Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2021) vs Asus ROG Zephyrus M16

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Evaluation of Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2021) and Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 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
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2021)
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 360 versus 144 Hz
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Can run popular games at about 17-23% higher FPS
  • Better webcam recording quality
Advantages of the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
  • Slightly easier to carry: weighs 110 grams less (around 0.24 lbs)
  • Around 40% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Features a much bigger (~38%) battery – 90 against 65 watt-hours
  • Thinner bezels and 7% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Provides 67% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 300 nits

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2.01 kg (4.43 lbs) 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs)
Dimensions 355 x 235 x 16.9 mm
13.98 x 9.25 x 0.67 inches
355 x 243 x 19.9 mm
13.98 x 9.57 x 0.78 inches
Area 834 cm2 (129.3 inches2) 863 cm2 (133.8 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~80.4% ~86%
Side bezels 4.8 mm 5.2 mm
Colors Black Black
Material Aluminum Plastic
Transformer No No
Opening angle - 180°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber Yes No
Liquid metal No Yes
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) 51.6 dB 56 dB


Size 15.6 inches 16 inches
Refresh rate 360 Hz 144 Hz
PPI 141 ppi 142 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels
HDR support No No
Sync technology G-Sync Adaptive Sync
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Screen space comparison
ROG Zephyrus M16
16″ (16:10 ratio) = 115.1 in2
Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2021)
15.6″ (16:9 ratio) = 104 in2
~10% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 1400:1 -
sRGB color space 97.1% 100%
Adobe RGB profile 66.9% 75.3%
Response time 2 ms 3 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time - 1:30 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 230 W 140 / 240 / 280 W
Weight of AC adapter 617 grams 550 / 1050 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 2.3 GHz 1.9-2.3 GHz
Turbo frequency 5.1 GHz 4.6 GHz
Cores 8 8
Threads 16 16
L3 Cache 16 MB 24 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU)
Fabrication process 14 nm 10 nm


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

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 70 W 60-75 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX Yes
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock 1050 MHz 1350 MHz
GPU boost clock 1402 MHz 1598 MHz
Memory size 6 GB 4 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 192 bit 128 bit
Memory speed 12 Gbps 12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 3840 2560
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 120 80
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 48
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 4800 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR5 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 1
Max. ram size 64 GB 48 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 2.0 2.2 (2 tweeters and 2 woofers)
Power - 2x2W, 2x2W
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness ~84.6 dB ~80 dB
Microphones 4 2


Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.2
Fingerprint No Yes
Infrared sensor Yes No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 720 1280 x 720
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.0
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 No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel - 1.7 mm
Size 13.0 x 8.0 cm 12.9 x 8.6 cm
Surface Glass Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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