The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 and Zephyrus M16 gaming laptops deliver incredibly powerful performance. And now you can upgrade to a beefy RTX 3060 GPU for hundreds less.
Best Buy currently has the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 with RTX GPU on sale for $1,549. Normally, this 11th Gen Intel Core i9 laptop costs $1,849, which is $300 in savings. It’s the lowest price for this configuration yet and one of the best gaming laptop deals on the market.
As an alternative, Best Buy is also offering the Ryzen 9-powered Asus ROG Zephyrus 14 with RTX 3060 GPU for $1,249 ($300 off).
Asus’ ROG Zephyrus M16 is one of the best gaming laptops for the money. The laptop in this deal packs a 16-inch (2560 x 1600) 165Hz display with 500 nits of brightness, an 8-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i9-11900H processor, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD. Nvidia’s RTX 3060 GPU does all the heavy graphics work.
In our Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 test, we loved its bright 16-inch screen, excellent performance and graphics management. Its battery lasted 6 hours and 34 minutes in testing, which is impressive for a gaming laptop. We rated the ROG Zephyrus M16 4.5 out of 5 stars and blessed it with our hard-to-get Editor’s Choice Award .
In a test, the ROG Zephyrus M16 cycled through 40 Google Chrome tabs and five 1080p YouTube videos while Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was running in the background. In our lab, the laptop scored 8,495 points in the Geekbench 5.3 overall performance test. That beats the mainstream gaming laptop average of 5,097.
By design, the aluminum cowl of the Zephyrus M16 sports a sleek black finish with microdots. On the lid, there’s a machine-like stamp in the corner with the trademark ROG logo and the date set. When open, the Zephyrus M16 flaunts a glossy RGB-lit keyboard and a soft-touch trackpad. Integrated into its thin bezel display is a webcam for video calling.
With a weight of 4.2 pounds and a reasonably svelte 14 x 9.6 x 0.8-inch frame, the Zephyrus M16 is on par with its 16-inch counterparts. It’s not much lighter than the 16-inch MacBook Pro (4.3 pounds, 14.1 x 9.7 x 0.6 inches) and the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (4.4 pounds, 4.0 x 0 .8 x 9.7 inches).
Now $300 off, the Asus ROG Zephyrus solution if you want the best gaming laptop around.