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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Asus Strix Tactic Pro Review

Asus Strix Tactic Pro

Our Verdict

The Corsair Vengeance K70. But if you’re looking for a premium mechanical keyboard with rich macro functionality, this keyboard is for you.
The ASUS Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboard sports Cherry MX Red key switches, but Cherry MX Black, Blue and Brown key switch options are also available. Right-off-the-bat you’ll notice that the keyboard is really well built, has a striking design with a matte black finish all over. A highlight of this keyboard is the availability of macro options. To put it into perspective, the Strix Tactic Pro has 21 fully configurable macro keys and the ability to store macros into three hardware profiles or virtually unlimited software profiles. 
As far as design is concerned, the keys are laid out in a concave pattern flush with the board to improve ergonomics. The keyboard has orange backlighting and illuminates all the keys without the option of switching backlight colour. The keyboard’s USB connector cable is braided and adds durability. ASUS bundles four extra key caps with a cap puller to replace the WASD keys which is a welcome addition. Gaming on this keyboard was fun especially because Cherry MX Red keys work really well. We were disappointed to find out that the keyboard doesn’t come with a wrist rest. 
The ASUS Strix Tactic Pro is a gem when it comes to setting up and using macros and is aimed mostly at MMO gamers. At Rs. 7250, the ASUS Strix Tactic Pro is certainly not a cheap keyboard and is just a thousand bucks shy of our all time favourite – the Corsair Vengeance K70. But if you’re looking for a premium mechanical keyboard with rich macro functionality, this keyboard is for you.