Zephyrus G - Did Asus Deliver?

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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee   2 months back

    One of the first laptops out there with the AMD / Nvidia Combo. It's super thin for the performance and price. Would you get this?

    • Jasper John Canda
      Jasper John Canda  5 days back

      @Allan Sh for laptop this size not really :P

    • ZacKaLy
      ZacKaLy  6 days back

      Can you please check out the Zephyrus M GU502 with the RTX 2060? I don't find other youtubers to be as enjoyable to watch

    • oklar yoraor
      oklar yoraor  1 weeks back

      please make a review for Asus ROG Strix G - G531GT. Thank you!

    • freibel bautista
      freibel bautista  4 weeks back

      I just bought one and last 3 days it overheated now i need to get another one 😑😡

    • Jorge Alberto Peña Robles
      Jorge Alberto Peña Robles  1 months back

      Yes, just got it, and you explained it perfectly, just the truth, but still pretty good laptop. Thanks for the review!

  • Jonathan Huynh
    Jonathan Huynh  1 days back

    I have 2 questions if someone could help me out:

    1) Is it possible to use a regular m.2 nvme SSD in a Gen3 x2 slot? I know it’s slower speeds but I’m wondering if I can still use a standard internal ssd

    2) Is the 16GB of RAM on the higher spec model dual Chanel or single Chanel?

    • FeelTheBirdie
      FeelTheBirdie  2 days back

      Max q is so pointless. The regular 2060 in the same chassis runs cool. Never hits over 80c. Its the cpu that always gets the hottest

      • HDVIVIDFILMS 2
        HDVIVIDFILMS 2  2 days back

        online said its degradable to 32Gb od ram how do you do that 24GB on one side and 8 on the other ?

        • Tech Infinity
          Tech Infinity  4 days back

          Hey, could you compare it with this year's helios 300?

          • am zezima
            am zezima  1 weeks back

            Could you compare this to the rog strix G, the i7 version with a gtx 1660ti

            • Mohammed Al Tobaishi
              Mohammed Al Tobaishi  1 weeks back

              Hi, I know I’m kinda late but I wanted to ask if this laptop included a DP/mini Dp port. I also would kindly ask of you to review the Msi gf 63 if you ever have the time as I think it would make a great competitor to this laptop in terms of pricing and what you get for it.

              • Armando Jaime
                Armando Jaime  1 weeks back

                Yo, Just a headsup, the Acer Predator Helios 300 is at 999 usd for amazon prime day, here is the link: https://amzn.to/2lxCMpx

                • Sun O
                  Sun O  1 weeks back

                  Please review GX502GW

                  • Sorrow54
                    Sorrow54  1 weeks back

                    Now if it only had in i7 and a better screen ....

                    • Garydean Bell
                      Garydean Bell  1 weeks back

                      Hey Dave could you please include Canadian pricing as well? The Zephyrus G with a 60Hz display is $1400 on Newegg Canada, but both comparable laptops you mentioned, Lenovo Y740 and Helios 300 are $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

                      You probably don't pay for all the laptops you review, but it would really help your fellow Canadians out to include how much extra we might be paying.

                      • Rahul Gomladu
                        Rahul Gomladu  2 weeks back

                        Hey there can you please do a review on Asus rog strix g531 ?

                        • Veasna Heng
                          Veasna Heng  2 weeks back

                          This one is good for designing?

                          • Arroyo A
                            Arroyo A  2 weeks back

                            Can anybody tell me whats the best compatible WIFI card for this laptop? Mainly on the gaming side, not trying to lag or have wifi issues of any sort

                            • James Stewart
                              James Stewart  2 weeks back

                              Which Wifi card would you recommend to replace the sub par one included in this device? mainly using the laptop for streaming video, a small amount of gaming, and solid works.

                              • Lloyd Arlet Param
                                Lloyd Arlet Param  2 weeks back

                                Can you review the Asus TUF FX505DY?

