ASUS Zephyrus G15 Review - The King.

2021. 02. 18.
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My review of the Asus Zephyrus G15 GA503. This is the best gaming laptop for what I do. My favorite device so far this year
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  • Think this thing can take gaming laptop of the year?

    Dave2DDave2D개월 전
    • XMG?

      Marco GuadaMarco Guada일 전
    • @Dave2D lol

      FGIPFGIP2 일 전
    • @Gabriel Romero bestbuy

      sai ramsai ram4 일 전
    • Should I buy the 1800dollar 3070 variant or last year's 2060 maxq g14 pls help someone

      sai ramsai ram4 일 전
    • @Vanyo Petkov Nope, the graphics card is getting old and so is the CPU. A more worthy contender would be the Asus ROG Strix G15 2021 or the Alienware M15 R5 thats coming out soon

      OmegaFXOmegaFX6 일 전
  • G15 vs XMG Neo 15 (2021)? Anyone?

    Maximilien MOUQUETMaximilien MOUQUET16 분 전
  • how do you take screenshots on this machine then ?☢️

    khan hamzakhan hamza10 시간 전
  • Too early to say it’s the king.

    claystudiofxclaystudiofx21 시간 전
  • What if the soldered ram fails can, laptop still be used

    anonymousanonymous일 전
  • almost two month later. Did u end up replacing your razer blade with this?

    Vincent Jiaqi WuVincent Jiaqi Wu2 일 전
  • seriously needs a webcam. its almost perfect

    GerardGerard3 일 전
  • sorry but why the hell would you want a white bezel???

    GerardGerard3 일 전
  • Hey ladies and gents! Mind helping me out with suggestions? Im looking for a 13-15 inch laptop (15 is fine, but 14 seems like a good balance of portability and screen size). Id like great speakers for music, a nice screen bc i watch a lot of videos and great battery life so I don't have to be stuck to a desk. User upgradeable ram and/or storage, or 16gb ram with 512gb memory. Usb C charger is king, but regular is ok. I play Among Us a lot. USB A port, headphone jack, and usb c ports are ideal. Less than $1500, so i can hopefully catch a really good one kn sale for around $1000. Gimme some laptops to look at!

    TeaNCoffeeTeaNCoffee3 일 전
    • Sounds like the Asus G14 would be perfect for you. Last year's model is on sale now for around $1000 at BestBuy

      Sean AzoulaySean Azoulay22 시간 전
  • Would the exhaust of the rear side damage the Screen?? The display gets quite hot which is shown in the video via heat cam ??? Help !!!

    Avishek SahaAvishek Saha3 일 전
  • Does anyone know how is it compare to Razer Blade 15 Advanced?

    Xueqi LiXueqi Li5 일 전
  • Was nearly perfect, as I can dismiss the lack of brightness and vibrancy, but then I found out it's 165 hz. 😴 I'm not going to get 165 FPS in Apex, Monster Hunter, or other games I'll play. I'm not looking for inconsistency. Give me 120 hz please D: All these companies installing 240hz & 300hz panels are mistaken. Few to no games are optimized enough to achieve these frame rates.

    Isaac TallanIsaac Tallan5 일 전
  • @Dave2D Put some liquid sanitiser/isopropyl alcohol in the clogged hole and absorb it with a tissue paper

    Aniket TuliAniket Tuli6 일 전
  • The soldered RAM really sucks, especially on the 3070 model. It seriously gimps future-proofing. If the RAM was fully upgradeable with both slots, up to 64 or even just 32, it would be totally spot on. What really ticks me off though is that Asus addresses this issue by making it even worse by only offering 16gb on the 3070 model. They could've had the ideal laptop had they played it right. I think if the Legion 5 Pro is comparably priced, it'll be the much better option with fully upgradeable, non-soldered RAM and more of a Max-P configuration. I suppose the Zeph G15 will still be an option if the portability is the most important factor but I'll take the performance over the portability.

    madcapper6madcapper66 일 전
  • Do you think that the Aorus 15G can compete for the laptop of the year spot as well?

    Vanyo PetkovVanyo Petkov6 일 전
  • "It bangs, it bangs hard" --- Dave 2D

    Yuantian MYuantian M7 일 전
  • Now if only you could compare this to the 2021 G14 in a video, that would be FANFUCKINGTASTIC :D Thanx again Dave

  • anyone have a link to the wallpaper in the thumbnail?

    Mustafa AkbarMustafa Akbar7 일 전
  • How would you compare this with the performance of the duo 15 ?

