Our review of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W
Thin and light designer gaming laptop in a sleek white design, theAsus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W powerful is capable of running recent games with its high-quality NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing graphics card. This GPU accelerates processing such as the 16 GB RAM and the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Rembrandt Octo Core processor, backed by fast SSD storage that improves responsiveness. Designed for gaming, this versatile multimedia mobile laptop benefits from a 15-inch IPS 2.5K High Definition display whose 165Hz frequency improves gaming fluidity, a backlit RGB keyboard (but no numeric keypad) or even connectivity to Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Features of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W
|Screen(s)||15.6” QHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% DCI-P3 Pantone 300cd/m² 1000:1 (2560×1440, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Rembrandt (3.2GHz, 8 cores, 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 8GB GDDR6 Dedicated (1295W, 120W), Processor Integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 1 RGB zone, 1.7mm stroke, N-Key rollover|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via Infrared HD 720p webcam|
|audio system||4 speakers (2×2.5W) + 2 tweeters (2x2W), Dolby Atmos|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||9 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90 Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.9kg / 355 x 243 x 19.9″|
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W against the competition
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W is currently shown in promotion at Darty and at the fnac† It offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the only ones to offer such a powerful graphics card with such a powerful and recent processor, but also a display with such a high definition and frequency, and this with such a White color .
If this Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, which has the most impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W
Charges up to 50% in 30 minutes, this versatile multimedia laptop for gamers and creatives – opening 180° completely flat with its ErgoLift hinge that tilts it slightly forward when opened – has a sleek appearance with its thin and light white design.
Equipped with an aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis, it entrusts its cooling to 2 Arc Flow fans (84 blades), 6 heat pipes, air outlets and Thermal Grizzly thermal paste.
This creative gaming laptop PC is equipped with good connectivity with its 2 USB-C (compared to 1), its Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, the practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to, for example, a TV or monitor, the Ethernet and audio ports or the 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The chiclet keyboard can be naturally backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in the dark.
However, we note the lack of a practical numeric keypad for entering numbers and standard from 15 inches.
To compensate, Asus could have offered its NumberPad technology to convert the touchpad to a touchpad if necessary, but here the brand did not make this choice.
A webcam with infrared technology is available. So we can authenticate by facial recognition through Windows Hello technology.
The screen will appeal to gamers with its 165 Hz refresh rate, which improves fluidity in games compared to the 60 Hz standard. Creatives will be interested too, as the display adopts IPS DCI-P3 specs with significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles with more faithful colorimetry than the average.
Lovers of (Very) High Definition content are not left out as the screen is adorned with a 2.5K definition higher than Full HD, with a 16:9 format suitable for video playback. Because it is anti-glare, the screen also offers better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W may appeal to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that is thin, light and most importantly powerful in gaming and creation.
It features the high-performance NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing, one of the most powerful mobile graphics cards out there. This allows you to play recent and demanding titles with a good level of detail, while the 2.5K screen requires more processing power from the GPU than Full HD, which ensures a lower number of fps.
In addition to players, the GeForce RTX 3080 will also be of interest to creators, as it speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
The heart is in order and the GeForce RTX 3080 supports very well in games.
It consists of an AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 6800H Rembrandt processor and 16 GB RAM that provides overall power and is capable of addressing demanding users.
Creatives will be pleased to see much faster processing with this duo than with a Quad/Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, the difference being especially noticeable in work that consumes CPU and RAM resources and takes advantage of multicores, such as with video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing,.
Whether with the Radeon Vega 8 graphics part integrated into the Ryzen 7 Rembrands or the dedicated GeForce RTX 3080 card, it is of course possible to view and create photos and videos on this laptop PC that takes advantage of NVIDIA Optimus- technology.
In practice, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Radeon Vega 8 and the GeForce RTX 3080 if necessary. The Vega 8 is preferred as much as possible by Optimus, despite its modest advantages, because it consumes little energy, which favors autonomy compared to the GeForce RTX 3080, more powerful and greedy.
Also, in terms of autonomy, put on about 9 hours of battery life with light use, which is especially noticeable for such a powerful mobile computer. Nomads will be all the more interested in the fact that this PC with its finesse and compactness is easy to transport.
Storage is logically entrusted to an SSD, which clearly improves the responsiveness and smoothness during use compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, the launches of games/software, processing and start/stops are much faster and we get on the map of online games faster.
Let’s underline the advantages of an SSD over a hard drive: faster speed, quiet operation, lower power consumption and greater shock resistance.
The 512 GB capacity of the SSD integrated here is certainly limited to 512 GB, the standard for hard drives. But if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit like a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally, keep in mind that thanks to the powerful and greedy built-in components and the thin chassis, this versatile gaming laptop for multimedia creators heats up and makes itself heard under heavy load. It can be combined with a ventilated support to limit the temperature (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†