If you’re one of those people who walk into a store and tell the store clerk behind the counter that you don’t care about the price, you just want the best, then the laptop for you has just launched with a price tag of $6339: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-i9-13980HX-Thunderbolt/
As a Windows 11 laptop, this one is big in every respect. It’s the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18, an 18-inch Windows 11 Pro laptop with the just released 24-core 5.6 GHz Intel Core i9-13980HX processor.
And of course it has all the trimmings that goes with it, such as the GeForce RTX 4090 GPU (with its own 16GB GDDR6 RAM for the GPU), 64GB DDR5 dual-channel (4800 SO-DIMM) RAM, and as much as 8TB PCIe SSD storage.
OK so this is a gaming PC and you have to expect the highest end specs, but still this laptop is future proof for a very long time as an overall computer at least, even if the most profitable gamers will always seek out the very newest to get an additional edge.
Speaking of which, the 18-inch screen has a 240Hz refresh rate, and a 3ms response time, with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, and high-end particularities such as G-Sync, Pantone validation, MUX Switch + NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, Dolby Vision HDR, and 100% DCI-P3.
And while quad speakers are normal on higher end tablets these days, that’s not the case with laptops. But the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 are among the few that has 4 speakers too with Smart Amplifier Technology. It ships with a Dockztorm Dock included too.
– Jim Miller