ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024)

ASUS ROG Strix G18

ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024)

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BEST RATING
Gaming & AI:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.8/10
GAMING/AI: Excellent9.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Excellent9.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Excellent9.0/10
PORTABILITY: Poor5.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Best in Class9.8/10
SIZE: 18"








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Pros
  • Very good for general use
  • Excellent for gaming and AI work
  • Excellent for engineering work
  • Best in class overall performance
Cons
  • Not the most portable
  • Pricier than other options

Ratings by Category

Gaming & AI:
4.8
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 is excellent for gaming and 3D due to its high-end Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU which delivers top-tier graphics performance and its 240Hz screen refresh rate which offers ultra-smooth visuals, enhancing the gaming experience. Additionally, although less critical, the powerful Intel i9 CPU supports complex tasks, and the IPS display provides good screen quality with high color accuracy and contrast.
Engineering & Design:
4.8
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 (2024) excels in engineering and design use due to its powerful Intel i9 processor, substantial 32 GB of RAM, and high-end Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU, enabling smooth handling of complex tasks and software. Additionally, the laptop's high-resolution IPS screen supports a wide color gamut and high contrast ratio, making it ideal for detailed and color-accurate visual work.
Content Creation:
4.7
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:
4.6
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Software Development:
4.6
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.
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.
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
$2,600
Release Date
January 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 11.6'' x 1.06''
Weight
6.61 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-14900HX
Graphics
RTX 4080 (175 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
32 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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