ASUS GU603H spotted at certification office
The manufacturer might launch a 16-inch ROG Zephyrus laptop, a leak from the South Korean certification office indicates.
ASUS currently offers two gaming laptop series: ROG STRIX and ROG Zephyrus. The ROG STRIX is clearly more gamer-oriented whereas the latter, usually paired with GeForce Max-Q GPUs are a lot thinner and portable designs. The ROG Zephyrus series feature multiple variants, such as dual screen Zephyrus Duo, ultra-premium Zephyrus S series, or mainstream variants such as G or M series. The previous generation of the M and G series offered very similar designs, but internally they were different.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 (GU603H), Source: Safetykorea
In 2020 ASUS launched G14/G15 laptop series exclusively with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs, while its M15 series received Intel’s 10th Gen Core H-series. This year ASUS already launched its 2021 G15 series, which offers a significant upgrade over the predecessor (better thermals, lighter design, better sound system), not to mention the powerful AMD Ryzen 5000H series. Meanwhile, Intel will soon unveil its 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake-H series, and for this occasion, ASUS will launch its new 2021 M-series.
The big news would be that the next generation of M-series will feature 16-inch variants. A laptop with a product code of GU603H has just been spotted at the certification office. The GU undoubtedly stands for M series, whereas 6 means it’s a 16-inch laptop. The GU603 would therefore be an upgrade over GU502 (2020 M15), that is unless ASUS is also planning the 2021 M15.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 (GU603H) vs 2020 M15 (GU502) vs 2021 G15 (GA503)
A 16-inch laptop design should be a perfect choice for those who can’t decide whether they need a 17-inch or 15-inch laptop. The former is usually heavier and less portable while 15-inch might not offer the same viewing experience in games or when watching movies. An important question here is whether ASUS will equip ROG Zephyrus G16 with a 16:10 screen. The popularity of 16-inch, 16:10, 2560×1440, and 165Hz screens should only increase from now, other brands such as Lenovo have already showcased their designs with such displays (Lenovo Legion 7).