ASUS ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE 17.3″ 120Hz FHD Gaming Laptop Review

ASUS ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG Strix GL703GE is a brand new release Scar Edition 17.3-inch gaming laptop with a 120Hz 3ms Full HD display, the high-end GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, 8th generation Intel i7-8750H processor, large SSHD Hybrid storage of SSD and HDD, great multitasking power of a large RAM and the Windows 10 Home operating system.

You can choose from the 128GB PCIe SSD + 1TB FireCuda Hybrid Drive (GL703GE-ES73) and 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD (GL703GE-AS74) versions of the Scar Edition. The Intel i7-8750H has six cores and can perform at speeds between 2.2GHz and 4.1GHz with turbo boost. It has an impressive Passmark benchmark score of 12460 and can handle most demanding tasks including advanced gaming easily.

16GB DDR4 RAM at 2666MHz ensures several apps and browsers can be open simultaneously without any delays or freezing. The operating system is the latest Windows 10 Home with the Win 7 type Start screen and use of apps with Cortana Personal Assistant and the Microsoft Edge browser that lets you edit web pages directly on screen. The keyboard is the Asus Aura Sync customizable 4-zone RGB gaming keyboard with Kevlar pattern on the palm rest.

You can enjoy the great graphics performance of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti card with the 4GB memory and the video card benchmark score of 6029 as a high-end GPU. It is capable of running most games including Call of Duty and R6 at the maximum settings and resolutions. The 17.3″ Full HD wide view display has the high 120Hz refresh rate and 3ms super fast response time. It has an IPS panel with great color accuracy and very large viewing angles vertically and horizontally. It comes with a good quality webcam that you can use for Skype chats and gaming purposes.

Connectivity options include the Gigabit Wave 2 802.11ac wireless at speeds up to 1.73Gbps, Bluetooth, an HDMI 1.4 output, mini DisplayPort, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 2.0 port, and 4 x USB 3.0 ports. There is no optical drive on this model. It has the 12V fans with anit-dust cooling system for much better thermal performance. The ROG Strix Scar weighs 6.72 pounds and measures 16.3 x 11 x ASUS ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE Laptop Keyboard0.9 inches- is a fairly heavy computer for its size. The build quality is great even with its plastic bottom and the fans are not very noisy for a powerful gaming machine. You may want to have a look at the Amazon essentials case if you need a carrying case for this laptop.

You will want to have it plugged in during the gaming as the battery saving features will affect your gaming performance. This will work for those that want a powerful work and gaming laptop that can also do multimedia editing. Battery life isn’t the best on this powerful gaming machine, as you would expect. The trackpad is OK, not amazing and you can just connect a mouse if that’s what you’re used to. Free Amazon technical support is included with your purchase. It is offered with the Asus global warranty and if you purchase it from another country you’ll pay for the customs fees in your country. When you check out Amazon will make a rough estimate and add a deposit to the sale price. And if the total customs and shipping fees are less than that amount you’ll get a refund.

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