Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2023) vs Acer Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) 2023

Please select specific configurations for the laptops to get a more accurate comparative review
CPU Intel Core i9 13900H


Evaluation of Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2023) and Acer Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) 2023 important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
You can adjust the importance of each feature to more precisely determine which laptop better suits your personal needs.
Adjust priorities
Priority (Weight)
Performance (Apps):
Gaming (3D):
Battery and Portability:
The higher the priority, the more it will affect the final NanoReview score.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2023)
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 240 versus 165 Hz
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 400 grams less (around 0.88 lbs)
  • Can run popular games at about 58-80% higher FPS
  • Thinner bezels and 35% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Much smaller footprint: 26% more compact case (135.3 vs 182.9 square inches)
Advantages of the Acer Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) 2023
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Around 16% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test

Value for money

Please input the prices of the laptops (with selected configurations) and press the "Calculate" button to determine which one offers better value for money.

Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2.3 kg (5.07 lbs) 2.7 kg (5.95 lbs)
Dimensions 355 x 246 x 21.1-22.9 mm
13.98 x 9.69 x 0.83-0.9 inches
399.3 x 295.5 x 26.8-27.6 mm
15.72 x 11.63 x 1.06-1.09 inches
Area 873 cm2 (135.5 inches2) 1180 cm2 (182.8 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~85% ~62.9%
Side bezels 5.2 mm 27.3 mm
Colors Black Black
Material Plastic Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° 140°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal Yes Yes
Number of fans 3 2
Noise level (max. load) 57.5 dB 49.5 dB


Size 16 inches 16 inches
Refresh rate 240 Hz 165 Hz
PPI 189 ppi 189 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision No
Sync technology G-Sync G-Sync
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Display tests
Contrast - 1200:1
sRGB color space 99.9% 100%
Adobe RGB profile - 85%
DCI-P3 color gamut 100% 80%
Response time 3 ms 8 ms


Full charging time 2:00 hr 1:15 hr
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left, Right Bottom
Charge power 280 W 280 / 330 W
Weight of AC adapter 800 grams 1196 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 2.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 5.4 GHz 5 GHz
Cores 14 (6P + 8E) 16 (8P + 8E)
Threads 20 24
L3 Cache 24 MB 30 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96 EU) Intel UHD Graphics (32EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 140 W 140 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX Yes, Advanced Optimus
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 4 nm 4 nm
GPU base clock 1395 MHz -
Memory size 8 GB 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 128 bit 96 bit
Memory speed ~16 Gbps ~16 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 4608 2560
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 144 80
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 32
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 4800 MHz 4800 MHz
Type DDR5 DDR5
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 64 GB 32 GB


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes


Speakers 2.4 (2 tweeters and 4 woofers) 2.0
Power 6x2W 2x2W
Dolby Atmos Yes No
Loudness ~84.4 dB ~76.1 dB
Microphones 3 2


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6E
Bluetooth v5.3 v5.2
Fingerprint No No
Infrared sensor Yes No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 4.0 2x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No Yes
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.7 mm 1.8 mm
Size 13.0 x 8.5 cm 12.6 x 8.3 cm
Surface Glass Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

Cast your vote

So, which laptop would you choose?
5 (27.8%)
13 (72.2%)
Total votes: 18


Write your opinion about the comparison of Acer Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71) 2023 and Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2023) or ask any questions