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Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834 Series

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-HX i9-13980HX, Intel Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
Display: 18.00 inch
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 3300, 4799, 4800 euro
Average Score: 85.63% - good
Average of 63 scores (from 124 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 95%, features: 64%, display: 89%, mobility: 66%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 63%, emissions: 79%

 

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005WNotebook: Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-HX i9-13980HX
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU 16384 MB
Display: 18.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 4800 euro
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Average Score: 84.69% - good

Average of 32 scores (from 72 reviews)

 

Reviews

86.6% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY review - Gaming laptop with RTX 4090 | Notebookcheck
Equipped with a mobile RTX 4090, Core i9-13980HX, and 240-Hz 18-inch display, Asus offers the fastest, currently available components for laptop gamers in the Scar 18. In our detailed review, we evaluate how the whole package performs in our test and whether it's also worth its hefty price.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023) review: Gamers just can't ignore it
Source: Techlusive English
In the sea of gaming laptops, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 can stand out because of its slightly unconventional design. Sure, it is a no-holds-barred machine, but that is true about most gaming laptops. For Scar 18 to become your choice, you will have to make peace with the fact that its battery life is poorer than most other gaming laptops and that it also is slightly heavier. Other than that, I do not see a reason why a gamer would ignore the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18, especially if they are willing to spend around Rs 3.60 lakh.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2023
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023) review: Gamers just can't ignore it
Source: Techlusive English
In the sea of gaming laptops, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 can stand out because of its slightly unconventional design. Sure, it is a no-holds-barred machine, but that is true about most gaming laptops. For Scar 18 to become your choice, you will have to make peace with the fact that its battery life is poorer than most other gaming laptops and that it also is slightly heavier. Other than that, I do not see a reason why a gamer would ignore the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18, especially if they are willing to spend around Rs 3.60 lakh.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2023
[REVIEW] ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) - The most powerful gaming laptop!
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2023
[REVIEW] ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) - The most powerful gaming laptop!
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2023
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18 (G834JY) Review
Source: Yugatech English
Given the size, weight, and even price of the ROG Strix Scar 18, it’s not for everyone. But if this laptop will serve as a gaming desktop replacement to save space in your room and you don’t mind carrying a 3.1kg laptop around all the time, then this is a great choice model to buy. You get the latest Intel 13th Gen laptop processor paired with a powerful NVIDIA RTX 4090 GPU. With that, you can expect the ROG Strix Scar 18 to last you a long time. If you’re interested in the ROG Strix Scar 18 with a similar configuration, it currently retails for PHP 294,000. At the time of writing, ROG does have a discount offering it for only PHP 285,000 on their official Lazada store. It’s a big price to pay, but you do get everything a gaming PC can do but in a more portable package. We think it’s worth it, especially if you want a laptop instead of a gaming PC, and if you have the budget it is a great laptop to have. But if you want something lighter or more portable, ROG does have other options available for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2023
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18 (G834JY) Review
Source: Yugatech English
Given the size, weight, and even price of the ROG Strix Scar 18, it’s not for everyone. But if this laptop will serve as a gaming desktop replacement to save space in your room and you don’t mind carrying a 3.1kg laptop around all the time, then this is a great choice model to buy. You get the latest Intel 13th Gen laptop processor paired with a powerful NVIDIA RTX 4090 GPU. With that, you can expect the ROG Strix Scar 18 to last you a long time. If you’re interested in the ROG Strix Scar 18 with a similar configuration, it currently retails for PHP 294,000. At the time of writing, ROG does have a discount offering it for only PHP 285,000 on their official Lazada store. It’s a big price to pay, but you do get everything a gaming PC can do but in a more portable package. We think it’s worth it, especially if you want a laptop instead of a gaming PC, and if you have the budget it is a great laptop to have. But if you want something lighter or more portable, ROG does have other options available for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2023
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023) Review: Extreme Performance
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The 2023 Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is an absolute beast of a gaming laptop and all this power does not come cheap, at Rs. 3,59,990. It isn't exactly portable either. However, you are getting the very best mobile CPU and GPU that are currently available for a Windows laptop, and there's no doubt that it should age well over the years. The only real downsides to this laptop is the fact that it does run warm even when you aren't doing much on battery power. Apart from these things, it's a well-built pixel-destroying machine that's sure to put a smile on anyone's face.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023) Review: Extreme Performance
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The 2023 Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is an absolute beast of a gaming laptop and all this power does not come cheap, at Rs. 3,59,990. It isn't exactly portable either. However, you are getting the very best mobile CPU and GPU that are currently available for a Windows laptop, and there's no doubt that it should age well over the years. The only real downsides to this laptop is the fact that it does run warm even when you aren't doing much on battery power. Apart from these things, it's a well-built pixel-destroying machine that's sure to put a smile on anyone's face.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
80% Asus ROG Strix G18 review: Tremendously powerful and luxuriously big
Source: PC World English
The Asus Strix G18 is a top-notch gaming laptop, there’s no denying that. While it does have a few drawbacks, namely its average battery life and steep price, the G18 is stacked with so much power to be considered a prized possession in any gamer’s household. Put simply, if you’re after a desktop replacement with the very best performance on offer and you can afford to buy one, you absolutely should.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ROG Strix G18 review: Tremendously powerful and luxuriously big
Source: PC World English
The Asus Strix G18 is a top-notch gaming laptop, there’s no denying that. While it does have a few drawbacks, namely its average battery life and steep price, the G18 is stacked with so much power to be considered a prized possession in any gamer’s household. Put simply, if you’re after a desktop replacement with the very best performance on offer and you can afford to buy one, you absolutely should.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023) review: big laptop, big power, big money
Source: Techradar English
Asus' flagship portable gaming machine, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023), sits at the top of the performance tree, packing (in our review sample) a 13th-gen Core i9, an RTX 4090, and a cooling solution which helps them run at their best. But there's a price to pay to be cutting edge of the best gaming laptops. Not a physical one, thankfully, but a monetary one. And we do wonder how many people will stump up the funds to buy one. That investment isn't just in top-line internals. It goes towards a screen that impresses with every look, a slim-bezeled QHD+ panel with fabulous colour reproduction, excellent response times and a 240Hz refresh rate which keeps absolutely everything smooth. It gets you a case with some luxurious and unique design touches, highly impressive lighting, and the ability to expand the SSD and RAM if you need to in the future.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023) review: big laptop, big power, big money
