The Zephyrus G14 – GA401 Gaming Laptop looks amazing. 8 core. Super light. AMAZING performance. AMD Zen2. I think it’ll be one of the best gaming laptops for 2020
All right so in front of me are two gaming laptops that I think are gonna be very popular in 2020 these are the Zephyrus g14 from Asus 14 standing for 14 inches and the reason why I think they’re going to be super popular is because they did so much right on these devices so these are both the same laptops gaming laptops except they just come in two color variants it’s like a Space Gray if looking thing and there’s a white looking one like white and silver now if you look at the top panel.
I’m not sure if the overhead camera is picking it up but there are these black dots that you can see that cover half of this device and these are little tiny micro LEDs that light up and you can control them in software to display a picture or an animated gif we’ll get into in a little bit but it’s one of the more interesting design elements to this device but on the inside it is running AM DS new Rison 4000 Renoir AP use these are very anticipated chips that provide a lot of power efficiency and just good performance into these laptops and I haven’t been able to benchmark them these are engineering samples I was told specifically not even to connect them to the internet but looking at what AMD’s Renoir has to offer I’m very hopeful and it’s also running NVIDIA GPUs so the base model has a GTX 1060 T.
I believe and you can upgrade it up to an RT X 2016 max Q so very powerful and capable gaming components in an extremely lightweight portable gaming device this is magnesium alloy chassis it’s only one point six kilograms but even this engineering sample feels incredibly well built for a device that is this light now when you open it the hinge does this you know we’ve seen on other laptops before where it lifts the bottom of the device a little bit to get some improved airflow and I’ve been told that there’s two fans in the forex news device that are the same size and same kind of thermal configuration as the bigger 15-inch device so I feel reasonably confident that this device will have at least acceptable thermals considering how small this package is the keyboard has a very user-friendly layout.
I feel like most people can just pick up this keeper used to it it actually feels very similar to a lot of the other Asus devices if you’ve never used an Asus at least a modern Asus laptop keyboard they often feel like the chiclet style keywords from like the older Mac Pros is a very enjoyable keyboard to use trackpads a little small but I think this device is I mean it’s all about this compact portable gaming device like they nailed the inputs in my opinion for something this small now if you look up at the top of the screen there is no webcam I know that some people like that for privacy concerns but it is just a sacrifice they had to make to make this all fit I do think that they include an external webcam in the retail package when you purchase this device I know that some other Asus laptops have done that like they don’t include a webcam on the laptop and they give you this external unit but my kind of engineering sample did not come with them but the screen here’s another really cool thing most 14 inch or 13 inch gaming laptops gaming laptops don’t have high refresh
screens they’re usually stuck at 60 Hertz this has a 120 Hertz 1080p option and a 60 Hertz 1440p option that’s exactly what so many people are looking for obviously this isn’t finalized hardware on this unit but I do think that that screen is something a lot of people will be interested.