Best Asus laptops 2022: our top picks

PRICE
VERDICT
REASONS TO BUY
REASONS TO AVOID
VERDICT
REASONS TO BUY
REASONS TO AVOID
Asus laptop against a white background
We picked out some of the best Asus laptops of 2022 in every category.
EDITOR'S NOTE: November 2022

Well folks, we're getting very close to Black Friday and Cyber Monday now, which means we're practically guaranteed to see a tonne of sales on Asus products. Most of the laptops in this list are very likely to see discounts to varying degrees, so if you're looking for a new Asus device, get ready to wade into the thick soup of Black Friday sales.

We've got a page up for the best deals on laptops (and a separate one just for gaming laptops), which we'll update with as many great discounts as we can find as soon as the sale event hits. For now, you can check out our predictions.

Christian Guyton, Computing Editor

The best Asus laptops don’t just offer great performance: they're also stylish, durable machines that sit at the top of the laptop pile. In fact, with such recent and stellar offerings as the company’s ROG Zephyrus series, Asus is quickly gaining a reputation that would match that of HP or Dell, and cementing itself as one of the best options for gamers on the go.

With its ever-expanding roster of excellent laptops, Asus is making sure that it’s giving consumers more options - whether that's super-powerful gaming laptops, budget-conscious devices, or esoteric creative platforms like the awesome dual-screen Zenbook Duo 14.

If you're looking to buy an Asus product, we've selected the cream of the crop. There's everything from affordable Chromebooks to high-end Ultrabooks, from 2-in-1 hybrid notebooks to conventional laptops, and of course some of the best gaming laptops on the market. To help you save even more, we also included our price comparison tool for the best laptop deals.

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503 is a high-performing gaming laptop.

(Image credit: Asus)
Still the very best Asus laptop

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H – 9 5900HS
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 – 3080
RAM: Up to 32GB
Screen: 15.6-inch QHD (1440p), 165Hz, 3ms, 300 nits
Storage: 1TB

Reasons to buy

+
Outstanding performance
+
Incredible battery life
+
Great price

Reasons to avoid

-
No webcam
-
Tenkeyless keyboard

Even though it's been kicking around for a little while now, Asus has yet to top the incredible ROG Zephyrus G15. The 'Republic of Gamers' line has a wide variety of great gaming laptops, but the Zephyrus G15 is definitely the best of the bunch.

We've got a powerful high-end AMD Ryzen CPU, a selection of Nvidia RTX graphics cards, and a gorgeous 1440p screen with a snappy 165Hz refresh rate, perfect for watching movies, playing games, or just browsing the web. Those powerhouse components are wrapped up in a sleek, durable exterior with a pleasingly refined design.

The battery life is stellar too, making this both an effective desktop PC replacement and a capable on-the-go workhorse. As one final shunt at its competitors, Asus also made the ROG Zephyrus G15 one of the best-value gaming laptops on the market; it's not a budget machine by any means, but it offers incredible performance for the asking price and you're not paying extra for the brand the way you will with Razer or Alienware.

Read the full Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 review

The Asus Chromebook Flip brings a lot of what we love about Asus laptops.

(Image credit: Asus)
Premium Chromebook specs, economic Chromebook pricing

Specifications

CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
RAM: 4GB
Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare
Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC

Reasons to buy

+
Elegant tablet mode
+
Tactile keyboard

Reasons to avoid

-
No out-of-box Android app support
-
Middling speakers

The best Asus laptops aren't just premium all-singing, all-dancing devices with huge price tags, as the excellent Asus Chromebook Flip C302 demonstrates. The Asus Chromebook Flip C302 brings a lot of what we love about Asus laptops to an affordable Chromebook that's ideal for day-to-day tasks and for students working on their homework. That means it's got excellent build quality, a fantastic design and packs some great hardware that makes it one of the best Chromebooks out there, with an Intel Core processor, full 1080p display, touchscreen, backlit keyboard and USB-C port.

