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Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 specs

Price: $3,699
CPU: Intel Core i9-13900HX
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090
Storage: dual 1TB SSD in RAID 0
Display: 18-inch, QHD+ (2560 x 1600), 240Hz, Mini LED
Battery: 90Whr, 4:26
Size: 15.7 x 11.6 x 0.9~1.2 inches
Weight: 6.8 pounds

Usually, Asus Strix-line of laptops are decidedly mid. Not as flashy as the top-tier Zephyrus line, but far from the entry-level Tuf line. But with the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18, you can put that mid description where it belongs –– in the dumpster with the trash pandas. From its futuristic design, mini LED panel, excellent audio and comfortable keyboard, the Scar 18 is an excellent desktop replacement.

But those are only the topping on this delectable win sundae. The real stars of this show are the components: the Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia’s RTX 4090 GPU. It’s a formidable combination that laid waste to the competition. In fact, the Strix Scar 18 only has two weaknesses. 1. All that power is a battery life killer. 2. At $3,699, only the most deep pocketed gamers are going to get anywhere near this baby. 3. The webcam could be better.

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