Asus’ new ROG gaming laptop beast hides secret messages

Asus announced its latest gaming laptops and other goodies at its “Republic of Adventure Gamers: Borderless” virtual event, including two new laptops, six fashion accessories, and even a new video game.

The first in Asus’ new lineup is the ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition. This appears to be an enhanced variant of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 2022 gaming laptop, which impressed us in our review earlier this year and even made it into our best gaming laptops list. It comes with a 12th Gen i9-12950HX 2.3GHz CPU and a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti for a full upgrade experience – although we’re concerned about what effect this might have on battery life given how short it is on the regular version.