ASUS Republic of Gamers released a bigger version of the ROG Strix GL504 SCAR II. The ROG Strix GL704 SCAR II is the most compact 17-inch gaming laptop one can buy in the market today. What’s great about the GL704 SCAR II is you won’t feel carrying a 17-inch laptop. Why? ROG managed to squeeze in a 17.3-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time and complete sRGB coverage into a 15.7-inch chassis. Just like its little brother, the Strix GL704 SCAR II is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel processors up to Core i7-8750H and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of video RAM.
The Strix SCAR II is designed with FPS gaming in mind, with contrasting Kevlar and camouflage textures created with an eight-stage IMR process. A hairline finish brushes across the Gun Metal lid, while the copper cooling fins provide flashes of color through the vents. Through AURA Sync, RGB lighting can be customized across seven 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.
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. One heatsink is linked exclusively to the GPU to handle the additional heat produced by typical gaming loads. The other two are shared to ensure optimal cooling performance with a wide range of scenarios, including situations where the CPU is doing most of the work. Each heatsink is lined with incredibly thin copper fins that enables more fins, giving increased surface area for heat dissipation while at the same time reducing resistance to airflow. Patented trapezoid cuts in the lid ensure that the flow of warm air out the exhaust vents at the back is not impeded.
The ROG Strix GL704 SCAR II will be available before the end of Q3 in all ROG stores nationwide. Prices will be updated soon.