ROG:REDEFINE 2019 | Asus ROG Strix Scar III and Hero III feature the Core i9-9980H and NVIDIA RTX 2070 along with an exclusive ROG Keystone secret drive
Just like their previous iterations, the Asus ROG Strix Scar III and Hero III are twin laptops with distinctions between aren't too obvious. Still, Asus positions the Hero III for MOBA gamers while the Scar III is greared towards FPS players. Outwardly, the Scar III sports a Gunmetal Grey finish with a subtle carbon-weave styling on the inner deck while the Hero III has Midnight Black finish and a stealthy cyber-text pattern on the interior.
Both the Strix Scar III and the Strix Hero III sport RGB lighting at the base that sync with the ROG logo lighting on the lid. Versions with four-zone RGB keyboard lighting and transparent WASD key caps are also available. Asus has collaborated with BMW Designworks Group to craft artful designs on the laptop. One of the outcomes of this collaboration is the ROG Keystone. The ROG Keystone is an NFC-enabled device that can store Armoury Crate information and also carries a Shadow Drive that can hold encrypted data. Keystone is also slated to get additional functionality in the future.
The ROG Strix Scar III and Hero III are powered by the 9th gen 8C/16T Intel Core i9-9980H CPU and offer GPU options up to the RTX 2070 that can be boosted up to 1,540 MHz at 115 W. Asus's improved cooling system enables up to 17% improved airflow for sustained performance under load. You also get options of 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch displays and a choice of 144 Hz or 240 Hz panels (15.6-inch). All panels offer 3 ms G-to-G response time and thin bezels. Up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM can be configured along with M.2 NVMe SSD and SSHD options.
Connectivity options abound with a host of USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.0, and wireless AC with Asus RangeBoost. Both the Strix Hero III and Scar III are available now with various pricing and configuration options depending on the region.
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