In this shot, the G14 is running the challenging Superposition GPU benchmark—and its onboard GTX 2060 Max-Q is making light work of it. [credit:
Jim Salter ]
We’ve been excited about getting our hands on AMD’s 7nm laptop parts for a long time now—even before visiting AMD’s campus in Austin last month for a sneak preview. Originally, we were supposed to come home from AMD with a laptop in hand to test, but the novel coronavirus had its way with this as with many other products.
We did eventually get one of Asus’ Zephyrus G14 gaming laptops with a top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 4900HS, though—and after several days of testing, we’re ready to talk about it.
|Specs at a glance: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, as tested|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|CPU||3.3GHz 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS (4.4GHz boost)|
|GPU||AMD Radeon 8 core / Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 MaxQ|
|SSD||Intel 660p M.2 NVMe PCIe3.0 1TB|
|Battery||ASUStek 76000 mWh|
|Display||1080p, non-glare, 120Hz, adaptive sync|
|Price as tested||$1,449.99 at Best Buy and Asus|
The Zephyrus G14 is a surprisingly small and sleek build for a full-on gaming laptop—and make no mistake about it, that’s precisely what this beast is. At first glance, the 18mm-thick Zephyrus looks more like an ultraportable design than a gaming laptop. (For reference, the Acer C720 11″ Chromebooks were 19mm thick.)