Asus is among the most renowned brands in gaming laptops, right up with Alienware and other heavyweights in the field. Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has a variety of products to suit all budgets, from basic models as well as powerful ones that feature the most modern GPU and processor technology.
The ROG Strix Scar 16 has high-end specs, but is a portable device. The 17-inch screen has 244Hz – 144Hz and has 1080p resolution. This is sufficient to provide an immersive experience. Its battery lasts for 6-8 hours of mixed use and its fans don’t sound too loud, even when under load.
The Scar 16’s design has some gaming-inspired aesthetics, but it’s not excessively flashy. Its most notable characteristic is its prismatic lid, that is able to catch light and shine it through tiny holes in the size of 8,279 to create a rainbow-like look. The laptop’s display pivot also raises the chassis back which increases airflow. It also slopes the keyboard toward you. Asus calls this hinge its ErgoLift.
This laptop is ideal for gaming, but it can also handle other tasks that require processing like editing videos or image manipulating. It comes with a variety of ports — USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, HDMI 2.0b, 3.5mm combo jack and Gigabit Ethernet as well as an SD card slot that is dedicated to. Its speakers are powerful but they can be dispersed and shrill when you play them at a high volume and you’ll likely prefer to pair it up with headphones. The only downside is small unwanted programs you’ll need to get rid of like McAfee Personal Security and the Dolby App.