Simply put, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is one of the best gaming laptops on the market, with incredible CPU performance and hearty supplementary components packed into a thin and light frame. Our main knock against it is the price. Or at least that was the case, before it went on sale.
While this normally sells for $1,449.99, it is currently discounted to $1,199.99 at Best Buy, and is worth every penny. Starting with the CPU, the 4900HS is AMD’s second-best mobile CPU, with 8 cores and 16 threads clocked at 3GHZ to 4.3GHz, and a 35W TDP.
It’s second only to the Ryzen 9 4900H, which has the same number of cores and threads, but allows the TDP to configured from 35-54W to facilitate slightly higher clocks (3.3GHz to 4.4GHz).
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 | Ryzen 9 4900HS | RTX 2060 Max-Q | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD |
This is an attractive thin and light laptop with tons of raw processing power, a fast GPU, and ample RAM and storage for this price point. It also has a fast 120Hz IPS display.
As Alan noted in his review of this very model, being able to shoehorn that much processing power into a thin and light laptop like the Zephyrus G14 is « truly incredible. »
Beyond the burly CPU, this thing is also wields a GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU, 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, and a 1TB NVMe SSD.
Max-Q GPUs do not typically perform as well as their full-power counterparts, but combined with the other hardware, it is a good match for this laptop’s 14-inch IPS display with a native 1920×1080 resolution. It’s also a fast panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, which could come in handy when playing less demanding esports games.
Subjectively, this is one of the better looking laptops as well. It ships in « Moonlight White, » measures just 0.7 inches thick, and only weighs 3.64 pounds.