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Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 2023 Series

Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZProcessor: Intel Raptor Lake-HX i9-13980HX
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
Display: 16.00 inch
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 3800, 4900 euro
Average Score: 86.89% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 97%, features: 98%, display: 97%, mobility: 67%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 90%

 

Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JY-NM001W

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JY-NM001WNotebook: Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JY-NM001W
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-HX i9-13980HX
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU 16384 MB
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 4900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 90.86% - very good

Average of 7 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023) review: State of the gaming laptop art and a Black Friday bargain, too
Source: Expert Reviews English
There’s no denying the essential excellence of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16. It’s stunningly fast when it comes to both games and productivity, the display is superb, as is the sound system, and it comes loaded with all the extras and refinements you could ask for from a top-tier gaming laptop. But as with the Zephyrus M16 and indeed many of the 13th Gen Intel/RTX 40-series machines currently being launched, it’s extraordinarily expensive. Is the range-topping 2023 Strix Scar 16 a better laptop than the equivalent 2022 Strix Scar 15? Yes. Is it £1,000 better? That’s a tougher question to answer but, ultimately, the answer has to be no.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023) Review - i9-13980HX & RTX 4090
Source: Laptop Under Budget English
After testing the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 extensively, 'm thoroughly impressed with its performance and features. The powerful hardware comprising Intel's top-of-the-line i9 processor and Nvidia's flagship RTX 4090 GPU deliver unmatched frame rates even in the most demanding games. The laptop also handles intensive tasks like 4K video editing without breaking a sweat thanks to the excellent cooling system that keeps temperatures in check. Battery life is surprisingly good for a gaming laptop, lasting over 5 hours for productivity work. The 16-inch QHD Mini LED display also looks stunning with its high refresh rate, brightness and contrast. Gaming and watching movies on it is an absolute delight. There are a few small downsides like the average webcam and lack of SD card reader. But overall, the Scar 16 hits the sweet spot of power, display quality, performance, and portability. Overall, if you want a feature-packed high-end gaming laptop in a 16-inch form factor, the Scar 16 is easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 96% display: 96% mobility: 86% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 90%
90% ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16 G634J laptop review: faster, better, more
Source: Root Nation English
But if you’re looking for a powerful new gaming machine, or have been waiting all of 2022 to see Intel’s 13th generation processors and Nvidia RTX 40 series graphics cards in a laptop, your time has come. The new Strix Scar Series laptops offer enough innovation to make you break out your piggy bank and go buy a laptop. With a gorgeous new screen, a powerful CPU/GPU combination and upgraded cooling, it’s almost the perfect machine. If you can afford it, of course.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
100% Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023) is an incredibly powerful yet well-rounded gaming laptop with best-in-class specs and one of the top screens in the business. We will doubtless see faster combinations of the Core i9 and the RTX 4090, but it’s questionable whether the extra speed will make all that much difference to your gaming, while it will make a noticeable difference to your bank account. As it is, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023) has all the power you need for the games of today and tomorrow, and a superb platform to show them off with.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
ROG Strix SCAR 16 & 18 - RTX 4090 Power!
Source: SuperSaf English
The ROG Strix SCAR 16 & 18 (G634/G834) feature either a 16” or 18" QHD 240Hz Display (Mini-LED option), with up to the 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13980HX CPU, the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU, TGP 150W (175W with Dynamic Boost), 64GB DDR5 4800 MHz, 2TB+2TB PCIE Gen4x4 storage with RAID 0, ROG Intelligent Cooling, 90Wh Battery with included 330W fast charger and Price is from £3,299.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2023

