Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 G533 and G17 G733 (2021) “The Gaming Beast” Detailed Review

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 and G17 launched in India on 15th March.
  • The Gaming beast will be put on sale from the 22nd of March.
  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 price is around 1,54,990 whereas ROG Strix Scar G17 has got a price of 2,34,990.
  • See all pros and cons of Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 and G17.
  • See full specifications of the laptops.
Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 G533 and G17 G733 are the gaming beast launched from Asus’s side in India. Both the laptops have got same configurations and processors but the only difference between the two is in their screen size, the G15 has got 15.6-inch display whereas G17 has got around 17.3-inch display. Besides this laptop series, Asus has also launched ROG Strix G15 and G17, TUF Dash F15, ROG Zephyrus GX501GI in 2021 which has already been reviewed by us.

What is the Price of Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 and G17 in 2021?

The price of the laptops are as follows

  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 G533 2021: Rs 1,54,990
  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G17 G733 2021: Rs 2,34,990

What is the Launch Date of Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 and G17?

Asus ROG Strix Scar 2021 laptops have been launched in India on the 15th of March. As per the latest leaks coming out, Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 G533 2021 will be available for sale from 22nd March whereas Asus ROG Strix Scar G17 G733 will be available for sale from April.

PROS & CONS

PROS

  • Professional Gaming look.
  • Inbuilt with AMD Ryzen 9 series processor.
  • Comes with the fastest RTX 3080 GPU.
  • All major ports are present.
  • Supports Fast-charging.
  • sRGB color Gamut is present.
  • Good Battery backup.
  • Stunning WQHD display.
CONS
  • TrackPad does not have physical buttons.
  • No fingerprint unlock sensor provided.
  • No WebCam support.
  • Chicklet keys are noisy.
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DESIGN

Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 and G17 have almost identical designs to their predecessors. The RGB lights with an Asus logo on the laptop give it a professional gaming look. Since it is a gaming laptop so we must not expect any sleek and slim design form factor. The laptop weighs around 2.3 kgs and is not ultra-portable as well.

Asus ROG Strix Scar G533 and G733 both have got the Optical mechanical keyboard with chicklet type keys which is said to be very much responsive than previous laptops. The display portion including the back is made up of aluminium and the rest of the laptop is made up of hard plastic. All the laptop keys and sidebars around the ports have got the RGB lighting that looks beautiful in design. The hinges are made up of metal and are very comfortable to open or close the laptop. The trackpad provided is also quite larger than the previous laptops with the Numpad feature.


MODEL: 

  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 G533
  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G17 G733

BRAND: ASUS


SUITABLE FOR: Professional Gamers, Video-editors.


WEIGHT:

  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 G533: 2.30 Kg
  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G17 G733: 2.70 Kg

DIMENSION:

  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 G533: 354 x 259 x 22.6 mm
  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G17 G733: 395 x 282 x 23.4 mm

FINGERPRINT SENSOR: NO


BACKLIT KEYBOARD: NO


COLORS AVAILABLE: Original Black

DISPLAY

Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 has got a 15.6-inch display whereas G17 has got a 17.3-inch display. The side and top bezels are quite thin with an average chin on the bottom. The 1440p display supports 165 Hz of fast refresh rate that makes the laptop run smoothly. The visuals are immersive, vivid, and crispy with no color shifts or screen tearing. Seeing the display quality it seems that the laptop will provide an excellent multimedia performance besides gaming.

It also comes with adaptive-sync technology along with 100% NTSC support which adds more enhancement to the display. Asus ROG Strix Scar 2021 series laptop has got a good brightness that will not annoy you with outdoor visibility.


SCREEN SIZE: 

  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 G533: 15.6-inch (39.62 cm)
  • Asus ROG Strix Scar G17 G733: 17.3-inch (43.94 cm)

SCREEN RESOLUTION: 2560× 2440 Pixels


SCREEN TYPE: IPS LCD


DISPLAY TYPE: Backlit LED


ANTI-GLARE SCREEN: Yes


REFRESH RATE: 165Hz in WQHD & upto 300Hz refresh rate in FHD


sRGB: 100%

SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE

Asus ROG Strix Scar series laptops are powered by AMD Ryzen 9 processor along with the decent and most powerful RTX 3080 chipset. The GPU provides excellent frame rates during high-end gaming with no frame drops noticed. The AMD Ryzen 9 is a very capable processor and can handle high-end gaming, Multitasking, video-editings, and other heavy tasks with great ease.

The laptop has got dedicated liquid metal compounds in addition to 84 fan blades to expel out heat from the processor and GPU via heat sinks. The four fans outlet has been provided to keep the laptop temperature under check and as per the company it reduces the laptop temperature by 16º C. The Armoury Crate app comes with pre-installed RGB customization features with a lot of other features too.


PROCESSOR: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX


GPU:Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB DDR6 RAM)


SYSTEM ARCHITECT: 64 bit


RAM: 1TB (Expandable upto 2TB)


ROM: 32GB (Expandable upto 64GB)


OPTICAL DRIVE: No

CAMERA & AUDIO

Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 & G17 laptop does not owe any camera section. Instead of a camera, Asus has provided us with a noise-cancellation microphone on the top to filter out unwanted sounds during voice-chatting. But with the external camera, that laptop can record videos in 1080P@60fps.

The laptop has got dual bottom-firing speakers that come with Dolby Atmos technology. The bass quality of the speakers is all good with a considerable sound pitch too.


WEBCAM: NO


VIDEO-RECORDING: NO


SPEAKERS: Dual-Speakers (Dolby Atmos)

BATTERY

Asus has packed this laptop with a 90Wh battery that can be used for around 7-8 hours in normal gaming. Asus claims that the battery can last upto 12 hours in the video playback.

Talking, about the charging then the laptop comes with 240W fast-charging support. Also, the laptop supports 100W USB Type-C charging but is not recommended.


BATTERY: 90Wh


BATTERY BACKUP: 8-10 hours under normal usage


CHARGER: 240W


NO. OF CELLS: 4

CONNECTIVITIES, PORTS & PERIPHERALS

The laptop does operates with all major connectivities and sensors. Talking about its wireless-connectivity the laptop comes with the latest and decent Wi-fi 6 support that provides good and stable bandwidth speed. 

Also, Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 and G17 come with all the major ports including the LAN and HDMI port that enables us to connect the laptop with external monitors.


BLUETOOTH: Yes (v5.1)


Wi-Fi: 802.11 ax


PORTS: HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C, 3×USB Type-A, Headphone jack, RJ45 LAN Port, G-Sync


BACKLIT KEYBOARD: Yes


SD CARD READER: No