ASUS ROG Strix G15

ASUS ROG Strix G15

ASUS ROG Strix G15

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
GENERAL USE: Good7.3/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.3/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.1/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.5/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The ASUS ROG Strix G15 is well-suited for gaming and engineering tasks with its AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti graphics. It has a midrange price and offers 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM. The 15.6-inch IPS display provides a 300Hz refresh rate but is limited to 1080p resolution and lacks touchscreen functionality. The battery life is average, and at 4.63 pounds, it is moderately portable. The laptop is equipped with a variety of ports including USB-C, but it does not have Thunderbolt support. It features a backlit keyboard with a number pad and is capable of hardware ray tracing, enhancing its gaming capabilities. It was released in May 2020 and comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Strong general performance
  • High refresh rate screen
  • Effective heat management
  • Good build quality
  • Backlit keyboard with numpad
Cons
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Heavy and thick build
  • Poor webcam quality
  • No Thunderbolt support

Ratings by Category

General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Build Quality:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.2
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
4.1
The ASUS ROG Strix G15 is equipped with a robust AMD Ryzen CPU and ample RAM, ensuring smooth performance for a variety of tasks, while the high-quality IPS screen offers clear and vibrant visuals for general use. Despite its gaming-oriented design, it boasts a reasonable battery life and good scores in portability, keyboard quality, and heat management, making it suitable for everyday use and transport.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Portability:
4.1
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Gaming & AI:
3.9
The ASUS ROG Strix G15 has a GPU that supports hardware ray tracing and DLSS, making it capable for gaming and 3D, and a high screen refresh rate which is good for smooth visuals. However, the modest GPU version may not handle the most demanding games at highest settings and the screen, while having decent color coverage, may not be the highest quality compared to more premium gaming laptops.
Software Development:
3.9
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,456
Release Date
May 1, 2020
Overall Dimensions
13.9'' x 10.2'' x 0.92''
Weight
4.63 lbs
Width
13.94"
Depth
10.2"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
Graphics
RTX 3050 Ti (95 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
56 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
300Hz
Display Brightness
288 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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7.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.3/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
No Webcam
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Marius Schell | February 2021
"The ASUS ROG Strix G15 is a successful high-performance 15-inch laptop. The Asus ROG Strix impresses with an elaborate design and fast hardware. The latter can unleash its potential well in the large 15-inch case and achieve a decent performance boost compared to the previous generation. Especially the stunning 300 Hz display as well as the RTX 3070 and its generous TDP give gamers their money's worth. Asus didn't neglect seemingly small details, either, such as the keyboard and the maintenance options. The ROG Strix G15 offers a lot of pure performance and excellent workmanship in a 15-inch format, but connectivity leaves something to be desired."

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