Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503QS Laptop (2021)
Asus has announced the Rog Zephyrus G15 gaming laptop updated with the latest Ryzen 5000 AMD processor during the CES 2021 digital event.
The laptop has notable changes in comparison to the previous-gen Asus Zephyrus G15 NoteBook.
It will be available in Eclipse Gray and Moonlight White color. The moonlight white color looks dope and it comes with a design that is similar to the Asus Zephyrus G14 launched last year.
Specs, Details, Features, and Price – Asus Zephyrus G15
The laptop comes with a 15.6 inches IPS display and buyers will have two options – 1080p with 144 Hz or a higher resolution 1440p with 165 Hz. It has 100% DCI-P3 color reproduction and up to 400 nits peak brightness.
The device packs a new 90 Whr battery with a 200 W AC charger that claims to have 10 hours of lifespan. In terms of dimension, it has 19.9 mm thickness and 1.9 kg weight.
The G15 may include up to 32 GB DDR4 SDRAM and storage with either 512 GB or 1 TB NVMe SSD. The Asus G15 will come with up to NVIDIA next-generation RTX 3080 graphics.
The Nvidia RTX 3080 comes with 8 GB VRAM and is a monster when it comes to gaming. We can see a huge boost in the frame rates Vs the last Gen Nvidia RTX 2070 and RTX 2080.
Powering the device is the new AMD Ryzen 5800Hs processor that comes with 8 Cores and 16 threads and is significantly faster than the Ryzen 4800Hs in single-core performance.
Notably, the Asus G15 will also be available with the Ryzen 5900Hs that also come with 8 Cores and 16 threads but offers a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5800Hs.
Both these processors are based on 7 Nm technology and come with 35 Watts TDP that is lower than the standard 45 Watts TDP of processors like 5800H.
The ports section includes – 2*USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, display port 1.4, HDMI 2.0, 3.5 mm combo jack, an RJ45 port. It supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity and will have three microphones with noise cancellation and six speakers.
The Zephyrus G15 comes with a bigger touchpad – 20% to be precise as compared to its predecessor launched in Jan 2020.
Yet, Asus did not confirm the launch date but there are rumors that it may announce along with the launch of the AMD Ryzen 5000 H series mobile processor.
Notably, the top variants with the Ryzen 5900Hs will cost close to USD 2499 or INR – 210,000 in India.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 – RTX 3060 and 5800 HS
Asus Rog Zephyrus G15( GA503QM-HQ146TS) is available with the Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card and AMD Ryzen 5800HS processor.
The ASUS ROG G15 gaming laptop is available for purchase and is currently listed on Amazon for a starting price of Rs. 154,990 for the model described here.
Key Specifications for ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 gaming laptop:
- Processor – AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS, 2.8 GHz base clock, up to 4.4 GHz maximum frequency, 8 Cores, and 16 Threads
- Display – 15.6 inches QHD (1920*1080) IPS panel Pantone validated display, 300 nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3, 3 ms response time, 165 Hz refresh rate, and Adaptive sync
- Graphics card – NVIDIA RTX 3060 GPU, 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
- RAM – 16 GB DDR4 dual channel (3200 MHz)
- Storage – 2* PCIe M.2 512/1 TB SSD
- Keyboard – Backlit chiclet keyboard with a fingerprint sensor
- Battery – 90 WHr
- Weight – 1.9 kg
- Dimension – 355*243.5*19.9 mm
- Audio – 2* up firing, 4* down-firing woofer, 2 Way noise cancelation, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res
- Ports – 2* USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, 2* USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, MicroSD card reader, HDMI 2.0b, 3.5 mm combo jack, Kensinton lock, and RJ45
- Connectivity – WiFi 6 and Bluetooth
Considering the Specs, the Asus G15 is a great product but is slightly expensive that what we expected. However, considering the Asus G14 with RTX 2060 and Ryzen 4900Hs was available for a higher price last year, it is not too overpriced.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 (2020)
The Asus G15 2020 (GA502IV-AZ040T) gaming laptop loaded with AMD Ryzen 9 Octa-core processor was launched last year (2020) and it is available for purchase in the US and in the Indian market.
As the name depicts, it has a 15-inch screen.
Let’s discuss the specification details:
The Asus G15 comes with a boxy look and has a design quite similar to the G14 and other Asus gaming laptops.
For starters, the G15 comes with 15.6 inches FHD LED Backlit Anti-glare IPS display with a 240 Hz refresh rate.
It has 300 nits brightness, 3 ms response time (G2G), 1000:1 contrast ratio, 72% color gamut, and 100% sRGB. The laptop has a Full HD 1920*1080 pixels resolution display that comes with 141 PPI.
The viewing angles are excellent – 178/178 degrees.
Powering the machine is AMD Octa-Core Ryzen 9 4900HS – 8 Cores and 16 Threads, based on 7nm FinFET process. It clocks at 3.0 GHz and boosts up to 4.3 GHz.
It pairs with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Max-Q design) Graphics card with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM.
The Asus G15 Runs on Windows 10 Home OS.
Moreover, it packs 16 GB DDR4 RAM (3200 MHz) and has 1 TB SSD.
It has a 4-cell 76 WHr battery with a 180 W AC power supply.
The connectivity option includes Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. It comprises USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3*USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI v2.0, RH45, and microphone/headphone jack ports.
The other notable features include a dual built-in speaker with Smart Amp technology and an Array microphone. It has a backlit chiclet keyboard and a multi-gesture touchpad.
The thin and light gaming laptop weighs 2.10 kg and measures 19.9 mm in thickness.
The price of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 (2020) gaming laptop in India is INR 1,29,900.
Written By – Heena Makwana, Edited By Kanuj Sharma