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Asus ROG Strix G15 (2021) Review: A formidable mobile powerhouse that punches above its price

The most important aspect of a gaming laptop is delivering on performance and the ROG Strix G15 doesn’t disappoint in that aspect.

June 30, 2021 / 07:41 PM IST

The Asus ROG Strix laptops have consistently delivered impressive gaming machines that stand out for both their design and performance. The ROG Strix series sits right under the top-tier Zephyrus lineup, but at times are even more impressive offering flagship hardware at a more affordable price than the top-end Zephyrus notebooks. And the new ROG Strix G15 continues this tradition.

Unlike recent Strix laptops, the latest Strix G15 swaps out Intel processing hardware for the latest AMD 5000 series mobile CPUs. But can the combination of AMD’s latest Ryzen processors and Nvidia’s powerhouse RTX 30-series graphics give the ROG series yet another win? Well, stick around, and let’s find out.

Design & Build 

First off, the ROG Strix 15 is not very good at being subtle. From the moment I unboxed it, the laptop screamed gaming. But before we get into the design, let’s talk about what’s in the box. To ensure you are never found lacking, Asus has included a gaming mat for your table and a gaming mouse in the box along with the charging brick and cable. I would have really appreciated a webcam because, spoiler alert, this doesn’t have one. But you really can’t complain when there’s a gaming mouse and mat bundled in the box.