The Scar II and Zephyrus M are both powerful
gaming laptops from ASUS, but which should you pick? They both have very similar specs,
but the Scar II is a little cheaper, so let’s compare them in depth and help you find out
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specs. Both laptops have the same Intel i7-8750H 6 core CPU. In both of my units I’ve got
32GB of DDR4-2666 memory running in dual channel, the most they both support, though most configurations
will sell with 16GB. As for graphics they’ve both got the same
Nvidia GTX 1070, no Max-Q here just the full regular 1070. Both screens are 15.6” 1080p
144Hz AHVA panels with a 3ms response time, although the Zephyrus has G-Sync while the
Scar 2 does not. For storage both have a single NVMe capable
M.2 slot populated with a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD and a 1TB hard drive installed in the single
2.5” drive bay, but storage options may vary when purchasing. For network connectivity both laptops have
support for 802.11ac WiFi and bluetooth version 5, however only the Scar 2 has an ethernet
port available, so if you want to plug in via ethernet with the Zephyrus M you’ll
need a USB dongle. Both laptops have a brushed metal lid, although
the Scar 2 is more of a grey or silver while the Zephyrus is black. The interior of the
Zephyrus is matte black metal while the Scar 2 has this carbon fiber camo pattern. As for size differences they’re the same depth,
but the Scar is actually a couple of centimeters smaller in width, which is why it’s able to
have thinner bezels. The Zephyrus is a fair bit thinner though, even with the lid open.
Opening the lid of the Zephyrus will rise the bottom up to allow air flow, making it
slightly higher, and we’ll see how this helps cool the components later. In terms of weight differences the Scar 2
was around 60 grams lighter, so not much of a difference, but with the 230 watt power
bricks and cables for charging included the Zephyrus is now 260 grams heavier, honestly
not what I expected given it’s the thinner laptop. Both laptops felt well built to me, if I had
to pick one though I’d say the Scar 2 felt maybe slightly more solid which may just be
due to the extra thickness. For the I/O on the left both have the power
input, HDMI 2.0 output, and 3.5mm audio combo jack. The Zephyrus has 3 USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
ports, while the Scar has two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports. Otherwise the Scar also has
gigabit ethernet, Mini DisplayPort 1.2 output, and a USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port, but no Thunderbolt
support unfortunately. On the right they’ve both got a single USB
3.1 Gen2 Type-A port and Kensington lock, while the Scar has an SD card slot which the
Zephyrus is missing, but the Zephyrus has a USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port like the scar,
but it supports Thunderbolt 3 unlike the Scar 2. On the back both have air exhaust vents towards
the left and right corners, while on the front they’re just smooth, although the Scar has
an RGB light bar, but more on that later. Both laptops have their speakers up towards
the front corners. Both were definitely above average and had some bass present, but I think
the speakers in the Scar 2 were better. Speaking of sounds, both laptops play these
sounds when you boot them up. Thankfully this can be disabled through the
BIOS for both. Up on the brushed metal lids both have the
ROG logo towards the side. The logo on the Zephyrus lights up red while the laptop is
powered on, while the Scar’s is RGB, matching the same effect applied to the keyboard and
front light bar. Fingerprints are pretty obvious on the brushed
finish of the lids, though not too difficult to wipe away, and not as obvious on the matte
interiors. The interior of the Scar is advertised as being smudge proof, and although they were
still viewable they’re harder to see here on camera, so I guess it’s working alright. Underneath the rubber feet did a good job
of preventing both laptops from moving around while in use. There’s no air vents on the
base of the Zephyrus like the Scar has, as the bottom panel opens up when you open the
lid for air flow. Both laptops could be opened up pretty easily
using a Phillips head screwdriver. The Zephyrus is a little more involved as you’ve got
to first remove the bottom panel that gets pushed down when you open up the lid. It gets
bent from two metal feet in the corners upon opening, so it will be interesting to see
how this lasts over many years and opens. After that the second panel is removed, and
