Asus Strix Scar II GL704GV-EV052T
Reviews for the Asus Strix Scar II GL704GV-EV052T
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar II is a great gaming laptop which delivers fast and powerful performance. Aside from its solid and premium build, it is also very stylish and beautiful thanks to its RGB lighting on the logo, keyboard, and the LED strip down at the bottom part of the chassis. Gamers, especially people who are into first-person shooter games, will definitely love this gaming laptop since it has a 144hz refresh rate display with 3ms response time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2019
We’ve already gone through our first impressions of the SCAR II in an earlier hands-on, so today’s article will basically be talking about the performance of the ASUS ROG Strix GL704GV SCAR II as it relates to synthetic benchmarks and gaming. To catch you up if you’re not a fan of back reading, the ASUS ROG Strix GL704GV SCAR II is a refreshed version of the same notebook released by ASUS last year, sporting NVIDIA’s new Turing-equipped RTX 2060 GPU. While only the GPU was changed from last year’s model, the ASUS ROG Strix GL704GV SCAR II feels like a different beast performance-wise, easily beating Max-Q equipped GTX 1070 notebooks in the same class.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2019
After NVIDIA announced that their new Turing-powered RTX GPUs were coming to notebooks, it was only a matter of time before one landed in our laps. And unsurprisingly, the first RTX-powered notebook in our hands this year comes from ASUS. The newly refreshed ROG Strix GL704GV SCAR II looks quite familiar to the notebook we reviewed a few months ago, though inside it beats quite a different beast.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2019
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Positive: High gaming performance; elegant design; excellent display; good speakers. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2019
Model: The Asus Strix Scar ll GL704 is a very thin 17-inch laptop that weighs only about 2.9 kg. Now, 17-inch laptops actually provide gamers one of the best gaming experiences, due to the big display and thermals, as users are able to get the maximum at GPU and CPU, majority of the time, running at 45 watts. The laptop comes with an Intel Core i7-8750H, with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics adapter and 256 GB NVMe storage. Users do have the option to open the laptop up and replace the m.2 SSD, upgrade the RAM and replace the hard drive with an SSD. Now, the most attractive feature of the Asus Strix Scar II is its excellent display, as Asus makes the best displays when it comes to gaming laptops. The display is a 144 Hertz, 3 millisecond response IPS panel, which is fantastic, because usually IPS panels have around 5 millisecond response, so the laptop has one of the fastest IPS gaming panel any gamers can get their hands on.
When it comes to bezels, the laptop has a very thin bezel, and as mentioned earlier, it is 144 Hertz, 17.3 inch. Now, the device has a RTX 2060, meaning usually users are able to play any game at 60 frames per second in high or ultra-settings. But, the laptop only has a display of 144 Hertz, hence for users to be able to play games at 60 frames per second, users would have to set their settings to medium instead of high or ultra. The laptop has a low profile chaklis style keyboard. It is LED RGB backlit. Another thing that makes the gaming laptop stand out is the WASD keys are different compared to the rest and an RGB lighting strip that goes down across the front of the laptop. Regarding the interfaces, on the left side of the laptop, users will be able to find a power adapter, RJ45 for connectivity, a mini DisplayPort, HDMI, three USB 3.1 ports and 3.5-millimeter connections for audio. On the right side of the device, there is an SD card reader, the USB type-C connector for Thunderbolt and another USB 3.1 port. As for the rear end of the laptop, there are no connectivity, as it is mainly for ventilation. The device weighs about 2.81 kg (6.19 pounds), which is considered an excellent weight for a 17-inch laptop. The Asus Strix Scar II is a gaming laptop that is relatively noisy and loud, but the laptop does not throttle or overheat. It is very powerful when it comes to performance and has one of the best gaming displays in the market.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
The Asus Strix Scar II GL704GV-EV052T is a gaming laptop with high performing hardware. The laptop has many customizable LED lighting everywhere on the laptop. The Aura Sync technology gives the entire gaming setup a consistent look and feel. It can 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. In addition to an 8th generation Intel Core processor with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, it now includes all-new Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-Series GPUs with up to 8 GB of VRAM and support for incredibly photorealistic graphics thanks to real-time ray tracing technology and AI-enhanced image processing. Storage is fast and plentiful with a 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD and a 1TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD. There is a VR-ready Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics that put users right in the middle of the action. Users can explore immersive digital battlefields in smooth, low-latency, and stutter-free VR. To give a maximum advantage in combat, Strix SCAR II features the world’s first 144 Hz super-narrow-bezel display with a 3 ms GTG response time, which is a must-have for hardcore gamers and esports players. The new design also results in a less distracting frame, allowing for a more compact body that’s narrower and lighter than its predecessor.
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 12 V 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. A revised keyboard with HyperStrike Pro technology puts decisive control at the 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 0.25-mm-deep keycap curves for more comfortable typing. 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 2.0b supports 4K UHD high dynamic range (HDR) output at up to 60 Hz for super smooth gaming or enjoy 4K UHD content from Netflix or Amazon Prime on a large flat screen TV. Mini DisplayPort 1.4 supports 4K UHD output at up to 75 Hz and ensures compatibility with G-SYNC-enabled monitors. As a conclusion, the Asus Strix Scar II GL704GV-EV052T is a slimmer gaming laptop compared to its predecessor, with updated specifications to feature the latest hardware. It is targeted to gamers who are looking to get a high-end performing laptop for gaming on the go.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates.
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.
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).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.