There are many gaming laptops. Right before the new laptops with new Raptor Lake and RTX 40xx technology become available, we run a representative of the current generation through our tests, and it actually turns out quite impressive.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 in our test configuration with a Core i9-12900H and RTX 3070 Ti shows many strengths and hardly any weaknesses in our tests, resulting in winning an award with us and deserving a purchase recommendation with a referral to the new devices.
We like the bright 16-inch display with 165 Hz in the 16:10 format (2,560 x 1,600 pixels), the powerful processor performance, and the good battery life. Asus even takes care of some details that are often neglected by other manufacturers, for example equipping the M16 with four speakers, which ensures a much better sound than many competitors can offer. Two USB-C ports, Thunderbolt 4, and Power Delivery are also useful equipment features.
Even though with its TGP of 120 W, the RTX 3070 Ti doesn’t run at its absolute top level, the gaming laptop remains relatively quiet and cool with this. Find out in our extensive test what the laptop is able to offer.
A C64 marked my entry into the world of PCs. I spent my student internship in the repair department of a computer shop and at the end of the day I was allowed to assemble my own 486 PC from “workshop remnants”. As a result of this, I later studied computer science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, with psychology also being added to my studies. After my first job as a research assistant at the university, I went to London for a year and worked for Sega in computer game translation quality assurance. This included working on games such as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Company of Heroes. I have been writing for Notebookcheck since 2017.
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I’ve been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I’ve been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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