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ASUS ROG Strix G15 (G512, 2020) Review Rundown

ASUS | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of ASUS ROG Strix G15 G512
  • Powerful gaming performance
  • Solid keyboard
  • Solid performance for the price
  • Solid build quality
  • Below-average battery life

Summary

Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 isn't the bulkiest gaming laptop around, but it's got some meat to it. Much like its bigger brother, the SCAR 15, the G15 G512 comes in a compact chassis. However, as a tuned-down version, the G15 has more limited RGB lighting and drops support for the 300Hz display. Nevertheless, the 240Hz / 3ms panel compares well in 2020 against models available from the competition. The ROG Strix G15 can be configured with up to 32GB DDR4-3200MHz memories and dual M.2 SSD running in RAID0. WiFi 6 is also newly available.
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

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 packs a full RTX 2070 Super and an Intel Core i9-10980HK. It's not the smallest of the Asus gaming laptops, like the Zephyrus G15 that weighs 4.62 lbs. The keyboard is one of my favorite laptop keyboards I've been able to test in the last few months.
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Pros[**]
  • Thin, light, and light for a gaming laptop
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Solid keyboard and trackpad
  • Solid build quality
Cons[**]
  • Fans sound like a 747 revving up
  • Poor battery life

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 53%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Strix G15 costs $999 and comes with an Intel Core i7-10750H processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU with 4GB of VRAM, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a 1080p, 144Hz display. At 5.3 pounds and 14.2 x 10.8 x 1 inches, it's thicker and wider than most 15-inch laptops. Typing on the keyboard was oh, so, satisfying.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, punk design
  • Solid performance
  • Sonic Studio III audio app
Cons[**]
  • Below-average battery life
  • Mediocre speakers

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The chassis is sleek, lightweight and very thin when compared to other $1000 gaming laptops that tend to be thicker and heavier. Chassis rigidity is still weaker than other thin-and-light gaming laptops like the Razer Blade 15, MSI GS66, or Asus' own Zephyrus S series. The standard one-year limited warranty applies with extension options of up to four years from Xotic PC.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, lightweight, and light for a gaming laptop
  • 144 Hz panel offers better response times and 100 percent sRGB coverage compared to 144 Hz panel
  • Quiet fan noise when gaming
  • Fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity
Cons[**]
  • Very narrow bezels around the display
  • Ports are very close upfront

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 56%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Because of its extended rear, the Strix G15 G512 is larger than many other gaming laptops including the Dell G5 15 SE, MSI GP65, and even Asus' own TUF A15. Color space is narrow at just 60 percent of sRGB to be indicative of a budget display. Upgrading RAM, storage, or WLAN is a simple process. The standard one-year limited warranty applies.
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Pros[**]
  • Relatively small for a gaming laptop
  • Very good CPU and GPU performance
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lid could be firmer
  • Loud fan noise when gaming
  • Slow SD card reader

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 53%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Intel AX201 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and Bluetooth 5.1. Average transmit rates are strangely slower this time around at 790 Mbps when connected to our Netgear RAX200 router. Owners will like the 240 Hz display and expandable RAM and storage, but the loud fans could be bothersome without a pair of headphones.
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Pros[**]
  • Full-power GeForce RTX 2070
  • Bright, contrast-rich 240 Hz display
  • NVMe SSD
  • USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Very loud fans when gaming
  • Small arrow keys

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The ROG Zephyrus G15 is available in gray or white. The 15-inch display covers 99% of the sRGB space. It's well suited for gamers due to the high frequency and the relatively low response time (under 10 ms gray-to-gray). However, professional users who want to do photo or video editing should be happy with the WQHD panel.
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Pros[**]
  • Very powerful CPU and GPU
  • Very good battery life
  • Good system performance
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Low color-space coverage
  • Lid tends to creak when twisted

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Strix G15 gaming laptop has seen a mighty refresh. It features Intel's 10th Generation H-Series processors as well as Nvidia's RTX 2070 Super graphics card. The 15.6-inch screen can see refresh rates spiral all the way up to 240Hz. There's a powerful 32GB RAM and two M2 NVMe PCles with storage up to 1TB.
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Pros[**]
  • Elegant design
  • Bright and vibrant dual-screen display
  • Nvidia RTX 2070 Super graphics
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Asus ROG Strix Scar G15 Review: Fast, Loud, and Expensive as Hell. Gizmodo. 04 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Asus ROG Strix G15 (G512LI) review. Laptopmag. 17 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS Debut: Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU Laptop Review. Notebookcheck. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI Laptop Review: $1000 USD for GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Graphics is Too Much. Notebookcheck. 19 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW Laptop Review: Much Better Than The G512LI. Notebookcheck. 04 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 laptop review: Eye-catcher. Notebookcheck. 02 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ Hands on: Asus ROG Strix G15 Review. Trustedreviews. 02 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. *. 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.
  9. **. 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.
  10. ***. 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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