ASUS ROG GL703VD, GL703VM + SCAR Edition – what are the differences?

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Recently, we took an in-depth look at ASUS’ GL503 laptop lines, showing you all the specs and differences between them. Since there are 7 types of GL503, many users were left confused and it looks like we’ve stumbled upon the same case with its bigger sibling GL703. Even the folks who support the official site of ASUS “changed their minds” several times, not being sure whether the Taiwanese company will launch a VS version of the 17.3-inch gaming notebook. Well, our latest info says that the “GL703VS” project is ditched for now and you’ll have to choose between GTX 1050 (VD) and GTX 1060 (VM).

Anyway, the GPU isn’t the only difference at all and just like in the story with GL503, ASUS has prepared a special SCAR edition for the 17-incher (GL703 Hero Edition won’t be available for now).

  • Here you can see all available GL703VD (GTX 1050) notebooks at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wKJ0E5
  • Here you can see all available GL703VM (GTX 1060) notebooks at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gNjwlv

So, let’s get straight into the specs. Just as the traditional GL703, the GL703 SCAR Edition can be divided to two variants – GL703VD and GL703VM. Of course, the most important difference is the GPU – VD means GTX 1050 and VM means GTX 1060. This is well known, though, but what’s not well known is that there are three display options. Two for the traditional versions – Full HD IPS 60Hz (25 ms) and Full HD IPS 120 Hz (25 ms), and one for the SCAR Edition – Full HD TN 120 Hz (5 ms). The latter panel has pretty fast response time but you’ll have to sacrifice the advantages of having an IPS screen (wider viewing angles, better colors, etc).

Series GL703VD GL703VM
Processor Intel Core™ i7-7700HQ
Intel Core™ i5-7300HQ
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
2GB/4GB GDDR5 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
3GB/6GB GDDR5 VRAM
OS Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Professional
Memory DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM
Up to 32GB
SSD M.2 SATA3 128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD
M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD
HDD 2.5″ 5400 rpm 1TB Hybrid HDD
2.5″ 7200 rpm 1TB HDD
2.5″ 5400 rpm 2TB HDD
Display 17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080) IPS panel, 60Hz, 25ms, 72% NTSC
17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080) IPS  panel, 120Hz, 25ms, 72% NTSC
17.3” Full HD (1920×1080) TN panel, 120Hz, 5ms, 72% NTSC (SCAR Edition)

And once again, just as GL503, there are I/O differences between the GL703VD and GL703VM variants (no matter SCAR or not). The models with GTX 1050 GPU have 3x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0 Type-A ports + HDMI 1.4, while the GTX 1060 configurations are equipped with 4x USB 3.0 Type-A ports + HDMI 2.0. You can check out the other main specs and differences in the table below or you can dive into our Specs System to find more detailed info.

Series GL703VD (and SCAR w/ GTX 1050) GL703VM (and SCAR w/ GTX 1060)
I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-C)
3 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1x mDP 1.2
1x HDMI 1.4
1x RJ-45 Jack
1x 2-in-1 card reader
1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1x Kensington lock
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-C)
4 x USB 3.0
1x mDP 1.2
1x HDMI 2.0
1x RJ-45 Jack
1x 2-in-1 card reader
1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1x Kensington lock
Dimensions 41.5 x 28.0 x 2.4 cm (0.94″)
Weight 2.9 kg (6.39 lbs)

ASUS ROG GL703VD configurations with GeForce GTX 1050

ASUS ROG GL703VD
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD
  • 16GB RAM
ASUS ROG GL703VD
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM
ASUS ROG GL703VD
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD
  • 16GB RAM
ASUS ROG SCAR Edition (GL703VD)
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM

ASUS ROG GL703VM configurations with GeForce GTX 1060

ASUS ROG GL703VM
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM
ASUS ROG GL703VM
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM
ASUS ROG GL703VM
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM
ASUS ROG SCAR Edition (GL703VM)
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM
ASUS ROG SCAR Edition (GL703VM)
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 1000GB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM

(laptopmedia.com, https://goo.gl/qMVRdg)

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