ASUS Strix II Review – The Fastest Gaming Laptop Screen

ASUS Strix II Review – The Fastest Gaming Laptop Screen

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Hey, how’s it going Dave 2d here? So this is the new second-generation ROG scar so the Strix g50 4GS this is the newly updated version of the Strix line The top surface is still metal, but it’s a little boxy err in shape now It just has some simple rounded corners with the brushed texture The big change though is the logo it can now change colors It used to be locked into that old-school gamer red color, which honestly was getting really stale now You can channel your inner rainbow and just let it rip the build quality and reliability of the Strix laptops I’ve always been pretty good I think that’s why they do so well on Amazon Like people buy them they use them for a while and they have a good experience with them So that’s why the ratings are so high. It is a predominantly plastic device So that’s the weird thing top panel is metal But the inside the bottom panel decides they’re all Polycarbonate but it’s really rigid Like there are laptops out there that use metal materials that don’t feel as sturdy as this the Strix laptops are built Well now new for this year is also a light strip upfront and I really like this thing it’s one of the more unique features on this laptop you get full control on the software and there’s two regions to light up and I just find this relaxing. There’s something nice and kind of soothing about this pastel color And the other thing is not obnoxious right like a lot of RGB lights on laptop searches on the front or the side and it’s kind of Broadcasting that RGB to the world this is like it’s facing you. It’s kind like your own personal RGB space I don’t know it’s simple, but I like it One of the biggest changes on this laptop is the screen so the previous generation of Strix had some pretty thick bezels and I think that’s one of my biggest complaints that the had about the Strix and I think a lot of people felt that way as well this new generation has a really thin bezel and it looks so much nicer It’s not completely bezel as there’s obviously a bit of a bezel still and there’s also a chin so they put the webcam down here There wasn’t enough space up the top I guess to put one up there. They put at the bottom But it’s actually on the side as well. It’s not even in the middle It’s not something I think a lot of gamers use but the image isn’t great and the angle isn’t particularly flattering so the display panel itself is Excellent, like straight up. Excellent. It’s brights with good color accuracy and Fast it’s 144 Hertz super fast refresh rate We’re seeing a lot of high refresh laptops pop up in 2017. But this one is a three millisecond panel I think it’s actually the fastest 144 Hertz panel I’ve seen like the fastest response time on 144 Hertz panel that I’ve seen games look so good on this screen There’s a USB C port but it doesn’t support Thunderbolt 3 and in 2018 like mid 2018 I feel like it’s just a thing that should happen on devices like this. It’s a high end gaming laptop It’s not the most expensive one out there, but Thunderbolt 3 support is kind of not expected But it should be there the speakers. They’re good. They’re located on the side So I like the location and I don’t they put new speakers in this generation or if it’s just a software update But they sound way better than I thought they would the mids are clean The highs are clean and the base is actually present, but there’s no cell book I popped it open expecting a sub there is no sub. There’s just really good speakers So last year’s model was tough to open up fully you get to the RAM and stuff easily There was a hatch but if you needed to open it up completely to access the fans or something It was a huge pain in the butt this year There’s no more hatch the whole back panel pops off easily any of access to the fans the 2 6 of ram SSD the hard drive alpha Charlie replaced the Wi-Fi card is using a quad antenna for a better reception and stuff The battery down here is not big It’s a 64 watt hour piece and I’m only getting around three and a half hours of battery life with the screen at 250 nets you Definitely need a charger if you’re gonna bring it to class or work or wherever because three and a half hours is not gonna cut It for a full day the keyboard This is a comfortable keyboard good travel Layout takes a little bit of time to get used to because of the arrow key placement between the number pad but the keyboards good overall the lighting is Okay, it’s a four zone. I wish it was individually lit and there’s clear WASD keys here which are unique But I don’t know they’re not for me There’s something about this translucent material that makes it kind of look unfinished the color from the lighting just blasts through these key caps But I don’t love the look the trackpad. This is a much improved track ride from the previous generation tracking is really accurate It’s using Windows precision drivers and there’s dedicated hardware buttons. The palm rejection could be a little better It’s picking up some occasional left palm action. When I press the spacebar, but it’s pretty minor. So performance is strong This unit has a gtx 1070 to go with that six core 8750 h the cpu is a multi core beast and the GPU just crushes. It uses that 144 Hertz panel Well, a lot of competitor shooters will hit 144 Hertz even with the graphics settings cranked up They’ve also done a good job cooling it Remember, it’s a gtx 1070. Not the max cube, but a regular 1070 and I’m not seeing throttling in benchmarks and stuff The temperatures are good. The fans are also not too loud It’s nice to see them cool a full 1070 without excessive fan noise even at max load Now one of the reasons why they’re able to do this is because the device itself like I’m sure the thermal solution is good But this device is not an ultra thin laptop It’s not thick or anything But laptops are just easier to cool when there’s more room in there for bigger fans and stuff like that So this laptop is a much improved version from the previous generation. The first generation Strix was really good This is just that much better If you like a C’s listen to their customer base figure out what they wanted what they didn’t want and made something That’s a really compelling purchase This one here is the scar 2 and there’s a brother to this kind of like a twin called the hero 2 Which looks a little bit different but has very similar specs but depending on what you’re looking for in terms of aesthetics You might choose one over the other ok Hope you guys enjoyed this video thumbs if you liked it subs you love to see you guys next time

