ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Updated Strix SCAR Edition

-- Esports gaming laptop designed for first-person shooter (FPS) games is now powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core CPU, and features a host of upgrades --

Key Points

  • Strix SCAR Edition now powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB DDR4 memory, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics
  • IPS-level display with 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for super-smooth and responsive gameplay
  • Patented trapezoid-cut lid, upgraded 12-volt fans, and Anti-Dust Cooling system provide exceptional cooling to ensure system stability even under high loads

Scar

Fremont, CA (April 3, 2018) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the Strix SCAR Edition gaming laptop is now available with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-Series graphics.

The newly updated model also has an IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology. The Strix SCAR Edition is specially designed to give gamers a competitive edge in first-person shooter (FPS) esports titles like Counter-Strike®, Overwatch®, and Team Fortress® 2.

Exceptional Gaming Performance

The Strix SCAR Edition is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor and is available with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel memory. The new processor can reach speeds of up to 4GHz with four cores and 3.9GHz with six cores, and execute up to 12 threads using Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. In addition, Intel Speed Shift and Turbo Boost technologies enable the Strix SCAR Edition to handle every task quickly and efficiently, including simultaneous gaming, recording and live-streaming.

The Strix SCAR Edition can be configured with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. The GTX 10-Series graphics architecture offers the highest possible gaming performance, new gaming technologies, and unmatched VR experiences. It's packed with as many as 2048 CUDA® cores and can reach a maximum boost-clock speed of 1645MHz — twice that of the previous generation. The GeForce GTX 10-Series also supports Microsoft® DirectX® 12, enabling the newest visual effects and rendering techniques for realistic gaming visuals.

Super-smooth Gaming Visuals

For super-smooth and responsive gameplay, the Strix SCAR Edition features an IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms gray to gray (GTG) response time. There’s also NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to reduce input lag, minimize perceived stutter, and eliminate visual tearing to further improve visuals without affecting system performance.

Desktop-style Gaming Keyboard

In keeping with its designed-for-esports philosophy, the Strix SCAR Edition has a desktop-style keyboard that’s optimized for gaming: it features four gaming hotkeys, ergonomically designed keys with 0.25mm-curvature caps, and customizable RGB-backlighting across four zones. The keyboard also features a highlighted WASD key group and N-key rollover technology. ROG-exclusive Overstroke technology provides a longer over-stroke distance and earlier key actuation for fast, effortless keystrokes.

Advanced Cooling Features

The Strix SCAR Edition has a patented trapezoid-cut lid design that doesn’t interfere with its rear exhaust vents, and features high-performance 12-volt fans that boost airflow and increase air pressure to improve cooling efficiency.

The patented Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system enables the Strix SCAR Edition to expel harmful dust particles and dirt to improve system stability and durability. This prevents buildup on the heatsink fins — dust accumulation on the heatsink often result in compromised cooling performance.

Light it up with Aura Sync

Aura Sync technology lets gamers customize and sync light effects with Aura Sync-supported gaming mice, headsets and other peripherals to create a gaming setup with a consistent look and feel. It offers a full spectrum of colors and seven different lighting modes — all of which can be accessed via the Aura control panel.

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PRODUCT IMAGES

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AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The ASUS Strix SCAR Edition will be available starting at $1099 MSRP. It will be available for pre-order starting April 3rd in the United States at retailers including: the ASUS Store, Amazon, and Newegg. It will also be available for sale at additional retailers starting April 16t.h. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

SPECIFICATIONS¹

ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL703GE/GM/GS

Processor   8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
Operating system   Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Display   17.3" FHD (1920x1080) TN panel with wide viewing angles, 120Hz refresh rate, 5ms GTG response time, and 94% NTSC color gamut
17.3" FHD (1920x1080) TN panel with wide viewing angles, 120Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, and 94% NTSC color gamut
17.3" FHD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel with 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, 72% NTSC color gamut, and NVIDIA G-SYNC™
Graphics   Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070
Up to 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory   Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM (dual-channel)
Storage   M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 x4 256GB / 512GB SSD
M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 x2 128GB SSD
M.2 SATA III 256GB / 512GB SSD
2.5" 5400 rpm 1TB SSHD
2.5" 5400 rpm / 7200 rpm 1TB HDD
Keyboard   Chiclet keyboard with RGB backlighting across four zones
Specially-marked WASD keys
Aura Sync
Hot keys: Volume up / Volume down / Mute / ROG Gaming Center
Travel Distance 1.8mm
Keycap curve: 0.25mm
Connectivity   1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C™)
Up to 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.0 / 1.4
1 x RJ-45 jack
1 x SD card reader
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
Wireless   802.11ac 2x2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 4.1 (version may change with OS upgrades)
Audio   2 x 3.5W speakers with smart-amplifier technology Array microphone
Software   ROG Gaming Center
GameFirst V
GameVisual
Sonic Studio & Sonic Radar III
ROG Aura Core
XSplit Gamecaster (Free)
ROG Gaming Center Android/iOS App
Battery   GTX 1050 Ti models: 64Wh
GTX 1060/1070 models: 76Wh
Colors   Gunmetal Gray
Size   41.2~41.5 x 27.3~28.0 x 2.4cm
Weight   2.9~3.05kg
Recommended peripheral   ROG Gladius II gaming mouse



ROG Strix SCAR Edition GL503GE

Processor   8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
Operating system   Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Display   15.6" FHD (1920x1080) TN panel with wide viewing angles, 120Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, and 94% NTSC color gamut
Graphics   Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti
Up to 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory   Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM (dual-channel)
Storage   M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 x4 256GB SSD
M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 x2 128GB SSD
M.2 SATA III 256GB SSD
2.5" 5400 rpm 1TB SSHD
2.5" 5400 rpm / 7200 rpm 1TB HDD
Keyboard   Chiclet keyboard with RGB backlighting across four zones
Specially-marked WASD keys
Aura Sync
Hot keys: Volume up / Volume down / Mute / ROG Gaming Center
Travel Distance 1.8mm
Keycap curve: 0.25mm
Connectivity   1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C™)
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 2.0
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x RJ-45 jack
1 x SD card reader
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
Wireless   802.11ac 2x2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 4.1 (version may change with OS upgrades)
Audio   2 x 3.5W speakers with smart-amplifier technology Array microphone
Software   ROG Gaming Center
GameFirst V
GameVisual
Sonic Studio & Sonic Radar III
ROG Aura Core
XSplit Gamecaster (Free)
ROG Gaming Center Android/iOS App
Battery   64Wh
Colors   Gunmetal Gray
Size   38.4 x 26.2 x 2.4cm (W x D x H)
Weight   2.6kg
Recommended peripheral   ROG Gladius II gaming mouse

¹ Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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