Asus is bringing its compact and portable gaming laptops into 2023 with the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16. The laptop sports the latest-gen hardware, from Intel’s Raptor Lake processors to Nvidia’s 4000 series graphics cards.
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The 2023 model of the Zephyrus M16 is a significant update from its previous iterations. Looking at the device, it’s not instantly obvious, but all the improvements are on the inside. An improved thermal system allows for more powerful components, like the ROG Strix Scar line, that put it right up there with its full-sized counterparts.
Pricing and Availability: What is the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 price in UAE?
Asus has announced that the refreshed Zephyrus M16 is now available in the UAE. This compact gaming machine has prices on the top end of the spectrum- yes, it’s an expensive laptop.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 maxes out with the RTX 4090, so you can expect to pay close to AED 20,000 if you’re looking for the added performance the hardware will provide.
|ROG Zephyrus M16 (2023)||ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022)|
|Dimensions||355 x 246 x 22.9 mm||355 x 243 x 19.9 mm|
|Weight||2.10 kg||2.00 kg|
|Screen Size||16-inch ROG Nebula HDR Mini LED||16-inch ROG Nebula IPS Display|
|Screen Refresh Rate||240 Hz3ms Response Time||165 Hz3ms Response Time|
|Display Resolution||QHD+ 2560 x 1600 pixels||QHD+ 2560 x 1600 pixels|
|Processor||Intel Core i9-13900H||Intel Core i9-12900H|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080145W TGP||Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 TiNvidia GeForce RTX 3070Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti120W TGP|
|Memory||Up to 64GB Dual-Channel DDR5 SO-DIMM||Up to 48GB Dual-Channel DDR5 SO-DIMM|
|Storage||Up to 2TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD||Up to 2TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Pro||Windows 11 Home|
|Battery||90 WHr Li-ion||90 WHr Li-ion|
|Camera||1080p FHD IR Camera with Windows Hello Support||720p FHD IR Camera with Windows Hello Support|
|Available Ports||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A1 x USB Gen 1 Type-C1 x Thunderbolt 4 (supports display and power)1 x HDMI 2.1 FRL1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack1 x microSD Card Reader1 x DC-in||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A1 x USB Gen 1 Type-C1 x Thunderbolt 4 (supports display and power)1 x HDMI 2.11 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack1 x RJ-451 x DC-in|
|Audio||6-way Speaker SystemDolby Atmos||4-way Speaker SystemDolby Atmos|
|Connectivity Options||Up to Wi-Fi 6EUp to Bluetooth 5.2||Up to Wi-Fi 6EUp to Bluetooth 5.2|
Design and Build
The capability to use 13th-gen Intel Core i9 processors and the RTX 4090 means that the ROG Zephyrus M16 is a couple of millimetres thicker than last year’s model. It’s also several grams heavier. However, in the grand scheme of all things compact and portable gaming laptops, these are minor compared to the performance bump it enjoys over its predecessor.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 is a laptop you can comfortably and confidently carry in your arms as you travel or commute. The design has not changed much, and you can expect the boxy-shaped chassis from previous models.
An interesting feature that you’ll find on the lid of the Zephyrus M16 is Asus’ Anime Matrix which adds a bit of personality to an otherwise classy and professional laptop.
Asus offers the Zephyrus M16 with several panel options. The base option has a QHD+ IPS panel similar to the 2022 version. However, a Mini LED Nebula HDR display is available who want top-of-the-line components.
The Nebula HDR Mini LED panel is the highlight of this machine as it provides up to 1200 nits of peak brightness with 1024 dimming zones and runs at 240Hz. You’ll also enjoy 100% DCI-P3 colour coverage for an optimum content creation and consumption experience.
Performance and Hardware
The 2023 version of the Zephyrus M16 remains an Intel and Nvidia affair. The laptop can have the latest 13th-gen Intel processors up to the Core i9-13900H. As for graphics, it can go all the way with the RTX 4090, although you can get configurations with the RTX 4080.
Other processor and graphics card combos might become available, but Asus has not yet announced those.
The Zephyrus M16 2023 has a completely updated motherboard adding a RAM slot and an M.2 NVMe SSD slot. These additions allow the laptop to have up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM and 4TB of high-speed SSD storage.
Powerful components also need a cooling solution to match. The Zephyrus M16 has updated its thermal system to accommodate an additional cooling fan bumping the number to three from two.
A full-width heatsink optimizes the cooling capability of the laptop, allowing it to dissipate all that heat quickly and maintaining top-end performance.
Features to Look Out For
The most notable feature of the Zephyrus M16 is its Anime Matrix allowing you to add some personality to your machine. There are endless customization options available, from custom animations to system notifications.
Running the latest generation Nvidia 4000 series graphics cards has its perks. DLSS3 gives you an advantage over other graphics cards as it can significantly improve performance and increase framerates with the help of AI.
The Zephyrus M16 is not just for gamers; creators can also enjoy the latest hardware with Nvidia Studio drivers that unlock the potential of the latest Nvidia RTX cards.
Battery and Charging
Battery technology also plays a part in the portability of the Zephyrus M16. The 90Wh cell has hours of capacity, especially if you’re using it to surf the web or stream your favourite movies or TV shows.
It has two charging modes, giving you much flexibility throughout the day. If you’re out and about and want to bring your laptop, you can use a USB-C charger to top up on power. However, if you require a quick charge solution, plugging in the power adapter should give you up to 50% battery life in 30 minutes.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 is a significant refresh over its predecessor. The updated internals allow it to accommodate the most powerful chips for performance that don’t match its compact design.