ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS G15 Review: The ideal 15.6- inch laptop


As of now, the best gaming laptop is touted to be the latest Asus G15. It is a super-powerful laptop that runs on an equally powerful processor. 

Moreover, it comes with 1 TB and 32 GB RAM. Apart from that, you get an FHD display and FreeSync with 165 Hz. Coming to the exterior of G15, well, it’s a premium laptop in terms of its overall appearance. 

Its white variant is what impressed us the most. And the aluminum cover gives the body more depth and stability. However, bear in mind that it’s not heavy or bulky in terms of its weight. 

Key specifications of ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS G15

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 9
  • GPU: Nvidia RTX 3080
  • Memory: 32GB
  • Storage: 1TB 
  • Screen display: 15.6”
  • Dimensions: 14.0 x 9.6 x 0.8”
  • Weight: 1.9 kg
  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • USB Ports: 4 USB 3.0 ports 

Pros and Cons of ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS G15

Pros
  • Sturdy aluminium body
  • Comes with 32 GB RAM
  • Dual fans for cooling
  • Long battery life
  • Wide and responsive touchpad
Cons
  • Lacks Thunderbolt 3
  • Doesn’t come with a front built in camera
  • The keyboard could be wider
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Connectivity options 

Coming to the wired and wireless connectivity options for G15, what you get is an excellent section of ports at an affordable price. 

Here, you get a single audio jack, one Kensington slot for added security, a single HDMI alongside an SD card reader. 

The only downside is that you will have to deal with is the unavailability of Thunderbolt 3. Those who look for multiple connectivity options will be disappointed by it. 

But considering the sleek design of this laptop, one cannot expect every single type of connectivity option to be present. 

Moving on to the USB connectivity options, you get a set of USB Type-A and C respectively.

Built quality 

Coming to the built quality of this gaming beast, you are bound to be overwhelmed with the durability this laptop offers to its users. 

To put it straight, it’s as solid as a rock. Period. The cooling system is also super responsive like other flagship laptops of Asus. 

Its ventilation system features two identical cooling fans through which air comes out and cools down all the internal components of your device via its cooling vents. 

Your laptop stays cool during heavy workloads and you can use it for prolonged periods without overheating the base of your laptop. 

Warranty 

Considering that this is a new model that Asus has launched at the beginning of this year, it still comes with a good brand warranty of 2 years. 

Therefore, if you are still skeptical about buying a newly released laptop, then the warranty will cover everything for you, quite literally!

Keyboard layout 

The only thing which has divided this laptop’s users into separate groups is its keyboard. For a multifunctional gaming laptop, the size of the keyboard isn’t too wide. The keys aren’t deep enough. 

And to be honest, the layout is way too confusing. Several keys on the keyboard are also missing alongside their labels. It is backlit and is excessively bright. 

You cannot view the keys properly in broad daylight. You will need to do several modifications and customizations in the default keyboard settings to make it work for you. 

Touchpad 

The only saving grace is the gigantic touchpad. The wide touchpad is not something that you get on every other laptop that you see online. 

And if you get your hands on this, then consider yourself among the lucky ones. 

Your wrist rests perfectly on the smooth touchpad where the multi-touch sensor makes your typing experience even more smooth and uninterrupted.

Display

The wide FHD display gives you a crystal clear display. Be it any task, the display doesn’t fail to impress. 

For pro editing, designing and creating digital illustrations, this is a great investment for freelancers. The color brightness, hues, saturation, and RGB levels all sync in properly with each other. 

You get more vivid and saturated images without losing clarity in the detail.

Storage options 

For storage, there is an option of 1TB available which is more than enough to store your important files and folders. You also get an M.2 slot to upgrade your system. 

But, considering the built-in storage of this laptop, an external storage option is something you will only get to use if you are not planning to store an ample amount of data in your device.

Sound quality 

If you prefer bass over natural sound, then this laptop is just for you. Here, you get three pairs of built-in speakers instead of a single one. You don’t have to use any external speakers or headphones as the bass is perfect for listening to music or watching movies online.

Battery performance 

Exceptional battery performance is synonymous with Asus laptops. From time to time, it keeps reinventing itself by improving the battery life in its laptops. 

Limited battery performance is a thing of the past. With newer gaming laptops, you get a long battery life which is not less than 7 hours. And same goes for this laptop as well. 

You get the best charge ever without any lags or hiccups. And if you are looking for a device to use while traveling, then look no further as Asus G15 is here to stay!

In Conclusion 

So far, the best of Asus G15 is the WQHD panel. Other than that, you get a handful of features at its best. For example, the built-in speakers, battery performance, and built quality work wonder for enhancing your productivity. The only downside is probably the unavailability of a front cam. We wish if this variant included one in the front. The price of this laptop isn’t decided yet. It will fluctuate a lot considering the ever-increasing demand for gaming laptops post-COVID 19. 

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