Rather than simply stay with ho-hum speed protrusions — though it definitely has rolled out the particular new 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake-H CPUs and in some instances, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 series GPUs — Asus has additionally spiffed up the particular designs associated with several of its gaming notebooks. In some cases, the improvements are dramatic, such because a complete overhaul that will includes bringing the lift-up keyboard from the ZenBook towards the ROG Zephyrus S17. In others the variations are a little a lot more subtle, like the more streamlined profile and colorful cover from the Zephyrus M16, which usually also graduates to the 16-inch display in the particular same size chassis because the M15 thanks in order to the ubiquitous bezel reduce ray and 16:ten aspect-ratio fairy dust. The company also announced updates to its TUF F15 and F17 gaming laptops.


The slim 17-inch S17’s keyboard lifts up 5 degrees, as the palm sits remain horizontal, to supply a more comfortable keying in experience along with revealing vents that improve the particular airflow. It’s the big change from the prior model, with its awkwardly located, pulled-forward keyboard plus meh touchpad. The key pad is now optomechanical because well, the same 1 that’s used on the particular ROG Strix Scar.

It furthermore upgrades to some six-speaker assortment with two woofers plus Dolby Atmos surround support plus the choice between a G-Sync-enabled 165Hz QHD display screen or a 4K 120Hz display.  

Plus, the brand new model not only provides the webcam, it’s a 1080p version as nicely!

Inside, the S17 improvements to the new Core i9-11900H CPU, along along with all of the accompanying perks, this kind of as PCIe Gen four, Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E and so on. Though it doesn’t use the particular new GPUs — plus it shouldn’t considering that these kinds of are for entry-level within this course — it does in order to Nvidia’s Advanced Optimus for more smart switching between the built-in and discrete GPUs. 

You’re very likely to find the RTX 3050 or 3050 Ti option for the particular Zephyrus M16, which is usually lighter and smaller compared to the particular M15 despite the new 16-inch display through which it gets the name. It too will get a lift, in this particular case Asus’ ErgoLift joint which raises the trunk associated with the laptop when a person open the particular lid; the hinge on the M16 also has flatitude, able of opening a complete 180 degrees. The improved ventilation ErgoLift adds is usually one element of the laptop’s improved air conditioning, which furthermore includes liquid metal heat paste (for better high temperature dissipation from the CPU).


The LED-lit lid that first showed with the G14 motivates the new lid style, but the M16 utilizes more practical and power efficient — but simply no less cool — refractive film that changes colour based on the position and light in the particular environment. 

Like the particular S17, it upgrades in order to a 1080p webcam, six-speaker array, 165Hz 2,560×1,600 screen option (which I’m tempted to begin phoning 1600p), with similar 11th-gen features such as PCIe Genfour, dual Thunderbolt 4 ports and more. Plus, such as the S17, you may configure it with Asus’ HyperDrive Ultimate RAID assortment, comprised of three NVMe SSDs. It will not make use of Advanced Optimus, though.

Other ROG laptops, including the ROG Zephyrus G14 and G15, Zephyrus Duo and Flow X13, will also see several updates to their styles, get QHD screen choices and in some instances AMD Ryzen 5000 H-series processors as well.

The ROG Zephyrus S17 plus M16 are slated in order to ship right at the end of June; we don’t yet possess pricing.