ASUS ROG Announces Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition and Flow X16

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During the recently concluded For Those Who Dare: Boundless virtual event, ASUS Republic of Gamers has just announced multiple products including two high-performance ROG Strix and ROG Flow gaming laptops, a series of new bags and apparel from ROG Slash, and a standalone first-person parkour game for ROG Citadel XV.

ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition

ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE

The new ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition houses the latest hardware and cutting-edge cooling solutions to power class-leading gaming experiences. Powered by the brand-new Intel Core i9-12950HX, an incredibly powerful 65 W laptop CPU, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition is also equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU to deliver flawless visuals on either its QHD 240 Hz or FHD 360 Hz panel options with 3ms response times, Dolby Vision support, and adaptive sync compatibility.

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.

You can see the full specs below:

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition (2022)
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″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 360 Hz / 3 ms, 100% sRGB, IPS-level panel with Adaptive Sync and Dolby Vision 17.3″ 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 4 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
Weight3.0 kg

ROG Flow X16

ROG Flow X16

The Flow X16 is the third addition to the ROG Flow family, and the most powerful yet. Featuring an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU with a MUX Switch, the Flow X16 offers unmatched versatility, and includes full support for the XG Mobile family of external GPUs.

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. 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.

You can see the full specs below:

ASUS ROG Flow X16 (2022)
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   16″ 16:10 IPS QHD (2560×1600), 165Hz, 3ms, 100% DCI-P3, 500 nits, touchscreen display with Adaptive-Sync, Pantone Validated, and Dolby Vision
Memory2 x SO-DIMM Up to 64 GB DDR5 4800 MHz
StorageUp to 2 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
Weight2.0-2.1 kg

Expanded ROG Slash Fashion Line

new ROG Slash products

Inspired by cyberpunk and the code that builds our modern virtual world, these products offer versatile bag and apparel options, are built with premium materials, and are designed with gaming culture at their core.

ROG Slash is also defined by its versatile utility and durable build quality. With adjustable straps, multiple compartments, and water-repellent TPU materials, the Crossbody Bag, Backpack, Hip Bag, and Protective Laptop Bag are ready to secure the essentials of everyday life, while the new Cobra Buckle Cap and Bucket Hat offer standout style and protection from the elements.

Players vault to new heights in SCAR Runner

rog citadel scar runner xv

Available as an expansion of the ROG Citadel XV game, SCAR Runner is a first-person parkour game following the story of X, who is in a race against time to recover critical information. This title also ties in with the physical chassis of the ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition, with clues hidden on the laptop itself.

No local pricing or availability has been announced for any of these products as of writing.


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