ASUS ROG Strix G18

ASUS ROG Strix G18

ASUS ROG Strix G18

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.3/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.1/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.6/10
PORTABILITY: Poor5.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.8/10
SIZE: 18"

The ASUS ROG Strix G18 is a premium laptop with a large 18-inch display, known for excellent build quality and very good scores in both general performance and tasks like 3D rendering and engineering. However, the size makes it less portable and its battery life allows for about 8 hours of typical use, which may not be ideal for all-day use without access to a power outlet. With an Intel i9 processor and Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics card, it's well-suited for intensive gaming and will handle demanding engineering software and machine learning tasks with ease. Its backlit keyboard with number pad and additional features like Ethernet, HDMI, USB-C with charging, Thunderbolt, and high refresh rates make it a solid choice for gamers and professionals who need power more than portability. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Powerful Intel i9 processor
  • High-quality Nvidia RTX GPU
  • Large high-refresh-rate screen
  • Excellent build and speaker quality
  • Comprehensive port selection
Cons
  • Heavier than average weight
  • Lower battery life
  • Diminished portability
  • Limited upgradeability

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.7
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 is highly suitable for engineering and design tasks because it comes with a top-tier Intel i9 CPU and substantial RAM, ensuring smooth performance with complex software, while the dedicated Nvidia RTX GPU provides robust graphics power for rendering and simulations, and the high-quality IPS screen offers crisp visuals with excellent color accuracy, which is critical for detailed design work. However, its portability is compromised due to its larger size and heavier weight, which may not be ideal for those frequently on the move.
Gaming & AI:
4.6
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 is highly suited for gaming and 3D because of its powerful Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics card, which can handle demanding visuals with ease, and its screen's high refresh rate of 240 Hz, which allows for very smooth imagery during fast-paced action.
Content Creation:
4.6
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 Screen Quality:
4.6
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.
General Use:
4.5
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 is equipped with a high-end CPU and abundant RAM, ensuring smooth and responsive performance for a wide range of applications, while its excellent screen quality provides vibrant colors and sharp images. However, its large screen and substantial weight make it less portable, and the battery life is limited, which might require frequent charging during extended use.
Software Development:
4.4
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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
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.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,900
Release Date
April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 11.6'' x 1.06''
Weight
6.61 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13980HX
Graphics
RTX 4070 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
18"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
240Hz
Display Brightness
422 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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5.7/10
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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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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9.6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

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

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Florian Glaser | March 2023
"With the ROG Strix G18, Asus has made an almost consistently good debut in the still quite new 18-inch laptop segment. The base unit case shows a few signs of weakness in the area of stability and is something which has an effect on the perceived quality of the input devices (the chassis tends to rattle a bit). Nevertheless, thanks to generous port features (incl. Thunderbolt 4), a striking design, and extensive lighting (keyboard, LED strip on the front), gamers get a fitting gaming platform."

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