•  Date Published: 12 Jul 2021
  • Intel Core i7-11800H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 100W)
  • 16.0", WQXGA (2560 x 1600), 165 Hz, IPS + FreeSync
  • 1000GB SSD
  • 2x 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • 1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)


  • Fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 6 support
  • Up to 48GB of RAM
  • Dual NVMe drive support
  • PWM-free display (QHD, 165Hz panel)
  • Quick pixel response times (QHD, 165Hz panel)
  • 100% sRGB coverage + almost full DCI-P3 coverage and great color accuracy thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile (QHD, 165Hz panel)
  • Extremely powerful CPU and GPU performance


  • The middle of the keyboard gets pretty warm during gaming
  • The keyboard has tiny arrow keys
  • No NumberPad


CPU Performance #16in Top CPUs
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 4.0%
  • Intel Core i7-1280P 4.8%
  • Intel Core i7-11800H 
  • Intel Core i9-11900H 0.3%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U 0.4%
  • Intel Core i7-11850H 1.1%
GPU Performance #19in Top GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q (90W) 12.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (Laptop, 150W) 4.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 100W) 
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 130W) 5.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85W) 17.1%
  • AUO B160QAN02.Q (AUOC199)
  • Color accuracy  3.8  2.3
  • 1TB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • 2x 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 355 x 243 x 19.9 mm (13.98" x 9.57" x 0.78")
  • Weight
  • 1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0b
  • Card Reader
  • MicroSD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Array Microphone with AI Noise Cancelling
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Tweeter + 4x 2W Woofer, Smart Amp, Dolby Atmos
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock

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DISPLAY: 16.0-inch, 2560x1600, IPS + FreeSync

  • Name
  • AUO B160QAN02.Q (AUOC199)
  • Diagonal
  • 16.0"
  • Pixel density
  • 188.68 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 510 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 100%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 2560x1600
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 18 inches (46 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1200:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 3.8 2.3
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 in-depth review

Following the success of the Zephyrus G15 GA503, ASUS was quick to release the 16-inch M16. Its name is a bit of a mouthful (ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603), but at the end of the day what matters is performance. And the manufacturer has clearly taken care of this. In terms of CPUs, you can choose between the brand new eight-core devices from Intel - the Core i7-11800H, and the Core i9-11900H. Surprisingly, these two are on the same level, if not better than the top dogs of AMD. But in order to extract the maximum of these CPUs, you need a good cooling system. And to aid that, ASUS uses liquid metal thermal compound for their processor. Actually, this is something common between most of the company's gaming notebooks in 2021. You have to keep in mind, that the Zephyrus M16 is far from [...]

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Disassembly, maintenance and upgrade options

Essentially, this laptop uses the same chassis as the Zephyrus G15 GA503, although it has a larger screen. This is due to the 16:10 form factor, in comparison to the 16:9, used for the G15. Nevertheless, let's take a look inside. Check out all ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review. 1. Remove the bottom plate To get inside of this laptop, you need to undo 10 Phillips-head screws, as well as three more hidden beneath some rubber caps. After that, start the prying process from the corner, where the screw remains [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-11800H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 100W)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 100W) 721 FPS PLAY VIDEO 409 FPS PLAY VIDEO
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 100W) 226 FPS 183 FPS

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