Asus has always been launching great products from starting that match every niche in computing. One of the recently released is Asus ROG Strix Scar 18, it is a gaming laptop that is the most powerful t533 n6w to date on this planet. The laptop has a performance that is unmatchable. If some product comes into the market there are always Pluses and Minuses of it. So, this is a detailed Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review.
|Extremely powerful||Slightly more delicate than the prior Scar 17|
|Satisfactory Battery||At this price, no card reader and biometrics|
Design and Configuration
Without any doubt, this offers a great display plus the laptop size is very well then a normal laptop. The first impression of it is not only flawless but also so stylish. A Nebula standard display assurance high specs, for whatever task you are performing. One of the well-known has said “Bigger is better”, then this fits for Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 as it has an 18-inch 16:10 display & 6.83 pounds with dimensions of 15.71 x 0.91 x 11.57 inches.
The way it is designed there is no doubt it is designed as a gaming laptop for sure. But by watching the laptop you can say it can’t be carried regularly from one to another place. It’s a laptop that is made to use on the desk only. One of the pros we get is, its whole body is made of plastic but it’s a strong plastic. Slight heavier than the earlier Scar models.
The lid is Grey in color with an angry eye logo of ROG that is really not cool and quite scary. But for gamers, this logo is perfect as we prefer rage with performance. The metal lid doesn’t flex either and the hinge looks small but at the same time smooth to open and felt sturdy. There are three levels of key brightness that can be controlled with the F2 and F3 shortcuts. Furthermore, there are extra keys above on the left for adjusting volume, muting the mic, changing performance modes, or opening Armory Crate but we can also customize these macro keys, to do different things.
Specifications of Asus ROG Strix Scar 18
|CPU||Intel Core i9-13980 HX (24C/32T)|
|GPU||NVIDIA RTX 4090 170-175W|
|Storage||2TB of PCIe SSD 4×4 in RAID 0|
|Memory||32 GB DDR5-4800|
|Max Screen Resolution||2560*1600 Pixels 250Hz|
|Network||Wifi 6E, Bluetooth, 2.5 Ethernet|
|Display||18-inch Without Touch screen QHD 240-Hz/3ms Matte Look|
Nvidia Geforce RTX 4090
If a gamer is looking for a potent GPU then Nvidia Geforce RTX 4090 is the most powerful GPU. While it provides power, we also need money to buy such an expensive RTX. If you are getting a powerful RTX 4090 in a laptop is not bad at such a price, running up at up to 175W TGP that allows you to play each and every game with ease.
It has an Intel 13th Gen Core i9-13980HX processor, with Windows 11 Pro. Even the MUX switch really improves laptop gaming performance by 5-10%.
The Changes we noticed in Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023
- The screen is in the format of 16:10 which was not seen before Scar models, which increases the screen as well as decreases the size of bezels.
- Before touchpad was smaller, now it is slightly redesigned and feels smooth & nice, is also 10% larger than last year’s Scar.
- To introduce a new factor in the laptop rear edge has also been redesigned.
- Now, there are no ports at the back inside anymore, now it is at the sides of the laptop because the whole is now a heat sink.
Camera and Microphone
Unlike older Scar laptops, Asus finally added a camera in 2023. It’s 720p and does not have IR for Windows face unlock. While we typed on the laptop, there is a bit of wobble to the screen that is really not a good experience.
Scar 18 has an air exhaust vent, the power input, 2.5-gigabit ethernet facing the rights way, HDMI 2.1 output, 2 USB 3.2, Gen 2 type-C ports but only the one closer to the back has a thunderbolt 4 support, and 3.5mm audio jack.
The right side has two USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-A ports and an air exhaust vent. The keystone NFC chip found in the older Scar model has been removed. Both type-C ports have display port support connecting directly to the Nvidia graphics whether Optimus is on or off.
If we talked about how fast it is before the last versions? The new one managed 11.4% faster single-core and 31% faster multiple cores in Geekbench. And in Cinebench, it is 17% faster in single and a massive 60% faster in multi-core.
When we tested in a geek bench GPU, the results were 42% higher in the OpenCL test & 54% higher in Cudo.In Flight Sim, the new 18 delivers around a third more frame per second with ultra seconds and is about 22% faster DLSS. Thus, Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 Review for gaming is also very important as it is well known for gaming.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 price is a little more but is quite reasonable if we compared it to others. The cost is $4,799.99 ( USD ) and ₹2,79,990 ( INR ). It is one of the most powerful laptops on the market till now. Holds great features like blast fast memory and storage, ROG Nebula Display, ROG intelligent cooling, MUX switch with Advanced Optimus, and many more.
Even the performance while running on battery power is really excellent and the thermals in the Scar are impressive. We hope you like the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 Review. For more such information on gaming laptops as well as on every gaming stuff, you should know about as a gamer. Enter the virtual gaming world by engaging with us at ThePlayBro.com.