ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: ROG Zephyrus DUO 15
Laptop announced date: 30th November -0001
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
If you are looking for the best priced gaming laptop and was wondering how well the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 can run today’s latest games, then you are in the right place. We will be focusing this review on exploring how the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 performs against the most demanding games around and really getting a better understanding of this laptop’s price to performance today.
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Is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - This processor is excellent, and it meets and runs AAA titles released during 2021 with little problem. This laptop CPU has 6 cores. This is excellent for modern AAA gaming as the games start to require more cores for simultaneous activities.
Graphics Card - The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q is certainly a good gaming graphics card for a 2021 laptop. This GPU comes with 8GB, which is excellent and plenty powerful to meet the VRAM requirements of modern games.
System Memory - The 32GB is an excellent amount of system memory for modern gaming in 2021.
Screen Size - Our review laptop has a 15.6" panel. We certainly feel this is a good gaming laptop size in 2021 and gives a happy balance between portability and physical gaming viewability. When laptops get much smaller, it makes it harder to see in-game menus and some of the game huds can take up a lot of the screen area, leaving less space for you to see main game playing areas on physically smaller screens. Our target size for a gaming laptop is 17 inches, 15 inches is always a good size if portability is more your focus, but in our minds we want the largest screen size while still being portable, so we can more clearly see the games.
Refresh Rate - Refresh rates can be hard to see, when the laptop reseller doesn't make it clear. Assume 60Hz if this is the case. Ideally for a gaming laptop you want 120Hz. This means the games you run can get up to 120 frames per second, assuming the hardware inside them is powerful enough to deliver that FPS. The refresh rate caps a games deliverable FPS even if the hardware can deliver more FPS than the Hz. The top refresh rate for this laptop is 300Hz which is excellent for gaming. Get a panel with over 60Hz refresh rate would certainly be suitable for gaming.
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop
As gamers, one of the biggest choices we make for a new portable machine is to select a laptop with the right mobile graphics card. With this laptop we are specifically considering how the price-to-performance of the graphics card looks and if it has the capability to run modern popular games like today’s most popular titles, God of War 2018 and Far Cry 6 in ultra graphics settings on its native 1080p resolution. The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q card that's powering the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop, when compared to today’s top 500 most demanding games, can run 492 at min system specs and will run 332 games when comparing to their increased recommended system requirements.
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Comparing ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
Now let us compare the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop to other gaming laptops, with regards to the performance ability it delivers and when considering the price of the laptop. Obviously there are many things that go into a quality laptop build, but at this point we want a standardised system to compare across laptops just on that criteria. It will consider $0 of the laptop with regards to its key hardware capability in running modern games performance delivered by this laptop’s hardware.
This laptop gets a 0 for P2P. With a number of ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 laptops in the model lineup this particular variant places at the 5th position for Price to Performance value. Laptops closer to the top place (1st) are value gaming laptop options that deliver the best performance for the laptop price.
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|Processor||Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 3200MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 300Hz
ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2||$6,999.00|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K||$8,299.00|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i5-10300H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2||Price Unknown|
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $999. Our ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop’s price to performance is % when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. Second on the Price to Performance laptop ranking at the moment is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 which we have a recorded price of $1049. If we compare our laptop to this one then our laptop returns with % performance/ price rating figure than it.
How does the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Now we will see if our laptop compares favourably against the top CPU performance focused mobile PC that is currently available. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz to compare against our Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz processor from our review laptop. We can see that the top end CPU currently delivers 35% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz.
Today there are 451 games recommended system requirements that are worse than our CPU’s performance capability, this is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games right now. This figure becomes 499 games, when we look at the 500 demanding games for minimum processor system requirements.
Games these days have a range of processor requirements so let's look at a few popular games of today, and check our laptop CPU against the games recommended requirement. First off, God of War 2018 and our laptop processor gets 31% better performance rating. Next we have Far Cry 6 where our CPU gets 9% better performance and finally another popular title at the moment is God of War: Ragnarok, which has a performance difference of : 41% better, when put against our laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz.
