Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704GM-DH74 w/ Core™ i7-8750H, 16GB, 256GBSSD + 1TB HDD, 17.3in FHD, GTX 1060, Windows 10

MX73844 ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704GM-DH74 w/ Core™ i7-8750H, 16GB, 256GBSSD + 1TB HDD, 17.3in FHD, GTX 1060, Windows 10
MX73844 ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704GM-DH74 w/ Core™ i7-8750H, 16GB, 256GBSSD + 1TB HDD, 17.3in FHD, GTX 1060, Windows 10 MX73844 ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704GM-DH74 w/ Core™ i7-8750H, 16GB, 256GBSSD + 1TB HDD, 17.3in FHD, GTX 1060, Windows 10 MX73844 ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704GM-DH74 w/ Core™ i7-8750H, 16GB, 256GBSSD + 1TB HDD, 17.3in FHD, GTX 1060, Windows 10 MX73844 ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704GM-DH74 w/ Core™ i7-8750H, 16GB, 256GBSSD + 1TB HDD, 17.3in FHD, GTX 1060, Windows 10

Product Info

ROG STRIX SCAR II – Precision Knows No Bounds

Hot on the heels of its groundbreaking predecessor, ROG Strix SCAR II brings you even more power and style for your FPS esports gaming. Boasting the world's first 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time in a compact 15" or 17" chassis, Strix SCAR II has no equals! The fast-responding desktop-style keyboard with Overstroke technology ensures precision control of your armory, while the patented RangeBoost multi-antenna system guarantees ultra-reliable, wide-ranging Wi-Fi coverage. To give you an edge in the heat of battle, this powerful Windows 10 Pro gaming laptop incorporates a HyperCool Pro thermal system: this delivers the extreme cooling needed to squeeze every last drop of performance out of its 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-Series graphics. Upgrade your firepower with Strix SCAR II - it's the ultimate weapon for the fiercest gunfights!

Life Without Boundaries!

The ROG Strix SCAR II sharpens your PC gaming experience, starting with the display. Its 144Hz narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms gray to gray (GTG) response time is in a league of its own.

An 8th Gen Intel Core™ i7-8750H processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics deliver triple-digit frame rates in popular esports FPS titles, and carefully tuned cooling keeps these crucial components running at top speed.

We've elevated other aspects of the experience by enhancing the keyboard, upgrading the lighting, reducing the size of the power brick, and even speeding up the Wi-Fi to deliver a perfectly balanced portable gaming experience.

Full-System ASUS AURA RGB Lighting

Dim the lights, and watch AURA RGB lighting take center stage. We've amped up the RGB illumination even more with an additional light bar on the front edge and a more imposing ROG logo on the lid.

Support for Aura Sync allows you to coordinate colors and effects across the laptop and compatible peripherals. Four fully translucent WASD keycaps make it easier to anchor your hand placement for FPS games through your peripheral vision, so you don't need to look down at your keyboard.

Features

  • Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 2.2GHz Hexa Core Processor w/ 4.1GHz Turbo, 12 Threads, 9MB L3 Cache, 14nm, 45W
  • 17.3in 144Hz IPS-level LCD display with 3ms response time
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
  • 256GB NVMe PCI-E SSD + 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 w/ 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Customizable ASUS Aura Sync RGB Gaming Keyboard
  • USB Type-A & Type-C™ | HDMI | Mini DP
  • Windows® 10 Home

Ultra-Responsive Narrow-Bezel Display

To give you the maximum advantage in combat, Strix SCAR II features the world's first 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with a 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time - a must-have for hardcore gamers and esports players. The extremely high refresh rate ensures a true 144fps experience with minimal input lag, while the superfast response time reduces ghosting and motion blur to yield clearer visuals. The new design also results in less distracting frame, allowing for a more compact body that's narrower and lighter than its predecessor, so you can take the fight with you, wherever you go!

This ROG-exclusive IPS-type panel design combines a blazing 144Hz refresh rate with a quick 3ms response time. The higher refresh rate enables a true 144 Frame Per Second (144Hz) experience with minimal input lag, while the faster response reduces ghosting and blurring to produce a clearer picture.

* SCAR II (15-inch) is 2.33cm narrower than SCAR Edition (GL503VS). SCAR II (17-inch) is 1.52cm narrower than SCAR Edition (GL703VM).