Foreign Reviews

87% ASUS ROG STRIX Scar 16 2023 con GeForce RTX 4090, análisis
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 85% performance: 100% mobility: 65% workmanship: 95%
99% ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR 16, review completa en español
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2023
Rating: Total score: 99%
ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR 16 2023 Review: ¿una experiencia gaming 2K a 240 Hz perfecta?
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; great cooling system. Negative: Poor webcam; short battery life; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2023
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023), brutal portátil gaming con RTX 4090
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; powerful processor; great GPU; big screen; excellent display; nice connectivity; good ergonomics. Negative: Noisy under loads; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2023
90% Recenzja ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16 G634: Szybszy, lepszy, większy
Source: Root Nation PL Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Trải nghiệm ROG Strix SCAR 16 (2023): Laptop 16 inch mạnh nhất thế giới có gì thú vị?
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; great dedicated graphics card; large screen; high gaming performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/18/2023
Trên tay ASUS ROG STRIX Scar 16: Cấu hình khủng với Intel Core i9 Gen 13th, màn hình 16 inch cho hình ảnh siêu nét
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; big screen; excellent display. Negative: High price.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2023
Trên tay bộ đôi ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16 và Scar 18: Laptop gaming mạnh nhất thế giới, giá sương sương “trăm củ”
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; excellent performance. Negative: Expensive.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2023

 

Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZ

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZNotebook: Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JZ
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-HX i9-13980HX
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU 12288 MB
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 3800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.58% - good

Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023) review: State of the gaming laptop art
Source: Expert Reviews English
There’s no denying the essential excellence of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16. It’s stunningly fast when it comes to both games and productivity, the display is superb, as is the sound system, and it comes loaded with all the extras and refinements you could ask for from a top-tier gaming laptop. But as with the Zephyrus M16 and indeed many of the 13th Gen Intel/RTX 40-series machines currently being launched, it’s extraordinarily expensive. Is the range-topping 2023 Strix Scar 16 a better laptop than the equivalent 2022 Strix Scar 15? Yes. Is it £1,000 better? That’s a tougher question to answer but, ultimately, the answer has to be no.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023) review: substance over style
Source: T3 English
When it comes down to it, this is a gaming laptop that offers top-tier performance at a top-tier price. Aside from raw muscle, it is the battery life, audio quality and ultra-bright display that are the true standouts of this machine. It's just a shame that the design choices will not be everyone's cup of tea and it can get louder than is desired given the fans. But there is still a lot to love here that wouldn't put me off recommending the ROG Scar Strix 16 as your next powerhouse gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023) review: State of the gaming laptop art
Source: Expert Reviews English
There’s no denying the essential excellence of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16. It’s stunningly fast when it comes to both games and productivity, the display is superb, as is the sound system, and it comes loaded with all the extras and refinements you could ask for from a top-tier gaming laptop. But as with the Zephyrus M16 and indeed many of the 13th Gen Intel/RTX 40-series machines currently being launched, it’s extraordinarily expensive. Is the range-topping 2023 Strix Scar 16 a better laptop than the equivalent 2022 Strix Scar 15? Yes. Is it £1,000 better? That’s a tougher question to answer but, ultimately, the answer has to be no.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023) Review
Source: PC Mag English
It's clear that the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 delivers pretty much everything we love about the 18-inch model but in a scaled-down package. Unfortunately, while that does mean it can keep up with the pack leaders in most respects, it lags at the back of that pack. This Strix produces better performance than any Intel 12th Gen/Nvidia RTX 30 Series gaming machine we tested, but it cannot quite match the absolute most powerful 2023 gaming laptops on the market. Whether that's bad news is entirely up to you, since the Scar 16's capable (if not category-leading) performance also comes in at a slightly more reasonable price than the performance leaders, and still gives you plenty of power to enjoy the latest games. As a result, the Lenovo Legion Pro 7i Gen 8 remains our favorite 16-inch gaming laptop, thanks to better performance and price for similar hardware, but it's a close race. If you prefer the style of the Scar 16's semi-transparent chassis and longer battery life, the gaming potential is close enough that you certainly won't regret buying it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2023
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 review: RTX 4080 makes things interesting
Source: Laptop Mag English
Convinced by my big claim up top? You should be. The Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 is not just a great gaming laptop, it offers impressive value across the crop of new RTX 40-series systems. The combo breaker of impressive graphical and compute performance makes this a serious speed demon, no matter what you throw at it. And when looking at those comparisons to the far more expensive RTX 4090 laptops like the Strix Scar 18, you’re getting more for your money (even if that price is a little steep). Pair that with a mouthwatering mini LED display, stellar keyboard, and a ton of I/O, and this is a super solid all-rounder. Regardless of my small issues, if you want to jump into the RTX 40 series family, stop and think before you spend too much, and consider the Strix Scar 16.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16 review: next-gen gaming unleashed
Source: 91mobiles English
There will obviously be more RTX 4000 series laptops paired with the 13th-gen Intel processors. All of them will undoubtedly be quite good in the performance department and will, more than likely, cost a pretty penny. However, ASUS has a history of making remarkably high-octane laptops that do nothing to disturb a fluid gaming experience. The ROG Strix Scar 16 has all the ingredients for the highest quality in GPU and processor-intensive tasks. It also has a remarkable display to back it up and a string of software and hardware tricks to maintain its gamer aesthetic. Apart from a missed SD card slot and rather average speakers, the laptop doesn’t appear to miss a beat at all. I guess what I’m saying is that 2023 will reveal many more capable machines but I doubt any will quite match up to the overall package that is the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16. Ultimately though, for those seeking a top-of-the-line gaming laptop this year, the ROG Strix Scar 16 is certainly a strong contender that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 16 (2023) gaming laptop review
Source: Mezha EN English
The transition to the new format was quite successful, so ROG Strix SCAR 16 did not disappoint in any way. In addition, now it can pleasantly surprise with a very bright display with Mini LED backlight and support for spectacular HDR. Increased performance compared to the previous generation is also there, although it will not be strongly felt in all games. Well, other strengths of this particular line were not lost. Among the biggest issues is, subjectively, the inconvenient location of the USB-A ports (well, there could be more of them), as well as the lack of face or fingerprint scanners in an expensive laptop. And yes, the high cost (147,999 hryvnias/$4,000) is unlikely to make it a bestseller. But those people who can afford such a purchase and are currently looking for a new laptop should definitely take a look at the SCAR 16.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 95%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 review (2023 G634JZ model – i9, RTX 4080)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 is a competitive powerful laptop in its class, and stands out from the crowd in this i9+ RTX 4080 variant thanks to its performance and excellent cooling, its pricing, and the beautiful mini LED display. Just make sure you're OK with its peculiar design particularities, though. (this review is still a work in progress and will be finalized in the next few weeks)
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

