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Asus ROG Strix Scar 17: specifications and price
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17: specifications and price

Asus has just launched its new gaming laptops. In this case, we will talk about all the news included in the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17, a very powerful gaming laptop that has just been presented.

In the world of gaming it is necessary to have a really powerful computer to move the games correctly, so that in this way you do not experience any type of delay when playing the different titles.

Laptops focused on gaming, despite being portable, are not designed to go from there to here with them, because they usually have a high weight. Its weight is usually so high due to the number of components that make up, which usually have a high weight and a lot of space to properly dissipate heat.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17, specifications

First of all, let's see what integrates this new Asus ROG Strix Scar 17.

  1. Display: 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS FHD 300Hz (3ms).
  2. Processor: Intel Core i9-10980HK.
  3. RAM memory: 32 GB DDR4.
  4. Internal Storage: 2 x M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 expandable up to 1TB per SSD.
  5. Connectivity: WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
  6. Ports and sensors: 3 x USB A 3.2, 3.5mm jack, LAN and HDMI.
  7. Battery: 66 Wh.
  8. Operating system: Windows 10 Pro.

As we can see, this is not a laptop that is too small or much less light. Its dimensions are 39.97 x 29.34 x 2.79 cm and it has a weight of 2.9 kg.

At first glance, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 boasts a rather elegant design. The main construction material used is aluminum.

Like the vast majority of gaming laptops, the LEDs play a leading role as they are fully customizable through a program that already It comes pre-installed on the computer, through which we can create our own combinations or use one of the default modes. The LEDs are visible both on the keyboard and on the bottom of the equipment.

17-inch 300 Hz display

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17: specifications and price
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17: specifications and price

Now that we know the reason for the final number of the team name, let's get into one of the key sections of this laptop.

The screen of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 would correspond to a panel built with IPS technology with FHD resolution (1,920 X 1,080 pixels)and a refresh rate of 300 Hz with a response time of 3 ms.

Although it may sound like they are very technical data, the most notable of what we have discussed corresponds to the refresh rate at 300 Hz and the response time, which is less than 3 ms. A standard screen usually has a refresh rate of about 60 Hz.

In this case, the refresh rate of the screen that the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 incorporates will make everything appear fluidlyThe screen has really used frames in almost the entire panel, except for the lower part, where the frames are somewhat wider. This means that the screen occupies 81.5% of the entire front panel

As far as the sound is concerned, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 features a dual 4.2-watt speaker and a smart amplifieror “Smart amplifier” through which it promises high volume with optimal sound quality.

The keyboard is another of the elements that is most often taken care of in gaming laptops because this, together with the mouse, are the elements that are usually decisive in the vast majority of occasions to demonstrate our skills. In this case, the keys have a fairly short travel.

The most powerful hardware

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17: specifications and price
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17: specifications and price

Hardware is another of the key points in gaming laptops, since the ability to move certain games and the quality at which we want to play them will depend on it. In this section there is little discussion on both the processor and the graphics card.

In its interior, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 has an Intel Core i9-10980HK processor that promises spectacular performance along with one of the most powerful graphics cards that exist currently such as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super

In addition, the equipment has a RAM memory of 32 GB DDR4 at 3,200 MHz and internal storage made up oftwo NVME type SSD hard drives It should be noted that Asus has also been concerned about the possible improvements that we can make to the equipment throughout its useful life, offering us the possibility of admitting up to 3 M2 type SSD disks.

The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 has Philips type screws, these are useful because they are a common type of screw and so We will not have to go to any type of official service of the brand, but we ourselves with the hard disk that we want to add and a screwdriver will be more than enough.

Cooling is another of the sections that must be really taken care of in the hardware because the vast majority of gaming equipment has hardware that, being so powerful, usually reaches high temperatures in which it is not possible to offer their best performance.

In this case, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 offers cooling through liquid metals and a set of fans that are not enough the 50 dB that are responsible for dissipating the heat generated by the different components.

It should also be noted that we will have a software through which we can regulate the temperature and performance of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17.

Connections for everyone

As far as ports are concerned, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 is really complete, which is essential if we are going to connect peripherals such as keyboards, mice, headphones…

On the left side of the equipment we find the following connections:

  1. 2x USB A 3.2
  2. Headphone jack next to microphone.

In the back of the team we will meet:

  1. USB A 3.2
  2. USB type C 3.2
  3. LAN connection (RJ45)

As far as wireless connectivity is concerned, we have two WiFi 6 802.11 ax network cards which will ensure a truly fluid experience and a lower delay even when connected via WiFi, despite the fact that to play video games online it is always more advisable to use the LAN cable.

The battery included in this Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 is 66 Wh, a battery of which we do not know the autonomy that could offer because the screen would be one of the components that would consume the most battery. On the other hand, recharging the equipment would be done through USB type C.

Price and availability

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17: specifications and price
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17: specifications and price

As we can imagine, we are not dealing with a cheap team at all, because it is a really powerful team that we could ask you for almost any process. It will be available in a single configuration and will be available from April at a price of euros.

This Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 has not been presented alone, far from it, since Asus has also made room to announce another double screen laptop such as the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 of which we have also told you all the details.

What do you think of the new Asus team? Do you think it is an option to consider in gaming laptops?

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