ROG Unveils Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop

True portability

The ROG Zephyrus M16’s offers true portability. At just 19.9mm thin and only 1.9kg, it’s easy to carry under the user’s arm or slip into a backpack. The capacious 90Wh battery offers up to 10 hours of video playback[1], with fast charging technology allowing it to replenish to 50% in only 30 minutes. And Type-C charging capabilities adds further flexibility. While the full-sized adapter is required for maximum performance, the laptop can handle everyday work running off a smaller Type-C adapter or even a portable USB power pack.

In any setting, the Zephyrus M16 communicates professionalism and attention to detail. The Off Black color gives it a neutral look, and fashion-forward detailing complements that tone with the right amount of personality. 8279 CNC-milled perforations in the lid offer glimpses of the shimmering Prismatic Film beneath. Fingerprint-resistant finishes across the magnesium-aluminum chassis help the laptop look clean and fresh even after a day of use. Soft-touch paint keeps the palm rest cool and comfortable under the user’s hands.

The updated 180° ErgoLift hinge offers new possibilities. This hinge raises the rear of the laptop the lid opens, which places the keyboard at a more comfortable typing angle, gives the cooling vents more room to draw in air, and lets the downward-facing speakers deliver more volume. The hinge can rotate back until the M16 sits flat, so users can position the screen at the optimal angle.

 

Studio-quality audio

The Zephyrus M16’s six-speaker system with Dolby Atmos brings games, movies, and music to life. Two tweeters team up with dual force-canceling woofers to produce crisp highs and clear bass. Each woofer comprises two speakers that are slightly offset to cancel each other’s vibrations, reducing unwanted resonance.

The 3D mic array offers recording modes optimized for different scenarios. Cardioid mode captures audio sources immediately in front of the laptop, making the user’s voice loud and clear for streaming and chat. Omnidirectional mode picks up sound from the entire room, making it possible to draw an entire group into a call. Blending the two in stereo mode opens up rich recording opportunities for music creation.

Zephyrus M16

To improve voice chat, advanced Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation removes unwanted sounds from both input and output audio. It can be applied to any device and even customized on a per-app basis, so users can limit noise-canceling to chat apps without affecting in-game sounds. Gamers can communicate better with teammates, creators can record cleaner audio in any environment, and everyone can enjoy clear conversation. Because Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation runs on the CPU, the GPU is free to focus on maximizing frame rates.

[1] Battery tests conducted by ASUS using the default video playback scenario. Test configuration: ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603HR, FHD (WUXGA) 144Hz LCD panel, Intel® Core™ i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070, 1TB PCIe® 4.0 x4 SSD. Test settings: Wi-Fi enabled without connecting Access Point, the display brightness set to 150 nits.


Comprehensive connectivity

Flexible inputs smooth the way for gaming, creative projects, and everyday computing. The Thunderbolt 4 port drives two 4K displays at 60Hz or a single 8K monitor, and it offers lightning-quick access to media and other data on external drives. Users can charge the laptop and other devices through this port, too, including Type-C USB gear.

A separate Type-C port and a pair of Type-A USB ports provide ample room for gaming peripherals and more. WiFi 6 lets users take advantage of faster wireless networks, while the Ethernet jack enables a pristine connection for serious multiplayer gaming. The microSD card reader makes it easy to access media from cameras and other devices.

Comfortable inputs make the Zephyrus M16 a joy to use. The Stealth Type keyboard has a desktop-style layout that feels familiar, and typing noise stays under 30dB, so users can work and play without disturbing anyone nearby. ROG has increased the size of the touchpad by 20% compared to the last generation, and faster processing delivers greater accuracy for an improved tracking experience.

Zephyrus M16 connectivity

An integrated webcam and fingerprint sensor offer convenient tools for logging in and staying in touch. Traditional cameras use either 2DNR technology that analyzes individual frames to correct noise, or 3DNR technology that analyzes frames in sequence to improve fidelity with moving objects. The Zephyrus M16 blends 2DNR and 3DNR technology to ensure users look their best in any situation, even in low-light environments. The fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button offers an especially seamless Windows Hello experience. It briefly caches the user’s fingerprint when they turn on the laptop and then automatically logs in with the correct account.


SPECIFICATIONS[1]
Processor Up to Intel® Core™ i9-11900H (4.9GHz)
Graphics Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070
Operating system Windows 10 Pro
Display 16-inch WQHD (2560 x 1600), 165Hz/3ms, IPS-level, 100% DCI-P3 display with Adaptive-Sync, Pantone® validation, and Dolby Vision technology
Memory Up to 48GB DDR4 3200MHz
Storage Up to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
Keyboard Stealth Type keyboard with one-zone RGB or white backlight

1.7mm travel distance | Overstroke technology | Fingerprint sensor on power key

Audio 6 speakers with dual force-canceling woofers and smart amp | Dolby Atmos technology | Hi-Res certification | 3D mic array with Two-way AI Noise Cancelation
I/O ports

 

Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C) with DP1.4 and PD 3.0 support | USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DP 1.4 and PD 3.0 supportUSB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A | USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A | Micro SD (312MB/s)HDMI 2.0b | 3.5mm combo Audio jack | Kensington Lock | RJ45
Webcam 720p HD @ 30 fps video recording
Connectivity WIFI 6 (802.11ax 2×2) | Bluetooth 5.2
Battery 90Wh with Fast Charge technology
Dimensions 355 x 243.5 x 19.9mm
Weight 1.9kg

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com


 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The ROG Zephyrus M16 will be available from 19th August in South Africa from Evetech starting at R33,999 for the RTX 3050ti model and R47,999 for the RTX 3070 model. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.


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