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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

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

    Great! With one issue

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    So I absolutely love this laptop. It’s by far the the best overall built laptop on the market that has power, battery life, portability, and build quality. Hands down. That being said there was one big issue with my laptop once I started playing around with it. After driver and windows all got updated. I started noticing blue screens on startup. Only sometimes. And it wasn't the same blue screen, it would pop up 3 different ones at random sometimes. So I noticed the only thing not update to the newest version was my bios. Thankfully I’ve been building and working with computers for over a decade now and was familiar with doing this. Once done the problem still happened. So I ran out of logical options as I had no clue what to do with this brand new laptop. It worked perfectly after the blue screen went away and it restarted on its own. Like nothing ever happened. But I called asus and they had no idea either then recommended I reformat my brand new laptop I’ve had for 12 days. With regret I had no choice at this point. So I went through the process of wiping the current operating system and redoing everything from scratch. Windows updates, driver updates, installing all the asus apps that work amazing on this specific computer. Finally got it done. Guess what? No more blue screens. So moral of this story is I’m not sure what asus is shipping these laptops with software wise. But I had issues out of the box on mine and ended up having to wipe it all and reformat from scratch. Now for me this isn’t a big deal. But some that are less knowledgeable vs me will struggle massively with this issue. So if some of what I’ve said is confusing or your don’t understand, It’s not a set up and go type of experience I have had. But now it’s problem free and amazing as ever. I just wanted to share my experience and earn some people if your not tech savvy then you may be on the phone with asus for quite awhile having them teach you how to reformat over the phone or be forced to send it in for repairs and be without your new laptop for weeks. But my system may have Been a rare occurrence and I would still highly recommend this product. It’s truly remarkable how heavy duty this thing feels. And it’s now been problem free over a week so I’m happy to say all has been solved thanks to me. Asus needs to check their products better before putting them in the hands of customers.

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

    Best piece of tech I've ever purchased.

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    Absolutely awesome! The performance, build quality, battery life, and portability culminate into one of the most well rounded laptops I've ever used. In terms of performance the 4900HS is truly an engineering feat the 7nm process the chip is based on sips power and packs a huge punch as for the GPU the RTX 2060 Max Q is a good pairing with the 1080p display I've been able to play any game with the graphics maxed out only exception has been cyberpunk 2077 but I found a nice balance and I'm able to have nearly everything on the high setting with ray tracing enabled for lighting, shadows, and reflections while maintaining a frame rate above 30. The 1080p 120hz ips panel is fantastic and relatively color accurate, it utilizes AMD's freesync technology which syncs the display refresh rate with the frame rate in game resulting in an extremely smooth feeling display. Keyboard I've had no issues with this far, the keys are nice and clicky and feel responsive. I knew going in the backlighting was a low point particularly on the white model but my unit has uniform lighting therefore it's not an issue for me although I do find the keys to be more visible with the back lighting disabled under certain lighting conditions. Lacks a webcam not a deal breaker for me as I don't frequently use one but if you do I'd consider buying an external cam or looking elsewhere. The finger print unlock is located on the power button and has worked the majority of the time I'd say 90% of the time when it has failed logging in is as simple as typing in your pin a mild inconvenience but in my opinion completely forgivable. The speaker are some of the best both in terms of volume and clarity plus dolby atmos although I can't speak to much on it as I haven't utilized it much this far. In conclusion I've not experienced a sliver of buyers remorse which surprised myself as the price isn't exactly budget oriented but in a way it is as it's such a performer. I'd highly recommend, 5 out of 5 stars.

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

    Such a beauty, and a beast in performance

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    Posted . 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.

