ASUS has officially announced that they are expanding the Scar II lineup with a 17-inch version under the name GL704. Like the original Scar II before it, the new GL704 sports NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics and the latest Intel 8th generation Coffee Lake processor.

Instead of a 15.7-inch display, the ASUS Strix Scar II GL704 sports a 17.3-inch 144Hz screen with a 3ms response time as well as 72% NTSC. ASUS has also decreased the bezel size on the GL704 with the screen now having only 7.05mm borders, which ASUS claims is 50% narrower compared to competing 17-inch laptops in the market.

Almost everything, however, stays the same. Inside the GL704 is a Intel Core i7-8750H processor that can boost up to 3.9GHz from its base clock 2.2GHz. The GPU is a reasonable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.

The GL704 can be specced to have up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM at clock speeds of 2666MHz. Files and games can be stored in a 256GB NVMe SSD and a 1TB SATA FireCuda SSHD.

Alongside the announcement of the GL704 is the implementation of the ROG Armoury Crate. Soon to replace the gaming center, the ROG Armoury Crate will act as a one-stop software that will unify the ROG platform with all the controls and lighting settings for games and applications.

ASUS ROG Strix Scar II
CPU Intel Core i7-8750H
OS Windows 10 Home
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
RAM Up to 16GB 2666MHz DDR4
Display 17.3-inch IPS, 144Hz, 3ms, 1920 x 1080, 72% sRGB
Storage 256GB NVMe SSD / 1TB FireCuda SSHD
I/O Ports 3.5mm combo jack, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, RJ-45, HDMI 2.0, SD Card Reader, Kensington Lock
Audio 2x 4.0W speakers with smart amplifier
Connection Ethernet, WiFi
Weight 2.9kg

ASUS has not announced the price yet for the Strix Scar II GL704. The notebook, however, will be available in the market sometime in September 2018.

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