Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 review (2024 generation, RTX 4090, mini LED display)


  1. Ignacio

    April 13, 2024 at 10:12 pm

    This machine is amazing, I use it for work and gaming

    Performs amazingly and not many cons so far

    The screen is the best, I don't know how they did it but using it in turbo mode does not get tge keyboard warm at all

    It is extremely quiet in quiet mode while it switches automatically from the nvidia card to the onboard one depending on the tools you use (Yes, heavier tools will make some noise eventually but thisbis expected)

    The cons? Well, I guess they did it by sacrificing the Port location as you have them all on the sides, even the power one

    The power connection is tuff but will probably break easily so that seems to be the achiles flaw. It is also very unconfortable to have the USB-C ports compering with the power cable space

    A serious flaw in the design but not a deal breaker yet so far

    The other issue is that the hot air comes out on the right side and it feels really uncomfortable to use the mouse on the side

    I am wondering why didn't they point the hot air output upwards so that it wouldn't throw all the warm air straight to your hand

    Anyways, I am really happy with it.
    Hope it lasts…

  2. Jerry

    April 15, 2024 at 9:05 pm

    I don't understand it, how can it be that the black color level on this mini LED screen (0.45 cd/m2) is actually worse than the black color level on IPS panel on 2023 Scar 18 (0.43 cd/m2)? Aren't mini LED panels specifically designed to output darker black color?

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 15, 2024 at 9:12 pm

      that's for single-zone lighting, as explained in the article. That mode disables zone-lighting and that's why the blacks register that high. With zone-dimming activated, blacks go towards 0 cd/m2

      you'll also find the reading for multi-zone mode in the article, make sure to read the whole section.

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