ASUS Zephyrus G15 Review - The King.

18. 02. 2021
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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?

    Dave2DDave2DPřed měsícem
    • @Dave2D lol

      FGIPFGIPPřed 8 hodinami
    • @Gabriel Romero bestbuy

      sai ramsai ramPřed 2 dny
    • Should I buy the 1800dollar 3070 variant or last year's 2060 maxq g14 pls help someone

      sai ramsai ramPřed 2 dny
    • @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

      OmegaFXOmegaFXPřed 4 dny
    • Do you think that the Aorus 15G can compete for the laptop of the year spot as well?

      Vanyo PetkovVanyo PetkovPřed 4 dny
  • What if the soldered ram fails can, laptop still be used

    anonymousanonymousPřed 3 hodinami
  • almost two month later. Did u end up replacing your razer blade with this?

    Vincent Jiaqi WuVincent Jiaqi WuPřed 22 hodinami
  • seriously needs a webcam. its almost perfect

    GerardGerardPřed dnem
  • sorry but why the hell would you want a white bezel???

    GerardGerardPřed dnem
  • 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!

    TeaNCoffeeTeaNCoffeePřed dnem
  • 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 SahaPřed 2 dny
  • Does anyone know how is it compare to Razer Blade 15 Advanced?

    Xueqi LiXueqi LiPřed 3 dny
  • 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 TallanPřed 3 dny
  • @Dave2D Put some liquid sanitiser/isopropyl alcohol in the clogged hole and absorb it with a tissue paper

    Aniket TuliAniket TuliPřed 4 dny
  • 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.

    madcapper6madcapper6Před 4 dny
  • Do you think that the Aorus 15G can compete for the laptop of the year spot as well?

    Vanyo PetkovVanyo PetkovPřed 4 dny
  • "It bangs, it bangs hard" --- Dave 2D

    Yuantian MYuantian MPřed 5 dny
  • Now if only you could compare this to the 2021 G14 in a video, that would be FANFUCKINGTASTIC :D Thanx again Dave

    CIPHERCIPHERPřed 5 dny
  • anyone have a link to the wallpaper in the thumbnail?

    Mustafa AkbarMustafa AkbarPřed 6 dny
  • How would you compare this with the performance of the duo 15 ?

    Vaidehi NanoteVaidehi NanotePřed 6 dny
  • 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?

    TreebeardTreebeardPřed 7 dny
  • 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 VerdessiPřed 7 dny
  • this or a MBA/P M1?

    J ZJ ZPřed 7 dny
  • all i care is how sturdy is the laptop screen frame

    Truth & TraditionTruth & TraditionPřed 8 dny
  • Give us a review on Omen 15 2021

    Jeevan JoseJeevan JosePřed 9 dny
  • 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.

    CKCKPřed 9 dny
  • We going to ignore the speaker popping issue with the g15’s

    Nev MedeirosNev MedeirosPřed 11 dny
  • Are both SSD slots populated? I tried to pay attention during the video but I couldn't tell

    Matthew ReedMatthew ReedPřed 11 dny
  • $1800 and you don't get a PrintScreen or webcam?

    ReasonReasonPřed 11 dny
  • 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 GiffordPřed 12 dny
  • Lol its not available anywhere in Australia and i wanna buy it so much. Where the hell did it go?

    LianaLianaPřed 12 dny
  • 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 DaviesPřed 13 dny
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    J AJ APřed 13 dny
  • 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 AustinPřed 13 dny
  • Is a 3060 on this still a good value? Is it more worth than the 3070?

    Konek JukelKonek JukelPřed 14 dny
  • What was that mini webcam ?

    DonavinDonavinPřed 14 dny
  • how much is it? its out of stock rn i cant check

    PinePinePřed 14 dny
  • Looking in the present situation a webcam is necessary

    sujan nandasujan nandaPřed 14 dny
  • MKBHD does smart phone awards and dave does best Laptop picks

    Anne SmithAnne SmithPřed 14 dny
  • How is he playing horizon zero dawn on a laptop

    leafygotownedleafygotownedPřed 15 dny
  • Win+Shift+S

    Sailor of FortuneSailor of FortunePřed 15 dny
  • What is the equivalent laptop to the Zephyrus G15 $1800 that's similar price but better performance due to being thicker/bigger?

    Inglorious MaxInglorious MaxPřed 15 dny
  • What is the equivalent laptop to the Zephyrus G15 $1800 that's similar price but better performance due to being thicker/bigger?

    Inglorious MaxInglorious MaxPřed 15 dny
  • Laptop of the year LOL the MSI E76 destroys all laptops 💻

    marvin dieselmarvin dieselPřed 15 dny
  • she bangs

    Brett MortonBrett MortonPřed 16 dny
  • and then there's my nitro 7, its backlight lights up my whole room in rgb

    VSSS AVSSS APřed 16 dny
  • 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 MPřed 17 dny
    • 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 BoschPřed 14 dny
  • 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 MunozPřed 17 dny
  • 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 LetigioPřed 18 dny
  • Any links for those wallpapers you use?

