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Asus Strix GL503VM-DB74 Hero Edition

Specifications

Asus Strix GL503VM-DB74 Hero Edition
Asus Strix GL503VM-DB74 Hero Edition (GL503 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
, + 1TB SSHD (8GB Cache) FireCuda
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD, 1x USB3.1 Type C
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 384 x 262 ( = 0.91 x 15.12 x 10.31 in)
Battery
64 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1700 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 85%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 75%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Strix GL503VM-DB74 Hero Edition

80% ASUS ROG Strix GL503 review - The Scar and Hero editions
Source: Hardware Zone English
All in all, the Scar Edition is a nicely balanced gaming notebook in its segment despite the issues mentioned above. But it does come at a premium at S$3,498. The alternative is the much more affordable Hero Edition (comparatively speaking) at S$2,698, and might be the better buy if you are an esports-type of gamer, where less hardware demanding games like CS:GO and DOTA 2 are what you live by and will live by for the next couple of years.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
70% Asus ROG Strix Hero edition review: The working class hero
Source: Gadget Show English
The ROG Strix Hero Edition starts at a price point of Rs 92,990 and it is a competitive category with rivals like Dell, HP and MSI all having decent offerings. So, Asus does have a battle on its hands. However, with the Hero Edition it does have a capable challenger to take on the competition. It has a beautiful display, delivers solid performance and has an impressive battery life. Asus is trying to widen its customer base with its latest offering and the Strix Hero edition will certainly help it in doing so.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Đánh giá Asus ROG Strix GL503: Thiết kế đẹp, cấu hình khủng, bàn phím LED RGB,...
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; excellent display; powerful hardware; support VR mode; comfortable keyboard; light weight. Negative: Plastic case; noisy under loads; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2017

Comment

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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.  
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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).


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-12-26 (Update: 2017-12-26)