The Asus ROG GL703VM-GC003T is a 17-inch laptop introduced in the ROG Strix Scar range, designed for versatile use / play. Behind a design redesigned with elegance and finesse, it is based on a solid base organized around a Quad Core i7 Kaby Lake, a large amount of RAM (16 GB) and a hybrid storage of 1.2 TB ( SSD 256 GB). Opposite, the GTX 1060 Pascal is responsible for the graphics with the support of a beautiful full HD IPS screen mat, enough to offer high-end gaming perspectives. Generous connectivity with USB Type-C and a backlit RGB 4-zone keyboard (Aura Core) are also on the menu for less than 1250 euros on sale.
Characteristics Asus ROG Strix GL703VM-GC003T
|Slab||17.3 \’\’ Full HD LED IPS 60 Hz (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB max), 2 slots|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (SATA 3.0) 1 TB at 7200rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel HD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 speakers 1 subwoofer, Sonic Master ICEPower|
|webcam||Yes, with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 1.4, mini DisplayPort 1.2|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||4 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 64Whr|
|Autonomy announced||7 hours|
|Weight||2.73 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||4-zone RGB backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, touch-sensitive multi-touch touchpad|
Externally, the Asus ROG Strix GL703VM-GC003T makes its small effect by borrowing its look from ROG Zephyrus, the flagship of the manufacturer. In fact, on the black aluminum cover is a structured diagonal that highlights the overall brushed effect with the ROG logo in a bronze / silver color. Namely that the latter is backlit in red when the PC is turned on. Overall, the design is rather successful. Inside, we discover relatively thin screen borders and a keyboard surround covered with a soft-touch finish for a very simple visual. At least, it was not counting on the backlight of the RGB keyboard with customization on 4 areas with Aura Core software. Side measurements, it is significantly thinner than most of all its direct competitors, except the MSI GS73.
Game machine foremost, the Asus ROG GL703VM-GC003T is based on a dedicated high-end graphics card of the latest generation, the GTX 1060 with 3 GB GDDR5 dedicated. In practice, it leaves free field to all players to perform their favorite games in Full HD with optimum levels of detail. The game in 4K is also possible (via external screen) but not necessarily in the best conditions, as well as virtual reality.
Its core is supported by a Kaby Lake i7 Quad Core and 16GB of RAM, a duo that flies over common tasks and allows versatile enthusiasts to perform all the demanding missions of video editing or 3D modeling. Note, however, that the thinness of the chassis involves temperatures that climb more easily and a processor that tends to clamp during a demanding use. With the generous amount of RAM, multitasking is more comfortable and the game gains fluidity, something to satisfy collectors of tabs on the browser.
To enhance the liveliness of the system, Asus has chosen to integrate a hybrid storage solution with its PC. This includes a dedicated 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB hard drive running at 7200 rpm (against 5400 tr usually). The first is intended to house the operating system and all programs and games while the second will take care of the storage of your toy library. This gives you a particularly responsive operation with a reduced response time compared to a solution with a single hard drive, while enjoying a very generous capacity.
Valuable for the gaming experience, the screen adopts a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) at high display density. With such a definition, you can watch your content in High Definition under the best conditions (YouTube videos in 1080p) but also modulate the positioning of windows without losing visibility. In addition, the matte slab is a barrier to the inconvenience associated with use in bright environments while the IPS opens the viewing angles and reproduces a true colorimetry.
The PC has a sufficiently diversified connectivity. There is a Gigabit Ethernet port, a mini DisplayPort, an HDMI output, four USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader and a Type-C USB port (Gen1, without Thunderbolt 3 support). The latest generation of Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.1 modules are also on the menu.