    Vaidehi NanoteVaidehi Nanote8 일 전
  • This is sold out on best buy. Does that mean it's done? As in they won't be making more of these with these specs?

    TreebeardTreebeard8 일 전
  • I don't understand you guys. For me, whatever laptop that has a "max-q" gpu version is immediately discarded. A laptop RTX 3060 beats laptop RTX 3070 max-q. This asus laptop has a nice processor, nice quality and everything... Except the GPU. Why Asus?

    Allan Weisser VerdessiAllan Weisser Verdessi9 일 전
  • this or a MBA/P M1?

    J ZJ Z9 일 전
  • all i care is how sturdy is the laptop screen frame

    Truth & TraditionTruth & Tradition9 일 전
  • Give us a review on Omen 15 2021

    Jeevan JoseJeevan Jose11 일 전
  • Thanks for the review as always. I plan on getting a laptop for games such as Call Of Duty and Apex Legends. I also plan on gaming 75% of the time. How’s the heat management? And do you feel that getting a 1440p will add to that as well? I had a Razer a couple years ago and that thing was scolding hot. I’m debating on either this or the lates HP Omen. Thanks for any input or thoughts.

    CKCK11 일 전
  • We going to ignore the speaker popping issue with the g15’s

    Nev MedeirosNev Medeiros13 일 전
  • Are both SSD slots populated? I tried to pay attention during the video but I couldn't tell

    Matthew ReedMatthew Reed13 일 전
  • $1800 and you don't get a PrintScreen or webcam?

    ReasonReason13 일 전
  • Hey Dave, I am using the hdmi output to my external Dell S2716DG 144hz g-sync monitor, and only getting 60hz. I have looked everywhere online and contacted customer support, and I can't figure out how to get 144hz. Can you help me?

    Tristan GiffordTristan Gifford14 일 전
  • Lol its not available anywhere in Australia and i wanna buy it so much. Where the hell did it go?

    LianaLiana14 일 전
  • Your RAM comment is innacurate, I have the white G15 and it came with 16GB RAM, I ran the Crucial RAM scanner and it said I could take out the removable 8GB and add 32GB in its place. I did this for £150 and now have 40GB RAM - it’s the best laptop I’ve ever bought, but buy one with lower RAM and save hundreds by upgrading it yourself.

    Jeremy DaviesJeremy Davies15 일 전
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    J AJ A15 일 전
  • Hey Great videos, super helpful. I got lucky and picked one of these up on BB, but I do have one (literally only one) fatal issue with it that I'd like to share... maybe important to you or some viewers. Hooking up a Valve Index via the USB 3.2/Displayport connection does NOT fully work. Even though the connection bypasses the IGP, I am losing consistent frames and constant stuttering makes this computer a deal-breaker at this point. Ive contacted ASUS/Valve, for possible fixes and have gotten nowhere. could be a simple Nvidia/USB driver issue because the port has the horsepower obviously. The cable matters USB/Displayport connector works fine on my desktop coming out of an Nvidia 2080ti, so that's not the issue either, and yes all of the ASUS Aura lighting effects and any other BS background processes were stopped/uninstalled. SO although I LOVE this laptop, and hate to even write this, I am returning it. I have no choice because I do a lot of VR. Does anyone have the same issue? or a fix? Thanks for reading the comment :)

    Matt AustinMatt Austin15 일 전
  • Is a 3060 on this still a good value? Is it more worth than the 3070?

    Konek JukelKonek Jukel15 일 전
  • What was that mini webcam ?

    DonavinDonavin16 일 전
  • how much is it? its out of stock rn i cant check

    PinePine16 일 전
  • Looking in the present situation a webcam is necessary

    sujan nandasujan nanda16 일 전
  • MKBHD does smart phone awards and dave does best Laptop picks

    Anne SmithAnne Smith16 일 전
  • How is he playing horizon zero dawn on a laptop

    leafygotownedleafygotowned16 일 전
  • Win+Shift+S

    Sailor of FortuneSailor of Fortune17 일 전
  • What is the equivalent laptop to the Zephyrus G15 $1800 that's similar price but better performance due to being thicker/bigger?

    Inglorious MaxInglorious Max17 일 전
  • What is the equivalent laptop to the Zephyrus G15 $1800 that's similar price but better performance due to being thicker/bigger?

