WIRED’s evaluate pattern of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 got here with the highest specs obtainable (i9-13980HX, RTX 4090) and it didn’t disappoint. This huge-screened titan even destroys the spectacular 16-inch M2 Max MacBook Professional (9/10, WIRED Recommends). Unsurprisingly, it is a no contest on the gaming entrance, and, for creators, severe modifying and manufacturing professionals will get better-sustained outcomes with the Asus. The Strix Scar 18 does it with a lot much less type and a far larger chassis, however, when you’re power-hungry, this delivers.
At QHD Extremely settings in Apex Legends, you’ll nearly max out this show at 225 fps, solely requiring a number of tweaks to hit the restrict. Titles with a high quality focus, like Murderer’s Creed Valhalla, handle 122 fps at QHD Extremely—these are some significantly sturdy outcomes.
The keyboard is expectedly wonderful, with Asus providing one of the best gaming laptop computer keyboards for a while now, and there are many ports. The 18.4-inch QHD 240-Hz panel is nice for top-tier gaming and comes with a pleasant matte end. The kicker is a really excessive value, beginning at $2,499.
Specs to search for: Intel Core i9-13980HX processor, Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics card, 18-inch QHD show with a 240-Hz refresh charge