Continue to Push the Boundaries

By using a super-narrow-bezel display, there's less distracting frame, so the chassis dimensions can be reduced to the minimum, making Strix SCAR II narrower than ever without sacrificing precious screen space. A unique rubber frame surrounds the display - this not only protects the display from damage when you close the lid, but also visually enhances the slimness of the bezel for a more immersive feel.

Weapon-Like Finish

Inspired by a bullet homing in on its target, Strix SCAR II features two contrasting brushed finishes that meet to create a dynamic diagonal slash across its lid. The anodized Gunmetal Gray finish mimics the dark feel of an assault rifle - a true reflection of a warfighter's inner calm, focus, and precision.

Battle-Dressed

Camouflage-inspired markings around and across the keyboard epitomize life on the battlefield. A special eight-step in-mold roller process is used to achieve the unique 3D-weave and color overlays. This technique also results in a smudge-proof surface, ensuring Strix SCAR II stays free of unsightly fingerprint marks.

Light It Up With Aura Lighting

Dim the lights, and watch Aura lighting take center stage. The ROG logo on the lid, the front light bar, transparent WASD keycaps and semi-transparent key sides allow Aura to shine brighter than ever before. Together, they add up to show off your own unique style.

Spec Ops

Strix SCAR II is armed to the teeth: it's powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, and a choice of either NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics. Storage isn't an issue, with up to a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 SSD and a 1TB Seagate® FireCuda™ SSHD* on offer. However you equip your Strix SCAR II, you're guaranteed combat-proven firepower to rule the game.

* Specifications may vary according to configuration.

High-Performance CPU

Strix SCAR II is equipped with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core CPU, providing you 23% more performance over the previous generation. Intel Speed Shift and Turbo Boost technologies push the processor to speeds of up to 4GHz (four-core) and 3.9GHz (six-core) respectively. Intel Hyper-Threading enables up to 12 threads to handle every task quickly and efficiently, including simultaneous gaming, recording, and live-streaming.

Advanced Graphics

The latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics architecture offers the highest possible gaming performance, new gaming technologies, and unmatched VR experiences. Strix SCAR II features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs, packed with as many as 2048 CUDA® cores and the highest boost-clock speed of 1645MHz - 1.4x that of the previous generation! GeForce GTX 10-Series graphic cards also support Microsoft® DirectX® 12, enabling the newest visual effects and rendering techniques for gaming experiences that are more realistic than ever before.

Powerful Memory

With up to 32GB of high-performance DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel RAM, Strix SCAR II has more than enough bandwidth to run the latest games smoothly, while at the same time consuming less energy.

Lightning-Fast SSD

Strix SCAR II is fitted with an ultra-responsive M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 SSD with up to 512GB of storage for your favorite games. It loads them at warp speed and offers superfast access to the rest of your data, so everything you do feels fast and smooth.

Stay Cool Under Fire

The HyperCool Pro thermal system has a host of features to help Strix SCAR II get the most out of its GPU and CPU. There's an extended cooling plate to spread heat evenly, and two high-performance 12V fans that deliver stronger airflow and increase air pressure to ensure a stable system even under heavy loads. HyperCool Pro also includes the patented Anti-Dust Cooling system that expels dust particles and dirt to improve system reliability and durability.

* Specifications may vary according to configuration.

Upgraded 12V High Performance Fans with More Blades

Strix SCAR II has two upgraded high-performance fans with 71 liquid-crystal-polymer (LCP) fan blades - 20% more than its predecessor - for improved cooling. Compared to regular 5V fans, they spin 20% faster, improve airflow by up to 42.5%, and increase air pressure by up to 92%.

* Specifications may vary according to configuration.

Extended Cladding For Even Cooling

The unique heat-pipe design includes an extended cladding plate that soaks up heat from the CPU and GPU, and distributes it evenly to avoid thermal throttling. This keeps chipset power components below 90°C - increasing system reliability and lifespan.

* Specifications may vary according to configuration.

