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ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (GL704) unveiled

ASUS released a new variant to their recently announced ROG Strix Scar II dubbed the ROG Strix Scar II (GL704). It’s basically a bigger variant with a 17.3-inch screen.

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Nothing really changed here except for a few internal differences and the larger display. We still have a 144hz Full HD IPS-level display, Intel i7-8750H processor, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 1TB FireCuda SSHD, and Windows 10. Perhaps the biggest difference is in the GPU, the bigger Scar II comes with a Nvidia GTX 1060 while the smaller one comes with the GTX 1070.

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) specifications:

  • 17.3-inch IPS-level FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, anti-glare display
  • Intel Core I7-8750H 2.2GHz processor (Max turbo at 3.9GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM GPU
  • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
  • 256GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 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)
  • 3 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
  • 2x4W speakers with smart-amplifier
  • Array microphone
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 180W power adapter
  • 39.98 x 27.35 x 2.49 – 2.64cm
  • 2.9kg

The ASUS ROG Strix Scar II (GL704) will come bundled with a gaming backpack, a marketing giveaway (ROG Exclusive Stickers and Key Chain), and a ROG Impact gaming mouse. The laptop will be available this Q3 2018. Pricing is yet to be announced.

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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