just like the Scar we get access to the single 2.5 inch drive bay, single M.2 slot, two memory
slots, WiFi card and battery. Now onto the screens. As mentioned earlier
both are 15.6” 1080p 144Hz AHVA panels with 3ms response times, although the Zephyrus
has G-Sync while the Scar 2 does not. The viewing angles on both were excellent, as
AHVA is essentially IPS. In terms of brightness the Scar 2 was a little
brighter at all brightness levels, although both had the same 870:1 contrast ratio. I’ve also measured the colour gamut of both
screens using the Spyder 5 Pro, and in my testing the Zephyrus was just slightly ahead,
although it was extremely close, either way fairly decent for gaming laptops I think. I’ve taken a long exposure photo in a dark
room as a worst case backlight bleed test, and both were sort of similar. There were
some minor imperfections along the bottom and from the top right corners, however I
never actually noticed this with either laptop during normal use, but this will vary between
individual laptops. Overall they’re basically pretty much the
same panel with no noticeable differences, other than you get G-Sync with the Zephyrus,
though arguably that’s less important if you’re running high frame rates with a 144Hz
panel anyway. While moving the screens there was some flex,
perhaps just slightly more from the Scar, though both were fairly rigid overall due
to the metal exterior. They’ve both also got hinges towards the far left and right
corners, further aiding in stability. Both laptops can also be easily opened with one
finger, demonstrating a fairly even weight distribution, I had no issues using either
on my lap. They both have a 720p camera, above the display
in the center for the Zephyrus and down the bottom on the side for the thin bezeled Scar
2. The camera isn’t great, still quite blurry
and grainy even with decent lighting. The microphone sounds alright, although it does
seem to pick up a bit of its own fan noise. The camera doesn’t look great and the placement
is pretty bad, it’s right down the bottom right corner, so even sitting in the of the
laptop I have to put the screen right back and the angle still looks weird. The microphone
sounds alright, but as there’s basically always fan noise you’ll be able to hear
some of it. Both keyboards have RGB lighting, although
they’re both controlled in 4 separate zones through the ASUS Aura software, so no individual
key backlighting with either. This software is also used to control the effects of the
lighting bar and lid logo with the Scar. You can’t give separate lighting effects to
the front bar, keyboard or lid logo, so the same effect will apply to all three, but you
can set different static colours individually to the three areas. Both were good to type with, but I preferred
the Scar 2 personally, the keys just felt nicer to me, maybe because the Scar has 1.8mm
of travel distance while the Zephyrus has 1.7mm. Here’s how both sound while typing
to try and give you an idea of what to expect. Above the keyboards both laptops have the
same keys for adjusting speaker volume up or down, microphone mute, and a button to
open the ROG gaming center software, which lets you monitor the system. Both power buttons
are found towards the right, and they’ve got air vents up the back in the center to
help cool the internals. Both had a little keyboard flex while intentionally
pushing down hard, but this was never an issue during normal use, and less of an issue than
you’d expect with the Zephyrus considering it’s propped up when open. Both touchpads were smooth to the touch and
use precision drivers, so they worked well. The Scar 2 has physically separate left and
right click buttons and also appears to be a tiny bit smaller, although I didn’t actually
measure them so can’t confirm. Personally I preferred using the touchpad on the Scar
2, though both were quite good. The battery in the scar was a little bigger,
at 66 watt hours compared to the 55 watt hour battery in the Zephyrus. While using the Zephyrus
with G-Sync enabled, the Nvidia 1070 graphics will be in use the entire time. You do get
the option to disable G-Sync and instead use the Intel integrated graphics though, but
this requires a reboot to complete, but it’s not actually improving battery life by that
much anyway, just a 20 minute difference in this test. Although the Scar 2 doesn’t have G-Sync,
it uses the Nvidia 1070 graphics the entire time and is not able to swap to Intel integrated
graphics, so the battery life suffers as a result. By the time both laptops got to around
10% battery left, the in game frame rate dropped to around 10 FPS and it was no longer playable.
