Asus is a top brand in gaming laptops. It’s right up there with Alienware, and other big names in the industry. With its TUF series and the premium ROG (Republic of Gamers) line, the Taiwanese manufacturer has something for everyone, from entry-level models to powerful machines that are packed with the most recent GPU and CPU technology.
The ROG Strix Scar 16 has high-end specifications, but is still an ultra-portable device. The 17-inch screen has 144Hz to 244Hz and comes with a resolution of 1080 pixels. This is high enough to give you an immersive experience. The battery can last for 6-8 hours with mixed use, and the fans are quiet even when the device is in use.
The Scar 16’s design features certain gamer-inspired aesthetics but isn’t excessively flashy. Its most distinctive characteristic is its prismatic lid that captures light and shines it through tiny holes to create a rainbow-like look. The hinge that displays the laptop’s display lifts the rear of the chassis, which improves airflow and my link allows the keyboard to slope towards you. Asus calls this hinge the ErgoLift.
This is a great laptop for playing games, but it also has the ability to handle other tasks that require a lot of processing like editing images or video. It’s got plenty of ports – USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, HDMI 2.0b, 3.5mm combo jack, and Gigabit Ethernet as well as a dedicated SD card slot. The speakers are powerful, but they can become loud and distort when they are in high volume which is why you’ll need to pair it with headphones. The only issue is minor unwanted programs that you’ll want to remove like McAfee Personal Security and the Dolby App.