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.
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.