ASUS introduces new ROG STRIX SCAR III with new Keystone compatibility

Asus has unveiled a whole new refreshed lineup of their ROG laptops. The company has introduced new Zephyrus, ROG STRIX III, and HERO III models alongside 3 ROG Desktops too. Our all-time favorite ROG STRIX has a completely refreshed makeover both from the inside and outside.

Unboxing

IN-the-box:

  • ROG STRIX SCAR III
  • Charger
  • User manual, Installation Guide

ROG STRIX III now comes with an all-new super powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX-20 Series GPU. The machine can now run games working over Ray Tracing Platform. It is coupled with the latest 9th gen Intel Core i9-9880H CPU. With up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, the machine can reach speeds of 1540MHz at 115W in Turbo mode for superfast gaming performance at high FPS. This gaming laptop is very capable, this 8-core processor clocks as high as 4.1 GHz with a single core and it can manage heavy multitasking quite easily with its 16 threads. And to complement the power of the machine, the ROG STRIX III sports a whopping 240Hz refresh rate display with the 3ms response time. This assures you to see the best capabilities of the machine.

Being a beast is good but being a cool beast is even better! The ROG STRIX III has an updated cooling system now. Its Intelligent Cooling optimizes cooling performance with a blend of hardware and software. The new innovative structural design with enhanced air intake from a wide, ventilated 3D Flow Zone increases overall airflow of the machine to keep the temperatures down. This helps to reduce thermal throttling and improves efficiency. Strategie Keyboard ventilation also keeps your hands cool during longer gaming sessions so no more hot and sweaty hands? Well, definitely not but it is slightly noticeable.

But the most interesting part of the machine is the keystone. The keystone is a new key attachment which unlocks deep customization to the machine. Keystones are basically physical keys that can be docked to quickly load system preferences stored in your ROG ID. It can also unlock the access to an encrypted Shadow Drive hidden on your computer, pretty cool isn’ it? The machine supports RangeBooster for smarter and reliable wifi connectivity.

Keystone

 

It uses four antennas inside to locate the best signal range and increases the range with up to 30% hike. The STRIX III now has the signature wraparound light bar which illuminates the outer edge of the chassis, complementing the RGB ROG logo and the backlit keyboard personalized colors and effects. It is a distinctive look and surely makes it the best-looking gaming laptop. It is compatible across all your Aura Sync devices so no need to we worried about the Aura sync RGB light show compatibility.

Here is a quick glance at the specifications of Asus ROG STRIX III:

Operating System Windows 10 64 bit
Processor Intel Core” 17-97501

Mobile Intel HM370 Chipset

Intel Core” 19-98801

Mobile [email protected] HM370 Chipset

Graphics GV NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GDDR6 6GB

GW NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GDDR6 8GB

GU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660TI GDDR6 6GB

RAM DDR4 2666MHZ SO-DIMM

Up to 32GB

Storage 1TB NVMe PCIe, 2.5-inch drive bay available
Display GV: 15.6-inch IPS-level FHD 144HZ/3ms

GW: 15.6-inch IPS-level FHD 240Hz/3ms

GU- 15.6-inch IPS-level FHD 144Hz/3ms

Keyboard Backlit Per Key RGB / 4-zone RGB. N-Key Rollover, Anti-ghosting
Audio 2x 4W with Smart AMP Technology
I/O Ports 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A

1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Supports DP 14)

1x HDMI 2.0

1x Headphone Microphone combo jack

1x LAN Port

Battery 66WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion, 15.4V
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth INTEL 9560 Gigabit WIFI 2×2 802.11ac Wave 2 (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions 36(W) x 275(D) 2.6 (H) cm
Weight 2.395kg

 

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