ASUS Republic Of Gamers Malaysia finally revealed the most anticipated ROG-class laptop yet, the Zephyrus G14 that offers raw power in the form of 14-inch form factor. According to ASUS, their ROG engineers proceed to redefine possibilities that can be bundled in the ultra slim gaming category. ASUS, also made a detailed specification sheet to be accessed by the public, here.
Despite being under a 14-inch form factor with 20mm thin chassis design, the Zephyrus G14 features a fully customized cooling technology that pulls out the best performance achievable via its all new AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors that were built on the Zen 2 core architecture combined with 7nm process technology and offers NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. Adding further, with all the new features bundled together, the users can optimize the Zephyrus G14 to fit their needs, let it be for an extensive gaming session or content-creation (productivity) session that requires the processor to work more for the purpose of multi-tasking. Zephyrus G14 also offers battery life up to 10 hours and has the ability to be charged from any compatible Type-C power source. Due to its small size and excellent compatibility, the Zephyrus G14 also features AniMe Matrix display. Briefing further, the AniMe Matrix allows the user to personalize of the type of custom graphics, animations and other relevant effects to be showcased over a thousand mini LEDs embedded in the lid.
The Zephyrus G14 offers two premium panels that were designed to serve different needs. In other word, users can either opt for a faster Full HD display that offers up to 120Hz or opt for a higher WQHD resolution. This made possible thanks to Adaptive sync technology that adds smoothness by coordinating frame delivery between the GPU and the display. AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile processor utilizes the Adaptive Sync technology via providing compatibility to work with adaptive sync technology-enabled monitors and devices. This includes support to the WQHD display.
As for the cooling technology, the Zephyrus G14 engineered carefully as ultra-slim chassis tend to have little room for the airflow from the internal components. Thermal engineers at ROG developed an exclusive feature that automatically adjusts the power available to the CPU based on the temperature recorded from the GPU. This process happens in every second in order to constantly react towards the spikes present in GPU utilization, thus ensuring an optimal gaming performance without even needing to burn the internal components under extensive situation. According to ASUS further, the Zephyrus G14 is the first laptop from ROG-class to feature an ErgoLift hinge, that tilts the keyboard at a comfortable angle. The exhaust and the heatsink fins present at the rear of the chassis are well shaped to allow a better air-flow, away from the bezel, and down, towards the vents cut into it. In total, there are 209 heatsink fins totaling 68,868 mm2 of surface area. The fins fed on the thermal energy by a network of five heatpipes that covers the CPU, GPU and VRM, and self-cleans when dust and other smaller particles were present and identified by the fins to allow better cooling efficiency can be done for the internal components for longevity purpose.