Asus is one of the most renowned brands in gaming laptops, right up there with Alienware and other major players in the industry. Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has a wide range of products that fit all budgets, from low-cost models and powerful models with the latest GPU and processor technology.
The ROG Strix Scar 16 has high-end specs, but is a portable device. The 17-inch display is 244Hz – 144Hz and has a 1080p resolution. This is high enough to provide an immersive experience. Its battery lasts for 6-8 hours of use and its fans don’t become too loud, even when under load.
The Scar 16 has a design that’s a little gamer-like, but not too flashy. Its transparent lid is its most distinctive feature. It catches the light and shines through 8,279 tiny holes to create an illusion of rainbows. The hinge that displays the laptop’s display raises the back of the chassis, which improves airflow and makes the keyboard slope towards you. Asus calls it the ErgoLift hinge.
This is a great laptop for playing games, but it’s also capable of handling other processing-intensive tasks, such as editing video or manipulating images. It’s got a wide range of ports, including USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-C, HDMI 2.0b and a 3.5mm combo connector. There’s also an SD slot. The speakers are loud, but can distort and become shrill at high volumes. You’ll want to pair them with headphones. You’ll need to delete some unwanted software, such as McAfee Personal Security or the Dolby application.