Asus RoG Adds Strix 'Hero' And 'Scar' Gaming Laptops

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So...what makes these different or special compared to the other Intel/nVidia laptops already available? I must say I'm surprised they don't include 8th gen CPU's considering how late in the 7th gen lifespan it is.

I know ASUS released a Ryzen laptop with a RX 580 in it, but TBH, I'm waiting to see what AMD has coming with the mobile CPU's.

Some real competition in this sector would be nice. Hopefully AMD can get the upcoming Vega GPU's in some laptops. *NEW* products with the same specs over and over is getting old.
 

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When I think performance and gaming, I think scars. Horrible disfiguring scars.

Seriously though, "Taking both its name and design inspiration from the combat assault rifle packed by special forces and used in warfare"

So they are referencing a gun and SCAR is an acronym for (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle). So this article should have it capitalized everywhere.
 

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Confused... the text refers to two 15" and one 17" models, but the spec table lists one 15" and two 17".

Probably reasonable to assume the former; if they ARE going to release a 15" with a GTX 1070, Thunderbolt 3, and 144hz/G-Sync 1080p monitor for under $2,000 that's still a pretty good balance of performance, portability, and price even without an 8th gen Intel processor...
 

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I got my GL702VM last year for $1299...and basically the same specs except the 6700HQ and the screen is 60hz, but G-Sync. Frankly that makes more sense to me....the 1060 doesn't drive many games at full res over 60fps but the G-sync smooths out any dips. Frankly seems like a worse product for more money.
 

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I see what you mean. I definitely wouldn't be willing to pay $1900 for a 144hz laptop display unless it included at least a 1070 on board.
 

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Sorry GSJOSTROM, I down voted by accident looking for a reply function on mobile. This article is all messed up. The tables are wrong as the GL503VS is a 15.6in(not 17.3 like the text says) 120Hz TN AND will offer a 144Hz 15.6 Ips screen soon. Whichever VS screen you pick they all will come with a GTX 1070 to make use of that 144hz monitor and/or G-Sync.
 

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This article is incorrect. The GL503VS can be equipped with a 120hz display and a 144Hz display all at 15.6. There is not a 144Hz 17.4 inch model as that would be called the GL503VS which has been so far confirmed to be cancelled.
 

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No worries on the downvote :) and thanks for the clarification!
 
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