Asus has unveiled its new Asus ROG Strix and ROG Strix SCAR, its gaming range. There are panels ranging from 16 to 18 inches, mini LED, Nvidia, AMD and Intel.
Asus took advantage of CES as usual to unveil its new ROG PCs. Here are the six models presented this Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
ROG Strix G16 and G18
We start with the RoG Strix G16 and G18. As their names suggest, they incorporate 16 and 18 inch panels, all in 16:10. You will have the choice between FHD+ or QHD+ definitions. In detail, in 16 inches, we will find mini LED up to 165 Hz in QHD + or in 18 inches, IPS 240 Hz. The screens display 3 ms of latency, 100% of the DCI-P3 space and G compatibility Sync and Dolby Vision.
To power all this, you will have to rely on Intel Core processors up to i9 and the new RTX 4000 mobile graphics cards. You can integrate up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM at 4800 MHz and up to 2 TB of storage in M .2 PCIe 4.0
The chassis has been refreshed for the occasion and precisely, its refresh will go through three Frost Force fans, a Pulsar heat sink and a new solution called Conductonaut Extreme. It is a liquid metal compound deposited on the CPU that promotes heat transfer.
On the connector side, there is a Thunderbolt 4, an HDMI 2.1, a 2.5 G Lan Jack port. Everything is accompanied by a 720p webcam, as well as a Wi-Fi 6E modem.
With its 90 WHr battery and its included 330W charging block, the PC weighs up to 2.7 kg in 16 inches and up to 3.3 kg in 18 inches.
ROG Strix G17
Let’s move on to the ROG Strix G17. You won’t be surprised to learn that this is a 17-inch gaming laptop. This time, AMD is taking care of the CPU with up to a Ryzen 9 (model not yet announced) as well as the new RTX 40 mobile graphics cards. Here again we find ROG’s intelligent cooling ecosystem with his Condoctonaut Extreme. The chassis has been updated with a new 720p webcam, while the IO now has an updated HDMI 2.1.
For the IPS screen, you will have the choice between QHD up to 240 Hz, 300 cd / m² of maximum brightness and 3 ms of reactivity, all in Dolby Vision, or even an FHD panel in 144 Hz maximum, 250 cd /m² of brightness up to 25 ms latency.
Autonomy is based on a 90 Whz battery and a 280 W charging unit. Charging by USB-C in PD is offered up to 100 W. WiFi 6E is included, as well as 2 USB type C ports ( USB 3.2 Gen 2, DP 1.4 (dGPU) G-Sync) and two UBS type A ports in USB 3.2 Gen 2. Note also the presence of a jack.
ROG Strix SCAR 16 and 18 Intel
Let’s now approach the ROG Strix SCAR range. On the Intel side, Asus relies on 16 and 18 inch panels with thin borders: 3.75 mm for a body-screen ratio of 89%. Here is the detail of the proposed tiles:
16 pouces :
QHD+ miniLED, 165Hz, 100% DCI-P3, 1200 cd/m², peak brightness, 3ms ;
QHD+ IPS, 240 Hz, 100 % DCI-P3, 500 cd/m², 3 ms.
18 pouces :
QHD+ IPS, 240 Hz, 100 % DCI-P3, 500 cd/m², 3 ms ;
FHD+ IPS, 165 Hz, 100 % sRGB, 300 cd/m², 7 ms.
For power, these Strix SCARs rely on the latest mobile Intel CPUs and latest Nvidia RTX 40 laptop cards with 150+25W power. They will be aided by up to 64GB of DDR5 4800Mhz RAM and up to 2+2 TB of storage in PCIe Gen 4×4.
To complete this setup, you’ll find up to four Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. Here are the ports provided by Asus:
Left: 1x Power input port (DC) 1x RJ-45 socket for 2.5G LAN 1x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt™4 (dGPU DP1.4, external G-sync) 1x USB Type-C ( dGPU DP1.4, external G-sync, PD(in: 20V/5A, output: 5V/3A) 1x HDMI (support 2.1), support HDCP SPEC 2.2 1 combo audio jack: mic and earphone in. Right: 2x USB Type-A USB3.2 Gen2
ROG Strix SCAR 17 AMD
We end with the ROG Strix SCAR 17 served by AMD. It will integrate a chip displaying up to 65W of power and 55W in turbo mode. For the graphics part, no surprise, NVIDIA integrates a mobile GPU with power up to 175 W (150+25W). Again the RAM can go up to 64 GB in DRR5 but with a higher frequency of 5600 MHz. The storage can go up to 2 TB in PCIe Gen 4×4 with a speed of 7000 MB/s and a slot for a future upgrade if necessary. All of this is cooled by four dedicated fan outputs, a vapor chamber, and liquid metal on the CPU and GPU.
For the screen, there are not 36 choices. Asus incorporates a 17.3-inch IPS panel. In FHD, you will go up to 144 Hz against 165 Hz in QHD. Dolby Vision is supported.
The battery that drives all this goes up to 90 Wh in capacity and can be recharged either in Power delivery at 100W or via the adapter supplied with the device, displaying 280 W or 330 W depending on the model.
Here is the full list of ports:
Left: 2 Type-A USB3.2 Gen1 support 1 audio combo jack: mic and earphone input Rear: 1x Type-C with USB4 (dGPU DP1.4, external G-sync, up to 40 Gbps ) 1x Type-C with USB4 (dGPU DP1.4, external G-sync; PD (In: 20V/5A, Out 5V/3A), up to 40Gbps) 1x Power input (DC) port 1x RJ-45 LAN 2.5G socket 1x HDMI (support 2.1), HDCP SPEC 2.2
Price and release date
Here are the prices and availability of the new products.
The ROG Strix SCAR 16 will be available during the 1st quarter of 2023 from € 3,999 including tax recommended retail price; The ROG Strix SCAR 18 will be available during the 1st quarter of 2023 from € 3,999 including tax recommended retail price; The ROG Strix G16 will be available during the 1st quarter of 2023 from €1,699 including tax, recommended retail price; The ROG Strix G18 will be available during the 1st quarter of 2023 from €2,399 including tax, recommended retail price; The ROG Strix SCAR 17 will be available during the 1st quarter of 2023 from €3,799 including tax, recommended retail price; The ROG Strix G17 will be available during the 1st quarter of 2023 from € 2,299 including tax recommended retail price.
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