Source: Techradar English
Asus' flagship portable gaming machine, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023), sits at the top of the performance tree, packing (in our review sample) a 13th-gen Core i9, an RTX 4090, and a cooling solution which helps them run at their best. But there's a price to pay to be cutting edge of the best gaming laptops. Not a physical one, thankfully, but a monetary one. And we do wonder how many people will stump up the funds to buy one. That investment isn't just in top-line internals. It goes towards a screen that impresses with every look, a slim-bezeled QHD+ panel with fabulous colour reproduction, excellent response times and a 240Hz refresh rate which keeps absolutely everything smooth. It gets you a case with some luxurious and unique design touches, highly impressive lighting, and the ability to expand the SSD and RAM if you need to in the future.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% I tried Asus’ ROG gaming laptop with a massive 18-inch display: Here’s what I experienced
Source: The Indian Express English
When Asus approached me to review the ROG Strix Scar 18, not once but twice I thought if I would want to use a laptop with a massive 18-inch display. I may not be the right audience for an 18-inch gaming laptop but there is a section that would be fascinated by an expansive display, the Intel Core i9 processor, and Nvidia’s RTX 4090 GPU inside. It’s one of those pro-grade laptops that promises the raw performance that one would expect from a high-end gaming laptop. Here’s my review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% I tried Asus’ ROG gaming laptop with a massive 18-inch display: Here’s what I experienced
Source: The Indian Express English
When Asus approached me to review the ROG Strix Scar 18, not once but twice I thought if I would want to use a laptop with a massive 18-inch display. I may not be the right audience for an 18-inch gaming laptop but there is a section that would be fascinated by an expansive display, the Intel Core i9 processor, and Nvidia’s RTX 4090 GPU inside. It’s one of those pro-grade laptops that promises the raw performance that one would expect from a high-end gaming laptop. Here’s my review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review – ROG Strix SCAR 18 2023 G834 (i9-13980HX | RTX 4090 (175W) | 2x16GB DDR5-4800 | 2x1TB NVMe SSD (RAID0) | 18″ 1600p 240Hz)
Source: Tech Critter English
ROG did not disappoint with their latest ROG Strix SCAR 18. This series is getting more mature by the day and the existing features are being fine-tuned to offer a better user experience. The industry is moving into the 16 and 18-inch display as the manufacturers are picking up the 16:10 aspect ratio as a norm. The Nebula display is gorgeous and it is something that I would recommend especially for gaming creators. The combination of the 13th generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series graphics card breeze through whatever workload you can throw at it. The third-generation DLSS and Frame Generation is mind-blowing and makes more sense for gaming laptops that generally has smaller than 20-inch display. While the official retail price of RM18,999 might sound ridiculous to those faint-hearted, however, if you were to compare it with other brands, you might find this is one of the reasonably-priced options. Well, at least for the Malaysian market whereby ROG is usually being competitive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2023
Review – ROG Strix SCAR 18 2023 G834 (i9-13980HX | RTX 4090 (175W) | 2x16GB DDR5-4800 | 2x1TB NVMe SSD (RAID0) | 18″ 1600p 240Hz)
Source: Tech Critter English
ROG did not disappoint with their latest ROG Strix SCAR 18. This series is getting more mature by the day and the existing features are being fine-tuned to offer a better user experience. The industry is moving into the 16 and 18-inch display as the manufacturers are picking up the 16:10 aspect ratio as a norm. The Nebula display is gorgeous and it is something that I would recommend especially for gaming creators. The combination of the 13th generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series graphics card breeze through whatever workload you can throw at it. The third-generation DLSS and Frame Generation is mind-blowing and makes more sense for gaming laptops that generally has smaller than 20-inch display. While the official retail price of RM18,999 might sound ridiculous to those faint-hearted, however, if you were to compare it with other brands, you might find this is one of the reasonably-priced options. Well, at least for the Malaysian market whereby ROG is usually being competitive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2023
80% ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18 review – Unlimited cosmic power
Source: Htxt Africa English
There is very little to fault with the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18. While it’s packing a lot of tech it’s not as bulky as we thought it would be. We sadly can’t say the same for the price tag of this notebook. At R79 999, this notebook isn’t likely to be selling like toilet paper pre-lockdown, but those who are able to afford it, won’t be disappointed with the performance. The GPU may not be a full-fat desktop GeForce RTX 4090, but its performance paired with the gorgeous QHD display makes for a gaming experience unlike anything else we’ve experienced. The downside is that the components are incredibly power hungry and as such the battery drains like bath water, especially when you’re using the GPU. The display input switching does help the battery life but you shouldn’t expect more than two and a half hours of uptime at a push. One thing we would like to see is a few more extras in the box. Our review unit came bundled with a backpack which is rather disappointing. There are also interchangeable “Armor Caps” which don’t really change the look of the notebook all that much as you can only remove one small piece of the notebook’s body to customise it. A mouse and a keyboard or even a USB Type-C charger would be a nice addition given the asking price. Overall, however, this is a great notebook and it gets a heart recommendation from us, providing you have the money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18 review – Unlimited cosmic power
Source: Htxt Africa English
There is very little to fault with the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18. While it’s packing a lot of tech it’s not as bulky as we thought it would be. We sadly can’t say the same for the price tag of this notebook. At R79 999, this notebook isn’t likely to be selling like toilet paper pre-lockdown, but those who are able to afford it, won’t be disappointed with the performance. The GPU may not be a full-fat desktop GeForce RTX 4090, but its performance paired with the gorgeous QHD display makes for a gaming experience unlike anything else we’ve experienced. The downside is that the components are incredibly power hungry and as such the battery drains like bath water, especially when you’re using the GPU. The display input switching does help the battery life but you shouldn’t expect more than two and a half hours of uptime at a push. One thing we would like to see is a few more extras in the box. Our review unit came bundled with a backpack which is rather disappointing. There are also interchangeable “Armor Caps” which don’t really change the look of the notebook all that much as you can only remove one small piece of the notebook’s body to customise it. A mouse and a keyboard or even a USB Type-C charger would be a nice addition given the asking price. Overall, however, this is a great notebook and it gets a heart recommendation from us, providing you have the money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) review – no game can challenge this beast
Source: Laptop Media English
Speaking of which, the notebook got us through 8 hours and 30 minutes of Web browsing, or 5 hours of video playback on a single charge. ASUS claims that the included 330W charger can fill 50% of the capacity for only 30 minutes. It’s great to learn that you can use the power adapter for something different than cutting charcuterie. In a perfect world, the review would end here. But since nothing is perfect, we have to mention some points we would like to improve for next year. First and foremost – ASUS shouldn’t be scared of the SD card slot. While it takes some space on the inside, it can be a useful commodity. Although it is clearly nitpicking, the back’s LED lights would look much better if they were centered in the middle of the back panel. On the bright side, we have to mention the presence of a Web camera – something that was bizarrely missing in previous models. At the end of the day, this is a niche device. It is expensive, but in our view – it is definitely worth something in the roundabout of a kidney. We are going to compare it with the Acer Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71) as soon as we are able to snatch a retail version of the product.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2023
