Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 review (2024 GU605MI- Core Ultra 7 155H, RTX 4070)


  1. Zak

    February 21, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    What's wrong woth it's battery life? 14W power consumption in office is ridiculously high, Ryzen-based counterparts from even 5000 series can achieve ~5-7W or double the battery life.

  2. NikoB

    February 21, 2024 at 11:41 pm

    I wonder why, despite the declared 400nits, laptops in this series do not have the “True Black HDR 400” label? And in general, rarely on OLED. Don't these screens meet the requirement of this certification with a maximum black level of 0.0005 nits? If yes, why is there no nameplate?

    The performance of Meteor Lake cores itself indicates that even with Intel’s transition to the conditionally new “7nm” technical process, the energy efficiency of the cores could not be significantly increased. After all, even at 85W it completely loses to last year’s 7945HX, more than 1.5 times..

    I don’t see much progress in core energy efficiency from Intel yet. The overall consumption of the SoC should be reduced by another 2-3 times to adequate frames for laptops. Just like dGPU chips. Only with a total consumption of less than 100W (more likely even less than 80W) will consumers get something truly balanced in terms of noise/temperatures and long-term reliability. Well, about the same as Apple, although recently they have also started to be included in consumption cheating…

    Intel began forced cheating with consumption from the 12 series, catastrophically losing to AMD chips made by TSMC. I wonder how they will get out further. After all, there is no increase in real sustained performance in PL1 mode even in the “Ultra” i9 series. Only a catastrophic regression compared to the Raptor Lake HX with much more consumption..;).

    • bittricks

      March 31, 2024 at 3:41 am

      Tried one out at a show. The lower power profile is a bad deal (even worse on the Dell XPS systems using the newest Ultra CPUs) for the type of work I do – which mostly virtual machines and no gaming ever.

      Even when tweaking the system to get the maximum out of the Ultra CPU, the better performance option at this point in time is an Intel i7 or i9 system tweaked for performance.

      I do not care about power efficiency, fan noise and system temperatures. Performance is more important than anything else. I would stick to tower systems but I need the laptop form factor.

      I see people purchase these kinds of systems. Pay high prices. Then configure them in "Silent" power mode and use them mostly to web surf, consume media requiring little resources, and some light Office application work. I see this all the time. People paying $2000 when what they really needed to spend was only $750 or $1500 at most.

      Lots of people buy maxed-out Apple MacBook Pros for $2,500+ when all they needed is a MacBook Air for less than half that Pro price.

      Same buying behaviors in the Windows system space.

  3. tkytic2024

    May 19, 2024 at 4:42 am

    Thank you for the excellent review. I feel this product is the only one that can truly compete with the Razer Blade. It's also fantastic that it can be purchased at a lower price than the Razer Blade. I live in Japan, and it’s disappointing that none of the numerous Japanese PC manufacturers produce such products, but there's no point in lamenting about it.

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