Asus announced two new updates to its ROG Strix II line of gaming laptops today. The devices are called the Asus ROG Strix Hero II and Scar II, and they both have 144Hz displays with minimal bezels. The company also added a 15.6 inch 1080p panel on the laptops adding just a little bit of extra value to them. They’re priced at $1699 and $1999, respectively, and will be sold through Amazon and Newegg.
Additionally, both the laptops have sturdy metal cases and run on the Intel Core i7-8750H processor, along with LED lightbars with Asus’ AuraSync support. However, while the the Hero has the Nvidia GTX 1060 Max-Q GPU, the Scar uses the GTX 1060 or the GTX1070 Max-Q, depending on your choice.
In terms of design, the Scar has more military looks, with the WASD keys highlighted on the keyboard. On the other hand, you get a cyberpunk look with the Hero, with the QWER keys being highlighted on it. They have 12 volt fans, which Asus claims can bring 42.5 percent higher airflow and increase air pressure by 92 percent.