Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (2022) review

Tweaked for 2022, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 adds epic Intel power to this punchy gamer-vibed portable.

Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15
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Our Verdict

Light 'er up like a Christmas tree must have been the styling remit for the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15. This thing is a festival of RGB LEDs. As revised for 2022, it's also very powerful thanks to new Intel 12th Gen CPUs and the latest Nvidia RTX graphics. Solid build quality, decent battery life and a few fun frills are among the further highlights. However, the 240Hz 1440p screen is dull and disappointing, while the 2.3kg kerbweight is getting on a little for a 15.6-inch laptop.

For

  • Really strong performance
  • Solid chassis build
  • Good battery life

Against

  • Disappointing screen quality
  • Unsubtle gamery styling
  • Not exactly featherweight

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If gaming-style laptops aren’t your thing, may we politely suggest you jog on past the newly revised for 2022 Asus ROG Strix Scar 15. This thing is festooned with RGB LED lighting.

It also confirms that Intel is right back in the game. Last year’s Scar 15 ran AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX eight processor. For the 2022 model, that chip has been unceremoniously defenestrated in favour of Intel's mighty new Core i9-12900H 14-core monster. Sorry, AMD. 

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (2022)

Light 'er up like a Christmas tree must have been the styling remit for the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15. This thing is a festival of RGB LEDs. As revised for 2022, it's also very powerful thanks to new Intel 12th Gen CPUs and the latest Nvidia RTX graphics. Solid build quality, decent battery life and a few fun frills are among the further highlights. However, the 240Hz 1440p screen is dull and disappointing, while the 2.3kg kerbweight is getting on a little for a 15.6-inch laptop.

Jeremy Laird

Jeremy has been writing about technology since the 90nm Netburst era (Google it!) and enjoys nothing more than a serious dissertation on the finer points of input lag and overshoot followed by a forensic examination of advanced lithography. Or maybe he just loves machines that go 'ping!'. He has written for a variety of publications, including TechRadar, The Independent, Digital Camera World, T3, PC Gamer, GamesRadar+.