Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) India – Intel i7 12th Gen, RTX 3060

Looking to get some crazy fast gaming laptops – look no further; Asus Zephyrus is the King. Let’s check out all the top laptops in ROG Zephyrus Series – M16, S15, S17, and M15.

This year, we saw the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 2022 Edition gaming laptop at the CES event. Finally, the premium gaming laptop is now available in India with exciting features.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop

Key Highlights for Asus Zephyrus Rog M16 (2022)

  • Up to Intel Core i9 12900H With 14 Cores and 5.0 GHz Clock Speed
  • Up to Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti Graphics card with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • 16 Inch WQXGA (2560*1600) pixels display with 165 Hz Refresh Rate
  • 16 GB DDR5 (4800 MHz), Expandable Up to 48 GB
  • 90 WHr Battery Capacity
  • Weight – 2.0 Kg
  • The price starts at Rs. – 1,69,990

Before getting into details of the newly arrived gaming laptop, let’s look at the new exciting feature – the MUX switch.

What is MUX switch?

MUX stands for Multiplexer. Modern gaming laptops have two graphics cards – integrated and discreet. Without a MUX switch, the discreet GPU talks to the processor, and then the graphics are displayed on the monitor. With a MUX switch, the dedicated GPU directly pushes the graphics to the display.

This switch allows you to enable or disable the integrated graphics card manually.

MUX Switch

In other words, the MUX switch lets you connect directly with the discrete GPU. This feature will boost performance by 9% to 30% and reduce latency. However, it also consumes more battery. You can turn on the option in the Asus Armoury crate software.

Asus has several laptops that comes with the MUX Switch. Most of the Asus laptops in 2022 will have the MUX switch, including the affordable Asus TUF series.

ASUS ROG M16 – Specifications and Other Features.

The premium M16 notebook comes with bigger 16 inches IPS WQXGA ROG Nebula display with 2560*1600 pixels resolution. Also, it has a 165 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time, 500 nits peak brightness, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Also, it has a 94% screen-to-body ratio with Dolby vision. It runs on the Windows 11 OS and comes with MS office.

Moreover, the laptop is powered by the latest 12th gen Intel Core i7 – 12700H processor with 14 cores, six performance cores, and eight efficient cores with 20 threads. Also, the performance core has a maximum clock speed of up to 4.7 GHz, and the efficient core has a boost clock frequency of up to 3.80 GHz.

The gaming machine offers two GPU configurations to carry out the graphical intensive tasks –

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM – Available for Rs. 179,990
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM – Available for Rs. 159,990

The Asus M16 is launched in India with only RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti; higher variants are not launched yet.

It has up to 2 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage and 16 GB DDR5 RAM with 4800 MHz frequency. Also, the RAM can be expanded up to 48 GB. The keyboard has a backlit chiclet RBG keyboard.

Additionally, the device has a 720p HD IR camera with Windows Hello support. Also, it has a dual 2W Dolby Atmos speaker with smart amp technology. The 90 Whr battery claims to deliver up to 6 hours of battery life.

The port section includes Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b, 2 USb 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, RJ45, and a 3.5 mm combo jack. For wireless connectivity, it supports WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. The excellent gaming notebook weighs 2 kg and measures 19.9 mm in thickness.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop ports

ASUS ROG M16 2022 Edition gaming laptop has a starting price of INR 1,79,990 in India for the RTX 3060 model. It is available to purchase from online and offline retailers.

Concluding Thoughts

Asus has chosen the Intel 12th Gen Core i7 chip, which is less power efficient than Ryzen 5000H series processor. However, the 12th Gen Intel i9/i7 is faster than the AMD Ryzen 5900H in gaming performance. However, the Intel chips also consume more energy and dissipate more heat. Nevertheless, this is a true gaming beast.

Processor Benchmarks Intel Vs AMD
Desktop Processor Benchmarks for Reference

Don’t expect lower temperatures or very long battery life despite the 90 WHr battery capacity. You can turn off the MUX switch and let the internal GPU do the basic tasks when not gaming to prolong the battery life. It is not only excellent for gaming but is ideal for photo or video editing, considering a powerful Intel processor, expandable ram support, and color-accurate display.

The better build quality and excellent display, DDR5 Ram makes it more expensive than other laptops with similar specs.

PROS
  • An amazing display with a 165 Hz refresh rate
  • The Intel 12700H is an incredible processor with 14 Cores and 20 threads.
  • The 16 GB RAM is more than sufficient for gaming, but people looking for editing and other workflows can expand it up to 40 GB.
CONS
  • Eye Watering Price – Not for everyone. At least I can’t afford it.
  • A 1080P display would have been better with the RTX 3060 to push higher FPS.

Source – Asus Official Website

The Taiwanese Tech Giant ASUS has announced the release of three new Zephyrus series laptops that includes Zephyrus S15, Zephyrus S17, and Zephyrus M15.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S17 (GX703)

Asus Zephyrus S15
Asus Zephyrus

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S17 has recently got a refresh, but the new laptop will commercially launch in a couple of months.

