ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, Strix SCAR 17 Announced at CES 2021

Zephyrus Duo 15 SE

Along with a 2-in-1 gaming laptop Flow x13, Asus has also announced ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE and Strix SCAR 17 gaming laptops at CES 2021.

Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is a dual-screen laptop that features a 15.6-inch primary display and a secondary 14.1-inch touchscreen or Screepad as Asus calls. The primary display has up to 4K UHD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and 100% Adobe RGB color gamut coverage. Screenpad is a touchscreen and will be available with either a UHD- or FHD-resolution panel.

It is powered by up to AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile CPU and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. The laptop also packs 16GB of DDR4 3200MHz memory and an open SODIMM slot for up to 16GB additional memory. It also comes with up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD. The laptop has an upgraded Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS+) cooling system.

Key Specs

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H or Ryzen 9 5900HX
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 or 3080
  • 16GB of DDR4 3200MHz memory onboard plus one open SODIMM slot for up to 16GB additional memory
  • 512GB or 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD with RAID 0 support

Despite two displays, the laptop is 0.82 inch thick and weighs a reasonable 5.3 pounds.

ROG Strix SCAR 17 comes with a 17-inch full HD IPS-level panel with a 360Hz refresh rate, 3-millisecond response time, and 100% sRGB color gamut coverage. This makes it a laptop with the fastest display on any laptop. It is powered by a up to Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and up to RTX 3070. It packs up to 64GB RAM and 1TB SSD.

Asus has used liquid metal on the AMD CPUs, an extended heat spreader, and up to six heat pipes to keep the machine cool.

ROG Strix SCAR 17

Key Specs

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H or Ryzen 9 5900HX processor
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 with 8GB VRAM or 3080 with 16GB VRAM graphics
  • Up to 64GB dual-channel DDR4 3,200MHz SDRAM memory
  • 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (RAID 0) storage

It has a NumberPad touchpad and RGB Keyboard. The keyboard has optical mechanical switches to offer 0.2 ms response time and 1.9 mm travel.

The laptop packs 90 WHr battery and promises 12.2 hours web browsing.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 will be available form Q1 2021. Pricing will be confirmed at the time of availability.

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