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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  1. Dave2D

    Think this thing can take gaming laptop of the year?

    1. OmegaFX

      @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

    2. Vanyo Petkov
      Vanyo Petkov

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

    3. OmegaFX
      4 napja

      I don't know, the ROG Strix G15 2021, with it's 300Hz display, RTX 3070 Max-P, and AMD Ryzen 5900HX at the same price seems like a worthy challenger as well.

    4. Onewinged Angel
      Onewinged Angel
      4 napja

      Does anyone have any insight on when the Legion series devices are coming out in the Americas. I know they are available in Asia already

    5. Jeevan Jose
      Jeevan Jose
      5 napja

      G15 has some speaker and temperature issues, it will be a serious contender but we will have to wait on how lenovo and omen laptops play

  2. Isaac Tallan
    Isaac Tallan
    2 órája

    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.

  3. Aniket Tuli
    Aniket Tuli
    19 órája

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

  4. madcapper6
    23 órája

    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.

  5. Vanyo Petkov
    Vanyo Petkov

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

  6. Yuantian Mai
    Yuantian Mai
    2 napja

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

    2 napja

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

  8. Mustafa Akbar
    Mustafa Akbar
    2 napja

    anyone have a link to the wallpaper in the thumbnail?

  9. Vaidehi Nanote
    Vaidehi Nanote
    3 napja

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

  10. Treebeard
    3 napja

    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?

  11. Allan Weisser Verdessi
    Allan Weisser Verdessi
    3 napja

    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?

  12. J Z
    J Z
    4 napja

    this or a MBA/P M1?

  13. Truth & Tradition
    Truth & Tradition
    4 napja

    all i care is how sturdy is the laptop screen frame

  14. Jeevan Jose
    Jeevan Jose
    5 napja

    Give us a review on Omen 15 2021

  15. CK
    5 napja

    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.

  16. Nev Medeiros
    Nev Medeiros
    7 napja

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

  17. Matthew Reed
    Matthew Reed
    8 napja

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

  18. Reason
    8 napja

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

  19. Tristan Gifford
    Tristan Gifford
    9 napja

    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?

  20. Liana
    9 napja

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

  21. Jeremy Davies
    Jeremy Davies
    10 napja

    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.

  22. J A
    J A
    10 napja

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

  23. Matt Austin
    Matt Austin
    10 napja

    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 :)

  24. Konek Jukel
    Konek Jukel
    10 napja

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

  25. Donavin
    10 napja

    What was that mini webcam ?

  26. Pine
    11 napja

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

  27. sujan nanda
    sujan nanda
    11 napja

    Looking in the present situation a webcam is necessary

  28. Anne Smith
    Anne Smith
    11 napja

    MKBHD does smart phone awards and dave does best Laptop picks

  29. leafygotowned
    11 napja

    How is he playing horizon zero dawn on a laptop

  30. Sailor of Fortune
    Sailor of Fortune
    11 napja


  31. Inglorious Max
    Inglorious Max
    11 napja

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

  32. Inglorious Max
    Inglorious Max
    11 napja

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

  33. marvin diesel
    marvin diesel
    12 napja

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

  34. Brett Morton
    Brett Morton
    12 napja

    she bangs

  35. VSSS A
    VSSS A
    12 napja

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

  36. Justin M
    Justin M
    13 napja

    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
      10 napja

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

  37. GDogg Munoz
    GDogg Munoz
    14 napja

    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.

  38. JJ Letigio
    JJ Letigio
    14 napja

    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.

  39. Dronal Kumar
    Dronal Kumar
    14 napja

    Any links for those wallpapers you use?

  40. Aayush Lamichhane
    Aayush Lamichhane
    14 napja

    i would have usb instead of hdmi

  41. Avishek Kumar
    Avishek Kumar
    15 napja

    Please review the lenovo ideapad gaming 3 i5 gtx 1650 😭

  42. kartik srinivas
    kartik srinivas
    15 napja

    Webcam name pls?

  43. S Y
    S Y
    15 napja

    Is there any alternatives with a webcam?