                                • dann lam
                                  dann lam  2 weeks back

                                  no webcam means no Mr.FBI :(

                                  • Brett Burrows
                                    Brett Burrows  3 weeks back

                                    That Y740 is $3300 AUD Q_Q with their updated line.

                                    • Tharindu Mathew
                                      Tharindu Mathew  3 weeks back

                                      I'm changing my review to - DO NOT BUY. This laptop fails to deliver on the promises it makes. The biggest reason I have is it was extremely laggy when it came to high performance stuff. Even switching tabs between chrome was laggy. I just couldn't fix it, and now I just can't bother. I wanted to love this laptop, but it just doesn't have enough horsepower. Dave2D was right, you really get what you paid for, and that sucks.


                                      Just got the ASUS Zephyrus G, 16GB, 120Hz panel from Bestbuy for 950. The device is LIGHT (As light as or even lighter than MSI GS 65, Razer Blade 15, when I checked in store). The battery life is great for a laptop (rated at 8 hours, and seem to come close with general usage) with a relatively powerful external GPU. This high battery life with good GPU is why I bought this (Graphics/Rendering Engineer here). Anything else that has these combined features cost above 1500+. I don't understand why Dave is comparing this to the Lenovo Y740. The battery life of that thing is less than 2 hours. It sucks for any kind of productivity work. This is competing with the Stealth laptops and Aero 15x.

                                      Pros: Ryzen 7 3750H (I don't understand why they are comparing it with 6 core CPUs instead of a 4 core one), 16GB, 512 SSD, 1660Ti Max Q, Battery life (6-8), Weight, Price

                                      Keyboard is one of the reasons I bought this as well. It's not as great as a Thinkpad keyboard, or even the razer blade 15 keyboard, but it's reasonable, has some good tactile feedback, although more travel would have been nice. Also, doesn't have unusual quirks like the Shift key placement like Razer. Also no numpad means the keypad is relatively centered, although they have added the a vertical strip for the Home, Pg down buttons. Wish this button was on horizontal and on top. Overall, a good keypad for gaming as well as typing IMO.

                                      The display IS the biggest let down. It's low contrast and has washed out colors, even though its 120Hz. It feels like a display from a few years ago.

                                      The speakers are badly positioned, but let's be real, everyone uses headsets 90% of the time. I don't know whether it's my device but the wifi and bluetooth seems to be shaky. When I'm far from my router the wifi is registering as having only 1 bar, while my phone shows 4 bars. I'm still getting everything setup, so it could be a driver issue. But, I've been watching youtube and browsing comfortably, and using bluetooth earphones and it seems to be generally working well.

                                      Overall, I think this laptop cuts corners but it's a great buy for the price. If you can get it for under 1000, you can't get anything else with the same features for that price. It's great for taking around, doing productivity work, and gaming. I will miss the webcam though, when I want to take a Skype call. But, I think my phone can make up for that.

                                      • Tharindu Mathew
                                        Tharindu Mathew  2 weeks back

                                        @Hugo V not sure, didn't try. I'm returning this laptop.

                                      • Hugo V
                                        Hugo V  2 weeks back

                                        Can you charge it by the usb-c port?

                                    • RedTony
                                      RedTony  3 weeks back

                                      Should I Buy This one or the 2019 Acer Perdator Helios 300?

                                      Helios Is $1,199.99
                                      And This one is $949.99

                                      • Khánh Nguyễn
                                        Khánh Nguyễn  2 weeks back

                                        @Ya Boy Ankle Lint ya

                                      • Ya Boy Ankle Lint
                                        Ya Boy Ankle Lint  2 weeks back

                                        @Yezhi Shen the 949 is actually for the 120hz 16 gb option

                                      • Yezhi Shen
                                        Yezhi Shen  2 weeks back

                                        No I take my words back, it seems that $949 is the base mode which only comes with 60hz screen and 8gb rams. I would suggest you consider Lenovo Y545 and Helios 300

                                      • Yezhi Shen
                                        Yezhi Shen  2 weeks back

                                        $250 for the extra 2c4t and a slightly better color accuracy screen. It depends on whether you think it is worth that. If you just game and want to buy a new one in 3 years, then you can probably save this money for some other use. But I think 3A games are moving to a muti-threading (>>8) end.

