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ROG Strix Scope TKL Review Rundown

ASUS | Published on 24 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of ROG Strix Scope TKL
  • Attractive design
  • Cherry MX switches
  • Comfortable keyboard layout
  • Fn Lock lets you switch between function keys and function keys
  • Not suitable for mobile devices

Summary

The Strix Scope TKL cuts the standard 104-key layout down to a more manageable 84 keys. The keyboard doesn't have any shortcut keys, but it feels like it does. Two-thirds of the function row defaults to media controls and a "ghost" key, rather than F5 through F12. It's available in various Cherry MX switches, including Red, Blue, Speed Silver, and Red.
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

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
For $109, the ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk provides a compelling hot pink and black design. Most of the keyboard is black, aside from the hot pink keys trailing around the left side and across the bottom of the deck. The keys are surprisingly clicky and not as noisy as other mechanical keyboards.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish hot pink and black design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Easy-to-use Armoury Crate functionality
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't come with a palm rest

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Strix Scope TKL cuts the standard 104-key layout down to a more manageable 84 keys. The keyboard doesn't have any shortcut keys, but it feels like it does, because two-thirds of the function row defaults to media controls. The Electro Punk model comes with Cherry MX Reds, but the standard model is also available with Brown MX switches.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Smaller than most TKL keyboards
  • Easy-to-use RGB lighting
  • Comfortable keyboard layout
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
ASUS ROG Strix Scope TKL is an excellent mechanical gaming keyboard. It's a TenKeyLess keyboard without a numpad, and it's available in various Cherry MX switches. It has full RGB backlighting with individually-lit keys, as well as LEDs at the bottom of the keyboard to create an underglow effect. Unfortunately, its latency is a bit high for a wired keyboard and isn't ideal for competitive gamers.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Cherry MX Brown switches are easy to actuate and provide good tactile feedback
  • Supports multiple Cherry MX switches
Cons[**]
  • High latency for a wired keyboard

tomshardware[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk is a tenkeyless keyboard with a plastic base, aluminum top plate with a brushed finish. It also features per-key RGB backlighting that's set to a “breathing” pink by default. The keyboard connects to your gaming PC via a braided USB-C to USB 2.0 cable that's detachable for safe transport.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Easy to use
  • Cherry MX Red linear switches
  • Quick-Toggle Switch
Cons[**]
  • Lacks number pad

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Asus Strix Scope TKL Deluxe is a tenkeyless mechanical keyboard. Priced at £149.99, it's certainly at the upper-end of the gaming keyboard market. Features Cherry MX switches, anti-ghosting and full NKRO and Stealth modes.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish, attractive design
  • Five lighting presets
  • Easy-to-use RGB key switches
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Asus ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk review. Laptopmag. 2020-12-21. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Asus ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk Review. Pcmag. 2020-08-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ ASUS ROG Strix Scope TKL Keyboard Review. Rtings. 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  4. 4. ^ Asus ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk Gaming Keyboard Review: Pink and Petite. Tomshardware. 2020-08-07. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ Asus ROG Strix Scope TKL Deluxe Review. Trustedreviews. 2020-04-10. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. *. 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.
  7. **. 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.
  8. ***. 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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