BRAVERY KNOWS NO BOUNDS
Hot on the heels of its groundbreaking predecessor, ROG Strix Hero II brings you even more power and style for MOBA esports gaming. We’ve upgraded its design with a super-narrow bezel that gives the laptop a solid, more compact look, and the ultrafast IPS-level display with its 144Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut delivers the smoothest, most vivid visuals so you can easily differentiate friends and foes. A desktop-grade keyboard with a 20-million-keystroke lifespan — twice the industry standard — provides unmatched reliability, while the patented RangeBoost multi-antenna system guarantees ultra-reliable, wider-ranging Wi-Fi coverage. This Windows 10 gaming laptop incorporates a HyperCool Pro thermal system for the extreme cooling performance required to get the most out of its 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics card. Strix Hero II has raised its game, so you can raise yours!
ULTRA-RESPONSIVE NARROW-BEZEL DISPLAY
To give you the maximum advantage in combat, Strix Hero II features the world’s first 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with a 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time — a must-have for hardcore gamers and esports players. The extremely high refresh rate ensures a true 144fps experience with minimal input lag, while the superfast response time reduces ghosting and motion blur to yield clearer visuals. The new design also results in less distracting frame, allowing for a more compact body that’s 2.33cm narrower than its predecessor. Strix Hero II is lighter, too, with an overall weight of just 2.4kg that maximizes your agility so you can take the fight with you, wherever you go!
CONTINUE TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES
By using a super-narrow-bezel display, there’s less distracting frame, so the chassis dimensions can be reduced to the minimum, making Strix Hero II narrower than ever without sacrificing precious screen space. A unique rubber frame surrounds the display — this not only protects the display from damage when you close the lid, but also visually enhances the slimness of the bezel for a more immersive feel.
ATTACK WITH NO FEAR
Inspired by a hero’s brave advance into battle, Strix Hero II features two contrasting brushed finishes that meet to create a dynamic slash running diagonally across its lid. Strix Hero II has a metallic Mystic Black finish with rear vents in Burning Red — colors that reflect a hero’s bold and fearless nature as he faces up to his next challenge.
Cyberpunk-inspired markings and two-way brushed finishes around and across the keyboard symbolize divided factions in battle. A special four-step in-mold roller process is used to achieve the unique textured finish and color overlays. This technique also results in a smudge-proof surface, ensuring Strix Hero II stays free of unsightly fingerprint marks.
LIGHT IT UP WITH AURA LIGHTING
Dim the lights, and watch Aura lighting take center stage. The ROG logo on the lid, the front light bar, transparent QWER keycaps and semi-transparent key sides allow Aura to shine brighter than ever before. Together, they add up to show off your own unique style.
EPIC COMPUTING POWER
Strix Hero II gives you the performance to overpower your opponents: it’s powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 six-core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. Storage isn’t an issue, with a 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD and a 1TB Seagate® FireCuda™ SSHD. Whichever way you specify your Strix Hero II, you’re well on your way to becoming a legend.
Strix Hero II is equipped with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core CPU, providing you 23% more performance over the previous generation. Intel Speed Shift and Turbo Boost technologies push the processor to speeds of up to 4GHz (four-core) and 3.9GHz (six-core) respectively. Intel Hyper-Threading enables up to 12 threads to handle every task quickly and efficiently, including simultaneous gaming, recording, and live-streaming.
The latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics architecture offers the highest possible gaming performance, new gaming technologies, and unmatched VR experiences. Strix Hero II features the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with up to 6GB GDDR5 VRAM and 1280 CUDA® cores, and the highest boost-clock speed of 1670MHz — 1.4x that of the previous generation. GeForce GTX 10-Series graphic cards also support Microsoft® DirectX® 12, enabling the newest visual effects and rendering techniques for gaming experiences that are more realistic than ever before.
With 16GB of high-performance DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel RAM, Strix Hero II has more than enough bandwidth to run the latest games smoothly, while at the same time consuming less energy.
Strix Hero II is fitted with a lightning-fast 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. With a potential bandwidth of up to 32Gbps, it offers superfast data-access speeds — so everything you do feels fast and smooth.
