Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 quick review: Powerful machine for gamers
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 (2022) is the ideal companion for those on the go. With up to 10.4 hours of video playback and 11.5 hours web-browsing, the high capacity 90Wh battery, provides a great battery backup too and the laptop can go upwards of nine hours once fully charged.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 quick review: For the last couple of years, the Taiwanese tech giant Asus has been aggressively targeting the Indian laptop market. Recently, the brand refreshed its range of gaming laptops with AMDs Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors in the country with the launch of the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, Zephyrus G14, Zephyrus G15, ROG Flow X13, and ROG Flow X16 laptops in India. The laptops have been priced at Rs 1,21,990 onwards, and go up to over Rs 2.5 lakh for the top-end model.
For the review, I received the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 from the brand. I used the machine for more than two weeks and here's what I have to say about this incredible laptop build by the Taiwanese tech giant. Let's start with pricing and availability first. Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 Gaming Laptop (Ryzen 9 5900HS/ 16GB/ 1TB SSD/ Win10 Home/ 4GB Graph) price in India starts from Rs 1,34,990. This laptop comes in two colours -- Moonlight White or Eclipse Gray. It is currently available to purchase on Amazon, and can also be bought from Flipkart, ASUS e-shop, ASUS Exclusive Stores/ ROG Stores, Croma, Vijay Sales, Reliance Digital & all ASUS authorized dealers.
In terms of design and outlook, Asus has added a prismatic coating that gleams up from beneath, creating a eye-catching shimmering appearance when the light catches it at precisely the right angle. The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is sleek, durable that comes with magnesium-alloy chassis provides the perfect balance of protection and portability. As for the ports on the laptop, you will get a a 3.5mm headphone jack, an HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, and two USB 3.2 Type C ports of which one has DisplayPort and Power delivery capabilities. There's a RJ45 LAN port for wired internet connection and a microSD card reader along with a Kensington lock slot for added security.
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In terms of display performance, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 has 15.6-inch, WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) LCD screen with 165Hz refresh rate. The panel is of the 8-bit variety with a claimed 100 percent DCI-P3 coverage and a peak brightness of 400nits.During the review period we didn't face any issues and in fact, the laptop was quite good in terms of the colour accuracy and gave us a fluid gaming experience. The screen is the major highlight of the laptop. Zephyrus G15 comes with up to a lightning-fast 240Hz QHD panel and Dolby Vision support. From movies to games, Dolby Vision provides amazing contrast and rich detail in every scene. The Zephyrus G15 comes with the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor. The G15’s core processor, which has 8 cores and 16 threads, is constructed using cutting-edge 6nm technology and is compatible with graphics cards as powerful as the top-of-the-line NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080. The good part about the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 laptop is, that this laptop not only improves your productivity and creativity but also enhances your gaming and multimedia experience.
Additionally, in comparison to the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 which features an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor (with integrated Radeon graphics) and a separate Radeon RX 6800S GPU. Up to 16GB of DDR5 4800MHz RAM (8GB onboard + 8GB SO-DIMM) and up to 1TB of PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 can be configured with up to 16 GB of DDR5 RAM- 4800 MHz (expandable to 48GB), which gives the capacity and performance for whatever multitasking you throw at it. Gamers will fully appreciate the keyboard’s desktop-inspired layout, and its 1.7mm travel distance: providing a pleasant typing and gaming experience. In addition, separate function blocks for intuitive identification, plus dedicated hotkeysthat put volume, microphone mute, and ROG Armoury Crate software within easy reach. And the Stealth Type keyboard keeps typing noise under 30 dB. With a quiet keyboard, you can focus more on what you are doing, and worry less about distracting those around you.
In terms of battery performance, the brand-new Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 (2022) is the ideal companion for those on the go. With up to 10.4 hours of video playback and 11.5 hours web-browsing, the high capacity 90Wh battery, provides a great battery backup too and the laptop can go upwards of nine hours once fully charged. Moreover, the Fast Charge Technology takes your laptop battery from 0 per cent to 50 per cent in 30 minutes. We did not face heating issues in normal usage however, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 did heat up after intense gaming and streaming for over four hours. Overall, the experience with the battery was good and up to the mark.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 quick review: verdict - Available at around 1,34,990 in India, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 laptop has definitely justified its pricing with its performance. There are a lot of thing Asus has got right with this laptop, thanks to the AMDs Ryzen 6000 chip which delivers a more powerful experience. Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is well-constructed machine with good keyboard, decent audio output, bright display and long lasting battery life. Those looking for a gaming machine, it can be a good option. However, you have to spend a decent amount.