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Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

This model ranked #5 among Laptops priced $1000-1500 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

If you've been looking for a cost-effective gaming PC, this laptop has a bit more graphical horsepower which will go a long way to make more games playable as well as improving performance in creative software geared towards graphics and videos.

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+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $1120.

Who it's For

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

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck67th percentile
Versatility81th percentile
Power (General Purpose)83th percentile
Power (Graphical)85th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)96th percentile
Storage Space87th percentile
Portability19th percentile
Battery Autonomy15th percentile
Longevity31th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck53th percentile
Versatility88th percentile
Power (General Purpose)63th percentile
Power (Graphical)72th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)96th percentile
Storage Space68th percentile
Portability48th percentile
Battery Autonomy14th percentile
Longevity22th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, 8 cores clocked from 2.9 to 4.2 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

56Wh

Dimensions and Weight

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

Dimensions (in): w13.9 × d10.2 × h1

Weight (kg): 2.091

Weight (lbs.): 4.61

Features

  • Backlit
  • RGB Lighting
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • 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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Accessories you might need

Dell 8x External DVD/RW USB Slim Drive (429-AAUX)

Dell 8x External DVD/RW USB Slim Drive (429-AAUX)

Pricing

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Insignia Ergonomic Wired Numeric Keyboard (NS-PNKNUM19-C)

Insignia Ergonomic Wired Numeric Keyboard (NS-PNKNUM19-C)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$14.
Asus TUF 24" FHD 144Hz 1ms GTG LED Gaming Monitor (VG249Q)

Asus TUF 24" FHD 144Hz 1ms GTG LED Gaming Monitor (VG249Q)

Specs

Screen

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Pricing

Typically sells for C$299.
Logitech Z207 Bluetooth Computer Speakers (980-001294)

Logitech Z207 Bluetooth Computer Speakers (980-001294)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$69.

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