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Best Buy is selling the Asus ROG Zephryus G14 with a Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, Radeon RX 6700S graphics, and a 14 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel, 120 Hz display for $1000, which is the best price to date for this laptop and probably the best deal you’re likely to find on any notebook with those specs anytime soon.
It’s a notebook I’ve been using as my primary work computer for about half a year, and while battery life is underwhelming, I’ve been very pleased with the level of performance this 3.6 pound laptop delivers. The webcam stinks though, so if that’s a a deciding factor you may want to look elsewhere, or at least invest in a USB webcam.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Acer Chromebook Spin 514 14″ convertible w/Ryzen 3 5125C/8GB/128GB for $299 – Best Buy
- Gateway 14″ laptop w/Core i7-1255U/8GB/512GB for $398 – Walmart
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano 13″ laptop w/Core i7-1160G7/16GB/512GB for $780 – Ant Online (via eBay)
- Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 120 HZ WQXGA 14″ gaming laptop w/Ryzen 9 6900HX/Radeon RX 6700S/16GB/1TB for $1000 – Best Buy
- RAVPower 30W 2-port USB wall charger for $10 – RAVPower (coupon: DED122)
- Anker PowerPort III 20W USB-C wall charger (2-pack) for $16 – Amazon
- Baseus 100W 4-port wall charger for $45 – Amazon (clip coupon & use code: XDB3RJRS)
- Nexpow 300W portable power station for $180 – Walmart
Downloads & Streaming
- Name your price for a bundle of PC games – Humble Best of Boomer Shooters Bundle
- 20 PC games free for Prime members – Amazon Gaming
- Save up to 50% on select movies & TV shows – Microsoft Store
- Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) for $70 – Amazon
- Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3 11″ 2-in-1 w/Snapdragon 7cGen2/8GB/12*GB for $305 – Lenovo (coupon: CBDUETDEAL)
- Apple Mac Mini w/M2/8GB/256GB for $500 – Amazon
Unless you’re rolling in fat wads of shekel there will be always be buyer’s remorse. This laptop will be considered proprietary junk and obsoleted within 3 years in order to make room for the next tsunami of proprietary future e-waste especially with the evolving form factors. It will change only if people refuse to buy the pigfeed.
Lack of upgradeability creates ewaste faster than anything else. Still, there are places to e-cycle so not all is lost. But creating devices with non-removeable batteries, soldered RAM, etc, really does not help the environment… I wonder when companies will finally get that.
This is exactly why I haven’t gotten rid of my older laptop yet. RAM, nvme, hdd, wifi, battery, all removeable and upgradeable, and should last me for years to come.
You must have not researched Zephyrus G14 at all. The RAM, SSD, Wifi adapter, and battery are all swappable.
And if you go up to the G15 or M16 models, there is even a 2nd M.2 slot for an additional SSD.
These laptops are designed to be opened and serviced/upgraded.
FYI, the RAM on this model is a little more complicated. It has 8GB of onboard memory plus a single SODIMM slot that’s pre-populated with an 8GB stick.
That means it tops out at 24GB of total memory (if you replace the 8GB stick with a 16GB SODIMM).
I was replying in general to the above poster. No, I haven’t researched this laptop.
But it is sad that more and more manufacturers are moving toward onboard everything.
Less future proof = more e-waste, and that was the point I was making.
Indeed, that has been the trend lately. Most laptop customers these days value style and slim designs more than repairability, and upgradability.
Lately I’ve found that Gaming Laptops are the best choice for people that want this flexibility.
The Framework laptop is a cool concept, I would definitely consider it if I didn’t want a GPU.
I actually almost bought that laptop last month, but I decided to wait another 1-2 months to see what options appear for laptops with 4060 GPUs.
However, I’m pretty certain I won’t find a laptop with a similar build quality, display panel, or battery life. The Zephryus G14 is probably one of the best all around laptops in this gaming laptop price segment.
So far, the options for a 4060 all have pretty large compromises to reach their price points. Some of them have terrible screens, or other sub-par components.
I will say, I’ve barely done any gaming on this laptop. But the Ryzen 9 6900HX is a really nice step up from the Core i7-9750H in my old laptop in terms of both performance and efficiency. This thing is way faster, but the fans spin up a lot less often (and they make less noise when they do).
The combination of performance and efficiency is something that has been attracting me to the AMD Advantage thing.
I’d definitely buy this laptop right now if there was a similar deal available in Canada.