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Please help! Need a new laptop

Level 7


I have had two Asus Rog laptops since 2021, when I bought the Asus Rog Strix SCAR G733QS-K4170T with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 64GB of RAM, RTX 3080... It when okay until in 2023 started overheating up to a point where the cable from the motherboard to the screen literally fried, the hinge was so hot I got burned when I touched it. It also got the psu changed as well... Luckily for me I got the full refund on the laptop.

The second one came as the substitute for this one was the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR G733PY-LL002 with AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, 32GB of RAM, RTX 4090... And 8 months later fans started spinning full blast, no update or change fixed it and it became increasing the fan speed, the 4090 dissapeared from the system, issues with the amd integrated amd graphics, and a bit of issues too...

That until today, I got the refund too, and now I am not sure wether to keep buying Asus or search for a new path...

So I came here to ask you help and opinions please, I use the laptop not only for gaming, for my work as well. I need power for office work, 3d rendering, photography editing, photoshop, mostly heavy use of the computer...

So I am a bit worried of getting another ROG Strix Scar and have more issues, I love the ryzen capabilities but most of the laptops on sale are i9, are they good, the 14900hx? I have a budget of 3.5 k but since there is no Ryzen 9 I am not sure what to do. I prefer the 17" ones to work, since the 15 or 16s are sometimes a bit small...

I've seen the New Rog Strix Scar 18s with the 14900hx and the 4090 on sale for the budget I have, but I am nervous about another failure... what should I do? I know a lot about pcs, but this time I'm stuck...

Thanks in advance!


Level 9

Hello! I'm using Asus G733PY (AMD 7945HX, RTX 4090, 64GB RAM, 2TB+4TB SSD) for work, with a customised cooler pad (CM Notepal U3 Plus + 3 Noctua Fans + speed controller). So far I had no serious issues with it, everything running smoothly (I'm using G-Helper for software instead of Asus Crate). I'm using it for 3D design and GPU rendering (connected to 2 external monitors). Warranty is 2+1 year. 
It seems you had bad experiences with Asus laptops, so you might want to consider competitor offers. There are great ones with 4090RTX mobile (with Intel's top i9 CPUs), from Razer, Alienware, Acer, Lenovo, etc... You can check detailed reviews on "GizmoSlipTech" on Youtube. He is most comprehensive in his tests. This might help you decide which one to buy as your next one. I hope this helps.