The 15.6″ Republic of Gamers Strix SCAR II Gaming Laptop from Asus is built for gamers who are looking for a balance between performance and portability. Featuring a slim design and weighing roughly 5 lb, the SCAR II is equipped with a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, a 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, and an NVIDIA RTX 2070 graphics card. Thanks to its dedicated GPU, you’ll be able to turn up the graphical settings in your games to enjoy them at their best. Other integrated features include a RGB backlit keyboard, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit LAN, HDMI and mini DP ports, USB Type-A and Type-C ports, and the usual webcam plus audio setup you need for gaming and video chatting.
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ASUS 15.6″ Republic of Gamers Strix SCAR II Gaming Laptop
- 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core
- 16GB of DDR4 2666 MHz RAM
- 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- 15.6″ FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS Display
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (8GB GDDR6)
- Thunderbolt 3 | Mini DisplayPort | HDMI
- USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A | SD Card Reader
- Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) | Bluetooth 4.2
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards are built on the Turing architecture. Combining traditional CUDA cores with RT and Tensor cores for ray-tracing and AI, these cards offer more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in real-time.
The display on the ROG Strix SCAR II has slim bezels for an immersive viewing experience. Size aside, it’s built with features that gamers need such as a fast 144 Hz refresh rate and a 3 ms response time. Not just for gamers, but also for content creators, the SCAR II provides you with 100% sRGB coverage.
To efficiently cool its components, the SCAR II is equipped with the HyperCool Pro thermal system. It includes an extended cooling plate, two high-performance 12V fans, and a trapezoid-cut lid design to increase airflow. Additionally, the fans feature an anti-dust system to prevent dust buildup that can cause overheating.
ROG RangeBoost technology utilizes multiple antennas to eliminate dead spots and increase Wi-Fi range, allowing you to game a bit further away from the router than you normally could.
RGB lighting has become a staple of gaming products, appearing everywhere from keyboards to chairs. Therefore, the SCAR II has 4-zone RGB backlighting that you can customize with the ASUS Aura Sync software. Its keyboard also has N-key rollover and anti-ghosting technology to ensure that your commands are accurately and precisely recognized.
The speakers on the SCAR II are built with smart amplifier technology that deliver higher output with more bass. When plugged-in, you’ll be able to experience virtual 7.1-channel surround sound with the Sonic Studio III software.
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it’s not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
ASUS Strix SCAR II GL504GW Specs
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)|
|CPU||2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core|
|Maximum Boost Speed||3.9 GHz|
|Memory Type||2666 MHz DDR4|
|Total Installed Memory||16 GB|
|Memory Configuration||2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)|
|Maximum Memory Capacity||32 GB|
|Memory Slot Type||260-Pin SO-DIMM|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Maximum Brightness||300 cd/m2|
|Refresh Rate||144 Hz|
|Response Time||3 ms (GtG)|
|Viewing Angle (H x V)||170 x 170°|
Storage and Expansion
|Total Installed Capacity||512 GB|
|Solid State Storage||1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe|
|Ports||1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
|USB Type-C Ports||1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2|
|Display||1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
|Audio||1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output|
|Media Card Slots||1 x SD (Unspecified Type)|
|Ethernet||1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)|
|MU-MIMO Support||2 x 2|
|Capacity||4-Cell: 66 Wh|
Keyboard & Mouse
|Keyboard||Notebook Keyboard with Backlight|
|Security||BIOS Booting, Power-On Password, Kensington Lock Slot|
|Power Supply||230 W|
|AC Input Power||100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz|
|Dimensions||14.2 x 1 x 10.3″ / 360.7 x 25.4 x 261.6 mm|
|Weight||5.29 lb / 2.4 kg|
|Package Weight||9.685 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||15.9 x 12.5 x 3.9″|