Laptop PC performing in games and relatively light, the Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW-AZ015T black benefits from a 15 inch IPS Full HD screen whose frequency of 240Hz improves fluidity in games. It is capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end ray tracing NVIDIA Turing RTX 2070 graphics card which speeds up processing. The latter are reinforced by the 1 TB SSD storage which provides responsiveness, and by the core offering solid performance combining a good amount of RAM with a Comet Lake Hexa Core processor. Connections Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.1 Type-C but also chiclet keyboard backlit are also on the program of this PC which does not however include a numeric keypad.
Specifications Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW-AZ015T
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 240Hz 3ms 100% sRGB (1920×1080, matt / anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 2 free M.2 slots|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB 4-zone N-Key Rollover|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 4.2W) SmartAMP|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||3 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 66Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 360 x 275 x 21-25.8mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW-AZ015T
Its Original Black black chassis in brushed metal finish with angular lines issued from a collaboration with a collaboration with BMW gives it a gamer design.
This player-oriented and designer-oriented computer has cooling using ROG Intelligent Cooling technology combining thermal liquid metal paste at the processor level, 2 pale n-Blade 83 fans, heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
The integrated connectivity is good even if we may regret the absence of Thunderbolt. There are 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection this PC with a TV for example, audio and Ethernet ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C but also 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than in USB 2.0 if USB devices 3.0 are connected to it.
We quickly notice the absence of a numeric keypad when in 15 inches, it is a standard. And Asus also does not draw its NumPad technology to make the touchpad a touchpad if necessary.
Fortunately, the chiclet keyboard has a backlighting system for the keys – RGB 4 zones – which is handy for better discerning them in the dark.
With its 100% sRGB and IPS specifications, the screen offers more faithful colorimetry than the average as well as significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Thanks to its refresh rate of 240Hz, the screen improves responsiveness in games compared to the standard 60Hz. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen provides better visibility in a light environment (eg outside) than a shiny screen. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content and in particular videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format.
Performance, battery life of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW-AZ015T
The Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW-AZ015T is for those who are looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop with high performance in games and creative focus.
With its dedicated NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 high-end graphics card with ray tracing, this laptop is able to support recent games at a good level of detail.
The GeForce RTX 2070 is also able to speed up processing under software exploiting GPU computing power (eg Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop / Premiere), which will be of interest to creators.
NVIDIA Optimus embedded technology switches between the GeForce RTX 2070 and the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor, automatically depending on the tasks performed.
Despite its very modest performance, the Intel UHD 630 is favored as much as possible by Optimus because it uses little energy, which promotes autonomy. The GeForce RTX 2070 is therefore activated to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the UHD 630. Obviously with one or the other, you can watch photos and videos.
The GeForce RTX 2070 is well supported in games by the heart structured around an Intel HM470 chipset, a Hexa Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H processor and a good amount of 16 GB of RAM. these components, we obtain a global power capable of satisfying the demanding users, that they are players and creators.
The latter will particularly appreciate getting much faster processing than with a Quad Core processor and 8 GB DDR4. The difference is particularly noticeable in jobs requiring CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of the multicore architecture, for example in video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
It should however be noted that in games, the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable compared to a Quad Core.
In any case, the storage is up to par and offers a certain scalability with no less than 3 M.2 SSD slots, including 1 occupied by an SSD whose large capacity of 1 TB rivals hard drives.
Remember that an SSD is more energy efficient than a hard drive while being more robust, quiet and much faster.
The SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we arrive faster on the cards of online games. We also benefit in particular from much faster game / software launches, processing and startup / shutdowns.
Finally in terms of autonomy, bet on about 3 hours of battery operation in light use for this relatively light computer for a gaming PC. However, you should expect it to be heard and to heat up in the event of heavy loads (eg games, treatments).