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Asus 17.3" Republic of Gamers Strix Scar Edition, i7, 16GB, 256GB + 1TB, Windows 10 Gaming Laptop
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UPC/EAN: 889349993606

Asus 17.3" Republic of Gamers Strix Scar Edition, i7, 16GB, 256GB + 1TB, Windows 10 Gaming Laptop

EE Model #: GL703GMDS74
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Manufacturer Model #: GL703GM-DS74
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UPC/EAN: 889349993606

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Product features

  • 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core Processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD + 1TB SSHD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)

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Take your gaming skills to the next level with this 17.3-inch Asus Republic of Gamers Strix Scar Edition laptop. Its fast Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM run PC games smoothly, and its NVIDIA graphics card provides all new power and performance with the ultra-fast FinFET and GDDR5 technologies. This Asus laptop has a 256GB solid state drive and 1TB hard drive for plenty of long-term file storage.

ROG Strix SCAR Edition is built exclusively for the sharpest shooters in the meanest gunfights. This gaming laptop is designed to give you a competitive edge in FPS esports titles like Counter-Strike®, Overwatch®, and Team Fortress® 2. Feel the power of Windows 10 Pro, the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-Series graphics; and enjoy the smoothest and most accurate visuals ever on an IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology. With a desktop-style Aura Sync-enabled keyboard, N-key rollover, and fast-actuating keys, Strix SCAR Edition keeps you centered on the maps — so you’ll rank high, and take out targets with absolute precision!

Design

FOR TOP FPS MARKSMEN
Taking both its name and design inspiration from the FN SCAR® assault rifle, Strix SCAR Edition is designed for top marksmen. Like its namesake, Strix SCAR Edition pairs agility with performance, packing all its lethal firepower into a compact chassis with a thin 2.4cm profile, and an overall weight of just 2.6kg! And it looks the part, too — its Gunmetal Grey finish mirrors that of the deadly weapon.
  • WEAPON-LIKE FINISH

    Strix SCAR Edition has an anodized Gunmetal Grey finish designed to mimic the cold, dark feel of an assault rifle. It’s a true reflection of a warfighter’s inner calm, focus, and precision. With such precise weaponry, it’s up to you to take a slow deep breath, and squeeze the trigger.
  • ASYMMETRICAL DESIGN THAT GOES AGAINST THE GRAIN

    The ROG spirit of defying convention is evident in the asymmetrical design of Strix SCAR Edition. The distinct slashes across the laptop lid and the keyboard palm rest area are inspired by a bullet homing in on its target.
  • BUILT TO SURVIVE

    Kevlar® is tougher than steel and is resistant to extreme temperatures. It’s a material that epitomizes survival and pushing past limits. Strix SCAR Edition features a printed woven Kevlar design around its keyboard that changes when you view it from different angles. Its Gunmetal Grey lid represents a weapon of absolute precision; the Kevlar-like weave symbolizes unrivaled toughness.
  • SET YOUR SIGHTS

    Even the edges of the touchpad feature crosshair markings to reflect the precise nature of Strix SCAR Edition.

Performance

COMBAT-PROVEN COMPUTING POWER
Strix SCAR Edition is powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor for extreme performance. You can even upgrade your arsenal with a choice of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics cards — choose from a GTX 1050 Ti all the way up to a GTX 1070. Cutting-edge storage, such as a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD and a 1TB Seagate® FireCuda™ SSHD, plus 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, guarantee superior performance. Whichever configuration you choose, Strix SCAR Edition is armed to the teeth, with combat-proven computing power to rule the game.
  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE CPU

    Strix SCAR Edition is equipped with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor, providing you with increased performance over previous generation quad-core processors by 23%. Intel Speed Shift and Turbo Boost technologies enable the processor to hit speeds of up to 4GHz (four-core) and 3.9GHz (six-core) respectively. Intel Hyper-Threading enables up to 12 threads to handle every task quickly and efficiently, including gaming, recording, and live-streaming all at once.
  • ADVANCED GRAPHICS

    The latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics architecture offers the highest possible gaming performance, new gaming technologies, and unmatched VR experiences. Strix SCAR Edition features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs, packed with as many as 2048 CUDA® cores and the highest boost-clock speed of 1645MHz — exceeding the previous generation by 2x! GeForce GTX 10-Series also supports Microsoft® DirectX® 12, enabling the newest visual effects and rendering techniques for gaming experiences that are more realistic than ever before.
  • POWERFUL MEMORY

