ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.2/10
PORTABILITY: Poor5.8/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.6/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 is a high-end gaming laptop with a premium price tag, featuring a powerful Intel i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti GPU which make it ideal for intensive gaming as well as demanding engineering and 3D/machine learning tasks. Its large 17.3-inch IPS display has a high refresh rate but standard Full HD resolution, not ideal for those who prioritize 4K or higher resolution content. It is heavy and not very portable, affecting its suitability for on-the-go users. The laptop has a backlit keyboard with a number pad, numerous ports including Thunderbolt 4, and good heat management. Despite its ample power, the battery life is modest, therefore you may need to stay close to a power source during heavy use. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • High refresh rate screen
  • Powerful main processor
  • Strong GPU for gaming
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Robust build quality
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Heavy, affecting portability
  • Webcam quality is poor
  • Not touchscreen

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.7
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
4.6
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 is very good for engineering and design use because it boasts a powerful Intel i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card which work together to handle computation-intensive tasks and complex visual rendering efficiently.
Build Quality:
4.6
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.
Gaming & AI:
4.5
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.
Content Creation:
4.5
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:
4.4
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 is equipped with a powerful CPU and ample RAM, providing exceptional performance for general use, while its high-quality IPS screen delivers clear and vibrant visuals. However, its relatively lower battery life and poor portability due to size and weight may limit its convenience for on-the-go use.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
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.
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.
Battery Life:
4.1
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.
Portability:
3.0
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,499
Release Date
January 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.6'' x 11.1'' x 1.02''
Weight
6.39 lbs

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
7 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
360Hz
Display Brightness
292 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Portability Score
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5.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8.8/10
Webcam
No Webcam
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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Allen Ngo | May 2021
"Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 laptop review: liquid metal 7 nm AMD Zen 3 is stunning. The raw performance increase is absolutely bonkers if you're upgrading from a laptop on Coffee Lake-H or older. The 45 W Ryzen 9 5900HX is neck-to-neck with the thicker, heavier, and hotter Schenker Ultra 17 running on a desktop-class Core i9-11900K despite their wide TDP differences. The performance-per-watt advantages can make Intel Rocket Lake feel like a last generation platform at times. As for the chassis itself, it's a huge light show with RGB LEDs on almost all sides of the system."

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