ASUS has basically refreshed all their gaming notebooks with Intel’s 8th generation Coffee Lake-H processors for notebooks, starting with Hero and Scar edition gaming notebooks.
These new variants of the Hero and Scar edition gaming notebooks can now come with an Intel Core i7-8850H, which is a 6-core processor. You can also deck out your notebook with up to 32GB of RAM, 512GB SSD paired with a 2TB HDD, and up to an NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPU.
Other changes include a better cooling fan with the previous 5V fan being replaced with a new 12V fan. The added air intake can also push more dust in to your notebook’s chassis. ASUS has resolved this problem with an anti-dust thermal tunnel that ejects the dust while air is circulating inside the chassis. If you want to stay silent and don’t really need extreme performance if you’re just working on spreadsheets, you can also activate Silent Mode to let the fans ramp down.
The new Hero and Scar also comes with improved displays. The Hero variant now comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 130% sRGB. The Scar edition, on the other hand, now comes with an even faster 144Hz display.
Here are the configurations that will be offered to consumers:
|Scar GL703GS-EP009T||17.0-inch, 1080p, IPS, 144Hz||i7-8750||16GB||GTX 1070 6GB||512GB SSD + 1TB HDD||PhP 139,995|
|Scar GL703GM-EP010T||17.0-inch, 1080p, IPS, 144Hz||i7-8750||16GB||GTX 1060 6GB||256GB SSD + 1TB HDD||PhP 109,995|
|Scar GL703GE-EQ001T||17.0-inch, 1080p, IPS, 120Hz||i7-8750||8GB||GTX 1050Ti 4GB||256GB SSD + 1TB HDD||PhP 84,995|
|Hero GL503GE-EN008T||15.6-inch, 1080p, IPS, 120Hz||i7-8750||8GB||GTX 1050Ti 4GB||256GB SSD + 1TB HDD||PhP 81,995|
|Scar GL503GE-EN007T||15.6-inch, 1080p, IPS, 120Hz||i7-8750||8GB||GTX 1050Ti 4GB||256GB SSD + 1TB HDD||PhP 81,995|
The GL503 Hero Edition and GL703 Scar Edition will be available on April 17, 2018.