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ASUS Strix Hero GL503VM MMO/MOBA GTX 1060 Gaming Laptop

15.6" ASUS ROG Strix Hero Ed. GL503VM-GZ128T, 120Hz FHD, i5 7300HQ, 8GB DDR4, 128GB M.2 SSD+1TB SSHD, 6GB GTX 1060,Win10

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Product Overview ROG STRIX Hero Edition: Born Fearless
ROG Strix Hero Edition is built from the ground up for fearless Multiplayer Online Battle Arena heroes — optimized to deliver a competitive edge in MOBA games such as League of Legends® and Dota® 2, as well as RTS and RPG titles. You’ll lead the way armed with a powerful Intel® Core™ i5 processor, awesome NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 10-Series graphics and Windows 10. Strix Hero Edition packs a rich-colour, 120Hz wide-view display and a desktop-style keyboard that’s made for victory, with N-key rollover for fast, precise response to your every input and a 20-million-key-press lifetime for ultimate reliability. Born for the battlefield, Strix Hero Edition raises your game — so you’ll score more wins and rise through the ranks!


Design

The All-New ROG STRIX Only for True Heroes
Strix Hero Edition is a weapon carried only by true heroes — those wild warriors whose reputation alone fills every enemy with fear. This spirit is woven throughout the aggressive design of Strix Hero Edition. The unique styling with sharp lines, Mayan patterns and deep-blue colorways, serve as the battle cry to your MOBA foes: Strix Hero Edition is crafted to project your might. But it's brawn that’s also agile, measuring just 2.4cm thin and weighing a mere 2.5kg — Strix Hero Edition is the sleek, sharp weapon feared by every foe!


Performance

Epic Computing Power
Upgrade your arsenal with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i5 quad-core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics to rule the on-screen action. And go to war with cutting-edge storage; 128GB M.2 SATA SSD and a 1TB Seagate® FireCuda™ SSHD, plus 8GB of high-performance DDR4 2400MHz memory, expandable up to a massive 32GB. You’ll enjoy super-fast loading times and superior performance — speeding your journey to becoming a legend!

High-Performance CPU
Strix Hero Edition is equipped with the latest Intel Core i5-7300HQ (Kaby Lake) quad-core processor, providing you with increased performance over previous generation processors. The processor can reach speeds of up to 3.50GHz, and supports Speed Shift, & Turbo Boost 2.0 technologies to handle every task quickly and efficiently.

Phenomenal Graphics
Based on the Pascal architecture, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics offer brilliant gaming performance, technologies and VR experiences. Strix Hero Edition features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM and is packed with a huge 1280 CUDA® cores. It also offers a top boost-clock speed of 1708MHz — exceeding the previous generation by over 1.4x! 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 support for up to 32GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM — and totally boost your gaming experiences.

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 Hero 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 on-board 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 Hero Edition is the easiest way to access and upgrade your DRAM, as it’s secured with a single screw!


NVIDIA GeForce 10-Series Graphics

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

See The Whole Picture
Upgrade your senses with the 120Hz, wide-view display on Strix Hero Edition! The high refresh rate decimates lag, so the whole game world is clearer and smoother. The IPS-level panel delivers 100% sRGB gamut, providing consistent light intensity, improved contrast, colour accuracy and fidelity. The 300cd/m2 panel delivers visuals that are up to 20% brighter than low-end IPS panels from competitors. You’ll differentiate enemies easily — no matter how frantic the action. Strix Hero Edition’s display also enables viewing at extreme angles of up to 178° vertically and horizontally. With Strix Hero Edition you’ll see the whole picture and vanquish your opponents with pinpoint accuracy!


VR

Action-Packed Virtual Reality
The VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics put you in the midst of the action. Explore and conquer new worlds in a smooth, low-latency, and stutter-free setting!


Keyboard

Quicker, Cleaner Keystrokes
Strix Hero Edition keeps your fingers fixed on the action, with a brand-new keyboard layout that accurately mimics desktop designs, featuring four hotkeys and four customizable RGB-backlit zones. The ergonomic 0.25mm-deep keycap curve is comfortable to the touch, and the 1.8mm travel distance with ROG-exclusive Overstroke technology enables earlier actuation and a longer over-stroke distance — for fast, accurate and effortless keystrokes to up your actions per minute. Specially highlighted QWER keys and N-key rollover further boost your precision, and with the action guaranteed for 20-million key presses victories will just keep on coming!

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 gaming fingers are used to playing, with gaps between the function keys for easier identification, and isolated arrow keys for 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 & 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 for improved follow-through — and that means faster and smoother control.

Hotkeys Designed for Gamers
Four isolated hotkeys are placed above the conventional 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. The secondary functions of the F1-F12 keys have been designed specifically to help keep your concentration on the game, putting useful controls right where you need them.


Audio

Thumpingly Loud Audio
Strix Hero Edition delivers clearer, louder, and more accurate audio so every action sounds real — all powerfully delivered through two expansive side-firing speakers. 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. ROG’s Sonic Studio III even offers in-game noise cancelation and voice-volume stabilization, so you’ll hear even the quietest sounds and keep your attention on the game!


