Asus ROG Strix G531, a laptop for the most gamers, we analyze it

We know that the most purists do not contemplate a "laptop" gamer, however, this product is increasingly on the rise due to the needs and mobility and the increasing quality of the components that firms such as Alienware and ASUS are mounting in these highly criticized teams time ago. ASUS wants to make things difficult for those who criticize these products. In our latest collaboration with ASUS we have in our hands the ROG Strix G531, a gamer laptop that thanks to its characteristics aims to attract a good handful of followers. If you want to know how it defends itself and what its main characteristics are, stay in our analysis with unboxing.

As in many occasions, we have decided to accompany this analysis with a video that will help us to see how this gamer laptop works and how it defends itself in all its facets, That is why we invite you to watch the video that serves as the header of this analysis and take advantage of the written version for the details discussed in it. In addition, in the comments box of our YouTube video we will answer all your questions about the product, being able to grow the Actualidad Gadget community with a Like and sharing the video. If you are curious, You can buy it from 1.199 euros at this link to Amazon where you will have free shipping and a two-year warranty (LINK).

The first thing we are going to do is take a look at the technical specifications of this laptop, This time ASUS has given us a model that had the ninth generation Intel Core i7, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphics and 16 GB of RAM among other extras, so we are going to focus on the specific model analyzed.

Technical Specifications

Asus ROG Strix G531 technical specifications
Brand Asus
Model ROG Strix G531
Operating system Windows 10 Pro
Screen 17.3-inch FullHD IPS LCD (Ultra-Wide)
Processor Intel i7 9750H or i5 9300H
But by the full GPU acceleration tech NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti
RAM 16GB DDR4 SDRAM
Internal storage 1TB SSD
Speakers Stereo 2.0 of 4W each and passive subwoofer
Connections 1x USB-C 3.2 - 3x USB-A 3.1 - 1x HDMI - RJ45 - Jack 3.5mm
Connectivity 2x 802.11a / b / g / n / ac WiFi - Bluetooth 5.0
Other features Quad LED system
Battery  About 5 hours
Sizes 399 293 x x 26
Weight 2.85 Kg

The software and a huge amount of lights

We start with the point that ASUS wants to highlight perhaps above others, It has a double fan, this time centered and has two heatsinks at the back and a front outlet. These fans are directly adjustable according to our needs through a dedicated button on the keyboard, it usually lets us choose between: Silent, standard and turbo. There is quite a difference between the modes and the silent mode is appreciated. It is quite evident that the Turbo mode generates more efficient ventilation, however, as soon as we demand more from the computer, it will automatically manage the power and performance of the fans accordingly.

We also have "Aura", a software that Asus integrates into the laptop and that also has its dedicated button in which we are going to be able to generate certain operating profiles but in which the LED lighting management system stands out above all things, Not only do we have LEDs under the keys, but we also have four lighting strips on all sides of the laptop that make it look like a real walking disco, But that the youngest of the «gamer» environment are crazy about it, I also a little bit, I won't deny it.

A big screen and good connectivity

When we have a device with these characteristics, which has considerable proportions and weight, perhaps it is better to opt for a larger screen size, getting exquisite with portability in these terms is not logical. That is why the version we have tested has 17,3 inches ultra-wide panel, Thus, it mounts an IPS LCD panel that offers 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response with 100% of the sRGB range and a Full HD resolution. More resolution could have been expected, but it would certainly have compromised the temperature and performance of the device, in addition, for 17,3 inches we can live with Full HD. However, HDR and Dolby Vision are not mentioned, we have not been able to run it so we understand that it lacks this interesting feature in certain video games. We have to highlight here those that will make you doubt whether it really comes directly from the laptop.

  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 1x RJ45
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x USB-C
  • 3x USB A 3.2
  • 3.5mm combo jack (for microphone)

In terms of connectivity, we use a fairly standard base, there are no lack of connections and they are correctly divided between the rear and the left side, offering a comfortable access and allowing direct connections to Ethernet and HDMI that remind us once again that even if it is a laptop, it is not designed to be moved too much. Regarding wireless connectivity we have a Dual antenna WiFi compatible with the 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz band that in our tests has given excellent performance, as well as Bluetooth 5.0, we do not miss anything, honestly.

An aggressive design and hallmarks

We are made in black plastic, leaving all the lighting right at the bottom. It is quite comfortable, it has a numeric keyboard and the WASD keys are translucent, a gamer wink. For its part we have a good armrest, perhaps we would say that the trackpad is even small in it. We have 360 ​​x 275 x 26 millimeters for a total weight of no less than 2,85 kilograms, as we have said, it is not the most portable thing you will see.

I really liked this laptop that the software accompanies the functionalities and it is not an inert extra as it has happened in other brands that we have tested. But above all, the fact that it gives exactly what it promises is the most interesting. However, I have found some negative points, the most important is the trackpad, which as is usually the case with ASUS is small, imprecise and with two buttons with an inaccurate path. This contrasts with the correct travel of the keys and the rest of the buttons on the computer.

You can get it from 1.199 euros directly on Amazon,Although you have a wide range of customization to do it to your liking, for that you can visit the page website that ASUS has allocated to the product.

Editor's opinion

Asus ROG Strix G531, a laptop for the most gamers, we analyze it
  • Editor's rating
  • 4 star rating
1199
  • 80%

  • Asus ROG Strix G531, a laptop for the most gamers, we analyze it
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  • Design
    Publisher: 70%
  • Screen
    Publisher: 80%
  • Performance
    Publisher: 90%
  • Software
    Publisher: 80%
  • Connectivity
    Publisher: 80%
  • Autonomy
    Publisher: 70%
  • Portability (size / weight)
    Publisher: 50%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 80%

Pros

  • Great customization options and chord performance
  • Curious lighting system and dedicated software
  • Powerful sound and efficient display
  • A quality keyboard

Cons

  • Trackpad isn't up to scratch
  • Despite manual management, fans are loud
  • The product range is a bit extensive and messy

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