Asus Zephyrus G14 is the latest game-changer from the Taiwanese computer conglomerate.
This monstrous 14-inch gaming laptop is already available for purchase in several countries. The good news is the company is launching it in India during the Amazon Prime Day sale on 6th August 2020.
The laptop is already listed on Amazon India and will go on sale starting 6th August 2020. The starting price for the Asus Zephyrus G14 (GA401) is Rs,. 80,990 without anime matrix and Rs. 98,990 for the anime matrix model (GA401).
Asus Rog Zephyrus G14
The 14 Inch G14 comes with the most powerful AMD Ryzen 4900s Processor that offers upto 8 Cores and 16 threads that makes it the most powerful 14-inch laptop in the world.
The Ryzen 9 4900Hs is faster than the latest Intel Core i7 H series processors and even the Core i9 processors. Also, it is made from the cutting edge 7 Nm manufacturing process that makes it more energy-efficient than the Intel processors that are still using the 10 Nm process.
The laptop offers more power and also generates less heat in comparison to the Intel offerings.
Also, we are getting up to Nvidia RTX 2060 MaxQ graphics card that is sufficient to run most of the modern AAA titles with ease.
Apart from the RTX 2060 MaxQ, the laptop is also available with the Nvidia GTX 1660Ti, 1650Ti, or the more humble GTX 1650. Asus is also offering Ryzen 5 4600H and the Ryzen 7 4800Hs as options to the buyers.
You can get up to 16 GB of DDR4, 3200 Mhz, pre-installed RAM. Notably, there is an empty ram slot where you can add upto 16 GB of more Ram if you want to.
Display, Storage and Design
The Asus G14 comes with 2 display options:
- 2K (Quad HD Display) 2560*1440 pixels with a 60 Hz refresh rate.
- Or you can choose a Full HD Panel (1920*1080) pixels with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Both the display panels come with 100% sRGB color gamut that means it offers high color accuracy and is even ideal for content creators.
In addition to that, the G14 comes with up to 1 TB of PCI-E SSD which significantly faster in comparison to the SATA-based SSD’s.
There is also an ergonomic backlit keyboard that comes with decent key travel.
For connectivity, there is USB TYPE C 3.2 port, USB Type-A 3.2, HDMI, and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Fingerprint Scanner, Audio, and Sound
Also, it comes with a fingerprint scanner to work with Windows Hello. It runs on either the Windows 10 Home or the Pro version.
The laptop has got a good sound output as there are bottom-firing speakers as well as tweeters at the top. We are also getting a smart AMP and support for Dolby Atmos to make sure the gaming and movies sound better.
The laptop is no slouch when it comes to battery performance, it offers close to 10 hours of battery life and also comes with fast charging support (180 watts).
Impressive…. who wants One….
I think it is the best portable laptop that you can use for anything from gaming to office work to video editing.
Weighing at 1.6 Kg it is easy to carry and even use when placed on your lap. There is hardly anything available like the Asus G14 in the market.
The other good choices are MacBook 16 or the Dell XPS 15 that are currently available to purchase.
I will still prefer the G14 considering the monstrous AMD Ryzen processors that offer better performance than the Intel rivals.
Let’s Check out the Specs, Price and Details of the Variants Launched in India
Asus Rog G14 Base Model (GA401IH-HE042TS)
- Ryzen 5 4600HS – 6 Core and 12 Threads with 3.0 GHz Base Clock and 4.0 Ghz Boost Clock Speed, 8 MB Cache)
- 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHZ RAM, expandable upto 24 GB
- 512 GB NVMe SSD
- GTX 1650 With GDDR6 4 GB VRAM.
- 14 Inch Display, 300 Nits, 120 Hz, 100% sRGB
- Windows 10 Home
- 76 Whr battery Capacity
- Price Rs. 83,990
It is the base version that comes without the Anime Matrix. It is ideal for most productivity tasks, Video Editing, Content creation and even office tasks if you have some demanding Apps that need a good CPU horse power.
The Nvidia GTX 1650 is an entry level graphics card and can run most of the AAA titles well but can’t expect it to max out the graphics.
One major benefit of this model is less heat due to slightly low powered components than the higher versions.
ASUS ROG G14 With GTX 1650 Ti (GA401II-HE169TS)
The only difference here in comparison to the above model is the presence of 1 TB SSD in placec of 512 GB and it also comes with the Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti instead of the vanilla GTX 1650.
This G14 costs Rs. 94,990 – Rs. 11000 more in comparison to the base version. You will find between 5% to 10% increase in gaming performance when using this variant over the base model.
This model is available and is the best choice at the moment for most gamers and content creators.
ASUS ROG G14 – 1660 TI and Ryzen 4800 HS
This is a slightly premium model and is available for Rs. 1,23,990 on Amazon. The major upgrade here is presence of the AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS Processor with 2.9 GHz Base clock and up to 4.2 GHz Boost clock (8 MB Cache, 8 Cores, 16 Threads).
Also, we are getting 16 GB of DDR4 Ram pre-installed that you can upgrade to 32 GB using the empty slot.
There is Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti MaxQ with 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM to ensure that all games are easily maxed out without any issues.
This G14 also comes with the Anime Matrix and the cool style quotient that makes it more appealing to several buyers.
ASUS ROG G14 – RTX 2060 MaxQ AND RYZEN 4900 HS
The Asus Rog G14 with the RTX 2060 MAXQ AND RYZEN 4900 HS will go on sale at the end of August on Amazon and will cost Rs. 160,990.
It has 16 GB of ram and 1 TB NVme SSD. Also, it comes with the Anime Matrix panel.
Both the 4800 Hs and the 4900 Hs versions are incredibly powerful and easily great choice for Gamers or Content creators looking for a fast portable solution.
Heating And High Temps
The only downside with these laptops is excessive heat. The reported temps are close to 90 degree celcius for the internal parts that also makes the keyboard and the display area hot.
If you are gaming for long an air-conditioned room and a good laptop fan cooler may help or you can look at undervolting the processor or even disabling the Turbo boost to ensure less heat.
Considering that Asus has packed enormous power in this thin and small form factor laptop, heat dissipation is a problem for the higher end variants.
Asus Zephyrus G14 Price in India
I have already updated the price details above, the base version costs Rs. 83,990 and the highest variant costs Rs. 1,61,990. Currently, the availability of the models is an issue and the best choice is the Rs. 94,990 model with the GTX 1650 Ti and the Ryzen 5 4600Hs.
We will update more details about the price and exact versions that are available on 6th August. Bookmark Candytech to visit again if you love technology and want to stay updated with the latest Tech News and updates.
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