Released back in 2021, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 with the powerful AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics is now down by a massive 35% on Amazon. However, those who want to get the GA503QMBS94Q model for just US$1,289.99 instead of the list price of US$1,987.99 should first take a look at out our in-depth review of the nearly identical model that comes with 32 GB of memory.
The aforementioned discounted Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 configuration sports a 15.6-inch QHD IPS 165 Hz display, 16 GB DDR4 memory (upgradeable to 48 GB), a single 1 TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD (one slot empty available for upgrading), WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, as well as a wide range of wired connection options. The list includes 2 X USB 3.2 Type-C, 2 X USB 3.2 Type-A, RJ45 Ethernet, a 3.5 mm combo audio jack, HDMI 2.1, a microSD reader. The laptop comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home and a free Windows 11 upgrade.
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According to the official product page, the standard retail package also contains a ROG backpack, a ROG Delta headset, the ROG Chackram Core mouse, as well as a FHD 1080p @ 60 fps webcam. However, the Amazon page does not mention if these are included or not.
Even if the goodies mentioned above are not present in the bag, our aforementioned review revealed that “One of the biggest highlights turns out to be the WQHD panel, since it attracts customers with 165 Hz, relatively fast response times, FreeSync, and good color-space coverage.” It also uncovered a surprisingly rich audio experience, long battery life, unfortunately alongside a rather limited graphics performance due to the low TDP setting that makes the GPU of this laptop slower than a fast NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 mobile implementation in some gaming scenarios.