ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is the first 14" laptop with GeForce RTX and AMD Ryzen 4000 

ASUS announced at CES the powerful ROG Zephyrus 14, a high-performance gaming laptop that has many appeals for fame. It's the lightest and thinnest gaming laptop of the brand, but also the first 14-inch laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. Finally, it is also equipped with a brand new Ryzen 4000 processor. LaptopsUnder3000.com team tested it to find out how it performs.

It's an enviable combination of style and specification, all in a 17.9mm and 1.6Kg weight, and we can even enhance it with a 120Hz display, or WQHD.

The design is very interesting. At first it looks like a normal laptop, the Zephyrus G14 has 1215 LED's on the cover that can play their own animations or synchronized with sounds.

The performance seems to be assured for levels hard to imagine in such a compact notebook, thanks to the new AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS, an 8-core 7nm and 16-threaded Zen 2 "monster", equipped with 32GB of RAM DD$4 at 3200MHz. The graphics is an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of GDDR6 RAM, with a consumption of only 65W at its maximum frequency of 1298MHz.

How do you cool all this? ASUS explains: there are five dissipator ducts, 209 fins on the dissipaters and new n-Blade fans with 81 blades for a maximum noise level of 45dB. The Zephyrus G14 is not only fresh, but also ergonomic: the keyboard can be positioned with Ergolift technology.

With these dimensions, some compromise would have to be made and the storage is in charge of an M.2 NVMe with a maximum of 1TB, still interesting and that can be expanded with one of the many external options offered by ASUS itself.

The display, as we said, is a 14" drive with 85% of display for total area, which in its WQHD version has 60Hz and can reach 120Hz with the FHD option. On board is the Freesync technology, the coverage is 100% of sRGB space.

For its size, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 has excellent connectivity, scoring by two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one of which with PowerDelivery and DisplayPort 1.4), two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports and one HDMI port. The G14 also has WiFi 6 on board and Bluetooth 5.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 - Even bigger and equally powerful

Next to the compact Zephyrus G14, ASUS has also made official the G15, which instead offers a 15-inch screen. The size allows it to be bolder and we have options for panels calibrated by the PANTONE institute with a refresh rate of 144Hz or 240Hz.

If the processor remains, the graphics are optional between the GTX 1660 Ti 6GB and the RTX 2060 6GB present in the G14. The weight is not much higher: 2.1 Kg and only 2mm more than the G14, for a total thickness of 19.9mm.

New TUF range bets on portability

ASUS has been serious about its TUF laptop family. Unlike the ROG family, the TUF family bets on more durable equipment for gamers who are intensely mobile. Mobility is not only autonomy and, for those who are constantly on the move, knowing that the equipment is less vulnerable to accidental collisions is certainly a rest for the spirit.

ASUS seems to seriously believe in the new Ryzen 4000 and so the TUF presented yesterday will also feature the new AMD processors, while there will also be an option for 10th generation Intel Core. The screens available in 15 and 17 inches will be capable of 144Hz in the 15-inch version and 120Hz in the larger version, users can choose RTX 2060 graphics in the maximum configuration.