Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603HM-211.ZM16
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603HM-211.ZM16
Source: The Verge
As a complete package, the Asus Zephyrus M16 is an acceptable improvement over its predecessor purely from the perspective of its hardware. Asus has done a good job keeping the M16 competitive in the realm of performance. Still, many of the issues we had with the previous model remain — namely, the battery life and how audible it can get when under load. The M16 would be easier to recommend if not for the existence of the updated G15, which we have yet to test but will likely top our list of gaming laptops based on how well prior versions of it have performed. If you need a laptop for a variety of creative applications, the M16 would be the wiser investment. However, if you’re in the market for a gaming laptop, the Ryzen-equipped 2021 model of the G15 with an RTX 3070 is available for $1,849.99 and an RTX 3080 for $2,199.99, making it a better value purely for gaming.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal
To conclude this review, I have really enjoyed my time with the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16. Form its powerful performance, amazing display, to its stellar build quality, almost everything about this laptop makes it a worthy option in its price segment. Yes, you can get other RTX 3060-powered laptops at much cheaper prices, but their build and display quality are not as good as this one. And the top-of-the-line Intel CPU here delivers stellar performance too. Thus, if you are a gamer and a content creator, the M16 can fulfill both of your requirements. Also, I find Asus’s Armory Crate app to be quite well-made compared to others.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Source: The Verge
In a vacuum, there’s nothing particularly objectionable about the Zephyrus M16. The exceptional 16:10 display and the, well, existence of a webcam are great additions — and they make the M16 more pragmatic as a primary work driver than other gaming laptops in its class. The addition of Thunderbolt and Intel-specific features like Quick Sync will be icing on the cake for creative professionals who won’t be able to find those benefits in an AMD system. However, the M16 is still a Zephyrus. It’s not intended to be a primary work driver or for coffee-shop creatives; it is, first and foremost, a gaming laptop. And it’s too expensive for its performance. It provides a weaker GPU, worse battery life, and a significantly worse battery-gaming experience than comparably priced AMD systems. You’re paying for this webcam and incredible screen not only with extra money but also with frame rates. That doesn’t mean there’s no audience for the M16. The screen, the upgraded ports, and the webcam aren’t trivial bonuses.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2021
Those looking to buy one of the best possible gaming laptops will want to consider the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU603). It’s pricey but delivers lightning-fast performance in a lightweight, portable PC. The only thing that lets it down is the battery life, but in literally every other area this laptop is excellent.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 is a beauty. From its performance and 16-inch display to its battery life and clicky keyboard, this baby is worth considering if you're on the market for a gaming laptop. However, $1,849 might be too pricey for some, especially those who want to prioritize the GPU or the CPU. If so, consider the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE, which offers the same GPU but for more than $400 less. Keep in mind that you’d be dropping to a 14-inch display with an inferior CPU, less storage and a lower resolution display. Overall, the Zephyrus M16 is a truly badass gaming laptop worth your time and money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
Lisa Gade reviews the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16, a 16” thin and light gaming laptop that also targets creatives. The M16 runs on Intel’s 11th gen 8-core Tiger Lake Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs with Thunderbolt 4 and PCIe 4.0. The notebook PC has NVIDIA RTX graphics and a striking 16:10 aspect ratio QHD+ display with full P3 color gamut. It uses the same chassis as the AMD Ryzen-based Zephyrus G15 and has a healthy selection of ports. A 90WHr battery, single zone RGB keyboard backlighting and a subtle colorful lid effect via reflective mylar underneath are standard. We look at benchmarks, thermals and gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2021
Source: Hot Hardware
Once again, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 doesn't have the longest endurance, but it still lasted a full hour and 44 more minutes running this torture-test of a battery benchmark. More often than not, the battery is meant to be more of an uninterruptable power supply in a gaming notebook, but it seems that ASUS did a nice job balancing endurance and performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2021
Source: MuyComputer ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 95% mobility: 70% workmanship: 95%
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: High gaming performance; powerful hardware; excellent display; great connectivity; slim size; light weight; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/27/2021
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i9-11900H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores clock with 2.5 - 4.9 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 cores at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured in the 10nm SuperFin (improved 10nm) process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
79.83%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.