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 newer games with its advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing graphics card. This GPU accelerates processing like 16GB of RAM and the high-performance AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Rembrandt Octo Core processor supported by fast SSD storage that enhances responsiveness. This versatile mobile multimedia laptop is designed for gaming and benefits from a 15-inch IPS 2.5K High Definition display whose 165Hz frequency enhances fluidity in games, an RGB backlit keyboard (but without a numeric keypad) or even a connection with Wi-Fi axis 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-reflective / mat)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Rembrandt (3.2 GHz, 8 cores, 45 W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 1 slot (busy)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 8GB GDDR6 Dedicated (1295W, 120W), Processor Integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0)|
|stik||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E axis (2 × 2), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 1 RGB zone, 1.7mm stroke, N-Key rollover|
|Windows Hi||Yes, via infrared HD 720p webcam|
|Sound system||4 speakers (2 × 2.5W) + 2 tweeters (2x2W), Dolby Atmos|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||9 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||1.9 kg / 355 x 243 x 19.9|
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W against the competition
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W is currently displayed in promotion at Darty And by 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 new processor, but also a screen with such a high resolution and frequency, and this with a white color.
If this Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations in our guide for gaming laptops that you can play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, monitor Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W
Recharged to 50% in 30 minutes, this versatile multimedia laptop for gamers and creatives – opens 180 ° completely flat with its ErgoLift hinge, which lifts it slightly forward when opened – has a sleek look with its thin and bright white design .
Equipped with an aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis, it leaves its cooling to 2 Arc Flow fans (84 blades), 6 heat pipes, air outlets and Thermal Grizzly thermal paste.
This creative gaming laptop is equipped with great connectivity with its 2 USB-C (compared to 1 normal), its Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, e.g. its Ethernet and audio ports or its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The Chiclet keyboard can, of course, be backlit, which is handy for better distinguishing its keys in the dark.
However, we note the absence of a convenient 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 when needed, but the brand has not made that choice here.
There is a webcam with infrared technology. We can therefore authenticate by face recognition via Windows Hello technology.
The screen will appeal to gamers with its 165Hz refresh rate, which improves gameplay speed compared to the 60Hz standard. Creative will also be interested as the display uses IPS DCI-P3 specifications involving significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles with more accurate colorimetry than average.
Lovers of (Very) High Definition content are not left out, as the screen is adorned with a 2.5K resolution higher than Full HD, with a 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS-030W can appeal to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that is thin, light and remarkable, but also powerful in gaming and creation.
It has the advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing, one of the most powerful mobile graphics cards available. As a result, you can play newer and demanding titles at a good level of detail, while the 2.5K screen requires more computation from the GPU than Full HD, which induces a lower number of fps.
In addition to gamers, the GeForce RTX 3080 will 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 level and supports the GeForce RTX 3080 very well in games.
It consists of an AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 6800H Rembrandt processor and 16 GB of RAM that delivers total power that is able to appeal to demanding users.
Creatives will be happy to achieve much faster processing with this duo than with a Quad / Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, the difference is especially noticeable during work that uses CPU and RAM resources by utilizing multicores, such as in video editing , 3D rendering or image editing.
Whether it’s with the Radeon Vega 8 graphics part integrated in the Ryzen 7 Rembrands or the dedicated GeForce RTX 3080 card, it’s of course possible to view photos and videos on this laptop to play and create, which benefits from the NVIDIA Optimus the technology.
In practice, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between Radeon Vega 8 and GeForce RTX 3080 as needed. Vega 8 is preferred as much as possible by Optimus despite its modest advantages because it uses little energy, which favors autonomy compared to GeForce RTX 3080, more powerful and greedy.
Also bet in terms of autonomy of about 9 hours of battery operation with easy use, which is particularly remarkable 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 responsiveness and fluid use compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, launches of games / software, processing and start / stop are especially much faster, and we get faster on the cards in online games.
Let us emphasize the advantages of an SSD compared to a hard drive: greater speed, silent operation, lower energy consumption and greater resistance to shock.
The capacity of 512 GB on the integrated SSD is certainly limited to 512 GB, the standard for hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage device such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally, keep in mind that due to the powerful and greedy built-in components and the thinness of the chassis, this versatile multimedia creator gaming laptop heats up and makes itself heard when under heavy load. It can be combined with a ventilated support to limit temperatures (remember to check the goals carefully!).