You’ll probably want to keep the power brick and cables close by with either laptop. Thermal testing was completed with slightly
different room temperatures, 18 degrees celsius for the Zephyrus and 21 degrees Celsius for
the Scar, so all temperatures here are reported using Delta-T over ambient in degrees celsius.
Basically this just means that the room temperature was subtracted from the measured temperature
to try and normalize the results, despite both laptops having been tested in slightly
different temperatures. Both laptops have shared heatpipes too, so a change in one component
may affect the other. I also briefly need to talk about overboost
mode. By default, while running both laptops at stock with a combined CPU and GPU load,
gaming for example, the TDP of the 8750H in the Zephyrus was capped at 30 watts while
the Scar 2 had a slightly higher 35 watt cap. With overboost mode enabled, the 8750H in
both laptops gets boosted to the usual 45 watt TDP and the fans will also be maxed out
to help keep things cool, this will be important later. Starting down the bottom of the graph in the
light blue and green bars we can see the idle temperatures of the CPU and GPU respectively.
The Zephyrus M was a fair bit cooler than the Scar 2, just 21 degrees warmer than ambient.
While gaming, shown by the yellow and orange bars, the Zephyrus was again a little cooler
than the Scar. The red and pink bars show the same gaming tests but with both CPUs undervolted
by -0.090v and the fans maxed out due to overboost mode, and both laptops see a nice improvement
to temperatures, though the Zephyrus is still a little cooler than the Scar. Stress testing was run with Aida64 and the
Heaven benchmark running at the same time in order to try and fully utilize both the
processor and graphics. Continuing our way up the graph with the purple and dark blue
bars we can see the temperatures of the CPU and GPUs at stock respectively. There was
less of a difference between the two, but the Zephyrus was still a little cooler than
the Scar. With the fans maxed out from overboost mode and same -0.090v undervolt applied to
the CPU, the Scar was finally slightly cooler than the Zephyrus for the first time, by just
a couple of degrees in this test. Just quickly in case you wanted to see the
actual data regardless of differences in room temperature here it is. Something to note
that in this data the Zephyrus shows as cooler in all tests, we only saw the Scar slightly
better earlier in the black and white bars because it was tested in a slightly warmer
environment. I believe that overall the Zephyrus is able to run cooler as a result of the CPU
running at a lower TDP on average when compared with the Scar 2. These are the average clock speeds for the
same tests just shown. In all tests the graphics in the Zephyrus were averaging higher clock
speeds than the Scar, while the CPU in the Scar was averaging higher clock speeds than
the Zephyrus, and we’ll see how this difference affected games soon. The Scar 2 is able to
get full CPU boost performance while undervolted, both in gaming and stress test, shown by the
red and black bars respectively. Even without the CPU undervolt, in yellow and purple, the
Scar is a fair bit ahead of the Zephyrus in average CPU speeds. This graph shows the average TDP of the CPUs
while running these tests. While running with Overboost mode the CPU clock speeds rise as
we just saw, as both have a maximum 45 watt TDP, however we can see that while under a
combined CPU and GPU load, while actually playing games for example, the TDP on the
Zephyrus M is actually lower, which explains why we saw lower clock speeds in the last
graph, and also probably helps it run cooler compared to the Scar too. Here are the average CPU clock speeds while
under a CPU only load, and both laptops are very close together, with the Scar 2 just
not quite able to hit the full 3.9GHz turbo boost speed at stock. Despite this though,
it’s worth remembering the Scar was coming out ahead under a combined CPU and GPU load
while the Zephyrus wasn’t. To try and demonstrate this practically, here’s
how both laptops scored in Cinebench, a CPU benchmark. Both laptops were running with
Overboost mode enabled, so fans were maxed out and CPUs were running with 45 watt TDP,
and we’re seeing very similar performance from both, even before undervolting this is
excellent performance for the i7-8750H. Here are the average GPU clock speeds while
under a graphical only workload, and the Zephyrus M was coming out ahead here, with faster clock
speeds at stock than the overclocked Scar 2, but we’ll see if this actually affects
gaming performance later. As for the external areas where you’ll actually
