Asus ROG Strix Scar II Gaming Laptop

welcome back to another review on my website. So, Asus has launched their RT x powered gaming laptops a couple of weeks ago and finally got my hands on one of them. This is a brand-new RTX Scar II gaming laptop. It’s a quite powerful laptop that comes with some awesome features, like it’s got a fun 44 hertz refresh rate with the three millisecond Ultra-fast response time display, powerful hardware, and also some of the features which I’ll tell you guys in this review. And also, it’s the first RT expert gaming laptop that I’ll be reviewing on my website. I’m pretty excited to see what this beast is capable of. So, let’s get started.

Asus Rog Strix Scar Ii



So the all new Strix card to RT x gaming laptop comes in this sort of box packing, you’ve got the Republic of Gamers logo on the front, and the model number of the laptop is GL Pfizer for gv this laptop comes in two variants, one with an RT x 2060 and the other high end model With an RT x 2017 GPU, the model we’ll be reviewing today in this video is the 2016 variant. Okay going to the back side we’ve got the specs of this product, let me show them to you. It comes in beautiful gunmetal color as a 15.6inch full HD IPS display is powered by Intel’s I 78750 head six core CPU RT x 2016 GPU has dual channel DDR for 16 GB ram and comes with the for sale 66watt hour battery.


So those are the specs of this gaming laptop. And let’s finally get started with the unboxing let’s open the box and check out the laptop. So, on opening the box we’ve got this card two at the top with the RG logo everywhere. Let me just take it out of the box. Oh man this thing is quite heavy. So, the laptop comes nicely packed in a cotton bag. So, here it is guys are brand new RG Strix car to gaming laptop. Oh my god this thing looks beautiful and based on 2.4 kgs in the hand, so before I show it to you in detail, let’s also see what else did we get in the box packing.

You’ve got a mini box here with the ROG logo, wonder what’s inside. Already got some paperwork, make sure to read them for full info on the product. A power adapter for charging the laptop. It’s a 19.5 volts 11.8 amps adapter and finally a mains card. So that’s it. These are all the items regarding the package. Let’s finally check out the laptop.


So, this is how the second gen RT x part RGS card looks like. The top layer has a premium two-tone design with a brushed aluminium finish and looks absolutely stunning. They’ve got the Republic of Gamers panning at the bottom and an RGB backlit illuminated RG logo here. The RGB lighting on it is fully customizable using Asus aura sync software. And this is how it looks from the side. You’ve got the arrow district’s branding and two big exhaust vents on both the sides to let the heat escape. That’s it. Now let me show you all the available connectivity ports on the laptop.

Asus Rog Strix Scar Ii Gaming Laptop

On the left side you’ve got a DC input, Ethernet port and MTP port, HDMI port, two USB 3.1 USB 3.1 type C, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a left channel speaker. On the front side you’ve got the Asus logo and a huge RGB LED light bar. Going to the right you’ve got the right channel speaker and SD card reader, USB 3.1 port and exhaust and finally a Kensington lock. So those are all available connectivity ports on the laptop.

Now let me tell you the bottom side. So, this is the bottom part looks like you’ve got the ROG logo here some info regarding the product, a lot of vents let the heat escape and some rubber foot pegs on all the corners. So that was our complete look on all the sides of the laptop and have to tell I really love the design of this product. It’s got premium gaming looks and the build quality is also top notch.

Now let me just open the laptop and show you how it looks on the inside. So, these are the Strix card two looks like it’s got the world’s first 144 hertz super narrow bezel display with an Ultra-fast three millisecond response time.


Now let me give you guys a closer look at the keyboard and talk about its features. The Origins car two features a four zone RGB backlit illuminated chiclet keyboard with desktop inspired designed to offer great comfort and easy identification of the keys. Its transparent highlighted W, S, D, A keys with hyper strike pro and overstrike technology for accurate detection and effortless gaming. The quality of the keys is very nice.

They feel tactile and clicky and also the keyboard comes with n key rollover as well as anti-ghosting features. I was very satisfied with this keyboard and the RGB lighting on it is also fully customizable using a source or a sink software.


Coming to the touchpad the quality of the touchpad is nice, it’s very smooth accurately detects all the gestures and face no dead zones anywhere. Also, what I really like about it is it offers two separate left and right click buttons which feel very nice and clicky. Let’s talk about the display quality.


Talking about the screen it’s got a 15.6inch full HD 10 ADP IPS display with very thin bezels on three sides, but the bottom bezel is a bit thick. You’ve got the ROG logo at the center, a webcam at the bottom right corner and some sensors beside that. Now let me show you the lower half. The lower half has a beautiful carbon fibre like pattern fit an overlay of camouflage design giving it a premium look and feel you’ve got the ROG logo at the bottom and RGB backlit keyboard made specially for gaming and the touchpad as I mention before that.

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The scar to has a 15.6inch full HD IPS display with hundred percent sRGB color gamut. And what makes it special for gaming is it supports an insanely high 144 hertz refresh rate with an Ultra-fast three millisecond response time. And based on my usage, I have to tell you, this is one of the finest display I’ve seen on a laptop. The display quality is absolutely gorgeous. The screen is bright sharp has a lot of detail. And the color accuracy is also very nice. The white balance is perfect and the dynamic range is also really good.

It’s got great detail in both shadow as well as highlight areas. The screen is also quite bright with around 300 nits of brightness and talking about the viewing angles. It’s good wide viewing angles and the picture. Looks saved no matter from where you view it. And one more good thing is it also has anti-glare coating on it to avoid unnecessary reflections or glare which can be quite distracting while gaming.

