Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Review
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is one of the most powerful yet portable and fashionable laptops of 2020. Zephyrus G14 lets you play most of the hardcore games and can do your day-to-day business and professional work.
The laptops of the ROG series from Asus, also known as the Republic of Gamers, are quite popular. In 2020 Asus has released their newest addition to this lineup – the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, one of the most powerful yet lightest laptops out there.
CPU and performance
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is powered by AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS CPU. This could be one CPU from AMD that could compete with Intel’s top model CPU. This 35W 4900HS AMD CPU has 8 cores, 16 threads, and a clock speed of 3.0 GHz which can be boosted up to 4.4 GHz. That means it can perform on par or even better than the Intel Core i9-9800H. With this amount of power, you can have productivity and desktop-like gaming performance on the go.
GPU and Memory
It is remarkable the way Asus has built this Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop. They managed to put the 4900HS CPU with the Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q in a 14-inch-sized laptop, and amazingly it weighs just over 3.5 pounds. It also has 16 GB of ram and 1 GB of SSD.
Added to that, it also has a 14-inch non-touchscreen 1920X1080 resolution with a 120 Hz rate display, which enables you to have an eye-soothing experience while playing games and consuming media. but, the 16:9 aspect ratio might be problematic for some creative users
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A long-lasting battery is something that you should lookout. With a 4-cell 76 WHr battery, You can have 7 hours of non-stop YouTube playback from a single charge. Added to that 180W AC adapter will help you to charge the device quickly as well.
Keyboard and Touchpad
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 has both a good keyboard and touchpad. The trackpad is good in size and easy to press. The keyboard also has decent keys to work with. It has a backlit but unfortunately not any flashing and coloring RGB.
This laptop has tons of usable ports. Two USB-C, two USB-A, an HDMI, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. You can charge it with a USB-C port, but it also has a port for a 180W charging adapter too.
Design and Build Quality
Along with the powerful configuration inside, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 has an impressive build structure on the outside. The whole body is made of magnesium. It has an impressive modern design on the outside.
That means a gaming laptop, and it does not only have flashy RGB lights, rather you can use this in any professional setting as well.
Anime Matrix Display
One of the unique features Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 possesses is the anime matrix, a mini white LED display capable of playing an animation on the back cover of the laptop.
On the contrary, this laptop also has negative sides as well. Being a gaming laptop heating is an issue for this laptop. The fan of the processor in this laptop makes a noise, which might be a problem for someone.
One of the biggest downfalls of this G14 is that it does not have any webcam in the build. If you want to stream or have a meeting, it could be a deal-breaker.
Speakers and Fingerprint
The fingerprint reader located under the power button is not that fast. The speakers might also be an issue for some users as it is not that loud but okay.
In the concluding remarks, we can say that, if you are looking for a compact-sized gaming laptop but also wants to perform your professional and daily tasks flawlessly, then the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 would be the perfect choice for you.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
if you are looking for a compact-sized gaming laptop but also want to perform your professional and daily tasks flawlessly, then the Asus Zephyrus G14 would be the perfect choice for you.
- Powerful CPU and GPU
- Comfortable touchpad and keyboard
- Strong Battery life
- Good build quality
- No webcam
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- Overheating issue