We tested a well-optimized gaming laptop with the existing CPU and GPU architecture before to the impending release of laptops with Intel Raptor Lake and Geforce RTX 40xx. The M16 (2022) is a very capable and complete gaming machine.
There are lots of laptops for gaming. We put a representative of the current generation through our testing just before the new laptops with updated Raptor Lake and RTX 40xx technologies become available, and the results are rather impressive.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 earns an award from us and merits a purchase recommendation with a reference to the new products thanks to its performance in our tests with a Core i9-12900H and RTX 3070 Ti. This configuration exhibits numerous strengths and scarcely any weaknesses.
The 2,560 x 1,600-pixel, 16:10, 165 Hz, bright 16-inch display, strong processor performance, and long battery life are all things we enjoy. Even the smallest aspects are taken care of by Asus, such as the M16’s four speakers, which provide sound quality far superior to what many rivals can provide. Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery, and USB-C ports are practical hardware features.
The RTX 3070 Ti’s TGP of 120 W prevents it from operating at peak performance, yet the gaming laptop is still quite quiet and cool despite this. Learn what the laptop can do in our in-depth evaluation.