New 17-inch wide, the Asus ROG Strix Scar GL703GE pack is a notebook dedicated to players and versatile users . It installs a solid Hexa Core i7 Coffee Lake supported by a large amount of RAM (16 GB) and a hybrid storage of 1.2 TB (SSD 256 GB) and embeds a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB dedicated to the game graphic. A beautiful Full HD IPS screen is also part of the game and a customizable RGB backlight and a sleek and rather thin shell with USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3. It is displayed at less than 1500 euros with a mouse and a bag ROG.
Specifiacations of the Asus ROG Strix Scar GL703GE
|Slab||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 72% NTSC (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake (2.2GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe) 1TB FireCuda SSD at 5400rpm with 8GB SSD Cache|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 Dedicated, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 Sonic Studio speakers|
|webcam||Yes, with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 1.4, mini DisplayPort 1.2|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 2.0 3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 64Whr|
|Autonomy announced||4 hours|
|Weight||2.95 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||RGB 4-zone backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad and N-Key rollover (1.8mm stroke), touch-sensitive multi-touch touchpad|
Aesthetically, the Asus ROG Strix Scar GL703GE takes exactly the same design as its predecessor under generation Kaby Lake (GL703V). Its sophisticated yet sober look does not leave you indifferent and can also lend itself to a serious use (professional) that playful. The black aluminumlid sports 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. That color lovers are reassured, the backlight of the multicolored keyboard allows customization by key (Aura Core on 3 levels of intensity).
Side measurements, it presents a welcome finesse (24 mm) but can not compete with ultrabooks gamers on the market as the MSI GS73.
The autonomy is not the strong point of this ROG GL703GE pack since it will not take more than 4 hours before making weapons in Internet browsing with active WiFi.
The heart of the PC is one of the most rewarding points in this configuration. It is based on a last-generation Hexa Core i7 Coffee Lake and 16 GB of RAM , which means that it has almost no limit. The leap in performance is notable compared to the generation Kaby Lake (i7-7700HQ) and the processor can be confronted with all missions possible and imaginable, until the most advanced 3D rendering. The 16 GB of RAM that support it will allow a perfect ease in multitasking , without restrictions.
Opposite, storage is entrusted to a valuable hybrid solution in favor of responsiveness. On the one hand, the 256GB dedicated SSD (NVMe PCIe) is responsible for hosting the operating system, programs and games and allocating them the most responsive performance, shortened download times and a more global environment. bright. On the other hand, the 1TB hard drive (SSHD FireCuda) will combine Flash technology (8GB SSD cache) and mechanical storage to provide shorter load times than normal and increased productivity, not to mention its capacity important to archive a large amount of data.
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in its version with 4 GB dedicated is responsible for graphic processing. This recent solution placed on the mid-range is able to intensive players and ensure honorable frequencies in Full HD on all securities in the market. Assimilated to a GTX 970M, it will struggle however if you push the level of detail on “Ultra” in the most demanding opuses. In addition, it is not part of the cards that support virtual reality unlike the GTX 1060 and beyond.
The balance is just as good with respect to the screen even if Asus did not favor the players on this point (60 Hz). Its full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) high display density makes it possible to view your High Definition content in the best possible conditions (YouTube videos in 1080p) but also to modulate the positioning of windows without losing visibility. The IPS technology is welcomed with viewing angles and colors faithful while the matte treatment is a barrier to the inconvenience associated with the use in bright environments.
Finally, the connectivity is varied and recent. There is a Gigabit Ethernet port, a mini-DisplayPort, an HDMI output, four USB ports including three USB 3.1, an SD card reader and a USB Type-C (Gen2) with Thunderbolt 3 support . The latest generation of Wifi AC and Bluetooth 5.0 modules are also on the menu.