                                    • chefkero
                                      chefkero  3 weeks back

                                      asus tuf505du is much better

                                      • A C
                                        A C  3 weeks back

                                        $950 on sale @ BestBuy atm. Just got one & I love it. Specs are good & overall compact

                                        • A C
                                          A C  2 weeks back

                                          @Young Yan I like it. The screen is decent for what it's worth. Wish it had better color & more brightness but it does get bright enough for outdoor use.

                                        • Young Yan
                                          Young Yan  2 weeks back

                                          Just bought one from bb too! Havent picked up yet, How do you like the color of that screen. Dave mentioned 60% sth for the, is it that bad?

                                      • Patrick TAYLOR
                                        Patrick TAYLOR  3 weeks back

                                        $1100.00 is a lot of money. I got this for $950.00. Still a lot of money... and I don't mean a lot of money for a machine of this caliber, I just mean it's a lot of money.

                                        • Trangler
                                          Trangler  3 weeks back

                                          The vid:
                                          It’s bad but it good

                                          • wesley lewis
                                            wesley lewis  3 weeks back

                                            if it does not crash from heavy gaming i am litterally gonna buy it

                                            • wesley lewis
                                              wesley lewis  3 weeks back

                                              will it crash if you game too heavy on it

                                              • Paul Thompson
                                                Paul Thompson  3 weeks back

                                                Subbed, thanks for straight forward and to the point vids. No BS

                                                • Logan Friday
                                                  Logan Friday  3 weeks back

                                                  ON SALE AT BEST BUY FOR $949.99!
                                                  As of 07/01/2019

                                                  • Pu Duan
                                                    Pu Duan  3 weeks back

                                                    Speaker facing upside down, it's for tent-mode! Great Job Asus lol!
                                                    BTW, great review, I appreciate it. No webcam, weird speaker, you stop me from waste my money.

                                                    • THE R.C.G
                                                      THE R.C.G  3 weeks back

                                                      What about helios 300 2019 review davelee

                                                      • A B
                                                        A B  3 weeks back

                                                        Would've been perfect for me if it had numpad. But still it's great.

                                                        • Tom van Loon
                                                          Tom van Loon  3 weeks back

                                                          Can anyone explain the zephyrus line-up, is it
                                                          Top: S
                                                          Mid: M
                                                          Budget: G
                                                          ?

                                                          • Plasmamuffins
                                                            Plasmamuffins  3 weeks back

                                                            On sale for $949 at Best Buy 👍

                                                            • ComicalSatania
                                                              ComicalSatania  1 weeks back

                                                              @Andres Rivera there's different models that look similar

                                                            • Hugo V
                                                              Hugo V  2 weeks back

                                                              ​@Ya Boy Ankle Lint which bestbuy did you buy?

                                                            • Andres Rivera
                                                              Andres Rivera  2 weeks back

                                                              Went to go buy it today and it was $1.5k FML.

                                                            • Ya Boy Ankle Lint
                                                              Ya Boy Ankle Lint  2 weeks back

                                                              just picked this up! definitely happy with my purchase, and was able to snag it at 900 not including tax.

                                                            • Andres Rivera
                                                              Andres Rivera  2 weeks back

                                                              Yeah I saw it today at best buy and a few others but wanted to go back home and do my homework to make an educated choice. Definitely gonna to buy it tomorrow. Only thing I was hesitant about was thermals and battery life, but it looks like both are excellent. 7 hours? My current laptop lasts 2 hours at most if I only have one window open.

                                                          • Mosconi Oni
                                                            Mosconi Oni  3 weeks back

                                                            I was just about to say "you get what you pay for".. I have the Asus 15" GM501 from Best Buy, got it last Oct for $1500, now its priced at $1200 on clearance sale, get it while you can! Much better build quality, better specs, better performance, and ports.

