Asus Sky Selection 2: Full Review 2021

Recently the Taiwanese tech giant ASUS had launched its latest gaming laptop -ASUS Sky Selection 2 in China. Followed by the pre-sale, the laptop was officially open for sale from 26th January.

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In this article, we will check out the features of this gaming laptop, its specifications, price as well as check out the review of the product whether it stands up to its claim or not!

Features of Asus Sky Selection 2

The laptop consists of a new generation of AMD Ryzen R7-5800H core processor, supported by a powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card. The Ryzen 7 processor uses the Octa-cores 16 threads and is based on Zen 3 architecture utilizes the 7nm process technology. 

The maximum acceleration of the processor is of the frequency of 4.3GHz, whereas the TDP is 45W. The exclusive TX BOOST overclocking engine is supported by its GPU and it can automatically overclock in the enhanced mode. It supports the Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with the device.

The availability of this laptop is open for purchase in China while there’s no information regarding its availability on an international or global level.

Specifications of the device : General

Let us begin with knowing all the basic details about this gaming laptop and the features that it beholds. This can be used to compare laptops and identify the perks and usage according to the user’s requirements.

The general specifications of the laptop are listed below:

  • Brand: ASUS
  • Model: SKY SELECTION 2
  • Launched on: 25TH JANUARY 2021
  • Model Number of the product: FA506QR
  • Model Name: SKY SELECTION 2 (ASUS)
  • Dimensions ( in mm) : 256.00 x 359.80 x 24.30
  • Weight (in kg): 2.3
  • Colours available: Eclipse Ash, Magic Blue
  • Supporting operating system: Windows 10 Home
  • Battery Capacity (WHR): 90 Wh (Fast charging battery)

Display

The specific dimensions and details about the laptop screen are listed below:

  • Size of display: 5.60-inch
  • Resolution of display: 1920×1080 pixels
  • High refresh rate: 240Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 aspect ratio

The laptop’s full HD display is built to have the100 per cent coverage of the sRGB colour space and the support for Adaptive Sync.

The laptop display consists of a three-sided narrow bezel and other features like:

  • Adaptive-Sync technology
  • DC dimming
  • It supports a high frame rate in gaming which prevents and reduces the screen from freezing and tearing. This feature makes it most suitable for smooth running and gaming activity without any glitches.

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7-5800H

The AMD Ryzen 7-5800H processor, based on the Zen 3 architecture utilizes the Octa core16 threads. 

Memory

DDR4 RAM Capacity:16GB

Expandable RAM (GB): Up to 64GB

Graphics

Dedicated Graphics available: Yes

Graphics Processor used: Nvidia GeForce GTX 3070

Dedicated Graphics Memory Capacity (GB):8GB

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Storage Type

It consists of SSD with TLC particles such that the nominal continuous writing speed is of 3000MB/sec and the continuous reading speed is of 3500MB/sec. Besides this, an ‘M.2’ interface is supported for users so that they can easily expand the storage by themselves.

The storage specifications are as listed below:

Hard disk: No

SSD: 512GB PCIe

Connectivity

The standards supported for Wi-Fi: 802.11 (Yes)

Bluetooth: 5.1 Bluetooth version

Ethernet connectivity: Yes

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ASUS SKY SELECTION 2

Inputs & Keyboard Feature

Pointer Device: Touchpad

Backlit Keyboard: Yes

Touchpad available: Yes

Internal Mic available: Yes

Speakers type: Stereo Speakers

Slots & Ports Feature

Total number of USB Ports Available: 4

  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A): 3 ports
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type C): 1 ports

Other ports and slots include:

  • HDMI port available: Yes (Dual 4K output through the HDMI port is possible)
  • Headphone and Mic Combo Jackavailable: Yes
  • RJ45 (LAN) slot available: Yes

The laptop comes with dual speakers and the DTS X Ultra technology along with the jack for headphones.

Asus Sky Selection 2 Price

The ASUS Sky Selection 2 laptop has been launched in China this January at the price of CYN (Chinese Yuan) 9,899 which when converted to Indian Rupee is approximately Rs.1,11,938. However, this is the price based on that in China, and no official information about the laptop’s sale and cost on an international scale has been announced yet.

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The details of its availability and cost have yet not been disclosed for areas other than China where it has been launched.

Review Summary – ASUS SKY SELECTION 2 

This gaming laptop has several promising features that would attract those who give importance to specs and have gaming requirements. Some of them are: 

  • RGB backlit keyboard is provided with 1.8mm travel and has been claimed to withstand up to 20 million keystrokes.
  • The most common issue that every smart gadget whether PC, laptop, or mobile phones face is heating. Heating of the system is most commonly faced in gaming laptops. However, this laptop is built focusing on this issue.
    1. Several vents or ports are present on the bottom of the device that takes in cool air and the hot air is exhausted from the back and sides of the laptop.
    2. Further, it consists of four flat heat pipes for heat dissipation inside the fuselage to increase the contact area and ensure quicker cooling.
    3. Ultra-thin fins of 0.1mm dimension are used along with the double dust-free fans.
  • LCP liquid crystal polymer material (up to 83 pieces) is used to upgrade the fan blades. Based on this, the device can function on three models:
    1. Silent
    2. Performance
    3. Enhanced 
  • The powerful NVIDIA graphics card, processor performance, and high memory capacity make this laptop a promising gaming laptop.

On the whole, in this article, we have covered the specifications, pricing, and the current review about the latest ASUS Sky Selection 2 gaming laptop. Hope this was useful for you to know the details about the device.

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