In this review, we talk about the 2023 ROG Strix G 16. It is a gaming laptop designed to meet the high expectations of competitive gamers. Its bold, sporty appearance draws inspiration from the world of sports, setting the tone for the powerful gaming experience it promises.
Design: The Perfect Blend of Style and Functionality
The 2023 Strix G 16 boasts a revamped chassis with new 16” dimensions, made of lightweight and durable plastic to keep it cool to the touch. The aluminium lid features two distinct ROG slash patterns and a backlit logo, adding a touch of gamer flair.
Dimensions and Weight:
- Width: 354 mm
- Depth: 264 mm
- Height: 24.2 ~ 30.1 mm
- Weight: 2.7 kg
The keyboard, with a 2.0mm travel distance, provides a satisfying keystroke experience, and the 5 programmable hot-keys on the upper left section of the keyboard deck can be customized to suit the user’s preferences. The glass trackpad is 10% wider than previous models.
RGB Customization: RGB elements are sprinkled throughout the chassis, allowing users to personalize the lighting with Aura Sync support, giving the laptop a vibrant, gamer-like character.
Display: A Visual Feast for Gamers
The display is the centerpiece of the gaming experience, and the 2023 Strix G 16 doesn’t disappoint. It features a new 16:10 aspect ratio with incredibly slim side bezels, boasting an impressive 89% screen-to-body ratio. The 16” display options come in QHD+ or FHD+ resolution.
Notable Display Configurations:
- QHD+ IPS: 2560×1600, 240Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut
- QHD+ Mini LED: 2560×1600, 240Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 1200nits HDR peak brightness, VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 certified
- FHD+ IPS: 1920×1200, 165Hz refresh rate, 7ms response time, 100% sRGB color gamut, G-Sync® support
The Mini LED technology enhances the visuals by allowing for individual zones of mini LEDs to dim themselves, providing deep blacks and bright highlights.
Ports: Connectivity at Its Best
The 2023 Strix G 16 comes equipped with a comprehensive set of IO ports, including Thunderbolt 4, upgraded HDMI 2.1, and a variety of USB ports for seamless connectivity.
Performance: Power Unleashed
The laptop is powered by Intel’s latest 13th Gen Core™ processors, such as the Intel® Core™ i9-13900H, offering improved gaming performance and efficiency over the previous generation. Paired with the latest NVIDIA® RTX™ 40 series graphics, gaming and multi-threaded applications run smoother than ever.
Processor Specifications (i9-13900H):
- Cores: 14 (6 Performance, 8 Efficiency)
- Base Clock: 2.6 GHz
- Boost Clock: Up to 5.4 GHz
- Integrated Graphics: Intel® Iris Xe Graphics
- Cache: 24 MB
- Max Operating Temperature: 95°C
Graphics: Unleash the Gaming Beast
The 2023 Strix G 16 can be configured with up to NVIDIA® RTX™ 4080, bringing a significant performance boost, thanks to its new Ada Lovelace microarchitecture. The 4th Generation Tensor Cores open the door to upgraded technologies like DLSS 3.0.
Cooling: Keeping It Cool Under Pressure
The ROG Intelligent Cooling Ecosystem ensures optimal cooling, leveraging features like Conductonaut Extreme Liquid Metal, Frost Force Technology, Pulsar Heatsink, and Arc Flow Fans. Users can choose from various operating modes to balance performance and acoustics.
Battery and Connectivity: Staying Connected, Staying in the Game
With a large 90Whr battery and support for fast charging, the 2023 Strix G 16 ensures you stay powered up and ready to play. Wi-Fi 6E technology guarantees stable, high-speed connections for an immersive gaming experience.
Audio: Immerse Yourself in the Game
Equipped with Dolby Atmos and smart amp-equipped woofers, the 2023 Strix G 16 offers rich audio to complement your gaming adventures. The addition of Two-Way AI Noise Cancelling for the microphone ensures a clear communication experience.
Conclusion: A Gaming Powerhouse for the Modern Gamer
The 2023 Strix G 16 is more than just a laptop; it’s a gaming powerhouse designed for the modern gamer. With its sleek design, top-notch specifications, and gamer-friendly features, it’s set to elevate your gaming experience to new heights. Get ready to conquer the virtual world with this gaming marvel!
ROG 2023 Strix G16 Full Specification List
|Dimensions||16”: 354 x 264 x 24.2 ~ 30.1mm|
|Processor||Up to Intel® Core™ i9-13900H, 45W Default TDP, 5.4GHz Boost Clock, 14 Cores/20Threads|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® RTX™ 4080, (150W + 25W), 12GB VRAMNVIDIA® RTX™ 4070/4060/4050, (115W + 25W), 8GB VRAM+ MUX Switch with Advanced Optimus support|
|Display (Primary)||16”Option 1) IPS QHD+, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3, 3ms, 500nits Option 2) Mini LED, QHD+, 165Hz, 100% DCI-P3, 3ms, 600nits (1200nits HDR peak brightness)Option 3) IPS, FHD+, 165Hz, 100% sRGB, 7ms, 250nits|
|Memory||Up to 64GB Dual Channel DDR5 4800MHz (2 x SODIMM slot)|
|Storage||2 x PCIE 4.0 SSD M.2 Slots Up to 1x 2TB Gen 4×4 SSD included (Up to 7000MB/s transfer rate)|
|IO Ports||Left:1 x Thunderbolt 4, DP2.0 (dGPU), G-Sync®, 100W PD1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, DP1.4 (dGPU), G-Sync®, 100W PD1 x HDMI 2.11 x 2.5G Lan Jack*|
*1G or 2.5G depending on the configuration1 x Audio combo jackRight:2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
|WLAN + BT||Wi-Fi 6E 2×2 + BT5.2|
|Audio||2 x Woofers with Smart Amp Technology+Dolby Atmos|