La recensione dell’ASUS ROG Strix Scar: il più sensazionale laptop da gaming dell’anno
Source: Techprincess IT Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; attractive design. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2023
80% Test ROG Strix Scar 16 : une bombe atomique avec un écran fabuleux
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Test ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16 : un PC portable gaming surpuissant, et c’est tout ?
Source: Presse Citron French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2023
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 65% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 30% workmanship: 75%
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 16 : Longue vie au roi !
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Big screen; great display; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2023
100% Test Asus Rog Strix Scar 16 - Mocny, ale drogi
Source: Video testy Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Обзор ноутбука ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 16 (2023): универсальная и производительная машина для игр и работы на RTX 4080 Mobile
Source: ITC UA RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Recenze Asus ROG Strix Scar 16: extrémní výkon nejen na cesty
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 98% mobility: 79% workmanship: 93%
Đánh giá ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 16 2023: Hiệu năng đỉnh cao với Intel Core i9 Gen 13th, thiết kế ấn tượng
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high performance; impressive design; long battery life; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2023

 

Comment

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.


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 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU: High-end laptop graphics card based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM with a 256 Bit memory bus and can be configured with 80 - 150 TDP settings (+ Dynamic Boost). 

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 12 GB GDDR6 (192 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 60 - 150W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

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


Intel Raptor Lake-HX:

i9-13980HX: Mobile CPU of the Raptor Lake series that offers 24 cores (8 performance, 16 efficiency cores) with a Boost core of up to 5.8 GHz for the P-cores. Similar to the Desktop i9-13900K but with reduced clock speeds and TDP.

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


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This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

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


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86.89%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-05- 4 (Update: 2023-05- 4)