I've said this before, so I'll just go ahead and say it again. you don't necessarily need a behemoth of a machine in order to enjoy a pretty great gaming experience. You can't expect top-notch gaming from a remarkably thin and light ultraportable, but when it comes to gaming laptops like the new ASUS ROG Strix GL503 and GL703, you can take your game with you no matter where you go.

The Strix GL503 and GL703 join the ASUS Republic of Gamers family, offering enthusiasts their choice of a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch display in a package that is relatively thin and light for the kind of power they're pushing. You get Intel Core i7 processors, along with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. This ain't GTX 1080, but it's much more portable and affordable too.



That doesn't mean you completely cut all the corners though. You still get the striking Aura RGB lighting, VR-ready graphics, up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, N-key rollover, anti-ghosting technologies, a gamer-friendly WASD key group, and a built-in smart amplifier technology for "loud audio with minimal distortion for smooth, rich sound." All of the displays are full HD.

Pricing starts at MSRP $1,099 for the ROG Strix GL503 and MSRP $1,149 for the ROG Strix GL703, topping out at $1,299 for both. All four SKUs described below are available now.

SPECIFICATIONS
  ROG Strix
GL503VD-DB71
ROG Strix
GL503VD-DB74
ROG Strix
GL703VD-WB71
ROG Strix
GL703VD-DB74
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
Chipset Intel® HM175 Intel® HM175 Intel® HM175 Intel® HM175
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
4GB GDDR5 VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
4GB GDDR5 VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
4GB GDDR5 VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM; up to 32GB 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM; up to 32GB 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM; up to 32GB 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM; up to 32GB
Display 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) IPS panel, 60Hz, 25ms, 72% NTSC 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) IPS panel, 60Hz, 25ms, 72% NTSC 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) IPS panel, 60Hz, 25ms, 72% NTSC 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) IPS panel, 60Hz, 25ms, 72% NTSC
Storage 1TB SSHD (8GB Cache) M.2 SATA3 256GB SSD + 1TB 5400rpm HDD 1TB SSHD (8GB Cache) M.2 SATA3 256GB SSD + 1TB 5400rpm HDD
Interface 1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
1 x Type C USB3.1 GEN1
4 x USB 3.0 ports Type A
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
1 x HDMI
1 x mini Display Port
1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
1 x Type C USB3.1 GEN1
4 x USB 3.0 ports Type A
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
1 x HDMI
1 x mini Display Port
1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
1 x Type C USB3.1 GEN1
4 x USB 3.0 ports Type A
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
1 x HDMI
1 x mini Display Port
1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
1 x Type C USB3.1 GEN1
4 x USB 3.0 ports Type A
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
1 x HDMI
1 x mini Display Port
Wireless Integrated 802.11 AC (2x2) 10/100/1000 Base T
Built-in Bluetooth V4.2
Integrated 802.11 AC (2x2) 10/100/1000 Base T
Built-in Bluetooth V4.2
Integrated 802.11 AC (2x2) 10/100/1000 Base T
Built-in Bluetooth V4.2
Integrated 802.11 AC (2x2) 10/100/1000 Base T
Built-in Bluetooth V4.2
Battery 4 Cells 64 Whrs 4 Cells 64 Whrs 4 Cells 64 Whrs 4 Cells 64 Whrs
Size 15.12 x 10.32 x 0.9 inches 15.12 x 10.32 x 0.9 inches 16.34 x 11.02 x 0.95 inches 16.34 x 11.02 x 0.95 inches
Weight 5.07 lb 5.07 lb 6.4 lb 6.4 lb

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