How does the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Wondering how strong this laptop is in the GPU department, then let's have a look at it compared to one of the current best GPU performing laptops available today and this should show us the relative graphics performance of our review model. Lets grab a graphics focused laptop for comparison then. We have chosen the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop for its graphical performance. This big hitting GPU laptop comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card in it that performs 40% better if we bench it against our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics hardware.
Interestingly we can see 332 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s GPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 492 games are worse than our GPU performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop GPU GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q against God of War 2018. This video card performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 31% better performance against the game’s recommended GPU system requirements. Then we have Far Cry 6 and our laptop was 9% worse in graphics performance and another popular title today is God of War: Ragnarok which we saw our review laptop get 22% better compared to our laptop gpu.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
There is a lot of talk about getting 4K capable monitors and our review laptop has a 1080p native resolution, and a physical 15.6" panel. Lets explore if it would be better for you to grab a laptop with a 4K screen rather than the 1080p offered here? With 60Hz being the usual screen refresh rate on 4K laptop panels this would cap a game to run at no more than 60 frames per second, even if the 4K laptop hardware could deliver more. And then most AAA games require more powerful hardware than a laptop houses to play stable 4K Ultra graphics setting games, even at a passable but, some would consider, a bit low, 60FPS. It’s worth noting that the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 panel is available with the following panel refresh rates 300Hz.
So a quick lowering of a AAA game’s screen resolution, from a native 4K laptop panel down to either 1080p or perhaps 1440p would increase the frame rate. And thus improve the stability of your gameplay. But a laptop display panel has a fixed number of pixels. Moving away from that exact number of pixels in a game lowers the definition quality of the graphics in the game. Making the experience sub par and if you do this often, then this seriously puts into question your choice for a 4K gaming laptop. The 1080p laptop could run games you love at 4K resolution, with a few tweaks to the graphics settings? In this situation you can always plug the gaming laptop you are not on the move, plug the laptop into a 144Hz or better desktop monitor that’s 28inches and comes with a 1440p or 4K resolution to enjoy modern gaming without FPS or size limits.
Maybe you are hoping to enjoy your 4K streamed movies and TV shows while on the move. And if you have access to this 4K content and it's your prime use for your new laptop then perhaps it's worth considering a 4K panel, rather than this 1080p.
We think don't spend your extra cash on getting a 4K laptop to game on, as it's likely to feel disappointing to buy a super shiny new 4K laptop, then have to lower the resolution while playing your games, delivering a blurry in-game experience, and only getting up to a maximum 60FPS due to the usual 60Hz 4K panel restriction.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
A well priced 1440p gaming monitor today is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. With its 75Hz refresh rate and a current price of $311.99 it should go nicely with this ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop. To help you get a bit more insight into the pricing trends of this 1440p monitor, we have price tracked this monitor and saw its lowest price recorded at $229.99, which was taken on 9th Mar 2021.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
A well priced 4K gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate is the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz. It has a price today of $618 and should be a nice accompaniment to the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop. We price track a number of carefully chosen laptop peripherals and during these past couple of weeks we saw that this 4k monitor has seen a slight price increase, but despite that it is still better quality to value compared to our other favourite monitors. Its recent price increased by $618, so perhaps it can be found a little cheaper elsewhere at the moment The cheapest we have tracked this 4k monitor was for the price of $549.99, on 13th Nov 2020.
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However, you could be after watching 4K streaming content on your laptop, while on the move. Then perhaps the 17inch laptop screen and 4K resolution is going to net a more enjoyable experience than a 1080p alternative.
For now in the laptop space, it looks best to stick with 1080p panels. This way your laptop’s physical size remains practical and portable, 17inch laptops are plenty big enough. And at the moment you will still have to lower game resolutions down from 4K, on the bigger hitting AAA titles, that would then get playable, but sub par visuals and you would still hit the 60FPS cap if your hardware could go beyond 60FPS.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop
Of the mice we monitor and price track, today’s top mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, priced at $12.99. Today's best value and good quality mouse has enjoyed a price reduction of $32.26, and provides another reason for us to suggest it to compliment this laptop. Another point of interest was that we saw this mouse priced at $11.99, which we tracked on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
A headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 laptop is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $36.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $34.99.