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2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 and ROG Strix G lineup coming to Malaysia from RM5399!

by Vyncent ChanFebruary 23, 2022
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ASUS Malaysia has just announced the latest additions to the 2022 ROG lineup, comprising of the ROG Zephyrus M16 and ROG Strix G series. The ROG Zephyrus M16 mainly received a hardware refresh, while the ROG Strix G15 and ROG Strix G17 gets a refreshed design, available in two unique colorways and of course, new hardware under the hood as well.

ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022)

ROG Zephyrus M16 lid

On the outside, there really isn’t any difference. You still get the beautiful off-black finish with the vibrant Prismatic Film under the CNC-milled holes on the lid, and the smooth soft-touch coating on the palm rest area. But given that the ROG Zephyrus M16 is still one of the best looking laptops from ROG yet, I guess we can let the lack of a new design slide.

But what’s important is what’s under the hood, and for the 2022 refresh we get the new 12th Gen Intel Core processors and up to the latest GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics. Considering that the last-gen ROG Zephyrus M16 topped out at the GeForce RTX 3070, the 2022 model should deliver a very welcome boost in terms of both CPU and GPU performance.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 Review-21

ASUS also equipped the ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) with the latest ROG Nebula display, offering a sharp 16:10 WQXGA resolution, as well as stunning color gamut coverage with 100% DCI-P3 support. While specifications wise it is very similar to yesteryear’s ROG Zephyrus M16, the ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) gets Dolby Vision support, as well as the new MUX Switch, that allows for improved performance by connecting the display directly to the dedicated GPU.

ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) Specs and Price in Malaysia

GU603Z-MK8054W GU603H-WK8060W GU603Z-XK8044W
Processor Intel Core i9-12900H, 14C (6P + 8E)/20T @ up to 5.0GHz
Intel 7
RAM 16GB DDR5-4800 (8GB on-board + 8GB SO-DIMM) 32GB DDR5-4800 (16GB on-board + 16GB SO-DIMM)
Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, max 120W TGP
MUX Switch
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6, max 120W TGP
MUX Switch
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16GB GDDR6, max 120W TGP
MUX Switch
Storage 1 x 512GB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
1 x vacant M.2 slot
1 x 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
1 x vacant M.2 slot
1 x 2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
1 x vacant M.2 slot
Connectivity WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2
1 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C (40Gbps)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (10Gbps)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (10Gbps)
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A (5Gbps)
1 x microSD reader
1 x RJ45 LAN
Display ROG Nebula Display
16″ WQXGA (2560 x 1600) 16:10 165Hz IPS-level display
Pantone Validated, 100% DCI-P3, Adaptive Sync, Dolby Vision
1 x HDMI 2.0b
2 x DisplayPort Alt Mode over Type-C
Power 240W power adapter
90WHr 4-cell Li-Po battery
100W USB-PD charging support
Dimensions 355 x 243 x 19.9 mm
Weight 1.9kg
Price RM8099 RM11 499 RM16 499
Availability April~May onwards March 2022
Bundled Items ROG Backpack
100W Type-C AC Adapter
ROG Backpack
ROG Chakram Core
100W Type-C AC adapter
ROG Backpack
ROG Chakram Core
ROG Delta headset
100W Type-C AC adapter

Interestingly enough, ASUS managed to offer us better value with the refresh, with the 12th Gen model starting at RM900 lower. You do get a smaller 512GB SSD instead of the 1TB SSD that was included in the 11th Gen Intel Core model, but hey, the CPU and memory upgrades more than makes up for it.

ROG Strix G15/G17 (2022)

If you want something that’s flashier and more affordable, the ROG Strix G15 and ROG Strix G17 are probably perfect for you. The ROG Strix G15 and ROG Strix G17 this year have been refreshed with the latest AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processors, which brings with it support for DDR5 memory, PCIe 4.0 storage and also improved performance. You also get a MUX Switch to better take advantage of the dedicated graphics.

2022 ROG Strix G15 Volt Green 2

Esports gamers can also look forward to the 300Hz and 360Hz panel options available with the ROG Strix G15 and ROG Strix G17, respectively. Unfortunately if you want a funkier color option, you won’t get the choice of the more performant displays, which can be a slight bummer.

ROG Strix G Series (2022) Specs and Price in Malaysia

ROG Strix G15 (2022) ROG Strix G17 (2022)
Model Number G513R-CHN060W G513R-CHN086W G513R-CHN100W G513R-MHF049W G513R-MHF278W G713R-MKH160W G713R-MKH172W
Color Eclipse Gray Volt Green Electro Punk Eclipse Gray
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, 8C/16T @ up to 4.7GHz, 6nm
RAM 8GB DDR5-4800
(1 x 8GB SO-DIMM, total 2 x SO-DIMM slots)
16GB DDR5-4800 (1 x 16GB SO-DIMM, total 2 x SO-DIMM slots)
Graphics AMD Radeon Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6, max 95W TGP
MUX Switch
AMD Radeon Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, max 140W TGP
MUX Switch
Storage 1 x 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
1 x slot vacant
1 x 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
1 x slot vacant
1 x 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
1 x slot vacant
1 x 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
1 x slot vacant
Connectivity WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (10Gbps)
2 x USB 3.0 Type-A (5Gbps)
1 x 2.5GbE RJ45 LAN
Display 15.6″ FHD 144Hz IPS display
250 nits, 62.5% sRGB, Adaptive Sync
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x DisplayPort Alt Mode over USB-C
15.6″ FHD 300Hz IPS display
300 nits, 100% sRGB, Adaptive Sync
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x DisplayPort Alt Mode over USB-C
17.3″ FHD 360Hz IPS display
300 nits, 62.5% sRGB, Adaptive Sync
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x DisplayPort Alt Mode over USB-C
Power 56WHrs, 4-cell Li-ion battery
200W power adapter
USB-PD support
90WHrs, 4-cell Li-ion battery
240W power adapter
USB-PD support
Dimensions 354 x 259 x 25.9 mm 354 x 259 x 27.2 mm 395 x 282 x 28.3 mm
Weight 2.1kg 2.3kg 2.9kg
Price RM5399 RM5399 RM5599 Coming soon
Availability March 2022
Bundled Items ROG Backpack Pink ROG Backpack
ROG Strix Impact II Electro Punk
ROG Sheath Electro Punk Limited Edition
ROG Backpack

ROG Flow Z13 design back

If you are waiting for the ROG Flow Z13, new ROG Zephyrus G14… Well, stay tuned. Those are coming soon too!

Pokdepinion: Surprisingly ASUS managed to bring down the starting price of the Zephyrus M16, while also offering an upgrade in terms of the CPU. Good stuff!

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.