100 thoughts on “ASUS Strix II Review – The Fastest Gaming Laptop Screen

  • Dave Lee Post author

    Oops. I totally botched the product title in the slide. It's clearly not a Razer Blade. =/
    The new Strix is much improved from last years model and is one of the best offerings from ASUS right now

  • Robert Roberrt Post author

    UK is a disgrace…. Cannot find these with the GTX1070 so instead of the conversion to be around ~£1400 for $1700 when you account for the robbery that they claim and the import fees ends up costing $2200 …. Nice

  • improperusername Post author

    Looking at this laptop, and I agree the clear keys just seems cheap and unfinished to me. Wish they had either left them all black or maybe rimmed the edges with a different color like other brands do.

  • Khuzairi Gaming Post author

    0:15 nice razer blade

  • Ricardo Pires Post author

    I have a scar ii GL504GW and I have sound fluctuation, without do anything. do you have any permanent solution? I already tried reset, new/old drivers, bios, chipset 😐

  • Paul Fortunato Post author

    Dang, no thunderbolt 3 on this or the 2070 version. Its a need to use various docks to easily convert the laptop into a desktop at both home and work.

  • Kushal Gera Post author

    You must be having a lot of laptops
    Can you please give this laptop to me !!?

  • MrNitronis Post author

    I chose this laptop https://amzn.to/2PlhWo0 cos it is quite slim for gtx 1060. Nice performance and solid audio .
    Cheaper but also good version (gtx 1050) here: https://amzn.to/2Izr87D

  • Teagan Alexander Post author

    I'm looking for a laptop that can run Assassins Creed Unity on high graphics. Would this be a good option?

  • Nicholas Hills Post author

    Should I get this or a custom pc

  • Andrew Freeman Post author

    1999 "Go out and mow some lawns" 2019 "Do you need a personal RGB space…?"

  • Edward Kenway Post author

    Which one is better rog strix 2 or predator Triton 500

  • Jezza_Da_Wizza ! Post author

    im having this fan problem were it is on max RPM and im just browsing the internet, i dont know how to fix it

  • Anthony Renz Silos Post author

    Hello Mr. Lee. I find your videos and reviews to be credible and reliable. I just want to ask where can i contact or address questions to you about laptops?

  • Doga Patir Post author

    Hey, I just got the laptop, with freedos. I have installed the windows and drivers but I could not reach to armoury crate, can you help me if you also upgraded from freedos ?

  • Just a normal lazy ass guy in the internet Post author

    Can you stream in it?

  • hạ vũ phạm Post author

    How about g sync?

  • Aaron Post author

    I bought the Asus Scar II and I went to install a 2.5" SSD and its missing the sata flex cable that connects the motherboard to the SSD drive. Does anyone know where I can find that cable or if there is an alternative? Asus said they can't help me. Someone help!!

  • Scott Hall Post author

    Will you be reviewing the Asus strix scar 3? It came out today and I'm thinking about getting it.

  • Bruzzo Films Post author

    This laptop, with RTX 2070 + 32 gb ram, on 17.3 its good óption for traveling video editing 4K?

  • felipe restrepo Post author

    Bought one and it has Micron Memory and its really bad.

  • Sagar Post author

    ASUS Strix scar 2 vs MSI GS65 1660Ti …..which one to buy?

  • Anmol Basson Post author

    Does anyone have issue with the audio on this laptop? I have the 2060 model and the volume gets so low that I cannot hear anything. Can anyone help with this?

  • Rafay Virk Post author

    Did this laptop come with the accessories

  • Caleb Khaw Post author

    Me seeing Dave 2D review all the things I can never afford in my life lol

  • Vinzent Vizualz Post author

    No skip ads🤪👌🏽..

  • OneFernyBoi Post author

    Would anyone be able to recommend a good skin for this laptop? DBrand doesn't seem to have any for these and I really like those ones.

