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  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Performance, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium slim & affordable performance beast

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    Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is a premium slim super powerful gaming laptop that ASUS has built with no compromise on build quality or performance. This laptop features AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS Series with 8 Cores/16 Threads. HS series processor is targeted towards gamers and content creators with high performance and great battery life. There are 2 other models with low- and high-end specifications compared to this model. Higher end model which is slightly expensive ($1999) has anime matrix LED & QHD 60Hz display and lower/base end model ($1050) has Ryzen 7 4800 HS, 8GB RAM, 512 GB SSD. I suggest to get this model if you are looking for better performance and to me the higher end model with QHD is an overkill for 14inch laptop. What is in the box: Asus ROG ZEPHYRUS G14 laptop, 180W Power adapter, Manual/warranty sheets. Measurement & Weight: It measures 12.8 x 8.7 x 0.7 inches (32.5 x 22.1 x 1.8cm) and weighs 3.5 pounds (1.6kg). Display: 14 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS-level panel, 120Hz. Color: Comes in 2 different colors. Moonlight white & Eclipse Gray. I received the Moonlight white color and its made of magnesium alloy which looks very cool and durable. Design: Lid on this laptop is unique, with a diagonal cut separating two portions and a series of small holes. There is also an emblem at the left of the lid for “Republic of Gamers, Est 2006”. This 14 inch display has a thin bezel with white backlighting on the keyboard. It lacks RGB backlighting unlike other gaming laptops. Also, the keyboard and trackpad is of silver color and not white as exterior. Not sure why ASUS went with 2 colors for this laptop but it looks good. Asus also used the same ErgoLift hinge that was in Zenbooks where the bottom of the laptop lift up at a slight angle when opened fully. This is a great design to open the laptop in one hand and very useful for typing both ergonomically and for air flow/heat expulsion. Couple of grills on the top, bottom and both sides of laptop for great ventilation to reduce heat due to gaming. Windows 10 was preinstalled and upon initial boot and with few questions like country and keyboard selection it asked to login to my Microsoft account and once done, it started downloading firmware and updating windows. Performance: This is great laptop with mind-blowing performance on a small 14 inch form factor for gamers. With 8 cores and 16 threads this AMD Ryzen 4900 HS CPU is designed for gamers in mind and for users with multitasking/content creators. During my daily usage for the past week, no issues working with multiple tabs on the chrome browser and also on the Microsoft IE browser. It automatically switches to modes when it’s not connected to power source and working on battery for efficient battery life. I have attached my benchmark pictures from Cinebench and as you can see it clearly boasts in performance compared to other laptops in test. Performs the best in multicore test compared to single core test but its performance on a portable 14 inch is never seen before on any gaming laptops. Great work by AMD and ASUS for achieving this great performance. Also, this laptop comes with 1TB of SSD storage that is plenty for content creators or for gamers. Armoury Crate software is easy to load with the dedicated hotkey on the top of the keyboard and its very convenient to change the performance mode of the windows from silent, performance, turbo and manual. Software provides a great dashboard of the system performance from CPU Stats, GPU Stats, Fan Speed, Memory and Storage details at a quick glance and tweak if required. Also, it has various settings and profiles(see attached pic). Charger/Ports: On the left side of the laptop you have the power port, HDMI 2.0 port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port and headphone jack. On the right side you have a Kensington lock slot, 2 - USB 3.1 Gen Type-A ports, USB Gen2 3.2 Type C Port. You can also use USB C to charge the laptop battery using a 65W power adapter (not included) for greater flexibility and to charge any compatible smartphones or portable devices. I used my Dell XPS 13 inch laptop USB C power adaptor and charges well and will come handy during travel where you don’t need to carry the power brick 180w charger. If you need fast charging then recommend using the 180 W charger that comes with the laptop to save time. Also, it lacks Thunderbolt 3 ports and it may be due to Intel proprietary issues. Battery: It is advertised that battery will last up to 10.7 hours video playback and up to 9.5hours web browsing. In my testing, it was pretty close to 10 hours of video playback under minimal brightness and it lasted close to 9+ hours on standard web browsing without the need to charge or connect to power source. Very impressive and didn’t expect a phenomenal battery life on a gaming laptop. Also, another great feature is to charge from portable battery packs when you are on the road where you don’t carry the huge adapter. Keyboard and Trackpad: G14 has a great full functionality chicklet keyboard with some dedicated hotkeys for volume buttons, microphone mute and ROG Armoury Crate software button. Also, another cool feature this laptop features is the fingerprint login on the power button. This is one of the best feature that all laptop in the coming days should implement for the ease of use. Once fingerprint is configured for various users, just with the power button it recognizes the fingerprint and logs in to that windows user profile. Great security, peace of mind and ease of use N-Key switches. Touchpad (4.1 x 2.4 inch) is surprisingly good and has good right/left click. One negative is the backlighting on the keyboard. Not very bright. It may be due to silver color blending with white lighting but it does lack the RGB lighting as other gaming laptops on the market. Also, a mute button for speaker would have been a great add-on. Speaker & Mic: Compared to other laptops I own, this one has the best audio due to the virtual 5.1.2 channel surround sound. It has 2 front facing 2.5 W speakers on both sides below the keyboard. Due to Dolby Atmos technology, sound quality is greatly optimized and sounds great when watching movies on Netflix or prime videos or playing games. Great job by Asus on the placement design of the speaker/tweeters firing directly at the user. It has got array microphones and works great for calls. Camera: No camera on this device. Not sure why Asus decided not to have a camera on a gaming laptop. If you are looking for a laptop with front facing camera for gaming or for video calls (zoom/skype) then you are out of luck and have to use external camera. Pros: Great Battery life (approx. 9.8 - 10 hours); Excellent Performance for gaming in slim sleek portable design; Great 120Hz display; Dolby Atmos audio; Fingerprint sensor power button; dedicated hotkeys for volume buttons, microphone mute. Cons: Missing Camera/Webcam & Ethernet port; not effective Keyboard backlight. Verdict: This is a great slim portable gaming laptop on the market with excellent performance, high quality built, audio, display, screen size and battery life. If you are in the market for a gaming laptop that delivers better performance then you will not be disappointed at the price point it offers except that it misses the webcam feature. Highly recommend for its performance, price and compact size over other brands in the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent laptop!!