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

    Blazing fast laptop with minor factory defects

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Very happy with this laptop overall. Check out the attached UserBenchmark data -- this thing performs well above and beyond my expectations. The processor and SSD are both lightning-quick (seriously, wow) and the RAM is sufficient for the resource-intensive photo and video editing work I do (though, at times, I could definitely benefit from more memory). I do wish that I could upgrade to 32GB of (dual-channel) RAM, but of course I knew the limitations (one stick is soldered to the board) prior to purchase, and everything else about this laptop outweighed that drawback. The RTX 2060 Max-Q runs AAA games like Assassin's Creed: Valhalla rather smoothly, but doesn't pack enough of a wallop to max out the settings without sacrificing a stable framerate. This doesn't bother me a bit, as I have plenty of older games to catch up on, and this baby runs smooth as butter with virtually everything but the most demanding games. I was slightly disappointed to find some small manufacturing defects on the brand-new laptop, including a dented keyboard key (the left Ctrl key), a tiny scratch on the lower right side of the screen and (ok, this one is super neurotic) misaligned AMD and Nvidia stickers. Aside from those small defects, the only fault I can find with this machine is the keyboard, specifically the backlighting. As many other reviewers have stated, it is poor. Terribly executed. Light leaks out of the key borders, and doesn't illuminate the keys well when viewed from some angles. For me, it's a non-issue as I almost never utilize this feature. But it's a significant problem, and it does detract from what's otherwise a near-perfect computer. Having said all that, I'd buy this again in a heartbeat, and I recommend it without reservation (unless a nicely backlit keyboard is important to you).

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

    Beauty and BEAST!!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Looks so good in a meeting room you'll catch envious eyes. Performs all tasks and games like a BOSSS!! I get 4.4ghz on the 4800HS constantly and between 4.2-4.3ghz while All Sixteen Threads are under full load..! My RTX 2060 Max-Q hits over 2Ghz with 2010Mhz boosts and between 1541-1760Mhz while pushing absolutely Max'd Out Ray Traced graphics onto the 120Hz display. Basically, it's a GD Monster in unassuming looks. If you need a laptop that's more powerful than most brand new PC's, weighs only 3.5lbs and is ultra portable due its size; this is The laptop to buy. I Love the sound quality, keyboard (except the backlighting), look, feel, performance and everything else about this laptop so much that I dropped a 2tb SSD in mine and let me tell you; I'm using that space alright. Games Games Games, demanding programs and large files from high resolution video editing, etc. makes the extra room worth it for me. Last thing, the USB Type-C connection on the left side of this thing let's you plug in a $15 adapter that adds 3 more USB 3.0 Type-A (regular looking USB) ports, a full size and Micro SD card reader and another HDMI port. You can even use that port to charge the laptop with your cell phone charger. This laptop is an Unprecedented Value and is one of the fastest and definitely the most efficient laptop in the world. If you can afford it, Buy It.

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

    Awesome overall laptop

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    - Great design for such powerful performance - Keyboard feels great and tactile; however, it is true that the backlight is simply sucks. - Color accuracy is about 8/10, 120hz is great for casual gaming and productivity, ghosting due to low refresh rate is there but rarely happens. It also has freesync built in with the display. - When heavy gaming, fan is loud (turbo) and the chassis is more than just warm, but it is the same case as any gaming laptop. If you want quiet and cool gaming, just built a pc, really. Fan is always on, but to put perspective, my home and office ac system is louder; therefore, I can barely hear the laptop’s. - Battery is great. Not sure about 10 hrs like you tubers’ reviews but definitely better than most gaming laptop (>5 hrs of productivity) - Ryzen 9 4000 series is lightning fast for regular users. Even though rtx 2060 MAX-q does not sound that good for gamers, it get the jobs done ( >100 FPS on madden, fifa, nba; 60->75 on forza, sekiro -all in highest setting) - Overall, better built than most ROG laptops (Owned a GU502gv last year) in the past that infamously knowns for low quality built quality.

