ASUS ROG Zephyrus G G502DU review – The Ryzen beast
I’ve talked about the Asus ROG laptops in the past on this website and I’ve always mentioned those are the best gaming laptop one could buy for the price. It’s software optimization and design philosophy are just perfect that you’ll not deny. Today I’ve a really special ROG Zephyrus. It is indeed special because it comes with a Ryzen 7 3rd generation mobile processor which is a personal favorite of many gamers on the desktop.
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Specification of Asus ROG Zephyrus
- Model number: Zephyrus G GU502DU_GA502DU
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 8 threads 2.3GHz
- RAM: 16 GB 2667 MHz
- Internal Graphics (Coupled with processor): AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics (8 GB)
- External Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design (16GB)
- Storage: 512GB Raid) M.2 NVMe PCIE SSD
- Display: 1920×1080 144Hz/3 MS IPS 15.6 Display.
- Ports: 3x USB-A 3.0 ports, 1x USB-C port, 1x HDMI, 1X RJ45 Ethernet port, 1x 3.5mm jack and 1x Charging port. Kensington lock
- Backlit Keyboard and trackpad
- Windows 10 Pro
- 230W Power adapter (Support Type-C PD 3.0 to 65W)
- Hi-Res Audio support
- VR Ready
- Intel 802.11ac (2×2) Gigabit Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Dimension: 360 (W) x 252 (D) x 18.9 (H) mm
- Weight: 1.9 KG
Build of ROG Zephyrus
I’ve always praised the Asus ROG laptops in the past for the brilliant build and they have always kept the legacy for the gamers continue. Asus ROG Zephyrus is no exception, the wonderful craftmanship of the design no matter if it will be the outer layer or the inner screen it is just amazing. I meant in the title itself, the beast not just in terms of the hardware but also in the terms of the build quality.
The brush metal dual tone finish at the top is so unique with the ROG logo is completely amazing. I could literally stare at it for such a polished look. More important such choice of material won’t attract much of dust to the laptop. Keeping it safe for over a long term and I must say Asus ROG team has understand each small detail over the years. So big thumbs up to the key choice of the material which can’t be found in any other gaming laptop for the Indian market. Hardly anyone comes close to the such choices.
The Craftsmanship of the product is truly remarkable, The amount of thinness which ASUS ROG Zephyrus G packs in is incredible. Such thin machine achieves a lot of performance perfect.Absolute Gizmos
Let me talk about the white backlit keyboard which has a minimum key travel which is really good. Infact while writing the review I am using the same keyboard. It did help me type little faster due to the less key travel but also good key noise if you want it to rely for gaming.
The G502DU comes with a 144hz 1080p display which has amazing viewing angles, the colors are vibrant. I think great combinations of all aspect of the hardware. Such things are only found in the ROG series of the laptop. Color space is limited to 60 percent of the sRGB. For the design I will give it 9 out of 10.
Benchmark and Performance
The Optimum performance also depends on the right optimization of the software. In ROG laptops you could use the external drive which has already installed games files and directly play without any issues or extra installations of directx or Microsoft vc++ or other addons. This software optimization and also even the sonic studio makes it amazing.
Let’s talk about benchmarks, cinebench r20 scored 1240 points for CPU (Without charging it scored 619pt) or another test case it scored 1825 cb. PCMark 10 scored 4320 in our test. Geekbench scored 803 in single core score while it scored 2889 in multi test score.
Here’s the CrystalDisk Mark Score
We did try to play games like Shadow of the tomb raider with the highest Ultra settings it scored 49 FPS. At high it scores 54 FPS while at mid it scored 57 FPS. Apex Legend at ultra-showcased 89 FPS at medium graphics it scored 106 FPS. I must say the twin inner fans played a vital role in the cooling of the device. The CPU and GPU share the same heat pipe.
It will still be the most recommend laptop for the price and amazing performance it does offer. For the Rs 80,000 approx. as per the current e-commerce listing, I will say it is definitely creating amazing value for money and performance beast. It doesn’t come with a dedicated web cam and a sub-par track pad. Since it is a gaming centric device the cons of the device won’t matter. Note: The device doesn’t has any Web Camera. I’ll always recommend it for gamers and video editors.