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    You already know the hype. I’ll try not to hype it up. I have every gaming system. Name it and I either have it or had it. The only thing lacking was an updated gaming laptop. I was in search of a desktop originally to handle VR games done through my Oculus Quest. I travel so I didn’t have a desire to build a two foot tower gaming rig. I have a Nitro 5 with a GTX 1050. I’ve also owned the giant legendary 17.3 inch asus rog laptops that were the best at thermals and low fan noise. I’ve returned MacBook Pro for heat and fan noise. I’ve returned a similar MSI 14 inch gaming laptop that sported a 1060. It was plastic and the fan noise was terrible. Point is, I’m a stickler for Fan noise, I hate it. So lacking a modern laptop, I figured I’d bite the bullet and try this out. If not, I have 30 days to return being an Elite Member. right out the box, this screamed quality. Solid metal, not cheap plastic and metal. But then I worry, fan noise. No way can this be good. I install Forza 4. Ran it on the highest settings. It’s gorgeous! The heat? Yes the keyboard is hot but I’m on an Xbox controller. Fan noise? You can hear air flow but it’s not a cool whine nor does the chassis vibrate from the fan, unlike a MacBook or that MSI. It’s noticeable but I’ve heard much worse. PS4 Pro fan is either on par with the loudest of this laptop or even louder. So based on those simple items, not being loud fan noise and being so tiny but powerful, this is a keeper. If you don’t like the small fan noise it makes, the. Under volt it or manage the power. It’s not as bad as people say it is, and you are looking at a mobile cpu that rivals the fastest desktops in a tiny package that you can travel and play the best of games and VR. No returning this one, but it’s only been 2 hours. I’ll update if I see something bad. I’m gonna test the crap out of this one

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So much gaming power in such a small package

