SE stands for Special Edition, and there is no doubt that the Asus Rog Strix Scar 17 SE lives up to its name perfectly because it’s exceptional. It’s unique because rarely will you see such a powerful combination of practical design and a fantastic harmony of the CPU and GPU that translates into excellent performance. Utility and usefulness have been the guiding factors for Asus when making the Rog Strix Scar 17 laptops but without compromising on aesthetics.
The Rog Strix Scar 17 SE is a thoroughbred gaming laptop created exclusively for gaming and solely intended to serve gamers’ interests only. It resulted in creating a powerful and pretty device that scores high on design and functionality. That the laptop lives up to gamers’ expectations is a sure mark of its success in ranking among the best gaming laptops.
Asus Rog Strix Scar 17 SE – Design
The design aesthetic of Strix SE has an element of mystery which is evident from the backlit ROG logo on the lid and hidden graphics, which expose some secret codes only under UV light. The design is edgy but bold, which makes it worthy of the big device, which is also one of the most powerful gaming laptops today. The half translucent keyboard deck looks intriguing as the internal components are visible. There is a wrapping of the Aura Sync RGB light bar strip around the laptop’s edges on the front and sides. Moreover, there’s the lighting on the bezel at the bottom of the display, too. The lighting is customizable, and so is the backlit display of the keyboard.
The non-mechanical keyboard has a num pad, and its responsiveness ensures a satisfying typing experience. The domed caps of the keys and an excellent travel distance of 2mm ensure silky smooth typing. The touchpad provides acceptable performance.
The Rog Strix Scar 17 SE has a 17-inch display with the option of choosing between two different refresh rates of QHD 240 Hz and FHD 360 Hz but with the same response time of 3ms. The average gamer should be happy with the QHD display, but for playing more competitive games with professional zeal, you must go for the FHD display. The fantastic array of vibrant colors and contrasts delight users, but the missing webcam might disappoint many ASUS fans.
The Strix SE has a 12th generation Intel Core i9-12950HX processor, 16GB dual channel DDR5 RAM 4800 MHz, 1TB NVMe PCle 4.0 SSD drive that runs Windows 11 Pro 64 bit. It has a backlit chiclet keyboard and touchpad, a 17.3-inch screen of 1440×2560 pixels supported by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, considered one of the best graphics cards for gaming laptops.
The top-tier gaming laptop Asus Rog Strix Scar 17 SE has 6 USB ports, three for USB 3.2, one for LAN, one for the audio jack, and one for Thunderbolt 4. It has one HDMI 2.1 port and a 90 Watthours Li-Ion battery that can run for 8 hours on a single charge.