The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE and the new ROG Strix SCAR 17 was announced in the ROG For Those Who Dare virtual launch event, alongside the new ROG Flow X13, XG Mobile, and new monitor as well as the new ROG gaming peripherals.
ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE features the innovative ROG ScreenPad Plus to give gamers the advantage of a secondary screen for more usable onscreen space for gaming and productive tasks. ScreenPad Plus raises a few degrees when the laptop display is opened to give the user a comfortable viewing angle.
The ultraslim ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is powered by up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics. It comes with either a 120 Hz 4K display with 100% Adobe RGB color space coverage or a 300 Hz FHD display with a 3 ms response time and 100% sRGB color space coverage. Both panels are PANTONE Validated and feature thin-bezel designs and Adaptive-Sync technology.
Gamers can use the ScreenPad Plus secondary panel on the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE to browse the web, read emails, chat over instant messaging apps, or to stream or record gameplay. ROG worked with developers for additional interactive content on the secondary display, as well as partnered with XSplit Gamecaster to allow gamers to monitor their streams while gaming on the main display. In addition, ROG worked with Adobe for additional content creation tools for some of its creative software.
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE has a built-in Two-Way AI Noise-Cancellation feature that offers clear communication, while the upgraded speakers provide crisp and rich audio. The inclusion of Dolby Atmos brings entertainment to life, giving users exceptional audio quality when listening to music, as well as providing three-dimensional precision audio to allow users to pinpoint the source of in-game sounds.
The upgraded Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS+) cooling system on the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SEallows more power to be fed to the CPU and GPU without increasing noise levels. The design provides an air intake underneath the secondary display to aid cooling. It features new Arc Flow fans that increase airflow by 13% over the previous generation, transfers heat from the AMD CPU with a liquid-metal thermal compound, and uses five heat pipes and four heatsinks with increased surface area.
ROG Strix SCAR 17
ROG Strix SCAR 17 is a gaming powerhouse that can be specified with up to GeForce RTX 3080 graphics and up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor CPU. It has up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR-3200 MHz memory and features new fans and liquid-metal cooling.
Designed as the ultimate portable esports machine, SCAR 17 offers superfast visuals on the world’s fastest laptop display, a 360 Hz FHD panel with a 3 ms response time. An optional 165 Hz WQHD panel combines fluidity with higher detail and a DCI-P3 color gamut. Both options have Adaptive-Sync technology, and ROG engineers worked on reducing the bezel size to offer a larger screen-to-body ratio for more immersive gaming.
SCAR 17 has a quad-speaker design and Dolby Atmos sound enhancement to give gamers a competitive edge, allowing them to accurately pinpoint the source of in-game noises like footsteps or gunfire. The built-in Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation feature filters out ambient noises for crystal-clear in-game communication, even when gaming in noisy environments.
The larger 90 Wh battery now provides up to 12 hours of video playback on a single charge, with support for fast charging and compatibility with 100-watt USB Type-C power adapters.
The optical mechanical keyboard of SCAR 17 features per-key RGB lighting, 1.9 mm key travel and zero debounce delay for near-instantaneous inputs. The trackpad is also 85% larger than the one found on the previous model, making it easier to use while on the go.
SCAR 17 is more compact than its predecessor, and this new design also includes a higher-density RGB light bar around the front edge of the chassis, an additional light strip under the display, a set of three user-swappable hinge caps and a bold new aesthetic inspired by athletic gear.
A refined cooling system extracts peak performance from SCAR 17 while lowering noise levels by 3 dB compared to the last generation. Refinements include the use of a liquid-metal thermal compound on the AMD CPU, new Arc Flow fans with special blade tips that reduce turbulence with an aerodynamic wave pattern and a more efficient self-cleaning cooling system.
Pricing And Availability
Stay tuned to the upcoming ROG Malaysia official local launch announcement for the availability and pricing of the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE and ROG Strix SCAR 17.