First unveiled back in CES 2020 back in January, ASUS Philippines has announced that they will bringing the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 and its AniMe Matrix to the local market. Packing up to an AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, the ROG Zephyrus G14 is one of the most powerful AMD-powered laptops from ASUS yet.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 will come in several variations. The most “entry-level” of the range will come with an AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 while the decked out will sport an AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. Depending on the configuration, the notebook can come with up to 16GB of DDR4 3200MHz RAM that can be expanded up to 32GB.
As the name suggests, the ROG Zephyrus G14 comes with a 14.0-inch IPS 1920 x 1080 display running at 120Hz. The screen also supports 100% sRGB coverage and is Pantone validated. For storage, the ROG Zephyrus G14 can be loaded with up to 1TB of M.2 NVMe SSD.
What sets the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 from other ASUS notebooks and other brands is its AniMe Matrix back panel. Composed of 1,215 mini LEDs, users of the notebook can customize the appearance of the notebooks rear. The AniMe Matrix supports a wide range of customization such as frame-by-frame animation, equalizer for audio, as well as system notifications.
As part of the Zephyrus lineup, the G14 has a thin profile measuring at just 17.9mm when closed. Once open, the ErgoLift incrases the angle of the laptop to provide an improved typing experience as well as add more airflow and cooling to the notebook.
|ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS||AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS, AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS||AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS||AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650|
|RAM||8GB/16GB DDR4 3200mHz, expandable up to 32GB|
|Display||14.0-inch IPS, 1920 x 1080, 120Hz, 100% sRGB, Pantone Validated|
|Storage||512GB/1TB M.2 NVMe SSD|
|I/O Ports||1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery), 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x 3.5mm combo jack, 1x Kensington Lock|
|Connection||Dual-band WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Weight||1.6kg, 1.7kg (AniMe Matrix)|
|Dimensions||324 x 222 x 17.9mm, 324 x 222 x 19.9mm (AniMe Matrix)|
|Audio||2x 2.5W speakers with Smart AMP, 2x 0.7W Tweeter, Array Microphone|
|Battery||100W Power Adapter, 65W via Type-C PD||150W Power Adapter, 65W via Type-C PD|
|Others||Backlit Chiclet Keyboard, N-Key Rollover, 1.7mm Travel Distance, 4 Hot Keys, Golden Curve, Power Key with Fingerprint|
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and enhanced community lockdown, ASUS is expected to announce more details about the pricing and availability of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 in May 2020.