The ROG Zephyrus line of gaming notebooks has surely made its mark as one of the best ultra-portable gaming laptops available in the market. The most recent variant, the ROG Zephyrus G14 is undoubtedly the best and most powerful 14″ thin and light gaming laptop and it doesn’t stop there. The latest iteration of ROG Zephyrus Gaming laptops comes packed with Intel’s latest Intel Core 11th gen series processor paired with Nvidia’s RTX 30 series mobile graphics. The combination utilizing the flagship Intel Core i9 11900H and Nvidia RTX 3070 is in the form of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16, a premium thin-and-light gaming laptop featuring a WQHD display.
|ASUS ROG Zephyrus GU603 Specs|
|Display||16-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
|Processor||Intel Tiger Lake, Core i9-11900H (8C/16T)|
|Video||Intel + Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop 8GB (80W, up to 100W with Dyn Boost) on 603HR model|
|Memory||32 GB DDR4 3200 (16 GB onboard, 1x DIMM, up to 48 GB)|
|Storage||1 TB NVMe SSD (2x M.2 PCI x4 slots)|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6 (Intel AX200) 2×2 with Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8168/8111)|
|Ports||2x USB-A 3.2 gen2, 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b, microSD card reader, LAN, headphone&mic, Lock|
|Battery||90Wh, 240 W power adapter + USB-C charging up to 100W|
|Size||355 mm or 13.98” (w) x 243 mm or 9.57″ (d) x 19.9 mm or .78” (h)|
|Weight||2.03 kg | 4.47 lbs|
The ASUS Zephyrus M16 comes in three configurations in the Philippines. The base variant is a combination of an 11th-Gen Intel Core i7-117800H and an RTX 3060 for Php 129,995. The second variant is a Core i9 11900H CPU upgrade for an additional Php 10,000. The flagship variant which is what we will be reviewing houses an Intel Core i9-11900H and RTX 3070 for Php 159,995. The Php 20,000 increase over the second variant is not solely attributed to the GPU upgrade but also because of the double RAM and Storage. Based on the pricing and configuration, I’d say that the most valuable option is indeed the most expensive variant(GU603HR) thanks to the RTX 3070 GPU, 32GB RAM, and 2TB PCI-E Gen 4 storage.