    Benefit from improved speed and lower power consumption with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel RAM. The 2666MHz RAM provides an 11% performance boost over 2400MHz RAM to take your gaming experience to new heights.
  • LIGHTNING-FAST SSD

    Strix SCAR Edition is fitted with a lightning-fast 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. With a potential bandwidth of 32Gbps, compared to 6Gbps from SATA III, it offers super-fast data access speeds — so everything you do feels faster and smoother.
  • ULTRA-EFFICIENT SSHD

    Used as primary storage or secondary storage to support an SSD, the 5400-rpm FireCuda solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD) used in Strix SCAR Edition loads games more than 2x faster compared to the 1TB 7200-rpm HDDs used in competing laptops — and it’s even quieter. The SSHD takes note of your most frequently-used files, and caches them onto its onboard flash memory. Over time, you’ll see a notable difference in loading times as the file access speeds increase.
  • FUTUREPROOF UPGRADES

    Unique to ROG, the underside door on Strix SCAR Edition is the easiest way to access and upgrade your DRAM, as it’s secured with a single screw!

Ultimate Gaming Platform

Unleash your gaming dominance with the revolutionary new GPUs that turn your mobile rig into a sleek, powerful gaming weapon. GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs have come to laptops, powered by the game-changing NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. This means you can experience unbeatable energy-efficiency, innovative new gaming technologies, and breakthrough VR immersion wherever you game.

Performance

GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs give you up to 3x the performance of previous-generation GPUs. They’re built with ultra-fast FinFET, the latest high-bandwidth memory technologies, and support for DirectX 12 features to deliver the fastest, smoothest gaming notebook experiences.

The Latest Gaming Technology

These innovative GPUs were created to meet the demands of next-generation displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors. NVIDIA GameWorks™ technologies give you extremely smooth, cinematic gameplay, plus revolutionary NVIDIA Ansel™ that lets you capture 360-degree in-game images and view them in VR.

VR Ready

Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets — driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.

Display

STAY FOCUSED. TAKE THE SHOT.
The difference between defeat and victory is measured in fractions of a second. Strix SCAR Edition upgrades your vision, with an IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time to deliver smooth, accurate visuals, as well as reduce lag and motion blur. The 300cd/m² panel ensures 20%-brighter visuals than low-end IPS panels from competitors. Give your aim an upgrade, and sharpen your sights for the crucial moment of the shot!


VR

ACTION-PACKED VIRTUAL REALITY
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and 1070 Series VR-ready graphics put you in the midst of the action. Shooting games are hugely popular in the VR world so level up your marksmanship in a smooth, low-latency, and stutter-free setting.

Keyboard

ABSOLUTE PRECISION WITH EVERY KEYSTROKE
Strix SCAR Edition puts decisive control at your fingertips, with a brand-new desktop-inspired keyboard layout featuring four hotkeys, four customizable RGB-backlit zones, and ergonomic 0.25mm keycap curves that are comfortable to the touch. ROG-exclusive Overstroke technology enables earlier actuation and a longer over-stroke distance, enabling fast, accurate and effortless keystrokes that increase your actions per minute. Specially highlighted WASD keys and N-key rollover further boost your precision, and with the action guaranteed for 20-million key presses your kill count will just keep on rising!
  • A KEYBOARD MADE FOR GAMING

    The new layout follows the design of the best desktop-gaming keyboards. That means the entire keyboard module is now designed for the way your fingers are used to playing, with gaps between the function keys for easier identification, and isolated arrow keys for the most accurate fingertip control. The Space key has also been extended and reshaped for more comfort and fewer misses — gaining you crucial extra moments with every accurate press!
  • FAST AND SMOOTH CONTROL

    ROG-exclusive Overstroke technology applies to every key you press, ensuring a perfectly-pitched maximum peak force of 62 grams-force (gf). Key presses are registered early, accurately and with extended over-stroke distance — and that means faster and smoother control.
  • GAMING HOTKEYS

    Four isolated hotkeys are placed above the keyboard for easy and fast adjustments during gaming. These hotkeys are carefully spaced to avoid accidental presses, and with unique keycaps for easy identification by touch alone. A full array of F1-F12 secondary function keys have been designed specifically to help keep your concentration on the game, putting useful controls right where you need them.

Aura Sync

AURA SYNC FOR ULTIMATE PERSONALIZATION
Aura Sync technology gives you the freedom to customize and sync up light effects with Aura Sync-supported gaming mice, headsets, and other peripherals to give your entire gaming setup a consistent look and feel. With a full spectrum of colors to choose from, as well as seven different lighting modes that can be accessed via the Aura control panel, Aura Sync technology lets you express your gaming persona, or the feel of the game you’re currently playing.

