Of course, all of this potent power needs effective cooling, which this laptop offers in its Red Dot Product Design award-winning design, utilizing liquid metal to cool the CPU, four fan outlets, four heatsinks and impressive arc flow fans. These elements work together to ensure all of those beastly components run at their absolute best. Looking further at the design, Asus has gone out of its way to add some unique flair to the look and feel of the Scar 15 with a semi-translucent keyboard deck, the upgraded LED array on the top of the laptop itself and a tweaked form factor that makes it smaller than the last generation machine while maintaining an impressive 85% screen-to-body ratio. For connectivity, there’s a ton of I/O, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth as well, and the opti-mechanical keyboard completes the package with a comfortable typing/gameplay experience. Looking for a pro-level laptop at a great price? This is the one to get.
As you can see from our list of currently available RTX 3080 laptops, they all come with either exorbitant costs or significant concessions to the rest of the internals. This Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 not only includes this powerful GPU, as well as a 5th Gen AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and 1TB SSD, but it also includes a $200 discount, bringing the total price down to $2,199. The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 Gaming Laptop includes an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and an RTX 3080 GPU in this configuration. This laptop offers 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, as well as a 300 Hz IPS display.
Jason is a deals writer at Tom’s Hardware — bringing a decade of tech and gaming journalism to the role. He specializes in making sure you never pay more than you should for PC components and tech! He has previously written for other publications like Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus and in his spare time, you’ll find him looking for good dogs to pet or eating pizza in his home town of Nottingham, UK.