#kamisukareview – ASUS announces ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401), the latest 14-inch gaming laptop that is equipped with the most powerful performance and is wrapped in a stylish and innovative design. Through this device, ASUS confirms that a 14-inch ultraslim gaming laptop is able to come with a super fast processor.
In addition to this powerful gaming laptop, it is claimed to have a very concise body and is easy to carry, and appears stylishly in accordance with the concept it carries, “Lead the Game with Style”.
ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) Create Gamers & Content Creators
“Who said gaming and style can't be fused into one? ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) is proof that gaming is not just a play activity but has become a subculture that has its own community and style, “said Jimmy Lin, ASUS Regional Director of Southeast Asia.
“This laptop is not only for gamers, but also content creators. Thanks to its powerful specifications, this gaming laptop is capable of doing a variety of heavy tasks such as video rendering very smoothly. “
This monster is equipped with AMD Ryzen 4000 HS Series Mobile Processor and graphics chip (GPU) to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. This device is not only designed for playing games.
Besides being equipped with a high refresh rate and AMD FreeSync technology support, the screen is also able to reproduce colors accurately and has pocketed PANTONE Validated certification so it is suitable for creative professionals and content creators.
“Today AMD and Asus announced the presence of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 powered by AMD's Ryzen 4000 HS Series Mobile Processor. Using the latest generation of AMD Ryzen processors enables the creation of the latest gaming experience and productivity thanks to the “Zen 2” core architecture with industry leading 7nm fabrication technology.
The AMD Ryzen 4000 HS Series 35watt Mobile Processor delivers powerful performance and provides double power efficiency compared to previous generation AMD processors that allows new levels of performance on thin and light notebooks.
“AMD and ASUS are proud to present to you today the most powerful 14” inch gaming laptop for gamers and professionals, “said Paige Shi – AMD Consumer Lead for APAC.
Advantages of ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401)
Portability is one of the main advantages of ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401). The ultraslim gaming laptop comes with a battery life of up to 10 hours of use that can be recharged via a USB Type-C charger.
Present in two variants namely Moonlight White and Eclipse Gray, this ASUS gaming laptop has an elegant appearance for professionals. While the AniMe Matrix feature that is able to display graphics, animation, and other display effects on the back of the screen reinforces it as a gaming laptop close to gamers.
Injected with AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Processors
The latest Zen2 architecture from AMD has now arrived for the latest ASUS product line through the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processor. The entire ASUS product line introduced this time, starting with mainstream laptops, gaming laptops and the latest gaming desktops, has been powered by the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processor that comes with 7nm fabrication technology.
The latest generation of processors is not only optimal for playing games, but also for creating and other heavy tasks, especially multitasking.
AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processor is the latest series of processors manufactured using the 7nm fabrication method. All product lines that use AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processor will also be accompanied by DDR4-3200 memory, the fastest among laptops and branded desktop PCs in general. This combination enables a significant increase in overall performance.
Compact and Ergonomic
This gaming notebook comes with a body size that is more concise than a gaming laptop in its class and easier to carry around traveling even using a standard laptop bag. Having a thickness of only 17.9mm and weighing 1.6kg without a custom LED matrix, it is the most compact and powerful 14-inch gaming laptop today.
This gaming laptop adopts a honeycomb body structure that not only makes the body of this ultraslim gaming laptop stronger, but also lighter than a laptop in its class. The body also uses magnesium alloy material that is specially processed so that it will not leave fingerprints when used.
AniMe Matrix Unique Display
Unlike its predecessor, the ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) is the first gaming laptop in the world to adopt the AniMe Matrix feature. This feature allows gamers to display graphics, animations, and various display effects behind the scenes. This unique feature allows gamers to make their own very unique.
AniMe Matrix uses 1,215 mini LEDs that have 256 lighting levels. With these capabilities, various animations and images can be displayed properly. In addition to images and animations, AniMe Matrix can also present various display effects such as a music equalizer that is synchronized with the audio system.
The AniMe Matrix feature is a significant achievement. Besides having to develop a special coating so that the LED light emitted is not too bright or dim, the ASUS ROG development team also has to measure the power usage, minimize the heat generated, to ensure each LED is arranged in the right position. All of that requires a long research and development process.
