Asus ROG Strix Scar II (GL704GM) Laptop Review

January 24, 2023
David Sunnyside

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The Asus ROG Strix Scar II (GL704GM) is a high-end gaming laptop that has a lot to offer, especially in terms of performance. It is built with an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, a GTX 1070 GPU, and a 17-inch display.

For starters, the GL704GM's design is striking. The chassis is made from brushed, dark gray aluminum, and features a bright RGB strip on the lid.

This laptop also comes with a 17.3-inch, 1080p IPS display. It has a 3ms response time, which should help you keep your hands on the keyboard while playing a competitive game. However, the panel is dim compared to the category average of 294 nits, and it's not as bright as some of the competitors.

You get a hefty 16GB of RAM, which should be enough for extensive multitasking. This model is also armed with a 256GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive.

In addition, the laptop has a USB 3.1 port, a USB Type-C port, and a 2-in-1 card reader. The left side is crammed with a mini display port, RJ-45 port, and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports.

While the ROG Strix Scar II has a hefty price tag, it isn't a bad choice for gamers looking for a great laptop. Although it doesn't have a stellar design or audio quality, it's powerful enough to handle most modern games, and its thin-bezel design extends to a bigger screen.

On the positive side, the Strix Scar II has a powerful GPU, a great display, and plenty of ports. But the keyboard and battery life don't hold up to the competition.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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