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

    One of the best Gaming Laptops I’ve ever owned.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The laptop is simply amazing, especially for its size. Pros: - The AMD Ryzen 9 processor brings the frame rates in the majority of my games ALL the way down. I can even play on Max settings! Download speed is also really fast. -1TB of SSD is so helpful for keeping all the games without having to undownload things. -the laptop is small enough to be put into a regular backpack - or large purse - without having to purchase a laptop backpack. - has an excellent battery life. I can use it for up to 8-10 hours when doing things other than gaming or watching videos. When gaming or watching videos it normally lasts around 2-4 hours - which is still great!! - I love the keys backlighting, it makes it SO easy to work in the dark. -finger print scanner!!!!! I love it!! It can be a little iffy sometimes, but at least you don’t have to keep typing in your password. -GEForce RTX and Armoury crate makes gaming SO much easier. AC has 4 different settings for different tasks. My favorite is the windows and gaming option. Gaming option is, of course, best for gaming, while windows option helps when you’re doing school work or emailing. -I’m a graphic designer, and this laptop runs Adobe programs without ANY issue. It also runs blender great. Cons: -No camera. You’ll have to purchase a separate camera for video chatting. -has way too many type-c ports. More USB ports would be helpful considering mice and headphones are more likely to have either USB cords or audio jacks. -only 1 audio jack port. At least two should be available. -USB ports are weirdly placed, there should be at least one audio jack port and one USB port next to each other so that people with RGB headphones can use their RGB (some require an audio port and a USB port). -the screen is smaller than I’m use to, but the graphic quality on it makes it worth it. If you’re wanting a big screen, you might want to invest in a monitor for this laptop. -can get overheated easy when you use it on your lap, so it’s best used on a level and solid surface. -when it gets over heated or when the fans turn on to prevent overheating, they are LOUD! So if you’re looking for a quiet work computer, this one might not be good for you. BUT, it never gets TOO hot, so any internal melting is very unlikely. Over all, this laptop is amazing! I highly recommend it as a starter gaming laptop. I’ll try to remember to come back after a year!

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

    Great laptop!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Only problems I could see with this thing from my experience is when I updated windows something weird happened with the drivers and my Wi-Fi Driver stopped working and it would not even let me choose the Internet just airplane mode. After resetting the computer and fiddling around with the settings I decided to update my bios and It fixed everything. There’s a lot of frustration when setting up the computer but after you mess around with it a little bit and know the ins and outs of your machine things will get much better. One big thing about the computer is the fans are not super loud but noticeable. If it’s in the winter and you have this thing running in your small room this thing will keep your room warm, but in these hot summer days, you may want to crank up the air conditioning because this thing will heat up your room for sure even in just performance mode. I did find out later that the turbo mode does not work unless it is plugged in with the charger. Reason I give it five stars though is because the laptop in itself does everything that I expected it to do. It does really good on multitasking, I can run four instances on my blue stacks using macros on all 4 and run a fancy game at the same time without any crashes or slow downs. I was originally going to go with a digital storm laptop and drop a whooping $2000 plus tax but I am super grateful my brother in law suggested this one. Saved money and ended up with a way faster laptop. Also the copy and paste to and from external hard drives is super fast. Really can’t complain.

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

    Mighty Mac the king of beasts

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I’m getting 144fps on ultra with all settings maxed in warzone. If I turn on ray tracing I see a dip but I’m well over 100fps on a 60 inch 4k tv at 1080p settings! This thing flies and does sticks and benchmarks like none other. It doesn’t look that powerful.. it looks like a kids Chromebook and if you didn’t see the amd and rtx stickers you wouldn’t even know what it was really. Design is great and trackpad is super solid closest to the macs I have seen. The downsides is that single trackpad means no 2 buttons if you wanna game and shoot heads off so you need a mouse when gaming. I use a controller though. Also this runs hot but I found that I’d you close the lid while gaming it will throttle the cpu but still max out the GPU which this CPU is too strong for most games anyway. Unrarring a 10gb file takes 8 seconds. It’s crazy how strong it is. If you use an external Monitor it will draw less power and the fps will go down a smudge but won’t get as hot. It runs hot if you run full max settings with armory crate settings if performance or turbo. Hottest I’ve seen is turbo at 82gpu and cpu. I set mine in a marble counter which makes a cold difference. I wish it had better snap in feel for the power button and the lid hinge when opening has a tiny flex but overall it’s solid. One major gripe is white in white with silver backlight makes keys hard to read I wish they did red backlight that be so bad azz... to think I almost bought a MacBook like a dummy and pulled the trigger on this open box for 1300 and dang am I happy.. this thing rips games and I can game outside in my yard for about 3 hours before I need battery. Gaming on battery with throttle cpu and gpu but honestly I get 60fps on battery and it doesn’t get hot at all so I like battery.. when your almost dead and you charge up while gaming the ac adapter gets super hot. Overall easily the best laptop I ever owned just wish the keys were easier to see and maybe a little less installed bloat but hey it’s cool seeing the ROG startup logo. Also those complaining about the black screens or the fingerprint reader issues they seemed to put patches out that fixed the black screens and the reader got a lot better maybe not full proof yet but a tin better the fans go a lot when heavy gaming but I wouldn’t say they are loud just some nice white noise. If you switch modes to silent mode when gaming to throttles cpu and gpu a bit but can’t hear the fans as much or at all. Windows mode kills the gpu and this things dead quiet then even when doing cpu intensive tasks Also super reliable no freezing no blue screens or lockup’s haven’t hit windows task manager yet This is a desktop killer See my photos of me hitting 155fps on ultra all day in warzone

