[LEAKED] ASUS ROG Strix SCAR Edition 15″ Gaming Laptop Coming Soon!
We have some interesting news to share with you, our loyal readers. We just found a “leak” that ASUS is bringing the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR Edition gaming laptop to Malaysia! And, we pretty much have some dibs about the specifications and the pricing too. Check it out!
ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR Edition
The ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR Edition gaming laptop will be based off their ASUS GL503 and GL703 machines and they will be available in two configurations; 15″ and 17″ respectively. It is built exclusively for the sharpest shooters in the meanest gunfights – optimized to gain a competitive edge in FPS titles such as Counter-Strike, Overwatch and Team Fortress 2.
Standing at 2.3cm in height and weighing around 2.5kg, the ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR Edition gaming laptop is definitely portable for gamers. Built with gunmetal gray and finished with the cold, dark feel of bullet-proof Kevlar, it even looks intimidating from the outside.
Under the hood, we are looking at a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor and Nvidia GTX 10-Series graphics card ranging between GTX1050 to GTX1070. The Malaysian specifications are specified below. What’s even more interesting is, this time around, ASUS has decided to include an NVMe SSD alongside a Seagate FireCuda SSHD which will be seriously interesting to see its performance! With support up to 32GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM and running on Windows 10 PRO, this will be a mean beast in a very sleek packaging!
ASUS is not just stopping there. There’s still room for even more. On the visuals side, we have a 144Hz IPS display with 300cd/m2 that ensures 20% brighter visuals than average IPS panels.
Of course, what is a 144Hz display without GSync? ASUS will be including the Nvidia GSync technology in the ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR Edition laptop which minimizes perceived stuttering, reduces input lag, and eliminates visual tearing all without affecting system performance.
A full size keyboard with RGB backlighting along with an ergonomic 0.25mm-deep keycap curves are definitely worth looking forward to! Instead of the normal flat keycaps, the concaved keycaps are definitely going to bring an exceptional experience in both gaming and typing. The WASD keys will be highlighted because the ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR Edition laptop is purely dedicated to FPS gamers.
The audio department will be introducing side-firing speakers. It will be paired to a smart-amplifier technology that monitors the output for real-time adjustments that also brings up to 200% louder output than before with increased dynamic range and bass. ROG’s Sonic Studio will offer in-game noise cancellation and voice-volume stabilization, bossting everything that is output.
Interfaces are abundance! Included are 4 x USB 3.1, a Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C) USB 3.2 port, HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort 1.2 and a card reader are present.
Expected Malaysian Specifications
While this is a rumour, it’s rather a solid one. ASUS is planning to bring only the 15″ version in ROG STRIX SCAR Edition. The 17″ version will be available as normal ROG G703 edition. Here are the tentative planned specifications (final version may vary):
|CPU||Intel Core i7-7700HQ|
|GPU||Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5|
|RAM||12GB 2400MHz DDR4 (upgradeable to 32GB)|
|Storage||256GB M.2 NVMe PCIE Gen3 x4
1TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD
|Display||15.6-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) TN panel, 120Hz, 5ms, 72% NTSC
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15.6-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 7ms, 72% NTSC, G-SYNC
|Keyboard||Backlit chiclet keyboard
RGB 4 zones
Marked WASD keys
Hot keys: Volume up / Volume down / Mute / ROG Gaming Center
1.8mm travel distance
0.25mm keycap curve
|Audio||2 x 3.5W speaker with Smart AMP technology
|I/O Ports||1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-C)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1
1 x mDP 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ-45 Jack
1 x 2-in-1 card reader
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
|Power||180W power adaptor
3.5-hour battery life
|Wi-Fi / Bluetooth||802.11ac 2×2 WLAN
802.11ac 1×1 WLAN
|Dimensions||Width: 38.4 cm
Depth: 26.2 cm
Height: 2.3 cm
The estimated price is unconfirmed too, at the time of writing, but we are looking at somewhere between RM7,099 – RM7,499.
Pokdepinion: If you can’t afford the ASUS Zephyrus, this is basically half the price and equally competitive for eSports titles. If the specifications are as speculated and the price falls on the lower side of our source range, then this will definitely be a hot item to grab!