2023 ROG Strix SCAR 16
Here's what you need to know about 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 16 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.
Our analysis and reviews
What we like
Reasons to like about 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 16.
The 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 16 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.
|Requirements||2023 ROG Strix SCAR 16|
|TPM 2.0||TPM 2.0|
|Processor||Intel Core i9-13980HX|
|4GB RAM||16GB → 64GB|
|64GB Drive||1TB → 4TB|
|2 Cores CPU||24 cores|
The 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 16 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.
Improvements over its predecessor.
Hold nothing back with the most powerful mobile gaming processor from Intel. The Strix SCAR 16 engineering enables up to 65W TDP for Intel Core i9-13900HX and up to 175W TGP for the Nvidia Geforce RTX 4090.
It also has other great features and high-performance components, including:
- Supports up to 64GB of DDR5-4800 memory.
- Supports up to 2 x 2TB PCIe Gen 4x4 SSD.
- Shipped with Windows 11 Pro.
The new 18-inch Strix SCAR 18 comes with four Aura Sync zones you can customize to have a distinctive look, including:
- Per-Key RGB keyboard
- Aura Sync Rear Glow
- Aura Sync Light Bar
- Aura Sync logo
The new ROG Strix SCAR 16 finally comes with a top-mounted 720p webcam that allows you to join video chat or streaming.
- The new ROG Strix SCAR 16 packs the top-of-the-line display technology from ROG flagship laptops.
- The 16-inch 16:10 QHD+ display uses the mini LED panel with 1024 dimming zones that deliver up to 1,100 nits peak brightness for stunning HDR gameplay.
- More powerful 330W power adapter.
- Full-surround vents
- Tri-fan technology
Intel Core i9-13980HX inside 2023 ROG Strix SCAR 16 has a 84% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-12900H inside 2022 ROG Strix SCAR 15.
Downsides over its predecessor.
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 16-inch ROG Strix G16.
It's okay if you plan to use the laptop primarily for gaming.