ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD Display, RTX 3060, Ryzen 7 5800H, GX551QM-ES76 Review

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 Gaming Laptop 

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 (GX551QM-ES76) is a 15.6″ high end gaming laptop with a modern and premium appearance, robust construction and a secondary 14″ touchscreen ROG ScreenPad Plus. It has a 15.6″ Full HD IPS display with a 300Hz refresh rate, the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card, 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM memory and Windows 10 Home operating system.

It has the Per-Key RGB keyboard and modern connectivity options including 802.11ax wireless and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port. The quarter one of 2021 release 5th generation octa core AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor (16M Level 3 cache) works at the speeds from 3.2GHz up to 4.4GHz with the turbo frequency. It supports SMT and hyperthreading for 8 cores to run 16 threads in parallel. 16GB DDR4 (2x 8GB) memory at 3200MHz offers quite good multitasking power for you to have different apps and browsers running at the same time. And this is assisted by the decent multitasking power of the Ryzen 7 5800H CPU.

The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 45 watts and the average CPU PassMark benchmark score is 21960 at the moment. You can expect around 4 hours of battery life in regular daily use and less with gaming. It is best that you keep it plugged in when you’re gaming. 1TB Solid State Drive is a large amount of storage space for your files, music, videos and games and lets you open your files and start the system quickly. Windows 10 Home is pre-installed on the new Zephyrus Duo SE with the ScreenPad Plus display and you will have a different kind of creativity and gaming experience on these two displays.

Asus ROG GX551 offers high speed and performance with both the daily and intensive tasks like immersive gaming at high settings and resolution, very smooth graphics, 3D rendering, streaming, photo editing and more. You have the 300Hz refresh rate and 3md response time screen for great gaming, which is also helped by the advanced CPU and GPU. You can play the latest demanding games easily and fluently in rich detail and fast paced frame rates per second. It is really nice to have the second screen and you’ll be able to interact, stay engaged, game with the team members, more browsers and streams or whatever you want to do.

15.6-inch Full HD non-touch Pantone validated display has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 300Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time and IPS panel with the large viewing angles both horizontally and vertically. It is nice to have the second 14-inch touch Rog ScreenPad Plus just above the keyboard. You can game, create, stream and do whateverASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 Gaming Laptop IPS FHD RTX 3060 you want. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card has the 6GB GDDR6 dedicated memory with ROG Boost. It is an advanced graphics card with an average G3D mark of 16729 at the time of this product review.

For your daily, less demanding graphics tasks the processor has the Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU with a video card benchmark score of 1686, which is quite good for an integrated GPU. And it even allows a good level of gaming- Dota 2 at low settings, LOL at medium and Quake Champions at high. The overall performance level is between the GeForce 940MX and GeForce MX150 dedicated cards. The system has the enhanced cooling system with the liquid metal compound and redesigned upgraded fans. There is a big 28.5mm section behind the ScreenPad that gets the cool air in from above and decreases the noise level.

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo SE weighs 5.47 pounds and measures 14.17 x 0.82 x 10.55 inches and is fairly portable for a gaming laptop. It has a robust and durable construction with a sleek and strong magnesium-alumunide chassis. You can recharge the battery from also the portable power packs with the Type-C charging with the Thunderbolt 3. You can hook up modern devices and transfer data very rapidly through the USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery. It charges the battery to full in about an hour. The wireless connection is the latest 802.11ax WiFi 6 with wider coverage, Bluetooth 5.1, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, a 3.5mm Combo audio jack, an HDMI output, and an RJ45 LAN jack.

The Zephyrus Duo GX551 is an easily upgradeable gaming laptop with the storage and memory slots available for your upgrades. 8GB is soldered into the motherboard and the second 8GB is in a slot. You can connect a second monitor at 4K Ultra HD resolution. It comes with a Stylus pen, but not with a mouse or a webcam and you need to get them separately if you’ll use them. It looks great, feels great, works very fast at high speeds, feels snappy overall, has a robust construction, having the second screen is great and most parts are easy to upgrade. It is not a cheap gaming laptop but you’re certainly getting what you pay for as it is quite a nice machine. It has an impressive average customer rating of 5 out of 5 stars by 13 users at the moment and first became available at on January 19, 2021.

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