be touching, at idle both were in the low 30s. While gaming they both get to the low
40s in the center and then around 50 right up the back, though more of the keyboard on
the Scar 2 seems to remain cool, and there’s no real difference with the stress tests running.
With the fans maxed out the temperatures of both drop a few degrees. As for the fan noise produced by the laptops,
I’ll let you have a listen to some of these tests. At idle both still had audible fans, but the
Scar 2 was louder than the Zephyrus. While gaming the Scar 2 was still a bit louder,
and there wasn’t a noticeable difference while under stress test. With the fans maxed
out they’re closer together, but the Scar is still a bit louder than the Zephyrus. Finally let’s take a look at some gaming
benchmarks, all games were run at 1080p, the native resolution of the displays. All games
were tested with Overboost mode enabled on both laptops for best performance. Fortnite was tested using the replay feature
with the same test run, though as the laptops were tested a few months apart it’s not
the exact same replay, but as close as possible. At epic settings the Scar 2 is performing
8% better when compared with the Zephyrus M, and that difference rises rapidly at the
lower setting levels. The Overwatch results aren’t exactly comparable
as I changed my testing methodology a few months ago from playing with the bots to using
a run through the practice range. In practice I’ve found very similar results to actually
playing though, the practice range test is just much easier to reproduce. With that in
mind though, the Scar 2 is seeing 5% better average frame rates at epic settings, with
a much larger 38% improvement seen to the 1% low. Dota 2 was tested using an intensive replay,
this does not represent real world game play, which would likely see better results. At
ultra settings there was just a 4% improvement with the Scar over the Zephyrus, but this
increases to a 12% improvement with all settings at minimum. Assassin’s Creed Origins was tested with the
built in benchmark, and is fairly heavy on the CPU. In this test the Scar was scoring
30% better in average frame rates at ultra settings, and 22% better in the 1% low result,
one of the largest differences between the two laptops in the games I’ve tested. Far Cry 5 was also tested using the built
in benchmark, and the results are a bit closer together now, with the Scar 2 8% better in
average frame rates at ultra settings, with the Zephyrus ahead for 1% low results at all
setting levels. CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical benchmark,
and the Scar 2 was getting average frame rates 12% higher than the Zephyrus M at max settings,
with a smaller 4% improvement to the 1% low. This rises higher at the lowest settings,
with the Scar 2 now averaging 25% better for average FPS. Rainbow Six Siege was tested using the built
in benchmark, and we’re seeing a 15% improvement to average frame rates at ultra settings in
this test with the Scar, though realistically the frame rates from either laptop are still
quite high. Watch Dogs 2 is an intensive game, and was
one of the tests that saw a small difference between the two laptops. At ultra settings
the Scar 2 is just under 3% ahead of the Zephyrus in terms of average frame rates, though a
much larger 32% improvement to 1% low result was seen. At the lower setting levels the
Zephyrus actually comes ahead for 1% low and closes the gap between averages, coming out
ahead at low settings. Ghost Recon is another resource intensive
game, and in this one the Scar 2 was coming out 14% better at ultra settings in average
FPS, but as we can see this rises as the setting levels drop down, increasing to 25% higher
at low settings. The Witcher 3 saw a similar result, with a
10% boost to average frame rates at ultra settings, though like Overwatch the 1% lows
from the Zephyrus are down significantly compared to the Scar at all levels other than ultra. PUBG was tested using the replay feature with
the same test run, though like fortnite due to the gap of a couple of months it wasn’t
the exact same replay file. At ultra settings the Scar 2 was seeing a 15% improvement when
compared to the Zephyrus M. Battlefield 1 was tested playing the first
campaign mission, and at ultra settings the Scar 2 was getting around 12% higher average
frame rates, but honestly I couldn’t tell you the difference between them, the game
was playing very well on both. Shadow of War was tested with the built in
benchmark, and saw the smallest difference between the two laptops, with the Scar 2 just
2.5% ahead of the Zephyrus at ultra settings, and then also not too much of a difference
