PUSH IT TO THE LIMIT: ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16

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During a period of worldwide lack of chips and particularly graphic cards, it is a genuine extraordinariness to attempt a gaming laptop furnished with the most recent age NVIDIA illustrations and Intel Core i9 processor.

Let’s be honest, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 is definitely not a genuine laptop, aside from its arrangement, all the other things are a strong workstation. Large screen, genuine processor, 32 GB of memory, NVIDIA RTX 3070 … how to squeeze everything into a laptop case? On the off chance that you ask ASUS – no issue.

A world unto itself

Gaming PCs has forever been a classification in themselves. They were purchased by the people who like to play, however need more space on the table and around it for a full-blooded PC. Then again, there is no gaming PC with genuine graphics that can function admirably with the battery when the laptop is connected.

This implies that there isn’t anything from playing outside the work area. The laptop will change to integrated graphics, and the battery won’t keep going excessively long. It’s very much like that, and the sooner you deal with it, the sooner you will begin partaking in this really extraordinary laptop. Also right away, it is obvious to you that this is a gaming monster, on the grounds that just one tone prevails – dark. The front of the case is generally “punctured”, while in the lower-left corner there is a sparkly Republic of Gamers badge. Absolutely to break the repetitiveness a little.

16-inch screen in 15-inch case

What’s intriguing regarding the ROG Zephyrus M16 is that it has a 16-inch 16:10 high-resolution screen – 2560×1600 pixels, giving you an enormous work area for gaming and different things you do when you’re not playing. In addition to its aspects, it is a screen with an IPS panel and matte covering an invigorating rate of 165 Hz, and a reaction speed of 3 ms. The screen outlines are ridiculously tight, particularly on the side, while they are generally articulated at the base, however, you won’t see that, since that piece of the screen goes down to raise the lower part of the laptop a little.

The picture quality is at a significant level, ASUS gives 100 percent DCI-P3 inclusion, just as Pantone approval, and that implies that this laptop is prepared for difficulties in positions that require exact shading generation like working with pictures and video.

2021 ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603HR
Display16-inch, 16:10, non-touch, matte, AU Optronics B160QAN02.Q panel
WQHD 2560 x 1600 px IPS, 165 Hz 3ms with 100% DCI-P3 and sRGB, with AdaptiveSync
ProcessorIntel Tiger Lake, Core i9-11900H (8C/16T)
VideoIntel + Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop 8GB (80W, up to 100W with Dyn Boost) on 603HR model
Memory32 GB DDR4 3200 (16 GB onboard, 1x DIMM, up to 48 GB)
Storage1 TB NVMe SSD (2x M.2 PCI x4 slots)
ConnectivityWiFi 6 (Intel AX200) 2×2 with Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8168/8111)
Ports2x USB-A 3.2 gen2, 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b, microSD card reader, LAN, headphone&mic, Lock
Battery90Wh, 240 W power adapter + USB-C charging up to 100W
Size355 mm or 13.98” (w) x 243 mm or 9.57″ (d) x 19.9 mm or .78” (h)
Weight2.03 kg (4.47 lbs), .71 kg (1.56 lbs) power brick and cables, EU version
Extrassingle-zone RGB backlit keyboard, 6x speakers, HD IR webcam, finger-sensor in the power button

How it sounds

Opening the top uncovers a more modest console than we would expect, without the numeric keypad and individual keys like Insert and PrintScreen . All things considered, left and right are the openings of the sound system (cooling), which consists of four speakers – two tweeters and two woofers of 2 W. The openings are additionally situated on the base, so audio performance is best when the PC is put on the table and there is a level surface from which sound can be reflected. We weren’t excessively excited with the volume, as we hoped for something else from gaming models of these aspects and four speakers. The quality is great, particularly because of the two “subwoofers”, yet you ought to be reasonable and not expect a lot from the speakers in the laptop case, which is principally restricted by its actual aspects and full box.

Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard is a chiclet type, and that implies that there is an enormous room between the keys, so you don’t commit numerous errors when typing, however, the keys are smaller. The console is RGB type, it has three degrees of backdrop illumination force whose colors you can change the width of the whole RGB shading range. We will specify by and by the absence of PrintScreen and Insert keys as the greatest disadvantage, despite the fact that ASUS places an easy route to catch screens on the F6.

The power key is situated over the right part of the console, its capacities as a unique fingerprint sensor, which we particularly preferred, and there are four extra keys over the left side – to control the volume, microphone and call ROG Armory Crate software. The touchpad is huge and has incorporated buttons.

The surface around the keyboard and touchpad is matte and plasticized, “delicate to the touch”, yet additionally a magnet for fingerprints. We will likewise make reference to that the LED lights are situated in the center over the console, so they are apparent in any event, when the PC is shut, so you know whether it is charging, for instance. We would rather avoid that they were very near the screen, so in games, you might be bothered by their glare, particularly in dark scenes.

Cooling 

The underside is loaded with cooling system openings with two fans and a bunch of heat pipes. Remember that cooling works by taking air from underneath and blowing it out through the openings in the overlap of the lower part of the case and screen and through the side openings, so it is critical that the PC has adequate room on the base to take in outside air.

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