ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Updated G703

-- Gaming beast laptop now boasts desktop-grade firepower with factory-overclocked 8th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics --

Key Points

  • Powered by a factory-overclocked 8th Generation Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics for unrivaled gaming prowess
  • Features a 17.3” Full HD IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms gray-to-gray response time, NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, and anti-glare coating
  • HyperDrive Extreme storage uses exclusive technology to provide users with the world’s fastest laptop RAID 0 SSD speeds of up to 8700MB/s


Fremont, CA (April 3, 2018) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the updated G703, a 17.3-inch gaming laptop powered by up to a factory-overclocked 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics.

G703 features an IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC™, allowing for super smooth gameplay even on Ultra graphics settings. G703 also features HyperDrive Extreme storage, which uses exclusive technology to combine three NVMe™ PCI Express® (PCIe®) SSDs in RAID 0 configuration for read speeds of up to 8700MB/s — the fastest ever on a laptop.

Desktop-grade Performance

With performance rivaling that of gaming desktops, G703 is powered by up to a factory-overclocked Intel Core i9-8950HK processor that’s been factory-overclocked for speeds of up to 4.8GHz — 11% more than base speed. Its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics and 8GB GDDR5X VRAM are also factory-overclocked to speeds reaching 1974MHz and 10.3GHz respectively.

Smooth and Seamless Gaming

G703 features the most responsive IPS-level laptop display available. This 17.3-inch panel features a 144Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for smooth and seamless graphics. The ultrafast 3ms GTG response time reduces motion blur, enabling G703 to handle the latest AAA gaming titles at Ultra graphics settings without visual tearing, lag, ghosting or obvious framerate stutter. The display even features an anti-glare coating to get rid of those distracting reflections.

Fastest Ever Storage on a Laptop

HyperDrive Extreme storage uses exclusive technology to combine up to three NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, providing G703 with the world’s fastest RAID 0 storage configuration available in a gaming laptop. Having two out of the three SSDs directly connected to the CPU helps avoid DMI bottlenecks, allowing for data access speeds of up to 8700MB/s.

Light it up with Aura Sync

Aura Sync technology lets gamers customize and sync up light effects with Aura Sync-supported gaming mice, headsets, and other peripherals to create a gaming setup with a consistent look and feel, or to reflect the feel of the game that’s currently being played. Aura Sync has a palette of 16 million colors, and eight lighting modes that can be accessed via the Aura control panel.



The ASUS ROG G703 will be available starting at $3499 MSRP. It will be available for pre-order starting April 3rd in the United States at retailers including: the ASUS Store, Amazon, and Newegg. It will also be available for sale at additional retailers starting April 16t.h. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.



Processor   8th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
Chipset   Mobile Intel® HM370
Operating System   Windows 10
Windows 10 Pro
Display   17.3” Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS-level display with 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology
Includes anti-glare coating
Graphics Card   NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 with up to 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with up to 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory   up to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
Storage   1TB/ 2TB 2.5” SATA 5400-rpm SSHD
3 x M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 x4 256GB / 512GB SSD (in RAID 0 configuration)
Keyboard   Features individually-backlit keys, separate number pad and arrow keys, with RGB lighting
Connectivity   3 x USB 3.1 (with one port featuring ASUS USB Charger Plus)
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C™ (USB-C™), (Thunderbolt3-compatible)
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.4
2 x audio jack (headphone out/mic in)
1 x RJ45
1 x HDMI 2.0 (supports 4K/2K output)
1 x Kensington lock
1 x card reader
2 x DC jack (for G703GI)
1 x DC jack (G703GS)
Battery   8-cell, 71Wh battery
Colors   Titanium Gray
Size   425(W) x 319(D) x 47.5(H) – 51mm
Weight   4.7kg

¹ Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at


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Technical Marketing Manager
About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at