ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” vs. MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)

Here is a side by side comparison between ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” and MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” vs. MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)

The 2017 ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” features the 45W 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-7300HQ up to 6-core Intel Core i7-8750H with the boost speed up to 4.10 GHz. While the MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3) features the 28W 6th Generation Intel Skylake dual-core Intel Core i5-6267U up to dual-core Intel Core i7-6567U with the boost speed up to 3.60 GHz.

If you want to know more what's the difference between the 15.6″ ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” (2017) and the 13.3″ MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3) , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” vs. MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3): Specs Comparison

ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” image

ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”

MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3) image

MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)

Availability
Released20172016
Release Info
  • Announced on October 27, 2016
  • Available on November 15, 2016
Pricing
  • $1,799
    Intel Core i5 6267U | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,999
    Intel Core i5 6267U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” Price
Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz Full HD 3ms, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, GL703GE-AS74
Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz Full HD 3ms, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, GL703GE-AS74
By ASUS
$1,283.64
Asus ROG Strix G (2019) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” IPS Type FHD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Nvme SSD, RGB KB, Windows 10 Home, GL531GT-EB76
Asus ROG Strix G (2019) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” IPS Type FHD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Nvme SSD, RGB KB, Windows 10 Home, GL531GT-EB76
By ASUS
$1,149.00
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR Edition Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz Full HD 3ms, Intel Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD + 1TB FireCuda, Windows 10, Gaming Mouse Included, GL703GE-IS74
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR Edition Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz Full HD 3ms, Intel Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD + 1TB FireCuda, Windows 10, Gaming Mouse Included, GL703GE-IS74
By ASUS
$981.49
MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3) Price
2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
By Apple
$949.99
Was: $999.00
Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
By Apple
$44.95
Was: $49.00
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
By Apple
$1,349.00
Was: $1,499.00
DisplayROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
Size15.6 Inches13.3 Inches
Info
ROG Strix SCAR Edition SL503.VD/VM
  • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) wide-viewing angle TN panel, 120Hz, 5ms, 72% NTSC
ROG Strix SCAR Edition SL503VS
  • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 7ms, 72% NTSC, G-SYNC
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503GE
  • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) wide-viewing angle TN panel, 120Hz, 3ms, 94% NTSC
Retina display
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color gamut (P3)
ExteriorROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
Size Comparison
Dimensions15.11” x 10.31” x 0.90” (384 x 262 x 23 mm)11.97” x 8.36” x 0.59” (304.1 mm x 212.4 mm x 14.9 mm)
Weight5.51 lbs (2.5 kg)Starting at 3.02 lb (1.37 kg)
Colors
Midnight Black
Space GraySilver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Backlit chiclet keyboard
  • RGB 4 zones
  • Marked WASD keys
  • Hotkeys: Volume up / Volume down / Mute / ROG Gaming Center
  • 1.8mm travel distance
  • 0.25mm keycap curve
Full-size backlit keyboard with:
  • 64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
Ports
  • 1 x mDP 1.2
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
    Supports 4K UHD output at 60 fps.
  • 1 x RJ-45 Jack
  • 1 x 2-in-1 card reader
  • 1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
  • 1 x Kensington lock
ROG Strix SCAR Edition SL503VD
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-C)
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 x USB 2.0
ROG Strix SCAR Edition SL503VM
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-C)
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
ROG Strix SCAR Edition SL503VS
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-C) (Thunderbolt™)
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503GE
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-C)
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4 x Thunderbolt 3
Supports charging, DisplayPort,Thunderbolt (40Gb/s), and USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s).
Internal SpecsROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
Processor
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
    4 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 3.50 GHz, 6MB Cache, 45W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 3.80 GHz, 6MB Cache, 45W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.30 → 4.00 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.20 → 4.10 GHz, 9MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6267U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.90 → 3.30 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6287U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.10 → 3.50 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6567U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.30 → 3.60 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 28W
Integrated Graphics
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1000 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1000 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6267U
    Intel® Iris® Graphics 550
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6287U
    Intel® Iris® Graphics 550
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6567U
    Intel® Iris® Graphics 550
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1100 MHz
Discrete Graphics
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503VD
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 
    Factory-overclocked by 100MHz, 2GB/4GB GDDR5 VRAM.
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503VM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
    3GB/6GB GDDR5 VRAM.
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503VS
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070
    8GB GDDR5 VRAM.
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503GE
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti
    4GB GDDR5 VRAM.
Memory
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503.VD/VM/VS
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503GE
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Storage
1TB SSHD 1TB 7200 rpm HDD2TB 5400 rpm HDD
256GB512GB
configurable to 1TB SSD
ConnectivityROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac 2x2 Wave 2 WLAN
  • 802.11ac 2x2 WLAN
  • 802.11ac 1x1 WLAN
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
Ethernet Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.
BatteryROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
Size49.2 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503.VD/GE
  • 9 hours battery life
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503VM
  • 3.5 hours battery life
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503VS
  • 3 hours battery life
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503GE
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti
    4GB GDDR5 VRAM.
  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503.VD/GE
  • 150W power adapter
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503VM
  • 180W power adapter
ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503VS
  • 230W power adapter
61W USB‑C Power Adapter
SoftwareROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Shipped with macOS Sierra
Built-in Apps
ROG Gaming CenterGameFirst VGameVisualSonic Studio & Sonic Radar IIIAura CoreXSplit Gamecaster (free)Android / iOS App
PhotosiMovieGarageBandPagesNumbersKeynoteSiriSafariMailFaceTimeMessagesMapsNewsStocksHomeVoice MemosNotesCalendarContactsRemindersPhoto BoothPreviewMusicPodcastsTVBooksApp StoreTime MachineFind MyQuickTime Player
Camera & AudioROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
CameraFront-facing webcam.720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • 2 x 3.5W speaker with Smart AMP technology
  • Array microphones
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
MiscROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
In the box
  • 13‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one‑year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
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Video Support
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
  • One display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Up to two displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” Price
Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz Full HD 3ms, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, GL703GE-AS74
Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz Full HD 3ms, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, GL703GE-AS74
By ASUS
$1,283.64
Asus ROG Strix G (2019) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” IPS Type FHD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Nvme SSD, RGB KB, Windows 10 Home, GL531GT-EB76
Asus ROG Strix G (2019) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” IPS Type FHD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Nvme SSD, RGB KB, Windows 10 Home, GL531GT-EB76
By ASUS
$1,149.00
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR Edition Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz Full HD 3ms, Intel Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD + 1TB FireCuda, Windows 10, Gaming Mouse Included, GL703GE-IS74
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR Edition Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz Full HD 3ms, Intel Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD + 1TB FireCuda, Windows 10, Gaming Mouse Included, GL703GE-IS74
By ASUS
$981.49
MacBook Pro 13” (2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3) Price
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2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
By Apple
$949.99
Was: $999.00
Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
By Apple
$44.95
Was: $49.00
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
By Apple
$1,349.00
Was: $1,499.00

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