  • Joaquin Ignacio Urrutia Piña Post author

    I just got this laptop with some gifts (Asus Gladius II Mouse & an Asus Backpack) on a "Cyber day" sale with a HUGE discount plus no taxes in my country so it went cheaper than 15 inch model and for the same price as the 1070 versions available in other stores (brand new & used). I'm a RPG guy (Fallout, Witcher 3 and so on) so i'm not really into Esports/Competitive shooter aesthetics but it was a no brainer for me so i took the chance.

  • The flash Post author

    Hey dude can you recommend me any best lappy out there for mechanical engineer who are doing stuffs like AutoCAD,Bocad,Creo, solid works on it with smooth running

  • chard frost Post author

    400USD less at amazon.. very nice

  • Supamdeep Bains Post author

    Is the keyboard very hard is it good for typing

  • ACEVAN89 ACE Post author

    Is this tht laptop https://ao.com/product/gl504gmes192t-asus-laptop-black-59751-251.aspx

  • Dilshan Fonseka Post author

    Need a review on ROG scar iii as well, thanks

  • Mohammad Al-Awadi Post author

    Hey David there's a new Strix II with an RTX 2060, will you be reviewing that soon?

  • Sathwik Ramesh Post author

    May you review the new strix 3 please…! and compare it with the Razer blade 15

  • Shad Reza Post author

    dave scar2 vs y740 which one to buy??

  • spikednumber023 Post author

    I was about to say razer wtf

  • Ash kenazim Post author

    He has some serious obsession with overwatch

  • Saitama OPM Post author

    2:08 what game is that?

  • THE ONE Post author

    I cant afford this…so I ordered the first version with i7 8750h, GTX 1050ti, 16Gb ram, 256Gb Nvme, 1Tb FireCuda…$999 in 5 payments and it comes with a free $90 Asus Aura rgb gaming mouse. It will be delivered in 2 days and Im super excited…I have never owned a laptop that didnt take an hour to boot up

  • Yuna TheSexiestPucci Post author

    ayyy anyone know how to fix the rgb light not working ? lmfao

  • subject05 Post author

    Should I buy it for 1000€ ? Some guy selling

  • Christian Quinain Post author

    Can you give away that laptop

  • DAN63RZ0N35 Post author

    you sold me thank you…. i am ordering the 17 GL704GW inch tonight… subbed

  • Dylan Lopez Post author

    Can you review the new 2019 Scar 3 next plz? Wanna get a good gaming laptops for college next month.

  • Jon Shawn Post author

    "Now you can channel ur inner rainbow." Lol…

  • shy Post author

    I ended up getting this, mostly because I trusted this review. It's so good, I'm happy with it. My previous machine was a 9 year old Inspiron, I deserved this upgrade lol

  • StatsMan Post author

    Just bought this… BRO, I'M SO HYPED :dd

  • Jason Kaiser Post author

    Only one M.2… 🙁

  • Ebrahim Zhalesani Post author

    Is it good in terms of thermal? I heard MSI is better in terms of thermal. did Asus improve the fans of this laptop?

  • Samuel Lattuca Post author

    hi there will you be reviwing the rog strix scar 3 as im planning on getting one when it releases and i would really like to see you review it

  • Mr Hyde Post author

    @Dave Lee
    Please make a video for the Strix Scar III, if you can

  • Mihnea Razvan Ivan Post author

    Well, i need to buy a laptop for 3d max in specialy and some photoshop , i know this is a gaming laptop but i am in love with this one, do you think this laptop can compare with a portable workingstation? thanks

  • Vnixz Shrestha Artist Post author

    so how is it better than predator helios 300?? both have almost the same spec but this one is priced way overboard
    I just cant find the difference, can anyone enlighten me?

  • Hamza Bensouda Post author

    Please just for video editing This one or msi GS65 stealth or helios 300 2019 or another one ??
    Please need your help

  • Scidix Reiznov Post author

    Is there a 17 inch version of this.?

  • Scidix Reiznov Post author

    It is still in 2gran and just 15.6 inch screen

  • Nikhil M Post author

    Need a refresh…new scar out in town

  • silver Axel Post author

    I got around 110-98 fps in over watch at ultra settings. Need help

  • Aby Joseph Post author

    Please do a series 3 review

  • sandy1234853 Post author

    thunderbolt 3 is nice but who even uses it like iv never once needed thunderbolt 3 i think they leave it out because the majority of people wont utilize it

  • Kenan Spahic Post author

    Make a 3rd gen STRIX SCAR review. I7 9750 with and 2070.

  • E Chin Post author

    I found the same computer but it doesn’t have the STRIX label, what would be the difference?

