Republic of Gamers Announces Strix SCAR II - Gaming Laptop with Super Thin Bezels


Republic of Gamers Announces Strix SCAR II


  • A Narrow-bezel display featuring G-Sync, 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms gray-to-gray
  • Full Scale GTX 1070 Graphics Card and Intel Core i7-8750H CPU.
  • ROG RangeBoost technology uses 4 antennas and a unique algorithm to cover dead spots — providing 30%-wider Wi-Fi range than dual-antenna configurations.
  • Fully renewed Thermal Solution including larger heat dissipation areas and thinner copper blade fans making SCAR II booth cooler and more quiet than ever before. We call it hyer

ROG Strix SCAR II is available for preorder from Inet, Komplett.no, vVrkkokauppa and Proshop. Estimated on-shelf date is 1st of July. the price and specifications as follows:

Model Name On shelf date Specifications EUR
ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GS-ES056T) 1st of July
  • 15.6", FHD IPS-Grade 144Hz 300nits 3ms Matt Intel
  • 6-Core Core i i7-8750H (2,2-4,1GHz)
  • NVIDIA GTX1070(8G GDDR5)
  • 16GB DDR4(16GB*1)
  • 256GB PCIE G3X2 SSD + 1TB 5400RPM 2.5’ Hybrid HDD (FireCuda) - 802.11AC (2x2) Gigabit wi-fi

The Rog Strix SCAR II comes with a whole new compact design, still featuring up to a full scale GTX 1070 Graphics card. To give gamers the best possible experience and design, the SCAR II is equipped with a 144Hz supper-narow-bezel design that has record low 3ms response time. To provide better Online Experience, Scar II is the first laptop with multi antenna Wi-Fi Design.

Super-narrow-bezel display with 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG time

For maximum advantage in fast-paced FPS shooters, Strix SCAR II boasts the world's first 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time. This new design results in less distracting frame, so chassis dimensions can be reduced to a minimum — Strix SCAR II is 2.33cm narrower than its predecessor, but doesn’t sacrifice precious screen space. Strix SCAR II is lighter, too, with an overall weight of just 2.4kg for gaming on the go. A unique rubber frame surrounds the display to protect it from damage when the lid is closed, it also visually enhances the slimness of the bezel for a more immersive feel. The 144Hz panel and 3ms response time ensures supersmooth and clear visuals, allowing gamers to react instantly and precisely to what’s happening in-game.

Gaming keyboard with HyperStrike Pro technology

Strix SCAR II features a gaming keyboard with HyperStrike Pro technology for decisive command and control. It has a desktop-inspired layout, including four hotkeys, customizable Aura Sync-compatible RGB backlighting across four zones, and ergonomically-designed keys with 0.25mm-deep keycap curves.

Exclusive ROG Overstroke technology enables earlier key actuation, and has a longer overstroke distance for fast, accurate and effortless keystrokes. It has a specially-highlighted WASD key group with transparent key caps, and N-key rollover technology. The keyboard is durable, too, with a 20-million-key-press lifespan.

ROG RangeBoost technology for zero dead spots

Strix SCAR II is the world’s first gaming laptop to feature multi-antenna Wi-Fi for more stable online gaming. Patented ROG RangeBoost technology uses a combination of four antennas — located at the front and back of the laptop — with a unique algorithm that constantly scans and selects the best pair of antennas to cover dead spots, resulting in 30%-wider coverage than dual-antenna configurations. The latest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi standard delivers speeds of up to 1.7Gbps[i] — twice that of 802.11ac 2x2 and 12x that of 802.11b/g/n.

Geared for gaming

Strix SCAR II is powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, and a choice of either NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics. For storage, it can be specified with up to a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 x4 and a 1TB Seagate® FireCuda™ solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD).

The 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core CPU is 23% more powerful than previous-generation processors. Intel Speed Shift and Turbo Boost technologies also push the processor to speeds of up to 4GHz (four-core) and 3.9GHz (six-core) respectively. Intel Hyper-Threading enables up to 12 threads to handle every task quickly and efficiently, including simultaneous gaming, recording, and live-streaming. In addition, Strix SCAR II has up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel memory for faster processing speeds and lower power consumption.

The 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD offers a potential bandwidth of up to 32Gbps, so everything feels fast and smooth. When used as primary storage or as a secondary drive to support the SSD, the 5400rpm FireCuda SSHD used in Strix SCAR II loads games in less than half the time taken by the 1TB 7200rpm HDDs — and it’s quieter, too. The SSHD takes note of the most frequently used files, and caches them onto its onboard flash memory for faster file access speeds.

Extreme cooling with HyperCool Pro

The HyperCool Pro thermal system provides the cooling performance to help Strix SCAR II get the most out of its high-performance CPU and GPU. An extended cooling plate soaks up heat and spreads it evenly to avoid thermal throttling and keep chipset power components below 90°C, while two high-performance 12V fans deliver stronger airflow and increased air pressure to cool the CPU and GPU and drive hot air out of the chassis.

HyperCool Pro also incorporates the patented Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system, which uses centrifugal force to expel dust particles and dirt out of the chassis. This prevents build-up on the heatsink fins and ensures a stable gaming experience. There’s less noise too, since the fans aren’t overworked. The special copper cooling fins used in Strix Scar II are just 0.1mm thin — half the thickness of regular fins. This increases the surface area for heat dissipation by up to 10%, and reduces air resistance by 7%.

The Overboost app, accessible by pressing FN + F5 or via the Gaming Center hotkey, can be used to select three different fan settings. Fan Overboost provides the fastest fan speed to fully exploit the power of Strix SCAR II during intense gaming. Silent mode curbs fan speed and power consumption for less demanding tasks. A balanced mode delivers stable fan performance at a moderate noise level.