Play at Turing Speed with the new Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-ES031T. This 15-inch laptop has more than one asset in its pocket including a borderless borderless screen, a powerful heart of last generation and responsiveness to spare. While hardcore gamers will find the perfect support in the GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 and the 144Hz display, its powerful core combining an Intel Core i7 9th gen. and 16GB of RAM will not leave the creative side. Complete connectivity, neat and colorful design, multicolored backlighting and advanced cooling technologies, everything is there to accompany you to the heart of the action, provided you override its limited autonomy and the absence of Thunderbolt 3
Specifications of the Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-ES031T
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 144 Hz 3ms 100% sRGB (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB max), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Storage space||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) + 1TB SSHD at 5400rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 Dedicated, Intel UHD 630 Integrated Processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 4W)|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2) + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0b|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||3 USB 3.1 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2, DisplayPort)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 4 cells 66Whr|
|Autonomy announced||4 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||360 x 275 x 26 mm|
|Other||Stylus keyboard (1.8mm stroke) backlit RGB Aura Sync N-Key Rollover, multi-touch touchpad, NumPad|
Chassis, connectors, screen Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-ES031T
Heir to the ROG Strix GL504, the Asus ROG Strik Scar III G531GW-ES031T resumes its diagonal that splits the brushed effects of the aluminum cover in half as well as the backlit ROG logo on the side. But it stops there. The chassis is completely redesigned in a beveled silhouette with aggressive edges and geometric shapes. Asus claims to have worked with BMW Designworks Group on the lines of its new PC to address one main issue: ventilation. At first glance, the aesthetic is sober with a black color but wait to turn on the PC, the lower part of the base lights, like the backlit keyboard 1 multicolored area and the logo on the back for an effect Christmas tree insured.
Small precision that is important, to preserve the balance of its borderless screen, Asus has simply deleted the webcam . This is prejudicial even if its impractical positioning on the GL504 had left us a little perplexed.
The measurements of the PC are well optimized. It weighs only 2.5 kg with a thickness of 25 mm . Thanks to the thin edges, you get a width of only 360 mm. It’s very well optimized for a 15 inch game.
This can be seen in the screen that catches the eye at first glance. And for good reason, highlighted by a thin frame, it sports high-end specifications: IPS panelwith a refresh rate of 144 Hz . Intensive players will certainly appreciate the extra 24 frames per second compared to the more widely crossed 120Hz. Especially since the angles of vision are excellent thanks to the IPS panel which, let us emphasize it, is generally not noticed for its liveliness. Full HDdefinition (1920 x 1080px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to make the most of your High Definition content while the matte treatment prevents the ambient brightness from reflecting on the screen, improving the playing comfort (especially in dark scenes).
The PC provides adequate connectivity but not as diverse as expected, gathered on the left side and back. There is a Gigabit Ethernet port, an HDMI 2.0 output, three USB 3.1 ports and a USB Type-C (Gen2) port (without Thunderbolt 3 support). The latest generation of Wifi AC and Bluetooth 5.0 modules are also on the menu. So we say goodbye to the MiniDisplay Port and the SD card reader.
Moreover, it seems that a NumPad (Number Pad) is included in this declination at the touchpad. This new feature at Asus appeared on its VivoBook / ZenBook series allows to appear a keypad highlighted (retro LED) on the touchpad at the touch of a finger in the upper right corner. This is very convenient for those who regularly enter numbers even if the lack of “return” when typing can unset at first.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ROG Strix G G531GT-AL041T
Parameter essential in this configuration, the graphics is entrusted to the GeForce RTX 2070 Turing Ray-Tracing last generation (2019). This new version reserves a visible increase in power compared to GTX 10 Pascal. Thus, the RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 installed here should approach the capabilities of a GeForce GTX 1080 in most scenarios. Expert players will be able to launch the most recent titles and greedy Ultra with 80 FPS minimum and will also enjoy a good quality of play in 4K and virtual reality for fans.
Opposite, its latest generation processor Hexa Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh is here to meet the needs of versatility. The gain over the previous generation is not necessarily significant on the perfs (10% env.) But it still allows to glimpse large resources in multi-core tasks, in the service of versatility. Indeed, its 6 cores (12 logics multi-threading) are valuable when you work on greedy applications type 3D modeling, parallelization, video editing … Especially since the RAM is present in quantity. With 16 GB of RAM , you have multitasking scope and what to see coming the next few years serenely.
Recognizing that performance is primarily dependent on internal cooling, Asus has equipped its Strix G Scar III with an ROG Intelligent Cooling System that summons 2 N-Blade fans to 83 12V blades to increase airflow, a module Anti-dust and 3D Flow Zone design with multiple optimized air vents. Opposite, the ROG Armory Crate software seamlessly switches between modes of operation to optimize the performance and acoustics of each task.
To give the whole thing a boost and offer all the space you may need, storage relies on a hybrid solution. On the one hand, the dedicated 512 GB SSD (NVMe PCIe) is responsible for hosting the operating system and all programs and games and contributing to the most responsive execution, shortened loading times and a generally brighter environment. On the other hand, the FireCuda 1TB SSHD hard drive will combine Flash technology ( 8GB SSD cache ) and mechanical storage to provide faster than normal loading times and increased productivity, not to mention its significant capacity archive a large amount of data.
For a laptop 15 inches of this ilk, the battery of 66Whr arrives to offer a decent autonomy exceeding 5 hours in Web browsing with active Wifi. Thank you Optimus.