    Dronal KumarDronal KumarPřed 18 dny
  • i would have usb instead of hdmi

    PangtundurePangtundurePřed 18 dny
  • Please review the lenovo ideapad gaming 3 i5 gtx 1650 😭

    Avishek KumarAvishek KumarPřed 18 dny
  • Webcam name pls?

    kartik srinivaskartik srinivasPřed 18 dny
  • Is there any alternatives with a webcam?

    S YS YPřed 19 dny
  • Hey dave since there is no print key just use ctrl + p that'll work too!

    TheCleverTurtleTheCleverTurtlePřed 19 dny
  • I wonder how the rtx 3060 compares to the 3070

    InfinityCode1InfinityCode1Před 19 dny
  • Is it just me or does the 3070 equipped machine is slight bit smaller than the 3080 equipped machine?

    _vI0 __vI0 _Před 19 dny
  • ROG M15 pls pls

    Hitman 47Hitman 47Před 19 dny
  • Does it comes with microsoft.... Or i have to take the subscription

    Srajal SinghSrajal SinghPřed 19 dny
  • 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 BrothersPřed 20 dny
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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 TamparongPřed 20 dny
  • The one on Amazon is 2130 compared to the 1800 on best buy? Is there a difference?

    Ryan StoutRyan StoutPřed 20 dny
  • I'm getting 10 hours on my GS66, and it doesn't look like a Fortnite Prodigy's laptop.

    Mark GerazziMark GerazziPřed 20 dny
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  • Why not go for Lenovo Legion 5 over this? due to the price difference

    tupac1971fultupac1971fulPřed 20 dny
  • G15 or Zephyrus Duo?

    Guido SerranoGuido SerranoPřed 20 dny
  • Where can I get the cosmos kind of wallpaper hi res? Anyone?

    H KSH KSPřed 21 dnem
  • Is it smooth when scrubbing video in adobe premiere pro? And exporting without intel quick sync

    Eugene WongEugene WongPřed 21 dnem
  • My guy this thing is 10k in my country wth

    Afiq BakiAfiq BakiPřed 21 dnem
  • the keep the black bezel even on white models because it holds a better contrast

    CytraCytraPřed 21 dnem
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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.

    EddzzzEddzzzPřed 22 dny
  • 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 NerdPřed 22 dny
  • 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 TechPřed 22 dny
  • 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 nomePřed 22 dny
  • 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.Před 23 dny
  • 3:18 “Jayming laptop”

    Jayden ArevaloJayden ArevaloPřed 23 dny
  • what about RTX 2060 variant? Is it good? Do you recommend it?

    Aadhar PrasaiAadhar PrasaiPřed 23 dny
  • 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 dogPřed 24 dny
    • yet some idiots always insist.... without having a real reason or spent any time thinking it through

      cratoxyloncratoxylonPřed 18 dny
  • Dave i think your alone on the white/silver bezels thing. Those look ugly af. Black bezels all the way

    HappyHappyPřed 24 dny
  • 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 GanPřed 25 dny
  • 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 ZakPřed 25 dny
  • why the fk would they put holes on the cover....

    RioMtl94RioMtl94Před 25 dny
  • i absolutely hate the cover and the lighting gimmick

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

      Tom GillottiTom GillottiPřed 22 dny
  • Webcam dont matter cauz u use macbook bro every creator use macbook

    Top XTop XPřed 26 dny
  • 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 PalnitkarPřed 26 dny
  • 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 NguyenPřed 26 dny
  • This or the Scar 15/17?

    Daniel ChamounDaniel ChamounPřed 26 dny
    • Different kinds of laptops. The Scar is more like a desktop replacement

      The Tech NerdThe Tech NerdPřed 22 dny
  • 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 OhPřed 26 dny
  • How does MSI compare?

    WeaselWeaselPřed 26 dny
  • Wallpaper link please...

    anu anuraaganu anuraagPřed 27 dny
  • Can I run two 4K monitors with thunderbolt 4 on this? (Or in the future?) (And 32gb is good)

    MrKnifeartMrKnifeartPřed 27 dny
  • 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 IsidorssonPřed 27 dny
  • Wanted to see the internals more clearly. Request to add... If possible. Rest.. A great review. Thanks. 👌👍

    Amit ShekhawatAmit ShekhawatPřed 27 dny
  • I was really hoping someone could help me out with this. I’m thinking of buying either the Lenovo legion 7 with 16g ram, the asus zephyrus g15 with 16g ram or g14 with 32g ram. I will be using it to game on, record, edit videos, for school, programming and possibly graphic design. I’m grateful for any help

    SkyGamingSkyGamingPřed 27 dny
  • Is there anyway you could do a comparison of the 2021 qhd razer blade 3070 and the 2021 qhd zephyrus g15 3070 they seem to be similarly priced. I know the g15 has a better processor but I’ve also heard that razer has unmatched build quality apart from the finger smudges 🥴 I’m really curious to see what you’d prefer

    J VHJ VHPřed 27 dny