ASUS Zephyrus G15 Review - The King.

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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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AMD 5900HS + 3070 vs 3080
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  1. Dave2D
    个月 前

    Think this thing can take gaming laptop of the year?

    1. FGIP
      7 小时 前

      @Dave2D lol

    2. sai ram
      sai ram
      2 天 前

      @Gabriel Romero bestbuy

    3. sai ram
      sai ram
      2 天 前

      Should I buy the 1800dollar 3070 variant or last year's 2060 maxq g14 pls help someone

    4. OmegaFX
      4 天 前

      @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

    5. Vanyo Petkov
      Vanyo Petkov
      4 天 前

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

  2. anonymous
    2 小时 前

    What if the soldered ram fails can, laptop still be used

  3. Vincent Jiaqi Wu
    Vincent Jiaqi Wu
    21 小时 前

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

  4. Gerard
    天 前

    seriously needs a webcam. its almost perfect

  5. Gerard
    天 前

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

  6. TeaNCoffee
    天 前

    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!

  7. Avishek Saha
    Avishek Saha
    天 前

    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 !!!

  8. Xueqi Li
    Xueqi Li
    3 天 前

    Does anyone know how is it compare to Razer Blade 15 Advanced?

  9. Isaac Tallan
    Isaac Tallan
    3 天 前

    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.

  10. Aniket Tuli
    Aniket Tuli
    4 天 前

    @Dave2D Put some liquid sanitiser/isopropyl alcohol in the clogged hole and absorb it with a tissue paper

  11. madcapper6
    4 天 前

    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.

  12. Vanyo Petkov
    Vanyo Petkov
    4 天 前

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

  13. Yuantian M
    Yuantian M
    5 天 前

    "It bangs, it bangs hard" --- Dave 2D

  14. CIPHER
    5 天 前

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

  15. Mustafa Akbar
    Mustafa Akbar
    6 天 前

    anyone have a link to the wallpaper in the thumbnail?

  16. Vaidehi Nanote
    Vaidehi Nanote
    6 天 前

    How would you compare this with the performance of the duo 15 ?

  17. Treebeard
    7 天 前

    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?

  18. Allan Weisser Verdessi
    Allan Weisser Verdessi
    7 天 前

    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?

  19. J Z
    J Z
    7 天 前

    this or a MBA/P M1?

  20. Truth & Tradition
    Truth & Tradition
    8 天 前

    all i care is how sturdy is the laptop screen frame

  21. Jeevan Jose
    Jeevan Jose
    9 天 前

    Give us a review on Omen 15 2021

  22. CK
    9 天 前

    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.

  23. Nev Medeiros
    Nev Medeiros
    11 天 前

    We going to ignore the speaker popping issue with the g15’s

  24. Matthew Reed
    Matthew Reed
    11 天 前

    Are both SSD slots populated? I tried to pay attention during the video but I couldn't tell

  25. Reason
    11 天 前

    $1800 and you don't get a PrintScreen or webcam?

  26. Tristan Gifford
    Tristan Gifford
    12 天 前

    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?

  27. Liana
    12 天 前

    Lol its not available anywhere in Australia and i wanna buy it so much. Where the hell did it go?

  28. Jeremy Davies
    Jeremy Davies
    13 天 前

    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.

  29. J A
    J A
    13 天 前

    Who ever tf replied no it’s not you da it is him he killed her

  30. Matt Austin
    Matt Austin
    13 天 前

    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 :)

  31. Konek Jukel
    Konek Jukel
    14 天 前

    Is a 3060 on this still a good value? Is it more worth than the 3070?

  32. Donavin
    14 天 前

    What was that mini webcam ?

  33. Pine
    14 天 前

    how much is it? its out of stock rn i cant check

  34. sujan nanda
    sujan nanda
    14 天 前

    Looking in the present situation a webcam is necessary

  35. Anne Smith
    Anne Smith
    14 天 前

    MKBHD does smart phone awards and dave does best Laptop picks

  36. leafygotowned
    15 天 前

    How is he playing horizon zero dawn on a laptop

  37. Sailor of Fortune
    Sailor of Fortune
    15 天 前


  38. Inglorious Max
    Inglorious Max
    15 天 前

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

  39. Inglorious Max
    Inglorious Max
    15 天 前

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

  40. marvin diesel
    marvin diesel
    15 天 前

    Laptop of the year LOL the MSI E76 destroys all laptops 💻

  41. Brett Morton
    Brett Morton
    16 天 前

    she bangs

  42. VSSS A
    VSSS A
    16 天 前

    and then there's my nitro 7, its backlight lights up my whole room in rgb

  43. Justin M
    Justin M
    17 天 前

    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?

    1. Cameron Bosch
      Cameron Bosch
      14 天 前

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

  44. GDogg Munoz
    GDogg Munoz
    17 天 前

    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.

  45. JJ Letigio
    JJ Letigio
    18 天 前

    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.

  46. Dronal Kumar
    Dronal Kumar
    18 天 前

    Any links for those wallpapers you use?

