ASUS ROG Strix GA15 gaming pc review: “One of the best pre-built gaming machines of the year”

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The best gaming PCs – and best gaming laptops, to an extent – come in all shapes, sizes, and, of course, configurations. However, this doesn’t mean that cramming the most expensive components inside is key to victory. We’ve seen more carefully considered designs in the last few years, and this has resulted in some great machines that tone down the desire to cram in the latest components and opt for more deliberate combinations (all while offering an easy and straightforward way into PC gaming). The ASUS GA15 does exactly that.

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Design & Features

(Image credit: ASUS)

Review model specs

Here are the specs for the laptop sent to GamesRadar for review:
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
Memory: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Storage: 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Ports: Front: 1 x Type-A USB 3.2; 1x Type-C USB 3.2; 1x Headphone/Line Out; 1x Microphone/Line In
Rear: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A; 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A; 1 x DVI-D; 1 x D-Sub; 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple); 1 x PS/2 mouse (green); 1 x RJ45 ethernet; 3 x audio jacks
Connectivity: RJ-45 Ethernet; Bluetooth 5.1
Weight: 22 lb (10 kg)
Dimensions: 7.4in/18.9cm x 16.6in/42.1cm x 19.6in/49.8cm (W x D x H)

The case is slick black in its aesthetic, and on the whole, and I could almost leave it at that. However, there are some accents to the design which are cool and/or make for good functionality. 

To kick things off, there is a black handle at the top which is a very useful addition for increasing this large PC’s maneuverability. Under this handle are the top-facing ports (a regular USB, a