Asus Rog Strix 15
Asus Rog Strix 15

The Asus Rog Strix 15 features a dedicated gaming desktop with a 1080p display with a massive 300Hz refresh rate to start.

Just a glance

This is the Asus Rog Strix 15, 240 hertz refresh rate, three millisecond delay, RTX 2070, I7 10 generation processor. 

This is an absolute beast spoiler alert, one of the best gaming laptops on the market right now.  

I’ve been trying this out for about a month and a half, I’ve been playing at 240 hertz in refresh rate, and that’s insane on something that’s small and can fit into your backpack.

Asus Rog Strix 15 is incredibly powerful, as it can handle the fastest and most demanding PC games.

In spite of its specifications and features, the Asus Rog Strix 15 is not the ideal portable gaming machine, as it has a rather thick and heavy body that has some catch-up, and its fans are very loud despite the large space inside and its screen is weaker than ideal.

FOR

  • Strong performance
  • Incredibly fast screen
  • Lots of trimmings and hardware setup customizations

AGAINST

  • The trackpad is frustrating
  • There is no webcam
  • Fans can get louder

Specs

CPUIntel i9-10980HK @2.4GHz, boost to 3.10GHz
GraphicsNvidia RTX 2070 Super 8 VRAM
RAM32GB DDR4
Screen15.6″ FHD 300Hz IPS-level
Storage2TB (1TB + 1TB Raid 0) SSD
Ports3 x USB 3.2 A, USB-C, Ethernet, 3.5mm Audio, HDMI, Keystone reader
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth
CamerasN/A
Weight5lbs (2.27kg)
Size10.75 x 14.2 x 1 inches (273.1 x 360.7 x 25.4 mm; W x D x H)
Specifications Table

Design

in terms of design, it’s built really really well, you’ve got a nice little matte finish, it’s not like most of those gaming laptops that are super heavy and bulky. 

you’ve got a nice ventilation system, all around to keep the laptop cool even during super intensive gaming sessions.

it’s not heavy and can be carried out anywhere.

The hinge mechanism on the screen and opening it up is pretty nice and feels like it lasts a long time. 

there’s however a gap right there at the bottom for design purposes

but it looks pretty all right. you get used to it over time, but dust can get in. 

at the back of the laptop there’s this little extension protrusion not supporting what this is for but that’s what has.

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Ports

on the back of the laptop you have an ethernet input, HDMI , type-c and the power. 

on the left of the laptop you have three SSD USB type A and also a headphone jack. 

The overall build like I said is a matte finish, the right side has zero ports, so your mouse can move around freely without being distracted by any wires.

RGB

As you would expect from a gaming laptop, there’s a plethora of RGB colours to select from and its perky RGB, so you get to customize it the way you wish. 

different colour cycles, different modes to cycle as well. so you’ve got static, you’ve got breathing, you’ve got strobing, colour cycle, rainbow and lot more. 

These can be really customized based on your desire, and your feel for how you want to customize your laptop. 

now obviously you have that RG logo at the back of the laptop that also reflects all of these lights as you choose them.

There’s different modes when you go to the performance of the Asus ROG, you can get the windows mode, there’s a silent mode, there’s a performance mode and then there’s a turbo mode. 

Keyboard and Trackpad

As for the keyboard, it is well suited and comfortable to use and has an appropriate amount of shortcut keys, as this includes a key to disable the trackpad, one to manage the fan and the other to download the Armory Crate application.

But in my view it will take a little more time to adjust to it, as some of the keys – including the Home, Page Up, and Page Down keys – have been moved to the right in a column, shifting the entire keyboard slightly to the left.

asus rog strix 15 Keyboard and Touchpad

The trackpad feels pretty nice and decent, not the best trackpad we’ve ever tried. kind of small on the smaller side but you have this num lock touchpad system, and you can use that as a num lock, pretty cool.

Performance Of Asus Rog Strix 15

it’s on the turbo mode and you can probably hear the fans, I don’t know if you can

but you can probably hear the fans because I’m in a game i put it on turbo mode and it kind of kicks everything up. 

the fans are kicked up, the processing power is kicked up.

I’m sitting at 170 FPS for example, if I didn’t have the stern on I would be at 30 FPS 29 FPS, so it gives you that huge boost and performance as well.

Now I’ve been playing Call of Duty and Fortnite on this and I play Call of Duty

every single day and this game is something that I’m very used to

and I have been interacting with it for so long that I know how everything performs

and functions in terms of resolution and screen sizes. 

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i was getting a constant rate of 140 FPS at the recommended settings that most streamers suggest you use. 

and is recommended by the game as well for the best ratio of performance to quality of what you’re seeing. 

and the performance that I got was constantly 140 to 150 FPS and I had no issues whatsoever. 

I did decide to switch everything to the high settings, just to see what kind of frame rate I would expect with everything turned on textures resolution. and I got about 90 to 100 FPS out of that. 

if i go back to the recommended settings obviously you can get up to 140, 150 FPS out of that as well.

The refresh rate on this is 240 hertz and that definitely allows you to see targets a lot quicker. 

Asus Rog Strix 15 allows you to focus and react a lot faster especially in games like Fortnite where your reaction time is everything and there’s a lot of editing and building involved where reaction times really define how you play. 

in Fortnite i was sitting between 240 FPS to 320 if u lowered the resolution but full resolution i got up to 240 FPS.

Buy it for

The Asus Rog Strix 15 has strong performance and contains many valuable specifications,

where you will get RTX 2070 Super and 16 GB memory.

Asus Rog Strix 15 is fast, with a refresh rate of 300Hz, this screen is 1080p and is definitely perfect for esports and fast-paced games.

The Asus Rog Strix 15 gives you five desktop applications at your disposal to customize this laptop, from RGB lighting and audio settings to fan settings and network bandwidth distribution

Don’t buy it for

The Asus Rog Strix 15 is very expensive, so if you are on a budget that can bear

the price it is okay, but so are other laptops that are better value for your money.

 The Asus Rog Strix 15 is somewhat heavy as there are many devices thinner and lighter than this device.

As for the battery life, it did not impress me as it lasted in less than 2.5 hours during our battery tests.

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