Read the full review: Asus Chromebook Flip

The Asus ZenBook 13 is a multi-tasking champ that will last through hours.

(Image credit: Asus)
A gorgeous AMD-powered ultraportable

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
Graphics: AMD Radeon
RAM: 16GB
Screen: 13.3-inch OLED FHD (1080p), 400 nits
Storage: 1TB PCIe SSD

Reasons to buy

+
Gorgeous OLED display
+
Jaw-dropping battery life

Reasons to avoid

-
Radeon graphics underwhelming

Asus takes the ultrabook concept to the next level with the Asus ZenBook 13. If the gorgeous OLED display doesn’t win you over with its bright and vibrant colors, then maybe the battery life will, which runs circles around most of the competition. And, it has enough power to tackle most of your computing needs, though its graphics performance leaves something to be desired, especially compared to Intel’s Iris Xe. It’s also, unfortunately, missing a headphone jack or Thunderbolt 4 support.  However, if those aren’t dealbreakers, this device is a multi-tasking champ that will last through hours and hours of use.

Read the full review: Asus ZenBook 13

The Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502 is a great-looking piece of kit.

(Image credit: Asus)
Intel’s latest mobile tech brings its A game

Specifications

CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i7
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti – RTX 2070 Super
RAM: 16GB
Screen: 15.6-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 16:9 anti-glare display, 60Hz – 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS, 144Hz
Storage: 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD

Reasons to buy

+
Excellent battery life
+
Good gaming performance
+
Fast screen

Reasons to avoid

-
Not the most powerful
-
You're paying a lot for the design

Those in the market for a mid-range gaming device might adore the Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502. It’s a great-looking piece of kit, serving as another entry to Asus’ much-vaunted ROG Zephyrus lineup of stylish thin and light gaming laptops. And, that fast screen makes it a joy for gamers with a predilection for fast-paced games. But, does it measure up to the most powerful laptops out there? While not cutting-edge, the Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502’s specs are decent for graphically intensive games and its battery can last a while, which makes it the best Asus laptop if you’re not looking for a maxed out machine.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502

The Asus VivoBook S15 is just as impressive as the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

(Image credit: Asus)
Thin, light and capable

Specifications

CPU: up to 10th-generation Intel Core i7 – i9
Graphics: Intel UHD 620
RAM: 8GB / 12GB / 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
Screen: 15.6” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS level wide-view technology
Storage: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe SSD

Reasons to buy

+
Bright, colourful 15.6-inch screen
+
Weighs just 1.8kg
+
Powerful i7 processor

Reasons to avoid

-
Merely average battery life
-
Only 1080p resolution
-
ScreenPad is a bit weird

In a nutshell, the Asus VivoBook S15 is one of the best laptops we’ve tested in recent months. Short of handling heavy-duty gaming, this is an extremely capable laptop that’s just as impressive as the 16-inch MacBook Pro, but is smaller, lighter and considerably less expensive. If you’re looking for a powerful laptop without paying a premium, this is among the very few out there worth considering. And, you’re getting a vivid screen, an ErgoLift hinge for a better typing position and that legendary ASUS ScreenPad to improve your productivity with it. So you’re basically getting a feature-rich laptop for considerably less than its rivals. 

Read the full review: Asus VivoBook S15

The Asus ZenBook Flip 15 has premium laptop delivers all the right basics and a few innovative extras.

(Image credit: Asus)
A capable and premium 2-in-1 laptop

Specifications

CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q
RAM: 8GB – 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
Screen: 15.6" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) – 4K UHD (3840x2160) 60Hz Glare Touchscreen
Storage: 512GB – 1TB PCIe Gen3 SSD

Reasons to buy

+
Incredibly thin and light
+
Vibrant, glare-free screen

Reasons to avoid

-
Weak sauce graphics
-
Tinny speakers

If you are looking for a great all-rounder that ticks a lot of boxes, then you’ll appreciate the Asus ZenBook Flip 15. This premium laptop delivers all the right basics and a few innovative extras on top of that. Among the best Asus laptops out there, this 2-in-1 top-notcher boasts powerful specs – including a discrete graphics card – as well as a stunning touchscreen display, a flawless design, plenty of ports, facial recognition login, and a portable chassis. As for its extras, if the unique 360-degree ErgoLift hinge, Asus ScreenPad, Harman Kardon speakers and Alexa integration don’t impress you, we don’t know what will.

