saturnotaku Posted February 1, 2022 Share Posted February 1, 2022 Thought it would be prudent to have a thread discussing the 2022 refresh for the ROG Zephyrus G15 (GA503) and M16 (GU603) laptops. Links in the previous sentence go to the model lineup and specifications. The ones below are for the M16 that's currently for sale at Best Buy. Core i9 | RTX 3070 Ti | 16 GB RAM | 1 TB SSD | $2149.99 Core i7 | RTX 3060 | 16 GB RAM | 512 GB SSD | $1649.99 At MSRP, the 3060 model is coming in cheaper than last year's, which was $1849. Part of this is likely due to the fact that it uses a 1920x1200 165 Hz screen instead of the 2560x1600 one from the 2021 version. The 3070 Ti is another one that can be added to NVIDIA's lie that such laptops would be available for $1500. The overall form factor for both laptops is largely the same as it was last year with the same port layout. The G15 finally gets a webcam, and both have Windows Hello IR support, along with a MUX switch. Half the RAM remains soldered to the motherboard on all models. Note that the $2149 M16 is a 2x8 GB configuration, not 1x16 GB as stated by Asus reps. Best Buy tends to get unique model configurations that you won't find elsewhere so this is something to keep in mind. And now for G15 options and pricing from Best Buy. All have the 6900HS CPU and 2560x1440 165 Hz screen. Sucks that the 3080 model still only has 16 GB of RAM so you're paying a $400 price premium just for the GPU. I'm most intrigued by the 3070 Ti model as it's $150 cheaper than its Intel counterpart. I'm seriously tempted to pick it up, though I'm not entirely thrilled about the prospect of losing my 16:10 aspect ratio screen. Ryzen 9 | RTX 3060 | 8 GB RAM | 512 GB SSD | $1619.99 Ryzen 9 | RTX 3070 Ti | 16 GB RAM | 1 TB SSD | $1999.99 Ryzen 9 | RTX 3080 | 16 GB RAM | 1 TB SSD | $2399.99 Desktop: Ryzen 9 5950X | 32 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 4070 | 2 TB SSD | Windows 10 Lenovo Legion Pro 7i: Core i9-13900HX | 32 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 4080 | 2 TB SSD | Windows 11 Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Gaming: Ryzen 7 6800H | 16 GB RAM | GeForce RTX 3050 | 512 GB SSD | Windows 11 Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro: Ryzen 5 5600U | 16 GB RAM | Radeon Graphics | 512 GB SSD | Windows 11 Apple iPad Gen 9: A13 Bionic | 3 GB RAM | 64 GB | iPadOS Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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