    Inglorious MaxInglorious Max17 일 전
  • Laptop of the year LOL the MSI E76 destroys all laptops 💻

    marvin dieselmarvin diesel17 일 전
    • @flank ...... So ...... Let me get this straight you’re judging performance by the way it looks or you talking about the MSI being ugly because if you are that’s some thing the average person who can’t afford the laptop would say. Get the fuck out of here lol

      marvin dieselmarvin diesel일 전
    • yeah, it looks ugly as a brick, if you throw it to anything it would break it.

      flankflank일 전
  • she bangs

    Brett MortonBrett Morton18 일 전
  • and then there's my nitro 7, its backlight lights up my whole room in rgb

    VSSS AVSSS A18 일 전
  • as a major noob in the gaming laptop market, what does Dave mean at 4:20 when he says that you're forced to play at 1440p? Can you really not downgrade resolution in game like on PC?

    Justin MJustin M19 일 전
    • You can, but there may be some artifacting on the screen if you are really sensitive to it. Not really an issue imo.

      Cameron BoschCameron Bosch15 일 전
  • Seems like he got paid for this. Go check out the review he did on MSI. Both machines about the same yet he bashes on MSI hard. Fake review.

    GDogg MunozGDogg Munoz19 일 전
  • 9:18 for all owners of the g15, did you encounter any screen problems everytime the screen heats up because of the exhaust vent blowing the hot air towards it? Because it looks one hell of a design flaw for such a good laptop.

    JJ LetigioJJ Letigio19 일 전
  • Any links for those wallpapers you use?

    Dronal KumarDronal Kumar19 일 전
  • i would have usb instead of hdmi

    PangtundurePangtundure20 일 전
  • Please review the lenovo ideapad gaming 3 i5 gtx 1650 😭

    Avishek KumarAvishek Kumar20 일 전
  • Webcam name pls?

    kartik srinivaskartik srinivas20 일 전
  • Is there any alternatives with a webcam?

    S YS Y20 일 전
  • Hey dave since there is no print key just use ctrl + p that'll work too!

    TheCleverTurtleTheCleverTurtle21 일 전
  • I wonder how the rtx 3060 compares to the 3070

    InfinityCode1InfinityCode121 일 전
  • Is it just me or does the 3070 equipped machine is slight bit smaller than the 3080 equipped machine?

    _vI0 __vI0 _21 일 전
  • ROG M15 pls pls

    Hitman 47Hitman 4721 일 전
  • Does it comes with microsoft.... Or i have to take the subscription

    Srajal SinghSrajal Singh21 일 전
  • Hi Dave, so after 1 month, does the heat near the screen bothers a lot? Kinda afraid that it won't be good for long term usage.

    Tapu BrothersTapu Brothers21 일 전
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  • I got the similar one Asus Zephyrus g15 GA2xx unit but concern is that my usb mic is not working/compatible on this unlike on Hp omen dc series. I used my usb mic for recording and streaming and it has a audio monitor so no need to plug new jack for audio. I want to try that on Asus but i didn't know how to do that. Any suggestions?

    Sarah Rose TamparongSarah Rose Tamparong22 일 전
  • The one on Amazon is 2130 compared to the 1800 on best buy? Is there a difference?

    Ryan StoutRyan Stout22 일 전
  • I'm getting 10 hours on my GS66, and it doesn't look like a Fortnite Prodigy's laptop.

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  • Why not go for Lenovo Legion 5 over this? due to the price difference

    tupac1971fultupac1971ful22 일 전
  • G15 or Zephyrus Duo?

    Guido SerranoGuido Serrano22 일 전
  • Where can I get the cosmos kind of wallpaper hi res? Anyone?

    H KSH KS22 일 전
  • Is it smooth when scrubbing video in adobe premiere pro? And exporting without intel quick sync

    Eugene WongEugene Wong22 일 전
  • My guy this thing is 10k in my country wth

    Afiq BakiAfiq Baki23 일 전
  • the keep the black bezel even on white models because it holds a better contrast

    CytraCytra23 일 전
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  • Hey Dave, I know you looked at the scar15 already. but have you looked at the asus ROG strix g15 2021 version with 3070 and amd chips? would like to hear your opinions on that.

    EddzzzEddzzz23 일 전
  • Asus need to improve the build quality and feel of the their lineups especially the G14 and G15+a webcam+ 500 nits brightness+ better quality control. This laptop is the closest to the perfect thin and light gaming/ productivity laptop.

    The Tech NerdThe Tech Nerd24 일 전
  • This video CONFIRMED my CONFIRMATION BIAS I have thus bought the laptop -- and now bestbuy no longer lists it (at the time of this comment) YEYEYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE JUST BUY AND PLAY

    Blendlogic TechBlendlogic Tech24 일 전
  • the 8gb ram soldered it is so ridicolous. Why I cant updgrade to 32 gb of ram starting from the 16gb model..? It is impossible to find the 32 gb model nowhere

    mio nomemio nome24 일 전
  • No thunderbolt, means I need to connect it with 2 or more cables at home, right? 1. USB / Power 2. Monitor Or even: 1. Power 2. USB 3. Monitor Is that correct? No way to connect it with 1 cable for (reduced) power, usb and monitor?

    Armin M.Armin M.24 일 전
  • 3:18 “Jayming laptop”

    Jayden ArevaloJayden Arevalo25 일 전
  • what about RTX 2060 variant? Is it good? Do you recommend it?

    Aadhar PrasaiAadhar Prasai25 일 전
  • PSA: Don't use your web cam during calls no one wants to see you and no one wants to have them on.

    Chicken dogChicken dog25 일 전
    • yet some idiots always insist.... without having a real reason or spent any time thinking it through

      cratoxyloncratoxylon20 일 전
  • Dave i think your alone on the white/silver bezels thing. Those look ugly af. Black bezels all the way

    HappyHappy25 일 전
  • does anyone know if the screen's longevity and quality get problems because of the exhaust vent?

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  • does it only have white backlit???

    Yee Yang GanYee Yang Gan27 일 전
  • I have a question. Is there really that much of a performance difference in laptops between the 3070 and the 3080? I am not a fan of devices that you have your fingers on all day being white.

    Dark ZakDark Zak27 일 전
  • why the fk would they put holes on the cover....

    RioMtl94RioMtl9427 일 전
  • i absolutely hate the cover and the lighting gimmick

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  • Please What should I choose?? Lenovo Legion 5 Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H (6C / 12T, 3.0 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 2x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200 128GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe 3.0×4 + 1TB HDD 5400rpm 2.5 ″Screen 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS 300nits Anti-glare, 144Hz, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision 1400$ tax included Or Lenovo IdeaPad gaming 3 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H (8C / 16T, 2.9 / 4.2GHz, 4MB L2 / 8MB L3) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 2x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200 512 GB SSD PCIe M.2 ″Screen 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS 250nits 120Hz Free Dos 1200$ tax included

    Pegasus 777Pegasus 77728 일 전
    • I'd grab this with the 3060 for $1500... huge performance upgrade over what you listed for not a lot more.

      Tom GillottiTom Gillotti24 일 전
  • Webcam dont matter cauz u use macbook bro every creator use macbook

    Top XTop X28 일 전
  • Hey guys I have a question and I have never bought a gaming laptop: If I buy this laptop and install Ubuntu in it then how do I get Asus software that Dave talked about in the video? Thanks in advance.

    Pushkaraj PalnitkarPushkaraj Palnitkar28 일 전
  • Just purchased me a g15 with a 3070 rtx, 24gb RAM, 1TB SSD, also settle for windows 10 home. Was curious to know if I should upgrade to windows 10 pro? Casual gamer, day trader as an occupation so I look at a bunch of charts at any given time. Also note sure if windows 10 home has remote access to work with a vps. Hoping someone can help me out. Anyway looking forward to unleashing this bad boy.

    Minh NguyenMinh Nguyen28 일 전
  • This or the Scar 15/17?

    Daniel ChamounDaniel Chamoun28 일 전
    • Different kinds of laptops. The Scar is more like a desktop replacement

      The Tech NerdThe Tech Nerd23 일 전
  • I have the Best Buy version (3070 with 16gb ram) and my top right speaker has no sound coming out of it. I thought my right ear was actually plugged for a while, lol. Do you know if there are any software issues that could be causing this? I really don't want to have to return this thing... The other three speakers work and sound just fine, but the top right one is completely dead.

    Jeff OhJeff Oh28 일 전
  • How does MSI compare?

    WeaselWeasel28 일 전
  • Wallpaper link please...

    anu anuraaganu anuraag28 일 전
  • Can I run two 4K monitors with thunderbolt 4 on this? (Or in the future?) (And 32gb is good)

    MrKnifeartMrKnifeart28 일 전
  • PLEASE, when possible, do a comparison between the holy trinity of the new G15, Legion and and Omen. To me on paper and from what you've talked about on your channel it comes down to build quality, small hardware differences and a decent price difference. All are sporting the same AMD and two of them 3070. I know the G15 is a fav now, but would love to see how you compare the three.

    Felix IsidorssonFelix Isidorsson29 일 전