ASUS brings a new gaming laptop called ASUS ROG Strix Scar II with 17.3-Inch Display, 8th Gen Intel Core i7 & GTX 1060 Graphics

ASUS, known for its quality laptops, PCs, smartphones and electronic goods, has yet again brought a new gaming laptop in the name ROG Strix Scar II.

The gaming brand by ASUS- Republic of Gamers or ROG has been one of the most popular gaming brands till now. Their unique yet quality products have made their reputation in the market.

A few days back we saw the launch of their another gaming laptop ASUS ROG Zephyrus S. It was the slimmest one with the latest components and with wonderful cooling.

Well, this one too is slim, powerful and yes its bigger in size. The ASUS ROG Strix Scar II features a 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display. Featuring the latest and the best Intel 8th gen processors, this one too is a gaming beast…

Let’s get to the specifications of the laptop:

Specs

 

 

ASUS ROG Strix Scar II with 17.3-inch Display launched

 

Processor:   8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H
                    8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H
Display:      17.3″ IPS-type FHD (1920 x 1080), 144Hz/60Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time
Graphics:    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RAM:          Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
Storage:     Up to 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD / 1TB SSHD / 1TB HDD
Wireless:     802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 5.0
Audio:         2 x speakers with smart-amplifier technology
OS:               Windows 10 Home / Pro
Dimensions: 39.98 x 27.35 x 2.49cm
Weight:         2.9kg
Connectivity Ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 1 x mini DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x RJ-45 jack, 1 x SD card reader, 1 x 3.5-mm audio combo

 

ASUS ROG Strix Scar II with 17.3-inch Display launched

 

ASUS ROG Strix Scar II as a whole…

This gaming laptop is a good looking beast that has enough power to drive any modern triple-A title games. The huge 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display which has a 3ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate makes it more spectacular. There is also a variant which comes with a 60Hz refresh rate.

Also, you get 2 CPU models of the laptop: one with 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H processor & the other one with Intel Core i7-8750H CPU. With up to 32GB DDR4 RAM performance remains uncompromised.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of graphics memory is quite enough to render good quality graphical games. Strangely, the smaller ROG Strix Scar II with a 15.6-inch display can be configured with up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU.

For storage, you get 512GB of M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD, 1TB of SSHD or 1TB of HDD storage which is more than enough to keep all your files. Also, the big SSD storage makes your games and all other important applications faster.

 

ASUS ROG Strix Scar II with 17.3-inch Display launched

 

For the cooling, we have the HyperCool Pro system which features three heatsinks lined with very thin copper fins for heat dissipation. The separate 12V self-cleaning fans with special anti-dust tunnels for the CPU and GPU manages the airflow silently…

Well, as a whole the laptop seems powerful, unique and promising. With the latest specs, this laptop should be a must buy for gamers and enthusiasts…

 

Price & Availability

The ROG Strix Scar II will hit the US market in the last half of September 2018. It will cost you around $1,699(approx). As of now, only this much is known about the laptop and with more info, we will update our post… 🙂

 

Do check out: ASUS ROG Zephyrus S: World’s Thinnest Gaming Laptop

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