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Asus ROG Strix 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QY-DS91-CA)

Asus ROG Strix 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QY-DS91-CA)

If you need a gaming rig you can take out on the road, this could be a compelling solution. With fast storage and memory and a built-in gaming monitor, it's an excellent vessel for interactive experiences away from the desk. One notable omission in this design, however: there's no built-in webcam here.

On the plus side, you will likely end up with a better camera in the process, but it adds an extra step to videoconferencing.

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.

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+

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Road Warrior
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck87th percentile
Versatility82th percentile
Power (General Purpose)100th percentile
Power (Graphical)100th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
Storage Space54th percentile
Portability26th percentile
Battery Autonomy78th percentile
Longevity28th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck74th percentile
Versatility88th percentile
Power (General Purpose)98th percentile
Power (Graphical)99th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability54th percentile
Battery Autonomy73th percentile
Longevity21th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), FreeSync, 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

Acer Radeon RX 6800M, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

90Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w35.31 × d25.91 × h2.79

Dimensions (in): w13.9 × d65.81 × h7.09

Weight (kg): 2.49

Weight (lbs.): 5.49

Features

  • Backlit
  • Paired Memory
  • RGB Lighting
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • FreeSync
  • 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

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

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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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