The Gaming Laptop King - Asus Strix Scar III Review

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  • Published: 06 June 2019
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    With a 240Hz display the Asus Strix SCAR III is a treat to game on.. but is it good enough to beat the Razer Blade and Alienware m15?

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  • Imam Fajar
    Imam Fajar  1 days back

    06:00 oh yeah

    • Rylee Mock
      Rylee Mock  2 days back

      I just got this laptop but with an RTX 2060 (G531GV) for college and BOY AM I EXCITED. I LOVE how intense this laptop is.

      • Sebastian Resar
        Sebastian Resar  2 days back

        Razer blade 15 (Base) or Asus Strix Scar 3

      • Sgt.LouTennant
        Sgt.LouTennant  2 days back

        Ive seen another test of this laptop in germany and its obvious now that asus send these configurations all around to advertise their product but apparently this configuration isnt available at all...i searched for hrs (cause asus doesnt sell by their own😣😣) and the price is absolute nonsense too. The german test said it IS available for 3000$.....so i was excited but i will not give them 3k for having this stupid “service”

        • Glen DeKoker
          Glen DeKoker  3 days back

          Where can I buy one ?

          • Sgt.LouTennant
            Sgt.LouTennant  3 days back

            Its literally not existing in this constellation....maybe you guys can provide a correct/definite link where to buy with i9 and 32 gb ram for 2,399$ ?

            • sandy1234853
              sandy1234853  3 days back

              i personal never use a camera on a computer so i think its good that it has been removed if i need to video call someone my s10+ camera is more then good enough

              • Playboi Cashy
                Playboi Cashy  4 days back

                Almost bought this then I remembered Omegle 😭😭 wtf Asus ???!

                • Colby Roddam
                  Colby Roddam  4 days back

                  Asus makes the best labtops period. I have a scar 2 with a 1070 144hz and it runs flawlessly

                  • Colby Roddam
                    Colby Roddam  4 days back

                    Well I put tape over my webcame anyways...who cares

                    • D4V3 G
                      D4V3 G  4 days back

                      The Zephyrus S has the same specs (although I think only goes up to the hexacore 9750H processor) while also being lighter, thinner and without the excessive RGB. Likely the ideal alternative in my mind.

                      • MrLegitFTW
                        MrLegitFTW  4 days back

                        No webcam pls

                        • Peter Farah
                          Peter Farah  4 days back

                          I bought the 17.3 inch model of it
                          It comes with a webcam and a really cool gaming mouse ! No 244 Hz refresh rate but it is fine.
                          Games wont hit that high of fps any way. So 144 is very good and beside a bigger screen is always welcomed.
                          It has a core i7 9750H
                          Full Rtx 2070
                          16 gb of ram
                          512 GB ssd
                          2TB HDD
                          for 2600$ (witch was a good price in my country compared to other stuff)

                          • Rusty Shackleford
                            Rusty Shackleford  3 days back

                            I can’t find them in Canada yet! Waiting and waiting...

                        • Tréa kure
                          Tréa kure  5 days back

                          The specs used there are nowhere to be found over the internet... fraudulous advertisement?

                          • TheTrueStep
                            TheTrueStep  6 days back

                            Nobody:
                            No one:
                            Not a single soul:
                            Linus: *WHERE THE FUCK IS THE WEBCAM*

                            • Joe Momma
                              Joe Momma  6 days back

                              I think it’s a great fuckin deal. I might buy one. I spent almost double that for my setup in December 2017.

