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Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733 Reviews : Specifications, Prices, Disadvantages and Advantages

Along with many high-end GPU lines being released, there are also more and more options for gaming laptops that use high specifications, and the rest of the users just have to choose based on the features they have, design or which product they might be interested in using.

Seeing this opportunity, ASUS dared to be different by releasing their latest gaming laptop, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 which has a cool design, powerful specifications, and has many interesting features that can spoil you gamers, starting from a keyboard that uses mechanical switches, screen which supports the gaming experience as well as RGB lights that are easy to customize.

Now this time, the TodaySelection crew has arrived with ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 SKU and also an RTX 30 series graphics card that can support your gaming experience. Curious about the details of this gaming laptop? Just take a look at the full review below!

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733 Review and Specifications

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Main Spec.ASUS ROG Strix SCAR G733Q
CPUAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (Cezanne)
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
RAM32 GB DDR4-3200
Storage Memory1 TB x 2 SSD M.2 2230 NVMe PCIe
Display17.3 inch IPS Panel, resolusi 1920 x 1080, refresh rate 300 Hz, response time 3ms + Adaptive Sync
Available ports3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, audiojack 3.5, USB-C
NetworkingWi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax), RJ-45 Ethernet, Bluetooth 5
Battery capacity90 Whr
Power Adapter240 W.
OSWindows 10 Pro
Price$3,000 / £2,499

Futuristic Design With Light Weight

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ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 comes with a cyberpunk-style futuristic design that will be suitable for gamers fans. Comes with a dot matrix display on the right of the cover and also a transparent casing design on the right side of the keyboard deck.

This laptop that appears with a prominent design on the back, which accommodates several ports, has a very solid build quality thanks to a casing made of a mixture of aluminum and polycarbonate.

Not only does it look cool, Scar 17 also has a relatively light weight for a gaming laptop class with 2.6 kg and has a thickness of 27.5 mm.

The build quality of this laptop is also very solid, we don't find any flex on the keyboard deck and hinge of the laptop. However, we found a little flex on the monitor which means it is highly recommended that you be careful when buying this laptop.

The unfortunate thing is that ROG does not provide color variants on Scar 17, but you can customize the color of the armor cap which consists of Translucent Black, Rubber Gray, and Spangle Silver colors.

Tired of having an armor cap with just that color? Don't worry, if you buy this laptop you will get 2 additional armor caps according to the color of the existing armor cap.

So, on to the most special part.

ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 has a keyboard with a full-size layout complete with a numpad. This keyboard uses ROG's typical Optical Mechanical switches which have 1.9mm travel distance and 0.2 response time. ASUS claims that this optical keyboard has a resistance of up to 100 million clicks.

With this keyboard, your gaming performance is guaranteed to be faster, responsive, and has high accuracy. Oh yes! This keyboard also supports the RGB Aura Sync feature which makes it easy for you to customize your RGB lights.

In addition to gaming, the keyboard owned by this laptop is also comfortable for long-term typing, the sound of the switch owned by the optical switch also makes typing on this laptop more satisfying.

Furthermore, this laptop has a touchpad that is 85% wider than the previous generation laptop which means you have more room to navigate. Tasking with this laptop's touchpad is also comfortable thanks to the matte coating that makes the touchpad surface smooth and precise.

Supporting daily use, ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 has quite a variety of ports, you know. With an RJ-45 port. HDMI 2.0, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A on the back.

There are also 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and also a 3.5 audio jack on the left side of the laptop.

Different Features and Screens That Support Gaming Sessions and Prodyctivity


Speaking of displays, this laptop can spoil the user's eyes with a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution screen, 300 Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time and already supports Adaptive Sync.

For those who don't know what Adaptive Sync is, here's a brief explanation. So, Adaptive Sync allows the monitor to work at a fixed frame rate, and makes the screen dynamically follow the GPU's rendering speed. As a result, monitor latency will be lower and the image will be smoother.

The TodaySelection crew has tried playing esports games on ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733, and the results are quite satisfying with a 300 Hz screen that can make screen performance more responsive, especially for playing competitive esports games. Anyway, it's great!

Oh yes, the monitor screen also supports 100% sRGB, which means you don't have to worry about creative workers who want to create content such as editing photos and videos.

ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 is also equipped with Wi-Fi 6 for faster online access, there is also an RJ-45 LAN port that can support your gaming sessions with a more stable wired connection performance.

In addition, the laptop supports Bluetooth 5 and is also equipped with Surround Sound 5.1 supported by Dolby Atmos, Twin Smart Amp Speakers equipped with the Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation feature. This speaker is placed on the bottom hidden in the hinge.

This feature will be very useful for removing unwanted noise, which means when you are doing voice chat in-game, the sound produced will be clearer and communicating with your teammates will be easier.

In addition, the quality of the speakers owned by this laptop is quite solid with booming bass, the resulting vocals are quite clear, and the treble is quite bright. ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 is also equipped with Armory Crate software. Through this software, you can see the condition of your PC, change the performance mode settings on your laptop, create profile settings according to your taste, and also adjust the RGB LEDs via Aura Sync.

The LED setting feature is provided and is very complete with ROG logo customization and the bottom of the laptop. Anyway, it's really suitable for you RGB lovers!

Oh yes, keep in mind that this gaming laptop is not equipped with an internal webcam built into the laptop, but you will get an external webcam, ROG Eye, which is in the sales package.

The quality provided by this webcam is quite ok with clear results in a room with low light and when tested in a well-lit room, the quality of this webcam is really good. The most annoying thing is that the audio quality produced by the webcam tends to be bassy or too much bass, but it's still ok for those of you who like online meetings.

Oh yes, continuing to the most special part, ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 has a cooling system that can keep the laptop fan quiet, but has more efficient performance.

