There’s lots of buzz on the internet about the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15. Averagetechie takes a look to see whether the machine lives up to the hype.
Averagetechie takes a look at the design, specs, performance and price of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus to help you make a decision whether it’s time to upgrade your current laptop.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus – Design
The G15 is made using high grade magnesium-aluminium alloy and is available in two separate colours. The pearlescent Moonlight White model with white keys or a Eclipse Grey model with black keys. Keys are backlight with white lighting, which looks nice however if you have the white model the light gets drowned out.
Asus have used Precision CNC milling with 6,536 perforations across the aluminium lid for a distinctive dot matrix design. Reflective material is placed behind the dot matrix to add a ‘glittery’ effect which isn’t too much in your face. In order to keep the machine rigid, Asus uses a honeycomb design for strength which leaves only the slightest of flex in the lid.
Altogether the machine has a nice quality feel and a minimal but fancy look which will excite anyone looking for a new gaming machine.
Take a look at the table to check out the different components used in the 2021 model. Asus have made the Zephyrus G15 more accessible with the GA503QM model which uses a AMD Ryzen 7 and RTX 3060 or 3070.
|2021 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503QM, GA503QS and GA503QR|
|Display||15.6” 144Hz/165Hz |
15.6” Ultra HD 4K
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7-5800H|
AMD Ryzen 9-5900H
|Video||Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 3070 or 3080|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 32 GB DDR4|
|Storage||1 TB NVMe SSD (2x M.2 PCI x4 slots)|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6 (Intel AX200) Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8168/8111)|
|Ports||2x USB-A 3.2 gen2, 2x USB-C gen2 with video, data, and charging, HDMI 2.0b, microSD card reader, LAN, headphone and mic ports|
|Battery||90Wh, 200 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||1.98 kg (4.36 lbs), .63 kg (1.38 lbs) power brick and cables, EU version|
The G15 averages between 58fps – 60fps on Red Dead Redemption II, ray tracing was also not a problem at all. With this in mind the laptop should play any game you choose on QHD without having to sacrifice the best performance settings.
Cooling is extremely impressive on this machine, the G15’s “intelligent cooling” system has two 84-blade fans and six heat pipes. Whilst the fans can get slightly loud (the usual for gaming laptops), they aren’t excessive and you can still hear in game audio without a problem. The G15 has 6 speakers with two of them being front facing. The speakers offer decent bass and clear audio.
The touchpad is massive, at 5.1 x 3.4 inches which allows for accuracy when playing games. The keyboard has a nice feel and has decent spacing however there isn’t a dedicated number pad. Arrow keys are slightly on the small side however given the size of the laptop they seem to fit nicely.
At the time of writing this article, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 starts at £1,521.77 for the 15.6″ display, RTX 3060 device with 16GB RAM, 1TB storage and AMD Ryzen 7-5800H processor.
Depending on GPU, processor and memory devices prices vary, the same device with a RTX 3070 GPU is priced at £1899.99 on ASUS’s official website however this is for pre-registration as the device is not currently available. It’s probably best to look around for the best deal to suit your budget if you are going to buy one of these beasts.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus – Conclusion
In all this gaming laptop is pretty impressive and is currently well known on the market. It offers great gaming experience by first utilising good battery life and in game performance.
One thing that may put off some consumers is the lack of webcam and compared to some machines on the market, it doesn’t have the fastest refresh rates. However if this is something you can look past, your surly wont be disappointed.
If you want to purchase any of the products mentioned in this article, you can use the links below:
– ASUS Zephyrus GA503QM
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