Found this laptop on a local buy / sell site.
The laptop model (Asus ROG gl553vd-FY061T) features found here
with the official specifications described here
I will list down the basic specifications here:
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ.
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630 + NVidia GeForce GTX1050 with 4gb VRAM.
Storage: 128gb SSD + 1tb HDD + DVD-RW.
Display: 15.6" (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel.
Backlit keyboard, wifi + bluetooth, SD-card reader with a 180W power adapter.
As I wanted to check the laptop before buying, I and my friend went to check the laptop and I found that the laptop has this weird issue.
The laptop display despite having a 1920x1080 max resolution is attached to Intel Integrated graphics routed from the processor, instead of the gtx1050 graphics.
Checked in the Device Manager, which shows that the gtx1050 was essentially disabled under Display Adapters. I tired to enable the gtx1050 and did a reboot. But the display just remained linked to the Intel Integrated graphics instead of using the GTX 1050. Repeated the exercise with a few combination iterations.
I tried running DXDiag on the laptop, where the display tab showed that the display is controlled from integrated graphics and Nvidia graphis is present, but cannot be used / switched on.
The same issue is discussed here
So a query:
Will the laptop be able to use the gtx1050 with optimus as and when required Even if the display is connected to the integrated graphics instead of gtx1050 ?
or will the gtx1050 remain in the laptop and go unused !!