Asus ROG Strix SCAR 16 2023 with Core i9-13980HX, RTX 4090, and 240Hz QHD+ display

Asus has unveiled the ROG Strix SCAR 16 2023 gaming laptop. This new Asus 240 Hz laptop features an incredible display, Nvidia’s latest RTX 40 series GPUs, and Intel Raptor Lake chips. To tame these powerful components, Asus 240 Hz laptop features upgraded cooling systems that use full-width heatsinks featuring ASUS’ Tri-Fan technology and Thermal Grizzly’s Liquid Metal.

asus 240 hz laptop ROG Strix SCAR 16

Asus made the ROG Strix SCAR 16 official at CES 2023. This laptop features Intel’s next-gen Raptor Lake processors and Nvidia’s new RTX 40 mobile GPUs. ROG Strix SCAR 16 has designs reminiscent of previous models with a customizable front light bar, chiclet-style keyboards with per-key AURA SYNC RGB, and customizable armor caps.

It’s on the screens of the machines that things get interesting. The high-end ROG Strix SCAR 16 (G634) feature a 16-inch Mini-LED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, QHD+ (22560×1600) resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, and 3ms response time. The Mini-LED also covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space and features an excellent peak brightness of 1100 nits. Finally, the panel is G-SYNC compatible, supports Dolby Vision, and is Pantone validated.

Below the deck, the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 16 is configurable with a Core i9-13980HX and GeForce RTX 4090 motherboard with Nvidia Advanced Optimus and up to 175W TGP. Asus has also used MUX switches to ensure that you can take full advantage of the GPU power on offer. The combination of a Core i9-13980HX and a mobile RTX 4090 is likely to produce a lot of heat. Fortunately, Asus has equipped the ROG Strix SCAR 16 with a full-width heatsink as well as three fans.

Other notable hardware details include a maximum of 4TB (2TB + 2TB) of PCIe 4.0 storage running in Raid 0 mode and up to 64GB of 4800MHz DDR5 memory. The memory is also user replaceable.

As for connectivity, the Asus 240 Hz laptop 2023 is equipped with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. If you don’t want to rely on Wi-Fi, you can use the built-in 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port

The port situation is quite good. There are two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port which supports DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0. There’s also a single Thunderbolt 4 port alongside an HDMI 2.1 port, a 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack, and a DC input.

Finally, the ROG Strix SCAR 16 and SCAR 18 are equipped with 90 Wh batteries that support 100 W fast charging.

Price and availability

Asus ROG Strix SCAR 16 2023 (G634) gaming laptop is now listed on the Bhphotovideo.com and Newegg.com online stores. Pricing starts from $2,899.99 and will be released end of this month.

Asus ROG Strix SCAR 16 (G634) specifications

  • CPU: 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13980HX (2.20GHz) 24-core (8P+16E) Raptor Lake Processor, Turbo 5.60 GHz, 36 MB CPU L3 Cache, Intel HM770 chip
  • Display: 16-inch 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) Mini LED, 240 Hz, 100% DCI-P3, ROG Nebula HDR Display, QHD+ 16:10, 1100nits Brightness, 100000:1 Contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 3ms, G-Sync, Pantone Validated, MUX Switch + NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, Dolby Vision HDR
  • OS: Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, 16GB
  • Storage: 1 TB + 1 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 Performace SSD (RAID 0), 512GB / 1TB / 2TB G4x4 PCIe SSD support
  • Memory: 32GB DDR5 4800, 16 GB x 2, up to 64 GB
  • Connectivity: 2.5 Gbps, Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) (Triple band) 2×2, Bluetooth 5.2
  • Ports: 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort / power delivery / G-SYNC, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x Thunderbolt 4 support DisplayPort / G-SYNC, 1 x HDMI 2.1 FRL, 1 x RJ-45 (2.5Gbps), 1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
  • Audio: 4x Speakers, microphone, AI noise-canceling technology, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res, Smart Amp Technology, Support Microsoft Cortana near field/Far field
  • Keyboard: Backlit Chiclet Keyboard Per-Key RGB
  • Webcam: 720P HD camera
  • Battery: 90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion, 330W AC Adapter
  • Dimensions: 13.94″ x 10.39″ x 0.89″-1.20″
  • Weight: 5.51 lbs.

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