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    It is really hard to believe so much gaming power is in this small Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop. If you were to compare this laptop to other 14” laptops on dimensions alone, it isn’t the smallest or lightest. Still it is amazing how small and light this laptop is considering the specs of the hardware. The 8-core Ryzen 9 4900HS processor, 120Hz FHD display, GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 graphics, 16GB of DDR4 system memory and a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD is a powerful combination. Considering the small 14” display size, for gaming I prefer the 120Hz refresh rate of this FHD display instead of the 60Hz refresh rate of the QHD display in the more expensive model that includes the AniMe matrix panel. The laptop is quiet and stays cool during casual use like browsing the web, checking email or working in office apps. When you are playing games, the fans make quite a bit of noise. You won’t notice if you wear a headset while gaming. The display hinge design lifts the back of the laptop off the desk to allow better airflow under the laptop. Air is drawn in through 5 vents in the bottom of the laptop and exhausts through vents on the left and right sides and along the hinge. The angle also feels better while typing. The power button has a fingerprint scanner and it takes about 12 seconds from off to logged into windows (after setting up fingerprint sign-in). The fingerprint scanner isn’t as good as a flagship smart phone, but it recognizes my fingerprint more consistently than my Dell 2n1. A couple of gripes to get out of the way. No webcam. I hardly ever use webcams in laptops or tablets, but I’d rather have a crappy camera I could use if needed vs NO webcam at all. Quite a few people working from home given recent events and a webcam would offer flexibility. Another gripe is the keyboard backlight. When the backlight is on, there isn’t enough contrast between the color of the keyboard and the illuminated characters. It can be easier to see the characters with the backlight off. Hard to show with a photo. This is probably less of an issue with the darker gray models because those keys are dark, and the backlight should be easier to see with more contrast. The backlight has three brightness settings, but the light is uneven, some keys are better lit than others. There is also a lot of glare visible under the keys. I like the response of the keyboard but I’m not a fan of the font used on the keys. There are 4 dedicated special keys above the keyboard. Volume down, volume up, toggle microphone and Armoury Crate application launcher. The secondary actions of the function keys F1-F12 are speaker on/off, previous track, play/pause, next track, toggle fan mode, screen capture, decrease display brightness, increase display brightness, toggle display mode, enable/disable touchpad, Sleep mode and Airplane mode. Function + up arrow increases brightness for the backlit keyboard and Function + down arrow decreases brightness. Small but nice touch pad. You can move the cursor around the 1920x1080 desktop without the need to reorient your fingers often. The speakers sound good, better than average. The two 2.5W speakers each have down facing openings on the bottom of the laptop and upward facing openings on either side of the keyboard. The sound is very clear, better than two of our laptops but not as good as another one we have. When I’m listening to music, I tend to use Bluetooth speakers or headphones and when I’m gaming, I use a headset. The left side has a heat exhaust close to the hinge so the power (DC) port is dead center on the left side. Next is the HDMI port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port and Headphone/Headset/Microphone jack. The USB Type-C port on the left side can be used to connect external monitors up to 3840x2160. It can also be used as a backup power input when the battery is above 5% but won’t provide enough power for gaming. The right side has a security slot closest to the hinge, then another heat exhaust. There are two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (Type-A) and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port. The Moonlight White cover looks nice and stands out but nothing about the laptop screams gaming laptop. My main daily productivity laptop is a 15.6” 2n1 and I can’t get over how nice and light this Asus gaming PC is, yet it is so much faster and capable. It is tempting to use the Asus as my daily, but it will remain our dedicated gaming laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Design, Performance, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a beauty, and a beast in performance

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    First of all, I can say that this is the best purchase I have made this year, even the new iPhones coming out wont top my happiness with this laptop purchase. I love playing video games, I have a desktop with a Ryzen 9 3900X, and RTX 2080, but I want something portable to game on while away from home. This laptop with a 14 inch screen is just the perfect size for portable gaming and performance. It took me a month of looking around, comparing gaming laptops, but I always come back to this G14, so I ended up buying it. The out of the box experience is wonderful, I love how clean looking it is. It has a good weight to it which makes it feel very premium, but not too heavy to sacrifice portability. So, in terms of appearance, hands down I like this even better than my Macbook Pro. For gaming performance, I will not bother you with numbers and benchmarks, but rather a real life experience. I used the nVidia Experience software to scan my games, then let the software optimize the games for the system, and that's it. I used the same set up from my desktop, and comparing the experience between the two systems, I could not tell the difference. I am able to play AAA titles with virtually almost the same user experience on both machines. Other than the screen size, my games feel the same on both machines. Without looking at the FPS numbers, the visual experience in games are very smooth and snappy. For productivity, I deal with a lot of file encryption as part of my work. Sometimes I need to decrypt gigabytes of text files that usually takes several minutes to finish. On a Macbook Pro, when I start to decrypt a 2GB file, I can stand up, make some coffee, and still not done when I get back, But with the G14, file decryption is already done by the time I get back. Overall, I really love this laptop. If there is only one gripe, I wish there was an extra M.2 slot available to add more storage to accommodate big games like COD. But everything else is perfect. Highly recommended.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for gaming

