ASUS Strix Tactic Pro review - A proper mechanical keyboard

Value

 Strix Tactic Pro is available at a $150 price-point, and that is high, even in the mechanical keyboard. Is it worth it? Kinda. The build quality is a step above most mechanical keyboards, and it feels damn resilient. However, it has some slight limitations, and at the same price, you can go ahead and get an RGB backlit mech.

Conclusion

This is ASUS' first serious entry in the mechanical keyboard space. There was an Echelon mech, but that wasn't built from scratch like the Tactic Pro seems to be. For a Gen. 1 device, this is a exceptional machine. Compared to other mechs, it's just above average. It has exceptional build-quality, a rudimentary soft, and a pleasant, warm backlighting.

It lacks a proper wrist-rest, the software is rudimentary (the fundamentals are there, but not much else), and it doesn't come with a switch between NKRO to 6KRO, which limits its compatibility with a number of motherboards. Lastly, the price also takes it down a notch.

With that being said, it still remains a solid piece of technology, despite its shortcomings.

Pros Cons

- NKRO;

- 21 macro-keys;

- Excellent build quality;

 

- Somewhat pricy;

- Ergonomics should be improved;

Build:         9.3 8.5 Performance:      9.0
Ergonomics: 7.6  Features:            8.0
Design:         9.0
Price/Quality:     7.8

Awards

best-build-9.3

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