ROG Strix SCAR 15-and 17-inch : Asus further enhances its notebook PCS tailored for e-Sports
You play hours of Counter-Strike : GO,Fortnite or Overwatchand you’re salivating onValorant, the next shooting game Riot ? The ROG Strix SCAR of Asus machines are laptops 15 and 17 inch you need to a make the best of the current FPS or TPS, and future references to come.
The taiwanese brand announced new versions of its two monsters, which are becoming ever more power, speed, display and, especially, the lines are more and more wise. There are LEDS yes, a backlit keyboard, too, but everything remains as discreet as possible. And, importantly, can be turned off so that your PC is the least visible possible.
Note also that, according to Asus, the keyboard is specially optimized for shooting games. The race is fast, nice touch, and the mechanical, ultra reactive : we can judge for ourselves during a next test.
Intel-Comet Lake-H, Nvidia GeForce RTX Super and screen at 300 Hz
Like their cousins Zephyrus, the SCAR 15 and 17 to adopt the new components Intel and Nvidia. The processor is cooled by the liquid metal applied to its surface. Combined with the rest of the ventilation system, it would save up to 20% efficiency additional. A detail that takes all its importance when one discovers the technical data sheets of the two accomplices (see below). There is, indeed, very heavy.
The SCAR put the package on the screen : regardless of the diagonal, the definition restricts itself to the Full HD but the response time is 3 ms and the refresh rate can reach 300 Hz. Wow ! An image refreshed 300 times per second, you will no longer have any excuse to miss your opponents (well… almost). And the program of the festivities does not stop there !
The Asus ROG Strix SCAR (G532) 15 and (G732), 17-inch magnifying glass :
- Screen : 15-or 17-inch, Full HD, 3 ms, up to 300 Hz (from RTX 2070)
- Processors : up to Intel Core i9-10980HK (the most powerful of the time)
- Memory : up to 32 Gb of memory DDR4 3200 MHz
- Storage : up to 1tb of SSD NVMe in RAID 0, with a slot M. 2 free
- Graphics : up to GeForce RTX 2070 Super (15) and GeForce RTX-2080 Super (17)
- Connectors : 3 USB (3.2 Gen1), 1 USB Type-C (3.2 Gen2 / compatible with DP) 1 HDMI 2.0 b, 1 combo stereo out/mic-in, 1 network jack. Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0
- Dimensions : 36 x 27.5 x 2.4 cm (15) and 39.9 x 29,3 x 2.7 cm (17)
Note also that a special version of the SCAR 17 will be offered for sale. Its graphics card – a GeForce RTX-2080 Super – can swallow up to 150 watts alone and, in return, the maximum frequency will rise to 1560 MHz (Boost mode).
Finally, these two SCAR embark the key NFC Keystone 2.0. The first version, this on the SCAR III we were not convinced at all. It was more of a gadget than anything else. The new version brings a few improvements, such as the auto-launch a game as soon as its insertion on the side of the machine. And, when you remove it, the ability to lock the machine, turn off sound, and reduce the windows displayed on the screen.
The ROG Strix Scar 15, and 17 normal will be marketed from 2500 and 2000 euros. The special edition, meanwhile, will be offered at 4000 euros (!).
And the Strix short then ?
Asus has also announced new models Asus ROG Strix G. They are baptized G15 G512 for the 15-inch and G17 G712 for the 17 inch. They will be declined in several colors (black, gray, steel, etc), and there will even be a 15-inch model that’s a mixture of pink and black, to satisfy the most… anti-conformists. This edition a little bit special will be delivered with a mouse, a mouse pad, a keyboard, a wireless headset and even a backpack, all matched to the colour of the Strix.
Under the keyboard backlit, and this, regardless of the model, can be found, as on the SCAR, components latest. The frequency of the slabs Full HD will be able to achieve 240 Hz (3 ms) on the 15-inch versus a 144 Hz on the 17-inch. The processors selected go up to the Core i7-10875H on the two models and the memory, up to 32 Gb of DDR4.
The SSD can be configured in RAID 0, up to 1 Tb. A third location for a storage unit that Mr. 2 is in the menu on both PCS.
Graphics side is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super that will be present in the configurations to be the most expensive.
For connectivity, there is a wide variety (Wi-Fi, 6 included) and the various connectors are divided between the flanks and the rear of the case.
For these references, the advertised prices are starting from 1400 euros for the pink version, 1500 euros for the 15-inch classic and 2300 euros for the 17 inch. All will also be in-store from the end of the second quarter of 2020.