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|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
|Memory Speed||2400 MHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||8 GB|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||5|
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Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz G-SYNC, Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor, GeForce GTX 1070, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB SSHD, Windows 10 Home – GL503VS-DH74
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- Special design for FPS gamers: slim 0.9" Profile with carbon fiber pattern keyboard part. 15.6" 144Hz Full HD panel with IPS-Type technology and NVIDIA G-SYNC
- 7Th-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core 2.8GHz (Turbo to 3.8GHz) with discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics. Dual-fan thermal design
- 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB FireCuda SSHD for combination of fast OS drive speed and high capacity storage
- Aura RGB lighting keyboard with 4 isolated hotkeys, 1.8mm key travel, and anti-ghosting technology. 4 zones of lighting control. 20-Million keystroke durability
- 802.11AC 2x2 Wi-Fi (up to 6x faster than traditional BGN); Bluetooth 4.1
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The 15.6” ROG Strix Scar Edition is designed for First Shooter (FPS) players, optimized to deliver a competitive edge. You’ll lead the way armed with powerful Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. Strix Scar Edition packs a fast and responsive 144Hz IPS-Type display with G-SYNC technology. It’s got a desktop-style RGB keyboard that’s made for victory, with N-key rollover for fast, precise response to your every input and a 20-million-key-press lifetime for ultimate reliability.
Special Strix Scar Edition Design
Weighing only 5.6 lbs with a 0.9” thin profile, the ROG Strix Scar Edition GL503 is as portable as it is powerful. The Scar Edition has a special carbon fiber design on the keyboard part for a subtle and sophisticated military appearance that sets it apart from other gaming laptops on the market.
Upgrade Your Arsenal
The ROG Strix Scar Edition GL503 is designed to give you the best balance of performance from the CPU, GPU, storage, and RAM. It packs an Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor 2.8GHz processor (Turbo to 3.8 GHz) to capably handle any CPU intensive gameplay tasks as well as provide raw horsepower for everyday productivity. It’s complemented by the powerful GeForce GTX 1070 GPU which lets you take framerates to 144 fps and beyond on a full HD display, with headroom to spare.
To round things out, the 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory improves multitasking capabilities while the 256GB PCIe SSD ensures speedy game and texture load times.
The 15” ROG Strix Scar Edition is equipped with a 144Hz IPS-Type panel, a combination that’s rarely found on gaming laptops. The blazing fast 144Hz refresh rate provide a much smoother and more lifelike experience, ideal for competitive FPS players.
Smooth gaming is enhanced by NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology, which synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the NVIDIA GTX GPU’s frame rate for ultra-smooth visuals. G-SYNC helps avoid lag, minimizes perceived stutter, and eliminates visual tearing.
ASUS AURA RGB Gaming Keyboard
The ROG Strix Scar Edition has a keyboard layout that mimics desktop designs, featuring four hotkeys and four customizable RGB-backlit zones. The ergonomic 0.25mm-deep keycap curve is comfortable to the touch, and the 1.8mm travel distance with ROG-exclusive Overstroke technology enables earlier actuation and a longer over-stroke distance — for fast, accurate and effortless keystrokes to up your actions per minute.
The ROG Strix Scar Edition features highlighted QWER keys, designed for easier hand placement in MOBA games, even when viewed through the periphery.
Ready for Virtual Reality
You don’t need a gaming desktop to power an incredible VR experience. The ROG Strix Scar Edition exceeds the NVIDIA recommended specs for VR, delivering an experience that is smooth, low-latency, and stutter-free. The ROG Strix Scar Edition also exceeds the minimum requirements for Windows Mixed Reality, ensuring that you’ll be ready for just about any HMD device you equip with it.
Powerful Audio Delivery
Strix Scar Edition delivers clearer, louder, and more accurate audio so every action sounds real — all powerfully delivered through two expansive side-firing speakers. Smart amplifier technology monitors the audio output and makes real-time adjustments, so you can pump up the volume without worrying about damaging the cones — and that makes output up to 200% louder than before, with increased dynamic range and bass. ROG’s Sonic Studio III even offers in-game noise cancellation and voice-volume stabilization, so you’ll hear even the quietest sounds and keep your attention on the game!
