Asus ROG Strix GL504 SCAR II review (GL504GM – i7-8750H, GTX 1060)


  1. mario

    March 10, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Hello Andrei. First: congrats and many thanks for the job you are doing here.
    I'm looking for a laptop (for couple of months now :)): I only play some Steam games: cs:go (very long sessions), tf2, sometimes far cry, battlefield and COD; I don't want a laptop that scream "gaming" because I will also use it in the office, but usually I keep my laptops couple of years so let's say I want something "future-proof". After many hours (read: days) of searching and reading reviews and customer opinions now I'm stuck between Legion Y530 (8750H, GTX 1060, 144 hz) and ROG strix 504GM (8750H, GTX 1060, 144 hz). In my country (RO) the difference between those two is around 200-250 euro, with ROG the expensive one. Can you give me an advice? Both are looking good and perform very well but I'm worried about Legion becoming hot…

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 13, 2019 at 5:05 pm

      the Legion has the cleaner looks, but the ROG is sturdier made, gets an RGB keyboard, larger battery and overall better cooling. 200-250 EUR is a pretty steep price difference, but the ROG is the better product, as it competes with Lenovo's Legion 740 series

      • mario

        March 13, 2019 at 7:57 pm

        Yep. That's why I choose ROG. I received it today. If I will keep it :) I will come back with my personal opinion. Until now: the look is wow! As a man with a respectable age, I changed keyboard light to simply white and is looking amazing :)

  2. Timothy Van Iseghem

    July 18, 2019 at 7:35 pm


    When you were talking about the game performance , fps. Were those settings on ultra?

  3. Marco Conceicao

    September 27, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I looked at this article because it mentioned the temperatures of the laptop and the undervolting but I have to disagree on the aspect of not needing overboost on the laptop considering the most GPU punishing games like the infamous ARK can shoot the temperatures so high that as a precautionary measure the laptop enters suspend mode to protect the components should the fans not be set to Overboost. (Amusingly enough, ARK doesn't crash after you exit the suspend mode and you can continue playing like if you were gaming on a phone or tablet)

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