ASUS 16" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 16 Gaming Laptop

BH #ASG650RWXS96 • MFR #GX650RW-XS96
ASUS 16" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 16 Gaming Laptop
Key Features
  • 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 8-Core
  • 32GB DDR5 | 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
  • 16" 2560 x 1600 Nebula HDR Display
  • 14" 3840 x 1100 ScreenPad Plus
Experience immersive gameplay with the ASUS 16" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 16 Gaming Laptop. The 16" ROG Nebula HDR Mini LED display features a 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. It also has a 165 Hz refresh rate and a 3 ms response time, which are paired with Adaptive Sync support for smooth gameplay. With a 10-bit color depth and a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, you'll experience vibrant colors. The display is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, Pantone Validated, and has Dolby Vision support. There is also the ScreenPad Plus, which is a tilting secondary touchscreen. The ScreenPad Plus provides additional information while you're playing. It can also be used for other apps for improved multitasking. The visuals are handled by a dedicated 3070 Ti with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The laptop is powered a 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 8-Core processor, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, and a 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD for fast performance and quick boot and load times.
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ASUS Zephyrus Duo 16 16" Overview

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Experience immersive gameplay with the ASUS 16" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 16 Gaming Laptop. The 16" ROG Nebula HDR Mini LED display features a 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. It also has a 165 Hz refresh rate and a 3 ms response time, which are paired with Adaptive Sync support for smooth gameplay. With a 10-bit color depth and a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, you'll experience vibrant colors. The display is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, Pantone Validated, and has Dolby Vision support. There is also the ScreenPad Plus, which is a tilting secondary touchscreen. The ScreenPad Plus provides additional information while you're playing. It can also be used for other apps for improved multitasking. The visuals are handled by a dedicated 3070 Ti with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The laptop is powered a 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 8-Core processor, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, and a 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD for fast performance and quick boot and load times.

Play multiplayer games while on the go by connecting to wireless networks via Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax). Need a more stable connection for intense online play? Plug into the Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 LAN jack. Use Bluetooth 5.2 technology to wirelessly connect a gaming mouse or controller. Windows 11 Pro is the installed operating system.

Zephyrus Duo 16
AMD Ryzen 9 Performance
The system houses an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX mobile processor. Its eight cores can be boosted up to 4.9 GHz.
16" ROG Nebula HDR Mini LED Display
The 16" ROG Nebula display is powered by AMLED technology from AUO and ROG's own in-house backlight algorithm. This adaptive control technology utilizes image processing as well as dynamic dimming and boosting to create hyper-accurate local dimming, which reduces the blooming effect seen on some HDR panels. This Mini LED display features a 2560 x 1600 resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio, a 165 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time, 10-bit color depth, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. The display is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, Pantone Validated, and has Dolby Vision support.
14" ScreenPad Plus
The ZenBook Pro Duo 16 includes a 14" tilting ScreenPad Plus, which is a secondary touchscreen. Powered by the ScreenXpert software, you can enhance your workflow and multitasking by extending your main display to the ScreenPad Plus, using its built-in apps to launch applications, view windows, use the second screen as a controller, and more.
ROG Intelligent Cooling
ASUS uses Thermal Grizzly's Conductonaut Extreme, which improves upon standard thermal pastes with 17 times higher thermal conductivity, resulting in up to 15°C cooler CPU temperatures. Used exclusively by ROG, this indium and gallium compound is unlike typical pastes, because liquid metal will also never dry out, improving long-term stability. There are also 84-blade Arc Flow Fans with a variable thickness design to reduce resonance and turbulence, while moving up to 13% more air.
Wireless Capabilities
Connect to local wireless networks with Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) technology, which stabilizes your connection and increases upload and download speeds. Bluetooth 5.2 capabilities allow you to use wireless peripherals such as headphones and mice.
Windows 11
Microsoft Teams Integration
Stay connected with friends, family, coworkers, and clients with Microsoft Teams Chat integrated onto the Windows 11 taskbar. With a touch, you can connect to your contacts via text, voice, and video, regardless of whether they're using Windows, Android, or iOS devices. You can also communicate with those who don't have the Teams app installed using two-way SMS messaging.
A New Start Position
Windows 11 has been completely redesigned from its predecessor to emphasize productivity, creativity, and ease of use. The customizable Start Menu is now at the center of the taskbar and utilizes the cloud, allowing you to quickly find and access recent files, regardless of what platform or device was previously used to view them. The streamlined Start Menu design also lets you pin apps and recent files in addition to powering down the system.
Making Productivity a Snap
Multitask with speed and efficiency with the ability to snap apps side by side. Snap Layouts and Snap Groups help to keep your windows organized using different layouts that are designed to fully optimize your screen space, no matter its size and resolution. Windows 11 also remembers their positions, so you can resume from where you left off when selecting Snap Groups from the task bar, allowing you to switch between both individual applications and entire projects. Snap Layouts are also automatically restored when docking laptops with external monitors.
Adapting to You
The Adaptive Input feature automatically optimizes the Windows 11 interface to however you prefer to interact with your device, whether it's using a mouse, keyboard, touch, voice, or handwriting.
Next Level Gaming
Windows 11 is designed to deliver smooth, immersive gaming experiences with DirectX 12 Ultimate providing realistic graphics at high frame rates while Auto HDR automatically adjusts your game's lighting and contrast for high dynamic range. DirectStorage technology streamlines data access to better take advantage of high-speed devices such as NVMe solid-state drives and directly from graphics cards without dragging down the CPU, which minimizes load times while helping to reduce artifacts such as texture popping. Topping it all off is Xbox Game Pass integration, which provides you with access to a massive library of games with a membership subscription.
Additional Windows 11 Pro Features
The Pro version of Windows 11 includes all the features that Windows 11 Home offers plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices can also join domains and the Azure Active Directory and have access to Enterprise device management features. Windows 11 Pro does not require a Microsoft Account or an internet connection when setting up for the first time.
Redesigned Microsoft Store
The Microsoft Store is rebuilt from the ground up for a streamlined experience when looking for content such as apps, games, movies, and shows. Apps downloaded from the Store have been tested for security and family safety. Android apps will also be available on the Microsoft Store through the Amazon Appstore and can be used directly on your PC from the taskbar or Start Menu.

