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Sexy Beast: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

Good-looking with lots of horsepower: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15
Good-looking with lots of horsepower: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15
Asus combines beauty and speed into a successful blend in the Zephyrus G15. The compact 15-inch gaming device is available with a white case and a GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU.

With the Zephyrus G15 GA503Q, Asus sells a slim and pleasantly light high-end laptop that can access some very powerful components. Besides a Ryzen 9 5900HS that makes Intel's competition look old, a GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU is on board, whereby Asus focuses on the lower TGP range (80 watts + 20 watts Dynamic Boost). As a result, the 15-inch laptop often barely computes any faster than older RTX 2080 (Super) Max-Q laptops.

Nevertheless, most games can be enjoyed smoothly at 60 FPS and higher in the native resolution of 2560x1440. In general, the WQHD display is one of the absolute highlights of the Zephyrus G15. Especially the color-space coverage (86% AdobeRGB) shows the competition who's in charge. Meanwhile, gamers will enjoy FreeSync and the 165 Hz display. Battery life is above average as well (maximum 12 hours).

There's not as much reason to be happy about when it comes to noise development in 3D mode and some of the equipment decisions (no webcam, partly soldered RAM).

All further strengths and weaknesses can be found in our review.

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Florian Glaser, 2021-02- 4 (Update: 2021-02- 2)