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Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QC-BS91-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QC-BS91-CB)

This model ranked #1 among Laptops priced over $950 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

If you're looking for a relatively affordable computer for visual work and even gaming away from your desk, this laptop could be of interest. The absence of a webcam makes sense in a performance-focused design, but in this era of videoconferencing, so you might need an external webcam at some point.

Thanks to detailed documentation, the upgrade process is less stressful, especially for those with limited DIY experience.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Slow storage. Once started, this Laptop should perform ok, however, expect it to take some time to start up, launch programs and open large documents. If this gets really annoying, it is possible to replace the hard drive with a faster alternative if you're comfortable with opening up your laptop.$60+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.$20+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $1520.

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck99th percentile
Versatility84th percentile
Power (General Purpose)100th percentile
Power (Graphical)93th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
Storage Space54th percentile
Portability38th percentile
Battery Autonomy59th percentile
Ease of Maintenance91th percentile
Longevity96th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck97th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power (General Purpose)98th percentile
Power (Graphical)85th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability61th percentile
Battery Autonomy55th percentile
Ease of Maintenance86th percentile
Longevity70th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 8 cores clocked from 3.3 to 4.6 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total

Battery

56Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w35.31 × d25.91 × h2.54

Dimensions (in): w13.9 × d65.81 × h6.45

Weight (kg): 2.091

Weight (lbs.): 4.61

Features

  • Fast-Charging
  • Backlit
  • RGB Lighting
  • HDMI
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A technician can help you with that

Local Storage: Easy project for an enthusiast

Memory: Easy project for an enthusiast

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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