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Asus G531 Series

Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ165Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H, Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H, Intel Coffee Lake i9-9880H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.324kg, 2.39kg, 2.4kg, 2.6kg
Price: 950, 1000, 2600 euro
Average Score: 82.74% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 50 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 88%, features: 87%, display: 89%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 69%

 

Asus Strix Scar III G531GW

Specifications

Asus Strix Scar III G531GWNotebook: Asus Strix Scar III G531GW
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i9-9880H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.324kg
Price: 2600 euro
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Average Score: 75% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

86% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G531GW (Core i9-9880H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
ASUS is focusing on more than just RGB lighting with the third incarnation of its ROG Strix Scar. The company has also included a nice security feature called Keystone along with a host of powerful hardware. The G531GW offers plenty on paper, but can it meet expectations?
Asus ROG Strix Scar III review: Much more than meets the eye
Source: Pocket Lint English
We thoroughly approve of the premium feel of this machine, coupled with a 240Hz high refresh screen and heaps of power on tap for gaming. The price might make most people recoil in horror, but if you have the cash to splash why not go all out?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2019
Asus ROG Strix Scar III review: Much more than meets the eye
Source: Pocket Lint English
We thoroughly approve of the premium feel of this machine, coupled with a 240Hz high refresh screen and heaps of power on tap for gaming. The price might make most people recoil in horror, but if you have the cash to splash why not go all out?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2019
ASUS ROG Strix G531GW Scar III Review: Unadulterated RTX Power
Source: Unbox English
The ROG Strix Scar line is now on its third generation and this particular iteration gets a massive makeover from its predecessor. The new notebook gets a new aesthetic that provides better cooling, as well as more powerful chips for better performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2019
ASUS ROG Strix G531GW Scar III Review: Unadulterated RTX Power
Source: Unbox English
The ROG Strix Scar line is now on its third generation and this particular iteration gets a massive makeover from its predecessor. The new notebook gets a new aesthetic that provides better cooling, as well as more powerful chips for better performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2019
ASUS ROG Strix Scar III (G531GW) Hands-On, Quick Review: New Design, Same RTX Power
Source: Unbox English
ASUS ROG has made its third-generation Strix Scar series of gaming laptops available in the Philippines months after the brand launched its RTX-equipped Scar II series. The third generation Scar introduces not just newer 9th-generation Intel Processors, but also a new, subtler design that’s supposed to keep the notebook’s beefy components cooler under sustained load.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2019
ASUS ROG Strix Scar III (G531GW) Hands-On, Quick Review: New Design, Same RTX Power
Source: Unbox English
ASUS ROG has made its third-generation Strix Scar series of gaming laptops available in the Philippines months after the brand launched its RTX-equipped Scar II series. The third generation Scar introduces not just newer 9th-generation Intel Processors, but also a new, subtler design that’s supposed to keep the notebook’s beefy components cooler under sustained load.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2019
70% ROG Strix Scar III
Source: Good Gear Guide English
I had a really good time with the ROG Strix Scar III, but I couldn’t help feeling that part of that was the nostalgia factor - I haven’t had a decent gaming PC for a little under five years. In reality, the Scar III doesn’t really do much that other gaming laptops don’t. While you’d be perfectly happy with its performance, you might be better off with building your own PC with the same components - unless you need the laptop form factor or ROG's AuraSync lighting, you’re not missing anything here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% ROG Strix Scar III
Source: Good Gear Guide English
I had a really good time with the ROG Strix Scar III, but I couldn’t help feeling that part of that was the nostalgia factor - I haven’t had a decent gaming PC for a little under five years. In reality, the Scar III doesn’t really do much that other gaming laptops don’t. While you’d be perfectly happy with its performance, you might be better off with building your own PC with the same components - unless you need the laptop form factor or ROG's AuraSync lighting, you’re not missing anything here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus ROG Strix Scar II Review – Fps Strixstar
Source: The Techy English
It was never fun playing FPS games on a laptop, its ergonomics were poor, the feedback from the keypad touches couldn’t match up with a USB keyboard and the weird positioning of the buttons, also the touchpad being a major obstacle for my hand’s range of movement. This was back in 2012, but times have changed now and so have the laptops. Let’s find out what the Strix Scar II in 2019 has to offer?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2019
Asus ROG Strix Scar II Review – Fps Strixstar
Source: The Techy English
It was never fun playing FPS games on a laptop, its ergonomics were poor, the feedback from the keypad touches couldn’t match up with a USB keyboard and the weird positioning of the buttons, also the touchpad being a major obstacle for my hand’s range of movement. This was back in 2012, but times have changed now and so have the laptops. Let’s find out what the Strix Scar II in 2019 has to offer?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2019
80% ASUS ROG Strix Scar III (G531GW) Review (i9-9880H / RTX 2070)
Source: Kitguru English
Put simply, if you want a high-performance gaming laptop with all the bells-and-whistles in a form factor that can comfortably fit inside a backpack, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ055R is a strong choice. 32GB of DDR4, an eight-core Core i9 CPU, the non-Max-Q RTX 2070, and a 240Hz screen aren’t easy to find in a chassis of this relative slenderness with such strong build quality, but ASUS delivers well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% ASUS ROG Strix Scar III (G531GW) Review (i9-9880H / RTX 2070)
Source: Kitguru English
Put simply, if you want a high-performance gaming laptop with all the bells-and-whistles in a form factor that can comfortably fit inside a backpack, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ055R is a strong choice. 32GB of DDR4, an eight-core Core i9 CPU, the non-Max-Q RTX 2070, and a 240Hz screen aren’t easy to find in a chassis of this relative slenderness with such strong build quality, but ASUS delivers well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

