ASUS Zephyrus G14 is a mighty laptop from the brand Asus. I think this Asus Zephyrus G14 is in a league of its own. It’s because there are no other 14 inch laptops out there that I can think of that houses this much of horsepower within the body of this size.
This laptop is capable of beating laptops that are prized doubled than this. In this article, I’m going to cover design, performance, and everything and also in the end you will be able to know if you should buy this laptop or not.
ASUS Zephyrus G14’s Design:
The body of this Asus Zephyrus G14 is made out of magnesium alloy. So technically it’s metal but if you feel it does feel like plastic. The top of the lid is a little bit squishy but nothing too concerning.
There are two models. One model has a plain lid but another one has ANIME MATRIX back. This anime matrix lights up using a bunch of micro led and you can customize it to any look and feel you want. The one thing that Asus continue to do is to include their ergo hinge on their laptops which basically raises the deck of the laptop to allow airflow on the bottom. This helps big time to keep the laptop cool.
ASUS Zephyrus G14’s Ports:
The port situation of the ASUS Zephyrus G14 is great. On the left-hand side, this has a barrel connector, a full-sized HDMI port, USB Type-C, and lastly audio jack. This type-c connector is not thunderbolt 3 but yes you can charge this laptop using this type-c port. On the right-hand side, this laptop has a Kensington lock, two more USB ports, and another type-c port. So you are getting plenty of ports on this laptop.
Keyboard and Trackpad:
The keyboard on this machine is good. You won’t find any difficulty while typing on this keyboard. It is not the best keyboard but you will consider it in among the top 10. The keys can be a little squishy at the bottom end but there is a little bit of actuation and the keys provide great travel distance. The keyboard is backlit but the brightness of the light used in the keys is very low in the silver model and you may find difficulty in typing at the night but it is not a deal-breaker. The touchpad is a bit tiny but it is using glass and it is very accurate as it is using the windows precision driver.
With this laptop you get two options- one is with a Quad-HD panel which has 60Hz and the other is with a 1080p panel but with a higher 120 Hz refresh rate. Colour accuracy, screen brightness is all fantastic. The screen can go up to 330 nits of brightness.
- ADOBE RGB-75%
- P3 -76%
Asus Zephyrus G14’s Performance:
The top specificated ASUS Zephyrus G14’s comes with a Ryzen 9 4900 HS, 16 gigs of RAM, and RTX 2060 MAX-Q. When it comes to CPU based performance this thing is an absolute monster. It’s faster than any other laptop that is double the price than its price. If you are compiling code or any other application that can take advantage of all the eight cores then this thing is your thing. GPU performance is also very good. The MAX-Q pushes out 15% less performance than the desktop 2060. But your machine won’t give any hiccups while gaming.
Heat, it gets a little toasty. It can go up to 90 degrees Celcius. The clock speed is technically lower than some of the intel’s processor but because you have those extra 2 cores it makes a huge difference in the application that you are using.
The fan noise on this thing is very loud. It is kind of expected because it houses a processor that has 8 cores and an RTX 2060 and the chassis size is also very compact. So to completely cool this laptop the fan ramp-ups.
It has a 76 watt-hour battery. The backup can vary from user to user but our review unit got more than 9 hours of battery life in 30% screen brightness which is insane
This laptop isn’t perfect like every other laptop out there. It doesn’t have the things that we are used to from other intel’s based laptops. But here’s the thing even with the lack of Thunderbolt 3, a lack of a webcam, I still think this laptop is in a league of its own. You won’t get a laptop this size and prize that can give a performance as this machine gives.
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