The Asus Zephyrus G14 is a Smaller Gaming Laptop packing some serious processing power. The Asus Zephyrus G14 is probably the most hyped-up gaming laptop of 2020, so let me give you the detailed review about Asus Zephyrus G14 and will tell you everything that you need to know about Asus Zephyrus G14.
The Asus Zephyrus gaming laptop G14 is available in different configurations, The Asus Zephyrus gaming laptop G14 is available in either moonlight white or in eclipse grey which is made up of magnesium alloy and this includes the lid, interior and bottom, overall the build quality is very good and there is no sharp corners or edges anywhere
Asus Zephyrus gaming laptop G14 is available with and without the anime matrix display. The anime Matrix display has 1215 LED’s on the lid which can be controlled in software with different effects, including custom animations or even mail battery notifications,
Asus lists the weight of the Asus Zephyrus gaming laptop G14 as 1.6 kg or 1.7 with Anime matrix lid, the 180w power brick is on the smaller size compared to others, and increase the total weight to 2.2kg.
The dimensions are on the slimmer side even for a 14-inch gaming laptop. the Asus Zephyrus gaming laptop G14 with Anime matrix lid is 2 mm thicker than this, as those LED’s take some space. The smaller footprints mean the side screen bezels are just 8.5mm thick.
The Asus Zephyrus gaming laptop G14 is available with 14-inch screen option, a 1440p 60hz IPS Level Panel or the 1080p 120hz IPS-Level panel, honestly at 14 inches for gaming, I think 1080p panel will be the way to go, 1440p at 14 inches will probably be less important for the most user unless you need that extra screen real estate. both panel option does have Free sync through with no MUX switch and free sync range for the 1080p panel was 48 to 120Hz.
Both displays come calibrated from the factory and are Pantone validated while testing on the spyder and the result was 96% of sRGB, 67% of NTSC, 73% of Adobe RGB and 73% of DCI-P3, a fair result for a gaming laptop. brightness is fair at 339 nits in the centre at 100% with a 910:1 contrast ratio, so quite nice results for a gaming laptop but expect a different result with the 1440p option, backlight bleed appeared minimal to your eyes, in the worst-case scenario it was a little patchy towards the bottom right, no issue when viewing darker content but this will vary between panels, there is some screen flex when intentionally trying to move it, despite the metallic build the lid isn’t too thick, but no issues during normal use.
The Anime version might be a bit sturdier here as its 2mm thicker. the hinges seem pretty sturdy, they need to be given they lift the rear of the machine. the exterior of the hinges is plastic but this cover the metal mechanism, whenever you open it up the screen goes 140 degrees and doing so raise the rear of the machine to 15mm. this has three advantages ie it puts the keyboard on a slight incline which is generally better for typing, the speakers underneath aren’t passing against the desk and sound better, and more air can get in to help with cooling. With the lid open, there are a couple of rubber feet on the back which come into the contact with the desk, I didn’t find to be slippery on the flat surface like other with a similar design, but the display may introduce chassis flex as it means there are fewer contact points between the base and the desk
The flex was minor when pushing down hard with a bit more right at the back in the centre as expected, but absolutely, no issue during normal use. it has no issues using the Asus gaming laptop G14 on the lap. Like many other recent laptops from Asus, They have decided to leave the camera out so you will have to get an external camera if you need one, Although there is no camera .it still have got the microphones and they sound pretty good. The chiclet keyboard is missing some standard keys like home, end, page up, page down, which might be annoying for some program but I never noticed any limitations during use. its goy 1.7 mm of key travel and the measure actuation force of letter keys at 58g and overall I liked typing with it, the keyboard only has white backlighting, there are no fancy RGB KEYS here, all keys and secondary key functions are illuminated, however, I thought the coverage was bit patchy and sub optional even the brightness can be adjusted between three different levels or turned if completely with the function in arrow keys, there are also 4 additional short cut keys above the keyboard which ley you adjust volume, mute the microphone or Allows you to open Armoury crate software which is the control panel for the system. The power button is on the write and has the build-in fingerprint Scanner button work quite fast for the machine. it will cache your fingerprint when your power it on and present it to windows once the operating system has loaded to the login screen which is kind of cool, it means you just have to press the power button once to turn on and it will use the fingerprint automatically if there is a multiple user accounts the user fingerprint will determine which account gets logged into. The precision touchpad physically clicks down anywhere when pressed and it workes extremely well and was smooth to the touch probably one of the best and accurate feeling touch.