Anti-Dust Cooling System

The Anti-Dust Cooling system is a patented centrifugal fan module with two anti-dust tunnels. It works on the principle of centrifugal force, which acts on any object moving in a circular path, pushing it away from the center from which it is moving. Dust particles and dirt in the fan module are blown along the fan walls, and eventually expelled out of the chassis through the anti-dust tunnels. This prevents buildup on the heatsink fins and improves dust removal rate. Dust accumulation on the heatsink often results in compromised cooling performance. The Anti-Dust Cooling system delivers the cooling Strix SCAR II requires for heated gaming marathons. Fan noise also decreases since the fans aren't overworked.

Ultrathin Fin Design

The special copper cooling fins used in Strix Scar II are just 0.1mm thin - half the thickness of regular fins. Narrower fins allow for more of them to be used in the cooling module; this increases the surface area for heat dissipation by up to 10%, while at the same time reducing air resistance by 7%.

* Specifications vary according to model.

Trapezoid-Cut Lid

When opened, normal laptop lids block airflow out the back which could, in some instances, cause overheating. The innovative and patented trapezoid-cut on Strix Scar II avoids this problem, and improves thermal efficiency by up to 27% over traditional designs.

HyperFan

The HyperFan app, accessible by pressing FN + F5 or via the Armoury Crate hotkey, can be used to select five different fan settings. There's a default Windows fan settings mode, and a Manual mode for users to individually adjust the speed of the dedicated GPU and CPU fans. The remaining three modes help balance fan performance and noise level: Turbo mode provides the fastest fan speed to fully exploit the power of Strix SCAR II during intense gaming. Silent mode curbs fan speed and power consumption for less demanding tasks. A balanced mode delivers stable fan performance at a moderate noise level.

* 15-inch models are preinstalled with ROG Gaming Center and Fan Overboost. 17-inch models are preinstalled with Armoury Crate and HyperFan.

Set Your Sights on an Upgrade

The margin between victory and defeat can be measured in fractions of a second. Strix SCAR II features an IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response time for supersmooth visuals with little or no motion blur. The 300cd/m2 panel ensures 20%-brighter visuals compared to low-end IPS panels.

Action-Packed Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality

VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and 1070 Series graphics put you right in the middle of the action. Explore immersive digital battlefields in smooth, low-latency, and stutter-free VR. Strix SCAR II is also certified by Microsoft for Windows Mixed Reality applications.

* GeForce® GTX 1060 or better is required for smooth VR experiences.

RangeBoost for Zero-Dead-Spot Wi-Fi Connection

ROG Strix gaming laptops are the first in the world to feature multi-antenna Wi-Fi for 30% more range, higher Wi-Fi throughput, and fewer connection drops. Patented ROG RangeBoost technology combines four antennas located at the back and front of the machine with a unique algorithm that constantly scans and selects the best pair of antennas able to cover each other's dead spots, resulting in the strongest possible signal. The latest Intel® 802.11ac (2x2) Gigabit Wi-Fi standard delivers speeds of up to 1.7Gbps - twice that of 802.11ac 2x2 and 12x that of 802.11b/g/n!

Absolute Precision with HyperStrike Pro Technology

A revised keyboard with HyperStrike Pro technology puts decisive control at your fingertips. It features a desktop-inspired layout, four hotkeys, customizable RGB backlighting across four zones, a highlighted WASD key group with transparent key caps, and ergonomic 0.25mm-deep keycap curves for more comfortable typing. Exclusive ROG Overstroke technology enables earlier key actuation and a longer overstroke distance for fast, accurate and effortless keystrokes that increase your actions per minute. N-key rollover technology ensures multiple simultaneous keystrokes are instantly logged, while anti-ghosting ensures no false commands are registered - so you're in full control when precision is needed. With a lifespan of 20 million key presses, SCAR II has one of the most durable keyboards to be found in a laptop - double that of the current industry standard.

A Keyboard Made for Gaming

The new layout follows the design of the best desktop-gaming keyboards. That means the entire keyboard module is now designed for the way your fingers are used to playing, with gaps between the function keys for easier identification (1), and isolated arrow keys for the most accurate fingertip control (2). The Space bar has also been extended and reshaped for more comfort and fewer misses (3) - giving you the most accurate fingertip control.

Fast and Smooth Keystrokes

ROG Overstroke technology ensures each key is perfectly calibrated to require just 62 gram-force (gf) for actuation. Keystrokes are registered early, accurately and with extended over-stroke distance - and that means faster and smoother control.