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) review – no game can challenge this beast
Source: Laptop Media English
Speaking of which, the notebook got us through 8 hours and 30 minutes of Web browsing, or 5 hours of video playback on a single charge. ASUS claims that the included 330W charger can fill 50% of the capacity for only 30 minutes. It’s great to learn that you can use the power adapter for something different than cutting charcuterie. In a perfect world, the review would end here. But since nothing is perfect, we have to mention some points we would like to improve for next year. First and foremost – ASUS shouldn’t be scared of the SD card slot. While it takes some space on the inside, it can be a useful commodity. Although it is clearly nitpicking, the back’s LED lights would look much better if they were centered in the middle of the back panel. On the bright side, we have to mention the presence of a Web camera – something that was bizarrely missing in previous models. At the end of the day, this is a niche device. It is expensive, but in our view – it is definitely worth something in the roundabout of a kidney. We are going to compare it with the Acer Predator Helios 18 (PH18-71) as soon as we are able to snatch a retail version of the product.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2023
ASUS Scar 18 (2023) Review - Bigger & Better!
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/03/2023
ASUS Scar 18 (2023) Review - Bigger & Better!
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/03/2023
How to open ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2023
How to open ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2023
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review (2023 G834JY- Core i9 + RTX 4090)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
This top-specced Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is notably more powerful in demanding work activities and games than the previous Scar generations, as well as significantly better cooled with the redesigned thermal module. Add in a beautiful 18-inch display, good inputs, a familiar ROG design, and a sturdy chassis, and this laptop is a clear recommendation in its class. At the same time, though, this is a rather large and heavy device, and is affected by a few odd design decisions that impact its daily use ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 features powerful components, allowing it to run demanding games at top-notch settings, and show them off beautifully on an impressive 18-inch screen. The system's portability is nearly nonexistent, however, and its price is sure to dissuade all but the most dedicated gaming laptop aficionados.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review (2023 G834JY- Core i9 + RTX 4090)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
This top-specced Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is notably more powerful in demanding work activities and games than the previous Scar generations, as well as significantly better cooled with the redesigned thermal module. Add in a beautiful 18-inch display, good inputs, a familiar ROG design, and a sturdy chassis, and this laptop is a clear recommendation in its class. At the same time, though, this is a rather large and heavy device, and is affected by a few odd design decisions that impact its daily use ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 features powerful components, allowing it to run demanding games at top-notch settings, and show them off beautifully on an impressive 18-inch screen. The system's portability is nearly nonexistent, however, and its price is sure to dissuade all but the most dedicated gaming laptop aficionados.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
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
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
2023 ROG Strix SCAR 18 Review - This is NEXT-GEN! [RTX 4090]
Source: The Tech Chap English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2023
2023 ROG Strix SCAR 18 Review - This is NEXT-GEN! [RTX 4090]
Source: The Tech Chap English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2023
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review: A gaming kingslayer
Source: Laptop Mag English
I came. I saw. I kicked some ass. And I’m ready to do it again. The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is an absolute beast of a machine that is a joy to interact with whether you’re gaming, watching video or gasp, actually working. The display will grab your attention and never let go. That is, once you get past the futuristic design in all its transparent, customizable LED glory. From there, you’ll be sucked into Scar 18’s siren song sung by its quad speakers. But once you get past all the flash and creature comforts, there’s the components to think of. Despite this being a Strix laptop, Asus’ mid-tier line, it didn’t skimp on the power bestowing the Scar 18 with a ridiculously powerful, overclockable Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 4090 GPU which is the newest king of the mobile GPUs. It’s not a system to be trifled with. Now there are a few hiccups, some like the 720p webcam and the below-average battery life are smaller than others. The main problem with this system is the price. At $3,699, this premium system will be out of the reach of most gamers, which is a pity because the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 has to be seen, heard and played with to be believed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review: A gaming kingslayer
Source: Laptop Mag English
I came. I saw. I kicked some ass. And I’m ready to do it again. The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is an absolute beast of a machine that is a joy to interact with whether you’re gaming, watching video or gasp, actually working. The display will grab your attention and never let go. That is, once you get past the futuristic design in all its transparent, customizable LED glory. From there, you’ll be sucked into Scar 18’s siren song sung by its quad speakers. But once you get past all the flash and creature comforts, there’s the components to think of. Despite this being a Strix laptop, Asus’ mid-tier line, it didn’t skimp on the power bestowing the Scar 18 with a ridiculously powerful, overclockable Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 4090 GPU which is the newest king of the mobile GPUs. It’s not a system to be trifled with. Now there are a few hiccups, some like the 720p webcam and the below-average battery life are smaller than others. The main problem with this system is the price. At $3,699, this premium system will be out of the reach of most gamers, which is a pity because the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 has to be seen, heard and played with to be believed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review (2023 G834JY- Core i9 + RTX 4090)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
This top-specced Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is notably more powerful in demanding work activities and games than the previous Scar generations, as well as significantly better cooled with the redesigned thermal module. Add in a beautiful 18-inch display, good inputs, a familiar ROG design, and a sturdy chassis, and this laptop is a clear recommendation in its class. At the same time, though, this is a rather large and heavy device, and is affected by a few odd design decisions that impact its daily use ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review (2023 G834JY- Core i9 + RTX 4090)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
This top-specced Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is notably more powerful in demanding work activities and games than the previous Scar generations, as well as significantly better cooled with the redesigned thermal module. Add in a beautiful 18-inch display, good inputs, a familiar ROG design, and a sturdy chassis, and this laptop is a clear recommendation in its class. At the same time, though, this is a rather large and heavy device, and is affected by a few odd design decisions that impact its daily use ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review: A gaming kingslayer
Source: Laptop Mag English
