The price of the AMD-powered Zephyrus G15 went down to $1,649.99 for a while. After that, it crept up to $1,690 on Amazon, which might not appear attractive to a lot of customers. Thankfully, the price did not increase any further. Instead, we spotted a drop to $1,638 on the online retailer at the time, making it the second-best price we have ever seen for the RTX 3080-fueled gaming laptop.
At this time, the Zephyrus G15 is the best price-to-performance laptop in this price range, and considering that it has an 8GB GDDR6 RTX 3080, potential buyers will immediately pounce on the opportunity to get one of these as their daily driver. As for the specifications, the gaming laptop has a 15.6-inch 165Hz QHD screen with a 2560 x 1440 resolution.
This resolution is ideal as the laptop RTX 3080 GPU will be allowed to stretch its legs, and considering that it has a power limit of up to 100W, we believe you can get sufficient performance out of it. You also get an 8-core, 16-thread, Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU, along with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe 3.0 SSD. You should be informed that 8GB of RAM is soldered to the motherboard, so the maximum supported capacity is 40GB RAM.
As for storage, you get a 1TB PCIe NVMe drive that has occupied one M.2 slot, but there is an extra slot to expand your existing storage. There are a multitude of ports on this gaming laptop, but since the Zephyrus G15 features an AMD CPU, it does not support any Thunderbolt standard. The battery is a large 90Whr part, meaning you will easily get several hours away from the wall thanks to the power efficiency of the Ryzen 9 5900HS.
Best of all, this gaming laptop supports USB-C charging, but we still recommend hooking up the laptop with the included the barrel connector when playing games. For $1,638, some of you might consider this pricey but think of all that you are getting underneath the hood since that is what matters.