Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW
ASUS is one of the first manufacturers to update its gaming laptops with Nvidia RTX GPUs. The GL704 is one such model and is one of the most compact 17-inch gaming laptops on the market. Read on to see what, if any, performance boost the RTX 2070 brings and how it affects cooling.
If we were to overlook the entirety of options available for those looking for a gaming laptop and just concentrated on the ASUS ROG branding the question you have to ask is does this stand out from the pack?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2019
Source: Laptop Media
Despite the controversial results in the gaming tests ASUS ROG GL704 (SCAR II / HERO II) is certainly an incredible device. We are happy to see how manufacturers find ways to put extremely powerful hardware in ever so smaller form factor. In the past, when one would hear about a GeForce GTX 1070 on a laptop, one would imagine Acer Predator 17, Alienware 17 or even MSI Titan. However, lately things have changed and we see more powerful Razer laptops, as well as MSI’s GS75 and ASUS’s own Zephyrus line-up. In order to compete with them, ASUS had to upgrade their ROG line-up as well. This resulted in the GL704, which is somewhere on the balance point between gaming ultrabooks and monsterbooks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2019
Source: PCtipp.ch DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Computer Totaal NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent display; comfortable keyboard; high mobility. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2019
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower. The refresh version in April 2020 bears the same name, but is slightly higher clocked.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
i7-8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
78.53%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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