FIRST EXPERIENCE: ROG Strix G15 -A Perfect Laptop For Hardcore Gamers
If you’re a hardcore gamer, then the ROG Strix G15 is a no-brainer, even at ₹₹2,64,990. It’s got the Ryzen 6000 chipset, top-of-the-line GPU, and much more.
While Asus ROG has been into edgy gaming designs for sometime, its latest offering ROG Strix G15 sets a new benchmark. Every inch of the gaming laptop feels very premium.
Features like a glowing ROG logo on the lid and under-belly RGB lighting on the user-facing side of the laptop, both of which add up to make sure this is an impressive buy.
Right from its asymmetric design for the display panel, the per-key RGB lighting, the satisfying hinge and the smaller details across the body all add up to give this machine a unique in-hand feel from the moment you unbox it for the first time. The ROG Strix G15 2022 manages to be on the compact and portable side when compared to gaming laptops in this category.
Asus ROG Strix G15 2022 comes with a 15.6-inch QHD (2K) IPS LCD screen with a 165Hz refresh rate with great viewing angles, and hits a good sweet spot between resolution and refresh rate. You also get Dolby Atmos Vision, which clubbed with the 2K resolution means you can enjoy a great movie on this machine too when you’re not gaming. For those who want only more refresh rate and aren’t concerned with gaming above 1080p, the laptop also comes in a 1080p FHD display + 300Hz refresh rate variant. However, I believe the 2K+165Hz variant would be the better, more versatile choice for most gamers out there.
The Asus ROG Strix 2022 also comes with a stylish keyboard. The touchpad is superb. It’s nice and big and feels beautifully smooth under the finger with left and right mouse clicks that are light without feeling insubstantial or rattly.
The arrow keys, which are sometimes very rectangular and hard to get right for people with larger thumbs and fingers, are big enough here too. The keyboard is comfortable to use for not just gaming but also longer typing tasks like a lengthy essay.
The AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and Nvidia’s mobile RTX 3070 Ti combine well to give you a great gaming experience on 1080p or 1440p. The company has also added a new MUX switch that lets users drive display output exclusively from the discrete GPU instead of routing it via the integrated graphics when necessary, providing the best capabilities of the 3070 Ti.
I/O, connectivity and charging
The laptop offers a good mix of I/O ports as well. You have two USB 3.2 Type-C ports on the back, along with an HDMI and an RJ45 port, next to which is the power port. On the left are two USB 2.0 ports along with a 3.5mm headphone port.
The laptop also supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. Note that there’s no dedicated MicroSD card slot here, so if you’re a creator, you may need to get an adapter. Also, the USB Type-C ports aren’t Thunderbolt ports either.
The laptop comes with a rather large 280W charging adapter. This charger tops the laptop up in about two hours and while USB-C charging is also supported, it is limited at 100W.
If you’re a hardcore gamer, then the ROG Strix G15 is a no-brainer, even at ₹2,64,990. It’s got the Ryzen 6000 chipset, top-of-the-line GPU, and much more.
(With Inputs From Ruhail Amin)
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