With the ROG Strix G series, Asus has introduced two new gaming notebooks: Asus ROG Strix G17, and Asus ROG G15 which should be stylish and powerful at a fair price. In the top model, an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is used in combination with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and a 300 Hz display.
In addition to the new ROG Strix SCAR 15 and 17, Asus has also presented a cheaper version than the Strix G15 and G15. The manufacturer relies on a similar design, the RGB lighting was dispensed with, but there are chic accents in red or pink, depending on the selected color. The back of the display has a dot matrix design, apart from the “Hot Pink” model, which has an “Electro Punk” design instead.
Depending on the model, the 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch display is either a 300 Hz 1080p version or a 165 Hz 1,440p panel; the latter can fully display the DCI-P3 color space and the response time will be specified with 3 milliseconds for both options. The stereo speakers should be almost three times as loud as in the previous model.
Asus is already using the brand new AMD Ryzen 5000 processors and the just officially launched GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs, specifically the Ryzen 9 5900HX and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB GDDR6 graphics memory are used in the top model. The base model has a Ryzen 5 5600H and a GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM. There is also up to 32 GB DDR4-3.200 RAM and a maximum of 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD.
Thunderbolt is missing, as is usual with Ryzen notebooks, at least a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port is available, which supports DisplayPort 1.4 as well as Power Delivery, so that the 90 Wh battery can be charged with up to 100 watts on the go for gaming to have enough power available, a separate 240-watt power supply is included. There are also three USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI 2.0b, Ethernet, and a headphone jack.
Prices and availability
The Asus ROG G15 is expected to be delivered from the middle of the first quarter of 2021, i.e. from February. It is already listed on the Bhphotovideo.com website with a starting price of $1,399,99 for the Ryzen 7 5800H, 512GB SSD, RTX 3060, and $1,799.99 for the high-end model with Ryyzen 9 5900HX, 1TB SSD, and RTX 3070. No further information on the ROG Strix G17.
Asus has also introduced the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15/17 laptops with 360 Hz display, Ryzen 9 5900HX, and a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE dual-display gaming laptop with new AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and Ryzen 9 5900HX processors. And Asus TUF Gaming A17 2021 laptop with an advanced AMD Ryzen processor and RTX 3060 GPU at CES 2021.