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, voltages and temperatures — and use the control panel to make adjustments in real time. ROG GameFirst, Aura Core, as well as and XSplit Gamecaster can also be accessed through the Gaming Center. Gaming Center is even available as an Android app via the Google Play Store, so you can keep all the controls close to hand.

GameFirst IV
ROG GameFirst IV technology prioritizes network packets for increased bandwidth for online gaming and streaming. The new multi-gate teaming function allows you to increase your total bandwidth by combining up to four gateways — maximizing throughput for your game!

GameVisual
ROG GameVisual technology provides seven pre-set modes for different game genres, plus loads of exciting multimedia and customization settings. ROG software engineers have fine-tuned each setting to deliver visual excellence that perfectly complements the game genre. RTS/RPG mode, for example, enhances image sharpness and colour performance to bring MOBA games to life!

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 colours.

Xsplit Gamecaster
A lifetime subscription to Xsplit Gamecaster Standard allows live streaming and broadcasting directly to internet streaming platforms, or make recordings for easy sharing online.

Android App
Keep ROG Gaming Center to hand with the Android app on your smartphone or tablet — free from Google Play™!


Thermal

Stay Cool in The Heat of Battle
Strix Hero Edition has an intelligent thermal design that employs heat pipes and dual fans to automatically adjust the cooling system for optimized CPU and GPU performance. The specially-crafted venting holes above the keyboard and in the bottom of the laptop allow more intake of cool air. The upgraded 12V fans, which spin at higher speeds compared to traditional 5V blades, drive strong airflow to boost cooling efficiency, so you’re free to run the CPU and GPU at full speed without thermal throttling. An additional fan-boost function further increases cooling performance and guarantees total stability during even the most intense fights — so you’ll keep a cool head even in heated battles!


I/O Ports

Quick-Access Gaming Connections
Strix Hero Edition comes with USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0 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 Hero Edition features the latest 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi standard, with two antennas each for transmission and reception, delivering speeds that are up to 6x faster than 802.11b/g/n – up to 867Mbps! A more reliable and robust wireless connection ensures a better gaming experience. Strix Hero Edition even has low-energy Bluetooth® 4.1, enabling you to game longer and more reliably with your Bluetooth peripherals! Features • High Performance Gaming Laptop Optimised for MMO/MOBA Games.
• 120Hz 15.6” Anti-Glare Wide Viewing Angle Full HD Display.
• GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics with 6GB GDDR5 Memory.
• Quad Core Intel i5 7300HQ Processor.
• 8GB DDR4 Memory, Expandable up to 32GB Total.
• Fast 128GB M.2 SATA3 SSD Combined with a Massive 1TB Seagate FireCuda Solid State Hybrid Drive.
• Aura 4-Zone RGB Chiclet Gaming Keyboard.
• Built-in Gigabit LAN, 802.11ac WiFi & Bluetooth Connectivity.
• Features USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A & Type-C, along with HDMI 2.0 & Mini DisplayPort 1.2.
• Windows 10 64-bit Operating System.
• Special Edition ROG STRIX Hero Print on Chassis.
Specifications
Model ROG Strix Hero Edition GL503VM-GZ128T
Processor
CPU Type Intel Core i5 7300HQ
CPU Speed 2.5 GHz
CPU Boost 3.5 GHz
CPU Cores Quad Core
CPU Threads 4
Display
Screen Size 15.6"
Screen Type LCD (LED Backlit), Wide Viewing Angle, Anti-Glare
Touchscreen No
Resolution 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
NVIDIA G-Sync Technology No
AMD FreeSync Technology No
RAM Memory
Memory 8GB (1x8GB)
Memory Type DDR4 SO-DIMM
Memory Speed DDR4 - 2400
Maximum Memory Supported 32GB (2x16GB)
Storage Drives
HDD Capacity 1000 GB
SSD Capacity 128 GB
Storage Type SSD (M.2 SATA3) & SSHD (2.5" SATA)
Graphics
Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Graphics Memory 6GB
Graphics Memory Type GDDR5
GPU Cores/Streams/Execution Units 1280
Graphics Core Clock 1506 MHz
Graphics Boost Clock 1708 MHz
Graphics Memory Clock 8000 MHz
Graphics Memory Bus 192 Bit
Multi-GPU NVIDIA SLi No
VR Ready Yes
NVIDIA Max-Q Design No
I/O
I/O
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC Card Reader
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
  • 1 x WiFi 802.11ac/BT4.1 Module
Other Laptop Specifications
Optical Drive N/A
Card Reader Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Webcam Yes
Built-in microphone Yes
Keyboard Type/Language Chiclet Keys / English (UK) / RGB LED (4-Zone)
Battery 4-cell
Security Features
  • BIOS Booting User Password Protection
  • HDD User Password Protection and Security
  • Kensington Lock Slot
Colour Black with ROG Strix Hero Print
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Accessories Included in Box  
Notebook Dimensions 384 x 20 ~ 23 x 262 mm (WxHxD)
Weight (Inc. Battery) 2.3 kg
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
28 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Asus
Telephone:
01442 265548
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ASUS Strix Hero GL503VM MMO/MOBA GTX 1060 Gaming Laptop
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