Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 (G732) Review

by birtanpublished on November 22, 2020

Hi i'm matthew buzzy here with the asus rog strix scar 17 a 17 inch laptop with some pretty serious specs our tester model is 3 300 and even the starting configuration is 2200 so it's a pretty premium laptop no matter how you slice it our tesla model is the highest end configuration with it you get a core i9 processor nvidia rtx 2080 super 32 gigabytes of ram and a one terabyte ssd so you can easily see where the price comes from on top of that you get a 300 hertz refresh rate display and most gpus can't really make use of that but the rtx 20 super which is more or

Less the top option for laptops available can actually push frame rates that high in competitive multiplayer titles aaa games more like 100 to 120 frames per second depending on the game but that's still really good that's big budget high fidelity games with demanding visuals multiplayer games you play on lower settings or less visually demanding intentionally can run upwards of 100 200 close to 300 frames so this laptop actually makes use of its

High refresh screen now as a 17 inch laptop it's pretty hefty 6.3 pounds other 17-inch laptops have made some strides and becoming more portable this is more firmly on the on the hefty side it's not huge but it's not especially thin it's not especially portable you can take it with you it got about five and a half hours on our battery run down test so it lasts off the charger for a little bit uh it wouldn't be what i recommend if you're someone on the go often who takes your gaming laptop

Uh various places all the time or wants to use it as your general use laptop for daily travel or commuting or anything like that because it's gonna weigh you down a pretty good amount if you do bring it with you to a cafe you will certainly be noticed this ringed sort of led trim here is pretty cool there's more led on the lid as well as the keyboard this all customizable of course you can turn it off so people don't look at you funny in a cafe but really uh it's a pretty attractive

Thing for what's otherwise a not basic but relatively plain and unspectacular laptop design we've seen some kind of crazy experimental designs recently from acer the printer triton with the flipping screen the asus rg mothership which comes up the keyboard comes apart and as well as the asus rg zephyrus duo which has a second screen on its keyboard for gaming and touch technology and it's really cool but this is a much more basic performance first gaming laptop as for

The ports on this laptop most are on the left flank and the rear on the left you have usb 3.1 ports a headphone jack and on the rear you have another usb port usb c hdmi and even an ethernet jack the power connector is back there as well the right side has just one connection and it's actually asus's proprietary keystone connection for what they sell separately as a usb flash drive where you can kind of take your game setting profiles and lighting customization settings on the go

You can swap them between asus machines that's really for like hardcore enthusiasts maybe esports players who take their profiles on the go and switch between laptops that is sold separately the touchpad and the keyboard are fine on this laptop the touchpad looks a little small for how big the laptop is and the keys are okay there's some decent travel but they're a little mushy customizable perky lighting is always nice there's no webcam on this laptop that's actually one of several recent asus laptops that just

Doesn't include a webcam in our current climate not really a great decision i would say um that might even hold some people back from buying it given our modern context overall the strix scar 17 has a lot to like there's nothing really wrong with it you would hope not for 3 300 and for that price you get top end gaming performance it really is a performance first gaming laptop there are some that i mentioned that have more experimental designs some go more portable they're less

Expensive but this is for people who mostly stay at home mostly don't take their laptop on the go you can of course but it's not that portable it's really focused on giving you the best performance for the price rather than any fancy designs or any really crazy extras or experimental design features it's really all about pushing high frame rates giving you the high refresh screen uh the processor is insane it can eight core 16 thread it can shoot through cpu based tasks as well the gpu is about as good as it gets on

Laptops and uh even asus thermal compound the liquid metal that they use is what they call it uh keeps the thermals in check it it runs pretty quietly it didn't bottleneck on our tests it was one of the fastest performers on cpu-based tests so a lot to like nothing really wrong with it per se so if you're sort of a performance first gamer and you have a lot of money to spend this is a really good option a few frills but there's a lot to like and the cons are

Sort of subjective like oh it's expensive it's not portable if that's not a problem for you you're in business check out our full review on pcmag.com you

Related Videos

Hi i'm matthew buzzy here with the asus rog strix scar 17 a 17 inch laptop with some pretty serious specs our tester model is 3 300 and even the starting co...
hello this is one cool thing from pc mag i'm jordan miner i'm joined with my colleague matt ozzy hello and today we're talking about the xbox serie...
This is Lisa from mobile tech review and now for something a little bit different at least for those of us in the United States this is the Oppo find x2 Pro opp...
This is Lisa from mobile tech review and by popular request since you asked this is the 2020 MacBook Air and this is the Dell XPS 13 9300 the 2020 Edition both ...
This is Lisa from mobile tech review and this is the Dell XPS 13 again the 2020 Edition which is the model 90 300 so this is the first time they've redesign...
This was a star for mobile tech review and this is the Intel nook 10 which you might guess number one is a tiny compact PC and is an Intel tenth generation proc...
This is Lisa from mobile tech review and now for something a little bit different this is a Dell Latitude but not just any Dell Latitude this is the Dell Latitu...
Thank You Samsung Jesus oh I thought it was gonna sneeze I'm good daily tech news in a way that doesn't course you do that subscribe button and turn on ...
Hey Samsung I have a question what kind of evil witch is this what daily tech news in a way that doesn't suck of course you do that subscribe button and tur...
Hey remember last week on this show where we talked about how iPhone users were secretly being spied on by their cameras and Android users were all like ah suck...
Breaking news ladies and gentlemen as you can see here behind me I'm live in front of Apple's campus where we are now hearing it has recently just annou...
Oh google what are you doing okay we had a deal on this one all right the deal was i say nice things about your budget pixel phones and in return you don't ...
Dollar just a bunch of impatient quarantine lab rats man when can we expect this disappointing iphone to finally be available so that we can start bashing it in...
- Hey, what's good, guys? Welcome back to the channel, and if you don't know what's about to happen, get subscribed so you're no longer new. Bas...
Nice good guys Keaton here and I'm back better than ever so you guys know how this works basically I hop on this site called eBay you might have heard of it...
(car engine speeding up) (phone crunches under car) (beep) - What the? - We broke it! - What, what happened, no way! - Hey what's up you guys welcome back t...
- Hey, what's good, guys? Welcome back to TechSmartt and it's been a while since I've checked out a brand new celebrity product. You guys can check ...
- Hey what's good guys? Welcome back to TechSmart and you know what time it is. It's time to open up some mystery boxes. (R&B music) In case you guy...
Hey guys Mike here the Detroit Board with a brand new iPad to take a look at but it's not entirely brand new it's got a new design it's got a new na...
Let's go on guys Mike here the Detroit Borg and today we're checking out the brand new Galaxy Tab s 3 so it's been a while since samsung updated its...