  47. Pangtundure
    18 天 前

    i would have usb instead of hdmi

  48. Avishek Kumar
    Avishek Kumar
    18 天 前

    Please review the lenovo ideapad gaming 3 i5 gtx 1650 😭

  49. kartik srinivas
    kartik srinivas
    18 天 前

    Webcam name pls?

  50. S Y
    S Y
    19 天 前

    Is there any alternatives with a webcam?

  51. TheCleverTurtle
    19 天 前

    Hey dave since there is no print key just use ctrl + p that'll work too!

  52. InfinityCode1
    19 天 前

    I wonder how the rtx 3060 compares to the 3070

  53. _vI0 _
    _vI0 _
    19 天 前

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

  54. Hitman 47
    Hitman 47
    19 天 前

    ROG M15 pls pls

  55. Srajal Singh
    Srajal Singh
    19 天 前

    Does it comes with microsoft.... Or i have to take the subscription

  56. Tapu Brothers
    Tapu Brothers
    19 天 前

    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.

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    20 天 前

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  58. Sarah Rose Tamparong
    Sarah Rose Tamparong
    20 天 前

    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?

  59. Ryan Stout
    Ryan Stout
    20 天 前

    The one on Amazon is 2130 compared to the 1800 on best buy? Is there a difference?

  60. Mark Gerazzi
    Mark Gerazzi
    20 天 前

    I'm getting 10 hours on my GS66, and it doesn't look like a Fortnite Prodigy's laptop.

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    Payton Clapper
    20 天 前

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  62. tupac1971ful
    20 天 前

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

  63. Guido Serrano
    Guido Serrano
    20 天 前

    G15 or Zephyrus Duo?

  64. H KS
    H KS
    21 天 前

    Where can I get the cosmos kind of wallpaper hi res? Anyone?

  65. Eugene Wong
    Eugene Wong
    21 天 前

    Is it smooth when scrubbing video in adobe premiere pro? And exporting without intel quick sync

  66. Afiq Baki
    Afiq Baki
    21 天 前

    My guy this thing is 10k in my country wth

  67. Cytra
    21 天 前

    the keep the black bezel even on white models because it holds a better contrast

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    pawan Kumar
    21 天 前

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  69. Eddzzz
    22 天 前

    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.

  70. The Tech Nerd
    The Tech Nerd
    22 天 前

    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.

  71. Blendlogic Tech
    Blendlogic Tech
    22 天 前

    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

  72. mio nome
    mio nome
    22 天 前

    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

  73. Armin M.
    Armin M.
    23 天 前

    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?

  74. Jayden Arevalo
    Jayden Arevalo
    23 天 前

    3:18 “Jayming laptop”

  75. Aadhar Prasai
    Aadhar Prasai
    23 天 前

    what about RTX 2060 variant? Is it good? Do you recommend it?

  76. Chicken dog
    Chicken dog
    24 天 前

    PSA: Don't use your web cam during calls no one wants to see you and no one wants to have them on.

    1. cratoxylon
      18 天 前

      yet some idiots always insist.... without having a real reason or spent any time thinking it through

  77. Happy
    24 天 前

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

  78. Alex Lee
    Alex Lee
    24 天 前

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

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  81. Joseph Allen
    Joseph Allen
    24 天 前

    Can't wait to get mine on the 30th!

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    Karol Stokowski
    25 天 前

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  84. Yee Yang Gan
    Yee Yang Gan
    25 天 前

    does it only have white backlit???

  85. Dark Zak
    Dark Zak
    25 天 前

    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.

  86. RioMtl94
    25 天 前

    why the fk would they put holes on the cover....

  87. Weeb O
    Weeb O
    26 天 前

    i absolutely hate the cover and the lighting gimmick

  88. Pegasus 777
    Pegasus 777
    26 天 前

    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

    1. Tom Gillotti
      Tom Gillotti
      22 天 前

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

  89. Top X
    Top X
    26 天 前

    Webcam dont matter cauz u use macbook bro every creator use macbook

  90. Pushkaraj Palnitkar
    Pushkaraj Palnitkar
    26 天 前

    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.

  91. Minh Nguyen
    Minh Nguyen
    26 天 前

    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.

  92. Daniel Chamoun
    Daniel Chamoun
    26 天 前

    This or the Scar 15/17?

    1. The Tech Nerd
      The Tech Nerd
      22 天 前

      Different kinds of laptops. The Scar is more like a desktop replacement

  93. Jeff Oh
    Jeff Oh
    26 天 前

    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.

  94. Weasel
    26 天 前

    How does MSI compare?

  95. anu anuraag
    anu anuraag
    27 天 前

    Wallpaper link please...

  96. MrKnifeart
    27 天 前

    Can I run two 4K monitors with thunderbolt 4 on this? (Or in the future?) (And 32gb is good)

  97. Felix Isidorsson
    Felix Isidorsson
    27 天 前

    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.

  98. Amit Shekhawat
    Amit Shekhawat
    27 天 前

    Wanted to see the internals more clearly. Request to add... If possible. Rest.. A great review. Thanks. 👌👍

  99. SkyGaming
    27 天 前

    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

  100. J VH
    J VH
    27 天 前

    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