The Asus FX503VM is unapologetically plastic. To that end, the case has a faux-brushed metal finish to it that looks striking and works well to hide the plastic build from a distance. One thing it cannot hide, however, is fingerprints. Smudges can easily mar the matte black color but can be wiped away easily with a cloth. The lid has two small 45°-angled bevels pointing into the upper left and right corners that give the device a subtle bit of flair and are highly reminiscent of the ROG Zephyrus. The interior continues this design language with changes in the direction of the brushed finish and a sunken keyboard deck. The overall effect looks nice without being too overblown; the FX503VM is subtle, yet attractive.