Asus ROG Strix SCAR II (Gaming Laptops)
Asus gaming brand Republic of Gamers (ROG) on Thursday launched two new gaming laptops in India. Asus ROG Strix SCAR II and ROG Strix Hero II are equipped with a 144Hz Refresh Rate display, 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, RangeBoost technology, and HyperStrike Pro keyboard. First unveiled at Computer 2018 back in June, the two gaming laptops have now made their way into the country. The new Asus gaming notebooks started selling in India starting August 30, and their price in India begins from Rs. 1,39,990.
The Asus ROG Strix Scar II is a new version of the e-sports gaming laptop built for FPS titles, while the ROG Strix Hero II edition is a new model of the e-sports gaming laptop built exclusively for MOBA titles. They have a new design that includes two contrasting brushed finishes across the lid, front light bar with customisable Aura Sync lighting, and new keyboard layouts with Kevlar-inspired and cyberpunk-inspired markings respectively.
Meanwhile, the SCAR II and HERO II offer up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM support through a dual channel and a 512GB PCIe SSD along with a 1TB FireCuda SSHD storage. In terms of graphics, the SCAR II employs an 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 whereas the Hero II gets a 6GB GeForce GTX 1060 card. Notably, there's another variant of the SCAR II laptop, which features a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, USB 3.1 port, HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and more. In terms of dimension, the laptops measure 36.1x26.2x2.61cm and weigh 2.4 kilograms.
As mentioned, both the ROG Strix Scar II and Hero II feature a 15.6-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time, a HyperStrike Pro gaming keyboard for improved control, and HyperCool Pro technology to cool the CPU and GPU. They are the world's first laptop to feature multi-antenna Wi-Fi for improved connectivity, the company claims.