ASUS ROG Strix Scar III e Hero III: laptop gaming con monitor a 240Hz | VIDEO
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2019
ASUS ROG Strix Scar III e Hero III: laptop gaming con monitor a 240Hz | VIDEO
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2019

 

Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-ES081T

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-ES081TNotebook: Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-ES081T
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
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Average Score: 91.33% - very good

Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

90% Asus ROG Strix Scar III review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus ROG Strix Scar III is quite the impressive gaming laptop, offering strong performance, a 240-Hz panel, long battery life, a clicky keyboard and decent speakers. However, keep in mind that this machine lacks a webcam and the chassis is a bit thick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
94% Geek Review: ASUS ROG Strix Scar III
Source: Geek Culture English
ASUS understands the demands of esports very well, and their knowledge and mastery over their hardware is translated very succinctly in the Scar III. As far as competitive gaming laptops go, this is the crème de la crème.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 85% performance: 100% workmanship: 90%

Foreign Reviews

90% Recenze Asus ROG Strix Scar III (G531G)
Source: Testado CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 95% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
Asus Strix Scar III: jeden z nejlepších herních notebooků (recenze)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Mediocre touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2019
RECENZE: Asus ROG Strix Scar III (G531G) - 15,6'' herní notebook, tenký, výkonný, sympatický
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent display; solid workmanship; good cooling system; nice ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2019

 

Asus Strix G531GT-BI7N6

Specifications

Asus Strix G531GT-BI7N6Notebook: Asus Strix G531GT-BI7N6
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
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ASUS ROG Strix G531 review – budget gaming laptop swimming in RGB
Source: Laptop Media English
ASUS ROG Strix G531 is a laptop with a lot of potentials. It has the latest Intel processors and a wide variety of graphics card options. Moreover, there is a snappy 120Hz display option and a sturdy, though plastic, design. However, we were left with mixed feelings after our time with the device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2019

 

Asus ROG Strix G G531GU-AL001

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix G G531GU-AL001Notebook: Asus ROG Strix G G531GU-AL001
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
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ASUS ROG Strix G G531 Review
Source: Yugatech English
The ASUS ROG Strix G G531 is the kind of gaming laptop that you can boast to your friends given its RGB lighting setup on almost all sides including the keyboard. Its 120Hz refresh rate is excellent, especially if you’re playing games that can utilize this display technology. The overall performance is respectable thanks to its Intel Core i7-9750H processor; however, the 8GB of RAM could be a bottleneck, especially if you’re running multiple resource-heavy applications at the same time. You can add another stick, though, but that would cost you extra. Nevertheless, It has an impressive battery life, and it is very portable, given that it is thin and light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2019

Foreign Reviews

Review ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G531GU: Spesifikasi Kelas Budget Tapi Fitur Melimpah
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Attractive price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2019

 

Asus ROG Strix G G531GU-AL061T

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix G G531GU-AL061TNotebook: Asus ROG Strix G G531GU-AL061T
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
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Foreign Reviews

Review: Asus ROG Strix G531G (i7-9750H + GTX 1660Ti)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price / performance ratio; excellent display; nice cooling system; decent hardware; comfortable keyboard. Negative: No card reader; low battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2019
Asus ROG Strix G531 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; attractive price. Negative: Average speakers; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2019

 

Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ005

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ005Notebook: Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ005
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% [Análisis] ASUS ROG Strix G531GT-BQ005, un portátil gaming equilibrado en prestaciones y precio
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
¡CHOLLO Amazon Prime Day! Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ005. Portátil gaming con Intel Core i5-9300H y nVidia GTX 1650 (699 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive price; good hardware; nice gaming performance; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2019

 

Asus ROG Strix G531GW-AL023T

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix G531GW-AL023TNotebook: Asus ROG Strix G531GW-AL023T
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
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Average Score: 87.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

