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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

Updated: Aug 1


Want to meet a gaming monster ? It's Asus ROG Zephyrus G14. This masterpiece gonna rock the gaming scaffold and let it's users experience a new edge of gaming world. Until and unless , you read the article till the end you won't be able to know how much all-rounder it is, in terms of specifications. Let me explore all it's features and prices step by step.




PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

1. $ 1049 (₹ 78,601 roughly BASE MODEL



Specifications:-


a) AMD Ryzen 7-4800HS CPU, b) a GTX 1650 GPU, c) 8GB of RAM, d) a 512GB SSD and e) a 1080p at 60Hz display

2. $ 1449 ( ₹ 1,08,573 roughly)



Specifications :-



a) AMD Ryzen 9-4900HS processor, b) an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU with 6GB of VRAM, c) 16GB of RAM, d) a 1TB SSD and e) a 1080p at 120Hz display.

3. $ 1999 ( ₹ 1,49,785 roughly)



Specifications:-


a) AMD Ryzen 9-4900HS CPU, b) a RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU, c) 16GB of RAM, d) a 1TB SSD, and e) a 1440p at 60Hz display ( AniMe Matrix display )

DESIGN



A better body language is always in need to allure the crowd , now, whether it's about human beings or any electronic gadgets or something else. In the world of electronic devices, different companies have been pushing up their limits to upgrade one than what it was yesterday. And, meanwhile, Asus's engineers has engineered one of the finest quality gaming laptop, that is, Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 which is covering up interests of the mass by it's killing features. And what an Outlook !! Really an entrancing one !! I won't make you wait anymore. Straightly, let's alight to the point.



Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is a replica of snow flake . The entire lid has been coated with pure snow-white colour that is termed as " Moonlight White " by Asus. The entire lid is built up of magnesium-alloy that pinpoint it's endurance. An enticing pattern has been engraved on it's half of the lid which has been termed as " AniMe Matrix " .

In this AniMe Matrix design, half of the lid has been wrapped up with tiny openings diagonally. These tiny openings are fitted with 1215 mini monochromatic LEDs where each LED glows with 256 level of brightness control. Now there's a big ask. What does these LEDs do ? These LEDs project the GIFs, or your image or Zephyrus logo ( or anything else that you have set in the settings ) running across the lid. Also, the patterns ( whichever you choose ) which gets displayed on the lid gives a response to music and dance according to the beats of music. Not only gamers would like to own it, rather, it has also become a dream of several DJs to use it during a party . Isn't it a tantalizing one ? Have you ever passed across this type of fascinating configuration? I am absolutely certain that you can't steer your eyes when you see it live. This innovative move of Asus surely wins the heart of mob.



When you open the laptop, the interior part of it won't be as appealing as the outer part of it. Unlike the lid part, the interior part has been enameled with gray-silver colour which is not so bad in look even, just simple . But this has created an eye-catching difference between the outer and inner part, in terms of looks and adorableness. On the bottom left part of the lid, there is a ROG ( republic of gamers ) metallic stamp has been punched which gives brand-like sensation.

Do you like your hands to feel too heavy when you carry your device ? I don't think so your answer would be yes. Who even likes to feel like enervate just by carrying a device. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 won't be blurring your stamina . It measures 12.8 x 8.7 x 0.7 inches and weighs only 3.5 pounds ( 1.587 kgs ) which is lightweight in nature and doesn't enervate you.



Bezels of the screen are thin enough , except the bottom part which was if trimmed then then the quality of the design would have been a slight next to the present level. In its hinge part, you will get the engraved logo of Zephyrus .

DISPLAY



Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is configured with a 14 inch display along with 1920 x 1080 display resolution . The screen gets refreshed at the rate of 120 Hz further featured and works with AMD Free Sync technology ( although Zephyrus G14 is packed with NVIDIA GeForce graphics ) . What does it mean when someone says " AMD Free Sync " ? It's a feature owned by AMD that dilutes screen tearing issue. Sometimes it may occur that the screen gets cracked while you are watching a movie or involved in a gameplay. As an user myself , I would not up-vote this fact and don't even want 1% of it's existence in my device as it creates a sort of visual dilemmas.



As already said, bezels of Zephyrus G14 are truncated down to thin size which further helps in magnifying the screen details. Reproduction of colours are nicely done and well balanced . According to the colorimeter of Laptop Mag, Zephyrus G14 scales up to 117% of the sRGB color gamut and glows at a level of 323 nits of brightness. Sometimes it seems that the display colours are being popped out of the screen itself, which straightly insinuate the screen's projection capabilities.



KEYBOARD



Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 features a very comfortable keyboard. Comfortable in the sense that you can type easily without your fingers getting a feeling of being overworked. Keys offers a good travel distance and perfect actuation force. However, edge-to-edge keyboard is not present in Zephyrus G14, which was, if present, then users could have enjoyed a bigger one. Proper distancing have been made between the keys that offers faultless typing, because it may happen that you press that key which was not supposed to be pressed, rather you press it's neighbouring key by mistake. That's why distancing is necessary to achieve faultless typing.



Keyboard of Zephyrus G14 even features it's own Ergolift technology which helps to type at an angle.