Used as primary storage or secondary storage to support an SSD, the 5400rpm FireCuda solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD) used in Strix Hero II loads games in less than half the time taken by 1TB 7200rpm HDDs — and it’s quieter, too. The SSHD takes note of your most frequently used files, and caches them onto its onboard flash memory. Over time, you’ll see a notable difference in loading times as the file-access speeds increase.
STAY COOL IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE
The HyperCool Pro thermal system has a host of features to help Strix Hero II get the most out of its high-performance GPU and CPU. There’s an extended cooling plate to spread heat evenly, and two high-performance 12V fans that deliver stronger airflow and increase air pressure to ensure a stable system even under heavy loads. HyperCool Pro also includes the patented Anti-Dust Cooling system that expels dust particles and dirt to improve system reliability and durability.
* Specifications may vary according to configuration.
UPGRADED 12V HIGH PERFORMANCE FANS WITH MORE BLADES
Strix Hero II has two upgraded high-performance fans with 71 liquid-crystal-polymer (LCP) fan blades — 20% more than its predecessor — for improved cooling. Compared to regular 5V fans, they spin 20% faster, improve airflow by up to 42.5%, and increase air pressure by up to 92%.
EXTENDED CLADDING FOR EVEN COOLING
The unique heat-pipe design includes an extended cladding plate that soaks up heat from the CPU and GPU, and distributes it evenly to avoid thermal throttling. This keeps chipset power components below 90°C — increasing system reliability and lifespan.
ANTI-DUST COOLING SYSTEM
The Anti-Dust Cooling system is a patented centrifugal fan module with two anti-dust tunnels. It works on the principle of centrifugal force, which acts on any object moving in a circular path, pushing it away from the center from which it is moving. Dust particles and dirt in the fan module are blown along the fan walls, and eventually expelled out of the chassis through the anti-dust tunnels. This prevents buildup on the heatsink fins and improves dust removal rate by an astounding 240%! Dust accumulation on the heatsink often results in compromised cooling performance. The Anti-Dust Cooling system delivers the cooling Strix Hero II requires for heated gaming marathons. Fan noise also decreases since the fans aren’t overworked.
ULTRATHIN FIN DESIGN
The special copper cooling fins used in Strix Hero II are just 0.1mm thin — half the thickness of regular fins. Narrower fins allow for more of them to be used in the cooling module; this increases the surface area for heat dissipation by up to 10%, while at the same time reducing air resistance by 7%.
When opened, normal laptop lids block airflow out of the rear which could, in some instances, cause overheating. The innovative and patented trapezoid-cut on Strix Hero II avoids this problem, and improves thermal efficiency by up to 27% over traditional designs.
While the dynamic fans automatically adjust their speed according to CPU and GPU temperatures, you can select different modes to suit the situation at hand. Fan Overboost is the most aggressive setting, with the fastest fan speed to fully exploit the power of Strix Hero II. Silent mode lowers the fan speed, ideal when you’re after some peace and quiet. A single press of the function key (Fn+F5) lets you quickly and easily regulate fan performance to control noise levels; it can also be accessed through ROG Gaming Center.
SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE
It’s time to get a better view of the gaming world. Strix Hero II features an IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut to deliver supersmooth and vibrant visuals. The 300cd/m² panel ensures 20%-brighter visuals compared to low-end IPS panels. With Strix Hero II, you’ll identify enemies easily, no matter how frantic the action.
ACTION-PACKED VIRTUAL REALITY/MIXED REALITY
The VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card puts you right in the middle of the action. Explore immersive worlds in smooth, low-latency, and stutter-free VR. Strix Hero II is also certified by Microsoft for Windows Mixed Reality applications.
* GeForce® GTX 1060 or better is required for smooth VR experiences.
