For CES 2023, Asus unveils the ROG Zephyrus 2023 lineup.
Asus unveils its 2023 lineup of ROG Zephyrus gaming laptops at CES 2023, including a redesigned ROG Zephyrus M16 with 13th Gen Intel i9 and RTX 4090 processing power, a brand-new Zephyrus G14, and many others.
In the first quarter of 2023, Asus will release the ROG Zephyrus G14 and G16, ROG Zephyrus M16, and ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 — all of which feature the most recent components from Intel, AMD, and Nvidia.
ROG Nebula Display options on each model, including mini-LED-powered Nebula HDR displays; 13th Gen Intel, AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4 processors, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs; and next-generation cooling are among the new features available on the Zephyrus gaming laptops.
Will Asus continue to produce the best gaming laptops? For a closer look at each new and improved Zephyrus model, continue reading.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
The refreshed Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2023, with prices beginning at £3,299 (approximately $3,900). That’s for the RTX 4080 configuration, so you can anticipate the RTX 4090 model to cost even more.
Regarding internals, the Zephyrus M16 is packed with power; expect up to a 13th Generation Intel Core i9-13900H CPU, up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 video memory (TGP 120W, 145W with Dynamic Boost), up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM, and up to a 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD for storage.
According to Asus, this is a completely redesigned Zephyrus M16 from the ground up. The new chassis design enables the incorporation of a larger, full-width heatsink and ROG’s Tri-Fan Technology, which directs air from three fans toward the heatsink for more efficient cooling. This allows the 2023 Zephyrus M16 to produce 20W more than its predecessor.
In addition, it features a new mirror-polishing technique for a “luxurious finish” and a supposedly fingerprint-resistant Off-Black hue. In addition, the Zephyrus M16 is the second laptop to feature the AniMe Matrix Display from ROG. Thousands of precision-milled holes in the lid of the M16’s 16-inch canvas provide additional space for animations.
The Zephyrus M16 also features a Nebula HDR display, which is powered by a mini-LED backlight with independently dimmable zones. The 16-inch ROG Nebula HDR display offers up to 1100 nits of peak brightness, QHD+ (2560 x 1600) resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, and 3ms response time.
Ports include two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one USB-C port with Thunderbolt 4, one USB-C port with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0 support, one HDMI 2.1 port, a MicroSD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
We’re big fans of the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022), so we have high expectations for the redesigned version.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 and G16
The popular Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is also receiving an update, and a ROG Zephyrus G16 will replace the G15. The Zephyrus G14 will begin at £1,899 when it arrives in the first quarter of 2023, while the Zephyrus G16 will begin at £1,699. According to Asus, the base configuration of the G14 includes an RTX 4060, while the base configuration of the G16 includes an RTX 4050.
The Zephyrus G14 is equipped with a maximum AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4 processor, a maximum Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 video memory (TGP 120W, 145W with Dynamic Boost), a maximum 32GB of DDR5 RAM, and a maximum 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD for storage.
Regarding the Zephyrus G16, you can anticipate up to a 13th Generation Intel Core i9-13900H processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU with 8GB of GDDR6 video memory (TGP 120W), up to 48GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD for storage. On paper, the Zephyrus G14 appears to have more room for power.
The G14’s display is a 14-inch ROG Nebula HDR mini-LED display with QHD+ (2560 x 1600) resolution, 165Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and 100 percent DCI-P3 coverage. In addition, an IPS panel with the same specifications and an FHD+ (1920 x 1200) resolution panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and 100 percent sRGB coverage are also available.
Expect a 16-inch ROG Nebula Display IPS panel with QHD+ (2560 x 1600) resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and 100 percent DCI-P3 coverage from the G16. In addition, there is an FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS display with a refresh rate of 165Hz and a response time of 7ms.
You can expect the same ports as on the Zephyrus M16, as well as a one-zone RGB, backlit chiclet-style keyboard, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and a microSD card slot.
We’re excited to see how the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 compares to the model from 2021, as well as how the Zephyrus G16 compares to its M16 sibling.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16
The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 will also receive a significant update in the first quarter of 2023. With a starting price of £3,899 for the RTX 4080 configuration, this dual-display laptop is expected to carry a hefty price tag.
The high price is accompanied by a list of impressive specifications: up to an AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4 processor, up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 video memory (TGP 165), up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM, and up to 2 x 4TB PCIe 4.0 x4 SSDs for storage. It has more than enough power to complete multiple demanding tasks simultaneously.
The display of the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is also noteworthy, as it features a 16-inch QHD+ (2560 x 1600), 240Hz, 3ms mini-LED panel with DCI-P3 100% coverage, Dolby Vision, and Pantone validation. There is also an IPS panel with the same specifications, but don’t expect as much brightness or visibility in low light.
You also receive, as with previous models, a second touch screen that lifts when you open the laptop. In addition, there is a per-key RGB-illuminated Chiclet keyboard, two woofers and two tweeters for audio, and Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity.
Ports include a USB-C 3.2 port with Power Delivery, a USB-C 3.2 port, a USB-A 3.2 port, an HDMI 2.1 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a MicroSD card reader, and a convenient 3.5mm audio jack.
The “maxed-out” Zephyrus gaming laptop lineup from Asus aims to impress, and we’ll be testing each model’s next-gen prowess. Stay tuned for those reviews, and in the interim, explore everything CES 2023-related.