ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14, a flagship Ryzen laptop, available now
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is a powerful gaming laptop that could be a gamechanger
What you need to know
- The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is now available for purchase"
- Currently, only one model is listed on Best Buy's website
- The model of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 that's available costs $1,450 (opens in new tab).
ASUS' new ROG Zephyrus G14 is now available for purchase on Best Buy's website (opens in new tab). The 14-inch gaming laptop has impressive internals for its size, including up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q and up to an AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS processor. The ROG Zephyrus G14 should have some more variants available in the future, but the only model that's available now from Best Buy costs $1,450 (opens in new tab).
The model available on Best Buy has an AMD Ryzen 9 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q for graphics. It also has an FHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The listed model has 16GB of memory and 1TB of storage.
Here's the complete spec breakdown of the variants that should be available in the future.
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
1080p at 60Hz or 120Hz
1440p at 60Hz
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS|
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
|Security||Fingerprint (single sign-on), power button|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 1650|
NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti
NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-Q
|Memory||Up to 32GB DDR4 3200MHz|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD|
|Security||Built in fingerprint scanner|
|Ports||1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 PD|
1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3.5mm headset jack
|Audio||2x 2.5W speakers with Smart AMP technology|
|Weight||1.6 kg (3.52 lbs)|
When our executive editor Daniel Rubino previewed the ASUS OG Zephyrus G14, he came away impressed, stating that based on benchmarks, the laptop is a "gamechanger." In his preview, he ran it through benchmark tests and stacked it up against the Dell XPS 15 7950 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 2). A full review is on the way, so keep an eye out to see more of our impressions.
Gaming on the go
A Ryzen flagship
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 manages to take advantage of the latest chips from AMD and NVIDIA in a way that makes it a powerful contender for your gaming-on-the-go needs.
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I purchased one but ended up returning it. The CPU is great, it's 2060 Max-Q but, it will play most games with good fps. I liked the screen but the build quality wasn't the best, the plastic bottom was a mistake imo, keyboard backlighting is terrible, its better to use with it off. On my unit, I can feel the fans spin and they had really loud pitch noise when going. Oh, the fans are always spinning even when idle. Overall, I think it's a good machine. I hope my unit was a one off and I like the fact AMD is brining Intel competition on all fronts.
Chances are that the fan was related to the 2060 and not the CPU. I've got the TUF Gaming A15 in at the moment for review (Ryzen 7 4800H and 2060) and I'm getting the same. But when I stressed the CPU only in benchmarking the noise was fine. Turns out the stock fan curve on the 2060 is appalling. Ah, reading an email? Max GPU fans please!
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14? Who comes up with these names?
Yea I agree, and generally gaming stuff looks silly. I don’t care for the dots on the lid, but I guess it’s better than most gaming laptops. I just wish it had Thunderbolt 3 & a webcam. Other than that it looks like a pretty good laptop. Definitely a great value for the performance.
ROG is the "Republic of Gamers" sub-brand. The Zephyrus is the laptop family. Admittedly just calling it the G14 would also be fine.