ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) review – no game can challenge this beast

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 version of the aforementioned GPU, as well as the Intel Core i9-13980HX. We are not sure if you understand the potential of this machine, but you should definitely be excited by it. And yes – there is a MUX switch present inside.

To further fuel your emotional arousal, the machine can be found with a 240Hz 18-inch display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution and full DCI-P3 coverage. After the revolution of the 16-inch displays, it is only natural to start seeing 18-inch devices. Now, the time has come.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) - Specs

  • NE180QDM-NZ2
  • Color accuracy  4.3  2.0
  • up to 16000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 96GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 4-cell , 90Wh, 4-cell
  • 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
  • optional
  • 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


All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here:

What’s in the box?

Inside this device’s interesting packaging, we found some paperwork, a 330W charger, and a ROG shoulder cap.

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1 year ago

Apparently no average wallet can afford this beast either 😅

9 months ago

obviosly written by asus itself, so not independent