ASUS ROG Strix G15 15.6" Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/Radeon RX 6800M) - En
- Free Upgrade to Windows 11 when available (see below)
- Advanced AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor of 3.3GHz speed and 16M cache (overclockable up to 4.6GHz) along with 16GB of DDR4 RAM can tackle visual-rich games and many day-to-day computing tasks efficiently
- 512GB PCIe solid state drive (SSD) gives you quick, reliable storage space for all your favourite games, movies, videos, apps, and other files
- AMD Radeon RX 6800M graphics card with 12GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory ensures every game render with extremely fluid visuals for lifelike gaming experience
- 15.6-inch anti-glare IPS display with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and 300Hz refresh rate delivers tear-free, true-to-life visuals for your games and movies
- Integrated Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and 10/100/1000 Ethernet port provide high-speed wireless and wired network connectivity for online gaming and video streaming
- Bluetooth 5.1 (dual band) 2x2 connectivity enables wireless file sharing and audio streaming on various compatible devices
- Four-cell, 4S1P Li-ion battery of 9Wh capacity delivers enough cordless power for a long time, so you can play while you're in a move
- One USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with power delivery support, 1 display port, 3 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 1 HDMI 2.0b port and a 3.5mm combo audio jack let you connect a variety of storage devices, USB input devices, headphones, speakers, and more with ease
- Backlit Chiclet keyboard with 4-zone RGB lighting makes it easy to play games in dark environments
- Preinstalled with Windows 10 Home (English) operating system that provides advanced security features with easy-to-use interface
- Upgrade rollout plan is being finalised and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/windows-11-specifications
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Of the 7 reviewers who responded, 6 would recommend this product.
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- Quality Issues- September 15, 2021
My laptop came with a loose track pad & coil whine / buzzing (only under GPU load). It's a very powerful machine; especially for the price. The display (keep in mind that there are multiple variations with different display panels for this particular laptop) is awesome. The speakers are one of the best I've heard in a laptop. Same goes for the keyboard, it's very satisfying to type with. The buttons are firm, and have a little more resistance than other laptop keyboards. Battery life seems to be quite good out of the box. Makes sense with the Ryzen 9 5900HX. Expect a lot less if using the dedicated 6800M GPU. The RGB is excessive. Good for people that like flashy :). You can adjust it to whatever static colour you like. Or turn it all off. There are a few corners cut to get this laptop at the price point I presume. No webcam, the loose trackpad, no coil whine prevention/poorly designed hardware, included McAfee antivirus, (make sure you uninstall the "Live Safe" McAfee from the Control Panel (it is not in the apps page for some reason..) & uninstall McAfee from the app page of course. Please use the built in Microsoft Defender & keep your computer updated. The very first models of this laptop used a "1RX16" type of RAM, which simply put, reduced performance by up to 25% on heavy loads. These laptops now have "1RX8" RAM. Which is good. But keep it in mind, some might not have it. No MUX Switch, which bottlenecks performance in some scenarios. However, this laptop has decent power management. You may choose to allocate more performance to GPU than CPU if need be, & vice versa. From what I've read, you can use the type C to display port to bypass using the integrated graphics and run everything off the dedicated GPU, which increases performance. Unfortunately, the HDMI port runs through the integrated GPU. To set your expectation, this laptop offers enticing performance for the dollar. Probably top 3 of all higher-end laptops out at the moment. The display, speakers, keyboard, make a pleasant experience. It's unfortunate that some quality check issues are in order, and hopefully they will be fixed in future iterations of this laptop. Maybe yours will be different. 3.45/5 stars.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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- Best "bang for your buck" laptop at the moment- September 15, 2021
I was debating between the two ROG laptops. This one and the 200 dollars more expensive G17 with R7-5800H and RTX 3070 with QHD 17" screen. I returned the G17 and kept this one. The track pad rattle and coil whine issue the other reviewer has mentioned were on the G17, hence the return. But this G15 AE has one of the best glass trackpads I have ever experienced on a gaming laptop. I had 2020 HP Omen before this and the rattle on that plastic trackpad was just so annoying. This one does not have any rattle and does not make any annoying noise when tapping or pressing. The keyboard is pleasant to type on, as well. The keys are well spaced and travel is as good as it can get. Not so minimal like MacBooks and not so high as a full profile mechanical keyboard. The screen is amazing at 300Hz but I think a QHD 165Hz screen would have been a better choice as RX 6800M can handle 1440p gaming easily. I always game on a 1440p monitor connected through USB-C to DisplayPort cable and I get amazing results at highest settings. This laptop performs a bit better than RTX 3070 laptop, in my opinion. On the go, I have no choice but to use a 1080p screen but it supports FreeSync so that is good. Battery life is okay, I just have to make sure that the RX 6800M is in 'power saving' mode to get more out of it. Armoury Crate does warn you though, when you are on battery and the 6800M is being used by programs, which is neat. Fan noise is minimal too. If on battery and Silent mode, this laptop is dead silent for day-to-day tasks like browsing, streaming, emails and stuff. When gaming, Performance mode is the best mode I believe as you get a a balance of noise and gaming performance. Turbo mode is available which overclocks the CPU and GPU and makes the laptop more noisy and hotter but the gaming performance difference between Performance and Turbo is negligible to me. Thus, I never go to Turbo mode. My only concern with this laptop is thermal control. The CPU temps can hit 95C when gaming. But this is happening to all of the laptops now and the manufacturers are saying their machines are designed to handle this much heat so should not be an issue. Well, only time will tell how long they will last with this much heat. I can also disable the turbo boost (it is not available out of the box, you will have to watch videos on YouTube to learn how to unlock it), the CPU temperature hits 75C max for me which is very good but we lose a bit of performance. I see a bit of stutters here and there. So, I guess it all depends on your preference. The keyboard stays at normal temperature though (at 95C for CPU) which is good. I will definitely recommend this laptop. 1440p gaming is very easily handled by it and can beat some of the RTX 3080 laptops too (watch Hardware Unboxed's video on YouTube). If you are thinking of buying it, do it :)Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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- Not Good- September 23, 2021
At first it seems fast but as you play games it lags and in certain areas has very poor framerate. I've set all my power options to max performance and enabled AMD anti-lag and am using the resource monitor and noticing i'm the GPU clock is < 1000MHZ. I open up armorycrate to try to increase the GPU clock speed but no option is available to do so. Also armorycrate is pretty much gargbage and doesn't save any of the settings you select. So here I am two THOUSAND dollars into this laptop with 40fps in a 10 year old game with no way to increase the framerate watching the GPU perform half of what its supposed to. The biggest problem is the 6800m is apparently supposed to be utilizing <> 135w of power yet AMD overlay only says 60w. Would not recommend - go for Nvidia.No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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