Asus Scar II gaming laptop is the next-gen follow up to the last Trix car the Strix cartoon GL 504 GS now I really really like the last gen version but this time around they’ve taken what worked improved it and then added to it it still looks like a fairly game or centric s asus scar II gaming laptop,
I mean it’s not as bad as a stirs Helios lineup which pretty much all looked like props from a bad sci-fi show but it still got a small touch of class with that brushed metal lid and compact design also don’t forget you can turn off the RGB lighting if you want it to speaking of RGB lighting the ROG logo on the lid isn’t locked to red anymore so now it’s for real RGB and now we’ve got this totally pointless but nifty new light bar across the front which i think is a really cool approach to additional RGB lighting but I’m still not really sure if I love it or hate it cuz it does give this
on and since it’s facing you it shouldn’t bother others around you but I notice when it’s in rainbow mode sometimes the color transitions caused it to flicker which was crazy distracting for me the build quality.
Just top-notch dude which isn’t surprising with the ACS laptops and other than the lid even though the rest is all plastic it’s a super solid feeling compact little powerhouse which is the way I’ve been looking at this guy.
So I love that about it we’ve got a healthy offering of IO complete with an actual SD card reader which isn’t something you see too often on gaming laptops these days and there is a USB C port unfortunately it’s not a Thunderbolt 3 USB C port should that be a deal-breaker no and if it is for you I’d recommend seeing a counselor cuz you might be a psychopath but for the cost and when this laptop was released I was legit surprised that it didn’t come with at least one the 15 inch IPS display is a big selling feature for the Strix car series and we’ve still got an amazing 144 Hertz refresh rate in three millisecond response time which I have to say is just incredible — game on but this time around we’ve got even thinner bezels like Donald Trump’s hair line type fin there is a large chin chin true which is where the webcam is located but most people I know don’t use laptop webcams anyways and just add one more tidbit about the display the hinge our money boys money really solid very smooth and rigid a hundred percent a one-finger opener like I don’t know about you guys but that’s always been a big pet peeve for me floppy hinges suck popping off the bottom is a lot easier than last gen so instead of ripping on two separate pieces we’ve gone back to their traditional single bottom panel which I think most people prefer anyways including me and we get unobstructed access to inappropriately fondle.
Pretty much everything which is great for maintenance and upgrade so don’t forget to clean your fans folks it’ll give you an instant 1 gigahertz of extra CPU speed that’s the total lie but can be kind of true I guess if you’re a lazy scumbag of a slob so the keyboard and I definitely have a love-hate relationship for a bunch of reasons on we’re going through marriage counselling right now but things are still a little bit dicey I like that it’s a full keyboard but I’ve never been a fan of chiclet style keycaps um I love the 1.8 milt Ravel distance but not really into those transparent Oise keys and RGB backlighting still only 4 zone instead of perky and it’s super dim like considerably dimmer than most if not all laptops I’ve reviewed just looking at the viewfinder right now this is not a true representation of how bright this is this is actually a very damn it the touchpad is great I think it’s a decent size and I’ve had zero issues with accuracy thanks to Windows precision drivers the speakers are in the usual downward facing left and right orientation because apparently facing speakers that the user isn’t considered logical yet but they sound really good like really really good good enough to dare I say actually use while gaming in a pinch gaming has been awesome obviously but while I didn’t experience any thermal throttling while stress testing or gaming I did get some power limit throttling it wasn’t noticeable to me while gaming but it is something you’ll want to watch out for and it does get loud when you’ve got the fan set to boosted mode can’t really hear anything when you’ve got headphones on but Jesus Christ it does get loud even an idle that being said you shouldn’t have any issues playing pretty much all your favorite games at high graphics settings I know I had a blast playing battlefield 5 on all settings and getting around 100 FPS battery life isn’t that great even for a gaming laptop like in most cases I’m looking for about five to six hours of productivity but with the scar — we’re looking at about two and a half hours at around 80% screen brightness which is generally where I set it while testing laptops so just make damn sure you bring that charging brick with you which actually if you think about it can be used as a self-defense weapon if someone tries to jack your laptop just hand the laptop and as you pull out the charger break just start swinging it around and start walking towards them slowly while singing the theme song from lambchops play-along they’ll think you’re so batshit crazy they’ll not only give you your laptop back they’ll give you just about anything I’m a genius so wrapping up I think the Strix car — is a rad laptop but
compared to what else is out there it’s still a tough one for me you’re getting a powerhouse of a gaming laptop so performance isn’t an issue it looks great it’s got all the bells and whistles it’s compact it’s well-built and the display is great but the keyboard RGB lighting is crazy damn the battery life could be much better and there’s no Thunderbolt 3 port anyways as always I’ll have a link in the description if you’re interested in picking one out for yourself but drop me a comment and let me know how you think the stretch scar 2 stacks up against other gaming laptops in its league like do you think it’s worth it or would you recommend something else to someone in the market for a shiny new gaming laptop so that’s it for this one don’t forget to follow me over on Instagram for behind the scenes stuff and other fun things and let me know if you enjoyed this post by showing some love of that share it with your friends