During the new CES 2021 digital event, ASUS lifted the lid on its new updated Zephyrus G15. Designed for gaming, the ROG Zephyrus G15 includes multiple configurations, with a 15.6" screen with either a 1080p 144 Hz IPS or 1440p 165 Hz panel AMD's next-generation Ryzen mobile processor.

ASUS has updated ROG Zephyrus G15 with some notable features, including a new 90 Wh battery with a 200 W AC charger. Still, it can be used with its 100 W Type-C charging adapter, which is available separately. ASUS advertises a 10-hour battery life. In terms of size, the ROG Zephrus has a depth of 19.9 mm and weighs just 1.9 KG, which is quite svelte for a gaming notebook.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 2021 in Moonlight White

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus can be had with up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 SDAM, with AMD's upcoming next-generation Ryzen Mobile processors, and NVIDIA's next-generation RTX mobile graphics. Storage options include either a 512 GB or 1 TB NVMe based PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 drive, with a choice between a 1080p 144 Hz IPS or 1440p 165 Hz with 100% DCIP-3 color reproduction and up to 400 nits of brightness.

There are plenty of connections, including two USB 3.2 G2 Type-C, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, a DisplayPort 1.4, and HDMI 2.0b video output pairing, as well as a single 3.5 mm combo port and an RJ45 port with an unspecific networking controller. ASUS does, however, include a Wi-Fi 6 capable interface with support for BT 5.0 devices. Built into the G15 is a trio of microphones with three modes (Cardioid, Omni, and Stereo), six integrated speakers, with a 20% bigger touchpad than the Zephyrus 2020 G15 model. 

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 2021 in Eclipse Gray

ASUS hasn't said when it intends to launch the ROG Zephyrus G15 2021 model, but it's likely to coincide with an AMD announcement on its Ryzen 5000 H series mobile processors. The ROG Zephyrus G15 will also be available in two different colors, Eclipse Gray and Moonlight White.

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  • Xajel - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    TB4 is hard now, It requires Intel's Virtualisation technology for security, AMD could work with intel on this but no word on it yet.

    As for USB4, there's very few controllers in the market, one of them only started production in 20Q3, so it's up to the OEM to implement it or not. PS this is just USB 4.0 controller, it doesn't mean it has TB3 support which is optional in USB 4.0.

    AMD is working on their own implementation of USB 4.0 which should be ready next year, it will be a native implementation (directly in the SoC/CPU). In theory you might get third party controller support before that from some OEM's, but this might not come this time as there's no USB 4.0 devices in the market.

    Apple, was the first to have USB 4.0 because the TB 3.0 was developed in partner ship between them and Intel, so they have a big advantage in this regard and they got a big early head start. Not to mention that Apple might also be the first to implement TB4 on non-intel devices.
  • twotwotwo - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - link

    And OMG, they added back PgUp/PgDn/Home/End Fn key combos!

    Looks like a real step up with Zen 3 and next gen of GPU and a 32GB-from-the-factory option. The kind of thing that makes you wish it wasn't so hard to justify upgrading after one year 🙃
  • JustAnotherPCEnthusiast - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - link

    Glad to see they fixed the unacceptable omission of the navigation keys from the last model, but without a webcam and with the giant areas of wasted space on the sides of the keyboard (I like my numpads on larger laptops) I would be more inclined to go with a competitor's model.
  • brucethemoose - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - link

    Yeah, the lack of a webcam in particular is really strange.
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    People seem to vary on the numpad question. I know many people who refuse to use a laptop with one because the keyboard is off-centre.

    Good to have choices, I guess?
  • Prestissimo - Monday, January 18, 2021 - link

    Yup, I happen to be one of those people that prefer a centered keyboard and touchpad, but a Numpad is not a deal-breaker, more of something I tolerate and convert to Macro keys. But I totally understand the lack of Numpad being a deal-breaker for a lot of people who use it.
  • bobdesnos - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - link

    Intel and Amd are playing a game behind curtain, this is not goog, amd w.o tb4 or usb4 , is an old device !! Usb4 is here why amd dont give us ??? Intel is still good for his tb4
  • Tams80 - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

  • eastcoast_pete - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - link

    So, does that mean Cezanne, or overhauled Renoir, or possibly either type CPU? Because I (and pretty much anyone else) will likely want Cezanne (Zen3 arch), unless the Renoirs are sold for a lot less. But, these laptops being more premium, that's unlikely.
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    Overhauled Renoir is only in the U series. The H series are all Cezanne.

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