According to the global website specs below (please be sure to switch to the specs page for your notebook model), the GL503VD has HDMI 1.4 output, but the GL503VM should have HDMI 2.0 output.
In addition to HDMI output both models appear to also have Mini DisplayPort output according to the website specs above and user-manual p24-25 below, so you may have this option as well assuming your monitor also has DisplayPort input although you may need to find a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter.
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Not sure that you are worried about this, but according to the GL503VM vga downloads, there are both Nvidia and Intel vga drivers which tells me the model supports both vga cards or 'optimus' as some people may call it.
The possible concern related to this is that your HDMI and mDP output may either be connected to the Nvidia graphics or the Intel graphics, so if you are planning to play games, you probably want to make sure the display output is connected to the Nvidia graphics to get the best performance.
We may be able to check this by figuring out which vga chip suports HDMI 2.0 output and is probably the reason the GL503VD does not support HDMI 2.0 output.
If you have a monitor lying around, you can check this easily by hooking up the external monitor and check the display properties/settings to see which graphics chip the external monitor is connected to on that port.
Anyway, hopefully it will not be an issue, but thought I would mention it.
Hi again, yes, it's a good idea to be sure if you will be stuck with the monitor otherwise.
If you weren't already aware of it, all the GL503VM units would be the same regarding the HDMI output version, so the website specs would either be correct for all the GL503VM units or wrong for all the units and would hope we would correct any errors that we know about.
I'm glad you pointed that out. I think it's a difference between different model numbers of the same GL503VM.
I'll remind you that my GL503VM comes with no Intel integrated GPU. Only the GTX 1060.
As you can see on this French website, it's a GL503VM, but this one has an integrated GPU. It also mentions that the HDMI version is 1.4
On Italian Amazon, my model number that I bought from this exact link has an HDMI 2.0 and doesn't come with an integrated Intel GPU
(It's not found in the specs sheet, but it's mentioned in some thorough reviews that tried it with high refresh rate monitors or 4k)
Also from reading somewhere on the internet, someone mentioned that when a laptop uses an Intel integrated GPU, the HDMI output has to conform to that, i.e any laptop with a GTX 1060 and an integrated Intel GPU would always have HDMI 1.4
This is just speculation and conclusions derived from long research, and by no means I claim it's all 100% true, but it seems from what I just said that not all GL503VMs come with an HDMI 2.0. Of course the link you provided for the Tech Specs is an American host, and what I mentioned is more of a worldwide different factories thing, which could explain the misunderstanding.
Thanks for pointing that out and it appears you may be correct about this and I was unaware of some other models that are sold worldwide, so apologize for the confusion.
After checking the GL503 download site again, noticed it includes downloads for both the GL503VM as well as the GL503VMF which appear to both share the same GL503VM model name.
Also notice the GL503VM vga downloads include both Intel and Nvidia vga drivers while the GL503VMF downloads only includes the Nvidia vga drivers, so it sounds like the GL503VMF does not support the onboard Intel cpu graphics.
The GL503VM and GL503VMF also use different bios models, so you can check your bios model (through msinfo32 or system information, or you can also run the bios flash program to see this and just exit without flashing the bios) to see which version of the GL503VM you really have.
Assuming the download site is correct, we can really just check device manager to confirm your notebook does not include the Intel Display adapter to determine you have the GL503VMF model, but a good idea to check the bios model as well to be sure.
Still a little curious about the GL503VM motherboard HDMI output though since we can design the output to be from the onboard Intel graphics when supported or the Nvidia graphics, so believe it may still be possible that the HDMI output is connected to the Nvidia graphics which customers with GL503VM models using the GL503VM motherboard/bios can just connect an external monitor to check in the display settings.