Asus ROG Strix Hero II is a gaming laptop with 6GB of GTX and 16GB RAM for various purposes. It is a gaming laptop that many fancy gamers would love to own. Let’s know more about this Hero II in this article. Also, click here to buy this laptop.
For a short note, this machine does come with a 144Hz panel which is definitely awesome and heavy base speakers which stands this put of the race. It has bloatware too that you need to uninstall manually and there is a camera located at the bottom bezel of the laptop.
Hero II Video Review:
Rog Strix Hero II Specifications:
|CPU||2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
|RAM Upgradable to||32GB|
|Hard Drive Size||256GB SSD|
|Hard Drive Type||M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Secondary Hard Drive Size||1TB|
|Secondary Hard Drive Speed||5400 RPM|
|Secondary Hard Drive Type||HDD|
|Highest Available Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Graphics Card||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB|
|Video Memory||6 GB|
|Wi-Fi Model||2×2 Wave 2 WLAN|
|Touchpad Size||4.2 x 2.3 inches|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Kensington Lock|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Mini Display Port|
|Ports (excluding USB)||RJ-45|
|Ports (excluding USB)||USB Type-C|
|Ports (excluding USB)||SD card slot|
|Ports (excluding USB)||USB 3.1|
|Ports (excluding USB)||HDMI 2.0|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Headphone/Mic|
|Card Slots||SD memory reader|
|Warranty/Support||One-year limited warranty|
Rog Strix Hero II Design & Display:
If you ask us about the design, it’s compact and well crafted. The upper side of the laptop is hairy-brushed which feels completely great. It has a ROG logo on the top lid with the RGB lightning which makes is cooler.
On the left of the machine, there is a Republic of Gamers logo at the front bottom near the camera. The lights look perfect on the machine and they can be turned off and tunned to different colors if you want to.
Hero II is powered with a 15.6; 144Hz panel with 120% sRGB color gamut. The laptop is solid, and compact with this wide-edge design which makes is slimmer and so close to perfect. The QWER keys are transparent on this machine which makes clear it is for MOBA players. Even though the touchpad has cut out buttons which makes using the pad more comfortable.
The display is bright and vivid. It is crispy too in major terms. While playing games it felt great with the 144hz panel because of the faster response time. The display is brighter than the Legion and Predator which makes it a better machine in terms of display.
Rog Strix Hero II Ports:
The ROG Strix Hero II has almost all of these ports. On the left, there’s the power jack, an RJ45 port, a Mini DisplayPort, an HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3.1 ports, one USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm mic/headphone jack. On the right side, it has a Kensington lock slot, one USB 3.1 port, and an SD card reader.
Rog Strix Hero II Keyboard:
This keyboard is one the finest keyboard that we have tested. It is like the more advanced version of the older gen keyboards from the ASUS ROG laptops. Asus has embedded a few keys and aligned them is a smart way to make it more comfortable.
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We used this laptop in our articles drafting and watching videos. It’s common that you can use it for your daily usage too apart from gaming. The keys are soft and produce a gentle sound.
Rog Strix Hero II Audio/ Speakers:
The speakers are so powerful that they produce a soothing bass from the audio. Secondly, the sound is not higher but it has got the realistic bass with it. It’s the first thing we have seen in a machine like this. Okay, the MacBook Air has great sound but it lags bass, and the bass that Hero II has is completely great.
ROG Hero II has got a Sonic Studio III app which will help you to customize the experiance according to your taste. Isn’t this great? This app is quite similar to the Dolby in Predator if you have used that.
Rog Strix Hero II Performance:
This ROG Strix Hero II has GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with a 6GB of VRAM. It gives the machine an enormous strength for the Games, Editings and more. We were able to play call of duty Black ops in high graphics without any issues. It’s great to play such high graphics game on a portable machine without any issues.
It was able to run GTA V at 52fps on full 1080p settings which is cool. No heat, no issues and smoother gameplay in a machine that you can carry around. Also, it was able to surpass the legion and predator in terms SteamVR performance test.
It also has the integrated Intel UHD 630 graphics for the video and minimal photo editing work.
It ran Shadow of war and many high-intensity games without any issues. It can run above 70 tabs in chrome without issues. It has a 16/32GB RAM with a 256GB NVMeSSD and a 1TB 5400-rpm HDD which is faster than the normal HDD’s.
How Is The Battery Life?
The ROG Strix Hero II is much better than the other gaming laptops in term of battery because it was able to run around 5hours with 150 nits of brightness. It too has a 144Hz panel it also makes a difference between the battery usage for the overall experiences.
ROG Strix Hero II is the finest gaming laptop that you can get for bucks but it is slightly higher with money. Honestly, it’s totally great but if you get this machine on discount then only it is a suitable choice.