Official ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704GM-DH74 Owner’s Lounge

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  1. B0B

    B0B Notebook Evangelist

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    Greetings everyone! I'm Bob Of All Trades on YT and HID is gracious enough to lend me their GL704 per my request. I'm anxious to cover the thin bezel 17" model as their chassis size is nearly identical to the traditional 15" gaming laptop chassis.

    The benefits aside from potential improved thermals is that a 17" FHD laptop allows its user to use 100% scaling in windows without eyestrain. While this might seem silly to many, the quality of life here is very high. All font and apps are now crystal clear! (Obviously there's more benefits to the larger footprint)

    I value HID as their services provide one the best Fire-And-Forget laptop solutions. I'm asked daily if I can apply these techniques to viewers laptops and HIDevolution makes it easy to not only have this done professionally, but affordable AND warrantied as well.

    The review will be linked HERE once complete. If you have any questions, hop to it!

    The specs on this are exactly they way I would order this for myself:

    Custom Built ASUS ROG Strix II GL704GM-DH74 SCAR Edition - 17.3" FHD 144Hz w/ nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    -LCD Panel
    17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) 144Hz 3ms IPS-Level Anti-glare Display
    -Minimize LCD Backlight Bleed
    Yes, quality check and give me a panel with minimal backlight bleed. - $100.00
    -Display Warranty
    30 Days Zero Defective Pixel Warranty (perfect panel guarantee) - $35.00
    -Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 w/ 6GB GDDR5
    -Processor
    Intel 8th Generation "Coffee Lake" Core i7-8750H (2.2-4.1GHz) 6 Core - 12 Thread Processor, 9MB Smart Cache
    -Thermal Interface Materials
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on CPU + GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces – BEST PERFORMANCE – installed by HIDevolution - $95.00
    -Memory
    HIDevolution Approved Standard 16GB Dual Channel DDR4/2666MHz (2 x 8GB) - installed by HIDevolution - $85.00

    -ASUS Approved 256GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD

    -1TB 5400 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 7mm Hard Drive

    -802.11ac 2*2 +Bluetooth 5.0

    -Operating System Clean Install
    yes, Clean Install of Windows 10 including 32GB Clean Install Flash Drive - $40.00

    -Office Software
    None
    -Power Adapter
    1 x 180W AC Power Adapter (supports 100-240V)
    I-nternal Battery
    Internal 4 cell battery, 66WHrs
    -Warranty and Service
    Asus 360 1 Year Warranty + LIFETIME HIDevolution Techni ...
    Warranty and Service
    Asus 360 1 Year Warranty + LIFETIME HIDevolution Technical Support
    Accidental Damage Protection
    1 Year Accidental Damage Protection
     
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  2. Mohamed Ilyas Hasan

    Mohamed Ilyas Hasan Newbie

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    how is the battery life? is there option to disable nvidia and just use the intel graphic?
     
  3. Jalen9762

    Jalen9762 Notebook Consultant

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    No it will run on g-sync the whole time I would imagine you would only get around 2 hours of battery life

    Sent from my H3223 using Tapatalk
     
  4. B0B

    B0B Notebook Evangelist

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    This GL704 has G-Sync?
     
  5. Jalen9762

    Jalen9762 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm sorry Bob no G-sync your correct but it does not have Optimus either tho

    Sent from my H3223 using Tapatalk
     
  6. B0B

    B0B Notebook Evangelist

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    My understanding is that the 15” 1060 has Optimus and the 1070 didn’t.

    I would love it if this didn’t! Not a fan of Optimus at all.
     
  7. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    i have the 1070 version and there's no optimus.
     
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