Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV First Impression
Since the announcement of RTX 2060, we all were waiting for laptop manufacturers to launch it in India, and without making any delay, Asus has launched its latest member of ROG series, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV and it comes GeForce RTX 2060 graphic card which we all were waiting for. This laptop is very similar to what we had seen on previous ROG laptops, it is solid and sleek as well, even when it comes with all of the latest set of hardware which anyone can expect from a latest gaming laptop.
We had got a chance to spend few minutes with it and we played with, and here is our first impression with this machine, review will come very soon.
Build And Design Of Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV –
In term of design, it carries the legacy of any other ROG series laptop, if you had used previous gen Strix Scar then you will find very much similarities here as well. It has gun metal design on the lid which has brushed finish on it and it do looks cool and gives a premium look to the device.
Rest of the laptop is made up of plastic which you can feel while using this laptop. Asus has applied some sort of soft touch coating around the keyboard area.
When it comes to connectivity and ports, then on the left side you will find DC port for power supply, then you have Ethernet, miniDisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0b, two USB 3.1, USB Type-C (sadly no Thunderbolt), and then you have 3.5mm port for headphone and mic.
On the right side you will find, air vents, along with SD card slot, kingston lock and a USB port.
Hardware of Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV –
When it comes to under the hood features, Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV is powered by Intel Core i7 8750 processor, along with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. When it comes to storage, it has 512GB M.2 along with 1TB HD.
For connectivity, it has Intel 802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi plus along with Bluetooth 5.0 combo solution.
Display Of Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV –
Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV flaunts an 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz IPS display, like most of the gaming laptops nowadays, this one too has very thin bezels around the display, however you will see very thick bezels below display.
144Hz refresh rate takes you gaming experience to next level, it has peak brightness is up around 300 nits, 3ms response time, 100& color gamut and 1000:1 contrast rate.
Keyboard and Trackpad of Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV –
Keyborad of Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV could be a highlight here, it comes with HyperStrike Pro keyboard, atleast what Asus is calling it. It feels like a mechanical keyboard with good key travel.
It has RGB keyboard with WASD keys highlighted which is good for your gaming needs.
There is a plenty of room for your palm rest which means if your work require long typing then it can be done easily here.
We got very little time to test trackpad but initially it seems fine and we havent faced any issue with it.
Performance of Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV –
On paper, Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV has got one of the best specs which any laptop can have nowadays, latest processor, latest GPU and plenty of RAM to handle any given task, but how does it perform in real life.
In the given time, we played some of the games like Tomb Raider, and PUBG, and on both we got very good FPS, most of the time it was above 60FPS which is a very good score, and 144Hz is locked in all of the time.
We did some bench-marking test and here are the results –
- PC Mark 8 Advance Edition – 5420
- PC Mark 10 Advance Edition – 6452
- 3D Mark Advance Edition (Fire Strike) – 13898
- 3D Mark Advance Edition (Time Spy) – 5859
- CrystalDiskMark – Read 1688MBps, Write 827MBps
Final Verdict on Asus ROG Strix Scar 2 GL504GV –
This laptop checks the all boxes of being good gaming laptop, yes sometime you have to push the setting a bit lower to lock the 144Hz but that’s not the issue.
In the little time we had spend with this laptop we are impressed with it, however we will be covering more details in our full review.
If you are looking for the a good gaming laptop and if you had got the budget, the this is the laptop which you can consider.