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

    Not perfect, but great

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    There are many things you have to do so that you can take full advantage of the laptop's battery and power. It will not perform at it's best straight out of the box. Also, occasionally there are popping noises that come out of the speaker (about once every hour or so). Also, the keyboard backlighting is very weak on models with an older manufacturing date. So essentially, this becomes a bit of a gamble because if you get a model that is before May or June then you can expect some backlighting issues with they keyboard. I have an April model and I'm unfortunately stuck with it. If keyboard backlighting isn't a huge issue then this laptop will be great for all around use. It is one of the best portable and compact laptop you can buy for it's price. It's very thin and lightweight, great at converting 4k videos, and can run most games at decent settings.

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

    Love this thing!

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    I was waiting to write a review to see how well this laptop holds up and it definitely is a good solid laptop! I run Photoshop and Maya and many other intense programs and it may make the fan run a little heavy it handles everything I throw at it amazingly!

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

    Perfect for Creators and Gamers

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I usually don't post reviews. But if I like a product very much, then I definitely do it. This is one of the instance. I am an Engineer who uses a lot of high end industrial CAD softwares like Solidworks, Siemens and Ansys. After running it on the laptop, it works like butter. I didn't want to buy costly workstations with Nvidia RTX Quadro graphics card. This was why its perfect with every sense. Compact, powerful graphics card and AMD Processor, and light. Loved it. I am a Creator too. I make Youtube videos at 4k using Adobe Premiere Pro. I got the laptop with 16gb RAM which doesn't work for exporting good 4k videos. So, I upgraded the laptop to 40gb RAM (bought a 32gb DDR4 3200MT/S CL22 SODIMM RAM by Micron company from Amazon. This is the exact RAM config that comes inside the laptop from factory). NOTE: There are two RAM cards inside the laptop. 1x8gb is soldered and 1x8gb is removable. I removed the 8gb one and replaced with 32gb. That makes a total of 40gb RAM. It is advisable not to upgrade it if you are playing high end games on it as due to mismatch of RAM size, the laptop will have a slight decrease in performance, like 10%. For video editing and other engineering software, it works like butter. Also, increasing the RAM size doesn't violate the warranty. Just make sure you are upgrading the RAM with the correct product. CONS: 1. No camera (Why Asus? why?) 2. 8gb soldered RAM inside (very bad practice for a manufacturer like Asus) 3. Fingerprint sensor is laggy and often it doesn't work at all. 4. Missing SD card reader slot. 5. Missing atleast one thunderbolt USB-C port.

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

    Slim and Lightweight Gaming Notebook Beast

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    This notebook is a slim and lightweight gaming notebook that pretty much runs any game above 60+ FPS with a 120Hz screen and a battery that lasts ~ 7 to 10 hours. Of course when you're gaming the battery will last only about ~2 to 3 hours. I really enjoy the way the screen folds up and lifts the laptop up a little bit for better circulation. I've already noticed that this laptop does not run hot compared to previous gaming laptops I have owned. The fans are powerful, the AMD Ryzen Series 9 is super fast and the RTX 2060 is capable of handling windows tasks and gaming at lightning speeds. I really enjoy the slim, sleek, and almost silent gaming laptop which doesn't scream RGB lighting and obnoxious designs. It weighs about 4 lbs, has a slim and small charging cable, and I can run almost any game out there on high or ultra settings (Hunt: Showdown, Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 5, GTA 5, Fortnite, Mortal Kombat 11, CoD MW, COD WZ). This little notebook is a beast, it's lightning fast, and is very quiet when you're not gaming which is nice.

