An image of an upcoming Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 laptop has been shared confirming that the device is seemingly almost ready for launch. On top of that, at least two models of the novel 16-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus appear to be in the pipeline, with a specs leak revealing an Intel Core i9-11900H CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU as headliners.
A picture of an Asus GU603H laptop has been shared online by leaker @harukaze5719, with the image showing a Zephyrus device being catalogued by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS). Some detective work from VideoCardz has revealed that this is likely the new 16-inch notebook from Asus, which will make up part of the expected M16 range. The hardware turning up in a live image in this way points to an imminent launch, and fortunately some further digging uncovered even more secrets about this Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H laptop, including its likely specs, sibling SKU, and possible price.
A visit to the FCC database shows the GU603H listed under laptop computer device names registered by Asus. Interestingly, right next door to this model number is the GU603HE, and a quick search for that latter device leads to a couple of Italian lifestyle sites (and also Amazon.it) that contain all the supposed specs and pricing for this latter Asus laptop. Listings for a 16-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603HE-KR028T show it to be coming with a Tiger Lake i9-11900H processor (8C/16T; 2.5 GHz – 4.9 GHz) and a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4 GB dGPU. These key components are supported by 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB SSD.
It seems the display of the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 is going to be one of its main selling points, with it featuring a 16:10 aspect ratio and a healthy 94% screen-to-body ratio. This particular SKU (GU603HE) offers a Pantone-certified screen with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 100% DCI-P3 coverage. The possible difference between the pictured GU603H and the listed GU603HE could be the screen configuration, with the “HE” model perhaps having a higher refresh rate. This Zephyrus M16 device also apparently uses Asus’s liquid metal thermal compound in the cooling system. The price listed for this particular Tiger Lake-H45/Ampere RTX 30 series laptop is €1,799.00 (US$2,116).
Daniel R Deakin, 2021-04- 4 (Update: 2021-04- 4)