Asus has a series of gaming laptops. The ASUS Scar 15 gaming laptop has made the jump over to AMD’s Ryzen processors. Scar 15 has features and some upgrades that don’t appear on any of the other Asus devices. This laptop has good stuff. AMD’s 5900HX and an RTX 3080 very powerful stuff. The laptop is great, and it packs so much performance just in a five-pound chassis.
Asus Scar 15 Overview
Asus Scar 15 has got AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs. This laptop has the Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, Nvidia RTX 3080 16 gigabyte graphics. Scar 15 has a high-resolution screen (Full-HD 1920 x 1080 pixels). The laptop’s refresh rate is 300Hz with Adaptive-Sync, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, an optical-mechanical keyboard, and many more.
Design and Display
Asus Scar 15 has the latest AMD Ryzen 9 5900RX, 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, 15.6″ 1080p 3000Hz screen, but it is also available with a 1440p 16Hz option as well. The laptop has quite a decent build quality. The laptop alone weighs 2.3kg (5.1lb) and 300 nits brightness. Though this laptop doesn’t have a camera, it does still have microphones. The laptop possesses a metal lid with a black finish and a plastic interior that is mostly black, while the right half of the keyboard deck is a translucent Opti-Mechanical Per-Key RGB Keyboard.
The laptop has a reflective RG logo that lights up, and the color can be changed or else completely off in the software. And it is made up of polycarbonate material except for the top panel, made of aluminum. This gaming laptop possesses one of the unique lighting configurations that give an under glow trim around the device. Two RAM slots are available, along with 2 SSDs.
Ports and Slots
The ports on this machine are really solid. On the right, there’s an air exhaust vent and the keystone. Pairing the keystone with an Asus account enables the shadow drive. The hidden encrypted drive is visible on a laptop by inserting the keystone or entering the password. Specific actions can be triggered when inserting or removing the keystone, like activating a fan profile upon inserting the keystone or locking the Windows account on removing the keystone.
Between two air exhaust vents, there are other I/O where we have USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A port, gigabit ethernet port facing the preferred way, HDMI 2.0b output, and the power input. The Type-C port offers to charge a laptop and displays port support that connects directly to the Nvidia graphics while the HDMI port connects to the integrated Radeon graphics.
Scar 15 has a light bar that runs along the front and a little on the left and right-hand sides. There is also RGB lighting on the logo in the lid, which allows customizing each light through the ASUS Aura Creator software.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The Scar 15 has a mechanical keyboard as it uses an optomechanical switch. It uses a very tactile switch and an optical sensor, so it has got a light beam that when you press keys and detects that the light’s cut off, it registers as an input, so it’s very fast in that sense. It has a very quick response time.
It’s got 3 levels of key brightness and 1.9mm of key travel. There are extra functions buttons above on the left, including volume adjust, microphone mute, the fan icon that lets you cycle between performance modes. At the same time, the ROG logo is a shortcut to the armory crate software. There is a large precision touchpad that consists of a numb lock and is sensitive.
There are plenty of heat pipes inside the laptop, and the liquid metal cools the Ryzen Processor. The drive speed for the 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD is designed to be great for both reads and writes, and there’s a second M.2 slot where you can add another drive in need. This laptop has an easily upgradable ROG Design. It has a quick response time of 3ms.
Speakers on this laptop are on both left and right sides underneath the front. As this is a gaming laptop, they have fantastic sound quality.
The Scar 15 has a 4-Cell 90Wh battery which is comfortable for a seven to eight-hour battery. For improving the battery life, ASUS Armory crate software gives you the option to enable iGPU mode, which disables the Nvidia discrete graphics. This software also lowers the refresh rate of the screen down to 60Hz.
Asus Scar 15 Specifications
Asus Scar 15 has a 15.6 inches IPS-Type Display with 1920 x 1080 pixels. Configuration is spected quite high with 8 core Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, 32 gigs of memory, and a 300Hz screen powered by Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics, Wi-Fi 6 with RangeBoost & Bluetooth 5.0 and excellent 300 nits brightness.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Processor|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 3200MHz|
|Display||15.6-inch FHD (1920 X 1080 pixels)|
300Hz refresh rate
Response time: 3ms
|Storage||1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0|
|Batteries||90Whr, lithium-polymer battery Battery|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU|
8GB GDDR6 VRAM With ROG Boost
|Keyboard||Optical Mech Keyboard Per-Key RGB|
|Ports||1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack|
1x HDMI 2.0b
3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support
DisplayPort / power delivery
Asus Scar 15 Price and Availability
Asus Scar 15 price changes over time; therefore, it is necessary to check the links for an updated price. The price of a laptop also varies according to the stores. When publishing this article, the price of scar 15 is $2,199.99 on the ASUS website. As of the latest price, it cost NPR 410,000.00 in Nepal.
|Asus Model||Price in Nepal||Availability|
|Asus Scar 15||NPR 410,000||ITTI|