Strix SCAR II GL704 was announced on August 16, 2018, by the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) as a gaming laptop with immense power and great mobility.
Strix SCAR II GL704 Visuals:
With a 17.3 inch display, the laptop provides beautiful picture quality and clear impressive visuals. The 144 Hz Refresh rate and 3ms response time will allow the gamers to get a crisp and clear gaming visual. Also, the smaller bezel adds more.
The Strix SCAR II GL704 Keyboard:
The keyboard on Strix SCAR II GL704 has a desktop-style layout, with a wider space bar and separated blocks of function keys to make shortcuts easier to execute. An Overstroke Technology adds a faster response of the keys. The cover and metal lid add more texture and coolness to this laptop.
The Strix SCAR II GL704 Ambient lights:
The AURA Sync RGB lightning can be customized for several zones:: four for the keyboard, two located within the light bar stretching across the front edge, and the last one within the ROG logo on the lid. The lights can then sync to Aura Sync-enabled peripherals such as the Strix Fusion 700 headset and the Gladius II Origin mouse. The keyboard thus adds more focus for the gamer by providing ambient light.
The Strix SCAR II GL704 Hardware:
Now coming to the hardware parts, along with six cores and 12 threads in the powerhouse Intel Core i7-8750H and the gaming prowess of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, Strix SCAR II GL704 comes loaded with features that provide a versatile and complete gaming experience. Intel’s latest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi uses faster frequencies for link speeds up to 1.73Gbps with compatible routers. But now the wireless connection can download games and updates as quickly as a wired one. Strix SCAR II sports four USB Type-A ports, a reversible USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) port, a Mini DisplayPort connection that supports G-SYNC gaming monitors, and an HDMI 2.0 port that can drive 4K UHD monitors and big-screen TVs at 60Hz.
Laptops have limited space to dissipate heat, so ASUS devoted significant effort into cutting-edge cooling. The HyperCool Pro cooling system spreads across three heatsinks and two fans.
Strix SCAR II GL704 Unique features:
After years of separate utilities for ROG systems and components, ASUS is introducing a unified platform that puts the most important settings at gamers’ fingertips. Armoury Crate has five different system profiles with different performance and acoustic targets. Turbo mode is best for serious gaming, Silent mode cuts noise output for watching movies or surfing the web, and Balanced mode occupies a middle ground between the two.
Strix SCAR II GL704 Specifications:
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704 :
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro – ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro )
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
6GB GDDR5 VRAM
|Memory||2666MHz SDRAM (Dual-channel)
Up to 32GB
|SSD||M.2 NVMe® PCIE 128GB/256GB/512GB SSD|
|HDD||2.5″ 5400rpm 1 TB SSHD
2.5″ 5400rmp / 7200rpm 1TB HDD
|Display||17.3″ anti-glare Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 72% NTSC
17.3″ anti-glare Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 60Hz, 72% NTSC
HDMI: 3840×2160 (up to 60Hz)
|Windows Mixed Reality||Basic (min. require 8GB RAM)|
|Keyboard||Backlit chiclet keyboard
RGB 4 zones
Marked WASD keys
Hotkeys: Volume up/ Volume down / Microphone mute / ROG Gaming Center
Travel Distance 1.8mm
Keycap curve: 0.25mm
|Audio||2x 3.5W speakers with smart amplifier technology
|Software||ROG Armoury Crate
Sonic Studio & Sonic Radar III
XSplit Gamecaster (Free)
|I/O Ports||1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C)
3 x USB 3.1 Gen1, 1 x USB3.1 Gen 2
1 x mDP 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
|Power||180W Power Adaptor|
|Wi-Fi / Bluetooth||802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
|Dimension||39.98 x 27.35 x 2.49~2.64cm|
|Recommended peripherals||ROG Gladius II gaming mouse is designed for FPS gameplay|
A video by the ROG Global of the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704 from their twitter account: