The Best Gaming Laptop. Period

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– [Alex] Laptop.
– Oh, wow.
That was not how that was supposed to go.
But that’s fine because
this thing is absolutely
sweet on paper at least.
The ASUS Zephyrus G15 GA503,
looks like everything
a modern laptop can be.It’s crazy fast, relatively lightweight,
and it’s built with the
finest materials available.
It even looks really good.
I mean, is this finally it?
– [Alex] Yeah!
– The zero compromises gaming laptop?
– [Alex] Yeah.
– Maybe.
It’s also possible
that ASUS left too much
performance on the table
in the name of thinness and sex appeal.
I mean, that would be a compromise.
Wouldn’t it?
Especially if somebody else did it better.
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The Zephyrus G15 GA503 leaves
an excellent first impression,
doesn’t it?It’s got a reinforced magnesium chassis
a massive glass top track pad.
And instead of RGB, ASUS
has gone full classy
with this sweet prismatic film
behind the 8,279 holes in the lid
that just barely catches the light
and peaks through.
Pure style.
Can I just take a moment to say thank you.
Finally, the industrial
design of gaming laptops
is getting the same kind of
attention as the thermals
and the power delivery.
IO is overall solid
but I do wish the HDMI
port was the 2.1 variety
and this being an AMD laptop
you’re getting two USB type
C 10 GB per second ports
instead of Thunderbolt 3
that’s a potentially
deal breaking downgrade
if you have invested in
the Thunderbolt ecosystem.
Moving inside, though,
we’ve already shown the Ryzen 95,900 HSshredding Intel’s flagship core i9
and that was in a much smaller design.
So unsurprisingly, in
this more robust enclosure
the performance numbers that puts up
are enough to make any more blue machine
absolutely cower in fear.
Which means that the more
relevant comparison to ensure
that ASUS hasn’t
compromised on performance
is of course another AMD machine.
Ah, yes, the specter
that loomed before,
There we go, ah much better.
While both of these machines
are similarly equipped
on paper.
There are some key differences.
The XMG NEO 15 here gets the 45
rather than the 35 watt Ryzen 98 core.
And it gets the 135 watt
version of the RTX 3080 model.

Tham khao bao gia san go cong nghiep chiu nuoc .
Probably the most beautiful thing
about the XMT Neo 15 though,is that after you buy it,
XMG doesn’t seem to give two
hoots what you do with it.
So naturally we started by
sliding every one of the dials
all the way to the right
NUC M15 Review
for a generous 80 Watts on the
CPU and 135 Watts on the GPU.
Of course ASUS has some fun sliders too
but the CPU only goes to 45 Watts boo!
And the GPU tab turns every game you play
into Alta 4 simulator.
Which is a good game.
I just wouldn’t buy an entire machine
for the express purpose of playing it.
Truthfully though,
it’s not the end of the
world in our experience
with both of the machines
turned up to their
Dyson performance profiles.
So named for the wonderful noises
that they make.
The G15 GPU sat above 1400 MHzwith temps in the mid
seventies, super reasonable.
That’s not bad.
So it’s clear then that
in the name of thinness
ASUS is giving up somewhere
in the neighborhood
of 10 to as much as 30% of the performance
the Silicon could be capable of.
But here’s another perspective.
Even operating in it’s much
quieter default profile
which will cost you about
10 FPS across the board.
It easily beats the best of last gen
even in their loudest possible profiles.
And like, it looks like this doing it.
Surprisingly it was
actually the CPU bound games
where the NEO 15 was able
to pull ahead the most
with the GPU in those
efforts punching well
above the official specs
of an 80 watt chip.
Realistically then,
if you’re looking to choose
between these two laptops,
it comes down to what you plan on doing.If you wanna get real nerdy
and do some memory overclocking
and you know, you need to do
professional video editing
or you can’t stand the idea
of losing five to 10 FPS,
get the NEO.
By the way we’ll have a
video going over this laptop
more thoroughly on our
short circuit channel.
So make sure you subscribe to that.
For my money though I
would choose the Zephyrus
for its easier daily drivability.
And although we haven’t
been able to test it.
So I can’t say this for sure.
I think that the RTX 3070 equipped version
looks like the sweet spot.
