Our review of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZW-KH141W
Demanding gamers and creatives will be seduced by theAsus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZW-KH141W powerful with its Intel Core i9 Alder Lake-H processor with 14 hybrid cores and its large amount of 32 GB RAM that accelerates multimedia processing. This is also the case with the high-quality NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card that can run recent games, while the fast 1TB SSD storage improves responsiveness. This creative gaming laptop has a 15-inch IPS Full HD sRGB display with more natural colors, whose high frequency of 360 Hz improves the smoothness in games. Designed for play and creation, this versatile laptop runs on Windows 11 and also benefits from an RGB backlit keyboard or even connectivity to Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi axe.
Most famous price: 2299€
Features of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZW-KH141W
|Screen(s)||17.3” Full HD LED IPS 360Hz 3ms 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i9-12900H Alder Lake-H (14 cores, 6P 2.5GHz, 8E 1.8GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB GDDR6 reserved (boost 1460MHz at 150W), processor-integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gb/s)|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB per key, Aura Sync|
|audio system||4 Dolby Atmos Smart Amp Speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90 Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.9kg / 395 x 282 x 23.4-28.3|
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZW-KH141W against the competition
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZW-KH141W is currently shown in promotion at Amazon and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the few to offer such a large amount of RAM with such a high-frequency display, but also such a powerful (and recent) processor and graphics card.
If this Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZW-KH141W doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, which has the most impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZW-KH141W
It has an original, elegant and gamer look with its dark design with angular lines.
50% rechargeable in 30 minutes, this versatile multimedia laptop entrusts its cooling to Asus ROG Intelligent Cooling technology using 2 Arc Flow fans (84 blades, 0.1mm), liquid metal thermal paste, heat pipes and air outlets, for maximum advertised generated noise less than 40dB in performance mode.
In terms of connectivity, this maker-oriented gamer laptop is well equipped. There are 2 USB-C including 1 Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi 6E ax (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to, for example, a TV or monitor, Ethernet and audio ports or 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connected to USB 3.0 peripherals.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in the dark.
Gamers will be pleased that the display adopts a very high frequency of 360 Hz as it clearly improves the fluidity in games compared to the standard 60 Hz. In addition, thanks to the sRGB and IPS specifications, the screen displays more natural than average colors with important viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. The 16:9 format and Full HD definition are classic, while the anti-glare treatment provides better visibility than a glossy panel in bright environments (e.g. outdoors) and reduces eye strain over extended periods of use.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZW-KH141W
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZW-KH141W may appeal to those on a budget who plan to invest in a versatile 17-inch laptop PC that is powerful in gaming and creation with recent components.
The latest graphics-intensive games can be run with good levels of detail thanks to the high-end NVIDIA Ampere dedicated GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card on board.
In addition to gamers, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will also interest creatives, as it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is automatically activated/deactivated in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated into the processor as much as possible, although its advantages are very modest in comparison because it is energy efficient and therefore favors autonomy. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe, one or the other of course allows you to view photos and videos.
The Iris Xe is directly integrated into the high-end Intel Alder Lake Core i9-12900H processor with 14 hybrid cores. This in combination with a large amount of 32 GB RAM The result is incomparably greater power than the vast majority of mobile computers on the market.
Specifically, this core guarantees much faster processing than a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core and 8/16 GB DDR4, with the difference being particularly large in areas that consume CPU and RAM resources and benefit from multicores – so including E-efficient cores – such as in video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing, which creators will especially appreciate.
Most famous price: 2299€
The storage is okay, entrusted to an SSD with a comfortable 1TB capacity equal to what hard drives offer, while being quiet, more energy efficient, more shock resistant and much faster.
Specifically, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, we get to the map of online games faster, while the start-up of games/software, processing and start/stops are much faster.
Finally, on the autonomy side, count on about 5 hours of battery life under light use for this versatile multimedia creator-oriented gaming laptop PC that is audible and heats up when pushed hard (eg contains common use.
To limit the temperature if necessary, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†