Asus is a renowned brand in gaming laptops. It’s in the same league as Alienware, and other industry giants. With its TUF series and its premium ROG (Republic of Gamers) line, the Taiwanese manufacturer offers something for everyone, from entry-level options to powerhouses packed with the latest GPU and CPU technology.
The ROG Strix Scar 16 has high-end specifications, but is still a portable device. The 17-inch screen has 244Hz – 144Hz and has a 1080p resolution. This is enough to provide a rich experience. Its battery lasts 6-8 hours of use and its fans don’t become too loud, even when under loads.
The Scar 16’s design has some gamer aesthetics, but isn’t excessively flashy. Its most notable characteristic is its prismatic lid, that catches light and shines it through 8,279 tiny holes to create a rainbow-like effect. The hinge that displays the laptop’s display lifts the back of the chassis, which improves airflow and allows the keyboard to slope towards you. Asus calls it its ErgoLift hinge.
This is a fantastic laptop to play games, but it’s also able to handle other tasks that require a lot processing power like editing videos or manipulating images. It comes with a variety of ports – USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, HDMI 2.0b, 3.5mm combo jack and Gigabit Ethernet as well as a dedicated SD card slot. The speakers are incredibly powerful however they can get shrill and distort when they are in high volume which is why you’ll prefer pairing it with headphones. You’ll have to get rid of unwanted software, like McAfee Personal Security or the Dolby application.