ASUS recently announced the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz gaming monitor which happens to be the world’s first gaming monitor that comes with support for the NVIDIA G-SYNC to feature a 360Hz refresh rate. As it turns out, that is not the only thing the company has in store for us during the ongoing CES 2020 as it has announced a new gaming model in its thin and light Zephyrus series. The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is a new 14-inch variant that’s full of new and unique features. Let’s have a look at what all the newly unveiled laptop by ASUS has in store for us.
ASUS Launches the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs
Starting things off with the display of the laptop, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop comes with a 14-inch display which gives out a resolution of 2,560×1,440 pixels and a 60Hz refresh rate (there is a 1080p 120Hz refresh rate panel available too, by the way). The display covers 100% of the sRGB gamut. Unlike the 4K displays out there, the 1440p panel is still pretty power-efficient, so it should not drain the battery as much as the former displays do.
At the back, the laptop comes with a neat and unique feature – an optional LED dot-matrix display hidden in the lid. The LED display can show the time, some notifications, and GIFs. Though not too useful, it is a novelty feature provided to the otherwise conventionally looking Zephyrus G14. It features 1,215 mini LEDs, each with 256 levels of brightness control. The laptop weighs in at somewhere around 1.6 Kgs and, considering the fact that it is a gaming laptop, ASUS has kept the weight and the overall heft as minimal as possible.
As far as the processing power goes, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop runs on an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, making it one of the smallest gaming laptops that run on the Nvidia RTX GPU. Furthermore, it utilises AMD’s newly announced 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS chipset. ASUS says that the processor will be able to hit about 10 hours of battery life on a single charge which, by the way, is an impressive feat to be achieved by a gaming laptop. The laptop features a raised lift design which lifts its back off of the surface to enable further cooling.
One thing the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop misses out on is a dedicated webcam. Though not needed by everyone, webcams have been an integral part of laptops, and in case you need one with the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14, ASUS is providing an external 1080p webcam. As far as the keyboard of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop is concerned, its keyboard offers a solid 1.5mm of travel.
As far as the pricing and the launch date of the laptop are concerned, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop starts at $150 and both the models will go on sale in March 2020. The AniMe-equipped variants will start selling a bit later than the standard counterparts.
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