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ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition and ROG Flow X16 has been launched.


The ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition is the latest entry in the ROG Strix series. It is a high performance gaming laptop that features top notch specifications and high end cooling. The laptop features ROG’s exclusive Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal, which is applied to both the CPU and GPU for better thermals. Under the hood, a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12950HX processor runs the laptop along with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop graphics card that has 16GB of VRAM.


This CPU and GPU is paired with up to 64GB of dual channel DDR5 4800MHz RAM and up to 4TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD in RAID 0. On the front, it sports a 17.3 inch display that is offered in two variants. First is a Full HD screen, which comes with a whopping 360HZ refresh rate, 100 percent sRGB color gamut, IPS level panel with Adaptive Sync and Dolby Vision as well. On the other hand, the other model is a 2K panel that has a 240Hz refresh rate 100 percent DCI P3 color gamut while the rest of the features are the same. Both panels have a 3ms response

Other features include, Backlit chiclet keyboard that has RGB with Aura Sync, four speakers that support Dolby Atmos and Hi Res Audio, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, a 90Whr battery pack, and various USB ports and display ports as well. The laptop weighs a total of 3 kilograms, which is hefty, but it comes with some powerful specs. For design, it offers a matte metallic texture along with a cyberpunk aesthetic.


Along with the high performance gaming laptop, the company has also unveiled the new ROG Flow X16 notebook as well. It is a thin and light convertible laptop that weighs just 2.1 kilograms but features some powerful specs as well. Although, one of its highlighting features is undoubtedly its ROG Nebula HDR Display. It sports a 16 inch display that is also offered in two variants. The first is a Mini LED panel that has a QHD resolution, 165Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, 100 percent DCI P3 color gamut, 1100 nits of peak brightness, 512 local dimming zones, touchscreen support, and more.



The other model is an IPS panel that has most of the same features like resolution and refresh rate, but with a lower overall brightness. Under the hood, one can opt for up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS process that can be paired with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card that has 8GB of VRAM. This CPU and GPU are paired with up to 64GB of DDR5 4800MHz RAM and up to 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage. Other features include, Backlit chiclet keyboard that also supports Aura Sync, four speakers that come with Dolby ATmos and Hi Res Audio certification, WiFi 6E, Bluetoot h5.2, a 90WHr battery pack, and more.



The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE will start from an eye watering 3,500 US Dollars, while the ROG Flow X16 will start from a price tag of 1,950 US Dollars and can go up to a whopping 2,700 US Dollars for the top end model. Both new gaming laptops are set to go on sale by June 2022.