The Taiwanese manufacturer is making screens with a particularly high refresh rate and a particularly colorful look to its new base
Launch of the first hexagonal processors ever for computers Mobile Earlier this year, a wave of performances of updated and shiny gaming models dragged on - and it seems that this trend continues even now at the Computex exhibition with a second wave of products, although no new hardware has been added to the market at this stage. This attack is led by theROG Strix Scar II andROG Strix Hero II.
The new models are heirs to be upgraded to computers unveiled exactly a year ago, with features almost identical to each other - with the Scar II aimed primarily at action game enthusiasts, while the Hero II is designed to enchant MOBA game addicts.
In an interesting metal shell weighing 2.4 kilograms, with brushed finish and colored LED lighting in the corners, an "IPS-like" display panel (probably AHVA type, made by AU Optronics) of 15.6 and FullHD resolution will be offered, 100 coverage of the sRGB array and maximum display rate Of 144 run by default in Scar, or with a choice between 60 and Hz to 144 running in Hero. More on mobile devices you will find Core i5 8300H processors or Core i7 8750H hexagons, memory DDR4 Up to 32 GB, storage Consisting of a fast NVMe drive with a capacity of up to 512 GB, a terabyte hybrid drive and another standard terabyte mechanical drive - as well as a video card of the type GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of GDDR5 or GeForce GTX 1070 as an option on the Scar models.
The new models will offer keyboards with built-in color backlighting and support for the Aura Sync synchronization application, an impressive 1.8 millimeter depth, an audio array with a pair of 3.5 watts each, and a new generation-based Wi-Fi 802.11ac Intel, Bluetooth connectivity, 5.0 system Windows 10 in the Home or Pro version, modern 3.1 USB connections in the Type-A and Type-C interface (no Thunderbolt 3, unfortunately) and more. And the prices? From 1,700 to Strix Hero II, and $ 2,000 to Strix Scar II.
Very expensive - and maybe even too expensive? We hope that the launch will at least promote a reduction in the price of the first generation of laptops of the same name, which continues to be quite relevant alongside its successors. Think differently? Let's talk about it in the comments.