Why you should get a ROG Strix Scar 17 this Holiday season
The Holidays are almost here, and most of you are already finalizing your Christmas wishlist. One thing that might be included in that list is a gaming laptop. But given that there are plenty of options in the market, which one are you supposed to get? If you got the budget, why not check out the ROG Strix Scar 17?
One of the first things you should look at when getting a gaming laptop is the hardware specs. Good thing the ROG Strix Scar 17 is equipped with up to Intel Core i9-10980HK CPU, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU, 32GB of RAM, and two 1TB PCIe SSDs running in RAID 0. That’s a powerful configuration that’s enough to handle the most demanding games in the market, including Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
You also don’t have to worry about cooling as the ROG Strix Scar 17 uses a liquid metal compound from Thermal Grizzly, which reduces CPU temperatures by up to 12°C compared to the standard thermal paste. For the fans, it uses Dual N-Blade Fans with fins that are 33% thinner than conventional designs yet strong enough to spin at high RPMs. And for better airflow, it is heavily ventilated by the 3D Flow Zone, which uses patented trapezoidal cut carves out the bottom of the screen, ensuring nothing obstructs the venting below.
Large, immersive display
If you’re the type who need to game in different locations, bringing your monitor with you can be cumbersome. With the ROG Strix Scar 17, that shouldn’t be an issue thanks to the large 17.3-inch display with Full HD resolution and narrow bezels. It also has an IPS panel for accurate colors and good viewing angles. To top it off, it features a 300Hz refresh rate for a smooth and immersive gaming experience.
Didn’t bring your external speakers? No problem, as the ROG Strix Scar 17 side-firing speakers with Smart Amp technology. This means you’re getting loud, clear, and crisp audio to satisfy your gaming and other entertainment needs.
Aggressive design with RGB
You have a serious gaming machine in your hands, so it might as well look the part. The ROG Strix Scar 17 easily delivers in this aspect with its aggressive design that screams gaming. The sleek aesthetics is inspired by ROG’s collaboration with BMW Designworks Group and features a subtle cyber-text patterning for a futuristic appeal, raised ridges, scissor-door hinges soft-touch paint to minimize smudges and fingerprints. And if you like RGB, don’t worry, as it sports an all-new expanded light bar that is wrapped around the rim of the chassis to illuminate the front and side edges, as well as per-key RGB lighting on the keyboard.
Powerful software features
Have full control over your machine’s power with the help of ROG Armoury Crate. With this easy to access tool, you can tweak the ROG Strix Scar 17’s performance to your liking, look at your hardware’s stats, adjust fan speed and system acoustics, and define and customize Scenario Profiles that automatically make adjustments when you launch your favorite titles. You can also pair these customizations with the ROG Keystone included in the package so you can quickly load your fine-tuned settings.
The ROG Strix Scar 17 can be considered as a mobile desktop replacement, so we’re glad to see plenty of connectivity options, both wired and wireless. It’s got three USB 3.2 Gen Type-A ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPort, RJ45, HDMI 2.0b port, and a 3.5mm combo jack. For wireless, it has Bluetooth 5.1 and the Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) with ROG RangeBoost technology for a better signal, reduced latency, and better network speeds.
Gaming peripheral bundles
Your gaming experience doesn’t stop on the machine, as you have other things to consider, like your peripherals. Good thing ROG bundled the Strix Scar 17 with gaming gear and accessories like the Aura Sync-compatible ROG Gladius II gaming mouse, ROG Delta headset, and the ROG-branded backpack, so you can carry all your gaming gear with ease.
Given all the benefits mentioned above, the ROG Strix Scar 17 is a great recommendation for hardcore gamers looking for the best laptop for their budget.
If you’re thinking of buying now, ROG has launched the ROG Share 2020 bundle where you can get premium freebies when you purchase a ROG Strix Scar 17 or 15. Click the link here for more information.
As for the ROG Strix Scar 15/17 price and their corresponding ROG Share 2020 Bundles, check out the info below. Click the table for a bigger image.
Wait! There’s more! ASUS ROG is giving away exclusive ROG gaming mice to three (3) lucky readers. Just follow the instructions below:
1. Like and Share this album post from today to December 14: ROG Share 2020.
2. Post must be in public and must have the hashtags: #ROG, #ROGxShare2020, #ROGxYugaTech
We will announce the winner after a week.