ASUS ROG Strix – Review 2021

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Description Laptop Gaming ASUS ROG Strix

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The great laptop ROG Strix G model is the perfect emblem of the elegant and functional design, offering a formidable experience for games, but also work tasks for productivity. Equipped with the latest Generation 9 Intel Core processors and GeForce GTX series video cards ™, the system offers performance with a significant impact on games, while addressing a wide audience.

The Intelligent Cooling System unleashes the full potential of these state-of-the-art processors, while RangeBoost technology delivers the strongest Wi-Fi signal possible to your work environment. No matter where you play, illuminate your space with Aura Sync which controls the new light bar inserted on 3 of the sides of the laptop and the keyboard with 4 RGB lighting zones.

Laptop case design


The design of the Strix G is inspired by our collaboration with the BMW Designworks Group, combining elegance and functionality through the 3D Flow Zone – a highly visible cooling solution. The lid has contrasting finishing elements, which highlight the asymmetrical cutout that ensures an air flow in the back, where the scissors hinges provide additional space for increased ventilation. The sculpted shape and the secret surfaces add a note of style and subtle elegance.


The particularly attractive design is inspired by our collaboration with the BMW Designworks Group with the aim of outlining the future of gaming laptops. The embossed edges elegantly continue the aggressive slats of the “Face Off” concept, adding a sculpted surface that draws your attention to the additional ventilation elements in the back of the laptop.

Connecting a ROG Keystone device initiates a transformation sequence that changes the look and feel of the system through a distinct physical interaction, evoking a deeper connection that mirrors another key theme explored in this project.



Play in the light of the new light bar, now larger. Diffuse RGB LED lighting elements are installed on the perimeter of the case, projecting customizable colors and lighting effects on the front and sides of the system. Customize the lighting settings on all your Aura Sync compatible peripherals, and create the necessary conditions to maximize your competitive spirit.

Screen frames


The ultra-thin edges used on the sides of the screen allowed us to install a larger screen in a more compact housing than most standard laptops in this class. The sides of the screen practically disappear during use, offering a special level of realism during the action and help you focus better on the games. And thanks to the screen-to-case ratio of up to 81.5%, it enjoys an expansive visual experience in games, streaming, movies and more.

Solid hinges


Inspired by the doors with vertical opening in the car segment, the scissors-type hinges, with a particularly cursive operation, appear when the lid is opened and discreetly disappear back into the housing when it is closed. This hidden hinge design allows you to maintain a very thin profile and provides additional cooling and ventilation space around the radiator placed at the back of the system. Also, the hinges are much better protected against cracks or shocks.

Laptop case


Strix G simplifies component change procedures due to its easy accessibility to memory module connectors and data storage units. The bottom of the housing is attached by means of standard screws, which are easily accessible and can be removed without the need for specialized tools. The edge mounting hooks are smaller and more durable than before, providing a small room for maneuver to ease the process of separating the bottom panel to access the components.


It alternates very quickly the serious game sessions with the very productive work sessions. The powerful 9th generation Intel® Core processor combined with 8GB of DDR4-2666 RAM is no problem, regardless of the usage scenario. The large storage capacity offered by the 512GB NVMe PCIe® 3.0 SSD M.2 drive gives you both the speed and space you need to access your entire game collection and workbook wherever you are.

State-of-the-art laptop processor


You can now perform even the most difficult tasks using the latest Generation 9 Intel® Core-i7-9750H processors. This 6-core processor pushes frequencies up to an incredible 4.5GHz on a single core, and Hyper technology -Threading activates up to 12 threads in parallel, in order to accelerate the performance in case of difficult work tasks. Content creators can focus on massive projects, such as video editing or 3D rendering, now faster and more efficient, while gaming enthusiasts can play, communicate and stream real-time action in games.

Dual-channel RAM


Performs many tasks in parallel with the 8GB of dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory. Tacted at 2666MHz, these high-performance RAM modules can successfully perform all the required functions, while offering an 11% increase in performance compared to DDR4-2400 modules. Gaming enthusiasts can thus approach the latest AAA titles, stream real-time video content and communicate with teammates without any problems, while professionals and media content creators can run every application they need to enjoy a maximum level of productivity.

