ROG Unveils the Strix SCAR II and Strix Hero II Gaming Laptops

ASUS Republic of Gamers just recently unveiled two gaming laptops designed for FPS and MOBA games; the Strix SCAR II, and the Strix Hero II.

The gaming laptops that were unveiled are follow-ups from their predecessors, the Strix SCAR and Strix Hero. The new gaming laptops sports an all-new compact design and has a front light bar with customizable Auro Sync lighting.

The two gaming laptops are more or less the same, except for their aesthetic design. The Strix SCAR II is designed for FPS games, while the Strix Hero II is designed for MOBA games. But they do have the same distinct features that separate them from their competitors in the market.

ROG Strix SCAR II and Strix Hero II bezel

Both laptops sport a very narrow bezel screen. It is an IPS 144Hz display with 3ms GTG response time and 100% sRGB gamut. These laptops are narrower than their predecessors, making them lighter but doesn’t sacrifice precious screen space.

ASUS’ new HyperCool Pro technology aids in cooling the high-performance CPU and GPU of both gaming laptops. HyperCool Pro also incorporates the patented Anti-Dust Cooling system which prevents dirt and dust building up on the heatsink fins. There is also less noise from fans when they are overworked.

ROG Strix SCAR II and Strix Hero II rangeboost

The SCAR II and Hero II are also equipped with the ROG RangeBoost technology. It uses a combination of four Wi-Fi antennas located at the front and back of the laptops. It also has a unique algorithm that constantly scans and selects the best pair of antennas to cover dead spots. Together, it results in 30% wider Wi-Fi coverage than traditional dual-antenna configurations.

ROG Strix SCAR II keyboard ROG Strix Hero II keyboard

Another feature is the HyperStrike Pro technology. An exclusive ROG Overstrike technology enables earlier key actuation and longer overstroke distance. This results in accurate and effortless keystrokes. The keyboard also has a desktop-inspired layout, and includes four hotkeys, as well as Aura Sync compatible backlighting. It also has specially highlighted keys; WASD for the SCAR II, and QWER for the Hero II.

ROG Strix SCAR II and Strix Hero II Specification

 

ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GS) ROG Strix Hero II (GL504GM)
Size 36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61cm 36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61cm
Weight 2.4kg 2.4kg
Display 15.6″ IPS-level FHD (1920 x 1080) panel with 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, 100% sRGB color gamut, and non-glare coating 15.6″ IPS-level FHD (1920 x 1080) panel with 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, 100% sRGB color gamut, and non-glare coating
Processor 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM (dual-channel) Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM (dual-channel)
Connectivity 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (USB-C™)
2 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 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (USB-C™)
2 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 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
Operating System Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
Power 230W power adapter 180W power adapter

 

The ROG Strix SCAR II GL504GS and Strix Hero II GL504GM will be available within the second quarter of 2018 in all ROG Stores Nationwide. The SCAR II will be priced at Php 129,995, while the Hero II will be priced at Php 104,995.

 

 

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