In India, we currently have a good selection of gaming laptops with Nvidia's latest GeForce RTX GPUs. We just recently tested our first laptop with a GeForce RTX 2060 — the Dell G7 15 7590 — and it's now time to take a look at another one from Asus, called the ROG Strix Scar II (GL504GV).
The Asus ROG Strix Scar II (GL504GV) is a high-end gaming laptop, with a flash design thanks to lots of RGB LEDs. The laptop is fairly heavy at 2.4kg but its dimensions are quite compact thanks to the narrow bezels around the display. The ports are well spaced and easy to get to as well. the keyboard supports 4-zone RGB backlighting and there's even a RGB strip on the front of the laptop which can be customised.
It has a 15.6-inch, full-HD IPS panel with a 3ms response time and a 144Hz refresh rate. The ROG Strix Scar II is available with either an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 or an RTX 2070. The CPU is an Intel Core i7-8750H hexa-core chip, and you get 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB FireCuda SSHD and a PCIe NVME 256GB SSD. Windows 10 comes preinstalled, along with the Armoury Crate app from Asus, for controlling the lighting and monitor temperatures.
Expectedly, the Asus ROG Strix Scar II had no trouble handling ordinary Windows 10 tasks. The laptop runs cool and quiet when you're not gaming or doing anything CPU-intensive.The ROG Strix Scar II does a very good job in games, and one of the reasons for this, besides having a fast SSD, is the overclocked RTX 2060.
Battery life is one area in which this laptop falls flat. With actual usage, even in the ‘Power Saver' mode, the best we could achieve was a little over two hours.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL504GV-ES019T Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Intel Core i7, Black, 15.6 inch)||₹ 164,990|
Asus ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GV) price in India starts from ₹ 164,990. The lowest price of Asus ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GV) is ₹ 164,990 at Flipkart on 28th May 2020.
|Model||ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GV)|
|Model Name||ROG Strix SCAR II|
|Dimensions (mm)||26.00 x 361.00 x 262.00|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8750H|
|Base Clock Speed||2.2 GHz|
|Burst Clock Speed||3.9 GHz|
|Graphics Processor||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060|
|Dedicated Graphic Memory||6GB|
|Dedicated Graphic Memory Type||GDDR6|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n/ac|
|Number of USB Ports||4|
|USB Ports||2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type A), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type C)|
|Multi Card Slot||SDXC Card Reader|
|Headphone and Mic Combo Jack||Yes|