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%
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