One of the names that come to the mind when gaming laptops are talked about is the ROG (Republic Of Gamers), which is a sub-brand of Taiwanese tech giant, Asus. Continuing the legacy, Asus has unveiled the next generation of two of its gaming laptops, Hero and Strix Scar along with the ROG Phone, Delta Headset and many more. Asus at the Computex 2018 event, unveiled the two ROG GL504 series gaming laptop, Hero II, and Scar II.
Talking about the laptops, the ROG GL504 series is the first narrow-bezel gaming laptop series from the manufacturer, and are compact ever than before. The new gaming laptops are not only the compact solution, but also packs some great gaming-focused features, like the Intel’s new Coffee Lake processors, HyperCool Pro technology, and HyperStrike Pro keyboard, and we really liked that.
Strix Scar II:
First, in the series, we have the StrixScar II. The laptop comes with a 15.6 inches narrow-bezel display panel with a screen resolution of 1080 pixels and with a high refresh rate of 144Hz, and a swift response time of 3ms.
The device will be powered by the 8th Gen Intel processor, which will be available in two options, i.e, Core i5-8300H or Core i7-8759H. For a premium gaming experience, the device comes with Nvidia 10 series GTX 1070 (8GB) with which it will be easy to hit the three-digit FPS on your game for a smoother gaming experience, not only this, the device is available with a more affordable GTX 1060 (6GB). Asus also revealed that the device will be available with a massive 2666MHz DDR4 RAM of capacity 32GB. Whereas, the SSD will be available in three choices of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB NVMe SSD. The new Strix SCAR II will come with Windows 10 Home / Pro pre-installed.
Another in the series, we have ROG Hero II laptop, which also packs almost same under the hood specifications as the Strix Scar II, the major difference is the availability of the GPU choice. The Hero II comes with a single option of GTX 1060 (6GB) only, unlike Scar II which also comes with GTX 1070 (8GB). Another little difference comes in the display, the Hero II comes with the 15.6inch of display and with a refresh rate of 60Hz. Hero II will also come with the pre-installed Windows 1o Home / Pro.
|Storage||M.2 NVMe PCIe 128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD
2.5” 5400rpm 1TB SSHD
2.5” 5400rpm / 7200rpm 1TB HDD
|Wireless||802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Bluetooth® 5.0|
|Connectivity||1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-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 3.5-mm audio combo|
|Audio||2 x speakers with smart-amplifier technology
|OS||Windows 10 Home / Pro|
|Size||36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61 cm|
Availability & Pricing:
The new ROG GL504 series laptop ROG Hero II and the Strix Scar II are both available in the US and are available for sale via Amazon, B&H, Newegg and also on the Asus ROG official website. The starting price of Strix Scar II is $1,999 (Rs. 1.35 Lac), whereas the Hero II ‘s pricing starts with $1,699(Rs. 1.15 Lac).
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