Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
Intel is no longer required for the ultimate gaming performance. Unlike the Strix Scar 15 G532, the Strix Scar 15 G533 has swapped all Intel Core options for liquid metal cooled AMD Ryzen processors alongside additional updates to the chassis, display, and graphics.
We’ve shown in this review that the G15 and Scar 15 perform almost identically in game, yet the G15 retails at £1699 currently, while the Scar 15 (in its configuration as reviewed here) is listed at £2699.99. Admittedly, there are a few quality of life differences between the two, with the Scar offering a better keyboard, double the RAM and a 1440p display… but it’s hard to escape the fact that for £1000 less you can get essentially the same gaming performance in what is still a very good all-round package. That would be my main recommendation for those looking for a laptop in this performance class. Unless you absolutely must have the higher-resolution display or need that 32GB of DDR4 memory, while the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 is a very capable machine, it’s just hard to argue with the sheer bang-for-buck offered by the G15 Advantage. The Scar 15 is listed on ASUS’ own retail store HERE, though it is currently out of stock.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
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The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 offers swathes of power, a great screen, a top-notch opto-mechanical keyboard and impressive thermal performance – it’s a top-tier gaming laptop. But for some creative workloads, or if you want a lighter laptop with a more subdued design, it’s worth looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2021
Source: Hardmaniacos ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: CNet France FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. At the time of the launch in early 2021, the 3080 is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
R9 5900HX: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3 cores clocked at 3.3 to 4.6 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter with 8 CUs clocked at up to 2100 MHz. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
84.26%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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