ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.1/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.9/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.6/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 is an upper midrange laptop with a robust build, tailored for gaming and performance-heavy tasks. It features a high-end Intel i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, making it ideal for 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering software. It has a good amount of storage and RAM, enhancing its multitasking and fast-loading capabilities. The screen is sizeable with a high refresh rate, contributing to a smooth viewing experience in fast-paced games or videos; however, its color accuracy and brightness are moderate, which may not be ideal for professionals who need exceptionally accurate color reproduction. It’s equipped with a gaming-centric build quality and design, a comfortable keyboard with a numeric keypad, and diverse ports for peripheral connectivity. Additionally, GPU features like hardware ray tracing and DLSS support imply better graphic fidelity in supported games. As expected for a gaming laptop, it has a limited battery life, and at over 5 pounds, it is less portable compared to ultrabooks. Hence, this laptop is well-suited for users who prioritize performance and gaming over portability and extended battery life. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High-performance CPU and GPU
  • Very good general performance
  • Large, high-refresh-rate screen
  • Good build and speaker quality
  • Ample storage and RAM
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Not very portable
  • Doesn't have a touchscreen
  • Limited color space coverage

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.6
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
4.5
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 is exceptional for gaming and 3D work because it is equipped with a powerful Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics processing unit, which is crucial for rendering graphics-intensive tasks. Additionally, the laptop features a high screen refresh rate of 300 Hz, providing smooth visuals and a competitive edge in fast-paced games.
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.
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 Scar 15 offers high performance for general use with its powerful CPU and ample RAM, ensuring smooth multitasking and quick application response. However, its moderate battery life and sizeable weight affect its portability, making it less ideal for constant on-the-go use.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
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.
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.
Software Development:
4.2
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.
Portability:
3.9
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
3.8
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
$1,749
Release Date
February 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
13.9'' x 10.2'' x 0.98''
Weight
5.07 lbs
Width
13.94"
Depth
10.2"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-12900H
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (150 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
300Hz
Display Brightness
283 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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6.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.8/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8.8/10
Webcam
No Webcam
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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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | May 2022
"Asus continues to refine the ROG Strix Scar lineup with new upgrades. The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 offers almost everything you would expect from a gaming laptop at this price. The build quality is great, connectivity options are decent, and there is enough scope for internal upgrades as well. Asus reverts to membrane switches for the keyboard — though not as "clickety" as the opto-mechanical ones we saw with last year's model, they still make for a decent typing and gaming experience. The lack of biometrics in any form is a downer."

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