Asus is one of the top names in gaming laptops, right there with Alienware and other heavyweights in the field. Taiwanese manufacturer Asus offers a range of products for all budgets, from entry-level models and powerhouses with the most modern GPU and processor technology.
Despite its high-end specs, the ROG Strix Scar 16 is a portable machine. The 17-inch screen has 144Hz to 244Hz and comes with 1080p resolution. This is high enough to give you an immersive experience. Its battery lasts for 6-8 hours of use and its fans do not get too loud, even under stress.
The Scar 16’s design features some gamer aesthetics, but isn’t too flashy. Its most notable feature is its prismatic lid, which absorbs light and shines it through tiny holes in the size of 8,279 for a rainbow-like appearance. The hinge that displays the laptop’s display lifts the rear of the chassis, which improves airflow and helps the keyboard slide towards you. Asus calls it its ErgoLift hinge.
This laptop is ideal for gaming, but it also has the ability to handle other tasks that require a lot of processing, such as editing images or video. It’s loaded with ports that are included, including 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 powerful but they can be shrill and distort when they are in high volume which is why you’ll want to pair it with headphones. It’s necessary to eliminate unwanted software, like McAfee Personal Security or the Dolby application.