at the other levels. DOOM was tested using Vulkan, and the Scar
2 was scoring 11% faster average frame rates at ultra settings in this test, a 12% improvement
to 1% low, and then similar results at the other setting levels. As for synthetic benchmarks I’ve tested Heaven,
Valley and Superposition from Unigine, as well as Firestrike, Timespy and VRMark from
3DMark. There was much less of a difference between the two here, although the Scar 2
was still just outperforming the Zephyrus M. Overall the Scar 2 was coming out 11% better
when averaging the results of all games tested at max settings, quite a big improvement. This was a much larger difference than I expected
considering they’ve got the same specs. Going into this comparison I was expecting
the Zephyrus to be slightly ahead, given it was running cooler and the clock speeds of
the graphics were higher. The difference in performance seems to come
down to the active TDP of the CPU while gaming. As mentioned earlier in the temperature testing,
at stock the CPU of the Scar runs at 35 watts, while the Zephyrus runs at 30 watts. Despite
both being able to reach a 45 watt TDP under a CPU only load, while under combined CPU
and GPU load the Scar seems to be performing better. If you’re playing with an external monitor
with higher resolution I’d expect the gap to close, as the GPU would be relied on more
than the CPU, and as I was seeing higher average clock speeds from the GTX 1070 in the Zephyrus
it might actually start to help out more there. This is the only reason I can think of that
explains the difference in performance, as both laptops have the same 8750H CPU, GTX
1070 graphics, and even the same amount of dual channel memory running at the same speed
and timings. There was a little difference in Nvidia drivers as I tested them at different
times, but this much change due to drivers in modern laptops is unheard of. In any case though, all games tested were
getting great results on either laptop, and if I was doing a blind test on either I don’t
think I’d be able to spot the difference, either laptop should give you an excellent
gaming experience. We’ll just quickly look at the hard drive
speeds, as this may be irrelevant as both laptops are available with different drive
configurations. Both have a single NVMe M.2 slot with 512GB drives installed, I was seeing
faster writes with the Scar, but faster reads from the Zephyrus. They both also had a 1TB
SSHD installed in the single 2.5 inch drive bay, and I was seeing much better results
from the Scar although I’m not sure why. According to hardware info both are reporting
as being the same Seagate model, but I was consistently getting these speeds, however
it seems like speeds can vary quite a bit between different drives. The Scar 2 does
have an SD slot on the right hand side, but I had trouble getting my cards recognized
even after reinstalling the drivers from ASUS, so I wasn’t able to test the speeds. Now perhaps the most important difference,
the price. This will change over time, so check out the links in the description for
up to date pricing. At the time of recording though, the Zephyrus M is around $250 USD
more than the Scar II, so is it worth the extra money? Both have positives and negatives, so you’ll
have to weigh them both up and decide what’s best for you. The Zephyrus has G-Sync while
the Scar does not, however the Zephyrus has no Ethernet port which will mean either WiFi
or dongle life. The Scar 2 has an SD slot while the Zephyrus doesn’t, but the Zephyrus
has a Thunderbolt port which the Scar is missing. The Zephyrus is a little thinner, but also
wider, while the Scar has an awkwardly placed bottom side camera due to its thinner bezels. Perhaps most importantly from a gaming laptop,
in pretty much all games tested the Scar 2 was coming out ahead of the Zephyrus M, which
as discussed seems to be due to the difference in CPU performance. Despite this though, both
still offer a great gaming experience, and I don’t think the extra FPS I was getting
from the Scar really gives you any noticeable overall improvement, so I wouldn’t let that
alone be the deciding factor. As the CPU TDP was a bit lower on the zephyrus it was also
running a little cooler and quieter as a result. So which of these two laptops would you guys
pick? The ASUS Zephyrus M or ASUS Scar II? Let me know what you guys thought down in
the comments, and let me know what other laptops you want to see compared, as this video was
made due to a high number of requests. Thanks for watching, and don’t forget to subscribe
for future comparisons and tech videos like this one.