SSD m.2 NVMe


Thanks to the NVMe PCIe® 3.0 M.2 SSD drive with impressive response speed, massive games and applications charge particularly fast on the Strix G, giving you a much smoother user experience and helping you save money. time when it matters most. The 512GB storage capacity offers enough space for massive projects, such as complex videos or 3D scenes, while allowing you to save your game collection.

Game drivers

 Drivers Ready for Games

Benefit from the highest performance, and the most cursive experience possible, from the moment you start playing.

 Very Innovative Technologies for Games

Enjoy the latest NVIDIA GameWorks technologies for smooth gaming, cinematic experiences and a revolutionary 360-degree image capture solution, including VR. In addition, you will get the performance to drive the latest displays, including VR solutions, ultra-high resolution and multiple monitors.

VR Ready

 VR support

Discover the performance of the latest generation VR solutions, the lowest latencies, and excellent compatibility with top headphones – driven by NVIDIA VRWorks technologies. The sound, the physical elements and the VR tactile response allow you to hear and feel every moment.


The design of the ROG Intelligent Cooling System combines the right system functions and settings to ensure the best user experience in any situation. The Strix G model benefits from a very well ventilated exterior, but also from a cooling module with a self-cleaning system that removes dust to improve the life of the system. The n-Blade dual fans rotate the 83 blades to increase airflow, and the ultra-thin blades expand the surface available for heat dissipation. The ROG Armory Crate software application automatically changes the active operating modes to optimize performance and sound level depending on the operating tasks.

Laptop case construction


An expanded volume of air is a fundamental aspect of an efficient cooling system, and for this reason, the hinges are pushed forward to expand the free space available in the rear. That space is judiciously used by the heavily ventilated 3D Airflow Zone, which allows the Strix G to remove hot air more efficiently. The perforated edges on the back facilitate the appearance of an additional air flow that helps reduce the temperature of the components. A patented trapezoidal incision reduces the size of the bottom of the screen, ensuring that the ventilation area below is not obstructed, while giving the Strix G its specific, asymmetrical appearance.

Cooler construction


Dual n-Blade fans are designed to provide maximum airflow. Carefully designed suction holes use rounded edges and raised guide elements to help fans suck in more air. Once the air has been sucked inside the housing, it is pushed into the radiator area by the liquid crystal polymer slats, 33% thinner than the standard variants, but strong enough to achieve very high rotational speeds. Strix G also offers the highest blade density of 83 per fan, improving airflow by up to 15%.


Extensive gaming sessions heat up the internal components and can reduce the touch comfort level of the keyboard directly above them. To keep your fingers low, Strix G includes vents strategically placed around the WASD keys to allow airflow from the fan just below, improving the comfort level for marathon gaming sessions by reducing surface temperature by 2 ° Celsius compared to the previous generation.

Efficient processor cooler


Maintaining radiator cleanliness is critical to ensuring optimal heat dissipation, and for this reason, our engineers have created a special dust tunnel that captures and channels particles out of the housing to prevent their collection in the area of ​​the slats. This self-cleaning system helps maintain consistent cooling performance over time, which improves long-term stability and reliability.


The thermal energy is dissipated through the radiators on the sides. Each of them has ultra-thin copper slats, with a thickness of only 0.1mm, which make possible a higher density and a lower air resistance compared to standard slats, which are usually twice as thick. The cooling system is equipped with up to 189 radiator blades, with a total area of ​​102,500mm2, increasing the heat dissipation rate by 10.4% and reducing air resistance by 8.2%.



The special design of the cooling system includes an extended radiator that absorbs heat from the CPU and GPU area and redistributes it to minimize performance drops due to high temperatures. The radiator covers up to 5 heat pipes, allowing the efficient maintenance of the temperature of the components of the supply floor below 85 ° Celsius. This highly advanced cooling system helps support and improve the performance, reliability and service life of laptop components.

Operating system


These laptops are versatile enough to successfully perform a range of user tasks, but their requirements can vary significantly, and for this reason, the Intelligent Cooling System adapts its settings accordingly. It automatically changes the operating modes that optimize performance and noise level for different games and applications. Turbo mode uses the highest fan speeds and highest clock frequencies to support maximum performance, Balanced mode adjusts frequencies and cooling system to reduce noise during games, and Silent mode further reduces noise in the case of work or entertainment tasks.