I came. I saw. I kicked some ass. And I’m ready to do it again. The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is an absolute beast of a machine that is a joy to interact with whether you’re gaming, watching video or gasp, actually working. The mini LED display will grab your attention and never let go. That is, once you get past the futuristic design in all its transparent, customizable LED glory. From there, you’ll be sucked into Scar 18’s siren song sung by its quad speakers. But once you get past all the flash and creature comforts, there’s the components to think of. Despite this being a Strix laptop, Asus’ mid-tier line, it didn’t skimp on the power bestowing the Scar 18 with a ridiculously powerful, overclockable Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 4090 GPU which is the newest king of the mobile GPUs. It’s not a system to be trifled with. Now there are a few hiccups, some like the 720p webcam and the below-average battery life are smaller than others. The main problem with this system is the price. At $3,699, this premium system will be out of the reach of most gamers, which is a pity because the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 has to be seen, heard and played with to be believed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review: A gaming kingslayer
Source: Laptop Mag English
I came. I saw. I kicked some ass. And I’m ready to do it again. The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is an absolute beast of a machine that is a joy to interact with whether you’re gaming, watching video or gasp, actually working. The mini LED display will grab your attention and never let go. That is, once you get past the futuristic design in all its transparent, customizable LED glory. From there, you’ll be sucked into Scar 18’s siren song sung by its quad speakers. But once you get past all the flash and creature comforts, there’s the components to think of. Despite this being a Strix laptop, Asus’ mid-tier line, it didn’t skimp on the power bestowing the Scar 18 with a ridiculously powerful, overclockable Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 4090 GPU which is the newest king of the mobile GPUs. It’s not a system to be trifled with. Now there are a few hiccups, some like the 720p webcam and the below-average battery life are smaller than others. The main problem with this system is the price. At $3,699, this premium system will be out of the reach of most gamers, which is a pity because the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 has to be seen, heard and played with to be believed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Einer der schnellsten Gamer mit Vorliebe für Individualität
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2023
Einer der schnellsten Gamer mit Vorliebe für Individualität
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2023
85% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18: la recensione del potentissimo laptop gaming di nuova generazione
Source: Multiplayer IT Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2023
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18: la recensione del potentissimo laptop gaming di nuova generazione
Source: Multiplayer IT Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2023
Rating: Total score: 85%
Recensione Asus ROG Strix Scar 18: le dimensioni contano! | VIDEO
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; beautiful design; rich set of ports. Negative: Poor webcam; high price; mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2023
Recensione Asus ROG Strix Scar 18: le dimensioni contano! | VIDEO
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; beautiful design; rich set of ports. Negative: Poor webcam; high price; mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2023
Review - Laptop voor de desktopgebruiker - ASUS ROG met RTX4090 en 18"-scherm
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; expensive display. Negative: No fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2023
Review - Laptop voor de desktopgebruiker - ASUS ROG met RTX4090 en 18"-scherm
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; expensive display. Negative: No fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2023
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (RTX 4080)
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (RTX 4080)
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
80% Test de l’Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834J) : puissance de feu spectaculaire, prix et format considérables
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Test de l’Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834J) : puissance de feu spectaculaire, prix et format considérables
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
ASUS ROG Scar 18 : Encore un peu plus de tout que dans le SCAR 16
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; premium design; big screen. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2023
ASUS ROG Scar 18 : Encore un peu plus de tout que dans le SCAR 16
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; premium design; big screen. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2023
Test du ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023) : la RTX 4090 libérée de ses chaînes
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Positive: High performance; great GPU; excellent cooling system; silent device. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2023
Test du ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023) : la RTX 4090 libérée de ses chaînes
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Positive: High performance; great GPU; excellent cooling system; silent device. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2023
Test Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18 z RTX 4090 i Core i9-13980HX: laptop dla najbardziej wymagających graczy
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; great cooling system; huge screen; nice display; fast SSD storage. Negative: Short battery life; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2023
Test Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18 z RTX 4090 i Core i9-13980HX: laptop dla najbardziej wymagających graczy
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; great cooling system; huge screen; nice display; fast SSD storage. Negative: Short battery life; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2023
Csúcstámadás: ROG Strix Scar 18 notebook
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; great cooling system; excellent display. Negative: Poor set of ports.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2023
Csúcstámadás: ROG Strix Scar 18 notebook
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; great cooling system; excellent display. Negative: Poor set of ports.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2023
90% Ve všech směrech je extrémní. Test herního notebooku Asus ROG Strix Scar 18
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Ve všech směrech je extrémní. Test herního notebooku Asus ROG Strix Scar 18
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Recenze Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023): král na poli herních notebooků
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: High performance; great GPU; beautiful display; good cooling system; great ergonomics. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; no mini LED backlight; short battery life; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2023
Recenze Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023): král na poli herních notebooků
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: High performance; great GPU; beautiful display; good cooling system; great ergonomics. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; no mini LED backlight; short battery life; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2023
Trên tay ASUS ROG STRIX Scar 18 2023: Màn hình 18 inch siêu to, Intel Core i9 Gen 13th cực bá đạo
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Huge screen; powerful processor; high gaming performance; top device. Negative: Expensive.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2023
Trên tay ASUS ROG STRIX Scar 18 2023: Màn hình 18 inch siêu to, Intel Core i9 Gen 13th cực bá đạo
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Huge screen; powerful processor; high gaming performance; top device. Negative: Expensive.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2023
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
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
90% مراجعة لجهاز الحاسب ASUS ROG Strix 18
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% مراجعة لجهاز الحاسب ASUS ROG Strix 18
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review detaliat (2023 G834JY – Core i9, RTX 4090)
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review detaliat (2023 G834JY – Core i9, RTX 4090)
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 review: (probabil) cel mai puternic laptop de gaming de până acum
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; huge screen; good cooling system; Negative: Heavy and bulky; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2023
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 review: (probabil) cel mai puternic laptop de gaming de până acum
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; huge screen; good cooling system; Negative: Heavy and bulky; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2023

