Our review of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ169
Performance demanding users who want a choice of operating system may be interested in theAsus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ169, creative gaming laptop that can play recent games thanks to the high-quality NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card that also speeds up multimedia processing such as the 16 GB RAM and the AMD Rembrandt Octo Core processor Ryzen 7 that performs. Equipped with fast SSD storage that improves responsiveness, this versatile laptop is designed for gaming and taking advantage of storage 15-inch 2.5K IPS anti-glare DCI-P3 display with much more true-to-life colors than the average, enhancing the smoothness in games with its 165Hz frequency, a backlit RGB keyboard accompanied by a NumPad module with numeric keypad or even connectivity with USB-C (but without Thunderbolt) and Wi-Fi axe.
Most famous price: 1899€
Features of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ169
|Screen(s)||15.6” WQHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% DCI-P3 Thin Bezels (2560×1440, Antiglare/Matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Rembrandt (8 cores, 3.2GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB dedicated GDDR6 (1460MHz boost, 150W TDP), processor-integrated Radeon 680M and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gbps)|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB Aura Sync per key|
|Numeric Keypad||Yes, via NumberPad (NumPad)|
|audio system||2 speakers (2 x 1W) Dolby Atmos Smart Amp|
|Announced runtime / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 90Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3kg / 354 x 259 x 22.6-27.2|
The Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ169 against the competition
The Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ169 is currently shown in promotion at Asus France and is positioned as one of the few cheapest in its category to offer such a high frequency and definition display with such natural colors, with such a recent powerful processor and graphics card, but also to offer the choice of operating system.
If this Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ169 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.
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ169 chassis, connectors, screen
With a dark design with angular lines and pops of color, this versatile, gamer-focused and creative laptop has an original gamer look.
It is cooled by 2 Arc Flow fans (84 curved blades), liquid metal thermal paste, heat pipes and 4 vents.
To use the full potential of this computer, it is necessary to install a complete operating system on it, such as a Linux or Windows distribution.
For example, we can take advantage of NVIDIA Optimus technology that determines graphics needs in real time based on the tasks performed. If necessary, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the graphics solution integrated in the processor and the dedicated card.
The first is preferred by Optimus as much as possible, despite its modest advantages, because its low energy consumption favors autonomy compared to the second, more greedy and powerful. With one or the other, of course, it is possible to view photos and videos.
The connectors integrated in this gamer laptop are usually placed on the back and are equipped with good connectors, including 2 USB-C (but not Thunderbolt, too bad!), a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer connect a TV or monitor for example, Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi 6E ax (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The chiclet keyboard can be illuminated naturally, so that we can better distinguish the keys in the dark.
However, it ignores a numeric keypad, absent on the right, while its presence is standard from 15 inches.
However, to remedy this, Asus offers its NumberPad technology (NumPad) which makes it possible to transform the touchpad into a tactile numeric keyboard if necessary.
The display’s 165Hz refresh rate will thrill gamers, as will its limited 3ms latency, as it clearly improves game fluidity compared to the standard 60Hz. In addition, the screen lends itself well to the display of (Very) High Definition content such as videos, as it uses a 2.5K definition that is higher than Full HD associated with a 16:9 format. In addition, it reproduces colors much more faithfully than average, while providing significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to the DCI-P3 and IPS specifications. Due to the anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ169
The Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RW-HQ169 may appeal to those who want to invest in a versatile 15-inch laptop that is powerful in gaming and creation with recent components and offers the choice of operating system.
It’s capable of running recent games at a good level of detail, while the display’s 2.5K resolution requires more GPU calculations than Full HD, implying lower fps.
Because it includes one of the most powerful mobile graphics cards available today, the high-end GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere.
Players will therefore be seduced by this GPU, which will also be the case for creators, as the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere / Photoshop.
The core supports the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti well in games and offers good overall power to appeal to demanding users. Because it is built around 16 GB DDR5 RAM and an AMD Rembrandt APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 6800H Octo Core processor.
This core will be especially interesting for creative people, as it guarantees much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad/Hexa Core. We especially feel the difference in demanding work in RAM and CPU resources that use multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
The storage is entrusted to an SSD and clearly increases the responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the startup of games/software, for example, is much faster, as well as processing and startup/stops, and you can access online game cards faster, for example.
Most famous price: 1899€
It must be said that an SSD offers several advantages over a hard drive: greater resistance to shocks, lower energy consumption, quiet operation and higher speed.
Here, however, the SSD offers a capacity of 512 GB, which corresponds to what standard hard drives offer. However, if you need extra space, you can of course use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to get fast transfers.
Finally, on the autonomy side, bet on about 5 hours of battery life with light use (with Optimus, about 2 times less without) for this creator-focused multimedia versatile gaming laptop PC that is expected to heat up and be heard in case of high demands (eg games, treatments).
If necessary to control temperatures, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†