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ASUS ROG Announces Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop

ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced a new laptop in the form of the Zephyrus M16. It is noted to be the only 2021 ROG laptop with an 11th gen Intel processor that Malaysia is getting.

The Zephyrus M16 offers a 16-inch display with a WQHD resolution, a 165 Hz refresh rate and a 3 ms response time. It also has a 16:10 aspect ratio, Adaptive-Sync, Dolby Vision, 100% DCI-P3, and 500 nits of brightness.

Inside, the laptop is powered by an Intel i9-11900H and can have up to an RTX 3070 for graphics. It can pack up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 2 TB of M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD space, with one RAM slot for the former and two M.2 slots for the latter.

For audio, it comes with a six-speaker system with two tweeters and dual force-cancelling woofers along with Dolby Atmos. The woofers have two “slightly offset” speakers each. Additionally, there is a 3D mic array with Cardioid and Omnidirectional modes and Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation.

Cooling-wise, the laptop combines a liquid metal thermal compound, six heatpipes, and dual Arc Flow fans with 84 tapered blades that have a “special aerodynamic wave pattern” for lower turbulence.

The Zephyrus M16 is equipped with a Thunderbolt 4 port, a Type-C port, two Type-A ports, an Ethernet jack, and a microSD card reader. Other features include Wi-Fi 6, 0 dB technology, a Stealth Type keyboard, several operating modes, Type-C charging, an 80° ErgoLift hinge, as well as an integrated webcam and fingerprint sensor. The 720p webcam combines DNR and 3DNR technology.

The laptop also packs a 90 Wh battery that can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes via fast charging. ASUS says that the laptop can offer up to 10 hours of video playback.

The Zephyrus M16 has a weight of 1.9 kg and a thickness of 19.9 mm, with 4.6 mm bezels. It comes with an Off Black tint and has Prismatic Film and CNC-milled perforations. ASUS says that the laptop’s magnesium-aluminium chassis with fingerprint-resistant finishes is “5% smaller” than the Zephyrus M15 from last year.

The Zephyrus M16 will have a starting price of RM8,999 and a two-year Global Warranty (with one-year Perfect Warranty).


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