Asus ROG Strix Scar III (review) 4-stars


  • Keyboard and side RGB lighting looks cool.
  • Awesome audio output.
  • Unique Keystone hardware key may appeal to some.


  • GeForce RTX 2060 graphics and 240Hz display are a questionable pairing.
  • Primarily plastic enclosure not as rigid as metal chassis.
  • Screen doesn’t support Nvidia G-Sync.
  • Fans get loud while gaming.
With a swift 240Hz display and Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics, the Asus ROG Strix Scar III ($1,799.99 as tested) is built for competitive esports and MOBA gamers looking for every fast-twitch edge available to them. The 15.6-inch laptop is also a fireworks show of RGB lighting, so no one will mistake the Strix for anything but a gaming rig.
Our test configuration is the base model that features a six-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and the full-power (not Max-Q) GeForce RTX 2060 GPU.
Getting any variety of RTX graphics in an under -2,000€ laptop is a good deal, but gamers chasing frame rates at or near 240 frames per second (fps) to make full use of the 240Hz screen will need to pay more for a more powerful configuration. 

Textures and Patterns and Lights, Oh My!

No matter from which direction you approach the Scar III, it’s not subtle. A strip of RGB lighting illuminates the front and side edges of the machine, and a large ROG logo glows on the lid. The keyboard features per-key RGB lighting that can be customized for individual games.

Overall rating from us to this product is amazing 4 stars out of 5!

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