out of stock ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704GW-EV045T 17.3in FHD 144hz i7-8750H RTX2070 Laptop $2,079.20 @ Sydneytec eBay

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This is the cheapest price I have seen so far for this laptop. The 17.3 inch Scar III model is yet to come by this month or next month however you save aprox 1000$ with this one.

The only differences that I know of between Scar II and Scar III are:

    1. Scar III has latest i7 9750h where as Scar II comes with last gen i7 8750h (i7 9750h is aprox 5% to 6% better than the previous gen is it worth $1000 more??)
    2. Scar III has some design changes and ASUS added a keystone feature (NFC Drive to save customization profile and Encrypted Drive to store sensitive data)

Full Specifications

Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory: 8GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM (Up to 32GB Maximum)
SSD:512GB M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0
Display: 17.3-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB
I/O Ports:
1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C
2x USB3.1 Gen 1
1x USB3.1 Gen 2
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x RJ-45 Jack
SD Card Reader
1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1x Kensington lock
Dimensions: 36.1 (W) x 26.2 (D) x 2.61 (H) cm
Weight: 2.9 Kg

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  • +6 votes

    Looks like an absolute beast. 8gb ram seems a bit low though.

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      I agree. I pulled the trigger on this one though because that was the cheapest RTX2070 laptop available for this price. Definitely I will upgrade the Ram to either 16Gb or 32 GB as soon as I get it.

    • +1 vote

      Pulled the trigger +1 … for this price , this 144mhz monitor and the RTX0270

      Surely will be upgrading the ram to 16g and maybe an 1TB nvme SSD

  • +1 vote

    Great deal for a 2070. Easy to upgrade ram if you need it.

  • +2 votes

    Just double check those ports.

    I initially bought the GL531GT from Scorptec which advertised USB-C and at least one USB-A gen 2 port. This was on shelf talkers and various websites. It was $1799 for that model.

    It had neither ports in the end.

    Apparently ASUS aren't always reliable with the specs they send out on pre-order devices.

    The design of the thing is great! The keys and independent buttons below the trackpad were awesome.

    However I took it back and opted for Metabox instead. For an extra $543 I was able to get an i7 9750, 32gb of Ram, 3 years warranty, upgraded Wifi and a 2060 (non max-q, which can perform better than a max-q 2070 in some tasks).

    Plus the ports I need including 2 USB-C as well as in glass fingerprint scanner and built in webcam.

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      This does not have Max-Q RTX2070 though. I have used Asus Branded laptops before so I can vouch for the quality and durability of their products. Not sure about Metabox since I have never used it before. And the 1799$ model must have been Gtx1070 or Rtx2060 model, I have been researching on this laptop, keeping an eye on the prices from different retailers since few months now and has never seen RTX2070 model gone down below 2k. I could be wrong :)

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        The $1799 was a GTX1660 and i7 8750h, a long way from an RTX2060.

        If that's a non max-q for under 2k that's great! A non max-q 2070 will beat a 2060. For $200 above the ASUS I initially bought it's well worth it. Though you'd need to add RAM desperately. 8gb is a joke. Might as well call it $2200ish.

        My point is though; be careful with what ASUS advertise. Make sure it has those ports, a non Max-Q etc. Because I felt like a guinea pig last time.

        Their build quality is nice. Amazing design (I love the lighting, great screen, great keys and touchpad). But yeah - double check you're getting what's advertised.

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          You are getting seriously ripped off if you are paying 120 for 8gig. You can get it for less than half that. So don't call it 2200.

  • -1 vote

    This looks great, been looking for a bigger screen laptop to replace my PC, but too pricey for me.
    Anyone recommend another 17”+ laptop at better price?
    Don’t need it to be a gaming laptop.

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    Thanks, the HP looks good. The Asus negative review has put me off it.
    Do most laptops just come with 1 year warranty?

    • +4 votes

      Personally I had not so great experience with HP. If I were you I would just stay away from HP in general. I never had issues with Asus Branded laptops but HP has been a nightmare for me. I had few HP tablets and 2 HP laptops in the past they all broke after warranty expired. The links that I posted earlier (as a reply) was just a quick search but spend a little more get any other brand than HP rest is up to you. I guess MSI comes with 2 years of warranty.

      https://www.wireless1.com.au/msi-gl72m-7rdx-1095au-17-3-gami...

    • +3 votes

      HP Business laptops OK. End consumer HP I wouldn't touch.

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      Lenovo L340 that was posted recently will be just fine.

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    Great deal
    Most importantly it has 6 cores same as 9750h
    Can someone inform if the 8750h vs 9750h difference in performance

    • +1 vote

      As I mentioned in the post only 5% to 6% increase in performance overall, if you are interested in detail comparisons please visit the website:

      https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-9750H-vs...

      It is up to you if you want to spend extra $ for i7 9750h. Dell is having a great g7 model on sale with latest processor, but with extra $$ on top however dell g7 comes with RTX2070 Max Q version. It is up to you if you want to compromise on GPU or CPU. I personally prefer full RTX2070 with i7 8750h rather than having i7 9750h with Max-Q GPU.

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