  • daesrdgt Post author

    please do a review on scar III

  • fab - Post author

    I received yesterday mine. 17 Inc. A bit disappointed as just 1 slot for nvme and 1 16gb single channel. I had before the OLED Alienware 13r3 and yes definitely…. OLED is another 🌏

  • Simplistic Post author

    I have the Hero 2 with gtx 1060, if you have questions ask

  • Kaleb Johnston Post author

    Aero 15 X9 or the Strix II?

  • Matthew King Post author

    I recently got one of these, it’s an rtx 2070 version. Love the display and gameplay is nice. Only problem I’m facing is overheating? Reaching about 90+ degrees Celsius. Anything I can do?

  • Kiruba Kishore Post author

    Please do review about asus rog scar 3 new version

  • Samay Agarwal Post author

    Could u make a video on scar 3.. I'd really love it

  • 郑浩文 Post author

    Hello. I have a question. whenever the fans start to move, the left fan blow out more wind than the right fan. Is it because one of the fans are connected to the CPU while the other is connected to the GPU so if the computer is sitting idle then the fan connected to the GPU would be spinning slowly? Is it true?

  • JeanArgos Post author

    Asus won my heart, got an asus zenphone last year and now I'm gonna get this laptop

  • definitely not me Post author

    Is it ok to buy this laptop even it is one year old model?

  • Surya Jeyasekaran Post author

    Dave lee do a video on windows 10…why it has lot of bugs?

  • Felman Post author

    The scar ll and the hero ll have the same color accuracy?

  • Khouri Jim Post author

    Just bought that baby, got it for 1300€ on a french webstite, never been that happy in my life

  • SweatyNoodles Post author

    would you recommend this one or the scar strix 3?

  • Sid Zy Post author

    Is this good for video editing?

  • Raj Jikadra Post author

    I am a student and part time gamer and I am about to buy a new laptop. So should I go with this laptop or lenevo y540 or should I wait for Intel 10th gen laptops?

  • Russian Patrick Post author

    but can it run minecraft

  • Edy Vrg Post author

    I have one possibly dumb question, if I buy a rog strix 2 with only a ssd(512gb) can I add a hard drive or would I loose my warranty? It's from mediamarket.nl ( in the Netherlands)

  • DemonBoyKiller Post author

    O:15
    Everything in order here

  • Abdallah Hegazy Post author

    is it 1.25 tb out of the box or 256 ssd and up to 1 tb hdd? i just ordered it and and im kind of nervous now

  • Kumari Sweta Post author

    Buy in olx this one for 100000 just 3 month old…. It an emergency just check…… With mouse and keyboard and extended warranty……. Nice offer… Almost new laptop

  • MATCHA Post author

    I use it now but my frame rate is 40+ sometime13-18 in dying light. I don't know how I miss.I try setting nvedia full performancebut still nothing.

  • Shreya Bansal Post author

    Hi Dave, I m looking to buy a laptop for VR/AR development, would ASUS ROG SCAR III 15.6" RTX 2060 be a good choice?

  • Shreyasi Rao Post author

    Can you review the scar 3

  • Eric Riza Vlog Post author

    3 hr of battery doing pure gaming?

  • Miral Post author

    Dave you never made video for scar 3 :((

  • nina g Post author

    Hi Dave! I have an ASUS ROG Strix G531-GT and was wondering if any 2.5 inch HDD would work for this particular model?

  • Sunshine Kraiseeh Post author

    http://wallpaperswide.com/lowpoly_mountains_landscape-wallpapers.html For that Wallpaper

  • Pavi Thran666 Post author

    Can I buy strix 2 in 2019 if I limited by budget?

  • Hakimy Yusof Post author

    SCAR STRIX 3 review please!

  • Omar Nader Post author

    how about the new rtx 2070 model?

  • ehenyor Post author

    "Thunderbolt 3 is not expected, but it should be there." So, it is expected? 😉 Great review!

  • Diamond Comfort Post author

    I just picked the scar 2 up with the RTX 2070. Would be cool to see some game tests with the 2070. I love it so far

  • firewolf 234 Post author

    Do the strix x
    scar 3

  • Stefanno Post author

    since i bought my first gaming laptop I am never going back. is so comfortable and potent do rely on

  • Randolph Ruiz Post author

    Hello Dave! Right now this laptop is 1399$ on Amazon. Would you recommend me this laptop over the 2019 Helios 300 that is 1089$? What's your insight?

  • Defuu Post author

    I just found out that I can buy this cheaper for around $530 in my country.obviously I'm gonna buy it but pretty suspicious.

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