The G15 is reasonably unassuming as gaming laptops go—it doesn’t feel huge or bulky, and there’s a thankful minimum of SuPeR 31337 bling. [credit:
Jim Salter ]
Recently, we managed to get our hands on an Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 laptop. We had to do it just like anybody else does, by finding one and buying it retail. That’s notable because this laptop combines AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HS processor with an Nvidia RTX 3070 Mobile GPU, a combination that means this device sells out extremely quickly.
Make no mistake, the RTX 3070 in this year’s AMD-powered Zephyrus is a distinct step up. Last year, if you wanted an RTX 3000 series GPU in a laptop, you had to settle for an Intel CPU to go with it.
|Specs at a glance: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503, as tested|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|CPU||3.0GHz 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS (4.5GHz boost)|
|GPU||AMD Radeon 8 core / Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 MaxQ|
|SSD||SK Hynix M.2 NVMe PCIe3.0 1TB|
|Display||1440p WQHD, non-glare, 165Hz, adaptive sync|
|Price as tested||$1,800 at Best Buy|
This year’s Ryzen-powered Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is almost everything we’d want in a gaming laptop. Beastly CPU? Check. Beastly GPU? Check. Full-size wired LAN port? Check. Loud speakers? Absolutely. 1440p display with high refresh? Yes. Even the storage on this laptop—a model of SK Hynix NVMe SSD we’d never seen before—is blistering fast.