2023 ROG Strix G18

Here's what you need to know about 2023 ROG Strix G18 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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2023 ROG Strix G18

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about 2023 ROG Strix G18.

Supports Windows 11

The 2023 ROG Strix G18 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

Requirements2023 ROG Strix G18
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i9-13980HX
4GB RAM16GB → 32GB
64GB Drive1TB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU24 cores
Upgradable storage

The 2023 ROG Strix G18 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more.

Upgradable memory
Two RAM slots. Learn more.
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6 175W Max TGP

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

2023 Flagship Gaming Performance i9-1390HX/RTX 4080

Hold nothing back with the most powerful mobile gaming processor from Intel. The Strix G18 engineering enables up to 65W TDP for Intel Core i9-13900HX and up to 175W TGP for the Nvidia Geforce RTX 4080.

Has a built-in webcam

The new ROG Strix G18 comes with a top-mounted 720p webcam that allows you to join video chat or streaming.

New 18” QHD+ 240Hz ROG Nebular display

ROG Strix G18 packs the high-end display technology from ROG flagship laptops. The 18-inch 16:10 QHD+ display models come with 100% DCI-P3, Dolby Vision HDR, G-Sync / Adaptive Sync, and more.

Welcomed Features
  • Tri-fan technology
  • Full-surround vents
  • Standard per-key RGB lighting
  • Aura Sync Light Bar

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

No rear I/O ports

In my experience, having power, USB, and video-out ports at the back of the laptop helps reduce cable clutters when connecting to multiple displays and peripherals, especially for desktop replacement machines like the 18-inch ROG Strix G18.

It's okay if you plan to use the laptop primarily for gaming.

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Key Features

2023 ROG Strix G18
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:10
18”
1600p 240Hz
Weight
6.61 lb
3.00 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i9-13980HX
24C/32T, 2.20 → 5.60 GHz
Geekbench 5
2,160
Single Core
Geekbench 5
22,149
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 300 → 1650 MHz
Upgradable up to
32GB
4800 MHz DDR5
2023 ROG Strix G18 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 4080
12GB GDDR6 175W Max TGP

Availability

2023 ROG Strix G18
Released2023
Release DateAnnounced on January 04, 2023 (CES 2023)
Applicable Models
  • 2023 ROG Strix G18
  • ROG Strix G18 (2023)
  • ROG Strix G18 with Intel Core i9-13980HX
  • 2023 ROG Strix G18 G814
  • 2023 ROG Strix G18 G814JJ (RTX 3050)
  • 2023 ROG Strix G18 G814JU (RTX 4050)
  • 2023 ROG Strix G18 G814JV (RTX 4060)
  • 2023 ROG Strix G18 G814JI (RTX 4070)
  • 2023 ROG Strix G18 G814JZ (RTX 4080)
Stores

Exterior

2023 ROG Strix G18
Dimensions15.71 x 11.57 x 0.91 ~ 1.21” (399 x 294 x 23.1 ~ 30.8 mm)
Weight6.61 lbs (3.00 kg)
Colors
Eclipse Gray Vult Green
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size backlit keyboard
    ROG Overstroke Calibrated Keystrokes N-Key Rollover Aura Sync Bigger arrow keys Gaps between function keys
  • 1.9mm key travel
  • 0.15mm keycap dish
  • Hotkeys 
    Volume down volume up mute HyperFan Armoury Crate
  • RGB Lighting Options: Per-Key RGB lighting
  • Touchpad with integrated Numpad
    large glass surface matte finish
2023 ROG Strix G18 Keyboard and Touchpad
Image Source: ASUS

Display

2023 ROG Strix G18
Size18 Inches
Info
  • 18” FHD 165Hz
    16:10 1920 x 1200 165Hz 100% sRGB Non-touch IPS Level Anti-Glare G-Sync / Adaptive-Sync MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby Vision
  • 18” QHD+ ROG Nebular 240Hz Display
    16:10 2560 x 1600 IPS Level 500 nits 240Hz refresh rate 3ms response time Pantone Validated 100% DCI-P3 G-Sync / Adaptive Sync MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby Vision HDR

Ports

2023 ROG Strix G18
Ports
2023 ROG Strix G18 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (6)
  • 1 x power port
  • 1 x RJ-45
    2.5 Gbps
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (2)
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)

Internal Specs

2023 ROG Strix G18
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13980HX
    24 cores, 32 threads, 2.20 → 5.60 GHz, 36MB SmartCache, 55W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2023 ROG Strix G181
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13980HX2,160100.00%
02,160

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

2023 ROG Strix G181
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13980HX22,149100.00%
022,149
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13980HX
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1650 MHz
Memory
16GB 32GB
Dual-Channel 4800MHz DDR5 SDRAM.
2 x SODIMM slots
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050 - 6GB GDDR6
    1732 MHz at 80W with ROG Boost up to 1782 MHz at 95W (15W Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4050 - 6GB GDDR6
    2370 MHz at 115W with ROG Boost up to 2420 MHz at 140W (25W Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4060 - 8GB GDDR6
    2370 MHz at 115W with ROG Boost up to 2420 MHz at 140W (25W Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4070 - 8GB GDDR6
    2175 MHz at 115W with ROG Boost up to 2225 MHz at 140W (25W Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4080 - 12GB GDDR6
    2280 MHz at 150W with ROG Boost up to 2330 MHz at 175W (25W Dynamic Boost).
Storage
1TB 2TB
M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0.
2 x M.2 SSD slots, supports RAID-0.
Fans Number3
Cooling InfoTri-Fan

Connectivity

2023 ROG Strix G18
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax) 2x2 multi-antenna
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet2.5 Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps.

Battery

2023 ROG Strix G18
Size
90Wh
4-cell lithium-ion battery.
Power Supply
  • 330W
      ø6.0 mm power adapter.
  • 100W
      USB-C power adapter.
  • Supports fast charging technology with up to 50% in 30 minutes.

Software

2023 ROG Strix G18
OSWindows 11 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate

Camera & Audio

2023 ROG Strix G18
Camera720p HD Webcam
Top mounted
Audio
  • Speakers
    • Stereo speaker with Smart Amp Technology.
    • Dolby Atmos.
    • Hi-Res audio certification.
  • Microphones
    • Built-in array microphone.
    • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation.

Misc

2023 ROG Strix G18
Security
  • Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM)
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
In the box
  • ROG Strix G18 (2023)
  • Barrel-Type Power Adapter
  • TYPE-C, 100W AC Adapter (optional)
  • ROG Impact Gaming Mouse (optional)
  • ROG backpack(optional)

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