ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Eclipse Gray Product Review

The ROG Zephyrus G14 stood out among all the gaming laptops that ASUS revealed at this year’s CES. ASUS’s ROG Zephyrus series is famed for high-quality, speedy gaming laptops and the ROG Zephyrus G14 is a new addition to this list. It is armed with powerful components and features the ‘AniMe Matrix’ display.

The customised LED lights present in the lid adds a unique look to the ROG Zephyrus G14. What’s more amazing is that you can use this feature to express your creativity and display customised animations and images.

This article presents a first-hand experience of using ASUS’s ROG Zephyrus G14 Eclipse Gray gaming laptop. If you are a fan of the ROG Zephyrus series, keep reading this article to find out more about the ROG Zephyrus G14.

Key Features of ROG Zephyrus G14

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen-7 4800H Octa-Core / 2.90GHz Max. Turbo Speed 4.20GHz
  • RAM:   16GB   Storage: 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Display: 14-inch HD Thin Bezel Quad (2560 x 1440)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (ROG Boost, 6GB GDDR6)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

Design

ROG is famed for producing lightweight gaming laptops and the ROG Zephyrus G14 has the same quality. It only weighs around 3.5 pounds (1.57kg) made of magnesium-aluminium alloy which is fingerprint-resistant. Whereas, the top half of its lid has 1,215 mini LEDs embedded in it which make a cool dot matrix pattern.

Despite its lightweight, it features a sturdy body that can handle light bumps and knocks. ROG is offering the Zephyrus G14 in two colours – Moonlight White and Eclipse Gray.

Display

The ROG Zephyrus G14 comes with a 14-inch screen which isn’t enormous by gaming standards. However, its fabulous brightness, vibrant colours and thin bezels ensure an excellent display. A 120HZ refresh rate with a 2560 x 1440p resolution renders smooth images offering you a splendid gaming experience.

Keyboard

ASUS has introduced the ErgoHinge design to the ROG Zephyrus G14. This means you’ll have a pleasant typing experience as the keyboard deck will raise slightly when you’ll open the lid. Also, it has a fingerprint login near to the power button on the right side. This enables the user to wake up the laptop using a fingerprint sensor like a smartphone.

Connectivity

The ROG Zephyrus G14 comes with two USB 3.2 type-A, two Type-C ports and an HDMI 2.0 port. In addition to this, the laptop has a Kensington lock slot and an audio jack.

Battery

The ROG Zephyrus G14 has a 76Wh battery that can last for hours with a single charge. However, battery time may decrease due to the Anime Matrix and extensive playing sessions.

Price and Release

ASUS pronounced that it will release the ROG Zephyrus G14 during the first or second quarter of 2020. You can pre-order the ROG Zephyrus G14 today for £1,599.99!

Verdict

Considering its specs and a high-speed Octa-Core processor, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 offers the best value for its price. Its Anime Matrix design is first of its kind and steals the show. For gaming enthusiasts, the Zephyrus G14 is one of the best options due to its compact, lightweight design, GeForce RTX 2060 graphics and massive RAM.

 

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