Joined on 02/22/18
Pros: Its shiny and White. Stickers and magnets if thats your thing. The wires are for once unlike some manufacturers, Are the same color as the PSU.
Cons: A tad bit expensive
Overall Review: Id say its worth it, But because its from ASUS and part of their ROG experience its gonna be a bit more expensive.
Not half bad
Pros: Its not half bad of a product, Heats up pretty nicely to toast up the area around you and can warm your covfefe.
Cons: Pretty Expensive without a Discount during promotional period
Overall Review: If its for cheap or on a discount, Go for it but thats only if you have the capability to overclock this little monster, Keep it on a leash.
How is it? I'd say pretty nice.
Pros: Pretty decent delivery frame for shipping, Although i absolutely hate the company, it was a bit delayed but it came relatively quick. Though the box it was shipped in was pretty banged up, luckily the box the computer ships in was completely fine, there was alot of room inside though for it to bang around. Now onto the laptop. The unboxing is pretty sweet, makes it feel premium. It is built pretty sturdy although some parts are plastic it is the good kind and as i said before, sturdy..some other manufacturers use metal and it isn't anywhere near as rigid as this. Onto the gaming side, nowadays for most titles this is plenty for high to max settings on 1080p. It keeps itself cool enough during gaming sessions and helps easily convert to workflow for editing. Pretty light as well to how most things are, but not the lightest but definitely not heavy. I can carry it around pretty easily in my backpack to school and work. The screen is pretty good, not amazingly bright but its bright enough for me to see in complete darkness and in the shade of a tree. I do wish there was a touchscreen option though..(A bit of my opinion since im used to using touchscreens and would reach for the screen on instinct.) The keyboard is pretty nice to type on, i can go pretty rough on the typing(As in fast, not smacking the keyboard) and it'll register most if not all of my keystrokes. Every now and then it might miss a letter or two but rarely.
Cons: Dont use UPS...For the love of..They miss me by about 5 minutes (sure it was my fault but couldn't they have just done a redelivery on the same day, like leave me for last? I needed a replacement urgently and they couldnt help me out on this.) and they decide the next business day was 3 days later...At near 10PM...And customer support was n't helpful either. It was pretty infuriating. When it does get hot, the fans do like to whirr up, and it is audible..Not too loud but you can definitely hear it. It is a bit pricey, but compared to what it usually sells for in my region. I'd say its worth it. (1850 + Shipping when i bought it compared to the regular price of 2450 + shipping) The bloomin see through keycaps.. I hate these...Its more of a "WHY DO YOU HAVE THIS? JUST REGULAR KEYS WILL DO" type thing. The numpad is in a bit of a strange position as well, sometimes i'll hit the 4 on accident instead of the enter key. But overall its nice to type on, just takes a bit of getting used to. Stickers..I would like not to have things like '144 HZ!!' Stuck near the screen. The Small geforce gtx and intel stickers are fine but the other one leaves a residue..Was a bit hard to get rid of at first but yeah i would prefer it not to be there. The windows startup at first gave me a massive headache..It kept resetting apps that was pinned to the start menu/bar and would do so every reset. Took me a while to find out the solution.
Overall Review: I'd give asus a shot at their Gaming computers, something like the Strix are pretty inconspicuous for both Work, Gaming and School work. Their build quality is pretty top notch even for 'cheaper' materials. It certainly does not feel cheap for a pretty thin and light gaming laptop.