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100 thoughts on “ASUS Scar II vs Zephyrus M – Gaming Laptop Comparison

  • November 21, 2018 at 10:30 am

    0:55 should be 6 cores 12 threads, oops!

  • February 8, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    2 problems. 1. now i have no idea which laptop to get out of these two. 2. you spelt your name wrong! JK Jarryd!

  • February 9, 2019 at 5:30 am

    I recommend the Zephyrus M, why?


    You WILL NOT hit 144hz in all or even most games with either of these laptops. G-sync will prevent the display from tearing in all situations (within the range of course) where you do not hit 144hz. This is huge.

    Who cares if the Scar II is 10% faster, that Scar II is tearing every single frame unless it's EXACTLY hitting 72Hz or 144Hz.

    The Zephyrus M will be a smooth ride from 30-144Hz. VRR or go home.

  • February 10, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    But scar has thin bezels

  • February 12, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Amazing Info. Like and suscribed 😉

  • February 15, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    The graphs suck hard. Separate the CPU and GPU tests. It's hard to follow without pausing this.

  • February 15, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I've decided i'm going to go with the Zephyrus M for several reasons, mostly because I feel like the Zephyrus will last much longer due to the cooling. I've tested the Asus Scar II before and it's so damn loud even on idle, the coil whine is unbearable. If you ever use a Scar II in the library or in a classroom setting, you'll be getting funny looks because of how loud the fans are. The Scar II only has like 5 Vents (3 on bottom 2 on sides) so it's not surprising that it'll overheat and the fans will kick up whether it's idle of gaming.

  • February 17, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Dude, your video was a lifesaver, love it.

  • February 18, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Is this laptop or any laptop with a gtx 1070 still good for 2019 ? How long will a laptop like this last with ultra high 60fps settings ? Or should i go rtx laptop?

  • February 18, 2019 at 7:42 am

    I just have one question. Which one would you recommend?

  • February 18, 2019 at 7:54 am

    If you are running intensive work loads the Zepherus might be better.

    I brought the Zepherus because of that. I have 20-30 compile time where the CPU load is 100%.

    The Zepherus is supposed to "last" longer before thermal throttling

  • February 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you for this. Your channel is so helpful. I'm probably gonna pick up a scar when I get the chance.

  • February 19, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Scar ii is way better

  • February 19, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Scar 2 performs better due to CPU being overclocked?

  • February 21, 2019 at 5:15 am

    I have a question, is the fan speed on rog laptops controllable? If so, how?

  • February 22, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Are both of these laptops using a 1070 Max q? I guess I thought the Scar had a normal mobile 1070 which I was thinking would account for the difference in performence. Also do you think 1900$ for the zephyrus is a bad price in light of the new RTX cards coming out? I love your videos btw. Good in depth reviews!

  • February 22, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    If only the zephyrus M had a smaller bezel, it wouldve been perfect

  • February 23, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I'm asking this because of the Thunderbolt port. Can I get the GTX 1060 variant of the Zephyrus M now and use it for a couple of years and then get an eGPU and use it with whatever latest graphics card is available at that time? Because the GTX 1070 variant goes beyond my budget right now.

  • February 24, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    SCAR 2, but mine came with 16g ram and 2060. You know, bestbuy model

  • February 24, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Scar 2 is just the best gamin laptop using it for 3 months and i have bought many gamin laptops this one hits all the chsck marks 👌🏻

  • February 25, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Does this hold true with the new rtx graphics cards?

  • February 26, 2019 at 10:21 am

    I got a Scar 2
    Started making gameplays with it on my channel
    Check it out, helps a lot!

  • February 26, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    ASUS Scar ii GL704(17.3") VS MSI raider GE75(17.3") please!!!

  • February 26, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Scar have removable battery?

  • February 27, 2019 at 5:46 am

    CUK ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-8750H, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA RTX 2070 8GB, 17.3" Full HD IPS 144Hz 3ms, Windows 10)

  • March 2, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    .. helpful…and the RTX arrived in the asus rog strix scar with good prices

  • March 3, 2019 at 2:54 am

    I love Zephyrus M

  • March 3, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Need the Scar 2 O.o

  • March 7, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Just bought a Scar 2 32gb ram and 2070 we shall see.

  • March 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    I don't even know why im here
    I can't afford any of these laptops
    But anyway 10/10 well detailed review

  • March 9, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Holy shit you just earned a sub.

  • March 10, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Nice video,
    I subbed

  • March 10, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Which one would you pick Jarrod?

  • March 11, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Obviously scar 2 cause I like scar l from pubg

  • March 12, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I bought the Scar 2 yesterday. The Zephyrus costs like one and a half months fucking salary lmao

  • March 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Ok buddy I tried. I'm not being rude. If you're job involves usung your voice you should take a quick speach class maybe. When literally every time you end a sentence or pause, your voice does this influx thing. Your speaking fine and then right at the end everytime you raise the pitch in your voice. It's sooper annoying. Lets just end our sentences where they end. Theres no need for a clif hanger type feeling. 😉

  • March 14, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Soo, let's say your a broke 13-year-old kid. How would you afford a laptop like this?

  • March 15, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Where is rog mothership

  • March 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    any fan noise while on youtube?

  • March 17, 2019 at 11:17 am

    this 2 laptop is rtx2070 max a version?

  • March 18, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    I overclocked it way too much beated the zephyrus

  • March 20, 2019 at 3:34 am

    Awesome review, I'm impressed! Nice work.

