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ROG Strix SCAR / Hero III 15 G531 Review Rundown

ASUS | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of ROG Strix SCAR / Hero III 15 G531
  • Powerful gaming performance
  • Good battery life
  • Good speakers
  • Not as powerful as the Scar III

Summary

Asus ROG Strix Scar III is quite the impressive gaming laptop, offering strong performance, a 240-Hz panel, long battery life, a clicky keyboard, and decent speakers. It's one of the most powerful gaming laptops on the market, with the fastest raw CPU performance of any laptop we've ever tested at Expert Reviews.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Strix Scar III has a 15.6in FHD IPS display with a refresh rate of 240Hz. It's backed up by an enormous amount of gaming power, thanks to a 9th-generation octa-core Intel Core i9-9880H CPU. A 17.3in model is available too, but the larger screen is limited to a 144Hz refresh rate – which, to be fair, has until very recently been the industry standard for gaming laptops.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful RGB lighting
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Strix Scar III costs $1,799 and comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. The 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display is decently bright and colorful. The right side sports the ROG Keystone, which is a magnetic, encrypted key.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 240-Hz display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as its predecessor

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 56%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
ASUS sells countless gaming laptops under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand. The G531GW is comparably compact for a 15.6-inch gaming laptop thanks to its narrow display bezels. The RGB keyboard backlighting is ubiquitous for gaming laptops, but it is a shame to see ASUS include zonal lighting rather than individually backlit keys.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
  • Good system performance
  • Good input devices
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB Type-C port
  • Only 12 months of warranty

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
For this price, the ROG Strix Scar III 531GW offers quite a lot. With the Intel Core i7-9750H, our test unit offers a fast hexa-core processor, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 is responsible for the graphics performance. In the stress test with the Cinebench-R15 multi-loop, our unit does fairly well and is able to achieve a better result on average.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright 240 Hz display
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only 16 GB of DDR4 RAM
  • Low color space coverage

references

  1. 1. ^ Asus ROG Strix Scar III review: Gaming greatness at 240Hz. Expertreviews. 02 July 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Asus ROG Strix Scar III review. Laptopmag. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G531GW (Core i9-9880H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review. Notebookcheck. 04 June 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW Review: With a fast 240-Hz display. Notebookcheck. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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