Keep cool and carry on
ROG Strix GL503 features an intelligent thermal design that employs multiple heat pipes and dual fans to maximize CPU and GPU performance. This allows you to run the CPU and GPU at full speed without thermal-throttling, and it means you’ll enjoy total stability during the most intense battles!
Cleverly designed for connection
We’ve put frequently-used input ports where you’ll have fast access and the minimum interference — on the left-hand side to avoid contact with the mousing hand. In total, it packs USB 3.0, USB 3.1 (Type C), HDMI 2.0, a Mini DisplayPort, headphone/Mic jack, and a RJ45 LAN port.
A High Standard in WiFi
Strix Scar Edition features the latest 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi standard, with two antennas each for transmission and reception, delivering speeds that are up to 6x faster than 802.11b/g/n – up to 867Mbps! A more reliable and robust wireless connection ensures a better gaming experience. Strix Scar Edition even has low-energy Bluetooth 4.1, enabling you to game longer and more reliably with your Bluetooth peripherals!
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|Computer Memory Size||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|CPU Model Manufacturer||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel|
|CPU Speed||2.8 GHz||3.9 GHz||2.60 GHz||2.2 GHz||5.1 GHz|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Screen Size||15.6 inches||15.6 inches||15.6 inches||15.6 inches||17.3 inches|
|Hard Disk Size||1000 GB||512 GB||512 GB||512 GB||—|
|Item Dimensions||15.20 x 10.30 x 1.00 inches||14.20 x 10.30 x 1.00 inches||10.00 x 14.20 x 0.91 inches||15.08 x 10.24 x 0.69 inches||15.70 x 11.60 x 1.10 inches|
|Item Weight||5.10 lbs||5.29 lbs||5.29 lbs||4.19 lbs||6.28 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 10||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10||Windows 10 Home|
|RAM Type||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM||SODIMM||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Wireless Communication Standard||802.11a/b/g/n/ac||Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac||802.11a||Bluetooth||Bluetooth, 802.11ax|
The 15.6" Rog Strix Scar Edition gaming Laptop is designed for First first Shooter (FPS) players, optimized to deliver a competitive edge. You'll lead the way armed with powerful Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. Strix Scar Edition packs a fast and responsive 144Hz IPS-Type display with G-SYNC technology. It's got a desktop-style RGB keyboard that's made for victory, with N-key rollover for Fast, precise Response to your every input and a 20-million-key-press lifetime for ultimate reliability. *The actual transfer speed of USB 3.0, 3.1 (Gen 1 and 2), and/or Type-C will vary depending on many factors including the processing speed of the host device, file attributes and other factors related to system configuration and your operating environment.
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On the downside just a couple of small things: The GPU Stays relatively cool but the CPU hits 80°C and stays there while gaming. Also, the battery life is quite short however that is to be expected with a powerful device. If you plan on using this computer the way it was intended to be used, plan on having it plugged into AC the entire time.
Anyone can easily upgrade the SSD, RAM, and additional 2.5" HDD.
Overall I am very satisfied with this laptop.
Only downside is that the [Delete] key is in weird place. I think it should be at the top right corner.
I received the exchange and I was so excited, but oh so briefly. Immediately saw backlight bleed from the top on boot up that just wasn't acceptable. In my head I'm thinking, "it's not that bad, get over it. If your photo editing, just move the window down the screen." It's a beautiful screen, you see (no pun intended) and I just want my computer and get settled in. Then I continue with a once over and type "The qui..." "The quic...." The qui..."
My chin drifts down to my chest and I just stare at the floor. I can't type "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog", without the 'I" key mashing loosely, further than any other key. The key retainer is not doing its job or is broken. At this point, I'm not sure what's happened to this computer and what I might find next. Had I ordered two of the same computer and received both machines with defects, I never would have ordered the third for a second exchange. I decided to give the purchase of the ASUS ROG through Amazon one more chance.
