2018 Asus Computers Gaming News

Asus makes an even thinner gaming laptop with the ROG Zephyrus S

Asus has announced the ROG Zephyrus S, which is even thinner than last year’s original ROG Zephyrus.

Asus ROG Zephyrus S

The ROG Zephyrus S is just 14.95mm thin and it comes with the Intel Core i7-8750H CPU with the option for a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q or a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060.

The ROG Zephyrus S can be configured with up to 24GB of RAM, depending on which model you get. It also comes up to 1TB SSD.

The laptop comes with a 15.6-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. The body is made from all-metal along with a premium finish.

The ROG Zephyrus S also comes with Asus’ Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) which helps provide maximum airflow.

The keyboard on the ROG Zephyrus S has been designed to withstand 20 million presses with a 1.2mm travel. As for ports, the ROG Zephyrus S comes with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C port, USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-C port, HDMI 2.0 and 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports.

The ROG Zephyrus S will be available in September but no Canadian pricing has been announced.

Asus Strix Scar II (GL704)

Asus also announced the Strix Scar II (GL704) which is a gaming laptop that fits a 17.3-inch display in a 15.7-inch chassis that is under 400mm wide.

The body of the Strix Scar II (GL704) comes with a Kevlar and camouflage-textured design along with Asus’ Aura Sync RGB lighting, a desktop-style keyboard and a HyperCool Pro cooling system.

The Strix Scar II (GL704) comes with up to an Intel Core i7-8750H, Nvidia GTX 1060, up to 32GB of RAM and 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi.

As for ports, the Strix Scar II (GL704) comes with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 port, 1 HDMI 2.0 port, SD card reader, Ethernet jack and headphone jack.

The Strix Scar II (GL704) is also VR-ready and compatible with Windows Mixed Reality.

The Strix Scar II (GL704) will be available in September, no Canadian pricing has been announced.

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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