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If you’re looking for a beast of a gaming laptop, then you should take a look at the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LWS-DS76. This is a noticeable improvement over its predecessor and brings a lot more to the table with a similar price point.
Don’t take us wrong, it is a very expensive laptop. If you don’t eat, sleep, and drink games, this is probably not the laptop for you. Having said that, people who work with graphically-intensive applications can also be contenders for this monstrous laptop.
So is this gaming laptop worth the price? Can it give you the ultimate gaming experience? Let’s find that out in the full review below.
This is a huge laptop. It comes with a 17.3″ display and that naturally increases the size of the device. For even for a big laptop, ASUS has tried to bring a lot of gamer-elegance to this machine. The design is sporty and also tasteful at the same time.
The single line that is illuminated on the lid is a nice touch while the logo can be customized as it an RGB light. Being a gaming laptop, you will find vents all over the place. There are a couple of huge vents on the backside of the laptop and a couple, one at each side.
The cooling system on this laptop is also on point. The fans can blast some serious air but also aren’t that noisy. ASUS has worked to reduce the fan noise by 4%, and that’s awesome. The laptop does well when it comes to cooling, and offers sustainable performance at higher processor clock speeds.
Being a 17.3″ gaming laptop, you shouldn’t have any hopes about portability. This laptop is meant to be played at your place without any movement. It definitely wins the portability challenge against a desktop gaming rig, but still isn’t ideal for traveling.
This ASUS ROG laptop comes with a 17.3″ display that has full HD resolution. In terms of resolution, this is a bit of a stepdown as pixel density takes a hit. For this screen size, we feel like a QHD resolution would have been more apt.
Having said that, the quality of images, videos, and text are on point on this display. The display supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut making is a good one for color accuracy. The gaming experience is fantastic and you’ll also love consuming media on this laptop. Being a widescreen display, editing videos is another use case for this laptop.
The display comes with a refresh rate of 300Hz which is much better than the 144Hz refresh rate we’ve seen in high-end gaming laptops. Everything on this display is super smooth and there is very little likelihood of seeing any motion blur on this display. The response time of 3ms also comes in handy to take your gaming experience to the next level.
Keyboard and Trackpad
The keyboard we have here is one of the best keyboards you’ll find on a gaming laptop. It comes with an excellent layout and well-spaced keys so typing on this keyboard is a nice experience. The keys also come with decent travel trying to mimic a mechanical keyboard but fall short.
Since this is a ROG keystone keyboard, you get a lot of options when it comes to customization. Each key is individually lit up so you can make your keyboard yours in your own unique style.
The trackpad on this gaming machine is also pretty good. It is a standard trackpad but does well for everyday use. If you’re a gamer, then we recommend getting a gaming mouse as it will give you more versatility and flexibility when it comes to gaming.
The processor we have in the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LWS-DS76 gaming laptop is an Intel Core i7 10875H processor. This is an octa-core processor from the 10th generation of Intel chips. With 16 threads, the processor has a base clock speed of 2.3GHz which is pretty good for most gamers.
Being a high-performance processor, this i7 chip can clock up to a maximum of 5.1GHz which is a lot of power. You also have an Intel smart cache memory of 12MB which should come in handy.
With this Intel chip in hand, you can run anything on this laptop. Whether it is a video editor or virtual machines, this one can handle them fine without any issues.
The processor gets good support from the memory department. We have 16 gigs of DDR4 RAM which is more than enough for most users. You can multitask your heart out without worrying about any lag in the system.
Graphics & Storage
We have an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card in the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LWS-DS76 laptop. This is the second-best graphics card you can get for your gaming machine so you are good to go here.
The GPU here comes with a dedicated video RAM of 8GB which should enable you to run all the games you want. Here is the list of games and their frame rates with high settings with this GPU.
- Doom Eternal – 176FPS
- Escape From Tarkov – 121FPS
- Red Dead Redemption 2 – 73FPS
- Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order – 114FPS
- Need For Speed Heat – 97FPS
- Call Of Duty Modern Warfare – 134FPS
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint – 101FPS
- FIFA 20 – 267FPS
As you can see, these are some of the most graphically demanding games out there and this graphics card just nails them. Gaming is going to be the ultimate experience with this RTX 2070 Super GPU so no complaints here.
Coming to storage, we have a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage. This is a solid amount of storage for a gaming machine. You get a ton of storage space with this SSD and there is no way a gamer would need more than that. If you’re a video producer, you might need more but external drives would be a better option.
This SSD is one of the fastest solid-state drives available right now. You can even copy gigabytes of data from one place to another in just a few seconds which is fantastic. This SSD is also responsible for quick boot-up times and super-fast launching times in games and other heavy applications.
Battery Life & Connectivity
This is a gaming laptop and no one is buying this for its battery life. But it is still a laptop so we have to tell you what it is capable of. With light use, the laptop can last for about 4 to 6 hours without any problem. However, when your gaming session begins, the battery loses juice very quickly, and plugging your laptop into a power outlet is always the best option.
You get a decent lineup of connectivity options here. We have a USB 3.2 Type-C port that is handy for not only fast data transfer but also for connecting this device to an external display.
There are 3 USB 3.2 Type-A ports that can help you work with Type-A devices. We have to understand that not all devices are compatible with USB Type-C and having this option prevents us from buying a bunch of adapters.
In terms of WiFi connectivity, we have both WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 that are awesome for both their speed and range. With WiFi 6, you can get amazing speeds with super-low latency making this laptop perfect for online gaming.
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LWS-DS76 Review – Summary
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LWS-DS76 is a stunning gaming laptop that offers sensational gaming performance. You can play pretty much any game on this laptop and can continue to do for the next few years which is a great return on investment.
This might be a costly gaming laptop but it is worth every single penny. If you’re a professional gamer looking for a laptop, then this one is the one for you. The model is also a fine choice for gamers who want to take their gaming to the next level.