Scar II and Hero II 27 - ASUS ROG Unleashes STRIX Hero II and Scar II Gaming Laptops!
The ASUS ROG STRIX Scar II

ASUS Republic of Gamers has unveiled the successor of its Strix Hero and Scar gaming laptops, both sport new looks, Intel’s 8th-Gen core processors, and a plethora of features that make them ideal and distinct for what you play – The new Scar II for FPS gameplay, and the Hero II for MOBA.

Scar II and Hero II 37 - ASUS ROG Unleashes STRIX Hero II and Scar II Gaming Laptops!As RGB is currently a trend, the ROG Stix  logo on the lid is now RGB compatible. That’s apart from the new lighting bar that’s also been added at the front, for added visual zing. The new design allows for narrower borders, 2.33 cm less than the previous generation. Both the Scar II and Hero II feature desktop-inspired keyboards. The Scar II in particular, is equipped with ASUS Aura Sync Technology for synchronized lighting effects across compatible devices.

Its Trapezoid-Cut lid improves thermal efficiency by up to 23%, while its 12V fans now has more blades for improved cooling performance. To keep the device in top shape, the unique heatpipe design distributes heat evenly to avoid any risk of thermal throttling.

Scar II and Hero II 36 - ASUS ROG Unleashes STRIX Hero II and Scar II Gaming Laptops!The Scar II’s display has been upgraded to 144Hz refresh rate, and a 3ms response time, a first from a gaming laptop of its class. That means you get smoother and more fluid visuals across a number of titles. The Hero II on the other hand, also has a 144Hz display but with a 7ms response time.

Both the Hero II and Scar II are powered by Intel’s 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors, along with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz Dual-Channel SDRAM, up to a 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, up to a 1TB FireCuda SSHD, and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card for superior performance.

As a special offer for the back-to-school season, the ROG Strix Scar II and Hero II will come bundled with a FREE ROG G-Shock watch!

ROG Strix GL504 Scar II and Hero II Specs
 ROG STRIX Scar IIROG STRIX Hero II
CPU8th Gen Intel Core-i7 8750H8th Gen Intel Core-i7 8750H
RAMUp to 32GB 2666MHz Dual-Channel SDRAMUp to 32GB 2666MHz Dual-Channel SDRAM
Storageup to a 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD + 1TB Firecuda SSHDup to a 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD + 1TB Firecuda SSHD
Display15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz, 3ms Response Time15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz, 3ms Response Time
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
Ports1 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
1 x SD Card Reader
1 x Combo Jack
1 x Kensington Lock
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
1 x SD Card Reader
1 x Combo Jack
1 x Kensington Lock
Dimensions36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61 cm36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61 cm
Weight2.4kg2.4kg
Pricing

The ASUS ROG Strix Scar II and Hero II will retail for Php 129,995 and Php 104,995, respectively, and will be available in stores starting Q2 of 2018.

 

 

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