Thinking of a gaming laptop brand, Asus is one of the best gaming brands that have been in the market with its high-performance gaming laptops and affordable price. One of Asus’s recent launch and hyped gaming laptops under $1000 is the Asus Zephyrus G14. This laptop is not exactly a Gaming Laptop but a Gaming Notebook with its compact 14-inch screen and just 3.64 lbs of weight.
Asus Zephyrus First Impressions:
The Asus Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop is one of the best gaming laptops considering the point that no other 14-inch laptop has come up with such powered performance and high graphics card. Looking at the Asus Gaming Laptop, the thin bezels, strong and sturdy body, 14- inch chassis gives it a classic premium looking laptop but sure is a gaming laptop under that premium looking hood. The Anime Matrix display on the Asus Zephyrus G14 is quite an attention catcher and also has developed really well. Overall, at the price point of $1000, you will be getting quite good looking and beasty performance laptop in a small packet.
Asus Zephyrus G14 Features and Specifications-
Asus launched the Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop in various versions with a starting price at $1000 with AMD Ryzen 7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphic to $2000 with AMD Ryzen 9 processor and with Nvidia GeForce GTX 2060 graphic card. Based on the money you decide to invest in the gaming laptop, you will be getting a 1920 x 1080 Full HD Widescreen LED display with a 60 Hz refresh rate to 2560 x 1440 QHD display with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
The Asus Zephyrus G14 Gaming laptop comes with an AMD 4th Generation Ryzen 7 4800H processor with a base speed or clock speed of 2.9 GigaHertz. The AMD Ryzen 7 is very well suited for Gaming and Heavy software application with 8 cores and 16 threads for ultimate performance. Since the graphic processor is Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, the Nvidia discrete GPU shows that the Ryzen 7 4800H performs 13% better than Intel Core i7-10875H with the same GPU and power consumption found in various tests.
The G14 is equipped with 512 Solid State Drive (PCIe) that stores the files faster with quicker input/output processing. With advanced communication power and the amount of storage, the 512 GB SSD is a great choice for Gaming Applications, heavy software, multiple servers, and so on. Complimented with 8 GB of DDR4 SDRAM with system memory RAM speed of 3200 megahertz and 8 megabytes of Cache Memory, the Asus Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop will be performing without any lag.
The 14-inch display of the Asus Zephyrus G14 Gaming laptop is a Full HD Widescreen LED 1920 x 1080 resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate. The 14-inch LED display has impressive colors, viewing angles, and screen brightness up to 250 nits improving battery life considerably. The battery in Asus Zephyrus G14 is equipped with a Lithium Polymer battery having 10 hours of battery backup on average usage.
The keyboard on G14 is as expected on a 14-inch gaming laptop, keys are well spaced, the keypress distance is well maintained, and keys feel smooth and soft (not squishy). If you are used to the traditional T shaped arrow keys then you will be quick to adapt to the Zephyrus G14 keyboard. The Zephyrus G14 keyboard has a special key for Game Performance boasting that basically increases the fan speed for efficient cooling but also makes a little noise after a longer period of usage.
The G14 Gaming laptop lifts a little while using that gets a breathing room for the laptop that compliments the cooling features of Zephyrus G14.
For the Ports, the Asus has not skimmed on any ports and has provided multiple ports and you will be hardly needing any external multiple ports to pin for your requirements. The Zephyrus G14 has an Audio jack, 4 USB ports in total, 1 USB type C charging port, 1 HDMI output, 1 DisplayPort output, and 2 USB 3.2 Type C ports. Although the Zephyrus G14 does not have any built-in CD/DVD drive.
The Zephyrus G14 laptop weighs only 3.64 lbs or 1.65 kilograms and measures 0.7 inches thick making it ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability. With the size and weight of the G14, it is a suitable and highly recommended Gaming laptop for people who travel and want to have a compact laptop on which they can enjoy gaming as well.
What do You get in the Box?
In the box, you will be getting the Zephyrus Gaming laptop and a power adaptor. The other accessories like Gaming Mouse, Gaming Keyboard is not included but can be added in the cart as a gift with a high discount on it if you purchase it online.
In our experience of research, you will get the maximum offers and discounts at BestBuy shops. Currently, at the time of writing this article, there are two free accessories you will be getting for purchasing the Zephyrus G14 Laptop at Bestbuy-
1) Webroot Internet Security with Antivirus (3 Devices) (6-Month Subscription) – Mac, Windows [Digital]
2) 2020 CQ3 AMD RYZEN GAME BUNDLE- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla [Digital]
Considering the prices of both the free gifts you will be purchasing, the effective Price of Asus Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop will be less than $1000.
Our Final Verdict-
The Asus Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop is one of the best compact laptops for gaming that you can purchase with a considerably cheaper price and extra offers. If you are in search of a compact gaming laptops, will be okay with a 14-inch display, and can spend $29 for an external camera, then we would highly recommend this Gaming Laptop /Gaming Notebook.
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