ASUS ROG Strix Hero Edition Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD 120Hz 3m, 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 128GB PCIe SSD + 1TB FireCuda SSHD, Windows 10 – GL503GE-ES73


Gamers rave about this laptop’s power and ability to run games with fast graphics. A worthy investment for those who to make the most of their gaming experience.


  • Special design for MOBA gamers: slim 0.9” profile and lightweight 5.6 lbs body with dragonscale pattern. 15.6” 120Hz 3ms Full HD IPS-Type Panel designed for maximum contrast and clarity
  • 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor. 6 cores, up to 3.9GHz (Boost clock). Powerful gaming performance with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB graphics
  • 128GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB FireCuda SSHD for combination of fast OS drive speed and high capacity storage
  • Aura RGB lighting keyboard with 4 isolated hotkeys, 1.8mm key travel, and anti-ghosting technology. 4 zones of lighting control. 20-million keystroke durability
  • 802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi (up to 6x faster than traditional BGN); Bluetooth 4.1, 3x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1 (Type C), 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x Mini DisplayPort, 1x headphone/Mic jack, and 1x RJ45 LAN port


ROG Strix Hero Edition Gaming Laptop is designed for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) players, optimized to deliver a competitive edge. You’ll lead the way armed with powerful Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics. Strix Hero Edition packs a rich-color, 120Hz wide-view display and a desktop-style RGB 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.

38 customer reviews

Wirelesss Network Adapter Failed After 2nd restart

The good: Initially pleased with product at unboxing. Was pleased with minimal bloatware (except McAffee which comes preloaded and pushy). Device has a cool appearance. Easy to change backlit keyboard colors etc and overall solid construction. Snappy responses for basic apps.The Meh: It is a large, heavy laptop. At the outer edge of what I consider portable. But fine for my purposes which don’t require constant movement. Screen quality is very average.The Bad: On the 3rd startup the network adapter failed to appear. Device basically showed that no wifi card was installed. 2 hours of troubleshooting and ASUS support recommended I return it. Also, while it was working I ran some basic diagnostics and performance. While CPU appeared fast, graphics and overall performance did not equal the sum of the parts as I expected. Perhaps if I had it longer I could have tweaked.

Powerful enough to do what I want…but fans constantly run and track pad performance is dubious

I bought this computer primarily for a mobile DAW. In general, it supports everything I do in terms of audio recording and editing. However, there’s a couple caveats I feel I must share with others. 1. The fans are running for no apparent reason. They are tremendously loud and in fact they’ve been running since I turned on the computer 5 minutes ago. I’ve disabled all but the essential startup items and currently I am running only Chrome. No other applications are running. The computer isn’t even warm. It’s really annoying. I was one version behind on the BIOS, so I flashed it with the latest. No change. 2. The track pad isn’t great. Sometimes it’s weirdly sensitive and mistakes a scroll for a click. Other times scrolling is difficult (it will scroll smoothly and suddenly stumbles requiring that I move the cursor to the side and try again. If that doesn’t work I just go to the scroll bar and go from there.So while the computer is suited to my needs, it’s drawbacks are very frustrating. I’m considering sending it back.

Unfortunately my laptop have blue screen issued when I’m playing game

The pros: 1. Beautiful screen 2. Solid build 3. Easy to upgrade (ram or storage) 4. The speaker sounds great 5. Easy to monitoring the basic information by software and control the fans and colour of the keyboard (Armoury Crate)The cons 1. Touch pad not big enough 2. Fans maybe too loud when overboost mode 3. Blue screen issues (I think it’s just a individual problem but it’s happened when I play game)When I playing game, this laptop provide a beautiful display and good sound quality to me to enjoy. Unfortunately, my laptop seem have something wrong (software or hardware problem), it always blue screen when playing game and I try to fix it (e.g. update the driver or windows) by finding the solution on internet but the situation still happen. Another problem is after I install GeForce Experience, it might have a weird colour dots randomly appear and the laptop might going to freeze or blue screen.I returned this product and it delivered to return center over a weeks but I still waiting for my refund. Unlucky and Disappointed experience I shops on amazon!

It’s a good hybrid laptop for those who will use it for entretainment purposes and work/studies

The laptop is good for the price and has a really nice material quality (feels sturdy). Battery is on the rather weak end of the laptop and the display of 120hz kind of goes to waste with newer titles(It is intended twords mobas wich works perfect) as this laptop will not be able to display 120fps in games like Shadows of War. The 128gb ssd feels rather useles(on bigger titles) and would preferred paying 100 usd more for a 500gb ssd instead. Speakers are rather nice but earplugs will most definetly be better and the microphone/webcam of the laptop are nice as they are. Asus global warranty does not cover many countries so if this is a deciding factor you should check Asus international warranty country cover list before purchising it. For the money you pay this is a good budget purchase.


This laptop works incredibly well and I’d give it a much higher rating if it weren’t for the fact that it constantly freezes. It has had these random freezes for a long time now and I haven’t been able to find the cause or any pattern to when they will happen. It makes doing any work or gaming on this computer very difficult. Other than this, the computer is actually very well-built with a vibrant monitor, but I cannot give it a higher rating.


I honestly thought due to the review and the price this computer would work well. But ive been having more and more issues with it. Ive had it for a little less than a year now and ive had to factory reset it mutple times just so i could open some files. It good at the begining no problems, then everything kina goes to crap. My led keyboard has malfunctioned multiple times and the ROG gaming center is just all over the place. I constantly have to look up how to resolve stupid issues. I give it 2 stars cause it was great at the beginning. Honestly though i would not suggest this laptop to anyone. Hope this helps, wish there was someone to tell me before I spent 1200$.

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ASUS ROG Strix Hero Edition 15.6” Gaming Laptop
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