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Asus ROG Strix G15 AMD Advantage Edition

The best gaming laptops, for years, have been dominated by Intel and Nvidia hardware, something that only really started to change in 2020 when AMD launched its Ryzen 4000 laptop processors. The Asus ROG Strix G15 is the next step in that direction, launching with not only Ryzen 5000 series processors, but paired with the latest high-end Radeon graphics announced at Computex 2021. 

So, admittedly, there’s a lot riding on this gaming laptop, as it is going so against the grain of the hardware we typically see in devices like this, especially in its price range.  We’re not sure yet exactly how much the Asus ROG Strix G15 is going to cost when it hits the streets, but we have been told that it will cost around $1,650 (about £1,160, AU$2,130). That’s a pretty high price, and puts it in between the Razer Blade and Asus’ own Zephyrus G14, both of which are some of the best gaming laptops in the world right now. 

And for the most part, this gaming laptop does hold its own against its competitors. You can get some pretty solid performance out of it, and battery life is straight-up incredible. But there are definitely some issues with this laptop that makes it hard to give it a solid recommendation. At the same time, though, it does show just how close AMD and Nvidia are right now when it comes to laptop graphics.

Asus ROG Strix G15

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Spec Sheet

Here is the Asus ROG Strix G15 configuration sent to TechRadar for review:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6800M
RAM: 16GB RAM
Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1080pp), 300Hz
Storage: 512GB SSD
Ports: 1 x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (with DisplayPort 1.4), 3 x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2,  1x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x 3.5mm combo jack, 1 x RJ45 Ethernet
Connectivity:
Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth
Camera: None
Weight: 5.25lbs (2.38kg)
Size (W x D x H): 13.94 x 10.23 x 0.95 ins (354 x 259.9 x 24.2 mm)


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