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Review of Asus Rogue Strix Scar 17 g733

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733 is updating considerably, thanks to the more energy-efficient internal components that require less vertical space to fit them. Of course, there are some differences from the previous generation.


Basically, the thing that will be the most interesting is the presence of AMD's Ryzen 5900HX processor, as well as the presence of Nvidia's brilliant RTX 3080 GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT.
All that complex on the 300 Hz panel with a response time of 3 milliseconds, this is the dream of every gamer.
All of this, of course, will cost you a lot of AED 10,000, but keep in mind that this is the fastest way to get a 30 series CPU if you can't get it on your desktop.

ROG Strix Scar is, in my opinion, an ideal reason to upgrade your device, especially if you're late for a Class 20 laptop.

Design


The G733 scares the players, but Asus has done some restructuring to keep it cleaner and quiet. Stick to a tidy design language and add fingerprint-resistant paint to the chassis, but dust appears in some situations. It has additional covers that you can customize for the laptop body, and in fact, you can print 3D extras if you wish.

The laptop is smaller than the previous generation, and there is backlighting on the ROG logo and the laptop's bottom panels giving it a wonderful halo of light, and it looks great in the dark, which is what they were looking for. It will surely draw attention to LAN concerts. The LED lights on the keyboard are also customizable with lighting for each key and can be made using their Armory Crate software, which makes things easier. The trackpad is also smooth, although I suspect that most players will only use the normal mouse.

The laptop weighs 2.5 kg, which is amazingly impressive for all the things that have been taken into account because I expected it to be heavier.


You can see some internal parts inside the body. The keyboard will take some time to get used to. However, most players who use mechanical keyboards will feel completely comfortable with optomechanical keys. It has customizable master lighting and additional controls as standard with most Asus gaming laptops. I played some games on it and it was very comfortable, and sometimes uncomfortable in combat games.

The trackpad is good and you've tried it for games, but you'll use the mouse that Asus also provides. I wonder if Asus will do something bold next time and remove the trackpad entirely to give more keyboard features in future designs for laptops for gaming.

Screen and sound


There are different versions you can get with the G733, you can choose the IPS LCD panel of 1920 × 1080 FHD 17.3", with an update rate of 300 Hz and 3 milliseconds, which I got in this review, or at a 2K 165Hz frequency that I personally prefer. Asus has done some engineering wonders here to make the screen a very impressive panel. The screen-to-body ratio is 85% and works well in outdoor lighting conditions.

Its color accuracy also works well for designers and creators looking to create videos, Dolby Atmos-certified speakers, and looks clear but I think most players will use headphones.

However, you will find all this weaknesses in the webcam. Broadcasters already have their own camera settings and rarely rely on webcams integrated into laptops, so it's somewhat justified.

ports


Asus has equipped the sides with 17 ports, and I appreciate that they have placed the majority of ports on the backboard as well. There is a 3.5 mm audio output, a 2.0b HDMI port, three USB ports 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port that supports DisplayPort/ Power Port/ G-SYNC port, and finally the RJ45 LAN port. The right side doesn't have any ports except the Keystone 2.0 slot That I haven't tested, but I haven't thought about it much, but you can use it to customize settings, game folders, and secure folders if you like, and use NFC as well. The laptop is also equipped with wifi-6.

Performance


I turned on Premiere Pro, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Hitman 3 and settings for all of these things were placed on Turbo mode for full performance from the G733. With the AMD Ryzen 5900HX processor with a speed of 3.3 GHz along with the NVIDIA RTX 3080, and quite frankly, this laptop will withstand high usage pressure without feeling.

While Cyberpunk 2077 will need some improvement, the game worked perfectly and this was the first time I saw RTX Ultra working beautifully, getting 85-90 fps on Full HD. It also has 1TB + 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD compatible with RAID 0.

This laptop will be great for editing especially those who edit 4K videos, where the clip took five minutes that I used to view about 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

The only thing Asus attributes to its design is the inclusion of fans with smaller but highly efficient blades. These blades have 84 blades in addition to asus liquid mineral cooling, and heat dissipation occurs at the top of the keyboard, so you can put your hand without feeling overheat. Everything is incredibly comfortable.

The cooling fan works loudly in Turbo mode

Finally, the 90-watt-hour battery will give you 4 hours, but shortens the pressure on the GPU you'll need to make the most of it anyway. You can also switch between iGPU which is automatically executed if you are using the battery but you can adjust it. This allows you to extend your battery life for an additional 3 hours depending on what you do. Asus offers two chargers, standard brick, and a 100W USB-C charging port for travel.

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