ASUS has a few new additions to their existing line-up of ROG gaming laptops and looks like the two new devices are here to break all records.
The two brand new gaming laptops – Strix Scar 17 Special Edition and ROG Flow X16 are here to transform the process of premium power in a portable design. Both of the models stand out in terms of design, processing power and gameplay.
Let us explore more on them.
Strix Scar 17 Special Edition
The ROG Strix Scar 2022 was a recent introduction in the beginning of 2022 that garnered immense popularity among the consumers. Working on the existing model, the brand-new Strix Scar 17 brings on better performance with a much more refined design.
Here’s what you need to know about the specifications:
Powered by the latest 12th Gen. Intel Core i9-12950HX processor, the Strix SCAR 17 supports AAA gaming with multithreaded performance. The model is also backed with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU with 175W Dynamic Boost that optimizes gaming power with real-time ray tracing, DLSS and Adaptive-Sync support.
While on the subject of Adaptive Syn, the Strix Scar 17 features Dolby Vision with 3ms overdrive response time for superior refresh rate that enables users to live through each frame in the game.
The display panel is further equipped with 1080p screen resolution and 360Hz refresh rate or with another option with 1440p screen resolution and 240Hz refresh rate. Both of these variants feature lightning-fast display.
ASUS hasn’t shied away from the storage and memory configurations, integrating it with PCIe SSD storage and up to 64GB RAM configuration. The model is backed with an MUX switch that further contributes to peak gaming performance.
As for connectivity performance, the Strix SCAR 17 is backed with 2.5G Ethernet port with the latest Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity options. Coming to the I/O ports, the model includes USB Type-C ports, Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI 2.1 port for the ultimate connectivity and data transfer.
Adaptive thermal solutions
ASUS has also improved the thermal solutions in the model featuring the exclusive Thermal Grizzly’s Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal for managing the processing power of the CPU and GPU.
The ultra-high thermal performance reduces the temperature by 15-degrees, which is a lot more compared to the staple thermal pastes available in other models.
The SCAR 17 Special Edition is also equipped with a vapor chamber that covers up to 48.8% of the hardware, tending to critical power delivery components in the model. The vapor chamber design in this model is made in a way to dissipate the heat evenly across the device, further adding to the comfortable user experience.
ROG Flow X16
The next device in the list of latest introductions by ASUS is the ROG Flow X16. This thin and lightweight convertible gaming laptop is ideal for the gamer who are consistently on the go. Besides the portal design, the model is backed with the Nebula HDR display that redefines how you play games.
The Flow X16 is a culmination of cutting-edge components in a thin and lightweight design. Featuring a 16” HDR display panel, the model is powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and up to RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU that competes to the best gaming experience.
Besides the configurability of the processing power, the gaming laptop is backed by up to 64GB DDR5 RAM configuration with upgradeable 2TB SSD storage configuration.
Also, this isn’t the first model in the Flow X series, but brings along the same level (if not better) of portability and user experience that isn’t easily accessible across other models.
Featuring a built-in keyboard and a flexible 360-degree hinge design, the Flow X16 supports ergonomic usage, seamless video conferencing experience and maximized airflow in a touch-compatible model.
Besides all the features, the Nebula HDR display is no doubt one of the standout functionalities. Featuring a 100% DCI-P3 color space and Pantone-validated display, the display features 3ms overdrive response with 512 mini-LED dimming zones.
The first device that came out with the Nebula HDR display was Zephyrus Duo 16 and has since then revolutionized visual performance in a device.
Coming to the thermal solutions in the Flow X16, the gaming laptop is integrated into a svelte frame and is backed with the new Frost Force Technology with the unique tri-fan design with an extra auxiliary fan that ensures optimal heat dissipation for optimized performance experience.
The model is also backed with the new Pulsar Heatsink that features ultra-thin copper cooling fins for the ultimate cooling solutions without any roadblocks along the way.
Pricing and Availability
Currently, there are no information about the pricing and availability of both the upcoming gaming laptops yet.