Among a raft of announcements at Computex 2018, Asus unveiled the ROG Strix Scar II gaming laptop. Unlike its counterpart, the Hero II, which is designed for online multiplayer gaming, the Scar is aimed at FPS gamers.
The ROG Strix Scar II is an incremental update rather than a major one, but it brings some important changes.
It has an eighth-gen Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB + 1TB SSHD configuration, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. In the Scar II’s case, Asus went with the full-speed mobile chip and not the battery-conscious Max Q version.
One of the first things you notice about the Scar II is its display. It’s nearly bezel-less, and 2.3 slimmer than the one on the original Scar. The keyboard deck sports a camouflage pattern in line with the laptop’s FPS credentials, while the exterior has a brushed metal finish.
The company claims its new twin-cooling fans will help to further enhance performance. Asus says it has increased the number of blades on the fans to provide greater airflow.
The Scar II comes with ASUS ROG Gaming Center software, enabling you to fine-tune various settings to optimize gaming performance; among other things, you can choose between three fan modes and monitor the system’s temperature.
With discrete graphics of up to Nvidia’s GTX 1070, the Scar II may run a little hot, but Asus says the Scar II has been carefully designed to keep it cooler than the competition.
G-Sync (Nvidia’s anti-screen tearing technology) on the Scar II. But you’ll able to gloss over it with the raw power of the GTX 1070 GPU.
The Scar II is the smallest and lightest of the gaming laptops with full mobile Nvidia graphics. A laptop like this can be tethered to multiple monitors, a gaming mouse, keyboard, and other accessories while still looking like the gaming centerpiece it is, with flashy RGB lighting and camo palm rest.
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