                                                            https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-gu501gm-15-6-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hybrid-drive-128gb-ssd-brushed-black/6207900.p?skuId=6207900...

                                                            • T
                                                              T  3 weeks back

                                                              Me sticks a tape on my laptop webcam while I spent all day staring into my smartphone with a front camera. I guess this laptop and oneplus 7 pro is the way to go.

                                                              • Fuwa Fuwa
                                                                Fuwa Fuwa  4 weeks back

                                                                $1200 is now considered cheap, I feel so poor T_T

                                                                • Marco Pozo
                                                                  Marco Pozo  3 weeks back

                                                                  $950 for this laptop in Best buy

                                                              • Peter Pan
                                                                Peter Pan  4 weeks back

                                                                Ackaracy

                                                                • Anna
                                                                  Anna  4 weeks back

                                                                  Meanwhile...waiting for new stock of secondhand Toshiba B552 and it's already a month's living expenses.

                                                                  • Richard Zhang
                                                                    Richard Zhang  4 weeks back

                                                                    The new Helios 300 is fantastic, that 1660 Ti is beating out everything

                                                                    • Hugo
                                                                      Hugo  4 weeks back

                                                                      Somoen selling this for $750 should buy this or should I buy an msi 144hertz Gtx 1070 not max Q for 700$. Don't know what to do :'(.








                                                                      Jk the reason is obvious the 1070

                                                                      • Armando Jaime
                                                                        Armando Jaime  4 weeks back

                                                                        Updated price: https://amzn.to/2Lgl2tB

                                                                        • Marco Pozo
                                                                          Marco Pozo  3 weeks back

                                                                          That one is the Asus TUF series, this is the Zephyrus

                                                                      • HealyHQ
                                                                        HealyHQ  4 weeks back

                                                                        No webcam is a plus in my book.

                                                                        • 梁森权
                                                                          梁森权  4 weeks back

                                                                          Hi,I like your review very very much. I am a college student i plan to buy a laptop for programing and play some games. But i have scare about the AMD cpu are unstable, can you give me some suggestions AMD CPU now can use or not? or need to go for the legion y540 i5 9300 with gtx1650

                                                                          • Mak Blanton
                                                                            Mak Blanton  4 weeks back

                                                                            I bought this laptop from BestBuy two days ago, I gotta say, I'm impressed. I got it for around 1200 dollars there which I know is slightly more than I should've paid but I am in no way complaining. I'm upgrading from an Acer laptop with an i5 3.2 GHz with a GTX 940m so this was a massive leap. I play higher CPU taxing games such as Apex, COD BO3, etc. This laptop has handled everything I threw at it. The only issue I have continuously noticed is the network lag/connection issues with some of my games. This could be because of my mediocre wireless connection or it could be the wifi chip, I plan on replacing it soon anyway considering they aren't all that expensive. I have it hooked up to a monitor so I never even noticed the color dullness in the display so that's not an issue either. Overall I would give it a 9.6/10. Love it.

                                                                            • Marco Pozo
                                                                              Marco Pozo  3 weeks back

                                                                              lol best buy now is selling it in 950 take that thing back or something :c

                                                                          • 陈千奔
                                                                            陈千奔  4 weeks back

                                                                            I wonder if this machine supports Cuda /deep learning accelerator? Thank you!

                                                                            • Don
                                                                              Don  4 weeks back

                                                                              I have serious doubts about buying another Asus laptop. I bought a GL703 last year and its had loads of heat issues.
                                                                              Even opening a web browser it overheats. I was only able to play games by underclocking the cpu \ gpu.

                                                                              • Hourpheng Eung
                                                                                Hourpheng Eung  1 months back

                                                                                I want to see u review Asus scar 3

                                                                                • Imam Hosain
                                                                                  Imam Hosain  1 months back

                                                                                  Bro, please review a Zephyrus GX502 and GU502