  • March 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Damn, comprehensive review! appreciate it sir.

  • March 21, 2019 at 1:12 am

    This is a great video, and extremely helpful for someone like me that is comparing these two laptops. Thank you for taking the time to do this and put it together so well!

  • March 21, 2019 at 11:44 am

    which Scar II ? GL504 or GL704GW ?

  • March 22, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Will you ever review the Asus tuf fx705gm ???

  • March 22, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I wish u all the best for this good job u do

  • March 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Hi everyone, i was about to buy a new gaming laptop and i thought to get asus scar 2 with rtx2070 and i7 new gen but when i was on amazon ive red some reviews that people was saying it ffreeze while gaming and even crashes after 5 minutes of playing also lot of them was saying the was getting bsod can anyone confirm this? any of u have this laptop and can tell me whats the experience?

  • March 23, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Finally, the video that I've been looking for. Thanks.

    Here in Japan, zephyrus m is cheaper than scar ii tho. Both the gtx 1060 model.

  • March 23, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    This may be late, but for anybody looking at these laptops: The Scar II with 16gb RAM has only one stick of 16. Therefore it will perform worse than the Zephyrus M. Just putting this out there.
    EDIT: The Scar II can be upgraded to 2×8 on CUK’s site.

  • March 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I want the zeph m coz of gsync and thunderbolt. Is the 1060 zephm worth it tho? Its just 119k while the 1070 is 140k here in the philippines. Quite steep for the 1070.

  • March 25, 2019 at 8:55 am

    BEAUTIFUL VIDEO !!!! EVERYTHING I WANTED TO KNOW IS HERE. You got a new sub and like

  • March 29, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I think you should do further testing with the Helios 300. After I got one I learned that the battery will actually drain while gaming because the 180w power brick isn't enough to power the 1060 and 8750H fully. This lead to better performance than other laptops in its price and specs range…however, CPU performance will be gimped to 2.2GHz if you try to play a game while plugged into the brick on less than 40% battery

  • April 1, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I am still undecided but damn… what a good video. Cheers.

  • April 5, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Hey jarrod, is it able to disable the rgb on lid and front body of scar II while the laptop turned on?

    And then, is it good to get the scar II with the price AU$2,5k in Australia?

  • April 6, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Now at the date of comment (I am doing). In India Asus launched "Scar 2" but with RTX2060 6GB VRAM . If I compare it with Zephyrus M GTX1060. Which one is better now .

  • April 6, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Those ultral thin laptops sacrificed everything, they are actually bigger, heavier, some don't even have a HDD, less I/O, less cooling so performance has to be compromised, so even have to use Max-Q version, all these just for 5mm thiner, also more expensive, they are just bad value.

  • April 8, 2019 at 8:18 am

    What does -1% low mean? The result of the cpu getting undervolted?

  • April 12, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Scar 2, I have it and it’s a absolute beast!!!

  • April 21, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Well the Zephyrus M doesnt have a lan slot so that made it for me

  • April 22, 2019 at 12:52 am

    I believe g sync outweighs the GPU that is in the scar 2.

  • April 25, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Vs the advanced Razer Blade 2019


  • May 1, 2019 at 1:02 am

    I spy BSides Canberra! 😀

  • May 3, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Hero II: Am I a joke to you

  • May 5, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    I love this man and his channel to bits. 💟💟💟💟

  • May 15, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    The vedios u make are FREAKING AWESOME!

  • May 17, 2019 at 1:17 am

    my gl 504 gs make some noise while gaming how to fix it ty

  • May 18, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Which one do you personally prefer

  • May 18, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Scar 2 is damn loud!!

    But while gaming it does'nt give you much of a noise

  • May 21, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    56 minutes while heavy gaming and 70 while watching youtube videos? pretty sure there's an inaccuracy there, maybe some intensive background process was running or something.

  • May 22, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Hey Jarrod, I’m getting this laptop. It’s a delayed purchase but for $1300, it’s great. Can you tell me if we can set up our own fan profile? I prefer quieter fans while gaming with a minor hit on temps.

  • May 25, 2019 at 10:12 am

    what an awesome video. many thanks. Could u do a SCAR II comparison with the similar price bracket MSI gaming laptop

  • May 26, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Damn I don’t know if I wanna build a new desktop or get a gaming laptop.