Audio

SIDE-FIRING SPEAKERS FOR IMPROVED SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
Strix SCAR Edition delivers clearer, louder, and more accurate audio so every action sounds real, all powerfully delivered through two expansive side-firing speakers which provide surround audio effects so you’ll know where an enemy is approaching from. With this immersive stereo audio, even the quietest sounds can be heard, so you’ll pick up on every hidden movement. Smart-amplifier technology monitors the audio output and makes real-time adjustments, so you can pump up the volume without worrying about damaging the cones — and that makes output up to 200% louder than before, with increased dynamic range and bass. Sonic Studio III provides high quality in-game audio, as well as improved streaming and audio recording for perfect voice pickup and noise reduction. Every little advantage aids your march to victory — and Strix SCAR Edition ensures you hear every precise audio cue!

Software

ARMED WITH ROG GAMING CENTER
Summon ROG Gaming Center with a single press of a hotkey to see a comprehensive dashboard with loads of useful information, including both CPU and GPU frequencies and temperatures — and use the control panel to make adjustments in real time. ROG GameFirst, GameVisual, Sonic Studio, Sonic Radar, Aura Core, as well as XSplit Gamecaster, can also be accessed through ROG Gaming Center. With ROG Gaming Center, you can even save different game settings and parameters in the cloud so you can access them even when you change laptops. It offers improved compatibility with all ROG software, including software for ROG graphics cards. ROG Gaming Center is even available via the ROG Android or iOS apps, so you can keep all the controls close at hand.
* Software and compatibility may vary by product model.
  • GameFirstV

    ROG GameFirst V technology maximizes throughput for your game! It prioritizes network packets for increased bandwidth for online gaming and streaming. Auto mode prioritizes all of your applications; while Manual mode lets you categorize programs and prioritize them accordingly. In addition, ROG First ensures ROG routers and ASUS RT-series routers prioritize packets according to the GameFirst V settings in your ROG laptop.
  • GameVisual

    ROG GameVisual software provides six preset modes for different game genres and multimedia. ROG software engineers have fine-tuned each setting to deliver visual excellence that perfectly complements the game genre. First Person Shooter (FPS) mode, for example, enhances visibility in dark environments — so you’ll see details denied to your enemies, for a clearer shot with every pull of the trigger!
  • Sonic Studio III

    Sonic Studio III is a useful suite of tools to support all of your in-game audio needs. A control panel gives you access to five different audio modes, and even lets you manually adjust settings. This software suite also provides noise cancellation, voice-volume stabilization, and echo cancellation during recording.
  • Sonic Radar III

    The Sonic Radar III audio engine processes sounds more accurately than ever, so you’re always aware of what’s going on around you. Use the on-screen arrow to hone your enemy-pinpointing skills, and enjoy visualized audio detail that eliminates the need to crank up the volume — the perfect tool for practice rounds and tuning untrained ears.
  • Aura Core

    With Aura Core, you’re free to customize your keyboard’s RGB lighting to suit your gaming style, with an easy-to-use control panel offering easy command over a spectrum of brilliant colors and seven preset lighting modes. You can activate AURA SYNC via Aura Core as well.
  • XSplit Gamecaster

    A lifetime subscription to XSplit Gamecaster Standard allows you to live stream and broadcast directly to Internet streaming platforms, or make recordings for easy sharing online.
  • Android/iOS App

    Keep ROG Gaming Center close at hand with the Android or iOS app on your smartphone or tablet, so you can access it without interrupting your game. What’s more, they’re free to download from Google Play™ and the App Store!

Thermal

STAY COOL UNDER FIRE
Strix SCAR Edition has a specially-designed cooling system that improves airflow and system durability to keep you going during intense gaming sessions. The intelligent thermal design employs three fans that automatically adjust themselves to optimize CPU, GPU, and VRAM performance. Intake vents situated above the keyboard and underside of the chassis improve airflow into the system; while the patented trapezoid-cut lid design* doesn’t interfere with the air tunnels and hot exhaust at the rear of the laptop. The patented Anti-Dust Cooling system expels dust particles and dirt to improve system reliability and durability. In addition, the two main fans have been upgraded to 12V and spin much faster than regular 5V fans, boosting airflow and increasing air pressure to improve cooling efficiency — so you’ll keep a cool head even under fire!
  • TRIPLE-FAN DESIGN FOR IMPROVED AIRFLOW

    A triple-fan design comprising of two main 12V fans and a 5V fan drive air through three thermal ducts. The main fans, compared to a standard 5V fan, spin 20% faster, improve airflow by up to 42.5%, and increase air pressure by up to 92%. Each fan has more blades too, rising from 37 to 59 for more effective cooling.