The biggest upgrades are the presence of the 11th Gen Intel Core i9 11900H processor and Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card.

It comes with an optical-mechanical keyboard. The innovative AAS Plus cooling technology lifts the keyboard at a 5-degree angle to allow airflow, enabling sufficient cooling.

The S17 is manufactured to give you an exceptional gaming performance. This machine is stylish, quiet, slim, and cool to touch.

KEY SPEcifications:

  • Processor – Intel Core i9-11900H, 8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 GHz base speed, 4.90 GHz turbo boost, 24 MB cache memory
  • Screen – 17.3 inches screen size, 3 ms response time, Pantone validated, and DCI-P3 100% color gamut
    • UHD IPS Panel with 120 Hz refresh rate
    • QHD panel with 165 Hz refresh rate and G-sync
  • Graphics card – RTX 3080 with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • RAM – up to 48 GB DDR4 (3200 MHz) SDRAM (16 GB onboard)
  • Storage – 3* PCIe gen 4*4 SSD slot M.2 up to 2 TB
  • Keyboard – Per-key RGB optical-mechanical and AURA sync
  • Battery – 90 WHr
  • Audio – Dual 1 W tweeters with Smart Amp and Dolby Atmos
  • Weight – 2.6 kg
  • Dimension – 394*264*199 mm
  • Ports – HDMI 2.0b, 3* USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, RJ45, Thunderbolt 4, card reader, and 3.5 mm combo jack
  • Connectivity – WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2
  • Expected Price – Rs. 2,99,999

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15

ASUS has also introduced the slim and lightweight gaming laptop namely ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15 with a gorgeous design.

The exterior build of the laptop is high-quality polycarbonate. The laptop is available in Two color options of Prism Black and Prism Gray.

Asus Zephyrus M15
Asus Zephyrus M15

Key Specifications and Details:

The M15 comes with 15.6 inches FHD IPS Panel display with 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution. It has a 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time and offers 100% Adobe RGB color space.

The laptop comes with two configurations for processor chipsets i.e. 10th Gen Intel-Core i7-10875H (8 Core) and i7-10750H (6 Core). Sadly, there are no Ryzen variants.

It runs on Windows 10 Operating System.

As far as the GPU is concerned, it offers two choices – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti (LU).

Notably, the memory arrives with up to 32GB DDR4 RAM (Dual-Channel) with a 3200MHz frequency rate.

The internal storage space has 2 * M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 3 * 4 slots with RAID 0 support.

Fueling the device is a large 76Whr battery with Type-C charging support.

The Keyboard is designed Backlit chicklet with RGB lightning, AURA SYNC, and ROG Armoury Crate Key.

The thin and light laptop weighs 1.9kg and has a height of 19.9mm.

The ports comprise of a Thunderbolt 3, 1 * USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 2 * USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0b, 2 * audio/microphone jack, 1 * RJ45, Kensington Lock, Display Port 1.4, and Power Delivery 3.0. The speakers arrive with Smart AMP, ESS, Hires technology.

Price and availability

The starting price of the ASUS ROG M15 laptop in India is INR 1,39,990. The laptop will be available from Asus retailers, Amazon, Flipkart, Reliance, Croma, and Vijay Sales.

Asus has also recently launched the ROG Flow X13 and Asus Zephyrus G15 Gaming Laptops.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603) – 2021

ASUS ROG zephyrus M16 gaming laptop

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 is a stylish gaming laptop and comes with a lustrous Prismatic film visible through CNC-milled perforations.

This laptop offers extra portability with its slim and light body chassis.

It comes with a 3D mic array system, which captures clear audio and the 2-way AI Noise cancellation eliminates background sound.

Powering the machine is the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 -11800H with eight cores and 16 threads.

The M16 offers three GPU variants – RTX 3070, RTX 3060, and RTX 3050 Ti.

The laptop is available with a 144 Hz refresh rate and has a 100% sRGB color gamut. Also, it has a massive battery capacity (90 Whr) that can last long.

Let’s check out the detailed Specs below:

KEY SPEcifications:

  • Processor – two alternatives with H-series Intel Core 11th gen processor
    • Intel Core i7-11800H, 8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 GHz base frequency, 4.60 maximum speed, 24 MB cache
    • Intel Core i9-11900H, 8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 GHz base speed, 4.90 GHz turbo boost, 24 MB cache memory
  • Screen – 16 inches IPS level panel, 16:10 aspect ratio, 3 ms response time

Two options are available for the screen:

  • 1920*1200p resolution – 144 Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB (only 3050Ti model)
  • 2560*1600p resolution – 165 Hz refresh rate and 100% DCI-P3

Graphics card – Offers 3 alternatives

  • RTX 3050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • RTX 3060 with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • RTX 3070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM

Source – Asus ROG Laptops

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