                              My set up: built in December/2017
                              -8700k cpu overclocked to 4.8 w/1.25 core volt (not delidded)
                              -EK-MLC Phoenix 280mm AIO w/cpu block (highest temps on 1 hr stress test 71 C. Idle at 31-33 C)
                              -1080ti ftw3 hybrid (AIO w/fan on gpu)
                              -G.skill z trident 16gb (2x8) 14-14-14-34 ram ddr4 3200
                              -960 pro 512gb m.2
                              -Seagate firecuda 2 Tb sshd
                              -Evga 850w p2 psu
                              -Phanteks Enthoo Pro m se
                              - ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (Wi-Fi AC) Z370 ATX Motherboard


                              Peripherals
                              -zowie Ben q xL2546 (240hz/1080p/DyAc) monitor
                              -hyper x alpha cloud headset
                              - zowie Ben q ec2-B mouse
                              -ZOWIE BENQ CAMADE (BUNGEE)
                              - Zowie Celeritas ii keyboard
                              - zowie Ben q GS-R Large mouse pad.

                              Total cost for everything: $3,806

                              Gaming chair
                              -secret lab omega 2018: $330

                              $4,136 total cost with chair

                              • Sylen
                                Sylen  7 days back

                                Tone it down with the ginger-soyboy please.

                              • Thaddeus Gerrish
                                Thaddeus Gerrish  1 weeks back

                                I cant find this laptop with a i9 and 240hrz display anywhere your links dont even have them I only see i7 120hrz models???

                                • nothing kayo
                                  nothing kayo  6 days back

                                  @Shreyans Lagare 2lakh 43 thousand

                                • Shreyans Lagare
                                  Shreyans Lagare  6 days back

                                  @nothing kayo Where in India and how much did it cost?

                                • nothing kayo
                                  nothing kayo  6 days back

                                  I bought it from a local shop in India

                              • Michael Pollard
                                Michael Pollard  1 weeks back

                                Why hasn’t anyone done a review on the Asus hero 3 . I know it’s similar in specs and the difference I guess is the scar is 15.6 and the hero is 17.3 but are their any other pros and con?!?!?!

                                • nothing kayo
                                  nothing kayo  6 days back

                                  Nope, hero is simple finish scar is camo finish

                              • Phares G
                                Phares G  1 weeks back

                                i would like to enquire about an asus rog laptop with an i5 9300h gtx 1660ti 6gb vs one with i7 9750 gtx 1650 4gb with reference to CAD and render work and medium gaming. Which is the better option for the all-rounded use..?

                                • Shamsudin Uzayr
                                  Shamsudin Uzayr  7 days back

                                  Definitely with i7 due to extra core and thread , so you will get much better performance during workload. GTX 1650 also will handle most of games that you want to play Fortnite, LOL, Apex etc.

                              • kabeer rajoria
                                kabeer rajoria  1 weeks back

                                Asus rog strix g next please?

                                • OOF Legend
                                  OOF Legend  1 weeks back

                                  I got mine today with the gtx1650 with i7 for a great price

                                • Ali Zafar
                                  Ali Zafar  1 weeks back

                                  Me watching this video on a laptop which is being spied on through its 720p webcam...

                                  • Armando Jaime
                                    Armando Jaime  1 weeks back

                                    Just a headsup, the Acer Predator Helios 300 is at 999 usd for amazon prime day, here is the link: https://amzn.to/2lxCMpx

                                    • freeme123go
                                      freeme123go  1 weeks back

                                      zero i9's available in this model, edited, because i was being dumb.

                                      • middmax moli
                                        middmax moli  1 weeks back

                                        good laptop . but its so expensive

                                        • pinacollision
                                          pinacollision  1 weeks back

                                          middmax moli u could look forward on getting the asus strix g it’s more cheaper it’s comes with a gpu of 1660ti and 2060 on Xoticpc.com

                                      • Subscribe Flamingo
                                        Subscribe Flamingo  1 weeks back

                                        Did you say "BMW design works?!"

                                      • Lena Play
                                        Lena Play  2 weeks back

                                        screen shakes again? at $2k laptop!

                                      • PK
                                        PK  2 weeks back

                                        *But the biggest question still remains......*





                                        *cAN iT mAkE aN oMeLeTTe?*

                                        • PK
                                          PK  2 weeks back

                                          *But the biggest question still remains......*





                                          *cAN iT mAkE aN oMeLeTTe?*

                                          • Michel Guerrero
                                            Michel Guerrero  2 weeks back

                                            I ordered and it’s so cool! I play with lumion doing 8k resolution renders. amazing performance.