Audio Quality

Now let me tell you about the audio quality on its built-in speakers discard two stereo speakers, each of them can produce 3.5 watts of output and talking about the audio quality. The audio quality is good. The mids are crisp and clear you could clearly hear the dialogue with minimum distortion and the audio output also decently loud, better than most of the other gaming laptops I’ve reviewed in a while.


Let’s jump into the benchmarks. The Asus ROG Strix Scar II is powered by Intel’s I7 8750H has six core 12 thread Cpu clocked 3.9 gigahertz, an RT x 2060 GPU with six gigs of RAM on Geek bench four regard a single core score of around 4974 and a multi core score of 22,291. That’s a pretty impressive score and an open CL it got a score of around 2,01,170 nothing less expected from the RT x 2060. I’m very excited to see how this thing performs well gaming.

Gaming Performance

So, let’s get into the gaming section, we will be playing some graphic intensive AAA title games to finish this laptop to its limits. We will be playing all these games at 1080 at Ultra graphic settings. So first let’s start with Devil May Cry 5. And by the way, I’m playing all these games using my Xbox joystick. So just sit back grab your popcorn and enjoy the gameplay. Holy smokes a guy seen those buttery smooth frame rates. gaming on this laptop was so good that I could just keep on gaming for hours and hours. Like seriously guys, it was offering excellent gaming performance in DMC 5.

I was easily getting an average frame rate of around 120 frames per second at Ultra graphic settings. And I have to say gaming on this 140 hertz display looked absolutely gorgeous. Also, I haven’t two o’clock, the GPU, everything was running in stock. So that is a DMC 5 gameplay.

Now let’s play battlefield five and see how the laptop handle it. So, what I’ll do is play this game first with the XR off and then we’ll also play the game dx are enabled and check out the difference. All right before we start. we’re playing this game at 1080p 144 hertz, dx 12 is enable, raytracing is off, and rest all the options are set to ultra. Okay, now let’s play the game and see. Battlefield 5 is a very graphic intensive game and pushes the laptop to its limits. With Ultra graphic settings You got an average frame rate of around 70 to 80 frames per second and offers a buttery smooth gaming experience. I didn’t face any sort of lag or stutters at any point.

All right, now it’s time to play battlefield five with raytracing enabled. As you can see the XR is enabled and all the options are set to ultra. Now let’s play the game and see. Enabling dx are definitely impact on the performance. We are getting an average frame rate of around 55 frames per second, which is still a pretty solid frame rate. I was very satisfied with this laptops gaming performance, it’s a beast in this segment.


Again, talking about the heat, the laptop was definitely get not after some time, especially in the region about the keyboard, but don’t worry guys the scar two comes with a powerful dual fan cooling design with hyper cooled prosystem to keep things cool under heavy loads hyper fan definitely does its job, but it makes a lot of fan noise that can be a bit disturbing at times. But again, if you use headphones or plane, you won’t be able to notice.


Okay, now let me tell you about the battery. The Asus ROG Strix Scar II comes with the for sale, 66watt hour battery, but a beast like this with super high refresh rate and powerful hardware definitely takes a hit on the battery life. I would say the battery life is sort of average just like any other gaming laptop. If you use it for intense gaming in turbo mode with the brightness set to 70% then you’ll get only around 30 to 35 minutes of battery life. But other than gaming if you use it for stuff like browsing or streaming videos in balanced profile, then you get around three and a half to four hours of battery life.

Technical Specification


2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H 8th Gen processor


15.6-inch LED-backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 Narrow Bezel Display with Anti-Glare IPS-level Panel, 144Hz Refresh Rate, 3ms Response Time (GTG), 72 percent NTSC and 100 percent sRGB


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Graphics

Memory & Storage




SATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5’ hybrid HDD (FireCuda) with PCIE NVME 256GB M.2 SSD

Operating System

Windows 10 operating System


2.40kg laptop


Desktop inspired keyboard with Fast-actuating key | QWER highlighted keys | 4-Zone RGB Backlighting with AURA Sync |N-key rollover | 0.25mm curved keycaps | lifespan of 20 million key presses | 1.8mm Key Travel Distance

Cooling System

Self-Cleaning Anti-Dust Tunnels | Intelligent Dual-Fan Design | Upgraded 12V Fans with more Blades | Slim 0.1mm Thermal Fins | Innovative Trapezoid-Cut Lid

I/O Ports

  • 1x Type A USB 3.1 (Gen.2),
  • 1x Type C USB 3.1 (Gen.2),
  • 2x Type A USB 3.1 (Gen.1),
  • 1x Kensington Lock, 1x SD card reader,
  • 1x 3.5mm combo audio jack, 1x RJ-45 jack,
  • 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x Mini Display port support DP++


So that was my review on Asus ROG Strix Scar II RTX additional laptop. This is an amazing gaming laptop. The build quality is top notch love the RGB light I think especially that RGB light bar on the front has a beautiful display and offers excellent gaming performance even on the 2060 variant. The only few things I felt were the webcam was placed at an odd angle, and also there was no Thunderbolt three support on such an expensive laptop.

I don’t know why Asus didn’t include that. That’s it rest everything else was great. The pricing of the RGS car to RT x 2060 starts from 1,64,000 rupees, I’ll just leave a link to that in the below. You can check it out there. Well that was it for today.  

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