The Gaming Laptop King - Asus Strix Scar III Review

  • Published: 06 June 2019
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    With a 240Hz display the Asus Strix SCAR III is a treat to game on.. but is it good enough to beat the Razer Blade and Alienware m15?

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Comments • 2 792

  • Fantastic Fox
    Fantastic Fox  9 hours back

    7:54 you are so fucking dumb to get a laptop with facial recognition

    • Turker
      Turker  1 days back


      • Chris 509JF
        Chris 509JF  1 days back

        Everything I've seen on amazon and newegg have only 16gb of ram?

        • neuromod
          neuromod  2 days back

          I use a webcam for Skype meetings .... on my work computer. I don't need it for my gaming computer :)

          • pen0rprick
            pen0rprick  2 days back

            why can't they make gaming laptops that don't look like they're for 12 year olds

            • Feri Galung
              Feri Galung  4 days back

              my 60Hz laptop cried

              • Nandakumar D
                Nandakumar D  4 days back

                No sd card reader 😢

                • Jaylen James
                  Jaylen James  4 days back

                  why hacker typer

                  • Heart of Fire
                    Heart of Fire  4 days back

                    Who tf uses laptop webcams?

                    • Heart of Fire
                      Heart of Fire  5 days back

                      Wait wait 240hertz ips panel on a laptop? Tf is technology lmao

                      • JohalS
                        JohalS  5 days back

                        Got one and had light bleed issue, got it replaced and had the same problem again. Any comment on that ? Apparently its a major problem among asus laptops.

                        • alzathoth
                          alzathoth  5 days back

                          Is there a 17" screen version?

                        • Ryden-55
                          Ryden-55  5 days back

                          I just bought a SCAR 3 and it does in fact come with a webcam, separately in the box. Did Linus miss it or did they start including one after this video?

                          • Ryden-55
                            Ryden-55  4 days back

                            @Shabih Bhatty depends what your budget is. I got the 9750 with 2070 and play most titles high/ultra. The screen is IPS 240hz and is a dream to use in and out of games. It's an awesome laptop, just depends on your budget. Mine was £2,199

                          • Shabih Bhatty
                            Shabih Bhatty  4 days back

                            Ryden-55 How is the display for content creation? Do you think Scar 3 is worth with RTX 2060? Will it push fps above 144Hz in AAA title or am I better off with another machine?

                        • millanoeli
                          millanoeli  5 days back

                          Don't care about webcam. much prefer an actual camera. good review tho. thumbs up

                          • Ibraheem Souror
                            Ibraheem Souror  5 days back

                            Wanna see a 18K $ laptop


                            • James Cox
                              James Cox  6 days back

                              No gsync though and there's also the Asus rog gx502 to consider. Why is no one talking about that one?

                              • TheDragonfriday
                                TheDragonfriday  6 days back

                                Too bad it doesn't have Thunderbolt...

                                • Khalil Azrin
                                  Khalil Azrin  7 days back

                                  Does it support 5G WiFi?

                                  • AlienBalls' Overwatch Highlights

                                    A webcam on a laptop is the place where you put the black insulation tape. Once you go Snowden you never go back. Seriously though, why pay for something that almost nobody uses. NEWSFLASH Linus, 99.99% of people who buy this laptop will have a mobile phone with 2 cameras on it and video conferencing apps on them and contacts pre loaded. Why on earth would you chat with your laptop? Its just dumb in 2019. Ever needed to walk around while on a call? Would you rather walk with a phone or carry a fucking laptop, that's probably plugged in to a bunch of stuff and doing useful work. Really really dumb comment Linus.
                                    Whats better for video phone calls, a phone or a laptop? Hint, it's in the name.

                                    And then there is the issue of waste. Some people who want a camera just want their mom to see their face on a call. Others want a high quality camera for recording YouTube etc. Why would the YouTube pay for a shitty webcam when they need a high end webcam for their content creation? Why would the average Joe pay for a high end webcam they don't need?
                                    Why would the thousands of commented here pay for a webcam at all which is actually just a waste of money and space on the bezel and creates unnecessary work of needing to get black insulation tape to cover it.

                                    • Tropical Toucan
                                      Tropical Toucan  1 weeks back

                                      Webcams on a laptop is irrelevant for me

                                      • Skvora Limited Media
                                        Skvora Limited Media  1 weeks back

                                        Wait, a 15" Asus that doesn't thermally shut down??!

                                        • Master Xehaborn
                                          Master Xehaborn  1 weeks back

                                          What's with the weird Darth Vader breathing whatever-it-is sound effect that's really low in the mix in most of this video? It sounds like someone was breathing into a secondary mic in this video and nobody noticed it in post.

                                          Edit: apparently it was part of the background music.

                                          • neil ly payia
                                            neil ly payia  1 weeks back

                                            Is it possible to make a 8k Resolution 360 FPS Gaming laptop???? For next year 2020???

                                            • Brian McGaw
                                              Brian McGaw  1 weeks back

                                              Really ain't a bad deal

                                              • Devan Mailman
                                                Devan Mailman  1 weeks back

                                                Id rather buy separate peripherals than use the cheap laptop integration even with the keyboard, I don't mind carrying around a one handed red dragon mechanical keyboard. If I needed a shitty webcam I would have my job get me a laptop because conference video call is the only thing I would find use with that.

                                                • E
                                                  E  2 weeks back

                                                  My desktop never had a webcam so I have one from that. I don't need a webcam on my laptop.

                                                  • candra ismail
                                                    candra ismail  2 weeks back

                                                    well at least it protect ur privacy because of intel management engine XD

                                                    • Father Chaos
                                                      Father Chaos  2 weeks back

                                                      I'm pretty sure they reviewed a prototype model. These i9s haven't been released and customer support had said they will not be available in my region(us). It is the best laptop that doesn't exist(yet) .

