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Asus introduces Strix SCAR II to Scratch Your Gaming Itch

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.

HARDWARE OPTIONS:

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.

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