ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop. Enjoy everyday gaming with this ASUS notebook PC. The 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM let you run graphics-heavy games smoothly, while the potent NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics produce high-quality visuals on the new fast 16-inch 144hz WUXGA display. This ASUS notebook PC has 512GB SSD that shortens load times and offers ample storage.
Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below)
Windows 11 Operating System
Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
16" WUXGA display with 144Hz refresh rate
The ultra bright 500nits display with 1920 x 1200 resolution. Swift 144hz refresh rate with 3ms response time. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
16GB dual channel system memory for intense multitasking and gaming
Reams of high-bandwidth Dual Channel memory to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
512GB Solid State Drive (PCI-e)
Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics
Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
Virtual Reality Ready
This computer has the required specs to run Virtual Reality hardware and software and is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality Ultra.
Six speakers powered by Dolby Atmos technology
Lush Dolby Atmos audio from six speakers with force cancelling woofers put you in the center of the action.
Weighs 4.19 lbs. and measures 0.78" thin
Thin and light for maximum portability, featuring a 16" screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
Wireless connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax)
Flexible, dual-band connectivity with greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 with improved responsiveness for even more devices.
One-zone RGB Keyboard Backlight
Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
Basic software package included
30-days trial of Microsoft Office 365
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation with 3D Mic. Array
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation clarifies upstream and downstream audio, filtering out unwanted noise to make voice communication clearer.
Built-in fingerprint reader
Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives
This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-definition video - plus Power over Cable for bus-powered devices - ideal for digital content creators.
Built-in HD webcam
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
¹Device comes with Windows 10 and a free Windows 11 upgrade or may be preloaded with Windows 11. The Windows 11 upgrade will be delivered to qualifying devices starting in late 2021 and into 2022. Timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware (see aka.ms/windows11-spec)
A:AnswerI couldn't find the answer to this in the manual or online so I decided to test it myself.
There are two M.2 slots on the motherboard. The first is labeled PCIE and the 2nd is labeled PCIE/SATA. The PCIE slot is PCIe 4.0 and the PCIE/SATA slot is PCIe 3.0.
The way I figured this out was to put a Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive in slot 2 then in slot 1. In slot 1, I read a peak performance of 6994 MB/s (see attached). That benchmark is only achievable with PCIe 4.0. Slot 2 had a peak performance of about 3500 MB/s which is consistent with PCIe 3.0.
A:AnswerHey! So it does have two USB-A ports. But for some reason they can be a little bit difficult to plug into at first. It might even feel like you are forcing it.
One of the ports is on the right side of the laptop and it’s the last port closest to the bottom of the keyboard. The other port is on the left side of the laptop to the right of the Ethernet port. I’ve also attached pictures with both circled.