Back in May, at Computex 2018 – we witnessed the new Republic of Gamers lineup, which includes the SCAR II and the HERO II. In fact, we even reviewed the SCAR II here – which you can read about it here. And today, ASUS Republic of Gamers showcased two of their latest laptops – the ROG Zephyrus S (click here to read about it) and the new 17.3” Strix SCAR II – which is their new 17” laptop that is actually in a chassis of a 15.7” Laptop.
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II 17.3”
One of the interesting thing about the ROG Strix Scar II is the fact that, it has a rather interesting design overall. It has the same design cues as the smaller Strix SCAR II like the Carbon fibre finish around the keyboard and the transparent WASD key – which is still my personal favorite. What they have done to make it better is that, the SCAR II is now loaded with their new Armoury Crate Software, which is replacing the ROG Centre which helps you control all the lighting. Now it has a new unified platform that allows you to control the settings, lighting and even have profiles for the games you play.
As we mentioned earlier, the ROG Strix Scar II has a compact 17.3” Display with ultra thin bezels that gives an immersive experience. Not only that, this laptop offers a 144Hz refresh rate with a 3ms response time and also comes with a complete sRGB coverage. It is also their interesting laptop because they have managed to cram such a huge display on the front in the body of a 15.7” Gaming laptop.
Moving on from the display, the specification the Strix SCAR II – 17.3” is pretty impressive. It’s powered by an Intel Core i7-8750H 8th Generation processor coupled with an NVIDIA GTX 1060 that has 6GB VRAM. As for the RAM, it comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM that can pretty much handle any task you throw at it. Just like their other ROG Laptops we have seen in the past, the ROG SCAR II has an RangeBoost Technology which improves the connectivity with the help of the 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi. Finally, with a gaming laptop – cooling system is a lot more important. With that said, the SCAR II rocks an HyperCool Pro Cooling System – which means it has three heatsinks and two fans, to give optimal system performance.
Pricing and Availability
The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II 17.3” is now available from today in the heard of Malaysia and with that said, you can get it from the nearest ASUS ROG Authorized Dealers. It’s only available in one configuration as we have mentioned in the description.
- Intel Core i7-8750H
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB VRAM
- 1TB | 256GB PCIe SSD
It’s priced at RM 7,599 respectively.