Asus announced the new Asus Zephyrus M16 which is paired with the latest 11th-generation Tiger Lake-H processors that are configurable up to Core i9-11900H.
There are also Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs configurable up to GeForce RTX 3070.
The device has a QHD screen with a refresh rate of 165Hz with an aspect ratio of 16:10, support for adaptive sync and a response time of 3ms.
It is considered unusual to see an aspect ratio of 16:10 in gaming laptops, as it is more common in business and productivity devices, given the additional vertical space it provides.
Asus hopes that the new look will help the Zephyrus line reach other content makers and customers looking for a device that can work and productivity as well as support for games.
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“Asus Zephyrus M16 brings gaming laptops to an audience who never thought of gaming laptops,” said the company’s director of technical marketing for computers.
Asus Zephyrus M16 specifications
The Zephyrus M16 has a 94 percent screen-to-body ratio, which means it includes smaller bezels compared to the Dell XPS 15 and compared to any other consumer laptop in the market.
For comparison, the Razer Blade 15 has a slightly over 80 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The Zephyrus M16 is the most expensive in the G series, and the Intel chip allows for features content makers would appreciate, including Thunderbolt and Quick Sync, as well as the 16:10 aspect ratio.
Intel has worked closely with Asus to provide the Zephyrus M16 with a number of modern features, including Dolby Atmos audio with Intel Smart Sound Technology driver and MS Hybrid Mode.
Intel believes that the CPUs provide enough power to take advantage of a QHD screen with a 165Hz refresh rate.
Intel said the new Tiger Lake chips are better at multi-threaded workloads and outperform the competition on battery life, which is important to the Zephyrus M16 target audience.
This device comes with a chassis that is 19.9 millimeters thick while weighing 1.9 kilograms, which is the successor to the Zephyrus M15 from last year.
And unlike the current Zephyrus models from Asus, the Zephyrus M16 features an integrated webcam.
Other notable features include an RGB-backlit keyboard, and an Ergolift hinge that can open the screen up to 180 degrees.
A liquid metal thermal compound to ensure high performance even under pressure, and a six speaker system with Dolby Atmos technology.
3D microphone array and bidirectional AI noise cancellation system.