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    I'll spare y'alls the nitty gritty of benchmark scores, those are a dime a dozen and can be found anywhere. You hopefully aren't reading these reviews for tech specs. So, let's skip straight to what it is like actually using the laptop. Well, from the start, it is a pleasure. It came very well packed and I absolutely love the box it came in (yeah, I know, it has nothing to do with the performance of the laptop, but I like attention to details on the small things like well organized packaging and a hinge system that keeps the laptop incredibly secure in transit but painfully easy to remove, small thing, but it shows the level of attention to detail Asus has). Set up took only minutes, plug it in, turn it on, and it does the rest. Honestly, I wouldn't expect any less from a modern Windows 10 computer, but I'll still give it props for getting that right. Now that it is set up, on to installing games. The wifi on this thing is a beast (I topped out at 100mbps download, which is the limit of my internet plan). While waiting for my Steam library to download was the perfect time to kill some time watching Youtube... and I have to say, I was completely shocked by how great the speakers sound on this thing. It sounds almost as good as my desk speakers. Now onto playing the games. The keyboard is really comfortable to use while gaming (the trackpad is horrible for gaming, but that is true of all trackpads, for general use, the trackpad is actually pretty good, but seriously, get a mouse for gaming). This thing kept up with pretty much anything I threw at it, even on high settings. On a related note, even while gaming on high settings, I can get over three hours off of the battery. If you want something that will let you game on the go, this is definitely for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful with a side of what the ...?

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Excellent quality, lightweight, fast, perfect for handling my 3d arch viz programs, an overall powerhouse. What I don’t like is the white backlight is horrible as it washes out the grey keys. Pointless unless in a dark room. Asus description could have been better at distinguishing online which models came with the LED matrix on case as this one does not. The one that does coats $500 more and is under the name Lunar white. Regardless of their claims on the site - the laptop gets hot - really hot. Lastly - for a gaming laptop it should really have more than just 2 USB ports. They skimped on the hookups.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Vr And Gaming Ready

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    So first off this pc is a beast now if you are wondering if it’s powerful enough yes it. Now the only reason I wanted to get this pc because it’s says VR READY but guess what it’s most definitely capable of many more from vr to plying games at 120 FPS to way way many more but here’s the chat make sure you update the drives and the windows software and if you are only gonna use this for Vr or gaming wise make sure you set those apps to the highest priority so windows can focus on those apps more but this little thing kick. Now I don’t know nothing about graphics or Anything you know for having a pc that can run stuff so I did some googling but this pc rocks Trust me it’s worth it it can run oculus at high resolution at the fast FPS but the only problem is that the device over heats so you are gonna have to find something to fix that

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This thing is a beast.

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    If you dont have one. Get one. 14" screen is perfect. Doom is killer on this laptop. Not really anything worth complaining about. Certainly well worth it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I pulled the trigger

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    I was set on shopping for a Ryzen laptop. Had my Sony Vaio 13inch for over 10 years with 2nd gen i5 so it was time to upgrade. After 3 months of watching videos and reading reviews I cam across this G14 on sale $200 off.... Sorry for the long read below. Note: -No camera ( I have a usb cam) -Using with lid closed supposedly weakens performance. I do not game anymore. Just want a fast machine. -Love the fact it looks business professional but has dedicated GPU 6GB and a Ryzen 9 -Wish the dot matrix lid was cheaper!! Could not allow myself to spend 800 buck more for hi res screen and dot matrix nothing else is improved on the Animatrix model. -1 of 2 memory cards is soldered in. I went ahead and placed a large 32GB RAM card in. So it is 8GB (soldered)+32GB so only 16GB is dual-channel the extra memory will work as single channel (I think, could be wrong). -After opening up the bottom with screwdriver, it looks very easy to clean should it get dusty etc. in a few years. -Runs cool. I use as a desktop replacement on a custom cooling pad I built. [Amazon vesa mount tray with two Noctua NF-A8 5V fans pushing air up. Runs 14deg Celsius cooler] -Reviews say it is decent at cooling and not running too hot. No issues yet (but I am not gaming).

