ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix Hero Edition Notebook

ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix Hero Edition Notebook

ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix Hero Edition Notebook

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Product Highlights

  • 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core
  • 16GB DDR4 | 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080 120 Hz IPS Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 2-in-1 SD Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB Type-C | Mini DP | HDMI
  • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
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ASUS Strix Hero Edition overview

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The 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix Hero Edition Notebook from Asus is a gaming-focused system designed for users who want a system that looks and performs the part. It's powered by a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, 16GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Thanks to the hardware, you'll be able to efficiently multitask, quickly open frequently used programs, and play graphically demanding games. Moreover, it features a 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, which offers a smoother gaming experience.

For storage, it's equipped with a 256GB NVMe M.2 solid-state drive and a 1TB 5400 rpm Seagate FireCuda hybrid hard drive. if you need more storage space, you can attach external storage options using its multiple USB ports as well as its 2-in-1 media card reader. Other integrated features include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 4.1, an HD webcam, microphones, speakers, a backlit keyboard, HDMI and Mini DisplayPort outputs, and a combo audio in/out jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home (64-Bit).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series Graphics Cards
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards can deliver up to a 40% increase in performance over the previous generation. Not only are they powerful, they can deliver similar performance to their desktop counterparts with a slight performance difference. This changes mobile gaming, allowing you to max out your game's visuals settings so you can enjoy it at its best. Furthermore, this system is VR-ready so you can enjoy VR games and apps for a different take on computing.
120 Hz IPS Display
This notebook is equipped with a 120 Hz IPS display, which provides you with low lag, 100% sRGB coverage, and wide 178° viewing angles. With these features combined, you'll be able to spot your enemies easily and enjoy a smoother gaming experience.
Backlit Keyboard
The ROG Strix Hero Edition is built with an RGB-backlit keyboard with four customizable zones. It also has four extra hotkeys, support for N-key rollover, and 0.25mm-deep curved keycaps for a comfortable typing experience.
Thumping Audio
Built with two side-firing speakers and Smart Amplifier technology, this laptop is able to deliver loud audio with increased dynamic range and bass without damaging the cones. Furthermore, ROG Sonic Studio III adds in-game noise cancellation and voice-volume stabilization for gaming.
Asus ROG Gaming Center
Asus ROG Gaming Center is an optional, downloadable software that lets you monitor and adjust system settings such as CPU and GPU frequencies, voltage and temperatures, and more. Gaming Center also encompasses other software and features such as ROG GameFirst, Aura Core, and XSplit GameCaster.
Staying Cool
This system has been upgraded with 12-volt fans, which spin faster for better airflow and cooling efficiency.

Windows 10 Home

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
In the Box
ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix Hero Edition Notebook
  • Power Cable & Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ASUS Strix Hero Edition specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.8 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.8 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 16 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 32 GB
    Memory Type DDR4 SDRAM
    Memory Speed 2400 MHz
    User-Replaceable Memory 2 x 8 GB
    Available Memory Slots None
    Memory Slot Type 260-Pin SO-DIMM
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Panel Type IPS
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Touchscreen None
    Maximum Brightness 300 cd/m2
    Available Slots None
    Total Capacity 1.256 TB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 256 GB M.2 PCIe
    Hybrid Storage 1 x 1 TB 2.5" SATA SSHD
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x Mini DisplayPort
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Integrated Microphone
    Integrated Speaker
    Media Card Slots SD
    Network 1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Modem None
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5; Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    MU-MIMO Support 2 x 2
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
    Mobile Broadband None
    GPS None
    NFC None
    Webcam User-Facing: 720p Video
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Watt Hours / Type 64 Wh
    Cells 4
    Output Voltage 19 VDC
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Supply 1 x 180 W
    Operating System Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
    Security BIOS Booting, HDD User Password Protection, Kensington Lock Slot
    Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Features: Backlight
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.1 x 0.9 x 10.3" / 383.5 x 22.9 x 261.6 mm
    Weight 5.1 lb / 2.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.9 x 12.7 x 3.3"

    ASUS Strix Hero Edition reviews

    15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix Hero Edition Notebook is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful I purchased this computer after buying the gopro fusion in order to render 5.2k 360 videos. It is fast and powerful allowing me to process large files in a short time. B&H had the best price after shopping around.
    Date published: 2018-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gaming machine without going crazy with the $$$$ I am an IT tech and use many many different laptops. I bought this laptop for photo editing and gaming. I installed Skyrim and it's running with ultimate video settings.� I am sure a gamer has read up a lot on what games this can play so I won't go on about that as Skyrim is the most complex game I play. Maybe not for long.� Size and weight are great. I am surprised that this laptop is a thin as it is and not very heavy either.� Screen - Awesome. There was a little leaking in one corner, but I ran some online laptop video calibration software and got the setting just right. It's bright and clear, no glare, and I can see it at any angle. Build - bottom very solid. Nice and square with good feet and sits very solid on a table. The keys are a bit smaller than full size but you get a number pad, which is also smaller. I like the keys, I type a lot and fast and this one feels nice. The� keys have a little dip in the middle and very quiet. I don't like the tiny tiny delete key that is up right of the F12 key.� I like the arrow keys being a bit lower, this makes them easy to find and great for gaming. Lid and screen, not very sturdy. The lid is a bit flexible, so be a bit careful. The hinges feel strong. It's very nice to have the sound keys and mic keys up above the F1 key. Very helpful for adjust sound even when in full screen game or program. Lite up keys - love them. I am not that picky about have to have just the gaming keys lit up or whatever, just having light is great for me.� Back of lid - um, unless you are 14 you probably don't care about have an Asus lite up logo on the lid. NO you can not turn it off. BUT I put a Star Wars "big head" type removable wall sticker right over it. That works for me.� Touch Pad. Yes it totally sucks. I installed a different driver that was not listed under this models drivers. I found it from the forum. Works just fine now.� Speakers - I think they are fine. If I want to blast music I always use a small powerful USB speaker. For games, they sound great, I can hear footstep coming for left or right in Skyrim with the sound only half way up.
    Date published: 2018-03-14
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