AMD’s new line of Ryzen 4000 7nm Renoir APUs goes to result in an explosion of purple crew notebooks and the Ryzen 7 4800HS is the chip on the beating coronary heart of Asus’ great-looking ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop computer. The Zen 2-based eight-core, 16-thread APU will pair up with an Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU to offer critical gaming efficiency in a svelte 14-inch kind issue.
Whereas the sensible little chassis appears to be like good as normal there may be the choice to funk it up just a bit bit extra. The particular version of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gives a precision minimize LED part on the laptop computer’s lid. However this isn’t simply the standard ROG bling that we’ve seen in 1,000,000 gaming notebooks earlier than, this can be a single-colour LED array which lets you show your individual pixel artwork gifs in your laptop computer. Should you’re not excited by that you then’ve acquired critical points with pleasure, my good friend.
There’s a particular lack of small kind issue gaming laptops available on the market, however Gigabyte’s Aero 15 has inspired producers to shift away from the standard 15-inch beasts. And Asus’ new Zephyrus G14 is smaller and lighter than the Gigabyte machine in each manner, and but nonetheless has a hell of lots of gaming energy on supply.
The Nvidia graphics card has lots to do with that gaming efficiency, however the brand new AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS chip, of the brand new Zen 2 Renoir APU household can’t be ignored. With the ROG Zephyrus G14 Asus teamed up with AMD to create an unique sequence of APUs tuned particularly for the machine’s smaller chassis design.
In keeping with Asus the G14 “makes use of a particular CPU that generates much less warmth, enabling an unprecedented degree of efficiency for such a compact chassis.” The eight cores have been tuned to maintain the thermal calls for down whereas nonetheless delivering on their 16-thread promise. We’ve had a very good look inside that chassis, on the cooling loops created for the brand new Zephyrus, and there’s not an entire lot of area in there.
It’s fortunate then that Asus has been ready to make use of the identical cooling followers within the G14 because it does within the bigger 15-inch fashions with their broader frames. Just like the Zenbook designs the Zephyrus G14 makes use of an analogous ErgoLift hinge, which each brings the keyboard as much as an angle extra appropriate for typing, and gives clearance beneath to enhance airflow.
The little gaming laptop computer additionally helps Sort-C charging too. That doesn’t simply imply you possibly can preserve your cellphone charged on the go, it additionally means you need to use a battery pack to prime up your pocket book for a little bit additional life away from the plug socket. The G14 additionally has a wise Home windows Hi there-compatible energy button that caches your fingerprint whenever you first power-on the machine so it could possibly learn it again to the OS when it will get round to booting.
I’m a giant fan of the brand new Zephyrus look. Ignoring the blazing LED show on the lid for a second, it’s a much more restrained look than lots of gaming laptops. The large ROG eyeball has been shifted apart in favour of a easy brand plate on the underside left of the lid and the easy define of the body is a far cry from overly angled Asus gaming machines of previous instances.
The brand new ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop computer shall be launched in March 2020, although we’re nonetheless ready on pricing to be confirmed for the wee machines. However we are able to’t wait to get our arms on one once more, after having the prototypes in our places of work late final 12 months, and once more at CES this 12 months.