Asus has introduced two new premium laptops, after the relaunch of its ROG Strix and TUF gaming laptops with the newest Intel and AMD components earlier this year. The new ROG Flow X16 and Strix Scar 17 SE (Special Edition) have the newest AMD and Intel processors, as well as RTX GPUs and other features. So, let’s have a look at the specifics.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE: Specifications and Features
At CES earlier this year, Asus unveiled the ROG Strix Scar 17 2022 Edition. In comparison to the previous model, the Strix Scar 17 SE or Special Edition has even more powerful internals and upgraded features.
Asus ROG Flow X16: Specifications and Features
The ROG Flox X16 is the successor to the ROG Flow X13 from last year, and it has a larger 16-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It’s a 2-in-1 gadget with a 360-degree hinge and a variety of physical modes, including tent mode, tablet mode, and regular laptop form.
Starting with the display, Asus has fitted the new Flow X16 with its ROG Nebula HDR display, which is the company’s name for a Mini-LED panel. It’s a QHD+ panel with a refresh rate of 165Hz and a brightness of 1,100 bits. The panel also offers 512 local dimming zones, a DCI-P3 colour gamut of 100 percent, and is Pantone-validated. Touch and stylus input is also supported. There’s also a 16-inch QHD 165Hz variant with the Mini-LED component and 500-bit brightness support.
The Flow X16 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. Users can also use Asus’ ROG XG mobile eGPU to boost the device’s graphics performance. There’s also a MUX switch that disables the integrated GPU and shifts all graphics rendering work to the separate GPU.
To keep the Flow X16 cool during intense operations and long-session gaming, Asus has included a new “Frost Force” cooling system with a Thermal Grizzly-made liquid metal thermal compound. Three cooling fans, a big heatsink that runs the length of the laptop, and many heat pipes all work together to keep the heat away from the internal components.
To keep the Flow X16 cool throughout intense activities and lengthy sessions of gaming, Asus has included a new “Frost Force” cooling system with a Thermal Grizzly-made liquid metal thermal compound. Three cooling fans, a big heatsink that runs the length of the laptop, and various heat pipes that direct heat away from the internal components are all included.
The laptop also includes up to 64GB DDR5 4800 MHz RAM, up to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage, four Dolby Atmos speakers, a backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and a 90Whr battery. USB Type-C, two USB Type-A, HDMI compatibility, a 3.5mm audio connector, and a microSD card reader are among the I/O ports. It is powered by Windows 11 Pro.
The price and availability of the new ROG Flow X16 have yet to be announced by Asus. We anticipate receiving the equipment by the end of the year.