  • ANTI-DUST COOLING SYSTEM

    The Anti-Dust Cooling system is a patented centrifugal fan module with two anti-dust tunnels. It works on the principle of centrifugal force, which acts on any object moving in a circular path, pushing it away from the center from which it is moving. Dust particles and dirt in the fan module are blown along the fan walls, and eventually expelled out of the chassis through the anti-dust tunnels. This prevents buildup on the heatsink fins. Dust accumulation on the heatsink often result in compromised cooling performance. The Anti-Dust Cooling system prolongs the lifespan and increases the stability of the system. Fan noise also decreases since the fans aren’t overworked.

  • ULTRATHIN FIN DESIGN

    The special copper alloy cooling fins used in Strix SCAR Edition are just 0.1mm thin — half the thickness of regular fins. Narrower fins allow for more fins to be used in the cooling module, this increases the surface area for heat dissipation by up to 8%, while at the same time reducing air resistance by 7%.
  • TRAPEZOID-CUT LID

    When opened, normal laptop lids block airflow out the back which could, in some instances, cause overheating. The innovative and patented trapezoid-cut avoids this problem, and improves thermal efficiency by up to 27% over traditional designs.
  • FAN OVERBOOST

    While the dynamic fans automatically adjust their speed according to CPU and GPU temperatures, you can select different modes to suit the situation at hand. Overboost is the most aggressive setting, with the fastest fan speed for the cooling required to fully exploit the power of ROG Strix SCAR Edition. Silent mode lowers the fan speed, ideal when you’re after some peace and quiet. A single press of the function key (Fn+F5) allows you to quickly and easily regulate fan performance to control noise levels and power consumption; it can also be accessed through ROG Gaming Center.
  • MULTIPLE COMPONENT COOLING

    The unique heat-pipe design cools not only the CPU and GPU independently to avoid thermal throttling, but also keeps chipset power components below 85°C — increasing system reliability and lifespan.

I/O PORTS

QUICK-ACCESS GAMING CONNECTIONS
Strix SCAR Edition comes with USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™, up to four USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0 (supports 4K UHD output at 60 FPS), and Mini DisplayPort 1.2 ports, so connecting the latest, greatest gaming peripherals is a cinch.

WI-FI / BLUETOOTH

MAXIMUM BANDWIDTH, MINIMUM ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Strix SCAR Edition features the latest 802.11ac 2x2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi standard, with two antennas each for both transmission and reception, for speeds that are up to 1.7Gbps. That’s 2x faster than 802.11ac 2x2 and 12x faster than 802.11b/g/n! The 2x2 wireless configuration provides up to 30% more coverage than the 1x1 configuration. A more reliable and robust wireless connection ensures better gaming experiences. ROG First also ensures ROG routers and ASUS RT-series routers prioritize packets according to the GameFirst V settings in your ROG laptop for faster, more stable connections. Strix SCAR Edition even has low-energy Bluetooth® 4.1, enabling you to game longer and more reliably with your Bluetooth peripherals!

Type:
Gaming

Operating System:
Windows 10

LCD Display (In.):
17.3"

Touch Screen:
No

Processor Family:
Intel Core i7

Processor:
Intel Core i7-8750H

Processor Cores:
6

Processor Threads:
12

Processor Speed (GHz):
2.2

Processor TurboBoost Speed (GHz):
4.1

Processor Cache Memory:
9 MB SmartCache

RAM Memory:
16 GB

Hard Drive Capacity:
256 GB SSD + 1 TB SSHD

Graphics Controller:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Video Memory:
6 GB GDDR5

Battery:
3-cell Li-Ion

Max. Resolution:
1920 x 1080

Web Cam:
Yes

Bluetooth Compatible:
Yes

Wireless:
802.11ac

USB Ports:
1 x USB 3.1 Type C | 4 x USB 3.1 Type A

LAN Ports:
RJ-45

Video Ports:
HDMI, Mini DisplayPort

Memory Card:
Media Reader

Weight (lbs.):
6.5

Dimensions (WxDxH):
16.2" x 10.8" x 0.9"

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