                                                    • Bryce Yancey
                                                      Bryce Yancey  2 weeks back

                                                      I literally can not find this laptop with the i9 processor... only the 9th gen i7

                                                      • DnBKilla
                                                        DnBKilla  5 days back

                                                        Its not yet released, check asus website periodically and sign up for emails

                                                      • Over Compensation
                                                        Over Compensation  1 weeks back

                                                        i9 for any laptop below $2300 has not yet been released

                                                    • Red SaltedEgg
                                                      Red SaltedEgg  2 weeks back

                                                      I personally dont care about webcams so yeah

                                                      • Dimitri Moreira
                                                        Dimitri Moreira  2 weeks back

                                                        That's not true at all. Please stop with this myth that Hz = Fps; they are NOT equal. The GPU doesn't magically send a frame without buffering so it gets to the monitor instantly. And even if it did, which it does not, the display would have to decode the frame instantly aswell so that the user could see it. Simple test, get a HDMI 1.0 and plug it in a Titan V and a 240hz display. Do the same test with a 2080Ti, HDMI 2.0 and a 144hz display and tell me which one is smoother, sharper and better to game at. Or if you don't want to change cables, get a good 120hz with low GTG response and low input lag and compare it with a 144hz crap monitor. Again, it doesn't matter if you push 300fps out of CS:GO on medium at 720p. Just do the test and see what happens. Then come back and tell us all about the time when people used to think that FPS and Hz were the same thing and therefore directly related.

                                                      • cyb3rpunk 2077
                                                        cyb3rpunk 2077  2 weeks back

                                                        Could i play gta 5 on this?

                                                      • grrrindz
                                                        grrrindz  2 weeks back

                                                        Who the fk uses in built laptop webcam anyways??? Like wtf

                                                      • Nateetorn Kittikunpituk

                                                        fyi, you can create custom lighting profile and disable the bottom light bar.

                                                        • Over Compensation
                                                          Over Compensation  1 weeks back

                                                          If that option isnt there, Asus should already shutdown their franchise

                                                      • CasualYoutuber
                                                        CasualYoutuber  2 weeks back

                                                        Never used laptop webcam

                                                        • Genaro Cantu
                                                          Genaro Cantu  2 weeks back

                                                          CasualYoutuber same I usually tape over mine unless I’m taking an online test that requires one

                                                      • darealemersonoh
                                                        darealemersonoh  2 weeks back

                                                        Where in the heck did you find this laptop with those specs and that price! I literally can't find it anywhere! :c

                                                        • Over Compensation
                                                          Over Compensation  1 weeks back

                                                          i9 in laptop has yet to be released.

                                                        • Father Chaos
                                                          Father Chaos  2 weeks back

                                                          To add more validity I contactes asus support and said it wouldn't be available in my region

                                                        • Father Chaos
                                                          Father Chaos  2 weeks back

                                                          It will never exist. I'm pretty sure they reviewed a prototype

                                                        • raptor 710710
                                                          raptor 710710  2 weeks back

                                                          I can't find it either

                                                      • Rafael Coad
                                                        Rafael Coad  2 weeks back

                                                        Would you recommend this for a desktop replacement? Or would you recommend maybe going with something thicker i.e. an alienware r5 17 with a 1070?

                                                        • Arka Chanda
                                                          Arka Chanda  2 weeks back

                                                          5:15 i see, you're a man of culture

                                                          • Salman Ali
                                                            Salman Ali  2 weeks back

                                                            Is it VR Ready? and does it come with come dual HDD?

                                                            • xXprogamerXx the boi
                                                              xXprogamerXx the boi  2 weeks back

                                                              Does it have 4k

                                                            • Cole Sherrill
                                                              Cole Sherrill  3 weeks back

                                                              Please review the Asus ROG Strix G!

                                                              • Kidnose
                                                                Kidnose  3 weeks back

                                                                Linus, you are simply the best reviewer out there. I've been following you since you started off and have always been my most reliable source of reviews. Thanks and keep em coming, you rock!

                                                                As for this laptop, it looks killer...

                                                                • Abhishek Kumar
                                                                  Abhishek Kumar  3 weeks back

                                                                  🌟🌟🌟 *PLEASE REVIEW THESE 3 LAPTOPS AND SUGGEST WHICH TO BUY* 🌟🌟🌟
                                                                  Asus ROG Strix Hero III Core i7 9th Gen - (16 GB/1 TB HDD/256 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics) G531GU-ES133T Gaming Laptop (15.6 inch, Black, 2.57 kg)
                                                                  HP Pavilion Core i7 9th Gen - (12 GB/1 TB HDD/512 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics) 15-dk0052TX Gaming Laptop (15.6 inch, Shadow Black, 2.28 kg, With MS Office)
                                                                  Acer Predator Helios 300 Core i7 9th Gen - (16 GB/1 TB HDD/256 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics) PH315-52-77ya Gaming Laptop (15.6 inch, Abyssal Black, 2.7 kg)

                                                                  • Sheikh Sheru
                                                                    Sheikh Sheru  3 weeks back

                                                                    How about Strix ROG G GL31?

                                                                    • polos hermanos
                                                                      polos hermanos  3 weeks back

                                                                      People talking about webcam and not knowing about the RIGHT SIDE VENT that toasts your hand while gaming LOL

                                                                      • Tc
                                                                        Tc  3 weeks back

                                                                        Not having a webcam is good though

                                                                        • dead mask
                                                                          dead mask  3 weeks back

                                                                          Me:looks at my kidyney
                                                                          Kidyney:I don't feel so good

                                                                          • Keisha's Collection
                                                                            Keisha's Collection  3 weeks back

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