ASUS Zephyrus Duo 16 16" Specs

Key Specs
Operating System
Windows 11 Pro
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9-6900HX
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Total Installed Memory
32 GB
Display Size
16"
Native Resolution
2560 x 1600
Touchscreen
Yes
Total Installed Capacity
1 TB
Ports
2 x USB-A 3.1/3.2 Gen 2
USB-C
1 x USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
1 x USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2 (Supports DisplayPort)
Display I/O
1x HDMI 2.1
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
5.2
Weight
5.75 lb / 2.61 kg
Model Year
Early 2022
Performance
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9-6900HX
CPU
3.3 to 4.9 GHz 8-Core
L3 Cache
16 MB
Graphics Type
Dedicated
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory Type
4800 MHz DDR5
Total Installed Memory
32 GB
Memory Configuration
2x 16 GB
Maximum Memory Capacity
64 GB
Memory Slot Type
260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots
2 (0 Available)
Buffered Memory
No
ECC Memory
No
Display
Panel Type
Mini-LED LCD
Display Size
16"
Aspect Ratio
16:10
Native Resolution
2560 x 1600
Touchscreen
Yes
Finish
Anti-Glare / Matte
Maximum Brightness
1000 nits / cd/m2
Color Gamut
100% DCI-P3
Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Variable Refresh Technology
FreeSync Premium Pro, G-Sync
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity
1 TB
Optical Drive
No
Inputs / Outputs
Ports
2 x USB-A 3.1/3.2 Gen 2
USB-C
1 x USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
1 x USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2 (Supports DisplayPort)
Display I/O
1x HDMI 2.1
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers
6 and Subwoofer
Built-In Microphones
1
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Communications
Network I/O
1x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support
2 x 2
Bluetooth
5.2
GPS
No
NFC
No
Webcam
User-Facing: 1 MP (720p)
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Capacity
4-Cell: 90 Wh
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard
with Backlight
Pointing Device
TouchPad
General
Security
HDD User Password Protection
Power Supply
280 W with Barrel/Proprietary
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions
14 x 10.5 x 0.81" / 35.5 x 26.6 x 2.05 cm
Weight
5.75 lb / 2.61 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
12.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
22.5 x 15.2 x 4.5"

ASUS Zephyrus Duo 16 16" Reviews

Top of the Line Gaming and productivity

By Timothy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-03

Software Heavy. I have been looking to replace my older laptop. this is one of two targets. The 8 core runs pretty hot after gaming an hour or two. upper 80's with a KLIM cooler. The computer is really built with the armory cate mandatory too enjoy all the computer has to offer. the Armory Crate is taxing on the system consuming some 25-30% cpu and ram.

Best portable purchase I've made.

By Ketsueki82
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-18

I love this model I play a few games on it but mostly use it for school and business. It will run every program I want without issues. The extra touch screen is great for navigation of Photoshop with the included software. It can also be used to directly write or edit with the feature to turn the keyboard off. It also allows for easy reading of long documents with the screen spanning feature. My only complaints are first you can't lock the function button on through the Amory Crate or My Asus programs. I would love to have instant access to my screen brightness and volume without having to press the function button. Secondly it's hard to dust under the touch screen I wish there was a user friendly way to disconnect the screen for easy cleaning.

