ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” vs. MacBook Pro 15” (2016)

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

ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” vs. MacBook Pro 15” (2016)

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 15” (2016) features the 45W 6th Generation Intel Skylake quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ up to quad-core Intel Core i7-6920HQ with the boost speed up to 3.80 GHz.

If you want to know more what's the difference between the 15.6″ ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” (2017) and the 15.4″ MacBook Pro 15” (2016) , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” vs. MacBook Pro 15” (2016): Specs Comparison

ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15” image

ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”

MacBook Pro 15” (2016) image

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)

Key Features
What's new
  • 6th-gen Intel Skylake Core i7 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz
  • Up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory
  • Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 2GB or 4GB of video memory in every configuration
  • Up to 2TB of SSD storage
  • Apple T1 Chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
AvailabilityROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Released20172016
Release Info
  • Announced on October 27, 2016
  • Available on November 15, 2016
Pricing
  • $2,399
    Intel Core i7 6700HQ | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | Radeon Pro 450
  • $2,799
    Intel Core i7 6820HQ | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | Radeon Pro 455
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 15” (2016) Price
Apple MacBook Pro MLH42LL/A 15-inch Laptop with Touch Bar, 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 512GB, Retina Display, Space Gray (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro MLH42LL/A 15-inch Laptop with Touch Bar, 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 512GB, Retina Display, Space Gray (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,068.97
Was: $1,199.00
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTR2LL/A (Renewed)
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTR2LL/A (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,084.90
Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.5GHz Retina (MGXC2LL/A), 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.5GHz Retina (MGXC2LL/A), 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
By Apple
$799.00
Was: $839.00
DisplayROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Size15.6 Inches15.4 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
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1920 by 1200
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1280 by 800
    • 1024 by 640
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color gamut (P3)
ExteriorROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Size Comparison
Dimensions15.11” x 10.31” x 0.90” (384 x 262 x 23 mm)13.75” x 9.48” x 0.61” (349.3 mm x 240.7 mm x 155 mm)
Weight5.51 lbs (2.5 kg)Starting at 4.02 pounds (1.83 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
Backlit Magic 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
Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Internal SpecsROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
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™ i7-6700HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.70 → 3.60 GHz, 8 MB Smart Cache, 45W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6920HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.90 → 3.80 GHz, 8 MB Smart Cache, 45W
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™ i7-6700HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6920HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 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.
  • AMD Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 455 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
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
16GB
of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Storage
1TB SSHD 1TB 7200 rpm HDD2TB 5400 rpm HDD
256GB512GB
configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD
ConnectivityROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
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 15” (2016)
Size76 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
87W USB‑C Power Adapter
SoftwareROG Strix SCAR Edition 15”MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
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 15” (2016)
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 15” (2016)
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T1 Chip
In the box
  • 15‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 87W 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:
  • Up to two displays with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Up to four 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 15” (2016) Price
Apple MacBook Pro MLH42LL/A 15-inch Laptop with Touch Bar, 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 512GB, Retina Display, Space Gray (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro MLH42LL/A 15-inch Laptop with Touch Bar, 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 512GB, Retina Display, Space Gray (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,068.97
Was: $1,199.00
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTR2LL/A (Renewed)
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTR2LL/A (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,084.90
Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.5GHz Retina (MGXC2LL/A), 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.5GHz Retina (MGXC2LL/A), 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
By Apple
$799.00
Was: $839.00

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