Asus calls this explicit configuration of its 15.6-inch ROG Strix GL503 collection “the Hero Version,” as a result of it is ostensibly optimized in your massive area battles, cleverest strategizing and hardest roles to play. It is not actually. It is only a middle-of-the-Strix-road configuration, with an i7700HQ CPU and GTX 1060 graphics, and a distinct set of highlighted keycaps. Nevertheless it’s additionally a high quality general-purpose gaming laptop computer with a few design features that stand out.

Asus defines its “Hero” otherwise in numerous areas, as properly; it is an ideal instance about how these “optimized” methods are optimized extra for advertising and marketing than precise avid gamers. Within the US, this “best” system for MOBA (multiplayer on-line battle area), RTS and RPG prices $1,600, and comes with 16GB RAM, a Core i7-7700HQ and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. 

Within the UK, I suppose you do not want as a lot energy for MOBA, as a result of there the Hero has a Core i5-7300HQ, 8GB and half the SSD — you may’t discover it in Asus’ on-line retailer, however its RRP per Amazon is £1,300. The identical laptop computer with out the Hero moniker, is £1,365 direct from Asus. There would not appear to be an identical configuration to our Hero: A model with 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD + 1TB hybrid HDD possibility goes for a bit over £1,320 or a GTX 1070 mannequin for £1,970.


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