Creative oriented gaming laptop with 15 inch IPS Full HD screen with 300Hz frequency which improves its responsiveness in games, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS-HF030T is able to support recent games thanks to its NVIDIA Ampere graphics card High-end 16 GB dedicated GeForce RTX 3080 with ray tracing. This GPU also speeds up processing just like the AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor, the right amount of 32 GB RAM as well as the fast 1 TB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. This laptop designed to play and create also benefits from an RGB backlit mechanical optical keyboard as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity, but skips the Thunderbolt.
Specifications Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS-HF030T
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full LED IPS 300Hz 3ms 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-glare / matt)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 16 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|
|Connection||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 Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS-HF030T
It is a resolutely gamer and nonetheless original design that this gaming laptop PC sports with its black frame with angular lines, the design of which is the result of a collaboration with BMW.
It is cooled by 2 Arc Flow fans (84 blades), heat pipes and 4 air vents as well as the use of Thermal Grizzly thermal paste.
This designer-oriented gaming laptop PC has good connectivity made up of wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, with a video output Practical HDMI for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB-C but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times more faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
Too bad, however, that Asus does not offer this PC a Thunderbolt port, which is what we are entitled to expect with regard to the positioning of this computer designed to play and create.
The keyboard particularly targets gamers because it is not a chiclet edition but mechanical optics with switches that support at least 100 million keystrokes.
Of course, the team has a backlighting system, here of the RGB type per key, which is practical to distinguish them correctly in a poorly light environment.
However, Asus takes the party not to integrate a numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard while its presence is standard for PCs of 15 inches and more.
The brand does not even offer its NumberPad technology (NumPad) which allows when you need to transform the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad.
Players will be won over by the fact that the screen enhances fluidity in games thanks to its low latency of 3ms and its frequency of 300Hz much higher than the standard 60Hz. With its 100% and IPS specifications, the screen offers more faithful than average colorimetry as well as important viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel. The screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format.
Performance, battery life of Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS-HF030T
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS-HF030T may be of interest to those on a budget who are planning to invest in a versatile 15-inch laptop that’s powerful in gaming and creation.
The most recent games and demanding in graphic resources can run at a good level of detail on this gaming laptop PC because it embeds the dedicated high-end graphics card GeForce RTX 3080 NVIDIA Ampere with ray tracing, here in dedicated 16 GB edition, i.e. the most powerful on the market (an 8 GB GDDR6 version exists).
Under software using GPU computing power (eg Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop / Premiere), the GeForce RTX 3080 also speeds up processing, which will interest creative people.
Gamers and gamers alike will be delighted with the overall power provided by the heart of this laptop designed to play and create. Because it relies on a good amount of 32 GB RAM and an AMD Cezanne Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H processor.
This core, which supports the GeForce RTX 3080 well in games, will be of particular interest to creators because it guarantees much faster processing than 16 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core processor. The difference is strongly noticeable under RAM and CPU intensive work taking advantage of multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
In fact, the onboard NVIDIA Optimus technology activates the GeForce RTX 3080 when the performance of the AMD Radeon Vega 8 solution housed within the Cezanne Octo Core Ryzen 7 is insufficient to perform the requested tasks.
More efficient than the UHD 630 of Intel processors, the Vega 8 is preferred as far as possible because it is energy efficient which promotes battery life.
The dedicated NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 16 GB is therefore activated when it comes to performing graphics work deemed too heavy for the Vega 8, for example to play. With either of these graphics solutions, you can obviously watch photos and videos.
On the storage side, Asus opts here for an SSD which is expected. Because an SSD is silent but also less energy consuming than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
Thus, thanks to the SSD, we obtain much faster starts / stops than with a hard disk just like the launching of games / software and treatments, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games for example.
Here we are dealing with a 1TB SSD, a comfortable capacity to store and install multiple files and software / games. But if ever you need more space, you can add a second SSD thanks to the free M.2 slot.
Finally on the battery life side, bet on about 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this designer-oriented gamer laptop which is heard and heats up in case of heavy stress (eg games, treatments).