ASUS Republic of Gamers has unleashed a slew of their latest gaming laptops that include refreshed variants of their most popular models with many featuring Intel’s new H-45 series processors and the new NVIDIA RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti graphics cards.
Among the new laptops coming to Malaysia are the ROG Zephyrus M16, a refreshed ROG Zephyrus G14, the ROG Strix G15 Electro Punk edition and its more mainstream Strix G15 and G16 siblings, the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 and the ASUS TUF Dash F15.
Here’s how the new range of ROG gaming laptops stack up, what hardware they come with and the variants that will come to Malaysia along with the most important question of all – how much they cost and estimated arrival dates.
ROG Zephyrus M16 price and specifications Malaysia
The ROG Zephyrus M16 is the world’s first 4-sided narrow bezel gaming laptop and has 4.6mm thin bezels on every side of the display, including the bottom bezel too.
For Malaysia, the ROG Zephyrus M16 will come in two potential configurations. The first that will be coming by the end of June is designated as the Zephyrus M16 GU603H-MK8043TS and will come with a 16-inch WQXGA resolution display with 165Hz 3ms display and a 16:10 aspect ratio with 100% DCI-P3.
Powering this variant is the new Intel 11th Gen i9-11900H processor paired with 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 1TB NVME PCIe SSD and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM and a TGP or 80W.
The second potential ROG Zephyrus M16 variant will arrive by the end of July, designated as Zephyrus M16 GU603H-RK8037TS.
This version will feature a similar 16-inch WQXGA resolution display with 165Hz 3ms display and a 16:10 aspect ratio with 100% DCI-P3 as the first variant along with a similar 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900H processor but features a more powerful GeForce RTX3070 graphics card with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM and an 80W TGP, double the RAM at 32GB and a 2TB NVME PCIe SSD.
Of note is that the ROG Zephyrus M16, in all variants will feature six speakers with dual force-cancelling woofers enhanced with Dolby Atmos tech along with a 90Wh battery.
Purchases of either version of the ROG Zephyrus M16 gets you several free gifts that include an ROG backpack, an ROG Chakram gaming mouse and a Type-C 100W adaptor to power it.
According to ASUS, there is no price as yet for the Zephyrus M16 but it will be furnished closer to its launch date.
ROG Zephyrus G14 price and specifications Malaysia
The ROG Zephyrus G14 will come in four potential configurations for Malaysia, all of which are powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS-series 3.0GHz processor with an end-May arrival date.
The top of the line version is the Zephyrus G14 GA401Q-EK2023TS. You get a 14-inch WQHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate with 100% DCI-P3 and Adaptive Sync support with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD.
For gaming, it features a GeForce RTX3050 Ti graphics card with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM and 75W TGP. This version is priced at RM6,499 and also throws in a free ROG Impact gaming mouse.
The top lid also notably features their AniMe Matrix LED lighting that you can use to display messages and pithy quotes on demand. You also get a bunch of free gifts that include an ROG sleeve, a Type-C 100W AC adapter, an ROG Impact gaming mouse and a free copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019.
The other three variants all have the same AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS processor but downgrade the display to a 14-inch Full HD display with 144Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB with Adaptive Sync, feature 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB PCIE SSD as well as a free copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019.
Two of these variants come with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 card with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM (max 75W TGP) and an AniMe matrix top lid and differ primarily in colour choice with either Eclipse Gray (designated as model GA401Q-CHZ083TS) or Moonlight White (designated as model GA401Q-CHZ066TS) for RM5,699.
The entry level version with the model number Zephyrus G14GA401Q-HHZ078TS has a GTX 1650 card with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM with 65W TGP and features a conventional top lid for RM4,799.
One thing to note is that save for the entry level version with the GTX 1650 card, the other three variants of the ROG Zephyrus G14 not only pack the default AC charging adapter but a free 100W Type-C AC charger too. All versions will come with a free ROG sleeve to tote it around as well.
ROG Strix G15/G17
The ROG Strix series comes in three versions – two smaller 15.6-inch variants and one larger 17.3-inch variant.
The larger one, designated as ROG Strix G17 G713Q-CHX022T features a 17.3-inch Full HD 144Hz Adaptive Sync display, an AMD Ryzen 7-5800H 3.2GHz CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM with a spare RAM slot, a 512GB SSD with a spare SSD bay and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM and 95W TGP. This version costs RM4,599
The two smaller variants are a ROG Strix G15 G513Q-CHN020T with a 15.6-inch Full HD, 144Hz display with Adaptive Sync, 8GB DDR4 RAM with a spare RAM slot, a 512GB NVME PCIe SSD and an extra SSD bay and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card with a 4GB GDDR6 VRAM and 95W TGP. This version costs RM4,499
The second variant, designated as G513Q-CHN019T is mostly similar save for the fact that it features an AMD Ryzen 5-5600H 3.3GHz processor with it costing RM4,199. All three variants are slated for arrive near the end of May 2021.
ROG Strix G15 Electro Punk Edition
The ROG Strix G15 Electro Punk edition is a refresh of its predecessor with better hardware and features a different paint job from the rest of its Strix G15 siblings with Electro Punk pink speckled armour caps and trim.
In terms of hardware, the ROG Strix G15 Electro Punk edition comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz display, an AMD Ryzen 7-5800H 3.2GHz CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM and 95W TGP, 8GB DDR4 RAM with a spare RAM slot and a 512GB SSD.
It also ships with a ROG Pink backpack, an ROG Pink Impact Gaming mouse and an Electro Punk mousepad with a slated arrival date of end May 2021 and priced at RM4,799.
ASUS TUF Dash F15
The refreshed ASUS TUF Dash F15 series is slated for arrival sometime in May with two colour variants which have identical specifications with your choice of either the existing Eclipse Gray finish (aka FX516P-EHN006T) and the new Moonlight White finish (aka FX516P-EHN007T) with the legendary MIL-STD-810H toughness that the TUF range are known for.
The TUF Dash F15, regardless of colour features a 15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz display with Adaptive Sync, an Intel Core i7-11370H processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB NVME PCIe SSD and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM and 65W TGP. This clocks in at RM4,799 for either colour and is coming in May 2021.
ASUS TUF Gaming F15
The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 features 3 distinct variants. The top of the line version, designated as TUF Gaming F15 FX506H-MHN103T has a 15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz display with Adaptive Sync support, uses the new Intel Core i7-11800H 2.3GHz processor, features 16GB RAM with an additional empty RAM slot for upgrades, a 512GB SSD with a spare bay and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM and 95W TGP. This variant retails for RM5,599.
Slightly lower down the totem pole is the TUF Gaming F15 and TUF Gaming F17. Both have otherwise identical specifications but differ only in terms of display with the F15 featuring a 15.6-inch FHD 144Hz display with Adaptive Sync and the larger F17 a larger 17.3-inch FHD 144Hz display with Adaptive Sync as well.
Both come with an Intel Core i5-11400H 2.7GHz processor, 8GB RAM with a spare slot, 512GB SSD with a spare slot, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM and 65W TGP. The F15 retails for RM4,199 while the larger F17 retails for RM4,299.