RANGEBOOST FOR ZERO-DEAD-SPOT WI-FI CONNECTION
ROG Strix gaming laptops are the first in the world to feature multi-antenna Wi-Fi for 30% more range, higher Wi-Fi throughput, and fewer connection drops. Patented ROG RangeBoost technology combines four antennas located at the back and front of the machine with a unique algorithm that constantly scans and selects the best pair of antennas able to cover each other’s dead spots, resulting in the strongest possible signal. The latest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi standard delivers speeds of up to 1.7Gbps — twice that of 802.11ac 2x2 and 12x that of 802.11b/g/n!
KEYBOARD WITH HYPERSTRIKE PRO TECHNOLOGY
A revised keyboard with HyperStrike Pro technology puts decisive control at your fingertips. It features a desktop-inspired layout, four hotkeys, customizable RGB backlighting across four zones, a highlighted QWER key group with transparent key caps, and 0.25mm-deep keycap curves for more comfortable typing. Exclusive ROG Overstroke technology enables earlier key actuation and a longer over-stroke distance for fast, accurate and effortless keystrokes that increase your actions per minute. N-key rollover technology ensures multiple simultaneous keystrokes are instantly logged, while anti-ghosting ensures no false commands are registered — so you’re in full control when precision is needed. With a lifespan of 20 million key presses, Hero II has one of the most durable keyboards to be found in a laptop — double that of the current industry standard.
A KEYBOARD MADE FOR GAMING
The new layout follows the design of the best desktop-gaming keyboards. That means the entire keyboard module is now designed for the way your fingers are used to playing, with gaps between the function keys for easier identification, and isolated arrow keys for the most accurate fingertip control. The Space bar has also been extended and reshaped for more comfort and fewer misses — giving you the most accurate fingertip control.
ULTRA-DURABLE KEYBOARD WITH 20-MILLION-KEYSTROKE LIFE SPAN
The keyboard is extremely durable, with a 20-million-keystroke lifespan. ROG engineers redesigned the rubber domes, changing their shape and composition to make them even tougher to absorb the punishment and abuse of heated gaming sessions, so you have nothing to worry about. All you have to do is put your head down and advance fearlessly across the map.
Four gaming hotkeys sit isolated above the keyboard for quick access to the volume and mic mute controls, and the ROG Gaming Center. They’re carefully spaced to avoid accidental presses, and feature unique keycaps for easy identification by touch. Beneath them sits a full array of secondary function keys (F1 to F12). They’re strategically placed and grouped in fours, so you’ll intuitively know where each key is so you can stay focused on the action.
AURA SYNC FOR ULTIMATE PERSONALIZATION
Aura Sync technology gives your entire gaming setup a consistent look and feel. Match the colors of the ROG logo, keyboard, light bar on Strix Hero II with Aura Sync-supported gaming mice, headsets, and other peripherals. The full spectrum of colors and seven different lighting modes can be easily accessed via the Aura control panel.
CLEARER, LOUDER, AND MORE ACCURATE AUDIO
Strix Hero II delivers clearer, louder, and more accurate audio via powerful side-firing speakers that immerse you in sound. Smart-amplifier technology monitors audio output and makes real-time adjustments, so you can pump up the volume without worrying about damaging the cones — and that makes output up to twice as loud as before, with increased dynamic range and bass so you can hear even the most subtle sounds.
ARMED WITH ROG GAMING CENTER
Summon up ROG Gaming Center via the ROG hotkey to view a comprehensive dashboard filled with loads of useful information, including both CPU and GPU frequencies and temperatures — and use the control panel to make adjustments in real time. It gives you access ROG GameFirst, GameVisual, Sonic Studio, Aura Core, and XSplit Gamecaster, and you can even adjust fan settings! Your game preferences and parameters can be saved in the cloud so you can access them even when you change laptops. Download the ROG Gaming Center app to your Android or iOS device so you can keep all the controls close at hand.
* Software and compatibility may vary by product model.
QUICK-ACCESS GAMING CONNECTIONS
With one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (USB-C™, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, Strix Hero II makes connecting to the latest gaming peripherals a cinch. HDMI 2.0 supports 4K UHD output at up to 60Hz for supersmooth gaming, or enjoy 4K UHD content from Netflix or Amazon Prime on your large flat screen TV. Mini DisplayPort 1.2 supports 4K UHD output at up to 75Hz.