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The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop has earned a reputation in recent years for striking a good balance between performance and portability, and the 2022 edition kicks things up a few notches thanks to the move to AMD Ryzen 6000 series processor and Radeon RX 6000 series discrete graphics. Asus has also finally added a webcam.
First announced during the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the new Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) gaming laptop is now available in the US for $1650 and up.
The notebook features a 14 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel IPS LCD display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time and Dolby Vision HDR support. There are four speakers, 3 microphones, and a 720p IR webcam with support for Windows Hello face recognition.
Asus offers several different configurations of the ROG Zephyrus G14, including models with AMD Radeon RX 6700S or 6800S graphics, but each model has a Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and at least 16GB of RAM and 1TB of solid state storage.
At launch, it looks like only a few stores are carrying the laptop, but here are some of the first models I’ve found available for purchase:
- Ryzen 9 6900HS/Radeon RX 6700S/16GB/1TB for $1650 – Best Buy
- Ryzen 9 6900HS/Radeon RX 6800S/16GB/1TB for $1900 – Best Buy
- Ryzen 9 6900HS/Radeon RX 6700S/customizable with up to 40GB RAM/8TB storage – Newegg (or HID Evolution)
I’d expect additional retailers (and possibly additional configurations) to be announced in the coming months.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) is powered by a 76 Wh battery and supports a 240W AC adapter or 100W USB Type-C adapter.
Some models also have what Asus calls an AniMe Matrix lid, which features a grid of hundreds of tiny LED lights that can be used to display text, graphics, or animations on the lid. Models without that feature weigh 1.65 kilograms (3.64 pounds) and measure 18.5mm (0.73 inches) thick, while models with the LED light grid are 1.72 kg (3.79 pounds) and 19.5mm (0.77″).
Ports on all models include:
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
- 1 x HDMI 2.0b
- 1 x 3.5mm audio
- 1 x microSD card reader
Other features include a backlit keyboard with RGB lighting, support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, DDR5-4800 memory (8GB or 16GB onboard plus a SODIMM slot for expansion), and an M.2 2280 slot for PCIe 4.0 SSDs.
Those prices tho, I understand, chip shortages as well as current war induced inflation adds to it, but when you compare their 2020 and 2021 models, its simply eye watering.
I do get that its an upgraded model with some good features added etc, but if theres no standart 4k touch or OLED option for that starting price, then I wonder, whos gonna buy one when there are others on the market, that can be had for cheaper, even if they dont pack such a punch in such compact size but they cost less.
The recent inflation has been caused by the world governments printing money to buy stuff, like stimulus packages and bailouts to try and keep the economy from collapsing without actually forcing banks to forgive and expunge debts, on top of the chaos caused by the restrictions on movement and operation they made in a pathetic and embarrassing attempt to stop a virus from spreading because they didn’t have a clue just how complex the supply chain is.
Not that the sanctions have helped any, but we’d be seeing a similar pattern right now war or no war as the debt created by printing money requires printing more money to keep making payments on.
This is something of an oversimplification, but point is…it started earlier than this year.
Ryzen more like Fryzen🤣🤣🤣🤣
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