Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 review: A high-end gaming computer

As technology advances, new gaming laptops have begun to combine outstanding performance with mobility. Asus has managed to cram an 11th generation Intel Core i9 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU into the ROG Zephyrus M16, a little laptop that yet provides a 16-inch screen with a refresh rate of 165Hz, a fantastic keyboard, and fantastic speakers.

So, how much are you willing to pay for a gaming laptop that eliminates the need for a heavy-duty gaming desktop? In my evaluation of the ROG Zephyrus M16, I attempted to locate the solution.

Asus has recently added nuance to its Zephyrus portfolio, and the M16 is a good example. The Zephyrus M16 is clearly meant to entice both avid gamers and creative workers, which demonstrates how well this notebook has been created. This all-black polycarbonate laptop crams high-end components into a small form that’s easy to transport while remaining robust and premium at 1.9 kg. There are no sharp edges or bright color schemes like those found on gaming laptops, simply a comfortable-looking notebook capable of running AAA games and “pro-level” programmers.

From the outside, the notebook is extremely lovely. It has 8,000 precision-milled light-reflecting holes. Despite putting so much power into such a little computer, the Zephyrus M16 has all of the necessary interfaces. A power port, full-size HDMI 2.0b, Ethernet, USB-A, two USB-C ports (one of which is USB 3.2 and the other is Thunderbolt 4), and a 3.5mm input/output for headphones and microphones are included. A microSD card slot and another USB-A port may be found on the notebook’s right side. So, in essence, the ROG Zephyrus M16 may be converted into a full-fledged multi-monitor workstation.