 

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JZ

The latest to join the Asus family is none other than the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 RTX 4090. As far as its design is concerned, this device is a futuristic stunner. While the lid itself is made from a cool-to-the-touch black aluminium, a glossy strip with tiny ROG emblems diagonally cuts the lid with a giant LED-backlit version of the symbol in the centre left. Furthermore, the vents are made of transparent plastic where the top lights up. Apart from that, while the hinge is totally plastic and the majority is black, a small removable magnetic tag called a Customizable Armour Cap is made from the clear plastic on the vents.
This is not all when it comes to the design because the fun really begins when the laptop is opened. The rear vent lighting gives a mock K.I.T.T. effect with red scrolling lights while the emblem begins cycling through colours. In addition to that, a sword unsheathing sound effect plays and the keyboard mimics the lid’s logo with its rainbow light show. It is worth noting that the entire deck is made of a semi-translucent plastic that fades to black about a quarter of the way down from the top with the right side of the palm rest rocking that ROG strip. In place of a recess, there is a full-sized keyboard which is embedded in the deck above the touchpad with the power button situated right above the Home/End key.
As for its connectivity, there are two USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 2 ports on the right. On the left, there is a Thunderbolt 4 port, a USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2 ports, a HDMI 2.1, a LAN port and the DC input. In terms of its display, this model delivers bright pops of colour, sharp detail and silky smooth rendering by way of the 18-inch, 2560 x 1600, ROG Nebula display. Despite its matte finish, the panel still did a really good job in conveying colour. For its keyboard, this device carries a full-size keyboard which is rather nice and bouncy. The whole setup is quite nicely spaced. Furthermore, Asus was also kind enough to add media and hotkeys to add to the convenience.
This gaming laptop has been equipped with Nvidia’s new 4000 series mobile graphic chips. In addition, along with the Nvidia 4000 series, the Strix Scar 18 has a 2.2-GHz Intel Core i9-13900HX processor manning the ship. One of the weakness of this laptop has to be its battery as the laptop could only last 4 hours 26 minutes with full charge. In a nutshell, this is definitely an excellent gaming laptop which requires more exploration depending on the need and preference of the user.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JZNotebook: Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JZ
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-HX i9-13980HX
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 18.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 3300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

100% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 G834JZ-N6004W Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/29/2024
Rating: Total score: 100%
Review ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JZ (2023): Laptop Monster Kencang Serba Bisa!
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; huge screen; excellent display; impressive speakers; great cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2023

 

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)

Specifications

Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)Notebook: Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU 16384 MB
Display: 18.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 4799 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86.07% - good

Average of 28 scores (from 50 reviews)

 

Reviews

88.3% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) review: Gaming laptop with RTX 4090 and mini-LED panel | Notebookcheck
The Scar 18 is currently one of the most powerful laptops. The Core i9-14900HX and GeForce RTX 4090 enable 4k gaming, video processing, and rendering. The bright and vibrant mini-LED display (18 inch, 2560x1600 pixel) is a feast for the eyes.
ASUS Scar 18 (2024) - There’s Only 1 Reason to Buy This
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2024
ASUS Scar 18 (2024) - There’s Only 1 Reason to Buy This
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2024
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) Review - Mini LED!
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Asus has refreshed their 2024 flagship 18” ROG Strix Scar with a superb QHD+ Mini LED display with over 2,000 local dimming zones, Dolby Vision HDR and 240Hz refresh rate. It’s also available in a 16” size, for those who prefer an easier carry. This is their top tier model, yet the price tag is very competitive. It has an Intel 14th gen Core i9-14900HX CPU, NVIDIA RTX 4080 or RTX 4090 dedicated graphics, a per key RGB keyboard and body lighting, and base RAM and storage of 32GB and 1TB. Cooling keeps things in control with Liquid Metal on both the CPU and GPU and a triple fan system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2024
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) Review - Mini LED!
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Asus has refreshed their 2024 flagship 18” ROG Strix Scar with a superb QHD+ Mini LED display with over 2,000 local dimming zones, Dolby Vision HDR and 240Hz refresh rate. It’s also available in a 16” size, for those who prefer an easier carry. This is their top tier model, yet the price tag is very competitive. It has an Intel 14th gen Core i9-14900HX CPU, NVIDIA RTX 4080 or RTX 4090 dedicated graphics, a per key RGB keyboard and body lighting, and base RAM and storage of 32GB and 1TB. Cooling keeps things in control with Liquid Metal on both the CPU and GPU and a triple fan system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2024
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) another hugely impressive gaming laptop from the brand, with an equally huge and impressive screen. It offers excellent performance for demanding apps and games, with enough power to run most at 1440p or native resolution, especially if you let DLSS take up the slack when frame rates slip. All the same, it’s also fiendishly expensive, not to mention outperformed in some cases by other machines. The Alienware M18 could be yours for under £3600 (starting at $2,999 in the US) with close to matching specs. The AMD-powered ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D was faster in key benchmarks and our gaming tests, and can also be found for less. You should also consider a device like the Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 (2024), if you’d prefer something more portable and stylish, albeit less powerful than these aforementioned powerhouses. The ROG Strix Scar 18 has the biggest, better Nebula screen, but it’s hard to say whether this justifies the extra cost.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) another hugely impressive gaming laptop from the brand, with an equally huge and impressive screen. It offers excellent performance for demanding apps and games, with enough power to run most at 1440p or native resolution, especially if you let DLSS take up the slack when frame rates slip. All the same, it’s also fiendishly expensive, not to mention outperformed in some cases by other machines. The Alienware M18 could be yours for under £3600 (starting at $2,999 in the US) with close to matching specs. The AMD-powered ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D was faster in key benchmarks and our gaming tests, and can also be found for less. You should also consider a device like the Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 (2024), if you’d prefer something more portable and stylish, albeit less powerful than these aforementioned powerhouses. The ROG Strix Scar 18 has the biggest, better Nebula screen, but it’s hard to say whether this justifies the extra cost.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
95% This time with Mini LED: review of the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 2024 gaming laptop
Source: Mezha EN English
Despite the fact that ROG Strix SCAR 18 doesn't have much new this year, the model remains a confident flagship of its lineup. Moreover, this time it received an updated ROG Nebula HDR screen, which is much more interesting and capable than the previous one. The disadvantages typical of such laptops, such as large size or a noisy cooling system with hot air flows around the perimeter, have not yet been eliminated. And this remains a kind of payment for performance. And there is plenty of it here. However, the hefty starting price tag of 180 thousand UAH still doesn't make this model mass-produced, and that's exactly what those who want to have one of the best gaming laptops will have to pay.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2024
Rating: Total score: 95%
95% This time with Mini LED: review of the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 2024 gaming laptop
Source: Mezha EN English
Despite the fact that ROG Strix SCAR 18 doesn't have much new this year, the model remains a confident flagship of its lineup. Moreover, this time it received an updated ROG Nebula HDR screen, which is much more interesting and capable than the previous one. The disadvantages typical of such laptops, such as large size or a noisy cooling system with hot air flows around the perimeter, have not yet been eliminated. And this remains a kind of payment for performance. And there is plenty of it here. However, the hefty starting price tag of 180 thousand UAH still doesn't make this model mass-produced, and that's exactly what those who want to have one of the best gaming laptops will have to pay.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2024