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing laptop

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I was surprised to see so much power in such a small form factor, this gaming laptop is a beast I run triple A title's on high settings plus I play virtual reality on it using my oculus quest and it has never stutter it handles everything I throw at it flawlessly, I'm very impressed, I haven't seen anything like it at this price point and with such a small form factor I highly recommend this gaming laptop!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    G14 is smol and great!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Laptop came in perfectly and good. No issues so far, and hopefully it stays that way. Ryzen CPU is great and it has integrated graphics as well so that's a plus and has all the cores and threads! GPU is amazing for the laptop being so thin. Cpu on loads goes to 75-80 celsius, and GPU around 70 Celsius. The fingerprint sensor works well enough most of time and keyboards is perfect expect perhaps the lighting. I did have to configure some stuff to get 10 hours of battery but its worth it. All in all amazing laptop!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for college - no webcam tho

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    This is a great overall laptop, good for coding, writing documents, and even gaming. The only downside is that there is no webcam, this wouldn't regularly be a problem, but the covid-19 pandemic made social distancing classes a bit harsh with this computer. I recomend just buying a cheap webcam, or using your phone as one. The fingerprint sensor might not work as well for the first few weeks, but after that period of time it should work flawlessly. Great product overal!!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Decent piece of hardware a real bang for a buck

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Well I was at same time frightening and amazing experience with this machine to see it working day by day. Must say now I am a fan! As of today this is more then a week I've it in use and got no sign of any BSOD whatsoever. Moreover the power of this relatively 'humble' machine is tremendous specifically for me who has gotten used to Macs before. I must admit a gigantic progress in Microsoft OSes and can say my old MBP 13" of 2017 is far below the par compare to ROG 14 Zephyrus. Using advisory soft as System Mechanic regularly for tracking down system and hardware health. Love intelligent ArmoryCrate functions as for switching between fan modes assigning the appropriate profile to the operation in use. Unfortunately IMHO Mac is no longer cares about end user experience while Asus obviously cherishes it!

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Portable, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A Powerhouse and Best Gaming Laptop So Far

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    This laptop is a powerhouse. You can throw anything at it and it will come out with flying colors. ASUS and AMD have done a great job. I have used it for multiple PC games as well as for my day-to-day work and in each use case it has just blown away my expectations. It's really great to see so much power packed in a 14" laptop and at this price point. Here are more details: There are multiple configuration available and I opted for $1,449 one which comes with AMD Ryzen 9-4900HS processor, 16GB memory and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU with 6GB of VRAM,1TB SSD for storage and a 1080p 120Hz display. As you can see from these specs, it is a powerhouse. It has two USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB Type-C port on the right AND 1 HDMI, 1 USB-C port (it offers charging and DisplayPort for o/p to a monitor), combination audio jack as well as the power connector on the left. I didn't like the placement of the power connector as it blocks the HDMI port. It would have been ideal if it was at the end instead of middle. But this is a minor point. Also, there is no WebCam which is another minor pain point. It has got a great design. It is slim and light weight (~3.5 pounds). It comes in two colors: "Moonlight White" and "Eclipse Grey". I have got the "Moonlight White" which is a sleek looking white finish paired with metallic silver deck. The UNIQUE part about the design is that the back edge has a drop hinge lid that raises the back end of the laptop when opened. This puts the keyboard at a more comfortable angle. I think it might also help with the cooling as it should help the air flow. The keyboard is decent but the backlight is not that good. It's display is great. I have had a smooth and judder-free gaming experience with all the games (Doom, Civ6, GTA) that I have played on it. The AMD FreeSync technology combined with Nvidia GPU makes this possible. It has a pair of 2.5-W speakers and another pair of 0.7-W tweeters which offers pretty great sound for a small laptop. The sound is powered by Dolby's Atmos technology and the included app lets you choose from several preset audio mode (Dynamic, Game, Movie, Music and Voice). It also has great battery life. I was able to play Civ6 on it for almost 9 hours. It also didn't get as warm as my other laptops. The fan is quite but does a good job of keeping things cool. Overall, it's a great laptop at this price point (in my opinion probably the best portable gaming laptop so far at this size, weight and price point). If you are looking for a powerful laptop (gaming or non-gaming) but don't want to spend insane amount of money, you can't go wrong with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little laptop