Since you could save a couple bucks
likely have similar class performance
and a cooler and overall
quieter experience.
Just like how you can be cooler
by purchasing a T-shirt from lttstore.com.
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Something that anyone
looking at an RTX 3070,
or 3080 equip laptop needs to do,
is check the available display options.
The thing is at 10 ADP
you’re gonna be wasting this GPU’s power
And 4K is still stupid at the screen sizes
not offering any kind
of meaningful benefit.
So I absolutely love
that the industry has
begun moving towards 1440P
for this generation.
And the 1440P 165Hz IPS
panel on the Zephyrus
is an absolute joy to game on.
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It’s got adaptive sync
to eliminate tearing
and smooth out stutter.
And it strikes an ideal
balance of sharpness,
high refresh rate
and rich color with 100% coverage
of the DCIP3 color space.
If I had a complaint,it would be that it’s
not particularly bright.
And that if you were a professional
trying to do color accurate work on it,
the average (indistinct)
of 3.8 out of the box
is going to require you to get
it professionally calibrated
before you can really trust it.
With that said,
it’s definitely good enough for
gaming right out of the box.
Continuing with things that are great.
The track pad.
For a gaming laptop, it’s freaking huge
and the glass top makes using it a breeze.
Also given we were able
to get about 10 hours
of office work on battery.
The G15 is one of the first gaming laptops
that you could whip out at the coffee shop
or the library without
losing too much street cred
with the Apple M1 MacBook Crowd.
When you have to drag an
extension cord out of your bag.
(laughing)
– No. No this is what you want.– Yeah.
What the heck is that?
– What do you mean?
– What!
– This!
– Moving up the keyboard
is excellent with a snappy
but soft feel
that allowed me to easily
get up to full speed
and ASUS also added this
little bit of venting
under the WASD keys.
They claim that this was
to keep your gamer fingers
nice and cool,
but I think they mostly had to
do this to avoid the keyboard
getting too hot during
long gaming sessions.
For the typing field
though, and overall layout.
This is an easy eight plus in my book
but I would like to take
a second to nitpick.
First although I respect
that ASUS designers
have stuck with white
lighting rather than RGB.I do wish that they had
done the light piping
a little bit better
and the function keys, frankly,
don’t make a ton of sense.
We’ve got plane mode, sleep, fan control
and then Aura RGB software
but this is on a laptop without RGB.
And then they didn’t
include pause and play.
I mean, I don’t know about you guys
but I turned my music on
and off way more often
than I go onto a plane,
especially in the last year or so.
And being able to change the song quickly
would also be appreciated.
Speaking of things that suck.
To say that the webcam is unexceptional
would be an understatement.
Because it hasn’t got one.
And no webcam also means
no facial recognition.
When questioned ASUS
said they don’t bother
including webcams
because gamers don’t need them.But then this is weird.
They dedicate this huge
chunk of the product page
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to the fancy try mode microphone.
Not only does the AI noise canceling suck
but who is using the integrated
microphone on their laptop
but not using the webcam.
If you’re a gamer you got a headset
and if you’re not a gamer
then you need a webcam for
your British Skype calls.
At least ASUS managed to include
the second best way to unlock a laptop.
Hidden in the power button
is a fingerprint reader
that caches your fingerprint
when you press it,
then hands it over to
windows at the login screen
for a super seamless login experience.
Opening it up.
We get to look at the 90 watt hour battery
and the two subs on either side
that offered decent base even
if it’s not quite at the samelevel as a MacBook or an XPS 15.
And we also find two M.2 slots
for easy storage upgradability
and a single sodium slot
for what I would describe as
somewhat easy RAM upgradability.
I use the word somewhat
because one half is soldered
directly to the board
while the other half is on a stick.
Above that is the exceptionally
complicated looking
cooling system with six
heat pipes snaking their way
across the chassis
along with these very slim,
but very wide heat sinks.
So, the Zephyrus G15 GA503,
is really an excellent laptop.
The RTX 3070 model that we lean toward
is gonna set you back
at casual 1800 US dollar
which is a lot of money.
But for what you’re getting
it really doesn’t look too bad.
You just have to hope that
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– [Alex] Laptop.
– Oh, Aww! It hit me right in the chin.