High-end and powerful, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733QS-HG015T is a creative gaming laptop capable of running recent and demanding games thanks to its high-end GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing 16 GB dedicated which Also accelerates processing just like the Octo Core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Cezanne processor and the large amount of RAM providing great power while the fast 1TB SSD storage enhances its responsiveness. Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with a frequency of 300Hz improves fluidity in games, this computer designed to play and create benefits from an RGB backlit optical mechanical keyboard and Wi-Fi ax and USB-C, but without Thunderbolt.
Specifications Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733QS-HG015T
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 300Hz 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Cezanne (3.3 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 (NVMe PCIe 3.0 / SATA combo)|
|Connection||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB backlit mechanical optics by Aura Sync key (1.9mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x4W), tweeter (2x2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 90Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||3.0 Kg / 395 x 282 x 23.4-27.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733QS-HG015T
With its black case with angular lines, it has a resolutely gamer feel.
It is cooled by 2 fans of 84 blades, heat pipes and air vents.
The connectivity built into this designer-oriented gaming laptop PC is good, including wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, an HDMI video output practical so that it can be easily connected to a TV or monitor, for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB-C as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than in USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
Too bad, however, to note the absence of a Thunderbolt port.
A backlighting system is of course fitted to the keyboard, here of the RGB type per key, which makes it possible to clearly distinguish the keys in the dark. Here we are not dealing with a chiclet keyboard but with an optical mechanical keyboard more suited to games.
With its IPS and 100% sRGB specifications, the screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles but also offers more faithful than average colorimetry. It also lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
The screen stands out for its 300Hz frequency which ensures much better fluidity in games than the standard 60Hz.
Performance, autonomy of Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733QS-HG015T
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733QS-HG015T may be of interest to those on a budget who are intending to acquire a versatile large-format laptop that is powerful in gaming and creative.
It integrates one of the most powerful mobile processors of the moment, the AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 9 5900HX Cezanne . Here it is coupled with a good amount of RAM of 32 GB above average.
In concrete terms, the overall power delivered by this gaming laptop PC is able to appeal to the most demanding users, whether they are gamers or creators.
They will be delighted to get much faster processing with this core than with a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8/16 GB DDR4. You can really feel the difference in work that requires CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
The heart of this creative gaming laptop is supported on a daily basis, including games and processing, by the integrated SSD storage, with a comfortable capacity of 1 TB that rivals hard drives.
As a reminder, an SSD is silent, more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we take advantage, for example, of games / software launches, processing and starting / stopping much faster or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
In addition, an M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD if necessary if space runs out.
Both gamers and creators will be delighted to find the GeForce RTX 3080 on board, a high-end dedicated NVIDIA Ampere graphics card with ray tracing, all the more powerful given that we are dealing here with the dedicated 16 GB GDDR6 edition and not 8 GB GDDR6.
Because the GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere is able to run the most recent and graphics-intensive games at a fine level of detail, so you can play with peace of mind.
Creative people will also be interested in the GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere because it speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, under Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
On-board NVIDIA Optimus technology activates the GeForce RTX 3080 when the performance of the AMD Radeon Vega 8 solution housed within the Renoir Octo Core Ryzen 9 is insufficient to perform the desired tasks.
More efficient than the UHD 630 of Intel processors, the Vega 8 is preferred as far as possible by Optimus because it is energy efficient which favors autonomy. The GeForce RTX 3080 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.
Finally on the autonomy side, bet on about 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer which is however not the most easily transportable due to its high weight and its large format, however comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg: at home).
This portable gaming PC heats up when it is strongly pushed (eg games, processing) and is heard under the same conditions, but at a level (noise) that is relatively controlled for this type of PC.