White backlighting in Zephyrus G14 keyboard is not so admissible as it doesn't shine at that level at which it can be rejoiced at. The letters ( alphabets, numbers, signs etc. ) on the keys are clearly imprinted which do not cause any reading problems during typing, but, an issue emanates regarding their position on the keys. Letters are addressed just at top middle of the keys which doesn't let the white light to pass through it, and , as a consequence , the keyboard appears to glow with less light which would have never occurred if the position of the letters was a matter of concern of engineers. Light issue didn't cross the finishing line. Let me get you into it's next problem in the next paragraph.



Another problem stands of light leakage. But how ? From where does it leak ? The white light comes out through the edges of the key caps . It is due to the thin coating of silver grey colour across the edges of every key cap . If you look at the keyboard from the top position, the leakage wouldn't reach your eyes. But, looking the keyboard from an angle openly shows you that white light is glowing across the edge which do not looks good at all , as it seems an uneven distribution of light . And obviously, an uneven arrangements of anything cannot relish your vision, whether arrangement is of key caps or something else.



Above the keyboard, there are 4 buttons, that is, two volume buttons, mic muting button, ROG Armoury Crate button. This button controls the entire performance of CPU, GPU and fan speed.



What about touchpad then ?



Yes, I didn't forget about it. 4.1 x 2.4-inch touchpad is soft to touch and responsive one . Made up of glass, touchpad offers smooth surfaces to swipe and click. Right and left clicks are distinctive in between. Multi-touch gestures, two finger scrolling, three finger tabbing everything are very responsive in nature and listens to your finger actions.


AUDIO



A pair of 2.5-watt speakers and another pair of 0.7-watt tweeters are addressed at both sides below the keyboard , just opposite to each other. Loud and clear enough, these speakers gonna take you to an another level. Details of the music are clear enough to understand.



Sound of Zephyrus G14 is powered by Dolby Atmos technology. Dolby Atmos application, present in the device lets you choose several preset audio modes for different purposes, that is, gaming, movies and voice centric such as Dynamic, Movie, Game, Music and Voice . Best thing you can find about it is that you are able to create your own audio presets by using graphical EQ options.


PERFORMANCE AND STORAGE


Powered by AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS processor, ROG Zephyrus G14 runs blazing fast and brings a very commodious atmosphere for editing works like photo editing, video editing etc. . Multitasking has been strongly supported in Zephyrus G14 which can be easily viewed when you find that you are able to run 40-45 Google Chrome tabs and 4-6 You tube videos together without any signs of creeping in the device. Transcoding has become speedy in nature. It took only 6 minutes and 59 seconds to transcode a 4k video to 1080p video .



Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 packs 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. These two are one of the powerful contributors of Zephyrus G14 that drag up the strength of it's gaming . SSDs not only raises up the gaming pillars, but also eases transfers of applications, downloading, uploading processes etc. . What do you think about 1 TB SSD ? Does this configuration deserves claps of appreciation from the people ? Yes, it deserves. You may not believe in my words but this 1 TB SSD is just a mind blowing player that delivers spectacular strikes . A blazing fast !! This 1 TB SSD copied 4.97 GB of data at the rate of 1131 megabytes per second and completes in just 4.5 seconds. Yes , it's 4.5 seconds . Not a ballpark figure, rather, an experimented one. Won't it be great to make it a part of yours ? And don't forget that Zephyrus G14 is a gaming behemoth which, no doubt, needs top notch SSD.



Did I miss anything that needs to be explained to you all ?

Yes , I guess. It's graphics. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU with 6 GB of VRAM. An another contributor of gaming dexterity which guarantees a powerful gaming arena in Zephyrus G14.



Did you notice those words " Max-Q GPU " ? What does it mean ?



Max-Q GPU is just a maximum limit beyond which your device cannot use more power. Although, along with less power consumption, the level performance might not get matched with your level of expectations, but, less power consumption preserves battery energy and hence, it's life.

Aa we already know that the combination of Nvidia with AMD free sync has given a new touch to the gaming platform because the display screen won't get torn up .

BATTERY



Usually, the battery of gaming laptops do not last for a long period of time because gaming requires incessant intensive performance like a ball of fire which sucks up the energy of the device and needs to be plugged-in with a charger often. Even you have to carry the power brick everytime you go outside somewhere. But a twist has been brought which did a favor for the users. Battery of Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 promises a life of 11 hours and 32 minutes, at a stretch, till it's totally enervate . It has been proven after being surfed using Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness during a battery test. No need of carrying the power brick with you. I think 11 hours and 32 minutes is sufficient amount of time .


PORTS



In terms of quantity, ports and slots are enough in Zephyrus G14, both, on it's left and right sides.



Left side consists of :-


1. Power jack 2. 1 HDMI 2.0b port 3. 1 USB Type-C port 4. Headphone jack



Right side consists of :-


1. Kensington Lock Slot 2. 2 USB 3.2 ports 3. 1 USB Type-C port.

HEAT



Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 doesn't have any heating issues. It's different parts, like for example, keyboard, touchpad etc. doesn't get heated up too much while using. Usually what happens is the device gets too hot when a gameplay is being done. But ROG Zephyrus G14 didn't left any glass empty. It has against passed a favor. Even continuous gaming for 45 minutes does not heighten the temperature level so much. Isn't that great for us , especially, for gamers ? Comment down your opinions in the comment section please. Thank you for reading this article till the end. Hope it makes you clear everything that you need to know about Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

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