16-inch Asus Zephyrus M16 with 11th gen Core i9 now widely available starting at $1849 USD
The 16:10 gaming laptop from Asus offers a larger screen size than the 15.6-inch MSI GS66 while being slightly smaller in overall volume. The new model should be a good middle-ground solution for users who want something larger than a Zephyrus M15 but smaller than the ROG Chimera.
Announced back in May, the Asus Zephyrus M16 is now shipping across major retailers. The model is notable for being one of the very few gaming laptops with a 16-inch 16:10 display as the vast majority of alternatives are 16:9. The recent HP Pavilion 16 is another notable 16-inch gaming laptop, but that model is considered to be of lower-end than the Asus.
Other than its uncommon aspect ratio, the Zephyrus M16 also comes with high-end specifications including up to the Core i9-11900H Tiger Lake-H CPU and GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. It even manages to be ever-so-slightly smaller than the 15.6-inch MSI GS66 in footprint while remaining just 20 mm thick.
See our full review on the Zephyrus M16 to learn more about what the system has to offer. During our time with a unit, we were impressed by the bright and color accurate display as well the integrated six speakers, but the high surface temperatures and Wi-Fi performance could be improved upon for future revisions.
The full official specifications are as listed below.
11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor
Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070
Up to Windows 10 Pro
16-inch WQHD (2560 x 1600), 165Hz/3ms, IPS-level, 100% DCI-P3 display with Adaptive-Sync, Pantone® validation, and Dolby Vision technology
Up to 48GB DDR4 3200MHz
Up to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
Stealth Type keyboard with one-zone RGB or white backlight 1.7mm travel distance Overstroke technology Fingerprint sensor on power key
6 speakers with dual force-canceling woofers and smart amp Dolby Atmos technology Hi-Res certification 3D mic array with Two-way AI Noise Cancelation
USB 4.0 Type-C with Thunderbolt 4, DP1.4, and PD 3.0 support USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DP 1.4 and PD 3.0 support USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A Micro SD (312MB/s) HDMI 2.0b 3.5mm combo Audio jack Kensington Lock RJ45
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