Gaming is an industry that I recently got my hands on an Asus ROG Strix G173RW gaming-focused laptop and I must say that I was impressed with what I experienced.
First impressions (unboxing and Appearance):
First things first, the laptop comes in a sleek black box that is very easy to open. When I opened the box, the computer was pushed out- towards me which is another part of appreciating packaging, which I have experienced lately.
In the box with the laptop, there is a webcam manual and a detailed laptop manual. Along with that, the storage panel inside the box contains the charger for the device- the gaming laptop uses a 15 amp plug for the charger and works at 280 watts (20 volts) as output.
The input voltage of the charger is 100-240V. The charging cable has a length of 3 meters. The box comes with another storage unit where there is a small black box, inside the box, there is a webcam for the laptop.
The webcam has a built-in microphone. It works with a 2.0 GHz micro USB cable. I have to mention that when I saw the laptop, I was blown away by its design and looks. It has 2 inlets and 4 exhausts to keep the laptop cool while playing games.
The laptop looks great from above with a sleek design and the ASUS ROG logo that lights up when the laptop is turned on. I love the matte finish on the laptop which gives it a nice look.
It has 2 USB 2.4 GHz ports on the left side of the laptop which can be used to charge the phone or some other equipment and the right side is removed to blow hot air. On the back panel of the laptop, there are 2 USB type-C ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 ethernet port and a charging port.
At the bottom of the laptop, there are several engravings on the rubber stopper that say “For the brave”, “Back to top” and “republic of gamers (ROG)”.
Personally, in my opinion, the charging port placed on the back edge of the laptop could be on the left or right side of the laptop- which makes it easier for gamers to place it. At this time, what I feel is, the charger cable wire may be bent and may break the wire or damage it.
The speakers are placed at the bottom of the laptop, which affects the sound quality during games.
Also, the exhaust vents are placed on the bottom panel as well, making it a bit hotter than I’d expect in a gaming laptop. It hinders the process of cooling the machine during gaming, so you may need to place your gaming laptop either on a stand with a cooling fan or on a higher table, but it is certainly not recommended to place it on your lap for sure, as you will feel the heat level.
Another concern I have is the Xtrix G173 RW fan, which gets a bit louder when playing games or downloading something. But, most gamers prefer to wear headphones while playing games, this blocks the fan noise.
When you turn on the laptop, the keyboard, ROG logo and the bottom of the laptop light up for good looks and aesthetics.
The AMD Ryzen 6900HX represents the best of what AMD has to offer in terms of performance with the new Ryzen 6000 series chips. This 45W chip manages to deliver reliable performance in both benchmarks and real-world tests.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070ti laptop graphics card is one of the best graphics cards on the market so far. And also the laptop supports up to 12 GB of speed with GDDR6, allowing the device to deliver fast performance and gaming experience on a laptop.
Indeed, the graphics card allows you to enjoy a smooth and very fast gaming experience. I didn’t face any lag or stutter during the game session.
This laptop has 16GB of RAM, which runs at a frequency of 4800mhz, this makes downloads and application opening speeds very fast.
Processor (CPU): Ryzen 9 6900HX 3.30Ghz (Includes Radeon Graphics)
Installed RAM (ROM): DDR5 16 GB (15.3 usable) 4800Mhz
Graphics Card/Video Card (GPU): Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070ti Laptop Graphics Card
Screen: 2K delay, 240Hz, 3ms
Battery: 3 hours on Battery
CPU Cooling: Liquid Metal
Benchmarks of some common games:-
CS: GO: 240+
Rocket League: 165+
League of Legends: 360+
I give this laptop an overall 8/10
Functionality : 8/10
Asus ROG Strix G173RW- G713RW-LL111WS a gaming laptop priced at Rs. 2,01,990 and is available through the company’s official site and its channel partners-
About the reviewer:
Hello my name is Aditya Kumar. I am a gamer and have a deep interest in computer hardware. I have written a review on the Asus ROG Strix G173RW gaming laptop with my best experience.
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