•  Date Published: 13 Mar 2023
  • Intel Core i9-13980HX
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (Laptop, 175W)
  • 18.0", WQXGA (2560 x 1600), 240 Hz, IPS + G-Sync
  • 2000GB SSD
  • 32GB DDR5
  • 3.10 kg (6.8 lbs)


  • 2x DDR5 SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4 slots
  • An absurd amount of performance
  • MUX switch
  • Wi-Fi 6E, 2.5G Ethernet + 2x Thunderbolt 4
  • Covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (BOE NE180QDM-NZ2 (BOE0B35))
  • Fast panel with quick response times (BOE NE180QDM-NZ2 (BOE0B35))
  • PWM-free (BOE NE180QDM-NZ2 (BOE0B35))
  • G-Sync and HDR support
  • Liquid metal on CPU and GPU + three fans


  • No SD card slot


  • 2TB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • 32GB DDR5
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 354 x 264 x 23.1 - 30.8 mm (13.94" x 10.39" x 0.91")
  • Weight
  • 3.10 kg (6.8 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000, 2500 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Array Microphone with Microsoft Cortana Support near field/Far field, AI noise-canceling technology
  • Speakers
  • 4x Speakers, Smart Amp, Dolby Atmos
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Gifts
  • Dockztorm USB Hub

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DISPLAY: 18.0-inch, 2560x1600, IPS + G-Sync

  • Name
  • NE180QDM-NZ2
  • Diagonal
  • 18.0"
  • Pixel density
  • 167.72 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 538 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 100%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 2560x1600
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 21 inches (52 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1270:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 4.3 2.0
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 in-depth review

There are a bunch of gaming notebook types. One of them is the affordable one - a machine meant for everyone who wants to enter the gaming world. Then, there is the middle tier, where you start to get interested in graphics settings and frame rates. Above these two, you get the heavy-duty gaming machinery. It aims to give you everything you need to run a game at maximum settings and with playable fps. And then comes the category of utter beastiality. Here, you will find the ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023). It is a laptop that goes above and beyond the requirements of any game. Something that crushes desktop computers from as soon as last year, faster than you can say "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090". We say that because this is precisely what you can get the ROG Strix SCAR 18 with - a 175W [...]

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Disassembly, maintenance and upgrade options

This is not your typical gaming notebook. It is an absolute beast, and the two SODIMM and two M.2 slots come as a minimum. Thankfully, they fit DDR5 RAM, and Gen 4 SSDs, respectively, and you get an additional surprise. Take a look. Check out all ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review. 1. Remove the bottom plate To access this laptop's internals, you need to undo a total of 11 Phillips-head screws. The one in the bottom right corner is captive and lifts the bottom panel so you can start the prying proc[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i9-13980HX

Some games you can play on this laptop

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (Laptop, 175W) 1468 FPS PLAY VIDEO 837 FPS PLAY VIDEO