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

    I really liked this laptop

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    I really wanted to get and keep this laptop. The Ryzen 9 is a powerful 8-core processor. What I loved: Form factor - gaming laptop in 14" and light Screen hinge - Love how it hinges and lifts the back up for better airflow Performance for size What I liked: Keyboard feel - Typing was very nice 1TB storage Design - I'm not a big fan of silver, but this looked pretty good with the white lid What I didn't like: Keyboard backlighting. Worse than just not having any backlighting at all Only one M.2 slot. To be expected for the size, but really limits internal storage/cost ratio Soldered RAM. Again, compromises due to the form factor. At 16GB you get good dual channel. Can swap the 1 8GB SoDIMM with 16 or 32GB, but then the ram is unbalanced. No Thunderbolt 3. Tough when you have a dock with drives, screens, etc. hooked up. USB-C with DP takes care of some of that, but is bandwidth limited. TLDR - Loved the laptop, but in the end, it made too many compromises that I couldn't live with. Would I buy it again? Yes, if the limitations fit the use case.

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

    The perfect laptop

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    14 inches on a 16:9 screen works really great for me. 13.3 is too small, and 15.6 is too big. This laptop is the perfect size, weight, power, everything. The 120HZ is amazing really blew me away. The power is ridiculous, the Asus software works really well. The is one of the best, the magnesium chassis feels nicer than aluminum, the fingerprint sensor is great. Only real con is the fan will run and run often and can be load. Use headphones if your doing serious work. For everyday stuff the fan isn't an issue. Buy this laptop it is perfect.

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

    BEST GAMING LAPTOP! ALSO PERFECT FOR SCHOOL & WORK

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    After doing so much research on purchasing a new laptop that offered great gaming experience, and also use for school and work I decided to go with Asus Z. G14 and I was not disappointed! All the reviews on youtube are true that is the best gaming laptop out there. Very portable, perfect screen, fast Wi-Fi speeds and great range too! The gaming experience is so smooth and fast! Keyboard is perfection! Trackpad is solid and smooth. No webcam but who needs it with face time and all. Plus you can always attach a webcam if needed. It includes all the ports one may need. Not to mention the battery life is outstanding. Seriously, you should not look no further in figuring out which gaming laptop to buy. "THIS IS THE ASUS Z G14 YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!"

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

    Hot Package

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    Posted . Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    I had heard great things about the new Ryzen 9 chipset. So I was anticipating to see what a laptop can do with this chipset. I was not disappointed; this machine is fast and in a small package. I saw YouTube reviews and decided to purchase it. I primarily do photo and video editing so when I saw that the render times were a key metric that was going to be improved also helped sway my decision. I have played a few games nothing that can be taxing, I did play the new BattleTech game and Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak both on ultra with no problems. Though I will say one thing about this laptop, it runs hot. Like really hot! I have included a few photos so you can see how hot the keyboard area was getting as I was playing a game. It can be unbearable at times and limit how much you game. The fan does get quite loud when it is heating up, trying to keep the insides cool. I did not find the same ting occurring as I was editing and rendering, I guess I was not taxing the system as much. I think for the price it was a great deal, I built out another laptop with the same specs on another website and it came out to 2500 dollars. So having this much power for 1000 dollars less was a no brainer. I do recommend the laptop, but make sure you use it in a air condition room, over the summer I was using to play at a house with no air conditioning and the heat coming off the laptop made hard to continue using. Pros: Very powerful Great price Small form factor Cons: Runs hot A little loud trying to keep cool

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • 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).

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

    A PC to Meet All the Demands

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Purchased the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop 10.25.2020. As a mother of three boys, one who has flown the coop and made me a grandmother of two boys at 41 years young, a gaming laptop is not my first choice. However, the power turbo features provided by the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop are exactly what I want and need to handle the extreme multitasking, photo, developiment-I am always learning, and occasional gaming my husband and I do together. Using the laptop for traditional 64-bit Windows apps is smooth and seamless, as is using 32-bit Unix, Android, and others. Running virtual machines connected by way of external hard drives the machine does not skip a beat. ROG's user center has predefined CPU and GPU system configurations or users can manipulate system settings to meet the demands of their personal usage. If you need a workhorse of a pc, this is one machine that will not let you down in performance, user options, graphics, or under the hood muscle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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