Fast forward to me writing a review of the GL503VS several weeks later (forgive me, but I felt I needed the time to really validate the purchase) and I am happy to report that I am glad I gave ASUS and Amazon another shot. The first computer (whose box was really roughed up) was more in line with physical damage to the computer, which is indicative by clouding on the display. The second one is more in line with quality control and the manufacturing process, though it's impossible to know for sure what exactly happened in both situations. Regardless, at this point, it doesn't really matter because I ended up with a machine I really love and I would like to note, an Amazon supervisor is responsible for me exchanging the last time and not swearing off ordering computers via delivery.
All this having been said and for a brief moment in time, I was in the unique position of having both the VM and VS model. Loved them both and while there were issues with the screens etc., it just made you want for more because you saw how good they could be. So, here are some thoughts I wrote at the time.
The SCAR or VS feels much better in hand because of the aluminum lid. Definitely higher end feeling and more non-gaming looking in my opinion. It also feels smaller because of the different materials, (maybe it's me, not you). The HERO or VM track pad makes a clicking noise and sinks a lot when tapped and the SCAR track pad is dead quiet, non-moving and much smoother in operation, though it's apparently the same drivers and materials. I appreciate the SCAR's dedicated right and left buttons on the track pad, but I suppose there is some argument for going without the dedicated buttons on the HERO. This is probably one of the biggest differences outside of the different GPU's. The SCAR just feels more premium, as it should when people throw down another $300, even if it's predominantly for a better GPU and a Thunderbolt port. That said, both feel solid.
As far as charging bricks go, the SCAR's is literally a brick. Jokes aside, it's noticeably bigger and heavier than the HERO's, obviously to run the GTX 1070 instead of the 1060. It also does not have a fancy "ASUS" emblazoned on it. You're pushing 10 pounds of weight with charging and laptop combined, which starts challenging portability or so some wiser and learned folks say is the case and I would have to agree. While I'm amazed at the power that is harnessed into this form factor and the little to negligible sacrifices you make, it's not as portable as one would think when you have to (key words are "have" and "to") take the power brick with you for GPU's like the 1060 and or 1070. I've had an MSI Stealth Pro and they even are 7 pounds with the power brick in tow. *steps off soap box*
The secret sauce here is the display, though. The VS holds it's own against my Dell XPS 15 9560 4K model panel, as far as brightness, color accuracy and contrast. It's that good. I didn't have as much time with the VM (or use one with the panel being perfect), but it was apparent that it had some of the same secret sauce. The display is good for creative work and the combination of this panel, with G-Sync and 144Hz and the GTX 1070 is just spectacular. Game play is buttery smooth and you'll never want to use less than a GTX 1070 and a 120Hz panel in a laptop again.
When all the parts come together the way they should, these computers provide a lot of bang for the buck and have you making few, if any, sacrifices.
Only thing i would say is the battery life is terrible (just browsing and downloading) unless switched all the way to minimum power saving mode.
Great build quality
Bad battery life
***I have heard complaints about the noisy fans. Honestly, compared to my old Alienware 13 r3, the fans aren't as loud. The thermals are great, staying between 70-85 degrees. After thermal repasting and undervolting the cpu using xtu, the temperatures dropped to 65-75 degrees, so I definitely recommend this to anyone.
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Negatives: Battery life is a joke: ~90 minutes doing some web dev at the pub a few nights back. The numpad is cramped, but usable. Buying from Amazon, I did *not* receive the mousepad, gaming mouse and backpack that some retailers include with this device. It was also $400 cheaper than retail, so I can't really hold that against the seller, I guess.
I've connected my VR headsets to it (Vive and Rift) and it is a *stellar* performer. I can't believe it pumps out full 1070 performance in such a compact package. Skryim VR at 2.0 SS is like butter. Does it get hot? Yep. Do the fans spin up? Yep. This is not your mom's iPad - it's a portable desktop-class gaming machine, and if you're not ready for heat and fans, you're not in the market for portable high-end gaming.
If you're really picky about visuals and want a competition-class gaming rig that slips into any old laptop bag, this is the machine you've been looking for. Better build quality than the MSI offerings, and in a smaller, sturdier package. Pound-for-pound, probably the best portable gaming PC you can buy right now.