Asus ROG Strix Hero Edition (black)

MPN: GL503GE-ES73  |  EAN: 0889349993569  |  Model: ES73

Price Information

$1,149.99

as at 25 Sep 19 | 1:05 AM CET

$1,099.99

as at 15 Apr 19 | 7:00 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Asus ROG Strix Hero Edition (black) - GL503GE-ES73 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Pro Video Editing
Very Good
Amateur Photo Editing
Outstanding
Casual Gaming
Very Good
Hardcore Gaming
Very Good
College (Students)
Outstanding
Watching Movies
Just Right
Basic Video Editing
Very Good
Pro Graphic Design
Very Good
Simple Music Editing
Outstanding
Pro Music Production
Very Good
Bookkeeping
Outstanding
Front-end Development
Outstanding
Back-end Development
Very Good
Documents
Outstanding
Social Media
Outstanding
Email
Outstanding
Browsing
Outstanding
Short Journeys
Just Right
Carrying Occasionally
Just Right
Working in Low Light
Outstanding
Presentations
Outstanding
Working with Numbers
Outstanding
Gaming Look
Outstanding
Windows
Outstanding
Serious Multitasking
Outstanding
15 Inches
Outstanding
Outstanding
Pro Photo Editing
Very Good

Professional Video Production

With this ES73's resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels pixels, you'll have sufficient visual clarity to discern which video sequence makes the cut.

Continuously tweaking video clips requires a quite a bit of computing power. Which is why the memory size of 16 GB, the multi-core processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card all combine to provide a level of performance that matches your needs

In addition, this laptop can be used night or day thanks to the built-in back-lit keyboard.

It also comes with the Memory card reader just in case you need an alternative option to move your creative work from one device to another.

Great for photo editing

The Asus powerful Intel Core i7-8xxx processor makes image manipulation a breeze. And the high resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels display ensures your pictures really ‘pop’ when you’re done.

Gaming

A resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, means rich graphics to shoot Zombies or cross the galaxy in detail

Your Asus 's Intel Core i7-8750H processor means whilst your thumbs may struggle with Call of Duty or Doom your will not. 

The 16 GB RAM combines nicely with the GPU on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti which hits a 3DMark benchmark score of 7766 , and the 6 cores CPU hit a Passmark benchmark of 12556

You can have the dark arcade experience without tapping blindly thanks to the built in back-lit keyboard. 

It's good for academic research

As a student or researcher in the social or physical sciences, this device provides a good balance of portability (with it's 15.6 inches screen size) and performance so that you're free to roam the labs or libraries with a machine that can competently multi-task your data crunching, "multi-tabbed browsing" and the production of academic content.

All about the Films!

In addition to its excellent Advanced screen, this laptop comes with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution ensuring scenes pop with colour and great fidelity. Also, while watching in the dark, you can start, stop and skip through scenes using the backlit keyboard.

Videos for fun

You need to pack a lot into this screen, hence a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels pixels, you'll have sufficient visual clarity to decide which video sequence will give the impact you're looking for.

Continuously tweaking video clips are fun but requires a quite a bit of computing power. Which is why the memory size of 16 GB, the multi-core processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card all combine to provide a level of performance that matches your needs.

In addition, this laptop can be used night or day thanks to the built in back-lit keyboard.

It also comes with the Memory card reader just in case you need an alternative option to move your creative work from once device to another.

Give your Images the professional touch

With plenty of RAM, processing power and a dedicated graphics card, the ES73 gives you everything you need to complete high quality photos and graphic design projects.

Music and Audio

Making your first steps in music editing? The ES73 has what it takes to deliver your audio craft.

Its all about the Beats

When you need crystal clear audio and plenty of grunt for processing and encoding, the ES73 can handle everything you throw at it. A selection of ports allow you to connect instruments and devices, while the 2.2 GHz takes care of the actual production work.

Book keeping

Managing finances has never been simpler. The ES73 has enough processing power to manage even the largest spreadsheets. And the inclusion of a 1 makes typing and updating numbers even easier.

