Sales 999€ Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JU-N3186W, 16″ 165Hz sRGB portable gaming laptop 8h Intel Core i7-H and RTX 4050 with Thunderbolt 4

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16 inch creative gaming laptopAsus ROG Strix G16 G614JU-N3186W with 8 hours of battery life supports recent games thanks to its NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 4050 ray tracing graphics card. This GPU accelerates multimedia processing like the Intel Core i7-13650HX Raptor Lake hybrid processor and the powerful 16 GB of RAM as well as the fast 512 GB SSD storage which boosts responsiveness. This versatile dark gray Windows 11 laptop designed for gaming and creating also benefits from a 16/10th Full HD IPS screen with more faithful than average sRGB colors and a frequency of 165 Hz which improves fluidity in games, a backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi 6E and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.

Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JU-N3186W Specifications

Screen(s) 16” Full HD LED IPS 16/10th sRGB 165Hz (1920×1200, anti-glare/matte)
Processor Intel Core i7-13650HX Raptor Lake-H (14 cores: 6P 2.6 GHz / 8E 1.9 GHz)
Installed RAM (max) 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR5 4800MHz (64GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphic card NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 4050 6GB GDDR6 dedicated (140W, 2420MHz boost), Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connectivity 2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1 (8K@60Hz, 4K@120Hz)
Network Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit Keyboard Yes, RGB (1.7mm stroke)
Numeric keypad
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W), SmartAmp Dolby Atmos
Operating system Windows 11 64-bit
Announced autonomy / Battery 8 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 90Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.5 Kg / 354 x 264 x 22.6-30.4

The Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JU-N3186W vs. the competition

The Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JU-N3186W is currently sold by E.Leclerc and offers a configuration/price ratio interesting for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer such a recent and powerful processor and graphics card with such a faithful color screen with Thunderbolt connectivity in a 16-inch format.

If this Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JU-N3186W does not meet all your criteria, you will find on our guide Gaming laptop other configurations to play with a similar budget. With the same budget, favor the model that has the most powerful graphics card, it is the one that will have the most impact on performance.

Need a student laptop? Check out our guide.

Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JU-N3186W

Cooled by 2 fans, heat pipes and air vents, this versatile laptop geared towards gamers and creatives takes on a gamer look with its Eclipse Gray design with angular lines.

This creative gaming laptop has good connectivity with its 2 USB-C ports including 1 Thunderbolt 4, its Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules for communicating and connecting remotely, its HDMI video output useful for easily connecting it to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports as well as its 2 USB USB 3.0 ports (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.

When you need to better distinguish the keys, simply activate the backlighting of the chiclet keyboard.
It is a shame, however, to note the absence of a numeric keypad on the right of the chiclet keyboard, especially for those who regularly enter numbers, especially since this functionality is standard from 15 inches.

Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JU-N3186W

The screen will delight gamers thanks to its 165Hz frequency, higher than the standard 60Hz, which clearly improves overall fluidity, including in games.
The screen also benefits from sRGB and IPS characteristics ensuring more faithful colorimetry than average as well as wide viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.
The Full HD screen is adorned with a 16/10 format which is more comfortable than the classic 16/9 and thus displays more information on the height.
Anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) while being more restful for the eyes over long periods.

Performance, battery life of the Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JU-N3186W

The Asus ROG Strix G16 G614JU-N3186W targets those looking for a versatile, portable laptop in a comfortable form factor that performs well in gaming and creation.

Its autonomy, which is around 8 hours on battery in light use, will delight those looking for a Student laptop versatile performer in gaming and creation for whom weight and thickness are not essential criteria.

In any case, demanding users will be delighted with the good overall power provided by this gaming laptop which is based on 16 GB of RAM as well as an Intel Raptor Lake Core i7-13650HX processor with 14 hybrid cores and integrated Iris Xe graphics module.

This core reveals its potential in areas that are greedy for RAM and CPU resources using multicores, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering. Under this type of work, this core provides much faster processing than if we were dealing with 8 GB DDR4/5 as well as a classic Quad/Hexa Core.

Creatives will appreciate this, especially since graphics acceleration of processing is on the program for this laptop equipped with a dedicated GeForce RTX 4050 graphics card. Acceleration is possible under applications that take advantage of GPU computing power, such as the Adobe suite, Vegas or VSDC.

Equipped with the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, the GeForce RTX 4050 ray tracing will also interest gamers since it is able to support recent games.

NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically activates/deactivates the GeForce RTX 4050 in real time depending on the tasks performed. It prioritizes operation on the Intel Iris Xe as much as possible, while its performance is much lower because it consumes little energy, which promotes autonomy.

Optimus actually calls on the GeForce RTX 4050 to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Iris Xe, typically for gaming.

On the storage side, Asus opts for an SSD, thanks to which you can access online game maps faster than with a hard drive. And you get faster game/software launches, processing and startups/shutdowns.

The SSD actually significantly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a hard drive. Because in addition to being more robust, silent and more energy-efficient, it is much faster.

Here we find a 512 GB SSD, like many models on the market.
However, if you need additional space, using an external storage device, preferably USB 3.0/USB-C/Thunderbolt, is an interesting solution.

Finally, this versatile multimedia-oriented creative gaming laptop heats up and becomes noisy when pushed hard (e.g.: games, processing).
To contain its temperatures, we can associate it with a ventilated support (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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