Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Review (2022): Powerful, Portable, Pricey

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Review (2022): Powerful, Portable, Pricey Leave a comment

On the laptop computer scene, Apple’s M1 units have scooped up a lot of the reward reserved for progressive and thrilling {hardware} over the previous couple of years. But for Windows, some hype must be reserved for the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.

The G14 entered the market in 2020 as an inexpensive, transportable surprise. Unfortunately, because it has develop into extra established, its value has risen considerably. The worth providing is probably not what it was, however it stays an awesome machine, particularly with this 12 months’s new side ratio, the addition of a webcam, and an all-AMD mixture. The laptop computer is near being the proper all-rounder, apart from its subpar battery life.

A Complete Package

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The new 14-inch MacBook Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a exceptional laptop computer, particularly for creators. But for avid gamers, it simply isn’t appropriate. So if a conveyable powerhouse like the brand new MacBook Pro catches your eye however you’re a eager PC gamer, what do you go for? The ROG Zephyrus G14 is the apparent reply. This laptop computer affords a exceptional stage of portability for a tool that may sport with the perfect of them—and inventive chops, too.

The interesting portability comes within the type of a compact and astoundingly light-weight chassis—with a very standout look in its white variant. It doesn’t really feel as high-quality as choices from Apple or Razer, however it’s eye-catching with out being garish—thanks partially to its distinctive perforated lid design.

Looks apart, the G14 is a pleasure to work together with. The keyboard is the perfect I’ve examined on any 14-inch laptop computer, whereas the glass trackpad has elevated in measurement this 12 months and stays suitably responsive. Other upgrades embody a webcam (lastly!) and a squarer 16:10 side ratio. The new show and keyboard mixture makes this a productiveness machine that is simple to really feel at dwelling with.

Gaming Glory

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For gaming, we examined the $2,500 mannequin, which sports activities an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and AMD Radeon RX 6800S graphics card. This will get you efficiency that sits neatly between what you’d count on from an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and an RTX 3080 graphics card. That’s a giant step up from earlier G14 iterations, which had been capped at an RTX 3060 GPU. The result’s body charges of round 60 fps and above at Ultra settings on this 1440p 120-Hz show. For FPS titles like Apex Legends, you’ll must go for low/medium settings to get all 120 fps out of this laptop computer.

All these frames and pristine graphics are offered immaculately on the 16:10 QHD show. Realistic and stylized pictures look equally nice, with correct colours and vivid distinction. It isn’t excellent although, as this show lacks a little bit of brightness. In many environments, you’ll barely discover, however away from gaming, this barely hurts the laptop computer’s portability.

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