RGB light


Turn off the light and allow the Aura Sync system to glow. The keys of the Strix G model have translucent edges and the transparent covers of the WASD keys highlight in a very elegant way the keyboard. The system also offers, optionally, a lighting bar installed around the outer perimeter of the housing. Add your favorite Aura Sync devices to create a gaming environment perfectly suited to your personal style. Now you can access the full spectrum of colors and effects through the Aura control panel to allow your personality to shine.


The highlighted WASD keys and the 4-zone RGB lighting system allow very easy visual navigation, with quick access to vital control elements and shortcuts. Built to withstand over 20 million clicks, the Strix G's keyboard can maintain its accuracy and reliability even when the system is used intensively and long-term in games.

Keyboard design


With a design inspired by the best desktop gaming keyboards, the Strix G has functional keys placed remotely to minimize the risk of accidental keystrokes and isolated arrow keys for precise control. The Space key has been extended and redesigned to provide a better level of comfort and accuracy when you need to launch into the fire of action. The 15-inch G531 is equipped with digital numeric keys implemented directly on the touchpad.

Easy orders


The five dedicated quick access keys for games are placed in an isolated position above the keyboard, for faster access to the volume and microphone control buttons, performance modes and the Armory Crate application. They are positioned on the top left, so you can access them instantly without having to lift your hand from the mouse. Turn on your microphone so you can create strategies with your team or turn up the volume to hear every move up close without losing focus on the game.

ROG Overstroke


ROG Overstroke technology records keystrokes faster, allowing you to enjoy a much better typing experience, both in intense gaming sessions and when working. The faster operation of the buttons allows you to enjoy effortless control, which can improve your accuracy over time, and the longer post-press stroke results in a superior feeling of comfort and control. Now you can increase the number of actions per minute you can perform using a calibrated keyboard for a high-precision gaming experience.

Keys with good travel


It benefits from a high level of accuracy in the action fire due to the N-Key technology of false pressure detection. This ensures that each button press is detected and recorded correctly, regardless of the number of commands entered simultaneously. Shortcuts, function keys and all other commands that require simultaneous presses can be executed more precisely, at any speed. Play with more confidence and enjoy a tactical advantage when quick response is a vital element in games.



The particularly immersive, side-oriented speakers of the Strix G model catapult you directly into the middle of the action. Intelligent Amplification Technology monitors audio outputs and makes real-time changes to keep the audio system within normal operating range, preventing possible damage to speaker cones. The resulting sound offers low sound distortion, a higher dynamic range, accentuated bass and a significantly higher volume potential. Turn up the volume so you can hear every move, every exchange of fire, and every audio clue offered in your favorite games.

Wireless signal


ROG RangeBoost technology provides the most stable Wi-Fi signals possible. RangeBoost's unique algorithms evaluate the signal strength of the four internal antennas and choose the optimal pair for your location, minimizing areas without coverage and increasing the signal coverage by up to 30%. In addition, thanks to the latest Intel® 802.11ac (2 × 2) Gigabit Wi-Fi technology, which offers top speeds of up to 1.7Gbps, you will be able to connect and play at high speeds almost anywhere you are.



Connect your favorite peripherals and easily launch your favorite games. Enjoy Gen 2 speeds via the USB 3.1 Type-C interface Display with DisplayPort ™ 1.4, or connect an external display to successfully perform multiple tasks in parallel. The three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A interfaces are ready for all the equipment you might need, while the HDMI 2.0b connection allows you to enjoy movies and games on a 4K monitor or 4K TV. The integrated Gigabit Ethernet interface offers low latency in the network for a high level of competitiveness in multiplayer games, complementing the built-in Wi-Fi interface.

The VR world


Discover the latest game titles with support for virtual and augmented reality with the help of ROG Strix G. Its GeForce GTX graphics solution provides support for a smooth, flicker-free, low-latency VR experience. Guaranteed compatibility with top headset sets allows you to access new media on your favorite platforms. Explore digital worlds with a cinematic fluency that makes possible an unprecedented level of realism.


ROG Armory Crate unifies the control functions of the system and lighting to facilitate your quick access, through a single application. You can easily define and customize Usage Profiles that automatically make changes when you launch your favorite games. In addition, by combining these customization features with the new ROG Keystone devices, you'll be able to quickly load all of your carefully optimized settings.