Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
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Reviews for the Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
While many high-end laptops are rather discreetly designed, the Strix Scar 17 is visually clearly aimed at gamers. The tested model, G732LXS, can show off with Nvidia's currently strongest notebook GPU. However, Asus has opted for the weakest TGP version of the RTX 2080 Super.
Source: Laptop Media
So, despite its relatively bulky appeal to ultrabook users, this notebook is actually pretty compact for a 17-inch gaming beast of this caliber. However, we found that the battery life has taken a toll. Whether it is because of the 300Hz display, or because of the hardware, we only got 86 minutes of Web browsing and 81 minutes of video playback. No matter the setting, nor preset. Moreover, the machine lacks Thunderbolt connectivity and an SD card reader, although it has Wi-Fi 6 certification.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2020
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2020
Source: i2Hard RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; elegant design; nice display; high performance; decent hardware; great speakers; good ergonomy. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2020
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: High price; heavy and bulky; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2020
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good cooling system; comfortable keyboard; nice display; great speakers; long battery life. Negative: Noisy under loads; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip. At the time of the launch in early 2020, the 2080 Super is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market, but only slightly faster than the old GeForce RTX 2080.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i9-10980HK: On Comet Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 3.1 - 5 GHz that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). At the time of announcement, the i9-10980HK is the fastest Comet Lake-H CPU and fastest laptop CPU on the market. Thanks to the free multiplicator, the CPU can also be easily overclocked (but may not have much headroom).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
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.
82.7%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.