The Republic of Games (ROG) series of laptops from Asus are feature-packed gaming laptops with a slim form factor. We were impressed with the last few iterations of this series and were excited to check out the upgraded 2022 version of the best seller of the series, the M16.
The first thing that impressed us during our Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 review was how slim and lightweight the laptop is, considering its high-level gaming performance. The 2022 upgrade comes with the latest Intel 12th Generation i9 chip powering the operations coupled with NVIDIA’s RTX 3000Ti series GPU.
In the following sections of this Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 review, we will look at some of the most impressive aspects of this gaming laptop. We will also talk about some things that could have been better and whether the computer is worth the hype. So, let’s get right to it.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 specs
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 spec sheet is quite impressive. Here is a rundown of the impressive specs of the 2022 model of this laptop.
|Screen||16-inch WQXGA (Resolution 2560 x 1600), |
Aspect ratio: 16:10
MUX Switch + Optimus, Dolby Vision
|Processor||12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H Processor|
|Wi-Fi and Bluetooth||Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax)|
Bluetooth 5.2 (Dual-band)
|Graphics card||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti 8GB DDR6 Laptop GPU|
|RAM||16GB DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM On-Board|
Max Capacity: 48GB, Support dual-channel memory
|Storage||1TB NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD|
|Ports||1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack|
1x HDMI 2.0b
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort™ / power delivery
1x RJ45 LAN port
1x Thunderbolt™ 4 support DisplayPort™ / power delivery
1 x card reader (microSD) (UHS-II)
|OS||Windows 11 Home Edition|
The 16 gigs of DDR5 SO-DIM RAM clocking in at 4800MHz is another highlight of the Asus M16 specs and is perfect for playing games. If you wish to expand the memory, the Asus M16 spec sheet gives you an extra slot for another RAM stick.
The 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD is fast and has an impressive head dissipation system onboard.
In our Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 review, we found the CPU of this laptop to be very powerful, scoring an impressive 1940 (single-core) and 14280 (multicore) on the CPU testing software Geekbench 5. The CPU is based on a 7nm architecture with 14 cores, 20 threads, and 24M cache; it is a significant upgrade over the last generation l Asus ROG Zephyrus laptop.
Asus M16 battery life is about average. The laptop has a large-sized 90Wh Li-ion battery capable of fast charging. You can also charge the laptop via the Thunderbolt 4 port if you lose the charger.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 design
One of the strong points of the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 specs is its slim and thin design. The entire laptop is made from a metallic shell and feels solid. There is a rather small ROG logo on the laptop’s lid that has a mirror effect.
The screen is a gorgeous 16 inches IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It is a full 2.5K panel with a resolution of 2560*1600p and a refresh rate of 165Hz. The display is perfect for playing games thanks to its high refresh rate and 500 nits of peak brightness. With an impressive 94% screen-to-body ratio, it is one of the few gaming laptops that don’t look like chunky pieces of metal.
The panel covers 80.8% Adobe RGB color gamut and 99.8% sRGB color gamut, which should be more than enough to give you an immersive gaming experience.
The display also houses an infrared camera for Windows Hello face recognition system.
The touchpad and keyboard are also good. With a distance of 1.7 mm, the chiclet style keyboard is quite pleasant to type on, although there is no dedicated num pad. The keyboard is backlit and has three brightness levels, but cranking it up all the way will surely affect Asus M16 battery life.
Another feature that we were pleased with during our Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 review was the trackpad. It is now 20% larger than the previous model and features Windows precision drivers for increased accuracy.
Our Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 review found the notebook a perfect overall laptop whether you are a gamer or need a high-performance machine. We were impressed with the slim and light form factor and the sheer power of the computer. If you are looking for an upgrade to your existing gaming laptop, the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) can be a great option.