  44. TheCleverTurtle
    15 napja

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

  45. InfinityCode1
    15 napja

    I wonder how the rtx 3060 compares to the 3070

  46. _vI0 _
    _vI0 _
    15 napja

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

  47. Hitman 47
    Hitman 47
    16 napja

    ROG M15 pls pls

  48. Srajal Singh
    Srajal Singh
    16 napja

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

  49. Tapu Brothers
    Tapu Brothers
    16 napja

    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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  51. Sarah Rose Tamparong
    Sarah Rose Tamparong
    16 napja

    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?

  52. Ryan Stout
    Ryan Stout
    16 napja

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

  53. Mark Gerazzi
    Mark Gerazzi
    16 napja

    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
    17 napja

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  55. tupac1971ful
    17 napja

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

  56. Guido Serrano
    Guido Serrano
    17 napja

    G15 or Zephyrus Duo?

  57. H KS
    H KS
    17 napja

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

  58. Eugene Wong
    Eugene Wong
    17 napja

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

  59. Afiq Baki
    Afiq Baki
    18 napja

    My guy this thing is 10k in my country wth

  60. Cytra
    18 napja

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

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  62. Eddzzz
    18 napja

    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.

  63. The Tech Nerd
    The Tech Nerd
    18 napja

    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.

  64. Blendlogic Tech
    Blendlogic Tech
    19 napja

    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

  65. mio nome
    mio nome
    19 napja

    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

  66. Armin M.
    Armin M.
    19 napja

    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?

  67. Jayden Arevalo
    Jayden Arevalo
    20 napja

    3:18 “Jayming laptop”

  68. Aadhar Prasai
    Aadhar Prasai
    20 napja

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

  69. Chicken dog
    Chicken dog
    20 napja

    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
      15 napja

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

  70. Happy
    20 napja

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

  71. Alex Lee
    Alex Lee
    21 napja

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

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  74. Joseph Allen
    Joseph Allen
    21 napja

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

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  77. Yee Yang Gan
    Yee Yang Gan
    22 napja

    does it only have white backlit???

  78. Dark Zak
    Dark Zak
    22 napja

    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.

  79. RioMtl94
    22 napja

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

  80. Weeb O
    Weeb O
    22 napja

    i absolutely hate the cover and the lighting gimmick

  81. Pegasus 777
    Pegasus 777
    23 napja

    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
      19 napja

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

  82. Top X
    Top X
    23 napja

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

  83. Pushkaraj Palnitkar
    Pushkaraj Palnitkar
    23 napja

    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.

  84. Minh Nguyen
    Minh Nguyen
    23 napja

    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.

  85. Daniel Chamoun
    Daniel Chamoun
    23 napja

    This or the Scar 15/17?

    1. The Tech Nerd
      The Tech Nerd
      18 napja

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

  86. Jeff Oh
    Jeff Oh
    23 napja

    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.

  87. Weasel
    23 napja

    How does MSI compare?

  88. anu anuraag
    anu anuraag
    23 napja

    Wallpaper link please...

  89. MrKnifeart
    23 napja

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

  90. Felix Isidorsson
    Felix Isidorsson
    23 napja

    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.

  91. Amit Shekhawat
    Amit Shekhawat
    23 napja

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

  92. SkyGaming
    24 napja

    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

  93. J VH
    J VH
    24 napja

    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

  94. Charlie Friedland
    Charlie Friedland
    24 napja


  95. oh woe is me
    oh woe is me
    24 napja

    do they have the moonlight white in the rtx 3070 ?

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  97. Paul Randolph
    Paul Randolph
    24 napja

    hey, dave and the comments section! I just got the best-buy version of this laptop and have noticed it doing something kinda strange. when the device is plugged in, the screen looks normal, accurate, and balanced but whenever the device is on battery power, the screen becomes overly vibrant and washed out. have you or anyone in the comments found any way to get around this? It behaves like an adaptive contrast but I have found no setting for it.

  98. Brandon Wasser
    Brandon Wasser
    25 napja


  99. Kerlos Maksimous
    Kerlos Maksimous
    25 napja

    Good for gameing?

  100. jesterguy
    25 napja

    I have a small question regarding the cover lifting the keyboard thing going on. Would doing that not scratch/damage the paint on the part that goes against the table? Seems like it would