ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 - Specs

  • AUO B160QAN02.Q (AUOC199)
  • Color accuracy  3.8  2.3
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 4-cell
  • 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
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • 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

All ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 configurations

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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.

Design and Gaming

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.

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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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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 series.

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 liqui[...]

Pros

  • 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

Cons

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

Inside ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 - disassembly and upgrade options

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Games you can play on this laptop series