2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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2021 ROG Zephyrus M16

Availability

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Released2021
Release DateAnnounced on May 11, 2021
Generations
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 Price
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ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) GU603ZM-M16.I73060 (Intel Core i7-12700H Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Graphics, 16" WUXGA 165Hz, Windows 11) - Black
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) GU603ZM-M16.I73060 (Intel Core i7-12700H Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB Graphics, 16" WUXGA 165Hz, Windows 11) - Black
By ASUS
$1,149.99
$1,499.00 23% OFF

Exterior

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Dimensions13.98” x 9.57” x 0.78” - 0.88” (355 x 243 x 19.9 - 22.3 mm)
Weight4.19 lbs (1.9 kg)
Colors
Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • 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
  • Integrated Fingerprint Sensor
  • Trackpad - 20% larger and more accurate glass precision trackpad.

Display

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Size16 Inches
Info16” WQXVGA 165Hz Display
16:10 Aspect Ratio 2560 x 1600 IPS 165Hz refresh rate 3ms response time Patone Validated 100% DCI-P3

Ports

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Ports
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (6)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, 100W Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, 100W Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0b
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps
  • 1 x headphone jack
Right (3)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
    v4.0
  • 1 x lock slot

Internal Specs

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2021 ROG Zephyrus M161
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H1,430100.00%
01,430

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

2021 ROG Zephyrus M161
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H8,121100.00%
08,121
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
MemoryUp to 48GB DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM
1 x 16GB on-board memory and 1 x SO-DIMM slot up to 32GB of DDR4 SDRAM.
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti
    Supports ROG Boost up to 1585MHz at 60W (75W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 - 6GB GDDR6
    Supports ROG Boost up to 1525MHz at 80W (95W with Dynamic Boost).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 - 8GB GDDR6
    Supports ROG Boost up to 1390MHz at 80W (100W 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

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Battery

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Size90 Wh
4-cell Li-ion battery
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Video Playback.
Power Supply
  • 240W power adaptor
    Propriety charger.
  • Supports charging via USB-C
    Supports USB Type-C PD 3.0 up to 10W.

Software

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
OSWindows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
Armoury Crate 1M Xbox Game Pass GameVisual Scenario Profiles

Camera & Audio

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
CameraHD Front-facing camera
720p (1280 x 720) camera.
Audio
  • 2 x 2W tweeter
  • 4 x 2W woofer with Smart Amp Technology
  • Audio by Dolby Atmos
  • Built-in array microphone
  • AI mic noise-canceling

Misc

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
SensorsFingerprint sensor on power button
Security
  • BIOS Administrator Password and User Password Protection
  • Kensington Lock
  • Fingerprint Authentication

Key Features

2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
At Glance
Released in Mid
2021
16:10 WQXVGA
16”
1600p 165Hz
Weight
4.19 lb
1.90 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i9-11900H
8C/16T, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,430
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,121
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
48GB
3200 MHz DDR4
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3070
8GB GDDR6 80W TGP

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16.

Supports Windows 11

The 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

Requirements2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i9-11900H
4GB RAM16GB → 48GB
64GB Drive512GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU8 cores
Great battery life of up to 10-hours

According to ASUS, the 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 lasts up to 10 hours of battery life.

Up to 10 hours
Video Playback.
Upgradable storage

The 2021 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

Storage Slots2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
M.2x2
Upgradable memory

The 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 has an onboard memory module and an additional RAM slot for expansion. Learn more

Memory2021 ROG Zephyrus M16
Slotsx0,1
TypeDDR4
Speed3200 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 80W TGP

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-11900H inside 2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 has a 18% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-10875H inside ROG Zephyrus M15.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2021 ROG Zephyrus M16 - Intel Core i9-11900H
8,121
ROG Zephyrus M15 - Intel Core i7-10875H
6,874
ROG Zephyrus M15 - Intel Core i7-10750H
5,412