Asus is one of the top brands in gaming laptops, right there with Alienware and other heavyweights in the field. Taiwanese manufacturer Asus offers an array of laptops for all budgets, including basic models as well as powerful ones that feature the most modern GPU and processor technology.
Despite its top-of-the-line specs, the ROG Strix Scar 16 is a portable device. Its 17-inch screen has an 144Hz to 240Hz refresh rate and comes in 1080p resolution, which is still sufficient for a full-on experience. The battery lasts 6-8 hours when used in a variety of ways and the fans are quiet when under load.
The Scar 16’s design features certain gamer-inspired aesthetics but isn’t excessively flashy. Its most distinctive feature is its prismatic lid, which catches light and shines it through tiny holes of 8,279 for a rainbow-like effect. The laptop’s display hinge also lifts the back of its chassis, which improves airflow and data room providers helps the keyboard slide towards you. Asus calls it the ErgoLift hinge.
This is a great laptop for playing games, but it’s also able to handle other tasks that require processing like editing video or manipulating images. It’s loaded with ports that are included, including USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-C, HDMI 2.0b and a 3.5mm combo connector. There’s also a dedicated SD slot. The speakers are powerful but can distort or become shrill at high volumes. You’ll need to pair them with headphones. It’s necessary to eliminate unwanted software, such as McAfee Personal Security or the Dolby app.