ASUS recently unveiled their 15-inch Zephyrus S gaming laptops, which they claim to be the world’s thinnest gaming laptops. However if you feel that maybe a 15-inch laptop is too small for your liking, then you might be interested to learn that ASUS has also unveiled a 17-inch gaming laptop as well.
Dubbed the Strix SCAR II, ASUS boasts that this laptop is the first 17.3-inch gaming laptop under 400mm wide. Note that we’re not talking about thickness, but rather the width of the laptop. This is thanks to ASUS shrinking the bezels of the laptop’s display, which essentially allowed them to pack a 17.3-inch Full HD display into a chassis that your typical 15-inch laptop would have used.
As for the rest of the specs, we’re looking at an Intel Core i7 processor that can be configured to be either the 8750H or the 8300H. There will be support for up to 32GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It also comes with a “full-sized” keyboard with a number pad that they have managed to cram into that relatively small space.
No word on pricing yet but it will also be determined by how you configure it. As for availability, we’re looking at a release in September.