Modern Tech

By Richard Rider
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-10

I love the graphics and the contemporary styling! Also all the options of configurations is impressive.

Power & Speed Machine 🔥

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-17

The Best Laptop in My Life, I completely recommend it to anyone looking for speed and Power!!!

Must have for musicians/artists/content creaters

By M0onM4n
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-17

Wish power port was on back. Super fast via wifi downloads, 10x faster than my PS4 plugged directly in :) extremely smooth, excellent navigation/organization tools. Should have gone with Asus ext warranty instead of 3rd party acc dam, Asus has a much better acc dam/ext warranty plan. Super happy with this beast of a laptop, wow.

The best in the world !

By Robertcatx
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

Amazing laptop ! Fast, fast, fast ! Exceptional design. Asus is always my first choice for computer related stufff and will keep this position.

Wowzer. a beast.

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-24

I was reluctant to take the Liquid metal path on my new laptop. having used Liquid metal in the past for direct die cooling. Liquid metal does dry up faster than normal paste. but the system runs well and I recommend due to cooling issues, the 3070ti pushes 150 fps with the 8 core hitting low 80's I'd keep the gpu unit selection and temps before going to big like a 3080ti. the 3070ti is way plenty for the nebula display also a thing of beauty. Great HDR and excellent contrast in dark area's. Also I had to choose between 32GB of ram or a 2 TB SSD. couldn't afford both. The Ram is used pretty hard, so i recommend 32GB. only two weeks, and the dual monitor allows to have discord, youtube all up while you game, some youtube help with game puzzles. Love this laptop. the prior laptop was a G750JZ. 4 core, M880 gpu, 16 ram. lasted from 2012 til still working. I hope this model is as good as the prior one.

Awesome Laptop!!!

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-20

I received this laptop about a month ago now and it has been tremendously fun. It performs great during game play and is also a workhorse for business. I would recommend this device to anyone that is looking for a gaming laptop that also makes sense for work related computing. Asus has done a great job and B&H Photo was the best place to buy the laptop, great service and they kept me up to date with the shipping.

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On the official website, the standard Duo 16 all ...

On the official website, the standard Duo 16 all include 2 TB PCIe. Why does this one only incorporate 1 TB PCIe?
Asked by: Ronghao
The ASUS website shows the highest spec available for this ASUS 16" ROG. There are lower configurations such as this model with 1TB.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2022-03-15

Is this computer a good choice if I am running 2d ...

Is this computer a good choice if I am running 2d modeling software like hi rez blender, or rhino?
Asked by: Andrew
This should be suitable for working in those programs. For rendering it will vary depending on what your expectations are.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-05-08

for video photo editingwhich option is the ...

for video photo editingwhich option is the best2kor4k
Asked by: Liyu
The 2K and 4K options are both good for video and photo editing on the ASUS 16" ROG Gaming Laptop.
Answered by: Nathan F
Date published: 2022-04-10

It says in the overview that a 100W power adapter ...

It says in the overview that a 100W power adapter is included in the box. Shouldn't it be 280w?
Asked by: Ruofei
The ASUS 16" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 16 Gaming Laptop BH #ASG650RWXS96 comes with a 280W power supply.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2022-05-17

Does this laptop (BH #ASG650RXXS97 MFR ...

Does this laptop (BH #ASG650RXXS97 MFR #GX650RX-XS97) with the 3080Ti come with any Thunderbolt ports?
Asked by: Raymond
This laptop does not have Thunderbolt ports.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-06-29

Does this model with the 1920 x 1200 main screen ...

Does this model with the 1920 x 1200 main screen have miniLED? Is this also Nebula HDR? What is the refresh rate?
Asked by: SPENCER
Yes, the ASUS 16" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 16 Gaming Laptop contains ROG Nebula Display with a Refresh Rate of 120Hz/ 240Hz.
Answered by: dariusb
Date published: 2022-05-09

Does this model have the 2.5k 165hz Nebula HDR ...

Does this model have the 2.5k 165hz Nebula HDR screen or the 4k120hz/fhd240hz Nebula Display screen?
Asked by: Kaiyuan
According to the Asus spec page, GX650RX and GX650RS have the WQUXGA(3840x2400) 120Hz / WUXGA (1920x1200) 240Hz Nebula Display screen, whereas GX650RW and GX650RM have the WQXGA (2560 x 1600) 165Hz Nebula HDR screen. So I'm not sure what in the world is being made or sold at this time.
Answered by: Viet
Date published: 2022-11-10

This model comes with the 3080 TI?

This model comes with the 3080 TI?
Asked by: Javier
Yes, the ASUS 16" ROG Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9-6980HX, E8, 32GB, 2TB PCIe SSD, Windows 11 Pro, Black) BH #ASG650RXXS97 has the RTX 3080 TI.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2022-03-06
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