Immense power. That’s the first thing that hit me after giving the Scar II a go. Aside from building a full-on gaming rig (an RTX build at that) the Scar II RTX2070 variant is one of the most powerful PC gaming platform that’s currently available in the market.
Body & Design
The Scar II looks and feels solid due to its mostly aluminium body, and the keyboard plate decked out with carbon fibre camo is a nice touch. If that doesn’t scream out “gaming laptop” loud enough, the RGB lights omitting from the keyboard, front profile, and illuminated ROG logo on its cover should do the trick.
All-out for gaming
The hardware in this gaming laptop is no slouch. The Scar II is powered by an Intel Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and the brand new NVIDIA GeForce RTX2070 with 8GB VRAM. To display the laptop’s hardware capabilities is a 17.3” Full HD IPS 144Hz screen with 3ms response time.
The GeForce RTX2070 is the main highlight for the laptop by providing users the best graphical gaming experience - capable of running Resident Evil 2 Remake and Battlefield V at the highest settings and framerate, and with Ray Tracing enabled. The cooling fan can be a bit loud while running games but aside from that, there’s not much to gripe about.
Better than owning a desktop?
Most might scoff at the fact that a gaming laptop could outdo a PC gaming rig. Sure, on the long run the latter will still excel, but to have an NVIDIA RTX setup on the fly in a laptop package is amazing. It does come with a big premium price but if you’ve got the budget to spend, seriously consider the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II RTX.