For the passionate gamers, the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix SCAR II and Hero II. The power-packed esports gaming laptops follow-ups to the successful e-sports gaming laptops built exclusively for FPS and MOBA titles. The ultimate gaming experience awaits with 144Hz Refresh Rate accompanied with RangeBoost technology and HyperStrike Pro keyboard enhancing durability, stability, and awe-inspiring designs.

Keypoints ROG Strix SCAR II & Hero II:

  • Super-narrow-bezel display with 144Hz Refresh Rate and 3ms GTG response time, providing one of the fastest IPS gaming display amongst the rivals.
  • ROG pioneer RangeBoost technology that reduces blind spots by leveraging 4 antennas and a unique algorithm, providing better Wi-Fi range than dual-antenna configurations.
  • HyperStrike Pro keyboard provides supreme control in fast-paced games, Desktop-inspired layoutOverStroke Technology and AURA RGB backlight zones.
  • HyperCool Pro technology aids in cooling the high-performance CPU and GPU.

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Super-narrow-bezel display with 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG time

Enjoy fast-paced and action-packed gaming, as both ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II flaunt the world’s first-ever 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms GTG response time. Thus, visuals are super-smooth and clear, taking the gaming experience to the next level.

The gaming keyboard with HyperStrike Pro technology:

Both Strix SCAR II and Hero II feature a gaming keyboard with HyperStrike Pro technology for decisive command and control. The keyboard has a desktop-inspired layout, including four hotkeys, customizable Aura Sync-compatible RGB backlighting across four zones, and ergonomically-designed keys with 0.25mm-deep keycap curves.

Exclusive ROG Overstroke technology enables earlier key actuation and has a longer overstroke distance for fast, accurate and effortless keystrokes. The keyboard has specially-highlighted WASD (for SCAR II) or QWER (for Hero II) key groups with transparent key caps and N-key rollover technology. The keyboard is durable, too, with a 20-million-key-press lifespan.

No blind spots with World’s pioneer ROG RangeBoost technology:

ROG Strix Scar II and Hero II come with the latest RangeBoost zero blind spot technology. Via the proprietary 4 antenna configuration, which is 2×2 + 2×2 connection mode, the laptop can switch between different main and aux antenna, after gauging the strength of the signal. Thus, while the radiation pattern is optimized for the laptops, the blind spots are reduced, providing gamers a seamless experience.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and GTX1070 Series Installed:

Players interested in FPS and MOBA games can now flaunt their gaming skills as both, ROG Strix Scar II and Hero II laptops exude impressive gaming performance required for esports. ROG has wielded the power of GTX 1060 from NVIDIA with 6GB VRAM and GTX1070 with 8GB VRAM to ensure the same.

Extreme cooling with HyperCool Pro

The HyperCool Pro thermal system provides the cooling performance to get the most out of the laptop’s high-performance CPU and GPU. An extended cooling plate soaks up the heat and spreads it evenly to avoid thermal throttling and keep chipset power components below 90°C, while two high-performance 12V fans delivered stronger airflow and increased air pressure to cool the CPU and GPU and drive hot air out of the chassis.

HyperCool Pro also incorporates the patented Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system, which uses centrifugal force to expel dust particles and dirt out of the chassis. This prevents build-up on the heatsink fins and ensures a stable gaming experience. There’s less noise too since the fans aren’t overworked. The unique copper cooling fins are just 0.1mm thin — half the thickness of regular fins. This increases the surface area for heat dissipation by up to 10% and reduces air resistance by 7%.

Dual Storage System (SSD+SSHD Storage)

The NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD offers a potential bandwidth of up to 32Gbps so everything feels fast and smooth. When used as primary storage or as a secondary drive to support the SSD, the 5400rpm FireCuda SSHD loads games in less than half the time taken by the 1TB 7200rpm HDDs — and it’s quieter, too.

SPECIFICATIONS  
 ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GS)ROG Strix Hero II (GL504GM)
Processor8th Gen Intel® Core i7-8750H8th Gen Intel® Core i7-8750H
Operating systemWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Display15.6-inch Non-glare IPS FHD 144 Hz Full HD (1920×1080) IPS panel, 3ms, 100% sRGB15.6-inch Non-glare IPS FHD (144 Hz) Full HD (1920×1080) IPS panel, 3ms, 100% sRGB
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAMNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory16GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM; upto 32GB RAM support (Dual-channel)16GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM; upto 32GB RAM support (Dual-channel)
Storage Up to M.2 NVMe PCIe® 512GB

2.5” 1TB SSHD

M.2 NVMe PCIe® 256GB

2.5” 1TB SSHD

Wireless802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi

Bluetooth® 5.0

802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 W-Fi

Bluetooth® 5.0

Connectivity1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (USB-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 jack

1 x SD card reader

1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack

1 x Kensington lock

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (USB-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 jack

1 x SD card reader

1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack

1 x Kensington lock

KeyboardBacklit chiclet keyboard

RGB across four zones, with Aura Sync support

Marked WASD keys

Hot keys: Volume up / Volume down / Mute /  ROG Gaming Center

1.8mm travel distance

0.25mm keycap curve

Backlit chiclet keyboard

RGB across four zones, with Aura Sync support

Marked QWER keys

Hot keys: Volume up / Volume down / Mute /  ROG Gaming Center

1.8mm travel distance

0.25mm keycap curve

Audio2x 1W speakers with smart-amplifier technology

Array microphone

2 x 1W speakers with smart-amplifier technology

Array microphone

SoftwareROG Gaming Center 2.5

ROG GameFirst V

ASUS Splendid

ASUS Sonic Studio & Sonic Radar III

ASUS Aura Core 2.5

XSplit Gamecaster (free)

Android™ / iOS app

ROG Gaming Center 2.5

ROG GameFirst V

ASUS Splendid

ASUS Sonic Studio & Sonic Radar III

ASUS Aura Core 2.5

XSplit Gamecaster (free)

Android™ / iOS app

VR ReadyYesYes
Windows Mixed Reality Basic (minimum 8GB RAM required)Basic (minimum 8GB RAM required)
Power180W power adapter180W power adapter
Size36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61cm36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61cm
Weight2.4kg2.4kg

Pricing Of ROG Strix SCAR II & Hero II:

ModelSPECIFICATIONSSRPAvailability
GL504GS-ES113T15.6″ FHD IPS 144Hz 3ms/i7-8750H/16 GB DDR4/1TB FireCuda SSHD + 512GB PCIE SSD/GTX1070/8GB DDR5/SCAR GUNMETAL/RGB Backlit KeyBoard/802.11ac(2*2)₹ 1,79,990Sep 30th
GL504GM-ES152T15.6″ FHD IPS 144Hz 3ms/i7-8750H/16 GB DDR4/1TB FireCuda SSHD + 256GB PCIE SSD/GTX1060/6GB DDR5/HERO BLACK/RGB Backlit KeyBoard/802.11ac(2*2)₹ 1,39,990Aug 30th
GL504GM-ES155T15.6″ FHD 300nits IPS 144Hz 3ms/i7-8750H/16 GB DDR4/1TB FireCuda SSHD+ 256GB PCIE SSD/GTX1060/6GB DDR5/SCAR GUNMETAL/RGB Backlit KeyBoard/802.11ac(2*2)₹ 1,39,990Aug 30th

 

 

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