ASUS ROG Strix G16

ASUS ROG Strix G16

ASUS ROG Strix G16

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.7/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.9/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.4/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.7/10
SIZE: 16"

The ASUS ROG Strix G16 is a midrange-priced laptop designed for gaming and performance tasks with its Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card. It comes with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of memory, offering good capacity and multitasking ability. The display is a 16-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and a high refresh rate, ensuring crisp and smooth visuals. This laptop has a solid build with customizable RGB lighting for those who appreciate aesthetics. However, it's not the most portable option weighing over 5 pounds and having a thickness of over an inch. The battery life is moderate, suitable for short-term use without access to power. Its connectivity options are good, with multiple USB ports, HDMI, and Wi-Fi 6 support. This laptop is a strong choice for gamers or users needing powerful hardware for tasks like video editing or 3D design, however, it may be less ideal for those who prioritize long battery life or need to frequently travel with their laptop. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High refresh rate display
  • Strong gaming performance
  • Good speaker quality
  • Decent battery life
  • Multiple USB-C ports
Cons
  • Modest portability
  • Standard resolution screen
  • No touchscreen
  • Not lightweight

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.5
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.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Content Creation:
4.4
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.
General Use:
4.3
The ASUS ROG Strix G16 is equipped with a robust CPU and ample RAM, ensuring smooth performance for a variety of tasks, while its high-quality IPS screen with a good resolution and refresh rate offers a crisp and fluid visual experience. However, its heavier weight and relatively moderate battery life mean it is less portable and may require more frequent charging than lighter laptops with longer battery lives.
Software Development:
4.3
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:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.2
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.
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.
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.
Portability:
3.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,350
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
13.9'' x 10.4'' x 1.05''
Weight
5.51 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13650HX
Graphics
RTX 4060 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
165Hz
Display Brightness
291 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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6.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7.3/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Marc Herter | March 2023
"With the mobile Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080, the Asus ROG Stix G16 hits the sweet spot between performance and cooling. The G16 also does not have to shy away from direct comparison with its supposedly stronger family member, the ROG Strix Scar 18 with its RTX 4090, as most benchmarks of the two laptops are very close to each other. Moreover, the G16 should be significantly cheaper. Depending on the supplier, the price difference here could be almost US$ 2,000. In the 2023 model series, Asus has significantly leveled out the differences between the two high-end lines."

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