85% Asus ROG Strix Scar III review (G531GW – Core i7, RTX 2070, 240Hz screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The ROG Scar III is a full-size 15-inch notebook that doesn't compromise on performance and thermals. These are its primary selling points, but it also gets the other modern bells and whistles you'd expect from a gaming laptop these days: strong construction, RGB lighting, fast 240 Hz IPS screen, and punchy speakers, all in a competitively priced package. Potential buyers would, however, have to accept its noisy fans, bulkier size, and shorter battery life, among others, compared to the performance ultraportable options out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%

Foreign Reviews

90% Asus ROG Strix SCAR III Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 89% workmanship: 92%
Review: Asus ROG Strix SCAR III G531GW (i7-9750H + RTX 2070)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; excellent performance; great display; good cooling system; backlit keys. Negative: High price; noisy under loads; no card reader; low battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2019
¡Chollo! Asus RoG Strix G531GW-AL023T. Portátil 15,6" gaming con Intel Core i7-9750H y nVidia RTX 2070 (1499 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; high portability; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/13/2019
Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW review și teste – RTX 2070 în pachet de 15-inch
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; great speakers. Negative: Short battery life; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2019
Asus ROG Strix Scar III review: laptop de gaming profesionist
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful processor; excellent display; high autonomy; good cooling and silent system; backlit keys. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2019

 

Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ015T

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ015TNotebook: Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ015T
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
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Average Score: 78.33% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

75% ASUS ROG Strix Scar III GL531GW review: A gaming notebook with a touch of BMW Designworks
Source: Hardware Zone English
Unfortunately, the default configuration available locally has just 16GB of single-channel memory, which seriously affects its performance in games. Of course, you can quite easily add on a second stick, at which point the laptop really shines, but the idea of having to purchase a single RAM stick and install it sounds like a lot of hassle that nobody wants.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 65% performance: 75% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
85% Asus ROG Strix Scar III review (G531GW – Core i7, RTX 2070, 240Hz screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The ROG Scar III is a full-size 15-inch notebook that doesn't compromise on performance and thermals. These are its primary selling points, but it also gets the other modern bells and whistles you'd expect from a gaming laptop these days: strong construction, RGB lighting, fast 240 Hz IPS screen, and punchy speakers, all in a competitively priced package. Potential buyers would, however, have to accept its noisy fans, bulkier size, and shorter battery life, among others, compared to the performance ultraportable options out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
75% ASUS ROG Strix Scar III GL531GW review: A gaming notebook with a touch of BMW Designworks
Source: Hardware Zone English
When I buy a gaming laptop, I want it to work right the moment I power it on. ASUS says that leaving one of the DIMM slots free helps customers save because they can simply buy one more stick of RAM instead of, say, a 2x16GB kit (if they were upgrading from 2x8GB), but it still doesn't seem worth it to me. Furthermore, the performance deficit that comes with single-channel memory is massive, and it doesn't seem right that I'd have to pay more to upgrade the laptop in order to get my money's worth.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 65% performance: 75% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

ROG Strix Scar III: notebookot a játékosoknak!
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Attractive price; decent hardware; nice performance; good display. Negative: Overheats while using; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2019
Asus ROG Strix Scar III: 240 Hz na displeji by mělo stačit každému
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2019

 

Asus ROG Strix HERO III G531GW-ES013T

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix HERO III G531GW-ES013TNotebook: Asus ROG Strix HERO III G531GW-ES013T
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

70% Recenzja Asus ROG Strix G531GW HERO III, czyli wątpliwe zwycięstwo księgowego
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus ROG Strix Hero III (G531GW) − test laptopa dla wymagającego gracza
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High gaming performance; excellent display; great ergonomy; good cooling system; powerful hardware. Negative: Short battery life; noisy under loading; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2019

 

Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ020

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ020Notebook: Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ020
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 85.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

91% [Análisis] ASUS ROG Strix G531GT-BQ020: ¡Potencia Brutal!
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
80% ASUS ROG Strix G531GT-BQ020, Review en Español
Source: Newesc Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 65% workmanship: 86%

 

Asus ROG Strix G531GU-AL008T

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix G531GU-AL008TNotebook: Asus ROG Strix G531GU-AL008T
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 93% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

93% Asus ROG Strix G531G incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 93%

 

Asus Strix G G531GT-BI7N6

Specifications

Asus Strix G G531GT-BI7N6Notebook: Asus Strix G G531GT-BI7N6
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.39kg
Price: 950 euro
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus ROG Strix G review: Great performance and jazzy looks made affordable
Source: India Today English
The Asus ROG Strix G is overall a great gaming laptop especially when you consider its price. Surely, the display could have been better for a ROG laptop but if you can compromise with that, the rest of the package will keep you happy. The performance is smooth and consistent due to its excellent thermal management. Additionally, the aggressive design with the now-signature wraparound RGB LED lighting makes for a gaming laptop that will keep the smile plastered on your face for long. Starting at Rs 57,990 on e-commerce websites, it's an unbeatable option for gamers on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ012

