Asus ROG Zephyrus take gaming laptops to new heights with the M16 and S17

Two new premium gaming laptops with new Tiger Lake-H chips add to ROG’s lineup

Asus ROG Zephyrus S17
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Asus has unveiled a host of updates at its Republic of Gamers Unleash the Tiger Inside event. Among them were two new Zephyrus models, the M16 and M17 gaming laptops. Asus tells us that like the tiger, these machines can blend into their surroundings but are very powerful. Well, they are certainly powerful, but I wouldn’t write off their looks either.

The ROG Zephyrus S17 is a serious gaming machine with a huge 17-inch screen – of which you can have in WQHD 165Hz or a 4K 120Hz version. The screen bezels have been kept to a minimum, giving this an 88% screen-to-body ratio, while the body remains ultra-thin too, at just 19.9mm.

It features Intel’s new 11th gen i9 H-series and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series graphics (up to 3080). There’s 3x 1TB SSD storage and 16GB of RAM onboard but the capacity to upgrade to a maximum of 48GB.

Asus ROG Zephyrus S17

Asus ROG Zephyrus S17

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It also features a rising keyboard, with a 5-degree tilt to allow for easier access to the keys. And, by doing so, it increases the access to the cooling system behind it. There are LED lights behind the keys and a new larger touchpad too.

Meanwhile, the ROG Zephyrus M16 fits a 16-inch 165Hz WQXGA display into a 15-in body, thanks to some of the thinnest bezels we’ve seen, giving it a 94% screen-to-body ratio. Like the S17 it features the latest 11th gen Intel Core i9 H-series CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series (up to 3070) GPU.

While there’s no rising keyboard here, there is still four-zone RGB lighting and a 125% larger touchpad than last year’s model. Storage is up to 2TB with all models featuring 16GB RAM onboard and capacity for up to 48GB.

You can watch the full event on the Asus ROG website and enter the ROG Citadel to virtually explore the new products. Prices and availability are still to be confirmed for these new models.

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16

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