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review: as ridiculous as I hoped it would be
Source: Digital Trends English
The Strix Scar 18 never says “no.” It’s a laptop with everything — top-end hardware, crazy RGB, a speedy mini-LED display, and a size so big you could fit two MacBooks in the same volume. It does just about everything, and it mostly succeeds. For those looking for a true desktop replacement that can stay stationary, this is a compelling option. It beats some similar machines mainly on the back of its impressive display and solid heat management. However, this isn’t the laptop for most people. The price tag is insane and the massive size tethers you to a desk, so tread carefully if you’re imagining a portable gaming paradise with the Strix Scar 18.Those willing to accept the trade-offs that inherently come with an 18-inch laptop will find a happy home here, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review: as ridiculous as I hoped it would be
Source: Digital Trends English
The Strix Scar 18 never says “no.” It’s a laptop with everything — top-end hardware, crazy RGB, a speedy mini-LED display, and a size so big you could fit two MacBooks in the same volume. It does just about everything, and it mostly succeeds. For those looking for a true desktop replacement that can stay stationary, this is a compelling option. It beats some similar machines mainly on the back of its impressive display and solid heat management. However, this isn’t the laptop for most people. The price tag is insane and the massive size tethers you to a desk, so tread carefully if you’re imagining a portable gaming paradise with the Strix Scar 18.Those willing to accept the trade-offs that inherently come with an 18-inch laptop will find a happy home here, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) review: Pure, unbridled laptop power
Source: PC World English
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is not quite what it might seem at a glance. I suspect most shoppers will see its nearly $3,900 MSRP and think it a competitor to the MSI Titan 18 or Razer Blade 18. That’s only partially true. The ROG Strix Scar 18 is a high-performance laptop yet, unlike those alternatives, it sticks to a thick, bulky, conventional design. It’s not a looker and it doesn’t feel luxurious, but the ROG Strix Scar 18 delivers on performance for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2024
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) review: Pure, unbridled laptop power
Source: PC World English
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is not quite what it might seem at a glance. I suspect most shoppers will see its nearly $3,900 MSRP and think it a competitor to the MSI Titan 18 or Razer Blade 18. That’s only partially true. The ROG Strix Scar 18 is a high-performance laptop yet, unlike those alternatives, it sticks to a thick, bulky, conventional design. It’s not a looker and it doesn’t feel luxurious, but the ROG Strix Scar 18 delivers on performance for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2024
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) review: Scrapes success with a platinum knife
Source: Laptop Mag English
I don’t think any gaming laptop is worth the exorbitant amount that Asus is pedaling for the ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024). While it does offer stellar performance, there are certain aspects that need to meet the standard of its asking price. If you want longer battery life, a slightly more colorful display, and much better audio, try fishing for the Razer Blade 16. But if you can get over the price differential of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) versus its competitor’s displays, then it’s a fine purchase.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) review: Scrapes success with a platinum knife
Source: Laptop Mag English
I don’t think any gaming laptop is worth the exorbitant amount that Asus is pedaling for the ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024). While it does offer stellar performance, there are certain aspects that need to meet the standard of its asking price. If you want longer battery life, a slightly more colorful display, and much better audio, try fishing for the Razer Blade 16. But if you can get over the price differential of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) versus its competitor’s displays, then it’s a fine purchase.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18 - Stunning Screen, Slim Upgrade!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/20/2024
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18 - Stunning Screen, Slim Upgrade!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/20/2024
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) hands-on impressions
Source: Laptop Mag English
The big negative is price: The configuration I got comes in at $3,999.99, which is a lot to pay for sheer gaming power by any reckoning. If you don’t absolutely need or want that much PC horsepower, you might be better off knocking down the components a bit and saving a few hundred dollars. But if you’ve got the money, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 has got the goods. This is one of the most satisfying systems I’ve tried in ages, and if this is any indication of what we’re going to see in the next 12 months, 2024 is going to be a heck of a year for gaming laptops. Stay tuned for Laptop’s full review of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2024
2024 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 & G16 - Thinner, Lighter and Beautiful!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/09/2024
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) hands-on impressions
Source: Laptop Mag English
The big negative is price: The configuration I got comes in at $3,999.99, which is a lot to pay for sheer gaming power by any reckoning. If you don’t absolutely need or want that much PC horsepower, you might be better off knocking down the components a bit and saving a few hundred dollars. But if you’ve got the money, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 has got the goods. This is one of the most satisfying systems I’ve tried in ages, and if this is any indication of what we’re going to see in the next 12 months, 2024 is going to be a heck of a year for gaming laptops. Stay tuned for Laptop’s full review of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2024
2024 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 & G16 - Thinner, Lighter and Beautiful!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/09/2024