Everyday, there is another gaming laptop hitting the market. Maybe because of new hardware or because of competition or maybe, just maybe because the manufacturer wanted to try something new. Then there is also price point. There is upper , lower, and of course middle segment. The Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ012 is nothing extraordinary, it is just a gaming laptop for people who think about their budget. Does it make it a bad laptop? Of course not. Especially considering the fact that improved hardware makes it easier to access high performing modules cheaper as days pass. Yesterday's high performing devices may not be able to compete with today's middle level devices. With this definition I would identify the Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ012 as a high performing device as well, even though it is considered as a budget gaming laptop. Looking at the specs, you are getting almost all new tech. A GTX 1650 GPU, 9th generation Intel 9750H CPU, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, WIFI5, HDMI 2.0b, Bluetooth 5.0… So from hardware specs, I can not think of anything to criticize harshly. It is well adjusted and seems like well thought. Maybe a USB-C port would have been nice, but remind you, this is a budget laptop. Let me explain why the Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ012 is a budget laptop. First of all, it weighs around 2.4 kg. With modern world standards, this is not mobile friendly. Then compared to RTX GPUs, GTX GPUs are not the future. If you are a hardcore gamer, you might be missing out on better details. Can the GTX 1650 serve you well? It depends on which games you are playing. Also the screen is only 60 Hz. With newest gaming laptops you can get screens from 75 Hz to 200 Hz. So, 60 Hz again is something from the past for gaming devices. I am used to LEDs on laptops, but the Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ012 also has LEDs around the base unit. So, you truly stand out from the crowd. It is definitely not my taste, but obviously there are people willing to have such shiny things. One thing to criticize can be storage. If you are a gamer, is a 512 GB SSD really enough? It would have been nice to have a 1 TB HDD maybe, but then I assume the weight will come close to 2.7 kg. Would I suggest this laptop? It depends. If you are not a hardcore gamer, I can definitely suggest it, because there is nothing it can't do. If you are a hardcore gamer, well, please don't invest your money in this model, but save a few hundreds (maybe a thousands?) more and get something serious. What is the difference between hardcore gaming laptops and this one? Just two things: RTX GPU and 144 Hz Screen. But those two can be very costly. My overall assessment is definitely a thumbs up. Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ012Notebook: Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ012
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 89% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

89% ASUS Rog Strix G531GT-BQ012, análisis: un portátil gaming que busca el equilibrio
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 95% performance: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 95%

 

Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GV-AZ177T

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GV-AZ177TNotebook: Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GV-AZ177T
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

ASUS ROG Strix Hero III Review: A Svelte RTX Gaming Laptop
Source: Hot Hardware English
Those newer options do not take away from the overall package offered here, however. The ROG Strix Hero III is fast, sleek, and well rounded, with decent battery life to boot. It's also easy to upgrade the core components. But whether it's worth buying or not depends on what kinds of deals you might find on this system, compared to what newer models are available. At the very least, though, the ROG Strix Hero III is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2020
70% Asus ROG Strix Scar III
Source: PC Mag English
The 15.6-inch Asus ROG Strix Scar III holds appeal for fast-twitch gamers, but teaming a 240Hz display with entry-level Nvidia RTX graphics is not one of its best moves.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

90% Asus ROG Strix III con RTX 2060, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ150T

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ150TNotebook: Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ150T
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i9-9880H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% مراجعة للحاسب المحمول Asus ROG Strix Scar III: ملك 240 هرتز!
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus ROG Strix G531GW-AL137

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix G531GW-AL137Notebook: Asus ROG Strix G531GW-AL137
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

ASUS ROG Strix G531GW-AL137: Un 10 en calidad y potencia
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; powerful hardware; nice connectivity. Negative: No SD card slot; no webcam; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2020

 

Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ165

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ165Notebook: Asus ROG Strix G531GT-BQ165
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Foreign Reviews

ASUS ROG Strix G531GT-BQ165: ¡Brutal en Todos los Sentidos!
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; comfortable keyboard; powerful processor; nice connectivity. Negative: No webcam; no USB-C; no SD card reader; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2020

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower. The refresh version in April 2020 bears the same name, but is slightly higher clocked.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1650 and therefore the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) without raytracing and Tensor cores. 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1660 Ti and therefore the Turing architecture without raytracing and Tensor cores. The performance of the Max-P variant should be similar to an older GTX 1070.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Coffee Lake:

i9-9880H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.

i7-9750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

i5-9300H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.4 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.324 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


82.74%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-07-13 (Update: 2019-07-13)