ASUS ROG Strix G18

ASUS ROG Strix G18

ASUS ROG Strix G18

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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 Class9.7/10
SIZE: 18"

The ASUS ROG Strix G18 is a powerful laptop designed for intensive tasks such as gaming, 3D rendering, and machine learning with its top-tier Intel i9 processor and Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics. It offers a very large amount of storage and a considerable amount of RAM, ensuring smooth multitasking and performance. With an 18-inch screen, high resolution, and extremely fast refresh rate, the display is well-suited for immersive visual experiences, but its larger size and heavier weight reduce portability. The battery life is moderate, making it less ideal for long durations away from power sources. This laptop has a high-quality build, efficient heat management, and a comfortable backlit keyboard with a number pad. It's a premium device with a corresponding high price, fitting for users who prioritize performance and display quality over portability and battery life. 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
  • High-performance CPU and GPU
  • Large, high-refresh-rate screen
  • Very high screen brightness
  • Excellent color space coverage
  • Good port selection with Thunderbolt
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Poor portability, quite heavy
  • No touchscreen capability
  • Not designed as business laptop

Ratings by Category

Gaming & AI:
4.8
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.8
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:
4.7
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
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 is excellent for general use due to its powerful Intel i9 processor and ample 32GB of RAM, ensuring smooth operation for various tasks, while its high-resolution IPS screen offers quality visuals. However, it is less portable because of its weight and size, and the battery life is moderate, which may require frequent charging during extended use.
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
$3,900
Release Date
April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 11.6'' x 1.06''
Weight
6.83 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13980HX
Graphics
RTX 4090 (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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5.6/10
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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