There are two front-facing 0.7w tweeters towards either side just below the keypad and two 2.5w speakers on the bottom right down the front corners. I thought they sounded excellent, easily the best laptops speakers I have listened to in a long time, they were clear at louder volumes, had some bass, were loud enough at maximum volume and the latency mon results looked ok. speaking it makes this one by default on boot. On the left from the back, there is an air exhaust vent, the power input, HDMI 2.0b output which was not wired directly to the Nvidia GPU, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C with a display port 1.4 support and power delivery, so up to two external 4K displays at once, follower by 3.5mm audio combo jack which sounded fine with headphones
On the right from the front, there is a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, another air exhaust vent and Kensington lock. and the back has air exhaust vents which are both angled down and up
The bottom, the panel can be easily removed by taking out 14 Phillips head screws and the 4 screws down the front are shorter than the rest. inside the panel, there is a huge heat sink, once inside we got the battery down at the bottom, Single M2 slot for storage on the left and single memory slot just right of the centre. Wifi also appears to be soldered to the board. the ASUS Zephyrus gaming laptop G14 sells up to 32 Gig, The M.2 slot appears to support 4 lanes of PCIe according to Hw-info. it also supports the charging C type with left port not on the right so you can carry a smaller charger or battery bank with you to support lower-powered tasks. Asus says a 65w Type charger will charge from 0 to 50% in 60 Minutes or a full charge in 176 minutes, so slower than using the 180w power brick, but good to have as an option if you don’t need max performance its perfect for light work.
The Asus Armoury crate software lets you select different performance modes, which from lowest to highest are silent, performance and turbo. Turbo mode overclocks the GPU core by 100MHz, and GPU memory By 120Mhz. The manual option on the end lets you push this GPU to overclock and also modify fan speed. Inside there are 5 heat pipes in total with 3 shared the processor and graphics along with the self-cleaning fans. Air comes in from the bottom, possibly through the keyboard and is exhausted out from the left and right side.
The ASUS Zephyrus G 14 gaming laptop is around 1450$ ie RS 100000 if accurate seems like quite good value for this level of CPU performance. if you’re just after the best gaming performance through you should spend less an 80-watt GTX 1660 Ti-based laptop, however, it will also be larger, and be fair the 65 watts 2060 Max-q could still handle any game thrown at it but yeah you are paying a premium for the smaller ASUS Zephyrus gaming laptop G14 as expected with all that in mind let me conclude that by looking at the good and bad aspects of the ASUS Zephyrus G14 Gaming laptop
The Ryzen 9 4900Hs wasn’t too far behind another intel-based I9 system that also has 8 core 16 thread processors, especially when considering all the intel machines are physically larger but also run well above the 35 watts of the Ryzen chip.
The GPU performance was alright again especially once we consider the 14-inch factor, the smaller size makes it quite portable and this is helped out by the smaller than normal power brick. Type-C charging also an option for lower power drawing tasks if you need something more portable, this is a nice to have that I wish others would start adding. battery life was pretty decent though given the size result were above average.
It’s great that we get FreeSync and that 1440p is an option for those that want it otherwise the 1080p 120hz panel is a better option for gamers and the colours, brightness, and contrast were pretty decent. the build quality was above average considering the smaller side, the entire thing is magnesium allow with a clean finish. there is some flex to it lift design, however, it isn’t issued during the normal routine and the advantage it provides such as inclined for typing and some of best Laptop speaker seem to make it worthwhile
The I/O was pretty fair dor a smaller machine though no thunderbolt or ethernet here and it was easy to get inside, the single memory slot was a little disappointment, but it’s probably space constrain to fit Two, at least it still runs the dual-channel,
Not having a camera may also be limit for some s you will look an external one if you need it
The ASUS Zephyrus gaming laptopG14 get hotter then many of you have expected however no personal issue with this one. you can also adjust the fan speed which reduces the hotter issue in this.
All things considered, I think ASUS Zephyrus gaming laptop G14 offering an impressive level of performance in a small package, especially for those who need a raw CPU power, it can hang with another thicker and larger machines with the more power-hungry I9. Overall there is a lot to like here with not too many downsides. Let me know what you think about the ASUS Zephyrus gaming laptopG14 please comment below will get to you ASAP.
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