The laptop uses an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU that runs at 65W with a speed of 1298MHz. Discrete GPU, which uses the latest Turing architecture, comes with a Tensor Core which enables modern graphics processing such as real-time ray tracing. The presence of this GPU makes it capable of running all modern AAA games with the best graphic display.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 based on the Turing architecture is not just for playing games. The GPU also supports various graphic features and the latest technology for professionals, and can be used for 3D modeling and deep learning. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 is also equipped with a dedicated video encoder that makes the laptop capable of running games while doing live streaming smoothly without lag.
Screen for Gamers and Professionals
This gaming laptop comes with two choices of screen types. Gamers who are concerned with refresh rates can choose a Full HD resolution screen with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. While the WQHD resolution screen is present for users who are more concerned with resolution. ASUS also collaborates with screen manufacturers to present a 14-inch screen with a high refresh rate.
AMD FreeSync technology will be available at ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401). The technology allows refresh rates and frame rates to be synchronized so that there is no more tearing and stuttering when playing games.
This time, AMD FreeSync technology is also getting better thanks to the support of the variable refresh rate feature on the Radeon GPU that has been integrated with the AMD Ryzen 4000 HS Series Mobile Processor. The variable refresh rate feature allows it to be connected to a monitor that also supports AMD FreeSync technology.
Laptops can also be used by creative professionals because the screen is able to reproduce colors accurately. Not only that, the screen has PANTONE Validated certification and has been calibrated during the production process so that it is ready to support professional needs even since it was first used.
This ROG laptop screen is capable of displaying colors in sRGB color space with a reproduction rate of up to 100%. The screen also comes with a very thin bezel and has a screen-to-body ratio of up to 85%.
This laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 HS Series Mobile Processor which is specifically designed so that it does not generate excess heat. ASUS is also working with AMD to bring a powerful processor that can work optimally on the body of a 14-inch ultraslim laptop that does not have much room for cooling.
AMD Ryzen 4000 HS Series Mobile Processor that is used has a configuration of 8 cores and 16 threads that are certainly able to meet the needs of gamers and creative professionals. Besides being designed so as not to generate excess heat, the AMD Ryzen 4000 HS Series Mobile Processor on the device is also accompanied by DDR4-3200 memory with a capacity of up to 32GB. As for storage, this gaming laptop uses NVMe SSD with a capacity of up to 1TB for fast data access.
Better Cooling System
Ultraslim gaming laptops have very limited cooling space so it is very difficult to keep the components inside at optimal temperatures. Responding to these challenges, ASUS presents a special system that allows to adjust power usage automatically as needed.
Power usage on the CPU and GPU is monitored every second and the system will make adjustments automatically so that it can deliver optimal performance.
ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) is also the first ROG laptop to adopt the ErgoLift Design feature. This feature allows the back of this laptop to be lifted so as to produce extra air cavities so that air flow is smoother.
In addition, ErgoLift Design can provide a better typing experience. When used the keyboard is raised and forms a certain angle that makes this laptop more ergonomic and comfortable to use.
Laptops use a cooling system with the latest design in which the exhaust part is divided into two parts, one discharges air to a higher angle and another to a lower angle. This distribution of air flow makes the heat not focused on just one point so that cooling will run more optimally.
The cooling system uses an ultra-thin copper fin heatsink with a thickness of only 0.15mm. The use of a thinner fin heatsink allows air to flow more smoothly and heat can be spread more optimally thanks to a larger heatsink surface.
Overall, this laptop has 209 heatsink fins with an outer surface of up to 68,868mm2. Each heatsink is connected to a network of five special heatpipes that connect the CPU, GPU, and VRM which are the main heat-producing components.
Accompanying the heat sink and heatpipe on this laptop is an n-Blade fan that has been specifically designed for ultraslim laptops. The liquid crystal polymer fan is designed not to change shape when rotated with high RPM. This special fan also uses a unique design where the fan blades come in different lengths, which are between 50mm and 51.2mm.
The use of fan blades of different lengths can reduce the level of turbulence so that the laptop can still operate in silence even when on Turbo.
