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Asus ROG Strix unleashes the new Scar II and Hero II

The Scar II and Hero II are gaming laptops for FPS and MOBA enthusiasts respectively.

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Asus ROG Strix Scar II

The Asus ROG Strix Scar II takes aim at first person shooter (FPS) gamers, sporting a 144Hz display with a 3ms response time. Other specs include an Intel 8th generation Coffee Lake Core i7 processor, up to 32GB RAM and discrete graphics using Nvidia's GTX 1070. There's also a similar ROG Strix Hero II meant for multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) players, with the difference being the keyboard layout -- the Hero II has QWER highlighted instead. 

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Asus ROG Strix Scar II

With highlighted WASD keys, the Scar II is definitely meant for FPS gamers.

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Asus ROG Strix Scar II

The keyboard is backlit and can be customized to your favorite colors. 

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Asus ROG Strix Scar II

You probably won't use the trackpack for gaming, so it's smaller compared to other laptops. 

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Asus ROG Strix Scar II

The single USB port on the right feels like it's meant for your gaming mouse. 

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Asus ROG Strix Scar II

The Scar II's screen is narrower than last year's model. 

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Asus ROG Strix Scar II

What's a gaming laptop without bling lights?

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Asus ROG Strix Scar II

The rear cover features a cut out so that it doesn't block the air vents that keep the laptop cool. 

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Asus ROG Strix Scar II

The beautiful brushed metal back is gorgeous. 

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