Coming to the keyboard, the RGB scheme continues to be an essential part in the Scar-II, while a faint camo finish on it is welcoming as well. The translucent WASD keys are visible to the gamers who love to play in pitch-dark rooms. The keyboard has a proper number pad and dedicated audio buttons, along with ROG Gaming Centre hotkey on top. Among the very few disappointments, though, is the front RGB strip, which is a bit distracting. While the device looks appealing with the strip's ambient lighting, life would have been better without it.
The sound of the cooling fan at maxed-out levels has been reduced significantly, but it is still short of perfection. The laptop heats up after a few hours of gaming and the vent on the right side blows hot air on to your hands if you are using a mouse. The entire gaming community uses a mouse while playing games, so this is one area Asus might like to work more on.
The I/O options are sorted with a SD card reader, one USB 3.0 port and Kensington lock slot on the right, while power, ethernet, HDMI, audio jack, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and one USB 3.0 Type-C port are on the left.
Priced at Rs 139,990, the Intel Core i7-8750H + 6GB GTX 1060 version of the Asus ROG Scar II seems to have been priced right between the MSI GL63-8RE and the Acer Helios 300. While everyone in the market is providing the exact same hardware in a similar price range, the Scar II adds a bit more value. Thin bezels, improved battery and better audio output make it an exciting package for your gaming on-the-go hardware.