2023 ROG Zephyrus M16

Here's what you need to know about 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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2023 ROG Zephyrus M16

Our analysis and reviews

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 image

What we like

Reasons to like about 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Supports Windows 11

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

Requirements2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i9-13900H
4GB RAM16GB → 48GB
64GB Drive512GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU14 cores
Upgradable storage

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more.

Upgradable memory
One RAM slot. Learn more.
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 16GB GDDR6 145W Max

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

First 16” laptop with AniMe Matrix™ display

ROG brings the flagship feature of Zephyrus G14 to M16 with 18,710 precision machined holes on the lid of the machine, allowing you to display your favorite animation, audio spectrum, system information, custom text, or custom animations.

New 16” QHD+ 240Hz ROG Nebular HDR display

The new Zephyrus M16 packs the top-of-the-line display technology from ROG flagship laptops. The 16-inch 16:10 QHD+ display uses the mini LED panel with 1024 dimming zones that deliver up to 1100 nits peak brightness for stunning HDR gameplay.

Flagship performance with Intel Core i9/RTX 4090

The new 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 packs with the 2023 top-tier gaming laptop specs, up to the ten-core 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H, 64GB DDR5, 2TB of PCIe 4 SSD, Nvidia RTX 4090 16GB 145W max TGP.

Welcomed Improvements

Here are all improvements over the previous generation:

  • Two DDR5-4800 compare to one onboard and a single DDR5-4800 slot on the 2022 model.
  • 1080p IR webcam with Windows Hello compares to the 720p IR webcam on the 2022 model.
  • Thunderbolt 4 with USB 4 supports compare to Thunderbolt with USB 3.2 Gen 2 on the 2022 model.
  • ASUS Tri-Fan technology.
  • Supports 0db ambient cooling - ability to switch off all fans during light tasks.
  • New speaker pattern design.
  • Quieter keystroke.
Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-13900H inside 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 has a 20% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-12900H inside 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i9-13900H
14,490
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i9-12900H
12,027
2022 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i7-12700H
11,774

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Removed RJ-45 network port

The new Zephyrus M16 no longer has an RJ-45 network port. With the same thickness as the previous gen, they should have kept the port.

About 5% heavier

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 weighed 4.63 pounds, 5% heavier than the 4.41 pounds 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Weight2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
Pound
4.63 lbs.
4.41 lbs.
Kilogram
2.10 kg
2.00 kg
Has one fewer port and slot

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 has fewer ports and slots count than the 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16. It has only nine versus ten amount of ports and slots on the 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Ports2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
power portYesYes
RJ-45NoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
USB-AYes x2Yes x2
USB-CYesYes
Total910
Slightly less versatile connectivity

The 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 has less versatile I/O connectivity than the 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16. It has only seven versus eight commonly used ports and slots on the 2022 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Ports2023 ROG Zephyrus M162022 ROG Zephyrus M16
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
power portYesYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
USB-AYesYes
USB-CYesYes
RJ-45NoYes

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Key Features

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:10 QHD+
16”
1600p 240Hz
Weight
4.63 lb
2.10 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i9-13900H
14C/20T, 2.60 → 5.40 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,889
Single Core
Geekbench 5
14,490
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
Upgradable up to
48GB
4800 MHz DDR5
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 4090
16GB GDDR6 145W Max

Availability

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
Released2023
Release DateAnnounced on January 04, 2022 (CES 2023)
Applicable Models
  • 2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 (2023)
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VI
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VY
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 GU604VZ
Generations
Stores

Exterior

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
Dimensions13.98” x 9.69” x 0.78 ~ 0.88” (355 x 246 x 19.9 ~ 22.3 mm)
Weight4.63 lbs (2.1 kg)
Colors
Black
Keyboard and TrackpadStealth Type Keyboard
  • Full-size backlit chicklet keyboard
  • 1.7 mm key travel
  • Overstroke technology
  • Aura Sync
  • N key rollover
  • Hotkeys
    Volume up Volume down Microphone mute ROG Armoury Crate
  • Trackpad - large and more accurate glass precision trackpad.
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 Keyboard and Touchpad
Image Source: ASUS
Chasis InformationOptional AniMe Matrix™

Display

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
Size16 Inches
Info16” QHD+ ROG Nebular HDR 240Hz Display
16:10 Aspect Ratio 2560 x 1600 IPS 240Hz refresh rate 3ms response time Pantone Validated 100% DCI-P3 G-Sync / Adaptive Sync MUX Switch + Optimus Dolby Vision HDR

Ports

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
Ports
2023 ROG Zephyrus M16 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (5)
  • 1 x power port
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (4)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x lock slot
    Kensington Lock

Internal Specs

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.60 → 5.40 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2023 ROG Zephyrus M161
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H1,889100.00%
01,889

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

2023 ROG Zephyrus M161
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H14,490100.00%
014,490
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
Memory
  • Slots 2 x SO-DIMM slots
  • Type DDR5 SDRAM
  • Speed 4800 MHz
  • Max 64GB
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070
    8GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1980MHz at 115W (2030MHz at 140W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080
    12GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1665MHz at 120W (1715MHz at 145W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090
    16GB GDDR6 VRAM, 1505MHz at 145W (1455MHz at 145W with Dynamic Boost).
Storage
  • Single
    • 512GB 1TB
      M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • Dual
    • 512GB+512GB 1TB+1TB
      M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
      Supports RAID 0.

Connectivity

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2

Battery

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
Size90 Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
Power Supply
  • 280W
      ø6.0 mm power adapter.
  • 100W
      USB-C power adapter.
  • Supports fast charging technology with up to 50% in 30 minutes.

Software

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
OSWindows 11 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate

Camera & Audio

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
Camera
  • Front-facing 1080p FHD camera.
    Top-mount front camera.
  • Built-in IR Camera. 
    For Windows Hello Facial Authentication.
Audio
  • 2 x 2W tweeter
  • 2 x 2W dual-force woofer with Smart Amp Technology
  • Audio by Dolby Atmos
  • Hi-Res audio certification
  • Built-in array microphone
  • AI mic noise-canceling

Misc

2023 ROG Zephyrus M16
SensorsIR Camera
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Kensington Lock
  • Windows Hello Facial Authentication
In the box
  • ROG Zephyrus M16 (2023)
  • Barrel-type power adapter
  • ROG Backpack (optional)
  • ROG Fusion II 300 (optional)
  • ROG Gladius III Mouse P514 (optional)
  • 100W USB-C AC Adapter (optional)