The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QR-HQ005T is a black 15-inch IPS WQHD anti -glare gaming laptop PC whose frequency of 165Hz improves fluidity in games. This computer designed to play and create can run recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card which also accelerates processing like the AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor, good amount of RAM and fast 1TB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness. RGB backlit mechanical optical keyboard and Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity are also on the program for this creative and gaming laptop.
Specifications Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QR-HQ005T
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” WQHD LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% DCI-P3 (2560×1440, anti-glare / matt)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 1 free M.2 slot|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, mechanical optical keyboard (1.9mm stroke) RGB per Aura Sync key|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x4W) 2 tweeters (2x2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 354 x 259 x 22.6-27.2|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QR-HQ005T
With its black chassis and angular lines, it sports a clearly gamer design and therefore original resulting from a partnership with BMW.
It is cooled by 2 Arc Flow fans (84 blades), heat pipes and 4 air vents, not to mention the use of Thermal Grizzly thermal paste.
Connectivity side, this creative gaming laptop PC is well equipped except that it skips the Thunderbolt. There are wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB-C as well as 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
Here the keyboard is a mechanical optical model whose switches support at least 100 million keystrokes.
It can obviously be backlit, here via an RGB system per key which is practical to discern them correctly in the dark.
On the other hand, the keyboard does not have a numeric keypad on the right, although it is a standard in 15 inches.
In compensation, Asus could have provided this PC with its NumPad (NumberPad) technology which converts the touchpad into a touchscreen numeric keypad when needed. But the brand did not make this choice.
The screen is distinguished by its WQHD definition superior to Full HD and ideal for displaying (Very) High Definition content such as videos. Thanks to its 100% DCI-P3 and IPS characteristics, the screen reproduces colors much more faithfully than average while ensuring wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles. It is also adorned with a frequency of 165Hz which reinforces the fluidity in the games compared to the standard 60Hz. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QR-HQ005T
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QR-HQ005T targets those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that is powerful, gaming and creative.
The overall power it provides is able to appeal to demanding users, whether gamers or creators, as it is based on 16 GB of RAM and an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core processor Cezanne .
This duo guarantees much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core processor, particularly in areas that are greedy in RAM and CPU resources using multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
Processing is further accelerated by the dedicated NVIDIA Ampere high-end GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card with ray tracing, and this under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas, which will interest the creatives.
Gamers will also be delighted to be dealing with the GeForce RTX 3070 as it is capable of running the most recent and graphics-intensive games.
Integrated NVIDIA Optimus technology assesses graphics needs in real time based on tasks performed. It favors as much as possible operation on the Radeon Vega 8 solution integrated into the AMD Octo Core Cezanne processor despite its more modest features (however higher than that of Intel UHDs) because its low energy consumption promotes battery life.
Optimus activates the GeForce RTX 3070 to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Vega 8, for example for gaming. With one or the other, you can obviously watch photos and videos.
The on-board SSD storage also clearly boosts day-to-day responsiveness compared to a hard drive, including in games and under processing.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive while being more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and silent.
Concretely, thanks to the SSD, for example, we get faster on the cards of online games than with a hard drive and we take advantage of much faster game / software launches as well as processing and starts / stops.
Here we find more precisely a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity that rivals hard disks. Good point, a second M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD if needed.
Finally with regard to the battery life of this portable gaming PC which is heard and heats up when it is heavily used (eg games, treatments), expect around 7 hours of battery operation in light use.