The best gaming laptop, for years, has been dominated by Intel and Nvidia hardware, something that only actually began to change in 2020 when AMD launched the Ryzen 4000 laptop processor. The Asus Rog Strix G15 is the next step in that direction, launched with not only the Ryzen 5000 series processor, but paired with the latest high-end Radeon graphics announced at Computex 2021.
So, recognized, there are many who drive this gaming laptop, because it runs so against hardware granules that we usually see on devices like this, especially in the price range. We are not sure how much the price of the ASUS ROG STRIX G15 will be charged when touching the streets, but we have been told that it will cost around $ 1,650 (around £ 1,160, au $ 2,130). It was a fairly high price, and placed it between Razer Blade and Asus’ alone Zephyrus G14, both of them were some of the best laptops in the world today.
And mostly, this gaming laptop does hold it alone to its competitors. You can get some pretty solid performance from it, and the battery life is extraordinary. But there must be some problems with this laptop which makes it difficult to provide solid recommendations. However, at the same time, it shows how close AMD and Nvidia are currently when it comes to the laptop chart.
Price and availability
At the time of writing we do not have a solid price label for the ASUS ROG STRIX G15, but we have been given an estimated price of $ 1,650 (around £ 1.160, au $ 2,130) for the AMD Advantage edition – which is registered configuration to the right.
This configuration, with the AMD Radeon RX 6800M is intended to go to head with a laptop that displays RTX 3070, which usually costs the same as the ASUS ROG STRIX G15. In fact, we recently reviewed the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15, which has a very similar configuration, with Ryzen 9 5900HS and RTX 3070, but with a 165Hz display that is slower at $ 1,499 (£ 1.599, au $ 2,599).
This new AMD Radeon RX 6800M laptop does have better game performance – at least on paper – and the screen is much faster. But you should consider the options with an additional $ 150 and see if it’s worth it. With this level of hardware, we don’t think the 300Hz screen will be needed for most people, but if you are looking for a portable echports machine that won’t damage the bank, this is possible.
If you close your eyes and imagine a gaming laptop, you might not come with something too far from the Asus Rog Strix G15. This is a traditional laptop game as you will find today, even though it is at the end of the gamer’s aesthetics.
This gaming laptop has a colorway all-black with a red accent, both behind the laptop, and one that serves as rubber feet for a laptop – which means you will only see it when the laptop is upside down. The rubber leg also has some engraved texts on it that says “back up” next to the ASUS ROG logo. So, yes, this is very much gaming laptop. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but if you don’t want everyone to think you grind in World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic every time you break your laptop, this might not be for you.
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Apart from several dating bugs and designs, the ASUS ROG STRIX G15 might be one of the best gaming laptops in its class. If you are after some very strong gaming performance, you have to watch this one – but only if you are comfortable becoming an early adoption.
The age of the battery drops the jaw
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The best gaming laptop, for years, has been dominated by Intel and Nvidia hardware, something that only actually began to change in 2020 when AMD launched the Ryzen 4000 laptop processor.