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ROG Strix G18
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Raider GE76
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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Strix G18
  • Excellent for content creation
  • Best in class speakers
Advantages of the MSI Raider GE76
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Excellent keyboard

Key differences

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Content Creation

9.0
ROG Strix G18
Raider GE76
8.5
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 is excellent for content creation, while the MSI Raider GE76 is very good.

Screen Quality

8.7
ROG Strix G18
Raider GE76
8.6
18.0in
SIZE
17.3in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
422.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
384.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 has a better screen than the MSI Raider GE76 for software development, and content creation.

Battery

8.0 Hours
ROG Strix G18
Raider GE76
6.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 has 8 hours of battery life. The MSI Raider GE76 has 6 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.8
ROG Strix G18
Raider GE76
8.5
The MSI Raider GE76 has very good build quality, while the ASUS ROG Strix G18 has good build quality.

Cost

$3,900
ROG Strix G18
Raider GE76
$3,552
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$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

$4,000

The ASUS ROG Strix G18 has a price of $3,900 and the MSI Raider GE76 costs $3,552.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.8
ROG Strix G18
Raider GE76
8.4
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
422.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
384.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
5.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
5.8/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 and MSI Raider GE76 are both very good for general use.

Gaming and AI

9.3
ROG Strix G18
Raider GE76
9.1
10.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
7.2/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 and MSI Raider GE76 are both excellent for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

9.2
ROG Strix G18
Raider GE76
9.0
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
10.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 and MSI Raider GE76 are both excellent for engineering and design.

Software Development

8.6
ROG Strix G18
Raider GE76
8.3
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 and MSI Raider GE76 are both very good for software development.

Portability

Poor
ROG Strix G18
Raider GE76
Poor
18.0in
SIZE
17.3in
6.8 lbs
WEIGHT
6.3 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The MSI Raider GE76 and ASUS ROG Strix G18 both have poor portability.
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How the ASUS ROG Strix G18 and the MSI Raider GE76 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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GENERAL

Price
$3,900
$3,552
Release Date
April 1, 2023May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 11.6'' x 1.06''15.6'' x 11.2'' x 1.02''
Weight
6.83 lbs6.39 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13980HXIntel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 4090 (175 W)RTX 3080 Ti (175 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
32 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh99.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
18"17.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16002560 x 1440
Refresh Rate
240Hz240Hz
Display Brightness
422 nits384 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.8/108.5/10
Portability Score
5.6/105.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7.3/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/109/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.6/107.5/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
34
Thunderbolt Version
44

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ASUS ROG Strix G18

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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."

MSI Raider GE76

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Florian Glaser | January 2022
"The MSI Raider GE76: with Alder Lake and RTX 3080 Ti to gaming heaven. Yes, MSI could improve some aspects (like the quality of the webcam), but the manufacturer offers a very convincing and balanced overall package. The biggest advantage is definitely the immense performance potential. The combination of Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, 32 GB DDR5 RAM and two NVMe SSDs offers a lot of performance for the next couple of years and plenty of power for 3D applications. Most titles would run smoothly on an external 4K screen no matter the quality preset. We came away impressed with the integrated 360 Hz panel's fast response times and good color accuracy."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

About MSI

MSI, also known as Micro-Star International, is a Taiwanese technology corporation. MSI is known for their wide range of gaming devices. Their series include the entry-level Cyborg/Thin and Sword/Katana series, the mid-range Bravo/Delta and Crosshair/Pulse series, and their high-end Vector, Raider, Stealth, and Titan GT series. At every performance level, MSI offers a variety of devices with varying balances between performance, battery life, weight, and price, making them a solid option to consider at every price point.

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