                                            • Crazy Panda
                                              Crazy Panda  2 weeks back

                                              Webcam? We don't need no stinkin' webcam!

                                              • Htike Sai Wai Lin
                                                Htike Sai Wai Lin  2 weeks back

                                                Love this laptop, but RTx 2070 fail on m me .

                                              • spiddyman007
                                                spiddyman007  2 weeks back

                                                How many fps can we get in black ops 4 tho

                                                • Hyōkkuda
                                                  Hyōkkuda  2 weeks back

                                                  A 15.6” instead of a 17.3" and with no numpad on the side though. That's what kill it for me. :(

                                                  Wait, never mind, there's also the Asus ROG Scar III G731GW-KB71 which is a 17.3". And still no numpad on the side. I kinda hate it when it's in the touchpad. :S

                                                  • Hyōkkuda
                                                    Hyōkkuda  6 days back

                                                    @nothing kayo , I always use the numpad as macro keys. I guess I could get used to this though.

                                                  • nothing kayo
                                                    nothing kayo  6 days back

                                                    Its actually pretty handy,

                                                    And when you play games you play with mouse

                                                • Shoemcflex Theflex
                                                  Shoemcflex Theflex  2 weeks back

                                                  Is their a 2080 option?

                                                • Leguency
                                                  Leguency  2 weeks back

                                                  RTX 2070 on laptop boy fk yea

                                                  • spiddyman007
                                                    spiddyman007  2 weeks back

                                                    What real world performance is between a 2070 and a 2080 in a laptop

                                                    • spiddyman007
                                                      spiddyman007  2 weeks back

                                                      Don’t need webcam

                                                      • Javit soi
                                                        Javit soi  2 weeks back

                                                        Webcams are for older generation when we didn't use to have a front facing smartphones

                                                        • Srijae Datta
                                                          Srijae Datta  2 weeks back

                                                          Planning to buy RTX2060 version

                                                          • Joe Momma
                                                            Joe Momma  2 weeks back

                                                            What is the response time?

                                                            I’m currently using the XL2546 and only play cs-go. It has a 1ms response time and I’m not willing to settle for anything higher.

                                                            • Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman

                                                              They should have removed the trackpad and improve the thermals.

                                                              • TheMisterBlueberry
                                                                TheMisterBlueberry  2 weeks back

                                                                bitcoin is up, gonna buy this for free

                                                                • OÄD
                                                                  OÄD  2 weeks back

                                                                  Thank God they removed the camera
                                                                  IDGAF about that, I prefer more screen, plz remove them from our phones too, I don't need a stupid Hitler mustache on top of my screen to spy on me.
                                                                  Cheers Asus 🍻, wp 👍

                                                                  • TheStrangerJr
                                                                    TheStrangerJr  2 weeks back

                                                                    Anyone else having trouble finding the version with the i9-9880H? I can only find versions of this laptop with the i7-9750H -> https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i9-9880H-vs-Intel-Core-i7-9750H/m750169vsm766364

                                                                  • Corey Michaud
                                                                    Corey Michaud  2 weeks back

                                                                    When is the Zephorous S Gx502 review coming?

                                                                    • Ice Guy
                                                                      Ice Guy  2 weeks back

                                                                      My two youngest kids have less expensive Asus laptops. Both have had quality problems; one horrible quality problems. Are the higher end laptops any good after, say, a year?

                                                                      • nothing kayo
                                                                        nothing kayo  6 days back

                                                                        Its just thst the battery life is avg

                                                                      • nothing kayo
                                                                        nothing kayo  6 days back

                                                                        Higher end ones are awesome

                                                                      • done mansion
                                                                        done mansion  2 weeks back

                                                                        Dont watch this video, he is a liar. There is big issue ASUS ROG STRIX G731GW

                                                                        CPU oveheating, bad performance, microstuttering. There is No point have Intel i9.