  • May 27, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Would you recommend waiting for the scar iii? i go back to school in august so not sure if it will be available yet

  • May 29, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Whoever reads this comment, can you please help me decide?! I have the choice to choose between Zephyrus M and Scar II. I'm having a really hard time deciding which one to go for. Just like the comparison done in this video, it's so hard to decide.. they're both perfect. Scar II does perform a lil' bit better than Zeph in terms of gaming results, however it does get more hotter and louder than the Zeph. Which one is newer?

  • June 4, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Pls use GTA 5 over watch dog

  • June 8, 2019 at 3:26 am

    What game is the opening shot?

  • June 8, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Just passed by this chanel and I already spent my full free 2 hours to watch all the videos. Very informative videos and professional camera works 👍. I'm still having a little hard time to decide between these 2 laptops. I intend to get one of these mostly for portable factor and productive works (Photo, Video editing, M.Office, etc.), and may be just 10-20% for gaming. Which do you think I should go for? 🤔
    p/s: Aero 15x also a good candidate but it's just "a bit" out of budget.

  • June 8, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Excellent video, and, this extra horse power (more fps) on scar II now still are not to important, but in a couple of years when games start to demand more computing power from CPU/GPU it will be noticable, and basically for less money you get more performance.
    Scar doesn't have thunderbolt, well honestly how many devices for thunderbold are available? few external HDD and few monitors, not to mention that there is HDMI and mini display port available on Scar.

  • June 12, 2019 at 2:56 am

    nice review.I like you always use spider rgb for every time you test new notebook.

  • June 13, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Which one would you prefer? This or the msi gs65?

  • June 18, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    How much would a external GPU change this? From a streamers point of view a 20 through 30% dip in performance on an external is no big deal when encoding!

  • June 22, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    this is one of the best reviews have ever seen, thank you, but which one is future prof more than the other?? also, does the price gap worth it?? for me the extra batter life worth it, and the 250 USD is great saving

  • June 24, 2019 at 2:29 am

    How long do gaming laptops last?

  • June 26, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    what are the cuts in Scar II next to ROG key?

  • July 2, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Hey jarrod I would like you to help me I have a asus zeyphrus m and when I play Fortnite my laptop gets very hot and when I mean hot I mean 80 degrees Celsius I would like to ask you what I should do to make it cooler while gaming and I would like for you to help me with my FPS I tried everything but I get horable FPS can you please please tell me what to do I would really appreciate it I want the best performance possible in my laptop 🙂

  • July 3, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    What’s the best gaming laptop for Fortnite price doesn’t matter

  • July 9, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I am waiting for now SCAR III vs HERO III :)… thank you

  • July 23, 2019 at 11:44 am

    I wish i went with the 17 inch scar 2. The only advantage in the end for the scar 2 was the thunderbolt 3 port and realistically i never use it. 😅

  • August 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Hy can you give me suggestion here ? i work with heavy softwares lik zbrush maya photoshop aftereffect .. etc so plz suggest me which laptop is bttr scar 2 or zephyrus m ?

  • August 26, 2019 at 11:10 am

    i dont really have a choice there both good gaming laptops so i like both of them

  • August 30, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Please compare Scar III vs Zephyrus S (GX502)! And keep up the great work~

  • September 8, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Is it smart to have a portable charger when going around with the SCAR 2? What portable charger would you suggest?

  • September 15, 2019 at 3:51 am

    The only thing that REALLY bothers me about the Scar II is the camera placement.

  • September 15, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    i would pick the zephyrus m

  • October 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Just got myself a scar 2 2060 version ! Big thumbs up to you jarrod ! Much support to you🤜🤜

  • October 3, 2019 at 10:39 am

    I dunno cheif, this is a pretty hard choice.

  • October 14, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Is the Zephyrus s GX701 better than the scar II?

  • October 22, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Can we also get a similar comparison between zephyrus m rtx 2070 (GU502GW-AH76) and zephyrus s rtx 2070 (GX502GW-XB76)

  • November 29, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Hello! Scar is 1399 now on Amazon, do you think is worth it more than the zephyrus? I don't know if it's a good deal or better save the money


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