Thin light and discreet, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503QM-008T is a creator-oriented gaming laptop capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card which also speeds up multimedia processing to the image of the AMD Octo Core Ryzen 5 Cezanne processor and the right amount of powerful RAM. This computer also benefits from a 15-inch IPS WQHD Pantone 100% DCI-P3 anti-glare screen that displays faithful colors and improves fluidity in games with its frequency of 165Hz. Designed for playing and creating, this portable PC with its 9-hour battery life benefits from enhanced responsiveness by a fast 1TB SSD as well as an RGB backlit chiclet keyboard as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB connectivity. -VS.
Specifications of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503QM-008T
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” WQHD LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% DCI-P3 Pantone 300cd / m² 1000: 1 (2560×1440, anti-glare / matt)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS Cezanne (2.8 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 1 free M.2 slot NVMe / SATA combo|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||4 speakers (2×2.5W) 2 tweeter (2x2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||9 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.9 Kg / 355 x 243 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503QM-008T
Openable 180 ° completely flat, this thin and light laptop, rechargeable to 50% in 30 minutes, has a rather discreet look for a gaming laptop PC, of which it nevertheless takes up the codes with its dark design with angular lines.
It is cooled by 2 Arc Flow fans (84 blades), 6 heat pipes, ventilation grilles and Thermal Grizzly thermal paste.
This gaming laptop PC is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its 2 USB-C (compared to 1 usually), its wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports as well as its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard does not have a numeric keypad on the right, although it is a standard 15-inch. It is unfortunate that Asus does not offer its NumPad technology here to compensate for this absence, because it allows the touchpad to be converted into a tactile numeric keypad if necessary.
In any case, the chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit, which is very practical for discerning its keys in the dark.
The screen is distinguished by its frequency of 165Hz which reinforces the fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard, which is further improved by the latency limited to 3ms, which is therefore attractive to gamers.
Creators will be seduced by the fact that the screen displays colors much more faithful than the average because it adopts 100% DCI-P3 Pantone and IPS characteristics also ensuring significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles.
In addition, the screen adopts a QHD definition superior to Full HD and very well suited to High Definition content such as videos due to its 16: 9 format. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503QM-008T
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503QM-008T can appeal to those looking for a versatile 15-inch performance thin and light notebook PC oriented creation and game but also nomadic.
Easy to transport thanks to its thinness and its contained weight, this computer will interest the nomads because in terms of battery life, it can hold approximately 9 hours of operation on battery in light use.
However, this discreet designer-oriented gaming laptop PC delivers overall power capable of satisfying demanding users. Because it integrates an AMD Cezanne APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800HS processor associated with 16 GB of RAM.
These components guarantee much faster processing than a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, the difference being particularly noticeable in areas that are greedy in CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
Multimedia processing is further accelerated by the dedicated high-end GeForce RTX 3060 NVIDIA Ampere graphics card with ray tracing, under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere.
The GeForce RTX 3060 is also well supported by the core of this thin and light computer in gaming. Moreover, this GPU is capable of running recent titles, which will interest players.
On-board NVIDIA Optimus technology activates the GeForce RTX 3060 when the performance of the AMD Radeon Vega 8 solution housed within the Octo Core Ryzen 7 is insufficient to perform the requested tasks.
More efficient than the UHD 630 of Intel processors, the Vega 8 is preferred as far as possible because it is energy efficient which promotes battery life.
The GeForce RTX 3060 is therefore activated to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Vega 8, for example to play. With either of these graphics solutions, you can obviously watch photos and videos.
The on-board SSD storage clearly reinforces the responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a hard drive. For example, it guarantees much faster game / software launches, processing and starts / stops, or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and silent. Here the SSD offers a large capacity of 1 TB rivaling without worry with what hard disks offer.
In addition, it is possible to upgrade this laptop in terms of storage since an M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD.
Finally, keep in mind that this designer-oriented gaming laptop PC is noisy and heats up when pushed hard (eg: treatments, games): in these conditions, we should therefore avoid using it on a duvet or on the knees. But that’s the usual lot of thin and light computers housing powerful, energy-hungry components.