ASUS ROG Announces The First RTX Laptops to Arrive in the Phillippines Gio Sarmiento January 25, 2019 Geek Tech, Geeks Just a few weeks ago at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, ASUS ROG had announced their line up of RTX-powered gaming products, and they’re not yet done surprising us, because they have just announced the arrival of the first of many Nvidia Geforce RTX graphics powered laptops here in the Philippines. Those who want to experience the next level of gaming technologies can get their hands on the ROG Strix SCAR and Hero GL504 and the ROG Strix SCAR GL704 powered by up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070. The ROG Strix SCAR II comes in a 15.6” and 17.3” variant, both with the same 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. Both versions are boast a shooter-inspired motif that uses splashes of camouflage to create a unique aesthetic fit for the battlefield. Highlighted WASD keys further reinforce the SCAR’s roots and ensure that you can easily find the home row for FPS gaming. Both versions of the ROG Strix SCAR come with options of either an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM, or an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. All variants are equipped with an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM, and 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1TB SSHD for storage. ROG Strix SCAR: GL504GV-ES015T (119,995 php) 15″ FHD, 144Hz 3ms i7-8750H 16GB RAM 256GB SSD 1TB SSHD RTX 2060 6GD6 ROG Bag ROG Impact Mouse ROG Eye sculpture GL704GV-EV002T (124,995 php) 17″ FHD, 144Hz 3ms i7-8750H 16GB RAM 256GB SSD 1TB SSHD RTX 2060 6GD6 ROG Bag ROG Impact Mouse ROG Eye sculpture GL504GW-ES013T (144,995 php) 15″ FHD, 144Hz 3ms i7-8750H 16GB RAM 256GB SSD 1TB SSHD RTX 2070 8GD6 ROG Bag ROG Impact Mouse ROG Eye sculpture GL704GW-EV006T (149,995 php) 17″ FHD, 144Hz 3ms i7-8750H 16GB RAM 256GB SSD 1TB SSHD RTX 2070 8GD6 ROG Bag ROG Impact Mouse ROG Eye sculpture If the ROG Strix SCAR was made for shooters, the ROG Strix Hero is optimized for MOBAs and ideal for gamers who want a simpler look. Its contrasting textures and cyber-text patterns are more restrained than that of the SCAR II, making the Hero II more approachable for wider audiences. Powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, the ROG Strix Hero will allow higher frame rates in the latest MOBA Games, and guaranteeing that players don’t miss that crucial skill shot. Like with the SCAR, NVIDIA Optimus ensures that battery life and power will be conserved whenever the discrete GPU isn’t being used. Unfortunately, it isn’t available just yet, but we do have the privilege of sharing its specs and pricing. ROG Strix Hero: GL504GV-ES016T (119,995 php) 15″ FHD, 144Hz 3ms i7-8750H 16GB RAM 256GB SSD 1TB SSHD RTX 2060 6GD6 ROG Bag ROG Impact Mouse ROG Eye sculpture Acknowledging the commitment of the members of the Republic in showing off their gaming setups online, ASUS ROG has also launched the ROG Unleashed program to give back to them. All ROG notebooks will come bundled with a ROG Eye Metallic Sculpture—definitely a welcome addition to a hardcore gamer’s corner. The ROG Strix SCAR GL504 and GL704 laptops will be available for purchase on January 29, 2019 at ROG Districts and authorized retailers nationwide, including the ASUS ROG Strongholds in Lazada and Shopee.