This year’s CES may be virtual, but it's still the biggest tech event in the world and carries a massive influence over the next device you’ll be holding in your hands. Now more than ever, people have their eyes on technology and each day it becomes a bigger part of our lives.
One of the most anticipated pieces of tech comes from Asus: the ROG Strix Scar 17, with the world’s fastest laptop display.
This laptop is all about performance, specifically eSports, and truly leaves nothing to be desired. From impeccable and exciting aesthetics, to powerful internal specs, the Strix Scar 17 is an exemplary gaming machine.
The laptop is available with either a 17.3 or 15.6 inch display, each having different capabilities.
The 17-inch laptop boasts a 1920x1080-pixel display with a 3 ms response time, 360Hz refresh rate and 100% sRBG colour gamut coverage.
For those who desire higher resolution, Asus is also offering a 2560x1440-pixel display for the 15-inch model with the same response time, but only 165Hz refresh rate.
Internally, the Strix Scar 17 continues to wow. It features AMD Ryzen 7 5800H or Ryzen 9 5900HX processors and either Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 with 8GB VRAM or 3080 with 16GB VRAM GPUs depending on the model. Amazingly, the 17-inch model weighs 2.4 kg, only 100g more than the 15-inch version.
The outside of this powerhouse of a laptop is almost as impressive as the inside. The Strix Scar 17’s fierce aesthetic was inspired by athletic designs and features a sleek but striking appearance. What catches the eye first would be how slim this laptop is, due to higher screen-to-body ratios and less frame around the screen.
The outer shell features the classic ROG dot-matrix layout, but what’s truly unique is the RGB lighting which illuminates the logo, the front of the PC and the keys.
Even the feel of this laptop is optimized, such as the keyboard which includes a smooth surface that makes playing all the more enjoyable.
Speaking of the keyboard, Asus utilized an optical-mechanical keyboard, achieving a response time of only 0.2ms. Optical-mechanical keyboards use light to operate rather than a mechanical connection which avoids any performance degradation over time.
To prevent overheating from extended gaming sessions, Asus incorporated new 84-blade fans, liquid metal cooling and upgraded the whole cooling system to efficiently propel air out of the four vents while removing dust.
Overall this laptop offers immersive gaming to satisfy even the most intense gamers. Its slim design makes it hard to believe it has the world’s fastest display and contains such high-performance components.
The Strix Scar, recently unveiled at CES 2021 will surely be the new standard for eSport and PC gaming as a whole.