Alongside its ultra-thin Zephyrus S laptop, Asus has also announced a second, more modest gaming laptop for the gamer.
Enter the ROG Strix SCAR II GL704.
DISPLAY AND BUILD:
The ROG Strix SCAR II comes with a 17-inch IPS AHVA display this time around, with 1080p resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate, though a 144Hz option . The keyboard supports RGB lighting with a full SIZE numpad and arrowkeys. Asus also added an RGB strip on the front chin of the SCAR II, if the keyboard is not enough.
Design-wise, there’s not as much to say about the SCAR II as the Zephyrus, though, Nvidia does claim the laptop is the first to offer a 17-inch panel , thanks to thinner bezels on the top and the sides. Also unlike the other laptop, the trackpad is below the keyboard, back in its usual spot.
Under the hood, you will get an option of either a 2.3GHz quad-core Core i5-8300H, or a 2.2GHz hexa-core Core i7-8750H processor. There’s 32 GB of DDR4-2666 memory available. Storage options are plenty, with a 512 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD or 1 TB SSHD hybrid storage.
Unlike the ROG Zephyrus S, is only limited to a 6 GB 192-bit GTX 1060 GPU, with 1280 CUDA cores. That actually might be more than enough for most people, especially those opting for the 60Hz base model display.
CONNECTIVITY AND PRICE:
You get USB-C, 4 USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort 1.2, SD card reader, headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0 , Wi-Fi ac. There are two 3.5W speakers.
Pricing starts at $1699 for laptop, which will be available in the 2ND half of September.