The most powerful laptops on the market are in Asus ROG

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Asus is updating the Republic of Gamers (ROG) line, with two new products with disproportionate power. One of the two also boasts of being “the world’s most powerful portable PC”. That’s all.

The world of “gamer” portable PCs is developing at an extraordinary speed, with manufacturers marching to the rhythm of new components regularly offered by AMD, Nvidia or Intel. Asus goes ahead and announced two new ROG products: the Strix Scar 17 SE and the Flow X16. The first embeds only the most powerful, the second is a “convertible” with a touch screen and equipped with a mini-LED backlight.

Asus ROG Strix 17 SE: a 3080 Ti and a Core i9 under the hood

Classic in its format, ROG Strix Scar SE is mainly intended to be ultra high-end, by embedding the latest and most effective components. Thus, it integrates an Intel Core i9-12900HX processor with 16 cores and a TDP of 175 Watts as well as, at your choice, a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti graphics card.

For the latter, Asus is betting on a particularly high TGP (Total Graphic Power), which can reach 150 watts for the 3070 Ti and 175 watts for the 3080 Ti (25 watts will be taken from the CPU thanks to Dynamic Boost technology). This higher than average TGP should make a difference in terms of performance, offering a significant in-game FPS gain.

On the RAM side, the Strix Scar 17 SE can go up to 64 GB and opt for the super-fast DDR5-4800. Added to this is up to 4 TB (!) of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage. In other words, speed everywhere.

With its 17.3-inch screen, the Strix Scar 17 SE offers a comfortable diagonal, as well as two different definition options: either WQHD (2560×1440) at 240 Hz or Full HD (1920×1080) at 360 Hz. is clearly the first option that seems the most consistent here, with 1440p gaming more possible with such a setup, whether on the 3070 Ti or the 3080 Ti.

The most powerful laptops on the market are in Asus ROG

Asus also points out that it has improved overall cooling, thanks to the use of an improved liquid metal formula, which is used for both the CPU and GPU. There’s also a vapor chamber that covers “48.8% of the motherboard” and four heatsinks. To review, but it must be recognized that, in general, ROG laptops are particularly good in terms of cooling.

The most powerful laptops on the market are in Asus ROG

If you are interested in the ROG Strix Scar 17 SE, however, you have to be patient, because it will only come to the market in the 3rd quarter of 2022. The entry ticket is set at 3399€, for a version equipped with a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.

Asus ROG Flow X16: it bends back despite its size and opts for mini-LED

If you are familiar with Asus ROG products, you may already know the ROG Flow X13, a 13-inch ultraportable released in 2021, compatible with the “XG Mobile” case that includes the RTX 3080. A portable PC to take even which and offers a touch screen as well as a hinge capable of tilting 360 degrees.

The most powerful laptops on the market are in Asus ROG

The newly announced ROG Flow X16 takes this concept, but in an XL format. The screen thus increases to 16 inches (1440p at 165 Hz) and the backlighting uses mini-LED technology. On the latest Samsung TV or on the iPad Pro 2021, the mini-LED allows for more accurate backlighting, thus offering better contrast and unparalleled brightness. On a “gamer” laptop, this system will specifically highlight HDR-compatible games.

The most powerful laptops on the market are in Asus ROG

On the power side, the ROG Flow X16 has nothing to be ashamed of, as it features an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and, at best, a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (125 watt TGP). Everything fits into a chassis that is less than 2 cm thick and weighs 2 kg. Note that it is also compatible with the XG Mobile box: plug it into the single dedicated port and you have a complete desktop PC.

The most powerful laptops on the market are in Asus ROG

The interest of the ROG XG Mobile in such a format and with such a configuration in the laptop PC is less obvious than the ROG Flow X13, which started with a simple GeForce GTX 1650. It may be interesting if you already have such a case strange to Asus.

Like its Strix Scar 17 SE companion, the Flow X13 will be available in the 3rd quarter of 2022, from 3199€. Configuration is not yet known for this price.

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