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ASUS ROG Strix Hero II and Scar II now available in the Philippines




ASUS’ laptop stars of Computex 2018 finally arrives at our shores — the ROG Strix Hero II and ROG Srix Scar II. Both laptops sport upgraded specs and a new design.

Both devices received a slight design overhaul but still feature a two-tone chassis much like the first generation. They now have slimmer top and side bezels and an aura sync RGB light bar at the bottom center.

First up let’s take a look at the GL504GS or Scar II. It comes with a 15.6-inch IPS-level FHD 144Hz 3ms display, Intel Core i7-8750H processor, Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB SSHD, and Windows 10.


ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GS) specs:

  • 15.6″ IPS-level FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, 100% sRGB color gamut, non-glare coating
  • 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM (upgradeable to 32GB)
  • M.2 NVMe PCIe 256GB
  • 2.5″ Firecuda 1TB SSHD
  • 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 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
  • Backlit chiclet keyboard
  • RGB across four zones, with Aura Sync support
  • 2x 3.5W speakers with smart-amplifier
  • Array microphone
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 230W power adapter
  • 36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61cm
  • 2.4kg

Next up the GL504GM or Hero II. It also comes with a 15.6-inch IPS-level FHD 144Hz 3ms display, Intel Core i7-8750H processor, and a 1TB SSHD. Although ASUS turned it down a bit and only equipped the Hero II with a Nvidia GTX 1060 and 128GB of SSD storage.

ASUS ROG Strix Hero II (GL504GM) specs:

  • 15.6″ IPS-level FHD (1920 x 1080) display, 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, 100% sRGB color gamut, non-glare coating
  • 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM (upgradeable to 32GB)
  • M.2 NVMe PCIe 128GB
  • 2.5″ Firecuda 1TB SSHD
  • 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 W-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 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
  • Backlit chiclet keyboard
  • RGB across four zones, with Aura Sync support
  • 2 x 3.5W speakers with smart-amplifier
  • Array microphone
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 180W power adapter
  • 36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61cm
  • 2.4kg

The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GS-ES064T) with Core i7-8750 CPU, 16GB RAM, 128GB PCIE + 1TB HDD, and GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 GPU, is priced at Php129,995. The ASUS ROG Strix Hero II (GL504GM-ES052T) with Core i7-8750 CPU, 16GB RAM, 128GB PCIE + 1TB HDD, and GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 GPU, is priced at Php104,995. Both laptops are now available at ASUS ROG concept stores and authorized retailers nationwide.



Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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