Asus ROG Strix G18 review (Core i9, RTX 4070, RTX 4080)


  1. Altandmain

    November 5, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Interesting review.

    I think that the biggest miss on this laptop and the Strix Scar 18 was that they didn't offer a Mini-LED display option. Acer did on the Predator 18, making it the only 18 inch this year that did.

    Not having a card reader, lock, and biometrics is also disappointing. This is a large laptop.

    To be honest, I think that there is little point in getting this over the SCAR. It seems to overheat more than the SCAR and isn't much lighter in weight. 18 inch laptops are not going to be a portable option, even if thinner.

    There doesn't seem to be a great combination this year. My ideal laptop would have:

    – Be thick to emphasize cooling over portability
    – Premium chassis (think something like the Asus 16X Zenbook Pro, only in gaming format)
    – 18 inch mini LED display with glossy touch and matte options
    – Highspeed SD card reader
    – Fingerprint reader
    – Premium quality 5 MP webcam with Windows Hello support
    – Mechanical keyboard, with all keycaps individually backlit and I personally prefer having a numpad
    – Large glass touchpad
    – 10 Gbps Lan
    – Either 2 DIMM slots or up to 64GB DDR5 7500
    – 4x M.2 slots for SSDs
    – Easily accessible RAM, M.2,and Wi-Fi card for upgrades
    – Premium speakers that rival the Macbook Pro 16
    – Good mix of USB C and A ports, with HDMI 2.1

    I kind of like the raising keyboard of the Asus Zenbook Pro 16x, but a gaming laptop would have to the thicker, larger (I prefer having a numpad, which the Zenbook 16x doesn't have) and have more upgrade options.

  2. AlexS

    November 6, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    Unfortunately the use of extreme powerful CPU makes this too much expensive. 4070 due to its low VRAM also means this will not be a machine for a long use, artists that might be one of buyers of this laptop with this nice screen in Unreal Engine cannot basically work unless they are simple scenes due to meagre VRAM. Same for 4K video editing in Resolve. 8GB VRAM is not just enough.

    I would be in the market for a machine like this with a normal CPU (Intel 13700, AMD 7840) and a 4080. Not the inverse.

    Praise for Asus for the low noise and what seems to be a well engineered and build machine.

  3. P

    April 1, 2024 at 1:14 am

    Can you do a review on the 2024 version with the 4080 GPU? Since I heard it comes with a 2.5 gb ethernet too but looked around and all the features from website to website says otherwise. Thank you would really appreciate it.

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 3, 2024 at 1:15 pm

      Not sure if I can get access to it. I'll try, but no guarantee, since very little has changed over the two generations.

  4. hexaae

    April 20, 2024 at 9:22 pm

    I still don't understand if G18 G814JZR has a different display or it's the same Nebula IPS of 2023…
    Plans to review G18 2024 (4080)?

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 21, 2024 at 11:35 am

      I don't have a sample and most likely will not get any. On a brief look, it should be the same as last year. Anything suggesting it would be different? The scar 18 gets the mini LED now, but the G18 still gets the IPS

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