Asus Rog Strix Scar Edition GL703GM-E5016


Asus Rog Strix Scar Edition GL703GM-E5016
Asus Rog Strix Scar Edition GL703GM-E5016 (GL703 Series)
16384 MB 
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI
256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: undefined
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 24 x 412 x 274 ( = 0.94 x 16.22 x 10.79 in)
Operating System
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: 100%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Rog Strix Scar Edition GL703GM-E5016

90% ▷[Análisis] ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR GL703GM-E5016, el portátil definitivo para jugadores profesionales
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%
Portátil para juegos 17,3": Asus Rog Strix Scar Edition GL703GM-E5016
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; excellent display; good connectivity; powerful hardware. Negative: Heavy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2018
85% Rog Strix Scar Edition Recensione: Un Laptop Gaming Sottile E Potente
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Обзор игрового ноутбука ASUS ROG Strix GL703GM: оптимальное решение
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high performance; good cooling system; nice ergonomy. Negative: Poor display; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2018


Model: The Asus Rog Strix Scar Edition GL703GM-E5016 is a gaming laptop with advanced hardware. It includes a powerful Intel Core i7 six-core microprocessor and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 graphics processor. The chassis is divided in two by an oblique line that has, on its right, the logo of the ROG series backlit in red, while in the lower part of the housing there is the phrase "Republic of Gamers" engraved. All the surfaces of this model are made of plastic and show some weakness in localized pressure. Although it yields slightly to the localized pressure, it adequately protects the screen in it. Its firm hinge system allows users to open the laptop with one hand, keeping the screen in the selected position in any situation, although the opening angle is not too wide (135 º). Featuring a powerful Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor at 2.2 GHz, this model will allow users to perform all kinds of advanced functions (photo retouching, video editing, CAD design, etc.) at most demanding levels. Thanks to Turbo Boost technology, this microprocessor can increase its speed to a maximum of 4.1 GHz. It has 16 GB of DDR4 RAM at 2.666 MHz, an M.2 SSD of 256 GB compatible with NVME and a hard drive of 1 TB at 5,400 RPM.

With 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM, the powerful Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 allows enjoying virtually any current game with high details and Full HD resolution, and even 4k in undemanding titles. Its keyboard features an RGB backlight configurable in 4 differentiated zones and 4 independent buttons to raise, lower and mute volume, as well as access the ROG Gaming Center application. With a refresh rate of 144 Hz, its 17.3 "Full-HD (1920x1080) IPS panel with LED backlighting is most likely the main attraction of this model, because it provides a more fluid reproduction than screens of 120 Hz. It is normally used by models for more advanced games from other manufacturers. The very short response time translates into a great advantage in games. Although its matt finish allows the use of the screen outdoors, its level of brightness limits this possibility to areas of shade or cloudy days. It has great networking capabilities being compatible with Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi AC, and Bluetooth version 4.1. In addition to a Kensington lock, there is two USB 3.1 (Gen1) type A ports , one USB 3.1 (Gen2) type C port and the SD / MMC card reader on the right side, while on the left there are two additional USB 3.1 (Gen1) type A ports, HDMI 2.0 and mini DisplayPort outputs, the power connector, the RJ45 (Ethernet,) port, and the combined headphone and microphone port.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).

87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07- 6 (Update: 2018-07- 6)