Foreign Reviews

91% ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR 18 G834J, Review en Español
Source: Newesc Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2024
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 85% performance: 99% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95%
91% ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR 18 G834J, Review en Español
Source: Newesc Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2024
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 85% performance: 99% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95%
100% ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR 18 (2024), review completa en español
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2024
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR 18 (2024), review completa en español
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2024
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 2024, análisis: potencia controlada
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2024
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 100% mobility: 65% workmanship: 95%
86% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 2024, análisis: potencia controlada
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2024
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 100% mobility: 65% workmanship: 95%
Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18 (2024) Review: el portátil gaming más top de ASUS actualiza su procesador
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice display; big screen; great speakers; decent battery life. Negative: Poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/22/2024
Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18 (2024) Review: el portátil gaming más top de ASUS actualiza su procesador
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice display; big screen; great speakers; decent battery life. Negative: Poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/22/2024
90% REVIEW: notebook ROG Strix Scar 18 é uma máquina gamer poderoza!
Source: Showmetech.com.br Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2024
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
90% REVIEW: notebook ROG Strix Scar 18 é uma máquina gamer poderoza!
Source: Showmetech.com.br Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2024
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Review ROG Strix Scar 18 | Notebook incrível com RTX 4090 e tela Mini LED
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent mini LED display; beautiful design; great connectivity; good cooling system. Negative: Poor webcam; uncomfortable keyboard; no SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2024
Review ROG Strix Scar 18 | Notebook incrível com RTX 4090 e tela Mini LED
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent mini LED display; beautiful design; great connectivity; good cooling system. Negative: Poor webcam; uncomfortable keyboard; no SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2024
Recensione Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18, una bomba con Intel Core i9 14th gen e RTX 4090
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: High performance; premium design; solid workmanship; great display; rich set of ports. Negative: Poor 720p webcam; very high price; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2024
Recensione Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18, una bomba con Intel Core i9 14th gen e RTX 4090
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: High performance; premium design; solid workmanship; great display; rich set of ports. Negative: Poor 720p webcam; very high price; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2024
80% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (2024) G834JYR-R6019W Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (2024) G834JYR-R6019W Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Test ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (2024) : tout dans la démesure
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (2024) : tout dans la démesure
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Ten laptop jest wydajniejszy od Twojego PC. Test ROG Strix SCAR 18 (2024) G834
Source: ITHardware.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2024
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100%
80% Ten laptop jest wydajniejszy od Twojego PC. Test ROG Strix SCAR 18 (2024) G834
Source: ITHardware.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2024
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100%
75% Обзор ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 2024: новый флагманский игровой ноутбук на Intel Core i9-14900HX и NVIDIA RTX 4090
Source: ITC UA RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2024
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 50% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
75% Обзор ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 2024: новый флагманский игровой ноутбук на Intel Core i9-14900HX и NVIDIA RTX 4090
Source: ITC UA RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2024
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 50% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Đánh giá ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (2024): Xứng danh laptop mạnh nhất thế giới, max setting mọi tựa game
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: The most powerful laptop all over the world; extreme gaming performance; impressive design; excellent display; great ergonomics; rich set of ports. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2024
Đánh giá ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (2024): Xứng danh laptop mạnh nhất thế giới, max setting mọi tựa game
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: The most powerful laptop all over the world; extreme gaming performance; impressive design; excellent display; great ergonomics; rich set of ports. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2024
Trên tay ASUS Strix SCAR 18 (2024): Hiệu năng mạnh nhất thế giới, giá bằng chiếc SH!
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Extreme powerful hardware; high gaming performance; huge screen; excellent display; impressive design. Negative: Expensive.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2024
Trên tay ASUS Strix SCAR 18 (2024): Hiệu năng mạnh nhất thế giới, giá bằng chiếc SH!
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Extreme powerful hardware; high gaming performance; huge screen; excellent display; impressive design. Negative: Expensive.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2024
Trên tay ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 16/18 2024: Thiết kế đẹp mắt, màn hình Mini LED sống động, cấu hình nâng cấp
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great mini LED display; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2024
Trên tay ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 16/18 2024: Thiết kế đẹp mắt, màn hình Mini LED sống động, cấu hình nâng cấp
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great mini LED display; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2024
90% مراجعة لجهاز Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 للعام 2024
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% مراجعة لجهاز Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 للعام 2024
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

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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.

i9-14900HX: High-end mobile hybrid processor based on the Raptor Lake architecture with 24 cores and 32 threads. Clocks at a maximum of 5.8 GHz (P cores).

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


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


3.1 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.

3.1 kg:


85.63%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Alienware m18 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 3.955 kg
Acer Predator Helios 18 PH18-72-98MW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 3.278 kg
MSI Titan 18 HX A14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 3.632 kg
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JYR (2024)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 3.1 kg
Alienware m18 R1, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-13900HX, 4.23 kg

Devices with the same GPU

MSI Raider GE68 HX 14VIG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 16.00", 2.75 kg
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 16.00", 2.6 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 GU605MY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 9 185H, 16.00", 1.95 kg
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JYR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 16.00", 2.65 kg
Medion Erazer Beast X40 2024
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 17.00", 2.88 kg
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 16.00", 2.452 kg
MSI Vector GP78 HX 13VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-13980HX, 17.30", 3 kg
SCHENKER XMG Neo 17 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-13900HX, 17.30", 2.8 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus TUF Gaming F16 FX607JV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i7-13650HX, 16.00", 2.27 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 2024 GA403UV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R9 8945HS, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 OLED N6506M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 7 155H, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 2024 GA403UU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R9 8945HS, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 GU605MI, Ultra 9 185H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 9 185H, 16.00", 1.8 kg
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA607PI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Dragon Range (Zen 4, Ryzen 7045) R9 7845HX, 16.00", 2.27 kg
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA507UI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R9 8945HS, 15.60", 2.2 kg
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA607J
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i7-13650HX, 16.00", 2.27 kg
Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 G634JYR, RTX 4080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 16.00", 2.65 kg
Asus TUF Gaming A16 FA607PV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Dragon Range (Zen 4, Ryzen 7045) R9 7845HX, 16.00", 2.27 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 OLED GA403UV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R9 8945HS, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 GU605MZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 9 185H, 16.00", 1.95 kg
Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 9 185H, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 M6500XV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) R9 7940HS, 15.60", 1.75 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 2024 GA403U
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R9 8945HS, 14.00", 1.478 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 7 155H, 16.00", 1.817 kg
Current Prices
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JZ
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 G834JZ
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY-N6005W
Stefan Hinum, 2023-09-14 (Update: 2023-09-14)