Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI Laptop Review: $1000 USD for GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Graphics is Too Much
The features that stick out the most are the support for 3x M.2 2280 SSDs, baseline 144 Hz display option, and the LED bar around the bottom edges of the chassis for visual flair. Most other laptops in this size class can house just two storage drives only. Otherwise, performance is somewhat disappointing for a $1000 gaming machine because users can get pretty much the same graphics performance out of an older and cheaper GTX 1060 laptop or even almost 50 percent faster performance from systems running on the GTX 1660 Ti by spending just $100 to $200 more.
Additionally, the 144 Hz display here sounds good on paper, but this particular Panda panel has major trade-offs including its more limited color space, more noticeable ghosting, and low contrast ratio. The gaming experience is therefore not as smooth or colorful as it could have been unless if users are willing to spend more on the 144 Hz option.
For $1000 USD, the Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI doesn’t offer a compelling enough GPU to make it worthwhile especially now that gaming laptops with AMD Ryzen are taking off. Users are going to be happier with the performance of an Asus TUF model or GTX 1660 Ti alternative for around this same price.