Asus announced its newest gaming laptop from their ROG Zephyrus Series thin laptop segment, the ROG Zephyrus G14. We should celebrate the presence of this laptop because it brings a lot of new things, including new moments.
Asus ROG Zephyrus is arguably the first time AMD processors are present in the high-level gaming laptop series from Asus. Gaming laptops that have this new look are equipped with AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile processor.
Medcom.id had the opportunity to try out one variant of the highest specification Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 which was implanted with AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, inherited from the highest and qualified AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile processor.
This processor has 8-core / 16-thread so it is claimed to be the best and greatest processor for gaming laptops as well as the best content creatir. Here we will Medcom.id will reveal the reason Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is so compelling.
Charming New Design Without RGB
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 has the same formula as the ROG Zephyrus Series which is a thin design that makes it mobile. This is what causes the series as a gaming laptop as well as work or content creator.
If ROG Zephyrus is identical with black and RGB effects, not Asus ROG Zephyrus G14. Medcom.id had the opportunity to try out the ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) Moonlight White color variant. The outer cover has a pastel white color and a silver keyboard panel.
The exterior alias of the back of this gaming laptop monitor has a design that draws attention. There is a point that divides the area diagonally which provides a feature called AniMe Matrix.
AniMe Matrix is a visual effect in the form of 1,215 mini LEDs that have 256 lighting levels. This feature can be customized to present text or animation or graphics, including adjusting the music equalizer running.
We will explain AnimeMatrix features in more detail later. In our opinion this is proof that gaming laptops can remain stunning without the RGB effect. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 itself comes with variants that have AniMe Matrix and not.
Review of Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 has dimensions of 32.4 x 22.2 cm with a thickness of 1.99 cm and weighs 1.7 kg. This slim dimension and light weight applies to variants that have AniMe Matrix, while those that don’t have tips and lighter weight.
The slim body still feels comfortable and ergonomic to use. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 still uses the Asus ErgoLift foot design. When the screen is open you will see the position of the air holes that have been designed so that the laptop can have a slim body.
The screen carries a size of 15.6 inches IPS FHD resolution (1920×1080) refresh rate of 120Hz whose color reproduction has been validated Pantone quality. No wonder ROG Zephyrus G14 is getting better for hardcore gamers as well as content creators.
AniMe Matrix Becomes the Most Enchanting Feature
It has already been explained that the outside or back of the Asus ROG Zephyrus monitor has a point that stores a mini LED for the visual effects of AniMe Matrix. Display customization features can be accessed via the ROG Armory Create.
Interestingly, you are not only given a static effect but creating a loop or pattern of AniMe Matrix visual effects. Available features to load graphics instead of the Asus logo and text. Light brightness and display speed can also be adjusted.
Easy, AniMe Matrix has a similar effect LED Digital Banner. This feature will certainly consume battery, so there is an option to disable this feature when the Asus ROg Zephyrus G14 is not connected to the charger.
Turning to other features, Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 comes without the support of a webcam that normally functions as well as a security system. Substitute, this laptop provides a fingerprint scanner security system in the Power button.
This laptop keyboard also does not come with an RGB backlit but a regular backlit LED but still has N-Key Rollover support that makes it accurate and responsive, just right for gamers. A row of multimedia buttons and ROG Armory Crate quick access are available at the top.
Switch to I / O Port support, there are a variety of very complete ports, but don’t expect you to get a MicroSD reader. Its successor, the ROG Zephyrus G14 supports the Power Delivery feature which allows laptops to use a small, 65W charger.
One more feature that cannot be missed is support for WiFi connectivity 6. Why is this important? WiFi 6 is known to provide greater internal bandwidth and faster data transfers, so this gaming laptop can connect and feel faster connections.
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS performance combined with NVIDIA GTX 2060
A special opportunity for Medcom.id to be able to try out the highest specification variant of Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 with AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS processor.
The graphics card relies on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 VRAM 6GB GDDR6 and 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM capacity and 1TB storage capacity based on NVMe PCIe SSD. This is the highest specification Asus ROG Zephryus G14 package.
Other variants available are AMD Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processor choices from Ryzen 4000 Sereis Mobile, then 8GB RAM capacity and 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD storage. The graphics card is also given a choice of NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti and GTX 1650Ti.
Impatient with the chance to try out the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 highest specification variant, Medcom.id immediately conducted its first test. All tests performed on this laptop are performed in a performance mode Turbo eyebrow mode that focuses on maximum performance and is connected to the charger.
We tested on PCMark 10 Modern Office and Cinebench R20 single core and multi core scenarios to see the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS capability. The results obtained indicate the performance of this laptop is fairly high.
Next we tested the graphics capabilities with 3DMark Fire Strike. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 also still has a high score. Testing that should not be missed is to see the ability of graphics while playing games.
In the game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Ultra High graphics settings obtained an average frame rate of 45fps. This result has been very satisfying because it managed to exceed 30fps. Its performance can be even higher in High quality graphics with an average frame rate exceeding 60fps.
The second game is Gears 5 in Ultra graphic quality. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 can provide an average frame rate of 62fps. Then in the game class Word War Z Ultra graphics quality, the average frame rate (average) is at 103fps.
That is, the gaming experience on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is very satisfying because the average frame rate when the game is running is high. Now switching to battery testing, we use PCMark 10 Modern Office scenario software. This test was carried out with the AniMe Matrix feature and backlit off, battery Save Mode, and screen brightness of 20 percent.
This condition is simulated Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is used to work mobile like in a cafe or a place that does not allow connected to the charger. The simulation from PCMark 10 Modern Office successfully records the battery life of up to 6 hours 13 minutes.
Although this is limited to simulation, it can be predicted that when using everyday life its durability may not be much different. Gaming laptops that can be used to work with an estimated endurance of up to six hours are already classified as very good.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Conclusion
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 according to Medcom.id is one of Asus’s successes in presenting a gaming laptop without RGB that remains captivating and does not compromise with its specifications.
Looking at the design and specifications provided, we agree that the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 that we tested is the perfect blend of gaming laptops and content creators.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 with several specifications variant packages priced from Rp23.9 million to Rp34.9 million. The specifications that we tested above are included in the highest price.