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Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE (2022) and ROG Flow X16 Gaming Laptops Launched

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Asus recently announced two new gaming laptops; the ROG Strix Scar 17 SE gaming laptop and ROG Flow X16 convertible gaming laptop. The ROG Strix Scar 17 is powered with the latest 12th gen Intel Core i9-12950HX processor, paired with an up to RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU. Meanwhile, the ROG Flow X16 is a convertible gaming laptop built with (up to) AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU and (up to) an RTX 3070 Ti laptop GPU. The Strix Scar 17 is one of Asus top of the line gaming laptops, with a QHD 240Hz display. On the other hand, the ROG Flow X16 features a mini LED QHD touchscreen display with 165Hz and more. Check out the rest of the features and specifications, including their respective prices from the official news release below.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE and ROG Flow X16 Launched

ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches New Products at For Those Who Dare: Boundless Virtual Event

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced multiple new gaming products at the For Those Who Dare: Boundless virtual event. The new launches include two high-performance ROG Strix and ROG Flow gaming laptops and the Team ROG initiative. ROG is dedicated to giving gamers the best technology, products, and experiences possible, and the For Those Who Dare: Boundless event is a continuation of that commitment.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE Launched

Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition Gaming Laptop

The new ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition houses the latest hardware and cutting-edge cooling solutions to power class-leading gaming experiences. A custom vapor chamber, paired with ROG’s exclusive Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal applied to both the CPU and GPU, allows the SCAR 17 SE to push its hardware further than ever before. With a maximum CPU TDP of 65 W and a maximum GPU TGP of 175 W with Dynamic Boost, the SCAR 17 SE has the horsepower to reach the bleeding edge of high refresh rate gaming without breaking a sweat.

The SCAR 17 SE continues to dominate with a full suite of high-end components, ensuring that gamers never encounter a bottleneck. Offering a QHD 240 Hz panel with just 3 ms response times, the SCAR 17 SE provides crystal-clear motion clarity. With up to 64 GB of blazingly-fast DDR5 4800 MHz RAM and PCIe® Gen 4 storage in a RAID 0 array, this gaming juggernaut leaves loading times in the dust. The machine also features a distinct cyberpunk aesthetic, with first-of-its-kind invisible ink applied directly to its metal chassis. In normal lighting, this substance has a matte metallic texture, but with a UV flashlight, the ink appears green and blue and offers in-game hints for SCAR Runner.

ROG Strix Scar 17 SE (2022) Specifications

Processor12th Gen Intel® Core i9-12950HX processor
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU GDDR6 16 GB
Max TGP 175 W
Operating SystemWindows 11 Pro
Display17.3″ QHD (2560 x 1440) 240 Hz / 3 ms, 100% DCI-P3, IPS-level panel with Adaptive Sync and Dolby Vision
MemoryUp to 64 GB dual channel DDR5 4800 MHz
StorageUp to 2 TB PCIe® 4.0 SSD in RAID 0
KeyboardBacklit chiclet keyboard
Per-key RGB with Aura Sync
Audio4 x speakers, high-performance speaker support  
Dolby Atmos®
Hi-Res Audio
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
WiFi / BluetoothWiFi 6E (802.11ax) 
Bluetooth® 5.2
I/O Ports2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A 
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery
1 x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 4 
1 x RJ-45 (LAN 2.5 Gbps) 
1 x HDMI® 2.1 
1 x 3.5 mm combo audio jack 
1 x DC-in
Battery90 Wh
Dimensions395.0 x 282.1 x 23.4 ~ 28.3 mm
Weight6.83 lb
Asus ROG Flow X16 Launched

Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop

The new ROG Flow X16 is a 16-inch thin and light convertible laptop, powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HS processor and an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, with support for the XG Mobile family of external GPUs, all while weighing just 4.63 lb. The Flow X16 also features the flagship ROG Nebula HDR Display, a dazzling QHD / 165 Hz Mini LED panel with 1100 nits peak brightness, and a 100% DCI-P3 gamut. ROG has not sacrificed usability and upgradeability for this thin and light form factor. These premium parts are complemented by the all-new Frost Force Technology and Pulsar Heatsink, featuring three fans and a high-density heatsink to keep performance high and temperatures low.

Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop

ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS Processor
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3070 Ti  GDDR6 8 GB
TGP 125 W with Dynamic Boost
Operating SystemWindows 11 Pro
Display16″ 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
Memory2 x SO-DIMM
Up to 32 GB DDR5 4800 MHz
StorageUp to 1 TB PCIe® Gen 4 SSD
KeyboardOne-zone RGB / One-zone White with Aura Sync
Backlit chiclet keyboard
N-key support 1.7 mm key travel
Audio4 x speakers with smart amplifier technology
Dolby Atmos®
Hi-Res Audio certified
Two-way AI Noise-Cancelation technology
3D mic array
Camera3DNR + HD IR webcam with Windows Hello
Wi-Fi / BluetoothWIFI 6E (802.11ax)
Bluetooth® 5.2
I/O Ports1 x XG Mobile interface (including 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery)
1 x USB 3.2 Type-C® with support for DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x HDMI® 2.0b
1 x 3.5 mm combo audio jack 
1 x MicroSD card reader
Battery90 Wh
Dimensions355 x 243 x 19.4 mm
Weight4.63 lb

Pricing and Availability

The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 SE will soon be available starting at an MSRP of $3,499.99 USD. Meanwhile, the ASUS FLOW X16 will also soon be available starting at an MSRP of $1,949.99 USD.

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