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Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533 ships with a smaller 240 W AC adapter compared to the 280 W adapter for the G532 series

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533 ships with a smaller 240 W AC adapter compared to the 280 W adapter for the G532 series
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533 ships with a smaller 240 W AC adapter compared to the 280 W adapter for the G532 series
The slimmer adapter is over 250 g lighter without impacting the overall performance of the laptop. Users can also now recharge the laptop via USB-C whereas that was not possible on the older G532 series.

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One of the worst things about buying thin and powerful gaming laptops is that they almost always come with large and unsightly power bricks. Last year's Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532 was one of the more powerful 15.6-inch gaming laptops in the market at the time of launch but it also came with an oversized 280 W AC adapter weighing nearly 1 kg or almost one-third the weight of the laptop itself.

Thankfully, Asus was mindful of the power brick when it launched the successor to the G532. The latest G533 model ships a newer AC adapter that is 43 percent smaller in volume than the one that shipped with the G532. Maximum output, however, has been reduced from 280 W to 240 W which would thankfully have no impact on performance during our tests. The G533 runs on a more power efficient 7 nm AMD Zen 3 CPU compared to the 14 nm Intel Comet Lake-H part on the G532 which likely contributed to the smaller adapter.

The G533 brings a host of other benefits over the G532 beyond performance and smaller AC adapters as summarized by the table below. See our full review here to learn more about what the system has to offer. 

Specifications/FeatureAsus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWSAsus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
Dimensions24.9 x 360 x 275 mm27.2 x 354 x 259 mm
Weight2.36 kg2.32 kg
CPUIntel Core i9-10980HKAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
GPUGeForce RTX 2070 SuperGeForce RTX 3080
130 W TGP
Battery Capacity66 Wh90 Wh
WLAN Runtime (h:mm)4:537:20
RAMUp to 64 GB
DDR4-3200
2x SODIMM
Up to 64 GB
DDR4-3200
2x SODIMM
Speakers2x 4.2 W speakers2x 4 W speakers
2x 2 W tweeters
Power Consumption (Gaming)201 W189 W
Fan Noise (Gaming)57.5 dB(A)50.5 dB(A)
CPU Temperature (Gaming)94 C93 C
GPU Temperature (Gaming)78 C84 C
Display1920 x 1080 IPS
300 Hz
2560 x 1440 IPS
165 Hz
Display Response Times6.8 ms (50gray-to-80gray)
7.6 ms (80gray-to-50gray)
4.8 ms (black-to-white)
4.4 ms (white-to-black)
7.2 ms (50gray-to-80gray)
6.8 ms (80gray-to-50gray)
7.2 ms (black-to-white)
5.2 ms (white-to-black)
KeyboardMembrane-based
Smaller arrow keys
Optical-mechanical
Full-size arrow keys
CPU Liquid CoolingNoYes
and w/ thicker heat pipes
Per-key RGB LightingYesYes
WebcamNoNo
WLANIntel AX201MediaTek MT7921
ClickPad Size10.9 x 6 cm
Mouse buttons
13 x 7.7 cm
No mouse buttons
Storage2x M.2 2280 PCIe 3 x42x M.2 2280 PCIe 3 x4
PortsGigabit RJ-45
ROG Keystone II
HDMI 2.0b
USB-C Gen. 2 w/ DisplayPort
3x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1
Gigabit RJ-45
ROG Keystone II
HDMI 2.0b
USB-C Gen. 2 w/ DisplayPort + Power Delivery
3x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1
AC Adapter Size280 W
18 x 8.5 x 3.6 cm
240 W
16.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm
AC Adapter Temperature (Gaming)56 C58 C
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Allen Ngo, 2021-07-25 (Update: 2021-07-25)