Review 117: 23.03.2021 at 00:00 am
Let’s get familiar to the Scar II GL504 and GL 704 devices from Asus.
Asus released two ROG Strix Scar II devices, These devices come with RTX cards from nVidia. These cards support Ray Tracing technology which offers effects and light reflection to get natural effects. It also support AI’s DLSS, which renders photos to get a smoother performance during gaming.
These laptops come with Intel 8th generation CPUs. These CPUs offer more cores and better performance compared to previous generations. These laptops are ROG Strix Scar II GL504GW, and GL704GW. It comes with unique design. You’ll notice is divided into two parts.
The laptops are thin despite the high performance they offer. The back of the device is made from metal with Asus ROG logo with Auro RGB. Half of the keyboard area comes with navy color, and at the end of the device there is a Auro RGB customizable strip.
In general, the design is directed to gamers and especially, first shooter gamers. The laptops have the Hyperstrike Pro keyboard with customizable Auro RGB support. The W A S D buttons are transparent for easy reach.
These laptops support the HyperCool Pro cooling technology. There are 2 12v fans with multiple cooling pipes for heat dispersion for better CPU and GPU performance. The cooling system is dust resistant, meaning the cooling performance will be steady.
The GL504GW laptop comes with 15.6 screen, while the GL704GW comes with a 17.3 screen.
The screen is IPS FHD panel with 144Hz frequency and 3mm latency. By the way, the screen have slim bezels and occupy 80% of the front of the device. The CPU inside the is the i7 8750H with 6 cores and 12 threads.
The frequency is 2.2GHz and reaches up to 4.1GHz with turbo boost technology. The GPU is Nvidia RTX 2070 with 8GB GDDR6 RAM. The card is based on Turning architecture, which offers Ray Tracing technology and AI DLSS technology. The RAM on the device is 16GB DDR4 with 2666MHz frequency. These laptops comes two hard disks; the first one is SSHD with 1TB of storage, the second one is SSD M.2 NVMe with 256GB of storage.
These boots support Range Boost technology, which covers 30% more of WiFi signal. They also support Gigabit WiFi with speeds up to 1.7GBps. It also supports Bluetooth. The devices have two 1w speakers, They also support Sonic Studio 3 technology, where you can adjust the sound and choose different modes.
You can also customize the mic. The GL504 has a USB 3.1 gen 2 Typc-C, 2 USB 3.1 gen 1, USB 3.1 gen 2, 1 mini DP 1.2, HDMI 2.0, ethernet port, SD card reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The GL704 version has USB 3.1 gen 2 Type-C, 3 USB 3.1 gen 2 ports, mini DP 1.2 port, HDMI 2.0 port, 2 ethernet ports, SD card reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The battery lasts from 2 to 3 hours or regular usage. And with gaming, it lasts up to 1.5 hours. To get the best performance, you should keep the device charged and plugged. The device supports Auro Sync technology from Asus. This technology connect supported devices to these laptops for color unification.
They also support Armor app, which offers customization of the Aura RGB colors. You can also connect your phone using this app. It is compatible with Android and iOS.
The devices run WIndows 10 Home 64-bit, The RTX 2070 provides great performance. We’ve tested these devices with different games.
For example, Fortnite performance is really good. RTX offers Ray Tracing technology on the Battlefield V. You can then decide if this device is suitable for you. We’ve used 3DMark app to test the performance. The results are shown here, It is up to you to decide.
The price difference between both devices isn’t huge. It is up to you to go with the smaller or bigger screen.
But will the battery life suits you or not?
But if you keep it plugged, the performance will be better and you will enjoy it and get the best out of the RTX 2070 card. The price of the GL504 laptop is Approximately 2478 USD.
The GL704GW price is approximately 2585 USD.
The build quality is great on these devices. The hardware is great and the performance is also great, especially with the RTX 2070 card, which will enable the 144Hz screen frequency.
WiFi performance is better and data transfer speed is high.
The Armoury app is still Beta. Let’s hope with updates, the performance will be better. Fan noise in some games is somehow high.
The battery life is not great too if you think of buying a device with a long lasting battery. This is my review of these laptops. This is the end of this review.
See you soon guys…⏳😜
These laptops come with Intel 8th gen CPUs, which provide better performance than previous generations.