to ROG FX503 would be the right laptop. That is because it provides you with a sleek design and 12th generation Intel Core i7 processor.


Asus ROG FX503 laptop is a good choice for people who don’t want to compromise their gaming experience on a low budget. It is a well-built laptop that is suitable for both gaming and other professional work.

Our comprehensive review of this laptop that we have just presented to you explains all of its features in detail.

Rehan Maqsood

I am a passionate content writer and Blogger. Compiling the knowledge of Information Technology to pursuing present technological solutions through the writings.

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