Gaming Hotkeys

Four gaming hotkeys sit isolated above the keyboard for quick access to the volume and mic mute controls, and Armoury Crate or ROG Gaming Center. They're carefully spaced to avoid accidental presses, and feature unique keycaps for easy identification by touch. Beneath them sits a full array of secondary function keys (F1 to F12). They're strategically placed and grouped in fours, so you'll intuitively know where each key is so you can stay focused on the action.

* 15-inch models are preinstalled with ROG Gaming Center. 17-inch models are preinstalled with Armoury Crate.

Aura Sync for Ultimate Personalization

Aura Sync technology gives your entire gaming setup a consistent look and feel. Match the colors of the ROG logo, keyboard and light bar on Strix SCAR II with Aura Sync-supported gaming mice, headsets, and other peripherals. The full spectrum of colors and seven different lighting modes can be easily accessed via the Aura control panel.

Side-Firing Speakers for Improved Situational Awareness

Strix SCAR II delivers clearer, louder, and more accurate audio via powerful side-firing speakers that immerse you in sound. Even the slightest sounds can be heard, so you'll know where an enemy is approaching from. Smart-amplifier technology monitors audio output and makes real-time adjustments, so you can pump up the volume without worrying about damaging the cones - and that makes output up to 200% louder than before, with increased dynamic range and bass. Sonic Studio III provides high quality in-game audio, surround sound for your headphones, as well as improved streaming and audio recording for perfect voice pickup and noise reduction. Every little advantage aids your march to victory - and Strix SCAR II ensures you hear every precise audio cue!

Armoury Crate

To ensure the very best gaming experience, we've redesigned the Gaming Center control panel. The all-new Armoury Crate utility has a simpler interface that allows you to control and monitor system setting and performance more easily than ever before. Changing system profiles and fan speeds takes only a couple of clicks. You can even save up to four profiles that automatically load specific settings for different games. Link Armoury Crate to your mobile device by simply scanning a QR code, putting complete control in your hand.

* 15-inch models are preinstalled with ROG Gaming Center. 17-inch models are preinstalled with Armoury Crate.

Quick-Access Gaming Connections

With one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (USB-C™), one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and up to three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, Strix SCAR II makes connecting to the latest gaming peripherals a cinch. HDMI 2.0 supports 4K UHD output at up to 60Hz for supersmooth gaming, or enjoy 4K UHD content from Netflix or Amazon Prime on your large flat screen TV. Mini DisplayPort 1.2 supports 4K UHD output at up to 75Hz, and ensures compatibility with G-SYNC-enabled monitors.

* Specifications vary according to model.

Specifications

Make and Model Asus ROG STRIX Scar II GL704GM Gaming Laptop
Part Number GL704GM-DH74
   
Operating System Windows® 10 Home, 64-bit
Chipset N/A
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 2.2GHz Hexa Core Processor w/ 4.1GHz Turbo, 12 Threads, 9MB L3 Cache, 14nm, 45W
Memory 16GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM, dual slot
32GB max. (2x 16GB)
Display 17.3in Full HD (1920x1080) IPS 144Hz, 3ms, 72% NTSC display
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 w/ 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
   
Storage 1 x 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD
1 x 1TB 7,200 RPM HDD
Optical Drive N/A
Card Reader SD Card Reader
   
Audio 2 x 3.5W speakers w/ Smart AMP technology
Integrated dual array microphones
   
Web Camera HD 720p Web Camera
   
Ethernet 1x RJ45 Gigabit port
Wireless LAN Intel® 802.11 ac (2x2) Gigabit Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Bluetooth® v5.0
   
Keyboard Aura Sync RGB backlit chiclet keyboard
w/ WASD Keys for Gamers
Touch Pad Multi Touch
   
Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 port
3 x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 ports
1 x HDMI v2.0 port
1 x mini DisplayPort v1.2 port
1 x RJ45 Gigabit LAN jack
1 x 3.5mm Combo Mic / Headphone Audio combo jack
1 x SD Card Reader
   
Power 180W External AC power adapter
Battery 4-cell, 66Whr Lithium Polymer battery
   
Dimensions (WxHxD) 39.98 x 2.49~2.64 x 27.35 cm
Weight 2.9kg