ASUS ROG’s latest livestream event For Those Who Dare: Boundless has showcased items of both technology and fashion which is very ROG ever since they took a step into the clothing and styling field.

The laptops in question are the ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE that took on the classic formula and the Flow X16 which is a brand new model of last year’s Flow X13. So let’s take a look what they have.

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE

First up is the ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE that takes the original version and cranks the performance yet to another new high thanks to the use of the 12th Gen Intel Core HX series mobile processor and an i9 model at that while the GPU section has multiple option but it can go as fiery as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 175W of TGP to satisfy all your gaming needs. Other than that, gamers will also have the choice to either go for ultra-competitive screens with 360Hz refresh rate or drop that down to 240Hz to enjoy more pixels at 1440p. In any case, buy this and you won’t need to worry about gaming requirement for the many years to come.

Processor

12th Gen Intel® Core i9-12950HX processor

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU GDDR6 16 GB (175W Max TGP)

Display

17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 360 Hz / 3 ms, 100% sRGB, IPS-level panel with Adaptive Sync and Dolby Vision

OR

17.3″ QHD (2560 x 1440) 240 Hz / 3 ms, 100% DCI-P3, IPS-level panel with Adaptive Sync and Dolby Vision

Memory

Up to 64 GB dual-channel DDR5 4800 MHz

Storage

Up to 4 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD in RAID 0

I/O Ports

2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1

1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (DP 1.4, PD)

1 x Thunderbolt 4

1 x 2.5GbE

1 x HDMI 2.1

1 x 3.5 mm combo audio jack

Audio

Quadruple Speakers (Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio, Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation)

WiFi / Bluetooth

WiFi 6E (802.11ax)

Bluetooth 5.2

Battery

90Whr

OS

Windows 11 Pro

ASUS ROG Flow X16

On the other hand, the successor to 2021’s ROG Flow X13 is finally here with the name Flow X16. First and foremost, its iconic ultralight form factor and fully flexible hinge are here to stay. But compared to the measly GTX 1650 within the last year model, this time ASUS ROG is going full bonkers with a top tier configuration housing an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti at 125W max TGP without even factoring support for the XG Mobile. While the display can’t match the Strix SCAR 17 SE, it is still plentiful enough for smooth gameplay and if the mini LED panel is selected, there’s even better contrast ratio, deeper blacks, lower power consumption, and more advantages to be taken of.

Processor

Up to AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti  GDDR6 8 GB (125W Max TGP with Dynamic Boost)

Display

16″ 16:10 mini LED QHD (2560×1600), 165 Hz, 3ms, 100% DCI-P3, 1100 nits, 100,000:1 contrast, 512 local dimming zones, touchscreen display with Adaptive Sync, Pantone® Validated, and Dolby Vision

OR

16″ 16:10 IPS QHD (2560×1600), 165Hz, 3ms, 100% DCI-P3, 500 nits, touchscreen display with Adaptive-Sync, Pantone® Validated, and Dolby Vision

Memory

Up to 64 GB dual-channel DDR5 4800 MHz

Storage

Up to 2 TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD

I/O Ports

1 x XG Mobile interface (includes 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 [DP 1.4, PD])

1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (DP 1.4, PD)

2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2

1 x HDMI 2.0b

1 x 3.5 mm combo audio jack

1 x MicroSD card reader

Audio

Quadruple Speakers (Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio, Two-way AI Noise-Cancelation, 3D mic array)

Camera

3DNR + HD IR webcam with Windows Hello

Wi-Fi / Bluetooth

WIFI 6E (802.11ax)

Bluetooth 5.2

Battery

90 Wh

OS

Windows 11 Pro

ASUS ROG Slash

OK, we’re done with techie stuff and let’s move over to the swag products which is the ROG Slash multi purpose bag. Created with multiple strap holes and a number of layered compartment, the ROG Slash can be used as a Crossbody Bag, Backpack, Hip Bag, or Protective Laptop Bag. As for the material used to make the bag, it is TPU which is water repellent so you don’t need to worry about a light drizzle ruining your gadgets and whatnot. Aside from this, there’s the Cobra Buckle Cap and Bucket Bag to go with it. Inb4 matching sets give you extra stats.

ASUS ROG SCAR Runner

Remember the ROG Citadel XV Game? Well, the SCAR Runner is actually an expansion of it that features the protagonist X in a first-person style parkour game and if by any chance you’re getting the ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE, you can find extra clues and information which will give u the necessary context. To celebrate the launch of the expansion, ASUS ROG is also giving away prizes worth more than USD20,000 including the Strix SCAR 17 SE and ROG Slash apparel. You can catch more information about the campaign over here.

By the way, the esport division of ASUS ROG, Team ROG, is continuing its partnership with Misfit Gaming alongside signing a new team which is ReKT Gaming. Just so you know.

As for when will the ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE and Flow X16 reach the Malaysian shore, we’ll follow up with another post.

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