Back in June ASUS announced new versions of its Hero and Scar gaming laptops. We then got a closer look at the Scar II when we visited ASUS HQ in August and we knew its release wasn’t far away. That brings us to today where we finally have our hands on the Strix Hero II GL504GM. In this review we put it through its paces to find out if this is a must have laptop for gamers on the go and whether it is worth the £1800 asking price.
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Model name: GL504GM-ES192T
- Screen Size: 15.6″
- Screen Type: FHD 144hz No glare, 3ms Response Screen, IPS Level Display
- Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
- Backlight: LED
- Processor: Intel®Core™ i7-8750H Processor 2.2 GHz (9M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz)
- Graphics: GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
- Storage: 256GB PCI-e SSD, 1TB 5400rpm SSHD
- Memory: 16GB DDR4 2666 mhz
- Operating System: Windows 10 (64bit)
- Lan Ethernet: 10/100/1000,Mbps
- Wireless: 802.11 ac 2×2 Wave 2
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
- USB Ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-C), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
- Display Ports: 1x HDMI 2.0
- 1x Mini Display 1.2
- Dimensions 36.1(W) x 26.2(D) x 2.61(H) cm
- Weight: 2.4 kgs
- Warranty: 2 Year
- Extra Features: HD Webcam ([email protected]), Card Reader, Illuminated,Chiclet Keyboard 4-Zone RGB, Kensington Lock, ROG gaming Center
This laptop uses the hexa-core i7-8750H processor which has a base clock of 2.2GHz but will turbo boost up to 4.1GHz under load on a single core. We noticed that in the ASUS ROG Strix Hero II it will boost up to 3.9GHz across all cores.
The 16GB of memory is DDR4 and runs at a speed of 2666Mhz. The GPU-Z screenshots show both the Intel integrated graphics and the dedicated Nvidia GTX 1060. The GTX 1060 has 6GB of GDDR5 memory and has a default clock of 1455MHz and a rated boost clock of 1722MHz.