Gaming laptops today are practically the only option to get a productive gaming station for a reasonable price. Indeed, sometimes the cost of one video card is equal to the cost of a ready-made solution with the same GPU, albeit with lower frequencies. We also came to review the new generation ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533, which we tested and compared in some aspects with its predecessor (in fact, a model two generations older in the Intel Core i9-9880H / RTX 2070/32 GB RAM configuration), which Roma uses on an ongoing basis.
Let’s start with the look. Even though ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 is made of plastic, it has an unusual structure that looks interesting and pleasant to the touch. The assembly is of high quality, the arrangement of the control elements and connectors is very well thought out, and a good ventilation system is provided. Compared to its predecessor, the laptop has become more compact, plus the bezels around the screen have become narrower. But at the same time, this did not affect the functionality of the device.
An interesting feature of the device is the customizable Armor Caps. The kit comes with two additional overlays so that you can change the look of your laptop. Moreover, you can make your own Armor Cap by printing it using a 3D printer (a template for printing is available). The illumination of the base of the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 has not gone anywhere. True, in the new generation, it has become not as voluminous and complete as before. There is also an NFC Keystone II key, which allows you to unlock a hidden folder, launch the desired profile or change the backlight. But somehow, he is too weakly holding on to his nest, which is why you are afraid of losing him. On the other hand, for myself, I have not found any use cases for this key.