Just like the ROG G513QM laptop reviewed by us, this laptop uses the latest Arc Flow 84-blade design and 4 heatsinks that can push more hot air out of the laptop, which means your laptop's temperature conditions will remain cool.

This latest design can also allow users to overclock the GPU and CPU in Turbo mode using ROG Boost.

Still afraid of not feeling cool? Calm.

ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 is equipped with ROG's signature thermal liquid metal which can keep the CPU and GPU stable at low temperatures. Oh yes! The noise level on this laptop is also not too noisy, you know, we have tested and the results we get are below 33db.

Powerfull Rhino 90wh Battery for Gaming


ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 has a very large battery capacity, which is 90 Wh. We have also tried this laptop for browsing, gaming sessions and some editing. The battery life on the laptop is very durable with an active time of about 3-4 hours.

Even though it is equipped with a built-in 240W AC charger. This laptop can be charged with a USB Type-C adapter up to 100W. However, we did not find a USB Type-C charger in the sales package that we received.

Through its official website, ASUS also claims that ROG Strix G513QM can charge 50% of the battery in 30 minutes with Fast Charging technology.

Performance and Benchmark


ROG is the first brand to issue innovations to issue gaming laptops with AMD 5000 series processors in Indonesia. The laptop we are reviewing this time uses an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8 cores and 16 threads with a base clock speed of 3.3 GHz up to 4.6 GHz, a TDP of 45 watts and has been integrated with the I-GPU RX Vega 8.

This processor has been designed with Zen 3 architecture for laptops that can provide a seamless gaming and work experience, delivering the highest frame rates for gaming, and the fastest content editing for a gaming laptop device.

AMD Ryzen is also the only x86 processor in the world that uses 7nm technology which provides more optimal power efficiency.

Switching to the graphics card, this high-end processor is accompanied by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6, 32GB DDR4-3200 Dual Channel RAM and finally storage with a 1TB x 2 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD.

Which means, you will have an SSD with a capacity of 2 TB. Still feeling lacking? This laptop still provides 2 M.2 SSD slots and can still upgrade RAM to a maximum of 64 GB.

Oh yes, rather than taking a long time, let's move on to the benchmark session.

We have done a benchmark to determine the performance of the ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733. By using Cinebench R20, PC Mark10, and 3D Mark Fire Strike software.

Through testing, we can see a rough number of performance from this gaming laptop, especially for gaming.

Well, this is what you've been waiting for! After the benchmark, we just show how the performance of this PC when invited to play. From esports games like Valorant, Dota 2, to AAA games like Cyberpunk 2077, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Watch Dogs: Legion.

Through this benchmark test, we have also turned Ray-Tracing mode on and off.

When we used this gaming laptop to play competitive esports games, we were very satisfied with the performance produced by this laptop. Valorant and DOTA 2 run very smoothly without any problems, both games can run stably above 120 fps.

In addition, the screen with a refresh rate of 300 Hz makes the screen display during in-game feel smooth and fast response, especially when playing the Valorant game.

Oh yes, it feels like the number of 100 fps and above is still not optimal, maybe you can reduce your game preset to Medium or left-aligned to get a number of 200 to 300 fps.

Switch to AAA games.

With an RTX 3080 GPU that has rhino performance, ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 can crush heavy games like Horizon Zero Dawn at Ultimate Quality presets above 90 FPS and Assassins Creed Valhalla at Ultra High presets above 70 FPS.

This gaming laptop can play both games without any significant problems, we also rarely find FPS cases that suddenly drop and lag at all.

Oh yes! We've also experimented with Turbo and Performance modes, and also turned on Ray Tracing mode. For example, we've played Control, Watchdogs: Legion, and Cyberpunk 2077 with Ray Tracing and no Ray Tracing.

And the results can be seen through the following chart:

When turning on Ray Tracing mode, we did find a decent case of fps drop. It can be seen that when without using Ray Tracing, Cyberpunk 2077 is still smooth to play and gets 51 FPS in Turbo Mode. Similar to Performance Mode, this old CD Projekt game is still smooth to play and gets 46 FPS. So what about the temperature?

With an Arc Flow fan cooling system and ROG's signature thermal liquid, the temperature of this laptop is stable at 69-75 degrees (when benchmarks are used), and 50-53 degrees (when stand-by). Excellent!

Conclusion

Overall, we are very satisfied with the ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733. With high-end specifications with Ryzen 9 5900 HX, RTX 3080, and a screen refresh rate of up to 300 Hz. This gaming laptop also has sufficient upgradability options. This means, you don't have to worry if you want to add additional RAM or storage.

This laptop will be your best choice for typers because this keyboard is equipped with a durable ROG optical mechanical switch. This keyboard also has tactile clicky feedback that is satisfying and very comfortable for long-term typing, especially for gaming.

Talking about performance, we did find an FPS drop problem when turning on ray-tracing, but talking about benchmark results and other gaming sessions, we got very high FPS numbers, especially for esports games that run above 120 FPS.

In addition, with a screen that supports a refresh rate of 300 Hz, your gaming performance will be smoother, anti-delay and more responsive. Plus, this monitor screen is also 100% sRGB, which means you don't have to worry about using this laptop for video/photo content creation.

Speaking of prices, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 that we reviewed is priced at $3.000. Too fancy? Don't worry, in addition to the specifications we reviewed, this laptop has another variant with an RTX 3070 GPU and 1 TB M.2 SSD storage which is priced at IDR 41,99.

Oh yes, the last one is anti-loss too. If you buy a ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 laptop, you will get an external ROG Eye webcam, ROG Chakram Core gaming mouse, and anti-piracy club, you have already got the Office Home & Student 2019 Original bonus from Microsoft.