Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (2021) Review---(Buy Alienware Gaming Laptop & Alienware Gaming Computers & PC & Tablets & Networking & Netbooks)
Lisa Gade reviews the 2021 Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (G533) high end 15.6” gaming laptop with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, NVIDIA RTX 3080 16GB dedicated graphics, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, a wide gamut 165Hz QHD display and an optical-mechanical keyboard. The laptop is edgy looking without being overly gamery (unless you activate the full array of RGB lighting) and it has a premium feel with unique design touches like a partially translucent keyboard deck and switchable hinge plate covers. This is a very powerful PC with the latest Zen 3 CPUs, but thermals are well controlled thanks to AMD’s chill processors, good cooling design and liquid metal thermal paste on the CPU. The laptop is available with Ryzen 7 5800H and Ryzen 9 5900HX CPUs, and NVIDIA RTX 3070 or 3080 graphics. It has two RAM slots, 2M.2 NVMe SSD slots, Wi-Fi 6, USB-C and a healthy selection of ports. Note that all benchmarks were run using Asus Armory Crate Turbo Mode and all gaming tests and footage are at Ultra settings (Ray Tracing and DLSS for Cyberpunk) and QHD 1440p resolution.