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Got this specifically for gaming and processing my videos and digital photography. I am extremely pleased. I primarily play WoW and I am able to run on higher settings and it handles it just fine even in the middle of fights. I will say that it does get hot so I invested in a cooling pad and now it runs perfect. The only complaint is the lack of webcam but I have an external one as well as other devices I can use if needed.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best all in one laptop

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    I've owned Asus ROG laptops in the past and just like those this one doesn't disappoint. The quality and build of this laptop is absolutely amazing! I can't believe the amount of high end components they have been able to cram into such a small factor. Other than gaming it is whisper quiet and even during games with head phones I can't hear the fans (personally I never play games with out headphones). Great job Asus, you knocked this one out of the park!!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    8GB x 8GB of a beast

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    16GB= One 8GB soldered with another 8GB in port. This fantastic little beast packs power. Ran test brand new out of box & shows 7 hrs power on with a 16 power on count. Perhaps as tested by manufacturer during testing/ production. Really would have been a thrill to have 16GB soldered.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Performance, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The New Benchmark in Laptop Power and Portability

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    Right out of the gate, I just want to say that Asus and AMD really killed it with this laptop. It’s difficult to pack this much power and performance in a 14” chassis, but Asus delivered. Unboxing and Design Unboxing this laptop is truly an experience. As you lift the lid of the box, the cardboard base that the laptop sits on props up in a way that presents the laptop to you. Others have described this display as being like a Hallmark card and I think that’s super accurate. This first thing that hit me when I saw the G14 in person is that it’s disguised as a normal daily-use laptop. I personally really appreciate this. Whether you purchase the Eclipse Gray or Moonlight White version, it’s never going to scream “gamer.” The laptop has no intense neon color accents and is thin enough (0.7”) to support this disguise. The magnesium-aluminum alloy deck and aluminum lid are well constructed and machined precisely. The dot matrix design on the lid is beautiful with 6.536 holes that are CNC milled. These metal choices do well at resisting fingerprints and smudges. They also keep the weight down to a mere 3.64 pounds. Port selection on this laptop is plenty adequate. To the left, you will find your 180W power input, HDMI 2.0b, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C with DisplayPort 1.4 and power input delivery, and a 3.5mm audio jack. To the right, you will find a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C (does not support power input), two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type As, and a Kingston lock. Bootup The power button on the G14 doubles as a fingerprint scanner. When you push this button to power up the laptop, the scanner captures your fingerprint and presents it to Windows once ready. This feature is intuitive and efficient, just like a smartphone. Bootup itself is extremely fast - probably the fastest bootup I’ve seen on a Windows laptop. Screen The lid of the G14 doubles as a lift with Asus’ ErgoLift hinges. This does two things - it lifts the keyboard making for a more ergonomic typing position and it also lifts the deck to provide space for air intake into the fans. The screen on my model is 1920x1080 with a 120 Hz refresh rate. While you can step down to a 1080p 60 Hz or up to a 1440p 60 Hz monitor, I think the 1080p 120 Hz version is best if you’re going to be using this laptop for gaming. 1080p resolution is plenty on a 14” device and that 120 Hz refresh rate is going to be mighty helpful while gaming. The screen to body ratio is 85% with thin bezels along the sides and top, with a pretty thick chin below. It has a matte finish to limit glare and is Pantone validated to ensure color quality. Keyboard and Trackpad The chiclet keyboard and trackpad work very well, in my opinion. The keys are quiet when pressed and key travel is fine. You’ll find hotkeys for volume, microphone mute, and Asus’ ROG Armoury Crate software. All keys are backlit with an adjustable white light. There is no numpad, but I wouldn’t expect it on a 14” laptop. The trackpad on this guy is standard in size and responsive. Speakers The G14 shines in speaker quality. With two Smart Amp woofers bouncing sound down off of your table and two tweeters directing sound at you, I think you’d be hard pressed to find another laptop of this size that can put out the audio quality that this machine does. Of course it isn’t party speaker