Read the full review: Asus ZenBook Flip 15

Asus TUF Dash F15

(Image credit: Asus )
A super-affordable gaming laptop

Specifications

CPU: Up to Intel Core i7
Graphics: Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
RAM: Up to 16GB
Screen: 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) 240Hz
Storage: 1TB PCIe SSD

Reasons to buy

+
Amazing performance for the price
+
Thin, lightweight form factor
+
Very good battery life

Reasons to avoid

-
No webcam
-
Keyboard backlighting can't be customized

With the Asus TUF Dash F15, budget-minded gamers have another excellent option on their hands. While the price tag isn’t exactly bargain basement and the performance won't compete with high-end gaming laptops, it's among the best Asus laptops for those who want a really good price-to-performance ratio.

It's also generally just a pretty great laptop, with a snappy 240Hz display and a decent selection of internal components. The price ranges a fair bit depending on what spec you want, but even the RTX 3070 model isn't outrageously expensive and will give you top-notch 1080p gaming performance. As an added bonus, it's also impressively thin and light for a gaming laptop, with fans that won't deafen everyone around you!

Read our full Asus TUF Dash F15 review

The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E is more useful and customizable than ever.

(Image credit: Future)
The future of laptops?

Specifications

CPU: 11th-gen Intel Core i5 – i7
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
RAM: Up to 32GB
Screen: 14.0-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 16:9, IPS-level Panel anti-glare touchscreen display, 400nits
Storage: up to 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD

Reasons to buy

+
ScreenPad Plus is better
+
Slim and light design
+
Great performance

Reasons to avoid

-
Keyboard placement is awkward
-
ScreenPad Plus still isn't for everyone

The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E’s dual-screen format sets it apart from everything else, and that secondary screen isn’t a mere curio either. It’s now more useful and customizable than ever, and its functionality should expand in due time. That’s on top of giving you a second screen to spread out. With or without that second screen, this is also one capable laptop, touting impressive specs for plenty of power, as well as a beautiful main screen and an awesome battery life. This is a game-changer of a laptop, for sure, with plenty of potential that we’re sure to come with updates.

Read the full review: Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482E

The ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FAC's got excellent battery life and a thin bezeled display.

(Image credit: ASUS)
A 13-inch laptop with a number pad

Specifications

CPU: Intel Core i7 10510U
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM: 16 GB
Screen: 13.3" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz
Storage: 512GB SSD

Reasons to buy

+
Has a numpad
+
Really compact
+
Long battery life

Reasons to avoid

-
Weird keyboard layout
-
No Thunderbolt 3

Asus is offering another reason to go for 13-inch laptops – the numeric pad that’s understandably a constant no-show on most laptops. The ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FAC has found a way to add the feature, albeit a virtual one, on its trackpad, which now acts like Apple’s Touch Bar to accommodate it. But, it isn’t the only feature this laptop boasts. It’s got excellent battery life, a thin-bezeled display, and an impressive performance in a sophisticated chassis that you can easily show off at business meetings. The keyboard is slightly cramped and the display is non-touch, but it’s pretty affordable so those aren’t deal-breakers.

Read the full Asus ZenBook 13 (2021) review

Michelle Rae Uy
Buying Guides Editor

Michelle Rae Uy is the Buying Guides Editor here at TechRadar. She's a Los Angeles-based tech, travel and lifestyle writer covering a wide range of topics, from computing to the latest in green commutes to the best hiking trails. She's an ambivert who enjoys communing with nature and traveling for months at a time just as much as watching movies and playing sim games at home. That also means that she has a lot more avenues to explore in terms of understanding how tech can improve the different aspects of our lives.