Asus Rog Strix Scar Edition GL703GM-E5016
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Rog Strix Scar Edition GL703GM-E5016
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%
Source: Putoinformatico ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Large screen; excellent display; good connectivity; powerful hardware. Negative: Heavy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2018
Source: Everyeye.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
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 Mobile: 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.
i7-8750H: 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.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
87.5%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.