level, but you get nice bass and crisp mids/ highs. I’m seriously impressed! The laptop also has a 3.5mm jack as I mentioned before, which is nice. You don’t have to reach for any dongles to convert your 3.5mm plug into USB C. Of course the laptop also has bluetooth for wireless headphone use. Software, Hardware, and Performance The G14 comes with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed. Armoury Crate is also already on the laptop and can be accessed via the hotkey mentioned previously. This software adjusts CPU, GPU, and fan speed settings to match the tasks you’re throwing at it. You can switch between Silent, Performance, Turbo, and Manual modes. Turbo can only be activated when plugged into power. Every time I game, I plug the computer in and switch it to Turbo for the best performance possible. Hardware specs for my G14 are as follows: CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS with 8 cores and 16 threads Alternate model has AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS GPU: NVIDEA GeForce RTX 2060 Max Q 65W with 6GB VRAM Alternate model has NVIDEA GeForce RTX 1660Ti 60W with 6GB VRAM 16GB DDR4-3200 dual channel RAM Up to 32GB 1TB NVME M.2 SSD Alternate is 512GB Intel WiFi 6 Bluetooth 5.0 4-cell Lithium Ion battery that can be charged via 180W power brick or USB C Asus claims up to 9.5 hours of web browsing and 10.7 hours of video playback With these specs, the G14 cut through everything I threw at it with ease and pumped out buttery-smooth graphics at high settings, minimum. Games that I have personally played on the G14 so far have been Call of Duty: Warzone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, PUBG, XCOM 2, Factorio, and GTFO. Instead of me listing out FPS for games, I’d highly recommend watching Jarrod’s Tech on YouTube. He put the G14 through its paces and has benchmarks for the 20 games he threw at it. Link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiv1USXl9PE. Considering the G14 was built for gaming, it also handles daily tasks like a champ. No issues with boatloads of tabs open, Word processing, or editing photo/ video content. Is There Anything Not to Like? It’s honestly quite hard to nitpick a laptop that looks this clean and performs so well in a 14” form factor. With that being said, I do have a couple of insignificant gripes. Power port placement is a bit odd. Because it sits right in the middle on the left side of the deck, if your cable is draped toward you, it will block your HDMI, USB C, and 3.5mm ports. Though it can be a nuisance moving cables over one another, I think from an engineering perspective, it probably makes sense. This laptop has a lot of cooling components internally. The engineers likely didn’t have many options when placing the power port given the demand for cooling in order to protect hardware components from overheating. Speaking of temperature, this laptop gets HOT. Even with 7 heat pipes, two efficient fans, and a raised deck due to it’s ErgoLift hinges, my laptop was consistently running at 81-84°C (177.8-183.2°F) while gaming. The cooling system drives hot air away from the WASD keys so it’s comfortable to game for long periods of time, but do NOT touch near the power button for long periods of time. You could absolutely burn yourself. I would highly recommend getting a cooling mat for this laptop. While this laptop does have built-in microphones, it does not come with a built-in camera. Something to consider if you also want to use this device for streaming or video conferencing. Asus did develop a portable and attachable camera called the ROG GC21 specifically for this laptop, but it does come with an added cost. Final Thoughts Overall, I think the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is a monster device in a small, portable form factor. At just 14” and 3.64 pounds, you can game pretty much anywhere given this laptop’s specs. Despite a couple engineering qualms, I think this device is well worth the investment if you are a serious gamer and/or need power on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    dream machine

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    absolute beast for a 14 in laptop so far no issues at all ASUS really did it with this one I couldn't be happier ryzen 9 and RTX 2060 16GB ram 1tb storage its all i need I cant stop grinning.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and powerful

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Seriously the reviews complaining about this he laptop are cliche and not original. “Oh no camera” well this is a gaming laptop deal with it. Don’t buy it then complain about the camera. This laptop is meant for gaming and that’s what it does. Super powerful can play basically the new Triple A titles out and then some. The laptop does get a bit hot but if placed on performance mode you won’t even notice. Keyboard light are crap I will admit just disable the lights and surprisingly they are more legible but nothing to rate lower because of. Great purchase for sure.

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