CES 2021 | Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 announced with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, 165Hz QHD screen, and more
Asus unveiled the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 alongside its larger, more impressively-specced ROG Strix Scar 17. For the most part, both notebooks are quite similar but differ in a few aspects. It will be available for purchase sometime in mid-Q1 2021 priced at €1,499 (US$1,825).
Much like several other Asus-branded gaming laptops that we've seen at CES 2021, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 comes exclusively with AMD Ryzen CPUs. In this case, one can choose between two high-end Cezanne CPUs, namely the Ryzen 9 5900HX and Ryzen 7 5800H. The CPUs can be paired with Nvidia's shiny new RTX 3000 mobile graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 3080 (16GB), GeForce RTX 3070 (8GB) and GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB). Asus says that its new cooling design improves airflow to the CPU and GPU. Dedicated tunnels help keep dust buildup on the down-low.
All that processing power is necessary to drive the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15's 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1080) 300Hz screen, which also happens to cover 100% of the sRGB spectrum. There is a QHD (2,560 x 1440) panel, too. It has a refresh rate of 165Hz and covers 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. Users can add up to 64GB of RAM to the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15, along with 2TB of storage via an NVMe SSD. It is also possible to run both SSDs in RAID 0 configuration for extra performance.
Connectivity options on the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, three USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port that can output video and charge the laptop, one HDMI 2.0b port, and a 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack. Its quad-speaker array is Dolby Atmos-certified.