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Asus reinforces the passion for gaming with ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II

Asus reinforces the passion for gaming with ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II

Esports gaming laptops crafted with perfection for an immersive, power-packed and uninterrupted performance!

KEY POINTS 

  • 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

 

In a development that will ring music to the ears of passionate gamers, 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.

Commenting on the launch, Arnold Su, ROG & PC Head, ASUS India said, “We are extremely excited to introduce the two new and formidable e-sports gaming laptops to our growing gamers tribe. SCAR II and HERO II are crafted to perfection, keeping in mind the unique preferences of gamers, providing a robust performance and awe-inspiring aesthetics. We are certain that the power-packed laptops will be a hit amongst the gamers and look forward to an affirmative response.”

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.

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 Discrete Graphics Card

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 heat and spreads it evenly to avoid thermal throttling and keep chipset power components below 90°C, while two high-performance 12V fans deliver 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 special 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

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Model Name SPEC SRP Availability
GL504GS-ES113T

Scar II- GTX 1070

15.6″ 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) ₹ 1,79,990 Sep 30th
GL504GM-ES152T

Hero II – GTX 1060

15.6″ 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) ₹ 1,39,990 Aug 30th
GL504GM-ES155T

Scar II – GTX 1060

15.6″ 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) ₹ 1,39,990 Aug 30th

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS
  ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GS) ROG Strix Hero II (GL504GM)
Processor 8th Gen Intel® Core i7-8750H 8th Gen Intel® Core i7-8750H
Operating system Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
Display 15.6-inch Non-glare IPS FHD 144 Hz Full HD (1920×1080) IPS panel, 3ms, 100% sRGB 15.6-inch Non-glare IPS FHD (144 Hz) Full HD (1920×1080) IPS panel, 3ms, 100% sRGB
Graphics Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory 16GB 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

Wireless 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi

Bluetooth® 5.0

802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 W-Fi

Bluetooth® 5.0

Connectivity 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

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

Keyboard Backlit 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

Audio 2x 1W speakers with smart-amplifier technology

Array microphone

2 x 1W speakers with smart-amplifier technology

Array microphone

Software 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

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 Ready Yes Yes
Windows Mixed Reality Basic (minimum 8GB RAM required) Basic (minimum 8GB RAM required)
Power 180W power adapter 180W power adapter
Size 36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61cm 36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61cm
Weight 2.4kg 2.4kg

 

 

About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.

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