Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PY-XS96
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733PY-XS96
Asus' latest gaming laptop is one of the fastest in the market and it doesn't even need any Intel parts. You'll still want to keep a close eye on those high core temperatures, though.
Source: The Tech Revolutionist
The 2023 ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 is a powerful and high-performing gaming laptop with a sleek design and impressive hardware specifications. The laptop’s display offers an incredibly smooth and responsive gaming experience, while the keyboard and touchpad are comfortable and intuitive to use. The audio output is also of high quality, and the ROG Armory Crate software offers detailed system information and customization options. However, the battery life could have been better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2023
Source: USA Today
If you’re looking for the closest you can get to desktop PC performance in a gaming laptop, this should be on your short list. It’s not the only option you’ve got, as other options like the Asus ROG Strix G18 have better battery life and a nicer display. That said, the power available for the money here is impressive; other RTX 4090 laptops, like the Razer Blade 16, can push $4,000 or more. Not everything is great, but for the most part, it all evens out. The display brightness is simply okay, but color accuracy is good and the 240Hz refresh rate and G-Sync support are key for gaming. Similarly, the battery life is surprisingly short, even when you’re not gaming, but given the gaming focus of the laptop and the 6.61-pound weight, you’ll likely spend most of your time plugged in anyway. No matter how you look at it, spending over $3,000 on a laptop isn’t an easy decision. That said, looking at the hardware inside the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17, it’s a decent value even if it may not be a bargain. This is where the powerful Ryzen chipset pays off; for an Intel-powered laptop with this kind of horsepower, you’d find yourself spending much more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2023
Source: PC Mag
Providing blazing-fast performance is the minimum expectation at this price point, as harsh as that may sound, but the Scar 17 does meet that bar. The processing and gaming performance here is, if not always chart-topping, among the fastest available right now. Again, you’d hope so for the price, but it does deliver on that front, in addition to the fast-refresh, high-resolution screen. The build, while it looks appealing enough, doesn’t stack up to more premium designs in this price tier, most notably the Razer Blade 18. Battery life is also a major letdown, though for the category, that may not be a deal breaker since it will mostly stay put on your desk. Still, this is a deeply expensive proposition, and it’s difficult to not to see the Lenovo Legion Pro 7i Gen 8 as a much better deal; its performance hangs close despite the disparity in price, size, and GPU. If you prefer the larger screen, or simply have the extra budget to get as much power as possible from your next gaming laptop, this may be the option for you instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Strix Scar 17 offers astounding gaming and productivity performance, but its $3,600 price tag will make some shake their head with vigor. If you have the funds and want to guarantee you’re playing at the highest frame rates on max settings, you’ll quickly find that no game is safe from the incredible power packed within. It is the definition of “future proof,” but not all is well underneath the hood of the Strix Scar 17. With subpar brightness and color depth, underwhelming SSD speeds, middling battery life, and a surprisingly cheap base, Asus has made sacrifices to bolster its performance. The disappointing display is particularly offensive, as hardware this good should be coupled with an equally superb screen to enhance the experience. And if anyone is spending nearly $4,000, they deserve a sturdy base to make the whole package feel good. If you’re looking for a superior alternative, the MSI Titan GT77 HX is certainly more expensive, but the phenomenal display makes up for where the Strix Scar 17 slipped up.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Ultrabook Review
The 2023 generation of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 is one of the most powerful laptops money can buy today, and exceptionally competitive as a gaming machine in this Ryzen 9 7945HX and RTX 4090 configuration that sells for less than the Intel-based 2023 Scar models with similar specs. At the same time, though, a handful of reasons might convince some of you to pay extra for the more advanced Scar 16/Scar 18 designs, as you'll find out from this review.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; great dedicated graphics card; nice webcam. Negative: Poor display; short battery life; no biometric authentication.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2023
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).
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
R9 7945HX: High-End mobile 16-core processor based on the Zen 4 architecture. The CPU cores clock at up to 5.4 GHz and execute 32 threads simultaneously. The TDP is configurable between 55 and 75 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
80.66%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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