Besides having a very compact body, this ROG laptop also comes with a myriad of supporting features for portability. Through the power delivery feature, this laptop user can charge the battery using a USB Type-C 65W charger which is far more concise than a 180W charger.
When the battery is charged, it can function as a power bank that can supply power up to 3A via a USB Type-C port for smartphones and gadgets. In addition to supporting power delivery, a USB Type-C port also supports display output with DisplayPort 1.4 protocol support.
While the HDMI 2.0b port allows this ultraslim gaming laptop to be connected to a monitor. Users do not need to use a dongle because this ultraslim gaming laptop is equipped with a USB Type-A port, so various gaming devices can be directly connected.
For wireless connectivity, this latest ASUS laptop comes with Intel WiFi 6 (Gig +) or WiFi 802.11ax. This latest generation WiFi can deliver data transfer speeds of up to 2.4Gbps if connected to a compatible router. WiFi 6 also has lower latency so connection quality can perform better than previous generation WiFi.
The laptop is also equipped with a fingerprint reader feature located on the power button. The fingerprint system presented on this ultraslim gaming laptop is also different, where fingerprint data will be stored in special memory when the user presses the power button. The data will then be sent to the Windows Hello system when logged in, so the user does not need to scan his finger again.
The ASUS ROG has again adopted the best gaming keyboard that ROG gaming laptops have. The N-key rollover feature ensures that input is accurate and responsive, and Overstroke Technology is back. This ultraslim gaming laptop keyboard can even last up to more than 20 million press times.
Price of ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401)
Laptops are already available in online channels through six well-known e-commerce in the country. The six e-commerce sites will also present a variety of special promos for each purchase. Here is a list of six e-commerce sites:
Buyers also have the opportunity to get Urban Sneaker Society x ROG accessories. Every purchase of the Ryzen 9 version will get the Urban Sneaker Society x ROG Limited Edition Jacket.
While purchasing the Ryzen 7 version will get the Urban Sneaker Society x ROG Limited Edition Tote Bag. For more complete information, please visit the official ASUS website: http://asus.com/en/event/ROG_Zephyrus_G14_Launch/.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Specifications (GA401)
|The CPU||AMD Ryzen ™ 9 4900HS Mobile Processor (8C / 16T, 12MB Cache, 4.3 GHz Max Boost)AMD Ryzen ™ 7 4800HS Mobile Processor (8C / 16T, 12MB Cache, 4.2 GHz Max Boost) AMD Ryzen ™ 5 4600HS Mobile Processor (6C / 12T, 11MB Cache, 4.0 GHz Max Boost)|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM|
|Storage||1TB NVMe PCIe SSD512GB NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Display||15.6 “(16: 9) IPS FHD (1920 × 1080), Pantone Validated, 120Hz, Adaptive Sync15.6 “(16: 9) IPS WQHD (2560 × 1440), Pantone Validated, 60Hz, Adaptive Sync|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 VRAMNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB GDDR6 VRAMNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB GDDR6 VRAM|
|Input / Output||1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-C) with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-C), 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x combo audio jack|
|Connectivity||802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio||2 Speakers with Smart AMP technology, Array Microphone|
|Battery||76WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion|
|Dimension||32.4 (W) x 22.2 (D) x 1.79 (H) cm (Regular) 32.4 (W) x 22.2 (D) x 1.99 (H) cm (With AniMe Matrix ™)|
|Weight||1.6 Kg (Regular)1.7 Kg (With AniMe Matrix ™)|
|Colors||Eclipse Gray, Moonlight White|
|Price||Non-AniMe MatrixRp18,299,000 (R5-4600HS / GTX1650Ti / 8G / 512G PCIe / FHD)
AniMe MatrixRp23,999,000 (R7-4800HS / GTX1650Ti / 8G / 512G PCIe / FHD) Rp28,999,000 (R7-4800HS / GTX1660Ti / 8G / 512G PCIe / FHD) Rp34,999,000 (R9-4900HS / RTX2060 / 16G / 1TB PCIe / FHD ) Rp.34,999,000 (R9-4900HS / RTX2060 / 16G / 1TB PCIe / WQHD)