Review of Asus ROG Strix Scar II Gaming Laptop
A True Ultra-Narrow Bezel Without Compromises
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During the Computex 2018 event, there are hundreds of techy gadgets that you can test your hands and experience it first hand. One of the laptops featured in the event is once again from ASUS brand. They exhibit yet again another gaming laptop that is promising for this 2018 with its bezel-less display.
144Hz narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time is in a league of its own. An 8th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics deliver triple-digit frame rates in popular esports FPS titles. Despite packing a 15.6” display, the SCAR II is nearly an inch narrower than its predecessor, making it easier to slip in your bag. ROG has carefully engineered the display for maximum performance in a minimal frame. This ROG-exclusive IPS-type panel design combines a blazing 144Hz refresh rate with a quick 3ms response time. The higher refresh rate enables a true 144-FPS experience with minimal input lag, while the faster response reduces ghosting and blurring to produce a clearer picture. Aura RGB LED lighting was developed to perfectly complement your gaming rig for a true expression of individuality. Aura RGB provides a nearly endless spectrum of colors, patterns and even the ability to link lighting to music, in-game action, or CPU/GPU temperatures.
With ultra-fast access times and blistering transfer rates, the SCAR II’s ROG HyperDrive PCIe x2 M.2 solid state drive loads games, apps, and other data at warp speeds. This cutting-edge NVMe drive boasts sequential read speeds of up to 3288 MB/s. Integrated 802.11ac WiFi – Intel’s latest Wave 2 solution, which is capable of greater than Gigabit speeds. The wireless card is hooked up to four antennas. Our RangeBoost technology monitors these antennas to determine which ones have the best signal and then switches automatically. The desktop-inspired layout features a large space bar that’s easier to hit and 4 additional hotkeys for system controls.