Can handle UI Dev & Design work

With a 12556 CPU and 16 GB of RAM, the ES73 is ideal for front-end development. Whether you’re coding basic HTML5, or working with more complex JavaScript frameworks, this laptop has everything you need.

Can handle a Full-Stack Coding Environment

You'll need a machine that can handle multiple VMs for your various Dev environments, which is why we've picked something for you that's got an Intel Core i7-8750H , (a processor with 6 cores) plus a healthy RAM size of 16 GB.

Also, its 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution provides adequate screen estate to view multiple window or more of your IDE while you work.

Regular Stuff / Everyday Tasks

Spreadsheets, presentations and documents, don't need much, but your Intel Core i7-8750H processor and 16 GB RAM ensures even image laden files won't leave you watching the 'spinning wheel'!

The ES73 makes surfing the web easy thanks to a reasonable hardware specification and fast, reliable b/g/n/ac WiFi connectivity.

A sizeable drive allows you to download and manage hundreds of thousands of emails on the ES73.

Facebook, twitter etc require little processing power or screen specification so the ES73 will do just fine.

Battery life is fairly decent

The 3 hours battery life in the ES73 has got enough juice to help you work while on the move during quick trips around the city.

Suits your occasional mobility

The ES73 is a great choice for when you need a good value, reliable laptop that won't be carried around too often. It’s not the smallest or lightest, however the 5.7 lbs weight is enough to get the job done.

Working in the dark

The lights may be low, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work. The ES73’s built-in 1 allows you to type accurately – even in the dark

Presentations

It's got a good variety of display ports which allows you connect to a good range of projectors and screen types.

Numeric Key Pad

Working with numbers is important to you, so we've made sure this laptop comes a full featured keyboard. 

Package that suits a Gamer

Not just a pretty face, the ES73 uses ergonomic design to give you a gaming advantage.

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Product Description

Best the competition with the Asus ROG Strix, the top of the competition when it comes to multiplayer gaming laptops that are installed with stunning visuals and power that can drive your gameplay. With 1060 graphics, you are sure to impress all your fellow warriors with your intensive display creating a seamless and thrilling experience that will drop you right into the heart of the action. Not only this, but the ROG Strix's quad core processor is simply out of this world, fully transporting you to the locations that you wish to escape to and having the technology to consistently power up your gameplay. If you want a laptop that is prepared for the future, your NVIDIA graphics card is VR-ready, allowing you to delve straight into the action of the latest releases and come out on top. What's more, you'll never miss a key stroke again with these custom and comfortable keys which are sure to improve your gameplay with lightning quick response times.

Technical Specifications

Asus ROG Strix Hero Edition (black) - GL503GE-ES73 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Colour Black
Form Factor Clamshell
Display
Display HD Type FHD
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Technology Name IPS
Processor
Processor Architecture 64 Bit
Processor Cores 6 cores
Processor Family Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor Model Intel Core i7-8750H
Processor Speed 2.20 GHz
Processor Threads 12
Memory
RAM Size 16 GB
RAM Speed 2666 MHz
RAM Type DDR4-SDRAM
Storage
Solid State Hybrid Drive Capacity 1000
SSD Capacity 128 GB
Storage Total Capacity 1128 GB
Storage Type HDD+SSD
Graphics
Graphics Card Model - Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Graphics Card Model - Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Card Type Dedicated
VR Ready Yes
Networking
Network Wireless Type b/g/n/ac
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port 1
Memory Card Reader 1
Microphone 1
Mini DisplayPort 1
USB 2.0 Ports 1
USB 3.0/3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A Ports 3
USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C Port 1
Camera
Camera 1
Keyboard
Keyboard Back-lit Yes
Keyboard Num-Pad Yes
Software
Operating System Architecture 64 Bit
Operating System Name Microsoft Windows
Operating System Version Windows 10 Home
Battery
Battery Life 3 hours
Security
Cable Lock Slot Yes
Cable Lock Slot Type Kensington
Weight & Dimensions
Dimesnsions - Depth 26.2 inches
Dimesnsions - Height 2.4 inches
Dimesnsions - Width 38.4 inches
Weight 5.73 lbs