Asus is among the top names in gaming laptops, right with Alienware and other big names in the industry. Taiwanese manufacturer Asus offers an array of laptops for all budgets, including entry-level models and powerhouses with the latest GPU and processor technology.
The ROG Strix Scar 16 has high-end specs, but is a portable device. The 17-inch screen has 144Hz to 244Hz and comes with the resolution of 1080p. This is high enough to give you a full-on experience. The battery will last 6-8 hours for mixed usage and the fans are quiet even when they are under load.
The Scar 16’s design has some gaming-inspired aesthetics, but it’s not too flashy. Its most distinctive feature is its prismatic lid that absorbs light and shines it through tiny holes of 8,279 to create a rainbow-like effect. The laptop’s display pivot also lifts the chassis forward which increases airflow. It also slopes the keyboard toward you. Asus calls this hinge its ErgoLift.
This laptop is ideal for gaming, but can also handle other tasks that require a lot of processing like editing video or image manipulation. It’s got a wide range of ports that include USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-C, HDMI 2.0b and a 3.5mm combo connector. There’s also a dedicated SD slot. The speakers are loud, but they can distort and sound shrill when you play them at high volume. You’ll want to pair them with headphones. You’ll need to remove some unwanted software, for instance McAfee Personal Security or the Dolby application.