Asus Strix Tactic Pro Review: A mechanical keyboard meant for MMO

By Siddhant Sharma | Updated Aug 28 2015
Asus Strix Tactic Pro Review: A mechanical keyboard meant for MMO
  • PROS
  • Options of Cherry MX Red, Black, Blue, Brown keys
  • Well built
  • Braided cable
  • 21 macro keys
  • CONS
  • Orange backlighting only
  • No wrist rest

Verdict

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 mechanical gaming keyboard - the Corsair Vengeance K70. But it must be noted that the K70 doesn’t feature elaborate macro options and profiles and is made for FPS gamers and you’ll have to go for the much costlier Corsair Vengeance K95 if want macro functionality anywhere close to the Strix Tactic Pro. All in all, the ASUS Strix Tactic Pro is a gem when it comes to setting up and using macros and is aimed mostly at MMO gamers. If you are someone who is looking for a premium mechanical gaming keyboard, needs to configure and use multiple shortcuts for games and can stomach the high price, then the Strix Tactic Pro is a wonderful option to consider.

Asus Strix Tactic Pro detailed review

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.

Asus Strix Tactic Pro Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹7250
Release Date: 20 Mar 2015
Market Status: Launched

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