ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers GL503GE Strix Hero Edition Gaming Laptop
Take your games wherever you go with the ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers GL503GE Strix Hero Edition Gaming Laptop. Specs-wise, it's equipped with a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, and a 128GB NVMe PCIe SSD paired with a 1TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD. Its 15.6" display has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and more importantly, a 120 Hz refresh rate, which provides you with a fluid and responsive gaming experience. Other integrated features include HDMI and Mini DisplayPort outputs, an Ethernet port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, an SD card reader, multiple USB ports, a webcam, microphone, speakers, and the standard combo audio jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home.
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series Graphics Cards
- NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards can deliver up to a 40% increase in performance over the previous generation. Not only are they powerful, they can deliver similar performance to their desktop counterparts with a slight performance difference. This changes mobile gaming, allowing you to max out your game's visuals settings so you can enjoy it at its best.
- 120 Hz Refresh rate
- A fast 120 Hz refresh rate provides smoother playback, so actions feel more responsive.
- Aura Sync RGB Keyboard
- The GL503's keyboard is equipped with four zones of customizable RGB lighting, which you can adjust as you see fit.
- DDR4 RAM
- DDR4 memory runs at higher speeds to deliver faster performance compared to its predecessor DDR3. With it, your system will achieve better performance overall.
- Anti-Dust Cooling
- The fans in this system feature an anti-dust mode, which reverses their rotation to force out dust and debris.
Windows 10 Home
- Start Menu
- After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
- Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
- Microsoft Edge
- After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
- Windows Store
- For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
- Windows Continuum
- Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
- Xbox on Windows 10
- Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.